3 Underrated Tools Every DIYer Should Own

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When was the last time you took inventory of your toolbox? If you only have a standard hammer, screwdriver and tape measure, you could be missing a few things for your next DIY project. Expert contractor and designer Carter Oosterhouse explains that there are three must-haves for your toolbox that you may not already have on hand.    

Allen Keys 

Tacklife Folding Hex Key Set, SAE, Metric, Torx Allen Wrench Set Included

Tacklife Folding Hex Key Set, SAE, Metric, Torx Allen Wrench Set Included

Walmart
$20

"What I love about this is so many people buy furniture now online, and when you buy it lots of times you need items on the Allen keys," explains Carter. So, rather than just hoping your furniture will come with the proper tools to put it together, you can have this essential in your toolbox, so you're completely prepared.   

6-in-1 Painters Tool 

6-in-1 Painters Tool

6-in-1 Painters Tool

The Home Depot
$5

Not only does the 6-in-1 painters tool help you scrape off paint and spread paint, but it can also open paint cans and so much more. "When you learn how many uses this tool has, it can go a long way," says Carter.  

Picture Assortment Hanging Kit 

Picture Assortment Hanging Kit

Picture Assortment Hanging Kit

Amazon
$8

"This thing is great. On the backside, it gives you the weights of each of these little clips. It also gives you a wire, a heavy assortment of little brackets you're going to hang your picture on and it also gives you a bunch of different sized nails," he says. And on top of all that, this kit is under $10.  

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