Using Steel Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Chalk line
  • Level
  • Hearing protection
  • Hammer drill
  • Stepladder
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • "Duckbill" pliers
  • C-clamp Locking pliers
  • Plumb bob
  • Straight-cut aviator's snips
  • Leather Work Gloves