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5 Staple Tools You Need For Any DIY Project

5 Staple Tools You Need For Any DIY Project | Gabriel Building Supply. Image of DIY tools laid on a wooden table. Pliers, wrench, hammer, vise grip, cutter.

Fall is the perfect time for DIY projects. From beautiful decorations to practical shelves and furniture, there's a wide range of projects to fill our more relaxed weekends.

With the right tools, that is. The truth is DIY is 10% imagination, 15% labor, and 75% finding the right tools.

Whether you're a DIY fanatic or just a learning beginner, ensure your arsenal is full of the right tools for the job. Here are five pieces of equipment you need to get started.

1. Personal Protection Equipment

Before you sit down to do a DIY project, be sure you're protecting yourself and those you love with the right PPE!

A pair of thick gloves and eye protection are the most essential. You may also want to pick up heavy boots and facial masks to limit your exposure to sawdust and other particles.

2. Basic Tool Kit

A pre-made toolbox from your local hardware store is the perfect way to get started with home DIY. Fortunately, at Gabriel Building Supply, we sell basic tool kits with the following:

  • Hammers
  • Wrenches
  • Measuring tapes
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • And more!

Just call our Amite or Ponchatoula locations to see what we have in stock.

3. Power Tools

Why do all the work by hand when power tools could do it faster? The best options for your home include:

  • Power drills for connecting boards or materials fast
  • Hammer drills to save your thumbs and fingers
  • Belt sanders to instantly smooth down wood

Simply pick and choose the most useful options, then upgrade from there!

4. Cutting Tools

You'll need to cut through paper, wood, or even carpet from time to time. Make sure you have the tools to get the job done! Primaries include:

  • Hand saws
  • Circular saws
  • Miter saws

You may also want to purchase a retractable blade or a pair of utility scissors.

5. A Workbench

Acquiring your tools is a step in the right direction, but you'll need to give them a place—preferably one that doesn't take up counter space!

A DIY workbench is a perfect addition to your basement, garage, or outbuilding. Store all your tools within a drawer or hanging rack, then streamline your project from beginning to end!

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Gabriel Building Supply has served Louisiana locals for 90+ years with the tools they need to get work done. Get an estimate to get started, or visit us in person to shop for your next big project!

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