Cool remodelling tools

These multi-tasking gadgets can make a full-on renovation or just a few minor repairs a breeze

Make any home improvement job easier with these hard-working multitasking tools.

Tool Time

Doing some remodeling? Whether you’re tackling a full-on renovation or just doing a few minor repairs, the following tools will make any job a breeze. From a handheld three-in-one jigsaw, edge sander and detail router to a six-piece painting kit complete with two contour handles and three snap-on attachments, these multitasking gadgets prove that no job is ever too big.

Nail It

Drive nails up to 3 1/2″ long at 3,600 impacts per minute with the cordless Nextec G2 Hammerhead. Its articulating head gets into 0-, 45- and 90-degree angles. And a rotating LED lights the way. $100; Craftsman.com.

A Cut Above

A spiral jigsaw, edge sander and detail router, the Dremel Trio can cut wood, plastic, drywall and tile. Its 90-degree pivoting handle makes for easy maneuvering when cutting recessed lighting holes or carving letters into wood. $100; Dremel.com.

Smooth Operator

Ridgid’s R3100 compact orbital jigsaw is fast (3,000 strokes per minute), light (4.4 lb) and designed to reduce vibration for smooth cuts that don’t tire out your wrist. $99; Ridgid.com.

Painting Pro

Green Toad’s new six-piece painting kit comes with two contour handles and three snap-on attachments—including a 2″ straight brush and a 9″ roller The pivoting system locks in eight positions to reduce joint stress. $29; TheGreenToad.net.

Cool Tool

Sand furniture, cut drywall and remove grout with Skil’s oscillating tool that has five blades, a sanding pad and assorted sanding sheets, plus a 2-amp motor. $80; Yahoo! Shopping.

Know the Drill

Black & Decker’s lightweight cordless 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill/Driver holds a charge for up to 500 days after a full charge. $100; Yahoo! Shopping.

Tool Up

At a meager 1 lb, the Kelvin.23 does the job of, yes, 23 tools, including a hammer, a screwdriver with 16 different bits, an LED lamp, a level and a 6-ft. tape measure. In black or pink. $30; KelvinTools.com.

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