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DIY Network Pros Talk About The Tools They Can't Live Without (page 5 of 5)

Peek into the experts' toolboxes and see what tools they use most often.

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James Young, host of I Hate My Kitchen:

  • 24" level with three vials for easy reading
  • 10-in-1 screwdriver/nut driver — all the right attachments, right at your fingertips
  • 12" multipurpose pry bar — can't demo a kitchen without it
  • A good-quality tape measure
  • 8-piece clamp set — definite must for a wide range of building projects

  • Oscillating multi-tool — it can trim, cut or sand just about anything
  • Random orbital sander — delivers a smooth finish every time
  • A 4-1/2" angle grinder with a diamond blade — great for cutting stone and tile
  • 120v spiral saw — makes tricky cuts simple
  • Cordless drill/driver — comes in handy on almost any job

Marc Bartolomeo, host of Kitchen Impossible:

  • 16- or 20-oz. claw hammer
  • 25' tape measure
  • Adjustable flip-joint pliers
  • Utility knife
  • 6-in-1 multi-screwdriver

  • 3/8" cordless variable speed drill
  • 7-1/4" hand-held circular saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Palm sander
  • Shop vac

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