Essential Construction Tools for 2018

For centuries, construction workers from all over the world have relied on different tools to finish a project successfully. With today’s focus on simpler and faster methods, there have been some significant advancements in the field of construction tools. The primary goal is to help construction workers increase their productivity, but more importantly, ensure their safety and security. We have compiled a list of essential tools that every construction worker needs in 2018:

Power Drills

Essential Construction Tools for 2018

Drills are tools used in almost any type of construction work. Regardless of whether you are an avid DIY handyman tinkering in your garage or a professional contractor working on large scale projects, there is always going to be a need for a quality drill. A power drill offers two varieties: drills with power cords and drills with batteries. The latter are easier to work with and more portable, but are limited by battery life.


As with any tool, drills require maintenance and regular inspection. There is also the need for frequent replacement of drill bits to ensure safety and productivity.

Gorilla Hook

The Gorilla Hook is an innovative tool belt accessory for cordless power tools. What makes the Gorilla Hook different from other accessories is its secure belt loop that keeps the hook attached safely, as well as its powerful single-handed catch-release system. This power tool holster is especially helpful if working at heights as it eliminates the risk of the tools slipping out, falling and injuring those below you or causing damage to the tool.

The Gorilla Hook is made with a dense, highly-durable plastic, designed for heavy-duty performance.



This power cutting tool is used for efficiently cutting both wood and metal, which makes it an essential addition to any construction project. Jigsaws can also be used for cutting a variety of materials, including steel, fiberglass, and drywall, only when the density and thickness of the materials is fitted with the correct blade size and type. When it comes to the cutting speed, wood takes the lead with the fastest cutting speed while metal and plastic are cut at a slower pace. In general, this tool is easy to maneuver, which is great because you can use it for both personal necessities or professional duties, especially since it tends to be a very accurate tool.

Nail Gun

Since their introduction in the 1950s, nail guns have replaced humble hammers when it comes to putting nails into different materials. The nail gun is available in different models powered by gas, compressed air, or electromagnetism. This tool allows you to work efficiently as it can dispense up to 200 nails per minute.


Oscillating Multi-Tool

As the name suggests, the oscillating multi-tool is used for multiple applications and can handle attachments for many different jobs. This tool is designed to cut through and into thick pieces of solid wood and can start cutting at any given point, which guarantees a quick, clean, and accurate cut. Stop wasting time drilling starter holes and use the oscillating multi-tool for cutting any material.