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Tools DIYers Should Splurge On in the New Year

Tools that DIYers should splurge on in the New Year

The new year is here, which brings with it an atmosphere of change, new possibilities, and for the DIYer or homeowner: new projects! It's a great time to start that project you've been putting off, and just imagine how you'll feel once it's completed! If you're planning on spending lots of weekends doing DIY projects, you'll want to invest in some high-quality tools that will save you time when completing your project.

Below is our list of the best tools DIYers should splurge on this year:

Miter saw

This is your tool whether you're installing crown molding, adding hardwood floors, or cutting PVC pipe (basically any time you need to cut at a particular angle). A Miter saw will help you line up the cut as precisely as needed and make many cuts in a short period of time.


You may try to convince yourself to use a Shop-Vac as your primary vacuum once you see how it sucks up things like concrete, brick dust, wood, water, and–dare we say– Legos! No worries if you get wood chips all over your workspace after a project. Bust out this thing and the area will be spick and span in just a few minutes.

Extension cords

This deserves a spot on the splurge list because it's important for any DIYer to invest in a variety of quality extension cords with different ratings, lengths, and uses. Having the wrong type or a cord, or one that's too short can really drain project time. That's why it's a good idea to have a few high-quality extension cords at your disposal. You'll also want to invest in a way to store them so that they stay separated. Having 15 tangled up cords in a pile doesn't help anyone.

Anchor and screw set

You'll inevitably end up with a collection of screws after completing a few projects, but you'll want a small set to get started. Also, don't forget to have a container to easily organize them.

Toolbox or bag

A DIYer is only as good as his or her tools, and this will help you keep them organized. Imagine the time you'll save when you don't have to dig through a huge pile of unorganized wrenches on your workbench to find the one you need. Plus, the mobility factor is a huge plus. No need to travel back to your workspace every time you need a tool—keep the ones you use the most with you.

Our team at Gabriel Building Supply is here to help you complete all your DIY projects. Visit our stores in Amite or Ponchatoula, Louisiana to get the tools you need to get the job done!

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