If you’re planning a lot of DIY including metal work, an angle grinder is worth investing in. Tradies from nearly every industry rely on these so it makes sense for a passionate and active DIYer to make the investment, too. Like cordless drills, many attachments can be purchased for a range of jobs. They can be used for removing paint and rust, cleaning, polishing and cutting metal. They can also be used to sand, shape and carve wood, and sharpen garden tools. Be aware that safe use of this tool requires direction from an experienced operator, and full safety gear is essential. •
OPPOSITE Estwing steel 15oz claw hammer,$98, from Bunnings. Stanley FatMaxhandheld drill, $199, from Mitre 10. Ryobi800W belt sander, $99, from Bunnings.