Who doesn’t like doing a little bit of DIY now and then? One has to admit, though, that not everyone was awake when the gift of DIY was sprinkled all over the world.
If, however, you are a DIY geek – or you’re aspiring to be one – there are some tools that you ought to have in your arsenal. While you may not have a need for them all the time, you might as well get a tool/tool kit when you see a good deal. Excellent DIY toolkits are not built overnight, you know.
Here are some DIY geek tools you’ll want in your man cave.
Number one on our list is a 3D printer. If you have one, then you’re all set, really.
Sure, they are not exactly as cheap as a log and a chisel, but 3D printers are affordable now. Places like Home Depot have great prices for home 3D printers, and if you avail of Groupon Home Depot coupons, you can make considerable savings. Take a look at some samples below.
DIY Repair Anything Electronic Tool Kit
Tech geek? Always looking at iFixit instead of having someone else repair your gadgets? Then this “repair anything” tool kit is for you. It has 52 screwdrivers, and while specs don’t say it, you never know – one of them could turn out to be a sonic one.
Whether you need to repair something, or you are putting together an ultra-secret robotics project (Raspberry Pi, anyone?), you’ll need a soldering iron. It will always come in handy.
Unless you have the muscle power of Arnie, then you’ll want a power drill around. You might have to drill into your wall for some reason, or drill into a slab of wood, and you’ll be grateful for your power drill.
Paint, glue, scissors, and other arts and crafts tools
DIY-ing is not all about hardware, as you very well know. When it comes to DIY-ing your own costumes for the next convention you’re going to, you’ll need all sorts of little things. From fabric to scissors to makeup – maybe even a sewing machine!
As we mentioned earlier, DIY-ing is all about building up your collection of tools over time. Whenever you have a new project, you’ll probably need to buy a new tool or two.
Your collection of DIY geek tools will also depend on what you like creating. Remember, it doesn’t matter what you build. What matters is that you’re totally into it!
So, DIY geeks, what are your must-have tools?