For first time and seasoned home owners alike, we get questions about the tools we carry to gifts for their homes.
Here's a list of our favorite tools and home items, all in one place. We've provided Amazon links to all the items.
We love the durability and versatility of the DeWalt battery powered products. The cool thing is you can use one battery to power drills, impact drivers, saws, and even worklights. There are a few different styles available. All of them are useful in their own way.
Water leaks can cause incredible damage in your home. The most common areas for leaks are: under sinks, at the water heater, and the laundry area/washing machines. Placing water sensors in those locations can alert you quickly and catch a leak before it spreads. This is especially important if your washer is located upstairs.
When you find a cordless (battery powered) product line you like, it's best to stick with it. DeWalt is our favorite. And as far as drills go, this DeWalt cordless is awesome. It's compact and lighter than the standard size version which makes a lot of sense for most projects.
For projects that involve driving a lot of screws, impact drivers are AWESOME. We use this tool for a lot of weekend warrior type maintenance projects. Like the other DeWalt products we've recommended, this one runs on the 20V Max Lithium Ion batteries. If you're purchasing several DeWalt cordless tools, you can get bare tool versions of some since you won't need a battery and charger for each individual tool. Pick up one with the battery and charger and the rest you can buy as bare tools, which will save you money. Odds are, you won't need to use all your tools simultaneously. If you do, you can alway buy a bigger charging station and more batteries!
Although not something used on a daily basis, thermal cameras can help diagnose water leaks, heating problems, electrical issues, and many more common problems. That said, one should get proper training before diagnosing problems conclusively. These FLIR C2 cameras are great because they have a normal photo camera plus a thermal version next to one another. So, when you take a picture, you get both versions. This makes it much easier to understand what you're looking at. We included a photo of what a water leak looks like from a recent home inspection.
These are special screw drivers. Kline Tools is one of the oldest, most respected tool manufacturers in the United States. And their screw drivers are nothing short of iconic. This set is sure to stand the test of time.