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What’s In My Shop: Tools and PPE

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It wasn’t until about 15 years ago that I dove head first into being a DIY-er. My wife and I purchased our first house and it was a fixer-upper. Because of my construction background, I knew how to take on some of the remodeling, but the rest of it I had to just figure out.

I made mistakes along the way but it was such a great experience. We’re now in our second house and it too is full of remodel opportunities. Thankfully, most of the work we’ve done and still plan to do is just cosmetic in nature.

One major upgrade in this house that I’m very thankful for is my shop space. In our prior home, all I had was a small shed with no doors, a rotten wood floor, and a leaky roof. Now I have an entire garage to utilize for a shop and storage.

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My shop situation may be like yours: It’s in a constant state of change. Tools and materials come and go, and the floor layout is never the same.

Most of my hand tools are hanging up on pegboard above my workbench. Other small tools and supplies are kept underneath the workbench. The bigger stuff like the miter saw and table saw are kept assembled on the floor.

I’ve posted some of the tools I currently own below. I’ve also linked to their retail product pages at if you’re interested in buying them yourself.


DEWALT 12″ Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

DEWALT Rolling Miter Saw Stand

RYOBI Table Saw With Rolling Stand

DEWALT Oscillating Multi-Tool


RYOBI 18-volt Reciprocating Saw

RYOBI 18-volt Cordless Pole Saw


DEWALT Atomic 20-Volt Brushless Hammer Drill

DEWALT Atomic Impact Driver

Outdoor Tools

ECHO Gas Chainsaw

RYOBI 18-volt ONE+ Lithium Push Mower

RYOBI 2300 PSI Electric Pressure Washer

Earthwise Electric Tiller

Earthwise Leaf Mulcher

Earthwise Gator Grabber

RYOBI 18-volt ONE+ Lithium Brushless Weed Eater

RYOBI 18-volt Cordless Leaf Blower

True Temper Wheelbarrow

Miscellaneous Tools

DEWALT Random Orbital Sander

RYOBI Bench Grinder

Wagner Furno 500 Heat Gun

Kreg R3 Pocket Hole Jig System

Arrow Staple Gun

Arrow Glue Gun

HANDy Paint Cup

Gator Zip Sander

Personal Protective Equipment

Firm Grip Dura-Knit Gloves

Firm Grip Full Grain Leather Impact Gloves

Firm Grip Trade Master Gloves

Firm Grip Flex Impact Gloves

Firm Grip Nitrile Gloves

RZ Mask Dust Mask

3M Safety Glasses

3M Earmuff