One thing that a lot of Middle Class Moms and Dads have to contend with are minor repairs and DIY projects around the house.
I’ve built a deck, stained concrete floors, fixed holes in sheetrock, and replaced countless faucets and electrical fixtures.
Thus, while far from a pro, I’m in a great position to recommend some awesome tools that belong in the tool chest of almost anyone.
BEST CORDED DRILL
Cordless drills are awesome, but let’s face it. They don’t always have the power we need for certain jobs or sometimes the battery dies in the middle of a project.
Thus, when you need something really reliable, there’s no better corded drill under $100 than the Dewalt DWD115K.
It’s an Amazon’s Choice product with hundreds of awesome reviews and free shipping.
Keyless chuck means no fumbling to find the chuck. Variable speed means just the right power for your project with no danger of stripping or over-tightening. “Versatile enough for common around-the-home tasks and light, job-site work.”
Check out the Dewalt DWD115K (click to check current prices on Amazon) and see if this might just be your next (and last) drill!
BEST CIRCULAR SAW
If you ever do anything with wood, a circular saw is indispensible. Whether it’s cutting 2×4’s for a small project like a deck or tree house, or something bigger, a circular saw is a must.
Like the drill I mentioned above, Dewalt also makes an outstanding circular saw for right around $100.
It’s also an Amazon’s Choice product with hundreds of awesome reviews and free shipping.
With its powerful 15 amp motor, it “is designed to be one of the lightest and well balanced saw in its class at only 8.8 pounds, with an electric brake that stops the blade after the trigger is released.”
Check out the Dewalt DWE575SB (click to check current prices on Amazon) and see if this might just be your next (and last) saw!
BEST TABLE SAW
If I only had the budget for 1 saw, no question I would get the circular saw I mentioned above. However, if you budget allows and/or you do a lot of wood working projects, then a table saw is a must also.
The circular saw is great for taking with you to small jobs or making big cuts where precision isn’t a top priority. The table saw, by comparison, is essential for smaller more precise cuts.
Dewalt makes the highest rated table saw on all of Amazon.
It’s also an Amazon’s Choice product with almost 1000 awesome reviews and free Prime shipping.
The most portable saw in its class with a 15 Amp motor which quickly rips through hardwoods with ease.
Check out the Dewalt DW745 (click to see current prices on Amazon) and see just how many different projects this can help you with!
It goes without saying that you’re going to need a hammer.
Hammers are inexpensive tools; so, make sure you get a great one. One with better grips causes less strain on your hand and wrist.
The Estwing Hammer is an Amazon’s Choice product with hundreds of near-perfect reviews. At well under 30 bucks and free Prime shipping, it’s a no-brainer.
Check out the Estwing Hammer (click to see current prices on Amazon) and see just how many different projects this can help you with!