ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR KITCHEN UPDATES
There are a few fundamental power tools that will help any DIYer tackle a broader range of projects whether you’re putting together furniture, up-cycling old furniture or performing some maintenance around your house. These must-have tools are appropriate for people of all skill levels. And, let’s face it, you can never have too many tools as a DIYer!
Multi-function tools are ideal for tiny spaces where no other tool would fit. And with the range of accessories available they’re perfect to tackle a whole range of tasks. It may be used to cut piping in tight spaces, slice out dry rot in a beam where a router or saw can’t reach, and swiftly cut out damaged flooring, among other things.
Tip: Because extra-wide blades don’t slip off a curved surface as narrow blades can, they’re ideal for cutting circular materials like tubing. Narrower blades are typically better for different jobs: They provide a superior plunge-cutting action and put less load on the engine.
Grout removal may be a difficult and time-consuming task in bathroom and kitchen renovations. However, using our PXC 18V Compact Multi-Function tool makes grout removal between tiles exceptionally quick, clean and easy.
Tip: Once your multi-tool is ready, use a straight cut to push the blade into the seam between the two tiles. Begin carefully angling the blade up and down to remove any regions of grout from the seam once the majority of the grout has been removed. Working gently will ensure that the tiles’ edges are not damaged.
Applying moderate pressure on tiles is the best technique to remove grout. To get the most out of your blade, let it do the majority of the job.
How many times have you failed to get anything done in the kitchen because of the cramped space and numerous corners? The compact multi-function tool from Ozito’s PXC range can cut, grind, scrape, sand, saw, and polish just about anything.
RANDOM ORBITAL SANDER
One of the first tools that any maker or DIYer is a random orbital sander. In fact, we can’t think of another motorized tool that is used more on almost every woodworking project. Making this one of the most vital tools to own when renovating or repairing something in and around the kitchen.
Tip: A typical mistake is pressing too hard on a sander. The weight of the sander, together with the pressure exerted by your hand and arm, is sufficient. Your sander has a circuit breaker to safeguard the motor, which is situated on the right side of the machine near the power switch. The circuit breaker will trip if the motor is overworked. To reset the breaker, wait a few seconds and then press it in. If you use too much force on the sandpaper, the engine may overheat.
Pushing down does speed up the removal of wood, but it is ineffective. It has the ability to delay or stop the pad’s spin, resulting in those unappealing swirls. For the smoothest, swirl-free finish, we always recommend starting with the lowest, roughest grit and working your way up to higher numbered, finer grits.
The PXC 18V Random Orbital Sander is the ideal tool for the job, since it is intended to quickly remove debris from wood or painted surfaces. Perfect for sanding your wooden projects to a smooth finish or removing paint off door frames in preparation for a fresh coat of paint.
The cordless drill/driver doubles as an electronic drill and a screwdriver, making it a must-have tool in every toolbox, particularly in kitchens with multiple of cabinets and drawers. It is portable and simple to use, as it is powered by our PXC battery. Its appeal stems from the fact that it has a wide range of applications in the household.
Tip: Start driving the fastener with the clutch set to low, then adjust the clutch as needed. If the screw won’t fully sink into the material, gradually increase the clutch until you’re satisfied with the screw’s placement. If you’re new to drilling, familiarizing yourself with the basics may take some time.
How to Fix a hanging cabinet door:
- Step 1: Open the door.
- Step 2: To realign the door, push it up and back if the top hinge is loose. Because there is no strain on the bottom hinge, it seldom fails, but if the screws are loose, tighten them.
- Step 3: Tighten the screws while your assistant holds the door in place. If you don’t have a helper, lean inside the door and support it up with your foot while tightening the screws.
- Step 4: Let the door hang by itself. To make sure the screws don’t come free straight away, open and close the door numerous times. If they do, the screw holes will need to be repaired.
Drilling holes and driving screws is a breeze with the PXC 18V Drill Driver. You can secure screws to the ideal depth with 21 settings and 40Nm of torque. The drill’s small size and solid grip handle keep it comfortable in your hand as you work. The included LED worklight also easily illuminates dark workspaces making working in the kitchen all too easy.
These are the three power tools that we recommend for covering the vast majority of your kitchen projects. This set of equipment can handle everything from sanding to grout removal to mounting cabinetry. Visit our PXC range here.