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October 03, 2022 5 min read


Do you like watching home improvement videos on YouTube? Do you want to try doing these DIY projects by yourself?

There is a tonne of home improvement courses available online, ranging from the simplest to the most complicated. But before you begin mastering the fundamentals of home repair, you need to have the right power tools. With these practical, female-friendly power tools, you can do any household task. Let's get started.


Basic Power Tools for Women


Women can use power tools just like men, but because they tend to be large and heavy, it can be challenging for them to do so. Power tools for women tend to be lighter and more suited to women's hands. Below is a list of 10 basic female-friendly power tools:


1) Universal Socket Wrench

 A Dia Grip universal socket set

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A socket wrench is a ratchet-equipped version of a standard wrench that makes it possible to connect or remove nuts without having to adjust the wrench between each push or pull motion.

The ratchet mechanism allows you to twist the wrench without losing grip on the nut, unlike a traditional wrench where the socket holds the nut in place. As a result, the task of tightening or loosening the nut is made simple and quick.

If you want a single tool that performs multiple functions, go for a universal socket wrench. The Dia Grip socket wrenches are a dependable tool with exceptional strength for a variety of tasks.


2) Cordless Drills

 A man using a cordless drill to drill holes

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A cordless drill should be a staple in every household. This handy tool won't let you down whether you use it to build a personalized shelf or hang a giant picture frame.

Pick a cordless drill that is both powerful and portable. Some female-specific cordless power drills come with a removable battery pack that you can fasten to your belt. This feature makes the drill lighter and more user-friendly.


3) Chop Saw

 A blue and silver chop saw that is cutting wood

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Chop saws are used for a wide range of home improvement projects, making them highly flexible. A circular saw, which can be corded or cordless, can be used with an abrasive disc or a toothed blade. Make sure that the circular saw you select comes from a reputable brand and provides top-notch performance.


4) Sanders

 A person using an electric power sander on some wood

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The electric power sander will save you time and energy by quickly and efficiently smoothing surfaces. This time-saving power tool will help safeguard your hands in addition to saving you time. Power sanders can also be purchased cordlessly, which makes them ideal for modest renovation projects.


5) Impact Driver

 Two impact drivers that are ready to be used

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Similar to a torque wrench, impact drivers use a series of brief, forceful bursts to spin an object without damaging the fastener or the tool's motor. Although you can frequently use a conventional drill for an engineered screw, your drill will wear out far more quickly. Using an impact driver will enable faster and more powerful fastener installation. Impact drivers can also be used to remove stubborn deck screws, join beams, and build shelves.


6) Laser-Level

 A laser level tool that is showing red laser lines on the wall

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A level tool is a necessary addition to any basic toolbox. Invest in a laser level rather than the standard level that has a bubble in the middle. A laser level is simple to use and provides an accurate reading. These devices will quickly and correctly illuminate any surface you are working on in a straight line. Depending on your needs, you can purchase laser levels that beam in numerous directions.


7) Oscillating Multi-Tool

 An oscillating multi tool that is being used as a grinder

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If you've never used one of these devices, you might be interested in learning how it operates. These tools can be used for pretty much everything from flush blade cutting, plunger cutting, metal saw cutting, and even sanding and grinding. An oscillating multi-tool can complete each of these tasks because of its single tool body and interchangeable blades.


8) Jig Saw

 A person using a hand held jigsaw to cut wood

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It's always a good idea to own a jig saw. When you occasionally need to make curve cuts or cut around objects, a jig saw can be quite useful. Jig saws come in corded and cordless varieties. They can cut a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. Before you decide to buy a jig saw, make sure that it is lightweight and has a top handle.


9) Air Compressor With a Nail Gun

 A person using an air compressor with a nail gun

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For bigger projects like framing, roofing, and trim work, there is nothing better than having a nail gun with an air compressor. If you are doing any sort of finish work, you must use this tool since the alternative—hammering nails in by hand—usually yields an untidy appearance.


10) Dremel Rotary Tool

 A person using a grey Dremel rotary tool on some wood

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A rotary tool is a tiny, portable power tool with a rotary tip that can accommodate several attachments to carry out various tasks. Because of its compact size, adaptability, and quick processing, it is a desirable replacement for the bigger, bulkier instruments. These tools can be used for many different things, such as engraving, carving, sharpening, routing, polishing, cleaning, sanding, and cutting.


Safety Gear That You Need To Wear While Using Power Tools

 A hard hat, goggles, gloves and ear muffs on a wooden table.

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When using power tools on wood or metal, you should always wear some form of basic protection to protect yourself from the noise, dust, and debris that is generated.

You should wear the following to safeguard your hands, head, eyes, ears, and airways:

  • Safety Glasses
  • A Hearing Shield
  • Facial Mask
  • Gloves
  • Hard Hat


Additional Tools That You Might Require in Your Tool Box

 Some additional tools that are needed in your toolbox

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In addition to the power tools mentioned above, you may need the following basic tools to complete a range of tasks:

  • Tape Measure
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Pliers
  • Spanners and Sockets
  • Utility Knife
  • Clamps
  • Stapler




The 10 power tools and essential hand tools mentioned above will prepare you for whatever repairs and house improvements you anticipate performing. When it comes to home improvement projects and routine maintenance, power tools might be your best friend.

Make sure the power tools you purchase are easy to hold in your hand and are a reasonable weight. Additionally, you should take the time to learn how to operate them correctly, including how to make use of any safety features. It is always a good idea to receive advice from an expert at a hardware store.


Alex Wittle
Alex Wittle

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