How Power Tools Will Make You A Better Crafter

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Yes, there was a time when the words power tool, orbital sander or circular saw were synonymous with men – well move over men. We’ve got this one nailed! I’ve always thrived on my crafting projects. Not only are they a great way to repurpose and transform old furniture or create awe-inspiring new projects around the house, but they also make for much fun and a wonderful way for us to zone out and leave all the real-world worries behind. 

Power Tools

The Power Of Power Tools

When I started crafting, I was afraid of using power tools. After all, they were only for men to use right? Thank goodness that ideology changed years ago. Now, women use and love their power tools just as much as men do. 

There are certain power tools that I can’t live without. Oh! And, of course, they are mostly cordless too. With the advancement in Lithium-ion battery technology, cordless power tools have been developed to provide exceptional performance. 

Below, you will find a list of my top power tools that I’ve come to use for almost all of my crafting and DIY projects. I’ve found an awesome place to buy them too called The Anglia Tool Centre – I get a wide variety of power tools to choose from, top quality, and their customer service is the best! Anglia Tool Centre is a division of the Ridgeon Group. Ridgeons have been in business since 1911 and are now one of the largest independent family-owned timber and builders merchants in the country, supplying materials for building homes.

Also, please note that the products from Anglia Tool Centre are also available for the USA and Canadian readers as well at local hardware stores. I’ve found a few myself locally which is awesome as well! 

Cordless Screwdrivers

To begin, I don’t know what I’d do without this Black and Decker Cordless Screwdriver power tool. Primarily, I use it for so many crafting and DIY projects and it’s a real game-changer. I install all of my beautiful new hardware within minutes for this update I’ve completed recently. I have a backup battery always charged and ready to go for whenever a project is calling my name! Cordless screwdrivers are a must-have for all DIY projects from installing a toilet paper holder to tightening loose screws on my makeup vanity. 

Cordless Power Sanders

I used to feel nervous about using an Electric Sander. My fears were unfounded. This Black and Decker Cordless Power Sander makes sanding easy and it’s affordable. They are so easy to use and a must-have especially for furniture repurposing or refinishing. I relied heavily on this for two recent projects of mine especially this one as the table needed to be heavily sanded. That power sander saved the day and make my project move along so much faster. 

Nail Guns

Another power tool I can’t be without is my heavy-duty staple and nail gun. This WEN Nail Gun makes everything from reupholstering seat covers to repairing furniture easy and it’s affordable too. I also use this to repair some antique furniture pieces I’ve bought for refinishing. 

Hedge Trimmers

While you might not use this GARCARE Corded Electric Hedge Trimmer for crafting, you can create a beautifully crafted garden and trim hedges. And let’s not forget about our gardening power tools! I just love this trimmer and use it for all my shrubs and gardening needs. And at $40, it’s affordable as well.

Dremel Power Tools

The Dremel’s use is limited by only the large array of attachments. I use my Dremel Power Tool for so many crafting and DIY projects. Furthermore, I highly recommend getting one first and foremost. This Dremel comes with 5 Attachments & 40 Accessories- Engraver, Sander, and Polisher- Perfect for Grinding, Cutting, Wood Carving, Sanding, and Engraving. This is a great way to ease you into using power tools as well. I have such a good time buying additional attachments for them! 

The bottom line is you don’t have to be afraid of using power tools. If you follow all the safety guidelines, make sure you wear protective gear, and always be mindful of what you are doing, you will have the most awesome crafting and gardening experiences.

More so, I have a garage full of empowering power tools and I can’t express how they’ve been a real game-changer for me. I’m so proud of myself and I have to say, I now have my hubby beat when it comes to using them. I’m just a regular pro power tool user! 

And remember, don’t be afraid of them – they will allow you to get your DIY projects completed more effectively and professionally too. Additionally, don’t forget to wear protective gear at all times when you have a power tool in your hands.

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  1. When we built our home 22 years ago I could have used your advice about power tools back then! Now that we’ll be moving I won’t need them. But if I had to do it all over again I would have learned how to use them more. I admit to loving our electric screwdriver, though. It made life easier.

    You offer great advice about using power tools.

  2. I love using power tools even though I don’t do a lot of DIY projects anymore. My husband has every tool I could ever want. I think I will find something to make. Thanks for the interesting post!

  3. Loved this post, Carolann, even though I’ve never used a power tool in my life and am unlikely to start now. But I’m thrilled that the Guys Only stereotype around power tools is on the way out. Thanks for helping make that happen.

  4. I love my power tools! I guess I was a very lucky little girl, my dad taught my brother and I when we were teenaged exactly how to use them.

  5. Fun post! We have all these tools and I think my favorite is cordless screwdriver. I got Tim the Dremel for Christmas one year.

  6. Wow Mary you surely had a good edge then. My dad was never good around the house with home repairs and called folks to do just about everything. Learning how to use them was great fun for me. Thanks much and have a great week!

  7. I’ve got to get my power tools game up. I use all above except for hedge trimmers and the nail gun. Although i do own a nail gun since last Christmas.

  8. Oh, I know you love your tools Anj and thought of you first when I was creating this post lol. Sometimes, we buy them and don’t get to use them right away but at least we have them lol

  9. I can’t imagine being a DIYer without power tools. The ones you listed are a great assortment of starting tools to add to every tool bag.

  10. Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for stopping by. I adore my power tools too. I love your blog and am following you via SM now. Can’t wait to explore all of your posts! Hope to see you again soon!

  11. The only thing better than a power tool is a cordless power tool. I love to use these to craft wooden projects. We have a wooden chair in our living room that I made from a pile of 2×4’s and a few good tools. I had also sewn the cushions for it myself.

  12. On a daily basis, I work with industrial equipment and supplies. The thing is having to repair them whenever they get damaged. Do hardware stores repair power tools like the ones that are used at a construction project?

  13. wow! very nice post. Very nice article! Power Tools are very effective for us. I always buy a lot of cheap stuff from Power Tools. Really, it’s great. Thank’s for sharing.

  14. We got a Makita drill for Christmas last year. My husband thinks it was a gift for him… but I secretly use it more than he does! Haha! Now I just need a power sander.

  15. Hi Veronika, Oh wow I bet you love it! The sander is amazing! You will love when you get it. I use it for so many things now. I actually look an excuse. lol Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know. I hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend!
    Carolann

  16. I hadn’t thought of using a nail gun to repair old furniture. I have a dining room chair that needs to be fixed up. I’ll have to look into getting my tools repaired so that I can repair everything else in my home!

  17. Tool Boxes should also include any Far tools or riveting tools that could be a big help for easy tasks.

  18. Glad to know how power tools really makes our daily life easier! Not only power tools I would also like to add our daily power home appliances like blender, juicer, woven, etc. All of these things are helps us immensely to prepare anything at a glance and save time significantly.

  19. Nice post there Sassy,
    Once in a while I participate in some DIY projects and sometimes I just can’t imagine life without these power tools, they just made my life easier. I cant imagine using a hammer, there would be lots of injuries :)
    Thanks for the share.

    cindy

  20. I think it is great to remember that power tools can be used by more people than just men! They can help take crafting projects to the next level. Thanks for all your tips! I might just have to ask for some power tools for my next birthday.

  21. I agree Laurel. I don’t know what I would do without my power tools! They make great birthday presents too. I always ask for them any chance I get lol. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

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