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DIY Cool Tools

Updated on February 28, 2015

What Makes A Tool Cool?

If you are any kind of do-it-yourself geek, you know. The "cool tool" is the one you don't have yet.

Do you like working on home projects around your house? Working on projects around the house is always easier and better when you have the right tools for the job.

DIY projects are a great way to spend the weekend, and now there are so many new tools being introduced all the time. With them, you can handle more projects than ever before.

The goal of this lens is to show off some really excellent (and cool) tools. Ones that may be the answer to the next diy project you have planned.

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Top Rated Tools For The Do-It-Yourselfer

Not only is having YELLOW tools cool, but this DeWalt 6-tool combo kit is the best rated and most useful kit for any DIYer who does home improvement or woodworking projects.

Pink Tools For Her

Of course, if you are a man and comfortable in your manhood, you can have pink tools, too. Go for it!

Little Pink Drill 18V
Little Pink Drill 18V

A Pink Drill? And 18 volts to boot? You go girl!!!

The Original Pink Box PB16TB 16-Inch Tool Bag, Pink
The Original Pink Box PB16TB 16-Inch Tool Bag, Pink

There are not that many pink tool bags out there. This one will set you apart, and you will never have to worry about someone walking off with it by "accident."


Perhaps The Single Most Useful Tool - a multi-tasker

Gift for Dad???

Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Multi-Tool [31-000749]
Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Multi-Tool [31-000749]

If left in the wilderness with a choice of only one tool, this one sould be at the top of your list.


Popular Diy Cool Tools - Laser Level is WAY COOL!

It's not always the best idea to combine useful functions into one tool. In fact, it sometimes very un-cool.

However, when you put two tools together that compliment each other, you have a winner.

For instance, there is a reversible drill chuck that has a pilot drill on one side and a screwdriver on the other. There is no need to have two drills when one can to the job.

The same is true for the tool shown below. It combines the usefulness of a level with the ability to find a stud... very handy when trying to accomplish certain tasks such as hanging a large, heavy picture that has two hangers on the back.

Add the fact that it is small enough to put into a tool belt or pouch, and you have a definite winner.

Black & Decker BDL190S BullsEye Auto-Leveling Interior Line Laser with Stud Sensor
Black & Decker BDL190S BullsEye Auto-Leveling Interior Line Laser with Stud Sensor

Does your home improvement list include hanging pictures or shelves? This tool makes easy work of getting them straight, no matter how long the wall is.

What about those heavy pictures that you want to mount on a stud? The built-in stud finder works so you don't have to poke a bunch of holes in your wall. This definitely qualifies as a DIY cool tool!


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Bucket Organizers ~ Save Time and Look Like a Pro

Having been a part of the construction environment for much of my life, I was impressed the first time I saw a bucket caddy on one of the construction sites I was working on. I spent much too much time admiring it rather than making one of my own. Back in the day, we made our own tool boxes and such, and this caddy was a homemade job.

Fast forward to the present.. Bucket Tool Caddies are quite handy and inexpensive. Having one makes you look like you know what you are doing, even if you don't know which end of the hammer means business.

In this case, the tool does nothing except keep your other tools where they can be accessed and used much easier. Highly recommended!

Apollo Tools DT0825P Garden Tool Organizer, Black/Pink, Donation Made to Breast Cancer Research
Apollo Tools DT0825P Garden Tool Organizer, Black/Pink, Donation Made to Breast Cancer Research

Think Pink. Gals OR guys will look trendy and get the job done faster because of this sweet little organizer.


Last, But Certainly Not Least

The impact driver is no longer that new on the DIY scene. The author has had one for about 3 years now.

If I had to make a list of tools that I could not do without, the impact driver would be in the top 5, without question.

While a cordless drill is really very handy, the impact driver is much more efficient for driving or removing screws. Very little effort is required compared to a drill driver. That is really important for an older dude like myself.

Buying a drill/impact driver combination is a no-brainer.

One Tool No DIYer Should Be Without - It's actually a Cool-Tool duo

Bosch CLPK23-180 18-Volt 2-Tool Lithium-Ion Combo Kit
Bosch CLPK23-180 18-Volt 2-Tool Lithium-Ion Combo Kit

Everyone knows about the cordless drill, but the impact driver is what makes this a pair of Cool Tools.

Use the cordless drill for normal drilling tasks, but when it comes to Driving, the cordless impact driver surpasses the drill in power and ease.


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