3 Pro-Quality Products All DIYers Should Have at Home

For homeowners that like to get their hands dirty with a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects, add these products to your collection!

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A Work Light that Shows True Colors

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The Hybrid LED Color Range Work Light from Ryobi features variable color temperature, allowing you to adjust the light quality to your work space. It improves color perception—a big benefit for painting—and it reduces eye strain from working in bright white light. The ability to warm up the light as well as dim it can keep you working comfortably longer. The work light features 360-degree light head rotation and includes a tripod mount. It’s cordless, but it can also be plugged into an extension cord. This light is available at Home Depot for $80 without a battery. It’s part of Ryobi’s 18-volt ONE+ System, so you won’t need the battery if you’ve already invested in the system. Get this light today.

Light and Comfy Work Boots

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Work boots are rarely perfect. Some are super tough and offer solid support but are really heavy. Others are comfortable to walk in but not durable longterm. These San Jose 6in. boots by KEEN Utility have an unlined leather upper that is comfortable right out of the box. The footbed provides support for a full day’s work, and the wedge sole makes you feel like you’re gliding over the ground. It comes in three attractive colors with an aluminum safety toe. A great boot for $150. Plus: Check out these brilliant entryway boot tray ideas.

Nailer for Framing Connectors

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If you’re still nailing or screwing joist hangers, rafter hurricane clips or any other metal connectors to wood, consider investing in a metal connector nailer. One of these will save you hours of painstaking screw-driving or hand-nailing (and smashed fingers!). The Bostitch StrapShot 250 is a great option. Its compact size lets you fire nails into spots most other connector nailers can’t. With this design, you insert the actual nail tip into the connector opening and pull the trigger—a surefire system. The StrapShot 250 can fire both 1-1/2-in. and 2-1/2-in. nails, but if you only use 1-1/2-in. nails, save a few bucks and get the StrapShot 150. Find the StrapShot 250 and 150 on Amazon for $300 and $200, respectively. Click here to find the project that this nailer dominated.

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