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DIY & Tools

Hiring professionals to fix things around the house can cost quite a bit of money. Those costs go up considerably if you undergo any serious renovations. However, you can cut back your costs by doing the work yourself. DIY projects involve time and effort, but can also be quite a bit of fun. Whether you want to install a simple lighting fixture or replace all the flooring in your home, you can benefit from used DIY and tools, as buying second hand helps cut back your costs even further.


Wood is a helpful supply for many different projects. You can use it to build your own furniture or to repair things in your home. If you have some construction skills, you can also use wood for flooring or to build new additions on your house. You can find plenty of used and repurposed wood from things like shipping containers, old doors, and old fences if you browse listings in your area. You can also find extra pieces and end pieces left over from other people's projects.


Whether you want to build things or simply do your own repairs or install your own curtain rods, a drill is an essential tool. There are several different kinds available. Electric drills are the most common, though you may find the odd manual drill pop up. Electric drills can make holes in anything from wood to concrete, though you will need a more powerful tool to drill through harder materials. Look out for brands such as Bosch and Husqvarna.


If you want to work with wood, you will probably need a saw. If you just want to cut a few pieces, you may want to choose a small hand saw, as these are usually cheaper. However, if you do lots of woodworking, an electric saw will save you lots of time. Major manufacturers such as Bosch and Dremel make a variety of electric saws. Common types include circular saws, jigsaws, sabre saws, and band saws. The right kind of saw depends on the project and how precisely you need to cut.

Whether you want to do some home repairs, build your own furniture, or do your own renovations, second hand DIY and tools can help you save money. Wood, drills, and saws are good starter items, but you can find plenty of other supplies in your local listings.