Specialist Tools for Those DIY Home Projects

Specialist Tools for Those DIY Home Projects
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    There are many tools which a DIY enthusiast should have in their toolbox such as a hammer, a wrench and various screwdrivers.

    However, specialist tools can be used for particular projects.

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Thankfully, there are many tool hire and rental shops. Here are some of the many tools which can be hired and what DIY project they would be chosen for:

Digger 

A digger can be used not just by building professionals but for a DIY project. The size of a digger for a home renovation project is much smaller than what a builder would operate on a building site. A digger can make a big hole in a garden where a pond will eventually be. Although a professional garden designer can be hired, a large pond can be made by a homeowner who will have a lot of fun operating a digger.

Lawn mower

If a homeowner doesn’t want to own a lawn mower, they can hire it. There are many types of lawn mowers around. A lawn mower can be pushed whereas bigger models normally have a seat with a steering wheel. If the lawn in a large garden needs to be cut, choose a lawn mower which has a seat. Even if it takes an hour to cut grass, a lawn mower operator will be very comfortable when they are sat down.

Rotary tool

Able to cut surfaces very accurately, a rotary tool can be used for many DIY projects. Although sandpaper can remove rough areas of a wall, this takes a long time. A rotary tool can sand down surfaces to a very high finish. It can also polish dull-looking objects so that they become shinier.

Roller

When painting a wall, a brush can be used. However, a roller provides a better finish. This is because the person who is holding it can see the direction that it is moving in. When high walls are being painted, a roller should be hired. In fact, many large walls in a property can be painted quicker when compared to if only a brush was used.

Sanders

Able to smooth large areas which have a very rough appearance, a sander can transform a dishevelled table or a wall which is about to be painted. Although a plasterer can smooth a wall, a sander can be hired instead.

Angle grinder

When a large metallic structure (such as a shed) is being torn down, hire an angle grinder. The girders that are in a shed have to be cut in order to dismantle them and an angle grinder can provide a clean cut. When using an angle grinder, wear goggles. This is because an angle grinder can cause a lot of sparks.  

Axe

When cutting up wood, a handheld saw can be used. However, it can take a while to do so. As an axe is very sharp and has a long handle, a lot of force can be directed onto a piece of wood to produce an accurate cut. If a tree stump is in a garden, chop up its roots. As a result, it will be easier to take out and remove. To chop up smaller items of wood, hire a hand axe. However, for larger pieces of wood, hire an axe which is similar to what Jack Nicholson held in ‘The Shining’.

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