The Tools Worth Your Time

Dec 3, 2015

If you have a tinkerer in your life, you might find yourself tool shopping this holiday season. The main question is -  which tools are worth your time? Home improvement expert  Bill McAnally says that you can get some amazing work done with power tools like the circular saw, but you need to be prepared when using them.

"One issue though, is you really want to read the directions," he laughs.  

McAnally also suggests that you should try too keep your tools and shop clean to ensure you don't end up wasting money.

"I've really found that if you store everything and keep it all organized, which I'm very bad at, but if you keep it all organized you don't end up buying a lot of extra stuff, like duplicates."

On this home improvement edition of Talk of Iowa, McAnally talks with host Charity Nebbe about tool shopping and answers listener questions. Some tool suggestions are below.

Some of Bill's Favorites

  • Cordless impact drill 
  • Circular saw
  • Air compressor

Some Picks for New Collections and New Homes

  • Stepladder
  • 4-6 foot Extension ladder
  • Shop Vac
  • Stanley utility knives
  • 100 foot extension cord
  • Allen wrenches
  • Safety goggles
  • Hearing protection s
  • Sturdy saw horses
  • Storage cabinet