The Basic Tools You’ll Need to Do Almost Every Home Improvement Project, Part 1

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Wagner Rentals Co, the best CAT dealer in Colorado, New Mexico, and west Texas, is in the tool rental and the heavy equipment rental business. We see just about every type of project come through these doors of ours, and we have every tool and piece of heavy machinery to get the job done. We pride ourselves on helping you improve this world by improving your world.

In today’s blog post, we wanted to help you all out with listing the basic tools you’ll need to do almost every home improvement project. While some of these can be pricey, this is most definitely a work in progress. We recommend every time you do a project, invest in a tool to do it, and soon enough you’ll have your whole toolbox outfitted to do anything that strikes your fancy. Visit us online to see what tools we have available, as well as what heavy machinery we have (both new and used)!



When you begin a home improvement project, say adding on a deck, you will definitely need a good screwdriver to get the job done. You’ll need to invest in both flathead and Phillips screwdrivers in order to cover your bases for all size types. Flathead screwdrivers also double as a tool to help you pry stuff open with, like the infamous paint can that is hammered down into place. Undoubtedly, you will be using the Phillips screwdriver more just because it is the more popular type of screw used in building materials.


Speaking of hammers, you’ll need a hammer to drive in and remove your nails. And if your home improvement job involves demolition, hammers are great for going through drywall and then flipping them around to yank drywall down. While all hammers have the same basic construction, Wagner Equipment Co recommends that you choose one that has a good grip and is comfortable in your hand. This is important if you will be doing a DIY project that entails a lot of hammering.

Electric Drill and Drill Bits

Hammers are great for nails, but when it comes to using screwdrivers, you’ll need a top-notch electric drill and the accompanying drill bits in order to switch out the sizes. These drills have become almost indispensable because it takes out all of the hard labor of actually using a screwdriver to twist in your screw. The amount of time this handy, dandy little tool saves is unbelievable. Electric drills make placing screws almost effortless and are a great place to start when teaching your kids to help you.

Air Compressor

While not strictly a necessity for your DIY home improvement projects, having an air compressor in your garage can be indispensable when it comes to having air power. From airing up the tires on your car or skid steer to blowing out your sprinkler system in the fall, an air compressor can definitely help you maintain your home improvement projects once started. You can finally inflate soccer balls and basketballs and not have a family bike ride derailed by a flat tire. An air compressor can be used to blow leaves or dirt from the garage, or use to clean the exterior of your buildings. An air compressor can also be used to power hammers, wrenches, saws, and nails, as well as help paint your home, build a deck, or roof your home. The air compressor makes our list because of its versatility.

Wagner Equipment offers portable air compressors that would be for more industrial uses. Our used inventory changes quite frequently, but we usually have hammer/breaker air compressors for sale as well. Call today for our inventory selection!



Wagner Equipment Co offers the best CAT equipment rental in Colorado, New Mexico, and west Texas. Our mission is to help you with the heavy duty equipment you need to complete jobs, either residential or commercial. We do this through the sale and rental of our CAT equipment. From Caterpillar machines and Ag machines to work tools and power systems, we strive to be your go-to equipment rental company. In addition, we offer financing options that can help you get the heavy duty CAT equipment you or your company needs in order to get the job done.

One of the other services that we are most proud of is our service department and parts department. Like all machines, they will break down, and because they are so integral to your job, you need them back up and running — and fast. We have over 200 field service technicians who are factory-trained and ready to help you when your bulldozer breaks down or your backhoe stops working. We have placed our service departments strategically throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas so one will be close to you. In addition, Wagner Equipment offers genuine CAT parts, from remanufactured parts to rebuilt parts. We also offer 24-hour emergency service should you need us expeditiously. We offer a full-service parts counter at every location, so you can get your part and be on your way.

Wagner Equipment Co strives to help you with all aspects of your CAT equipment. We are committed to keeping your CAT equipment up and running so you can make a difference. Contact us today!