Last year, I wrote up an article ‘Tools for a Cool Yule’ with a list of the the tools I consider important for my own DIY projects. Now that this year is coming to a close, and some of you may be thinking of adding a few tools to your holiday list, here’s a revised list of a few I consider essential.
Those of you just beginning to dip your toes into the DIY pool might consider a few of these handy dandy tools to add to your growing collection. This list is not exhaustive, nor is this list anything near what a professional might possess. These are just my personal favorites and the tools I frequently use. Oh, and if you like the word "Dremel” you’ll love the giveaway at the end!
Cordless Drill/Driver & Drill Bit Set
I have a DeWalt just like this one. They are expensive, but worth it. I use this for everything, from removing seat cushions to assembling furniture to drilling pilot holes with drill bits. Cordless, powerful, wonderful ! I couldn’t live without it.
Measuring Tape and Level
Essential for everything from hanging pictures and art, to more advanced projects like installing molding, trim and wainscoting.