Home improvement is only made possible if you have the correct tools for the task. These tools should always be readily available at your home. In turn, this will allow you to carry out improvement tasks every time you may need to.
What are Some Home Improvement Tools that You Must Have?
There are a couple of tools which are always used for almost every single home improvement task. These tools are used to measure, cut, and hold materials during the work. These tools include the following:
1. Speed Square
A speed square is an essential tool in marking cut lines, laying angles for the designation of rafter and stairs, and also guiding you as you cut using a circular saw. Such tasks are always present during home improvement projects.
2. Miter Saw
The miter saw is used to cut trim and for many other tasks involving woodwork. It is used to cut the right sizes of woods to repair some parts of the house. At the same time, the saw can be used to reduce the size of wood to fit different parts.
3. Tape Measure
Almost every task in home improvement will need you to measure distances with its linear measurement markings. It is used to quantify an object’s size or in marking distance between two or more objects. Tape measure allows you to determine the size of materials required for different tasks.
4. A set of Screwdrivers
Most devices, appliances, and house parts at home are assembled using screws. Therefore, while repairing and/or improving these parts, you may need a set of screwdrivers. This will enable you to open and close screws of different sizes without straining. It will also prevent you from using other tools such as knives and nails to operate screws.
A flashlight takes care of any chances of power outage during home improvement tasks. You may be operating a circuit or a fuse only to have it run short or get ruined. Thus, a flashlight will help you to accomplish the task even in absence of power.
6. Set of Pliers
Pliers are essential in holding objects firmly during cutting or tightening. Pliers are mainly used to hold bolts while tightening the nuts. They can also be used to make a tooth during metal or wood works or for bending pieces of metal.
While plastering walls or leveling surfaces, a level provides a baseline under which you can easily determine whether you have done a good job or not. Use of eyesight may not be reliable especially if you lack in on experience.
A hammer can be sued for various functions during home improvement such as: pounding nails, pulling nails from woods or other surfaces, and tapping woods or other objects into the required positions.
9. Power Drill
A power drill is easier to use than the normal drill which requires you to operate using hand. It can be used to make holes to fit screws, nails, and or object pieces can be inserted.
10. Pressure Washer
A pressure washer is a power tool you can always find a way to use around you home. From cleaning the porch to preparing old furniture for doing some painting to using it to clean the car. There are so many benefits to a pressure washer that it is a must have in your arsenal of tools in your garage.
11. Air Compressor
Air compressors are used in manufacturing and also in other industries. The industries in which these compressors are used vary and the types of compressors needed for the different industries also vary. Uses vary from small business activates such as airbrush painting to paintball. They are also used in showbiz in snow machines. Divers also use air compressors since the air they take with them to breath under water is usually compressed. There are several types of air compressors in the market today. The different types are suitable for different applications.
The following are the types of air compressors in use today.
These compressors are positive displacement. The pressure of air in them is increased, not by increasing the quantity of air but by decreasing its volume. The chamber which holds air inside the compressor is cylindrical in shape. The volume of the air in the cylindrical chamber is reduced using a piston.
Under this category, there are single stage and two stage reciprocating compressors which are available for commercial use in the market. The single stage compressors work best for pressure ranging between 70psig and 100psig. Its two-stage counterpart is normally used for pressures ranging between 100psig and 250psig.
There are two categories of reciprocating air compressors. Single acting and double acting. Single acting compressors are the ones in which compressing is achieved using only one side of the piston while double acting are the ones where compressing is achieved using both sides of the piston.
These compressors are also fall under the positive displacement category. The most common of these uses screw air compressors. These compressors have rotors that compress the air inside a casing that holds the air. Rotary screw air compressors are cooled using oil. The oil cools the compressor from inside. Since the inside is where the real work goes on, the cooled rotary screw compressor is ideal to continue working for long hours without experiencing disruptively high operating temperatures.
There is a different variety of air compressors that is oil free. Its rotary screws use air ends for compression. There is also water cooled compressors in this category. The water and air cooled rotary screw compressors help to ensure that work gets done in case there is need for oil free air.
This is also known as vane rotary air compressors. It has a fixed casing; it also has a rotor disk. The rotor disks are held together to confine their movement on the inside. These rotating discs move from the inside of the casing moving outside. The result of this is that a lot of air is trapped in the casing.
This air compressor consists of two connected lobe rotors. The connected lobes form a cavity in the casing in which they are mounted. Where the cavity is largest is where the air is gathered and compressed. The compression occurs when the lobes rotate. Their rotation reduces the space in the cavity increasing pressure on the air in the cavity. The rotors are mounted on a casing. The lobe rotors are driven by gears
Home improvement task is a full-time job. However, this task normally rewards with no any regrets. It increases the value of your home making it to go with better sales than before. Therefore, you may need to have all the tools that will keep you ready for the task all the time.