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The Top 10 Tools to Buy on Amazon Right Now
For the DIY fanatic, no Christmas is complete without an addition to their toolbox, so here are Amazon’s top 10 home improvement tools to give you some inspiration.
DEWALT Impact Ready Screw Driving Set
Specifically designed to tackle the toughest of impact driving tasks, this 40-piece set is perfect for the serious DIY enthusiast. It delivers rapid bursts of torque to loosen stubborn screws while reducing wobble for more accurate driving. And its magnetic system means fewer dropped screws!
With bits and tips in a variety of sizes, you’ll never need another screwdriver. And here are 15 revolutionary techniques for driving screws accurately.
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic Pocket Knife
Pocket knives don’t come any better than this traditional 58mm Swiss Army knife. Its seven functions include a 1.25-inch blade, nail file, screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers and toothpick – everything you need on a hike or camping trip. With a lifetime guarantee, and cunningly designed to slip into your pocket, this knife also boasts an American flag design as the final flourish. And if you’re looking for more pocket tools, take a look at our checklist of useful options..
Norpro Cotton Twine
There are a million and one uses for this 220-foot roll of sturdy cotton, food-grade twine. Use it to bundle up paper for recycling and as a rustic alternative for ribbon on packages. The handy center-pull ball makes it easy to use. An empty detergent jug makes the ideal twine dispenser to avoid knots and tangles.
Fiskars Splitting Axe
When you’re splitting small logs for the winter, you need an axe that’s sharp, ergonomic and easy to use with one hand. And this little beauty fits the bill nicely. Designed for optimum balance and excellent power-to-weight ratio, this 17-inch axe has a coated blade to prevent sticking and comes with a protective sheath and lifetime warranty.
Burning logs in a fireplace or stove is not without its dangers—take a look at these important safety tips before setting yours alight this winter.
Kershaw Blur Glassbreaker Folding Knife
A folding knife is a must-have tool when you’re camping, hiking, hunting or fishing. It’s also handy for general chores around the home, fitting neatly into your pocket for instant access. This 3.4-inch folding knife has a partially serrated blade for effortless cutting through fibrous materials, and has handle inserts for a secure grip even when wet. The assisted opening technology allows swift and easy one-handed deployment.
Left-handers can struggle with using tools like pocket knives – here are some other tools that can be a major frustration for lefties!
Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
Why have one pair of pliers when you can have a dozen? This suspension multi-tool has 12 integrated stainless steel tools, including straight and serrated blades, a wire stripper, Phillips screwdrivers in several sizes and even needle-nose pliers. It also features a patented aluminum locking system for complete peace-of-mind when working in tight spots. Protect you chisels with an old pair of gloves. Here’s how.
Crenova Hand Pruners
There’s no point trying to prune your shrubs effectively with sub-standard pruners, so why not treat yourself or your favorite DIYer to a high-quality pair instead? These 8-inch titanium shears are built for sharpness and precision, featuring Teflon-coated carbon steel blades for durability, and ergonomic sponge handles for comfort. There’s even a sap channel to prevent the blades sticking when in use.
And once you have the perfect tool, follow our bush pruning tips to keep your shrubs healthy and vibrant.
UV Flashlight Black Light Detector
Got pet odors? Not sure where they’re coming from? This UV flashlight is the answer. With 51 UV LEDs (30% more than similar detectors), this clever flashlight will highlight dried pet urine, so you can spot clean with confidence rather than shampoo your whole carpet. It will also detect scorpions and bed bugs, show UV stamps on currency and official documents, and even dry your nail polish! Follow our guide to getting dog and cat urine out of carpets to make your home sweet-scented again.
Multi-Function Work Table and Sawhorse
As well as having the right tools for the job, you also need the right workbench to use them on. This versatile work table will not only provide a secure base for all your projects, but it also converts quickly and easily into a sawhorse workbench without needing further assembly. It’s lightweight for easy portability to wherever you’re working, folds down to 5 inches wide when not in use, and features two quick clamps and four clamp dogs. A sawhorse is ideal for hand sawing – here’s how to make your hand-sawing super accurate.
Random Orbit Sander
If you’re looking for a flawless sanded finish to your woodworking projects, then look no further than this 5-inch orbital sander. The random orbital action ensures it removes excess wood quickly, leaving a silky smooth finish. The discs are changed using a simple hoop-and-loop system and the power switch is sealed to keep it free from dust and debris.
Sanding can be time-consuming and tedious, so check out our 41 genius sanding tips to make the job quicker and easier.