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Favorite Tools

On this page are links to all the tools, equipment, and software I use or have used before. Some of the links are affiliate links, meaning I get a small commission for recommending the tools to you. If you do end up purchasing through the link I’d really appreciate it.


*Please note that I am a Ryobi Sponsored blogger and have been exclusively using Ryobi and Ridgid tools over the last 2 years. There are a lot of great tool companies out there, so please do your research to find the best fit for you. Ryobi tools are affordable, durable, and perfect for the average DIY’er. If you are more of a contractor or someone building on a daily basis, I’d recommend going with Ridgid as it is a bit more durable.

Woodworking Tools


Ryobi 18 Volt Drill and Impact Driver Kit
Ryobi 18 Volt Drill
Ridgid 18 Volt Drill and Impact Driver Kit
Ridgid 18 Volt Drill


Ryobi 12 Inch Sliding Miter Saw
Ridgid Miter Saw
Ryobi Miter Saw Stand
Ridgid Miter Saw Stand
Ryobi Circular Saw
Ridgid Circular Saw
Ryobi Table Saw
Ridgid Table Saw

Ryobi Jig Saw
Ridgid Jig Saw

Jigs and Clamps
Kreg Jig– $99 I use the K4 and it does everything I need it to.
Jack Clamp (set of 2) – $124.99  Use my JackClamp coupon code to get $5 off any order over $50 – Code: DIYPETE5
Festool Domino – This is an expensive tool, but if you are getting into more advanced woodworking and joinery this will save you so much time and make things easy. (I only recommend this to advanced DIY’ers)

Sanders and Routers
Ryobi Orbital Sander
Ryobi Angle Angle Grinder
Ryobi Router
Ridgid Orbital Sander
Ridgid Angle Grinder
Ridgid Router

Jointer and Planer

Ridgid Jointer
Ridgid Planer

Metal Working Tools

Welder / Plasma Cutting
Hobart Flux Core 110 Volt Welder – $359
Hobart 250CI 110 Volt Plasma Cutter – $799
Torch to Heat Metal for Patina – $56

Cutting and Grinding
Ridgid Chop-Saw
Ridgid Angle Grinder

Concrete Tools

Variable Speed Concrete Wet Polisher with 5 inch Pads – $180
Stadea 5 inch Concrete Polishing Pad Set – $39
Hand Polishing Concrete Pad Set – $57

Cheng Concrete Sealer
Cheng Concrete Wax

Basic Leatherworking Tools

Tandy Leather Scratch Awl Set – $30
Tandy Rawhide Mallet – $37.00
Leather Hides – $39
Leather Over Stitcher Wheel – $57

Stencil Making Vinyl Plotter – I’ve used this to make all sorts of stencils, signs, and decals over the years. I’ve owned a Graphtec since 2011 and it’s bomb proof. I’d highly recommend this for any serious DIY’er. You can make all sorts of signs, vehicle graphics, and promo items with this. So if you are starting a new business and are going to spend money on signs, why not invest in your own plotter? I ordered the vinyl plotter on Amazon, and I get supplies from

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