The Power of Power Tools: Which Ones Are Essential for Home Renovation?

Maintenance For Your Power Tools
  • Author: Danish Shehzad
  • Posted On: June 21, 2023
  • Updated On: July 11, 2023

When doing a round of repair jobs, have you often gone through the tools and wondered which are the appropriate ones to use?

Have you often dug your way through the entire toolbox looking for the right spanner or screwdriver, realising the tool you needed was something else entirely? 

Then there are your power tools. When it comes to demolition work and building new sections, there is no doubt that they can truly come in handy.

The question is when it comes to an extensive home renovation, which power tools are the necessary ones to always have in your tool set?

From saws to nail guns to sanders and everything in between, there are a number of tools that one can be looking at and not know where to start, especially if you’re a newbie renovator. 

Therefore, let me guide you down the hardware aisles as to the essential power tools to have when renovating.

Cordless Drills

The first essential you should have in your tool belt or box is that of a drill for all those planks of wood you’re going to be putting holes in. 

When it comes to having to insert the screw that needs to be placed, a wire-free cordless drill is something that no renovation, new or experienced, should be without. 

When it comes to using any type of cordless drill, it is also wise to make sure you have the correct type of drill bit for the project that you’re doing. 

This way, the bit, which takes the majority of the force in the job, won’t become jammed or broken from going into the wrong type of material. 

These can get a fair workout during demolition and initial preparation work, so it is best to choose a drill that works properly and runs efficiently. 

Circular saw: 

While many power tools are useful for projects, you’ll find that using a circular saw is quite common. 

It is often one of the most versatile power tools any DIY renovator will use, especially out-of-cutting devices.

While using one may seem scary for someone new to the belt, with a little instruction and safety training, you can find using cutting tools a great build of confidence in DIY.

Moreover, of the several benefits of how extensive it is to use, it can cut through a diverse range of materials, making the ability for vast progress in any of your projects.

Electric Detail Sander and Random Orbital Sander:

When doing a home renovation, whether you are working on a kitchen cabinet or wooden door, you would be hard-pressed to find something that isn’t going to need the use of a sander. 

This especially makes smooth surfaces of all those rough and chipped edges on a project, especially wood finishes and using an electric detail sander is great for getting into small corners. On the other hand, an orbital sander does the same but with abrasive discs to do the brunt of the work instead of the sandpaper. 

With both in your toolbox, they can be a valuable and cost-effective way to save time and money on your renovation instead of using the old-fashioned manual sandpaper everywhere you step. 

Angle Grinder

You may look at this heading and think that it’s more of a device used in heavy construction builds, but you’d be surprised how much of a role it can play in a general home renovation; for an angle grinder can be utilised across a variety of home projects. 

The most familiar areas where you can find one being used are wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, as with the right attachment, they can work with nearly any material and are often used on tiles and metal. 

Nail Gun

The next tool on my list is a must-have in a DIY renovator’s toolset. 

I refer to that of a nail gun, which can save a stack of time when it comes to doing things with timber across several projects.

Of course, while a versatile tool across any reno, it is wise to make sure you pick the correct nailer for the job. 

This can range anywhere from installing the framework of an extension to the house, to finer detail jobs such as crown moulding and general house and roof repair.

However, once you find the right nail gun for your job, I guarantee you’ll wonder how you ever worked without it and that you’ll come to use them across many projects, from those that are functional to more creative.


Therefore, whether you’re a new hand at renovating or you’re looking to upgrade your tools for your next home project, from cutting things up to putting things together, make sure that these power devices are in your tool kit. 

These tools are among those that can get much of the renovation completed and, when you know how to use them, can save you a load of time and money.

Good luck readers!