The 8 Most Important Hand Tools for every Homestead: (This list is NOT COMPLETE; we just listed the most important and often-used):
Our 6 Favorite Power Tools for sale you shouldn't be without:
Hammer: 16oz Steel OR 10 oz titanium
Do you need a steel or titanium hammer? That's easy. How often do you use a hammer? Once or twice a month or 3-5 times weekly?
If you rarely use a hammer, then go for a good quality steel hammer (16 oz); save the bucks. But if you find yourself hammering on a regular basis, spring for the titanium, which costs about 4 times as much.
A 10 oz titanium hammer has the same driving power as a 16 oz steel hammer! Less weight= less fatigue.
A titanium is proven to deliver less vibration, less recoil and less shock to the arm. Your body will thank you later for using a titanium hammer now.
Stanley 51-163 16-Ounce FatMax Steel Hammer
Stiletto FH10-C 10-Ounce Titanium Hammer
6-in-1 Multi-head Screwdriver
Craftsman 5-piece Pliers Set
Stanley 16' FatMax Tape Rule with Blade Armor
Stanley Retractable Utility Knife (Box Cutter), 2-Pack
Stanley 24-Inch I-Beam Level
Swanson Combination square & speed square combo
Dewalt 5-in-1 Hacksaw
One day my mechanic buddy Chuck from Jersey told me I had to get some "Gorilla Gloves". We used to be partners in an auto repair shop, so I trust his judgement.
I immediately ordered a pair. Love them! Highly recommend!
So what are they, exactly?
Well, they look like this, and they're:
So they are a great alternative to heavy work gloves for a job requiring good dexterity but you want some protection from dirt, grease, minor cuts and scrapes.
I keep a pair of these in my back pocket and use them almost daily.
Try Gorilla Gloves, you'll love them too...
Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip Gloves (5-Pack Large size)
And now our 6 favorite Power Tools for sale you shouldn't be without:
Cordless 18-volt lithium-ion cordless drill
(we also feature this incredible tool here.)
Dewalt Titanium Drill Set, 21-piece
Vacmaster 4 Gallon Wet/Dry Floor Vacuum
Skil 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Laser Guide
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Reciprocating saw (Sawzall-type)- corded
Gotta have a Sawzall!
Although we also recommend a cordless recipro saw on our Ryobi Tool page, we think every serious workshop should have a full-powered electric Sawzall.
You can't beat the versatility and power of a corded reciprocating saw when faced with a tough cutting job!
Watch a sawzall in action in the video below.
Note: We actually have an older model (Makita JR3000VT); the saw featured below is the newer, equivalent model.
Makita JR3050TZ Corded Reciprocating Saw
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Watch this quick video showing our Makita Sawzall and Chop Saw featured below, in action:
Makita 14-Inch Portable Cut-Off Saw
We keep ours set up on a metal bench. It's a pleasure to have one of these versatile saws ready to use in just a moment.
5" Random Orbital Sander-corded
3/8" Tite-Reach Extension Wrench