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Top Remodeling Tools

Remodeling a home can be one of the most rewarding projects to take on. Whether you're fixing a home to live in for decades to come or you're repairing a house for eventual sale. However, one thing that can immediately turn a remodeling project, no matter how small, into a frustrating debacle is the lack of proper remodeling tools. Even worse is having the right type of tool, but a poorly made model that is inaccurate or even dangerous.

When outfitting yourself for a remodeling or restoration project, be sure you have these Top Essential Remodeling Tools on hand.

Gecko Gauge

Never before has the installation of fiber-cement siding been easier. The Gecko Gauge siding tool supports fiber-cement board siding for one-person installation with virtually no layout time and can reduce labor requirements in half! Check out the video here. Seeing is believing. The Gecko Gauge is your second set of hands!


Snapper Shears

Cut fiber cement siding and Hardibacker® backerboard with ease! Use Snapper Shears, the PacTool collection of dust-free cutting tools. These shears are contractor tough and will create smooth, fast cuts without airborne dust. Perfect for indoor or outdoor applications.


Moisture Meter

When it comes to doing construction, inspection or any work involving wood or building materials it's a good idea to have a moisture meter. Moisture meters will help you accurately determine the moisture levels of wood and other building materials, indoors or out. This comes in handy in a number of ways. You can use it to find hidden leaks, harmful mold growth in the home and other issues. It will also help you determine if a surface is ready to be painted or glued. You can even take it with you to the lumber yard to ensure you get lumber that is dry.

Laser Tape Measure

A poorly made tape measure can have inaccurate measurements, jam easily or not easily retract the tape. When purchasing a new tape measure seriously consider buying the 2-in-1 laser tape measure by General Tools. This laser tape measure, complete with a digital screen reading, is a versatile and accurate tool.  It is useful to have two sizes as well, such as a shorter 16' for shorter measurements and a 50' laser for longer distances. Additionally, it has been voted as one of  the Top Tools in This Old House Best New Products. You'll find it hard to not refer to the 2-in-1 Laser Tape Measure for all your DIY projects!

Roof Snake

Now you can install new shingles without over-bending or striking surrounding shingles (or fingers) with your hammer. With its unique offset nail-slot feature, the Roof Snake helps you align new nails with the proper one-inch offset from the bottom-edge of your existing course.


Digital Angle Finder

Digital angle finders are another improvement on a traditional analog tool. A digital angle finder is a necessity on many different types of home remodeling projects. An improperly measured angle can quickly ruin a moulding or flooring job, ending in an irritating disaster. Being digital, it is more accurate and takes the guesswork out of angle measurements.  It is especially useful for those who are new to home improvement projects. You can even get Bluetooth compatible models that will save all your angle measurements.

Investing in high-quality remodeling tools will pay off in the long run, by ensuring your project is completed properly and safely. Even if you are fairly new to home remodeling it is important to start off on the right foot by purchasing well-made, durable tools that you can rely on.




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