5 Must Have Tools for the DIYer
Having the proper tools you need in the garage is a must for when you are at home working on projects. However, everyone has come across a time when they were in the garage and did not have the specific tool that they needed in order to get the job done. In this article, we will be discussing the top 5 tools that you never knew that you needed in the garage, so you won’t have to worry about coming across issues like this!
One of the most important things to have when working in the garage is the mobility of being able to put your tools where you need them, when you need them. Rolling tool carts are nice to have, however, sometimes they are a little too bulky and sometimes not able to reach the areas where you are working. Eastwood’s Rolling Shop Tray tackles this issue by giving you plenty of tray space and mobility in order to get your tools where (and at the right height) you need in order to tackle those projects that might be in awkward areas. For these reasons, this is one of the top tools that you never knew you needed!
Sometimes you lose track of time when working on projects. Having an air compressor is a must in the garage. When working late, the last thing you or anyone around you wants to hear is a noisy air compressor. Eastwood’s Elite QST-30/60 Scroll Air Compressor eliminates this issue by only producing an astonishing 63db. Not just this but it also offers 100% duty cycle so you will be able to use this on any job! Making those late night garage sessions more realistic and less of a headache, which puts this product at #2 on the shop tools you never knew you needed!
No matter what you are doing in the garage, you always need lighting. Having the proper lighting is crucial to being able to get the job done, which is exactly what Eastwood’s Modular Lighting System does! Most people have multiple lights for different jobs to be able to see what they are doing. This Modular Lighting System takes care of that problem by making you only need one light that is interchangeable with stands at a reasonable price so you never need to have 10 different lights again! For these reasons, we’re making this our #3 must have shop tool.
Lets face it, sanding can be a very time consuming and tedious process. Having to sit and sand anything by hand can also be very tiring and frustrating. Eastwood’s SCT tool makes quick work of this by stripping finishes quickly. Also, the SCT has a wide range of drums that it can use, making it very adaptable for whatever project you may be doing. Whether it might be stripping the paint off of a frame or body panel, buffing an aluminum camper, all the way to sanding the wood on your deck to get a beautiful finish; this product has got you covered! Making this product #4 on the must have shop tool list.
Ever wanted to be able to put a little bend in a piece of sheet metal but didn’t want to fork over the money to buy expensive shop tools? Or maybe you are working in a small area and don’t have the space for a bulky piece of equipment. Eastwood’s Vise Press Metal Brake has got you covered! Most shops have a vise that is a key component in their everyday operations, therefore making this tool very ideal for them. Offered for both 4″ and 6″ vise’s, there is no modifying to your current vise required as super strong magnets attach this directly to it! So next time you need to put a bend in something, simply attach this tool and you are good to go! Making this tool #5 on the must have shop tool list.
If you have any shop tools that you think should be on this list of “Top Shop Tools You Never Knew You Needed”, leave a comment with the name of that tool.