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​Best DIY tools for your home toolbox

​Best DIY tools for your home toolbox

25th Jul 2022

Everyone can do DIY, but not everyone has the confidence to try.

One thing that can help is having the right tools for the job.

In this post, we'll go over the best versatile DIY tools for your toolbox.

Best Combination Pliers

Our choice: Side Cutter Parallel Pliers

Reasons to buy:

  • A versatile tool, that allows you to both grip and cut without changing tools.
  • Ideal for a range of DIY jobs.
  • Compound-lever action gives it double the force of a traditional scissor-action plier, so you generate more cutting force.
  • The side cutter edges are hardened for durability, to HRC 57 for smaller tools and to class-leading HRC 62-65 for the 200 mm pliers.
  • Parallel jaws allow it to grip evenly along the whole length of its jaws (as opposed to scissor-action pliers, which only have a small, single point of contact).
  • When gripping hexagonal fastenings, it's like having an instantly adjustable wrench.
  • Excellent for straightening and removing kinks in wire.
  • Serrated jaws for additional grip, and a V-slot in one jaw for extra grip on wire or rod.
  • A return spring option makes the tool self-opening, speeding up repetitive cutting and removing the need for that awkward "little finger" motion to push the pliers open again.

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Best Diagonal Cutters

Our choice: Diagonal Cutting Pliers

Reasons to buy:

  • Perfect for a range of DIY cutting tasks.
  • Cut through normal and even hardened wire.
  • HRC 64 induction hardened cutting edges for exceptional durability and a long service life.
  • High leverage – they come with a compound-lever action that multiplies your hand force by either 18x or 22x, depending on the size of tool you choose.
  • The long-lasting return spring makes them easy to use.
  • Available with metal or comfort grips.

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Best All Purpose Pliers

Our choice: Flat Nose Parallel Pliers

Reasons to buy:

  • Ideal for gripping square and hexagonal fastenings evenly.
  • Parallel-action jaws allow for an even grip, with less slipping.
  • Manipulate or straighten wire with ease.
  • Serrated jaws provide a vice-like grip.
  • A V-slot in one jaw allows full contact with wire or rod for extra grip.
  • Optional return spring for easier handling.
  • Available in metal or comfort grips.

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Best Measuring Tool

Our choice: Metal Safety Rulers

Reasons to buy:

  • Measure, score and cut material accurately.
  • Keep your fingers away from the cutting edge with the M-shaped profile.
  • Lightweight and easy to handle.
  • Option of metric or imperial measurements.
  • Much more durable than plastic or wooden rulers.
  • High quality stainless steel.
  • 2-year warranty when registered.

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Best Large Scoring Tool

Winner: Aluminium Safety Straight Edges

Reasons to buy:

  • Mark perfect straight lines over large material lengths.
  • Ideal for marking wallpaper or flooring for cutting.
  • Recessed area to prevent fingers from accidents.
  • Non-slip back to prevent mistakes on glossy or slip surfaces.
  • A bevelled edge for unobstructed vision when marking.
  • Multiple lengths available.

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Best DIY Jewellery Tool

Our choice: Jewellery Making Tool Kit Platinum 6 Pliers

Reasons to buy:

  • A set of tools that's perfect for making your own jewellery.
  • Contains 6 useful jewellery pliers in one pack.
  • Great value for money, saves 33% on full price tools.
  • Covers gripping, wire work, ring bending and loop making.
  • Smooth and nylon jaws won't damage your workpiece.
  • Built to last, robust construction and a rust-proof finish.
  • Jaws case hardened to HRC 57 for durability.

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Best End Cutting Pliers

Our choice: End Cutting Pliers

Reasons to buy:

  • Ideal for flush cuts of wires or nails close to other objects.
  • Get a clean cut every time.
  • 14x hand force multiplier – using a compound-lever action mechanism, they multiply your hand force by 14, creating a compact, but very powerful cutting tool with minimal hand effort.
  • HRC 64 hardened cutting edges for durability and longevity.
  • Long lasting return spring.
  • Designed for cutting hard wire.
  • Available in zinc plated handles for better grip, or soft plastic for comfort.
  • Can also handle cutting hard wire up to 2 mm diameter, and piano wire up to 1.6 mm.
  • The smaller size fits nicely in your hand and avoids excess weight.

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Best Olive Cutting Tool for Plumbing

Our choice: Olive Cutters

Reasons to buy:

  • Perfect for plumbing DIY jobs.
  • Remove compression olives, rings or ferrules fast without damaging the copper pipe.
  • Great for adjusting radiator or tap installations.
  • Minimal hand pressure required.
  • No risk of injuries from a hacksaw slip.
  • Hardened and tempered HRC 45 blades.

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Extra DIY Tools

Other Vital DIY Tools Include:

  • Tape measures.
  • Spirit levels.
  • Squares.
  • Screwdrivers.
  • Cordless drills.
  • Stanley knives.
  • Hammers.
  • Saws.
  • Wood chisels.
  • Head torch.
  • Adjustable spanners.
  • Cable detector.
  • Screws and wall plugs.
  • Nails.
  • Wallpaper scraper.
  • Clamps.
  • Electrical tape.
  • PPE.

Conclusion

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