Hi everybody I think I would rank myself as a medium small investor I've done a few flips and have if you renters and of actively pursuing the expansion of my portfolio.
I was trying to think of ways that I could add value to people and one of the ways that I thought I could was to share tools that I most use.
the first thing that I absolutely love and I don't think enough people I know about is called a quarter round cutting tool. When I put in a new floor most of the time I have to measure my quarter round get up go to a chop saw that is outside make my cut and then come back inside without banging the walls and then if I need to make any more adjustments I have to go back outside this takes up a lot of time with this tool I can just sit on the floor with a bundle quarter round and Scoot around and chop as I go it's extreme Improvement when it comes to time and your knees.
Is the name of a similar to wall that I use copied and pasted directly from Amazon.DUEBEL Miter Shear with Angle Cutting Plate 0 22.5 45 Degree Quarter Round Cutting Tool Angular Cutting of Moulding and Trim, Balsa Wood Cutter Hand Tools Trunking Shear 1 Extra Blade (miter shear)
A impact driver If I didn't have my traditional drill it wouldn't be that big of a deal, I rarely use it. My driver can do everything and more that my drill can. Have a impact driver I would highly recommend having it there smaller lighter are once you start using it you'd be surprised how you ever went along without it.
A big and small Vise grip channel locks I use my channel locks all the time. they are always on my belt whether I need them or not. I can use them for plumbing electrical work sheet metal work or just holding something that my hands aren't strong enough to hold. channel locks are a must-have. if you can't think of a use for them just have them and you'll find one.
my favorite Screwdriver is a Milwaukee Multi-Bit Screwdriver, Tip Size #1, #10, #15, #2, 1/4 in, 3/16. It has a variety of bits in it that are useful but the thing that I consistently love is the fact that you can change tips super easily and if you need a bolt/nut in an electrical box or other places remove a tip and the hole that the tip was in will fit the bolt you're working on. A lot of the nuts and bolts are standardized sizes.
A voltage detector pen. one of the things that can spruce up a property is new cover plates and outlets/switches. they're usually pretty cheap at $0.60 a piece or less but it's always nice to make sure that the electricity is off if you're working with other people that need the electricity on or if there's a bunch of rabbit ears you can determine which one is the feed wire by testing with your trusty pen.
A PEX crimping tool when I first bought it I was reluctant to spend $60 or $80 on this tool but it has been totally worth it. when it comes to connecting PEX pipe to sinks or anything I prefer using this because it is super fast and easy compared to PVC cheaper, faster, and easier than working with copper.
Rubber gloves and a good caulk gun. spend the extra 10 or 15 bucks on a good caulk gun there's been so many times I've ruined a tube of caulk or ruined the gun itself and it is just so much nicer to have a good caulk gun you'd be surprised.
Everything else is really just personal preference, I guess.
but let me know what your favorite tools are!!
Daniel, Great tip on the miter shears. I have never seen those before. One tool I think I couldn't live without is of course an oscillating saw. One tool that I used this week that I don't use a lot but that was super helpful was a kit that I put together for resetting toilets. It has 2 deep sockets in it that fit the 2 standard size Johnny bolts as well as the tank to toilet bolts. These sockets fit on an extension that I use with my impact drill to pull and reset toilets. I think those shears will be my next purchase.
@Daniel Devin Jewell this is a good post. I have seen the miter sheer cutter before, but don't have one. I like the idea of how you use this tool for cutting quarter round.
I like the tool below for cutting small pieces of wood similar to the quarter round as well as for cutting PEX or anything else. The main reason I bought this tool was for the easy replacement and cost effectiveness of razor blades as the knife. I can see the advantage of sheer cutting tool with the multiple angles, I think I will add these to my tool bag.
I also recently bought the below wet/dry vacuum, the tool has the capability to be 120V or be battery powered if power isn't available. This tool is not a replacement for a large wet/dry vacuum, but for smaller projects the vacuum is ideal.
Lastly the laser measure below is a great tool if you want to make quick measurements and it is not critical down to 1/16. The laser is really accurate down to an 1/8 or 1/16 depending on how far away you are. The tool is great for ceilings and for long distances.
No clue how but my pin nailer has made its way into my heart. It’s a great tool for tiny trim work and helps attach all sorts of thin sheeting. At a 23 gauge it also makes holes you can barely see on white and totally invisible on darker materials. I got a deal on a cordless Makita and I use it almost weekly.
But my favorite tool by a long shot is the Klein 11-in-1 screwdriver. It comes philips, flat head, and bolt sizes and can cover a wide range of applications. I use that tool almost daily.
Also I agree with the above comments about an oscillating tool, this is totally essential.
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