The best power tools for home improvement projects from sanders to screwdrivers

Show us a well-put-up shelf and we’ll show you a DIY virgin wearing a smile like they’ve just won Wimbledon.

There’s no middle ground with DIY. Get it right — no matter how small the job — and you’re cock-a-hoop.

Get it wrong and heaven knows you’re miserable now. The key is a one-two punch: good prep and the right tools.

First up, you need a jack of all trades. Bosch’s cordless and budget-friendly IXO Classic (from £52.99, adapters from £15.99, ) is compact and reliable, sure, but it’s also versatile as heck with a series of clip-on accessories that replace the screwdriver base in a flash.