10 Best Tools for Builders

Discover the 10 best rated power tools, hand tools and accessories for builders as rated by 1,000's of trades on Tool Talk. Whether you're an apprentice starting out or a builder with years of experience, these top-rated tools should give you everything you need to become a master of the trade.

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Makita DMR104W DAB Digital Radio

Portable DAB radio designed for on-site use and great sounding music. Compatible with MP3 players or smartphones via the aux input. Rubber bumpers for protection during use and transportation. DAB signal provides a wide selection of radio stations.

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Makita 18V LXT Impact Driver DTD152Z

The Makita DTD152Z is a cordless Impact Driver powered by an 18V Li-ion battery. Ideal for applications such as tightening of self-drilling screws or light duty machine screws.

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Stanley Fatmax One-Piece Claw Hammer 20OZ

One-piece steel hammer with anti-vibration technology built into the handle. Large strike face for great accuracy. Precision balanced head and soft-grip handle for ultimate comfort and control.


OX Tools Pro Stainless Steel Plasterers Trowel

Pre-worn edges to eliminate line & ripple marks. High quality tempered stainless steel blade. Lightweight aluminium shank. Handle set for perfect balance. Fully riveted shank.. DURAGRIP handle for ultimate comfort.

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Makita DGA456Z 18V Brushless Cordless Angle Grinder

Cordless angle grinder with a high power brushless motor, increasing power and reducing battery drain. Features automatic speed control (constant speed control), which automatically changes blade speed according to load. Electronic brake for rapid deceleration of blade. Anti-restart prevents accidental machine start up, current limiter and anti-kickback detection features offer added protection.

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DeWalt Multi Tool

Multi-function tools use an oscillating action to carry out a large variety of smaller scale, detailed functions including routing, sawing, sanding, scraping, cutting etc. The materials the various accessories can be used on include copper pipes, plastic, dry walls, wood, stone, paint, grout removal, tile adhesive, window putty, caulking etc.

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Screws that eat through wood. Beaverscrews® are advanced premium wood screws which feature a superb shank giving a fast insertion speed and incredible pull out resistance compared to your average wood screw.

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DeWalt 18v Circular Saw

Latest generation premium Circular Saw featuring new XR Lithium Ion Technology. Part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series designed for efficiency and making applications faster. Powerful & Highly Efficeint PM58 DEWALT fan cooled motor with replaceable brushes. Delivers up to 3700 rotation per minute for fast cutting action. Ergonomic handle set with rubber overmold to optimise end user comfort.

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Stabila Spirit Levels

Features 1 horizontal and 2 vertical Vials. Accurate to 0.5mm/m in the normal position and 0.75mm/m in overhead position. Removable end-caps for flush fitting. Anti-slip end-caps for easier one-handed marking.


DeWalt Tough Box

Engineered plastic side clips allows stackability with other boxes. When carrying the toolboxes by hand, they can also be fastened together, allowing them to be carried as a stack. Heavy duty metal latches and hinges for added durability. Bi-material comfortable top handle is easy to grip. Locking side handles offer alternative lifting and easier manoeuvrability.

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Big Wipes Heavy-Duty

Dual-sided for the toughest jobs, when you really need to cut through the dirt. Ideal for heavy duty use on the toughest stains and dried-on dirt, our industrial strength dual sided 'scrub & clean' Heavy-Duty 4x4 wipes offer the fastest deepest clean ever. Containing no fewer than four powerful cleaning agents and four dermatologically tested skin conditioners, Big Wipes 4x4 cleansing wipes are even tougher on grime and even kinder to your hands.

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Wiha LED Work Light
New review by Mitie (Mobile Electrician)
2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to win one of these from the group, it fits very nicely in my TP-XXL in one of the tool pouches, for the size of the work light it gives out a great light which lights up a room very easily, the magnetic adjustable bracket allows for very easy positioning what ever the situation.

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Wiha Tools speedE II
New review by TT Electrical
6 months ago

Really enjoying using the speede ii. Makes second fixing a breeze. Great for sockets etc as well as consumer units. I feel that the way the blades fit into the unit itself could be improved with a physical lock. The light function is very useful, however I wish there was a way to turn this off to save battery when it is not needed. Battery life is pretty good, and the batteries charge quickly.

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Wiha Electrician's Spirit Level
New review by MP ELECTRICAL
7 months ago

Awesome bit of kit. Has four box sections you can adjust to make drilling holes for back boxes a breeze. Seems quite sturdy, and has bump stops which is good. The viewing of the levels themselves are really good, clear and don’t have any issues from any angles really. They’re unobstructed from holders etc so they’ve thought about this. Has a ruler and some other standard measures. I’d get another should I loser or break this one

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Wiha Electrician's Hammer
New review by Csp Elec
3 months ago

Good quality decent hammer from Wiha. Nice and light weight but still packs a punch. With the flat top you can get right up to edges. Balance is just right on it.