Posted: Mar 21, 2016 11:32 pm
by kiore
Boyle wrote:The most important thing about DIY home improvement is that you spend as much money doing it and repairing it and buying one-off tools as you would have to hire a good contractor to do it right the first time.

Ha! But sometimes your one off tools get used twice.
Best power tool for home improvement I bought for my place in Australia was a cheap electric chainsaw, bought for tree trimming, last time I was back the old pergola attached to the veranda was sagging and rotten. The bolts were rusted in and I was reluctant to climb onto it to start wrestling with them. The answer? Chainsaw, and some rope to pull it away from the house as it collapsed.Once the structure gone you can wrestle with the remaining stubs.