Monthly Archives: November 2011

Your Very Own Do It Yourself Tool Kit

Assembling a Do It Yourself Tool Kit is a smart idea for anyone who wants the ability to do quick fixes around the house or apartment. Most beginning do-it-yourselfers and first-time homeowners ask, “What tools do I need to get started?” Friedman’s Home Improvement is happy to provide a list of the tools that you’ll need to tackle a wide range of home improvement projects. 1. Select a toolbox that is easy to carry, is made to last, and has enough compartments and pockets for all your tools. 2. Slip-joint pliers, needle-nose pliers, and medium-size channel-locking pliers. 3. A slotted screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. …

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Choose the Right Drilling Tool for the Right Project

If you are not skilled at drilling holes, it can bring your project to a screeching halt if you don’t have the right tools or “know how.” Let Friedman’s Home Improvement help you explore how to drill different types of holes in different materials. Get a standard drill bit set and determine which size bit you will need to drill your hole. Create a pilot hole with a pilot drill bit. This is a simple and standard hole. Use a drill bit that’s a slightly smaller circumference than the screw you’ll be using. Spade bits are labeled by the size of the hole they make. …

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