Every guide to homeowners’ DIY will often start with a list of items you should have in your toolbox. This often includes the classics, like hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, electrical tape, spirit levels, nails and screws, and whatever power tools you find appropriate.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong or incorrect about that kind of guide. However, it’s hardly complete, and it’s not hard to see why – no blog author can pre-empt every single tool you might need for your specific job unless they’re writing an article specifically about that task.
For this reason, it’s worth lending some space to the less-considered DIY tools and equipment that can help you with everyday jobs. This way, once you’ve sorted and are familiar with your toolbox, you can think of better solutions for your home kit.
Hopefully, this can help you avoid constant visits and revisits to the DIY store. Without further ado, let’s consider some of the tangential, parallel, or supplemental tools and equipment you may keep as part of your DIY strategy.
Enclosures & Shielding
Just as you’d have nuts and bolts at the ready, it’s good to have the supporting equipment that helps format the upcoming job you’re planning to work on. For instance, din rail enclosures can help protect exterior power sources from being affected by the weather, or can better ensure safety within your HVAC or ventilation system.
In addition, some shielding or insulation applications can also ensure your DIY efforts are protected and properly encased, thus sustaining their condition over time more easily.
Precision Measuring Tools
Precision measures tools of course involve tape measures. You can also invest in a good laser pointer to help you estimate longer distances, depth gauges to help you get better reference points for woodwork, levels to ensure the level placement of stable surfaces, and even string or ropes where appropriate.
Laser Tape Measure
Soldering Iron Kit
This can help you ensure your DIY is always formatted correctly, to the correct ratios, and that the adage of “measure twice, cut once” always applies to your work. You’d be surprised just how much better at DIY you can become when you measure well.
Learning To Solder
Learning to solder with a soldering kit can be a basic skill to get right, but opens up so much in your DIY efforts that it’s amazing how little such a utility is spoken of. This can help you reconnect broken wires and cable connections, implement helpful electronics repair, and even assemble circuit boards for your home projects.
Learning how to solder safely is also a helpful skill to learn, enabling you to practice precision in everything you do. Moreover, soldering kits are often very cheap to purchase online, and with a reliable unit, you can work on hundreds of projects anew.
With this advice, you’re sure to fill out the parallel and supplemental measures of home DIY, making sure you truly have the equipment to take care of any basic task you’re interested in. From there, you can feel even more familiar with your household, and shape it to your preferences.