Must-Have DIY Hand Tools

Must-Have DIY Hand Tools

LEVEL5 offers a wide range of hand tools for DIY jobs and home renovation projects. Here's Scott Murray with a quick look at our must-have DIY hand tools.

Author:
Brendan Rumball
April 20, 2021

If you're stuck at home right now, it might be a good time to look around and see what you can repair and our tools are here to help.

LEVEL5 offers a wide range of hand tools for DIY jobs and home renovation projects.

Here's Scott Murray with a quick look at our must-have DIY hand tools.


Here at LEVEL5 we get countless calls about DIY projects and what tools you might need if you're doing a small or quick repair. If you're stuck at home right now, it might be a good time to look around and see what you can repair and here at LEVEL5 we’re offering the tools to get the job done efficiently. 


Here are some of the tools we recommend for your DIY kit. For cut out work or any kind of hole repair our jab saw can help clear that out and turn it into a better shape. In terms of the mixing of your joint compound depending on the size of the job. you'll need a small mixer. You’re only using a little bit of water and joint compound, we recommend our smaller mixer. If you're looking for a bigger mix with a 1-5 gallon bucket we recommend our bigger mixer to get the job done. Both mixers also mix paint beautifully, these mixers are very versatile and can be efficiently used on a wide range of jobs. 


For surface prep, we recommend our 6” joint knife in combination with our mud pan for small holes. For the bigger hole we recommend our stainless steel knives, the stainless steel is much more durable and will last you a very long time for a lifetime of small DIY work.


We have our 8, 10 and 12 inch taping knives to choose from. We recommend the 14” pan for the bigger taping knives so it’s easier to get the compound out. 


That was our overview of our best DIY tools, for small work around the house. From here we’d recommend some sanding tools to take it from there and you’re all set to start taking on those little projects around the house.