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Amazon Prime Day Bargains All DIYers Need

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Amazon Prime Day is back for day two of its annual deal extravaganza, with plenty of sizeable bargains still up for grabs. 

To benefit from Amazon Prime Day deals, you will need to be a Prime member (if you're not, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial). 

If lockdown has left you with a long list of home improvements, then you'll need to make sure that you've got everything you need to tackle those jobs yourself, and why pay full price if you don't have to?

Throughout the Prime Day event, you'll find loads of deals on handy items for your toolkit as well as professional -grade tools from the likes of Bosch, Dremel and Makita.

But if you haven't had chance to browse the deals on offer, we've hand selected some of the best DIY essentials that you can pick up right now. 

Don't forget Amazon Prime Day ends at 11.59pm tonight. 

Our Pick of the Best 

Bosch UniversalImpact 18 Cordless Hammer Drill | WAS £95.99, NOW £58.99

Capable of driving screws as well as tackling drilling and impact drilling tasks, this cordless hammer drill from Bosch is definitely one for the toolkit. It has 20 different torque settings (with a maximum torque of 30Nm) which means its perfect for drilling into a variety of materials from wood and metal through to masonry. 

It comes complete with a carry case and the two batteries included are compatible will all tools and garden products in the Bosch 18V range which is incredibly useful if you are looking to expand your suite of power tools - you need only buy bare tools (as long as they are compatible) from now on.

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Makita DML801 LXT 18V Florescent LED Light Torch| WAS £53.43, NOW £28.99

Adequate illumination is key for many DIY tasks, and this torch from Makita is flexible enough to provide the best lighting at various angles.

The 12 LEDs provide wide and bright illumination (or you can use the energy saving mode which lights six of the LEDs) and the unit itself is foldable and rotatable giving you complete control over the direction of light. 

It also features a retractable metal hook which allows you to suspend the unit from any stable structure.

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Wagner W16 Steam Wallpaper Stripper| WAS £53.31, NOW £37.30

If you've found you've spent lockdown staring at wallpaper that has seen better days, then this is well worth grabbing while there is 30% off.

This steam wallpaper stripper removes all types of wallpaper (including multi-layered applications and wallpaper that has been painted) without using harsh or toxic chemicals. 

It has a 5L capacity water tank and a 3.5m length hose and boasts an 80-minute maximum steaming time and an automatic cut-out to prevent overheating.

In addition to the four-way adjustable steam bar, a small steam plate and scraper is also included.

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Stanley Pocket Tylon 8m Tape Measure| WAS £8, NOW £5.99

Even if you are a DIY novice, a tape measure is an essential for any homeowner.

With a Tylon-coated 8m blade, it's durable and wear-resistant, and thanks to a matt finish, there is no glare or reflection which means it's really easy to read. With a Tru Zero end hook, it offers a highly accurate reading. 

What more could you want from a tape measure?

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DeWalt T-Stak IV Tool Storage Box| WAS £38.11, NOW £30.50

Keep all your bits and bobs stored neatly with this tool storage box from tool heavyweight DeWalt.

This model has two shallow drawers which are perfect for small bits and accessories, but it is compatible and connectable with other T-Stak components which allows you to easily customise your storage unit. 

It has an 8L volume capacity, and a drawer load capacity of 7.5kg as well as removable dividers to tailor the box to your exact storage needs.

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Bosch Professional GSS 18V-10 Cordless Detail Sander (Bare Unit)| RRP £96, NOW £66.99

More of an experienced DIYer? This cordless orbital hand sander is a great addition to your tool collection. 

With a soft grip covering and variety of handle settings, this 18V sander is safe and comfortable to use, and with the Bosch micro-filter extraction system, it creates little mess. 

With no load, the sander has a speed of 11,000rpm and the fact that it's cordless offers infinite flexibility. It can be safely operated with one hand and can work effectively even in the tightest of corners. 

Better still, it's really easy to secure and remove the sandpaper thanks to a velcro-type fastening.

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UniBond No More Nails Original Instant Grab Adhesive (Pack of 3)| RRP £18.73, NOW £8.57

Compatible with wood, brick, ceramic, concrete, plastic, metal and stone, this is another essential for every homeowner. 

This adhesive negates the need for nails and screws to fix a variety of materials, so is a great option for those who maybe aren't so confident in their DIY skills.

Suitable for a variety of interior applications, the adhesive ensures strong bonds for heavy duty repair or DIY applications such as fixing skirting boards or as a coving adhesive.

The product is easy to apply, just make sure you follow the instructions and provide adequate drying time.

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Ryobi R18HV-0 One Plus Cordless Hand Vac (Bare Tool)| WAS £35, NOW £24.50

Cleaning up after your DIY endeavours is easier than ever with this cordless hand vac from Ryobi. 

It's lightweight yet powerful, makes quick work of even hard to reach areas and features an easy clean dust bowl for quick, mess-free disposal of collected debris. 

If you own other tools from Ryobi's ONE+ range, you can use the same lithium battery to power this hand vac. If you don't, you can buy the 1.5Ah battery and compact charger separately. 

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Sarah is Web Editor of She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, in her eight years on Team Homebuilding, including three as web editor, she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.