How Power Tools Will Make You A Better Crafter
Yes, there was a time when the words power tools 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.
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 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 – I don’t know what I’d do without this power tool. I use it for so many crafting and DIY projects and it’s a real game changer. I literally 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 be so afraid to use of these. My fears were so unfounded. 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 – reupholstering seat covers has never been easier with this tool. I also use this repairing some antique furniture pieces I’ve bought for refinishing.
Hedge Trimmers – 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.
Dremel Power Tools– The Dremel’s use is limited by only the large array of attachments. I use my Dremel for so many crafting and DIY projects, and I highly recommend getting one first and foremost. 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. 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 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.
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