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Old 12-31-2012, 07:09 PM   #16
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start out simple,,
1)hammer
2) tape measure
3) multi tip screwdriver
4) adjustable wrench or vise grip
5)common sense
To bad the box stores are "out of stock" of #5.

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kwik. #5 was replaced by lawyers 30 years ago.... sad but true
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or you can just implement my husbands rule......

"2 Tools for every job and the 2 tools are not necessarily required for the said job"

....as she looks around at all the tools if you can't beat em then join em...I started growing my own set of tools.

I can't really speak to power tools because I grew up with them so pretty much always had what we needed but for the non power category.

Good tape measure (and if you are like me you need a few of them because they keep walking - apparently mine are "better" because they are newer)
Good set of screwdrivers
Good set of pliers
Hammer
And most important....A bloody good level.

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If I could only really have 5 tools (which is a ridiculous premise anyway) I wouldn't have one of these, but of the tools that I find most useful besides the obvious hammer and screwdriver, I gotta mention the impact driver. Once you've used one of these, you'll never want a drill/driver again for the things the impact driver is good at.
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If I could only really have 5 tools (which is a ridiculous premise anyway) I wouldn't have one of these, but of the tools that I find most useful besides the obvious hammer and screwdriver, I gotta mention the impact driver. Once you've used one of these, you'll never want a drill/driver again for the things the impact driver is good at.
But also be aware there are some things an impact driver sucks at
such as hanging drywall-tends to sink screws to deep and tears paper
mixing things such as paint or grout or hot mud
driving small screws- tends to overdrive them
drilling holes.
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But also be aware there are some things an impact driver sucks at
such as hanging drywall-tends to sink screws to deep and tears paper
mixing things such as paint or grout or hot mud
driving small screws- tends to overdrive them
drilling holes.
Absolutely. Note I said "the things it's good at". But if you've got to drive long-ish screws into wood, like putting in structural screws for studs and joists, or putting down subfloor, or decking, it's just great. What it's doing mechanically is just so much better than what a regular drill/driver is doing that you get easy-as-pie driving (easier on the hands and arms), easier on the battery (longer between charges, works better on a low charge), and faster jobs.
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if your using a impact to hang drywall there are dimpler tips you can get from dewalt.. a 3 pack runs $6.. i use them all the time and they work perfect
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if your using a impact to hang drywall there are dimpler tips you can get from dewalt.. a 3 pack runs $6.. i use them all the time and they work perfect
A 6-pack cost me about $7....but I find my work looks worse and worse after each one.....after I've finished the 6-pack.....I'm pretty much done for the night.....
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A 6-pack cost me about $7....but I find my work looks worse and worse after each one.....after I've finished the 6-pack.....I'm pretty much done for the night.....
im talking about dimpler tips. not beer.. if your drinking while working of course your works going to look terrible. and you risk injuring yourself

not to mention id hate to see what kind of crap beer your buying a 6 pack for at $7,.. budweiser?
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1. Good cordless drill driver - fer drillin' stuff
2. Framing hammer - fer poundin' stuff
3. Circular saw - fer cuttin' stuff
4. Tape Measure - fer measurin' stuff
5. A good pair of Channel Locks - fer twistin' stuff

You can get pretty much anything done with these five.
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1. Good cordless drill driver - fer drillin' stuff
Maybe we could count as one tool nowadays a drill/driver and impact driver set, that comes with a battery and charger. There are quite a few of these out there, and without getting into a discussion of which are best, let's just say that they are worlds ahead of what we had 30-40 years ago.
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#1 band-aids
#2 antibacterial cream
#3 snacks
#4 cold beer
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#1 band-aids
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Love it...and the most useful tools for me when I moved into my house (didn't have any power tools at all) were the following:

-compound miter saw: chopping 2x4's, molding of all types (base/crown/quarter round), and just chopping dog bones in half for my Lab
-cordless drill: something always needs to be screwed, removed, or holes need to be drilled
-circular saw: always found things to rip
-orbital sander: removal, prep, finishing...nice tool to have
-credit card: to get all the other things you need or think you need
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Woodworkbykirk's list is by far the best start. But you can do what my brother in law does....everytime he does a project he miraculously needs a new tool....and his wife just says "ok honey" Can anyone tel me why a homeowner needs 12 cordless drills, 3 chop saws, 2 table saws, 3 cordless circular saws, 4 corded circular saws, 3 reciprocal saws, (one cordless) two Dremels, 4 routers.......you get the picture. I'm a tool guy also, but I don't buy a new drill for each project.
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Woodworkbykirk's list is by far the best start. But you can do what my brother in law does....everytime he does a project he miraculously needs a new tool....and his wife just says "ok honey" Can anyone tel me why a homeowner needs 12 cordless drills, 3 chop saws, 2 table saws, 3 cordless circular saws, 4 corded circular saws, 3 reciprocal saws, (one cordless) two Dremels, 4 routers.......you get the picture. I'm a tool guy also, but I don't buy a new drill for each project.
It's nice to have multiple routers. I got the big fixed base milwaukee 5625 in the table. I have the bosch 1617 plunge/fixed base kit and a bosch 1618evs d handle. I'd like one of the new mini/trim fixed base/plunge kits. I thought woodbykirk was a contractor. I'm a homeowner with a lot of drills! LOL

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