DIY projects are filled with fun if you are using the right tools. Those that have used modified tools know what I mean.
You may understand the pain of using modified tools in a project when the same job would have taken lesser time and effort. As I am writing, I have just recovered from an aching hip joint that that was injured when I used a small hoe instead of the normal large one. The problem was the amount of energy required to accomplish the project and I ended up stretching myself to apply more force.
I have learnt that it is not good practice to buy tools when the job is in progress. I recall some years back, when I was looking for a six-pound hammer and I was shocked to learn that the cost of hiring the tool multiplied by the number of days was giving me a figure higher than the cost of buying a fairly used hammer.
While not entirely dismissing the idea of hiring, for there are times where hiring may be ideal, owning tools makes DIY convenient as you work at you own pace.
In short, a DIY enthusiast should have a basic tool box containing multiple sizes of screw drivers and Allen keys, you never know the size and shape of the screw you may encounter.
Your tool box should also have a set of hammers, no two hammers are the same—every size of a hammer has its use, hence the need to have hammers of different sizes to serve in different situations.
A pair of pliers is also a requirement in your toolbox. A shifting-spanner, commonly known as bobojani is another handy tool when dealing with bolts and nuts.
Somewhere in your tool box, place a piece of sandpaper and a rag to help you in projects that require some form of cleaning.
In case you may want to know where I learnt all this, simple, I observed how my father, a mechanic, provided a set of tools for our home use when we were young.
Wishing you dear reader a week full of activity because DIY is the only way we can make it done perfectly.