February 7, 2023

Important Tools To Not Cheap Out On

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Whether you’re getting tools for the first time or you’re a seasoned professional who has been using tools for years, there are some things you just don’t want to go cheap on. When you’re doing handy work, either professional or DIY, you’re only as good as your worst tool. Though they can be a bit expensive, investing in your tools for the long term comes with a lot of benefits. We’ll show you a few important tools to not cheap out on, so you can keep using them for a long time.


A good set of wrenches should last you for quite some time. Unfortunately, there are a lot of very cheap wrenches on the market that won’t hold up under continual use, especially for larger projects. If you build a lot, you owe it to yourself to buy something better than low-grade steel wrenches. Pick up a nice chromium-vanadium alloy wrench and it’ll last you a long while before needing to be replaced.

Drills and Drills Bits

A very useful tool for a multitude of carpentry tasks, a drill will be a constant companion for both the professional and the DIYer. Spend a little extra on your drill, preferably one with a long-lasting battery and not a corded one for more versatility. The bits for your drill are also extremely important; you don’t want them breaking and flying back at you if you work them too hard.

Saw Blades

Saw blades come in numerous types, including the extra fancy diamond-tipped saw blades for truly tough jobs. Make sure you get the right one for your projects. A saw blade is another tool that goes through a lot of stress as you work with it; replacing it over and over can get more expensive in the long run compared to just buying a nice, long-lasting blade.

Safety Gear

While obviously not a hand tool, of all the important tools to not cheap out on, you really can’t afford to look these over. There’s a whole host of safety equipment that will save you from serious injury and harm which you don’t want to go without:

  • Dust masks for air particulates
  • Gloves for sawing and cutting
  • Goggles to protect your eyes from stray bits
  • Respirators for harmful vapors
  • Earmuffs for especially loud tools

Tools like these will save you a lot of stress and problems later on, so make sure you buy quality versions of all your safety gear.

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