Tim’s Tools

Below is a list of some of the tools I use on my remodeling projects. These are proven tools that make the job easier.

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Work Gloves Milwaukee 49-17-0113 General Purpose Work Gloves X-Large
These Job Site Armor General Purpose Work Gloves offer heavy-duty comfort, protection and style. The padded knuckle panel, reinforced fingertips and synthetic leather palm provide unmatched durability while the easy open cuff entry and breathable spandex back provide exceptional comfort. Machine washable.
The Stanley 58-930 Cushion Grip Nail Set, 3-Piece set containing of 1/32-inch, 2/32-inch, and 3/32-inch cushion grip nail sets. Each tool features a cushioned grip, designed for shock absorption and non-slip grip in all weather conditions. The tools are made from fully hardened, precision-milled steel for extra long life. This nail set has long beveled tips for easier nail head alignment.
The Stanley 45-300 Aluminum Carpenters Square is a versatile tool providing a wide range of easy-to-read English measurement scales, tables, and conversions, including the new lumber scale, decimal equivalent table, and metric conversion table; formula for squaring a foundation; 45-degree, 60-degree, and 30-degree angle markings; volume and area formulas; wood screw gauge table; drill and nail sizes (common and finish); quantity per pound; and depth scale. This square is built with high tempered aluminum for maximum durability and comes with a buffed finish and protective lacquered coating to resist corrosion.
The Stanley 16-971 6-Piece FatMax Short Blade Chisel Set has hardened and tempered high chrome carbon alloy steel blade for edge retention. Blade edge honed, ready for use. Descriptive etch mark displaying blade size. Precision ground blade, for accurate sizes. Patented, ergonomically designed, break resistant, bi-metal grip handle.
Bosch 36618-02 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Compact-Tough Litheon Drill/Driver with 2 Slim Batteries has a compact tough design for increased maneuverability in tight spaces and less user fatigue. High torque mode produces over 500 in. lb. (dynamic torque). High speed mode produces 1600 RPM. DuraShield housing is constructed to withstand real state of art lithium ion battery technology coupled with Bosch's proprietary ECP (electronic cell protection) system guarantees the optimal performance of tool and batteries even for tough work conditions. Batteries are designed for maximum cycle life, minimum self discharge and no memory effect. LED light is great for dark or enclosed areas. 20 position clutch for complete control. Variable speed wide trigger for increased precision. Includes (2) 18V litheon SlimPack batteries, 30 minute charger, double-ended bit, and carrying case.
Bosch Multi-X Tool I just tested the Bosch PS50-2A 12-Volt Max Multi-X Cutting Kit. WOW! I mean WOW! It made, with a little help from me, two ultra-precision cuts in a piece of baseboard so I could install a vanity base cabinet. It was mission critical that the blade not touch the hardwood floor. I switched to a square blade as I got close to the floor. You NEED one of these amazing cordless tools. I wish I would have had one years ago when I was building everyday! Talk about a time saver. WOW!
Stanley 10-810 QuickSlide Pocket Utility Knife One-handed operation. Quick change blade. Accepts standard utility and hook blades. 1 piece belt clip. All metal construction.
A serious tool capable of making a wide range of cuts, the DEWALT DW716 15 Amp 12-Inch Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw makes use of a 15.0 amp, 3,600 RPM motor to ensure the power, durability, and versatility that professional craftsmen and women need. Eleven positive stops on the adjustable stainless steel detent plate and a cam lock miter handle with detent override make all the most frequently used miter cuts easy to achieve.
The Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System is the ultimate Pocket-Hole Jig on the market and a great choice for any woodworking enthusiast. Between its front-side clamping capabilities, Dust-Collection Attachment, Material Support Stop, removable 3-hole Drill Guide, and seemingly endless adjustability, this jig truly has it all.
Dremel 8000-03 10.8-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool is designed to be used with all Dremel accessories and most threaded attachments, the Dremel Rotary Tool is ideal for home improvement enthusiasts, hobbyists, and do-it-yourselfers. Powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, this cordless wonder provides the reliability and control needed to tackle any project, anywhere. The 8000-03 also offers the longest run-time of any Dremel cordless model and comes with 40 genuine Dremel accessories, including felt polishing wheels, grinding stones, cut-off wheels, mandrels, and more.
The Black & Decker MSW100 Ready Wrench lets you say goodbye to lost or missing sockets for good. This all-in-one wrench puts 16 of the most popular standard and metric socket sizes at your fingertips--just spin either of the tool's two rotating heads to find the right size. With no socket set to store or organize, you'll make short work of general household assembly jobs, regular maintenance tasks, common do-it-yourself repairs, advanced automotive jobs, and more.
Bucket Ape The High Capacity Works from Bucket Ape for Tile and Grout - Change out your water continuously and never haul a bucket again! Bucket Ape brings the water faucet inside the house and keeps you from having to haul the dirty water outside. It saves you time, money and your health! With a continuous source of fresh water while cleaning tile and grout, you will cut your cleanup time by more than half. Bucket Ape only weighs roughly 10 lbs while in use.
When you have a job to do that requires a second set of hands, you can turn to the Rockwell RK9000 Jawhorse portable workstation clamping system. Whether you're sheetrocking, setting fence posts, or constructing an outdoor playhouse for your children, this unique hands-free portable workstation will help you get the job done.
Campbell Hausfeld Pressure Washer Campbell Hausfeld's long legacy of quality products began in 1836 when it manufactured horse drawn wagons and agricultural equipment. For more than 165 years, the longest history in the industry, Campbell Hausfeld has manufactured quality products for both the consumer and the professional. This Campbell Hausfeld PW2770 2,750 PSI 2.5 GPM Honda GX160 Gas Powered Pressure Washer With 25-Foot Hosefeatures a powerful and reliable commercial grade engine, commercial pump with solid ceramic plungers and special high pressure seals provide long life pump and 5 quick-connect spray tips and chemical tube that draws soap from 1 or 5 gallon container.

I did a review on this pressure washer in my April 20, 2010 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. Click here to read the review.