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DIY Greenhouse Kit Tools You'll Need

Additional Tools You Might Need To Build A Greenhouse

Lowe's, Home Depot & Amazon Quick Buy Guide


Tip - Decide which store is easiest for you to get to. Prices are generally the same.  Add each item you need to your cart, select in-store pickup, and have it waiting for you the next day!
Prices have increased due to supply chain...expect up to pay up to 50% more

Pick a Cutting Tool

You have two choices here.  If your #1 priority is saving money go with a hacksaw.  But please don't totally cheap out here.  We don't want to turn you into a swearing sailor  Here is a table of hacksaws we would recommend buying (notice they are all high tension).  


Tekton Hacksaw

Amazon TEKTON High-Tension Hacksaw


Lowe's Blue Hawk High Tension


Home Depot Stanley 12 in. High-Tension


Spare Blades

Amazon Lenox 12in Bi Metal 2 Pack


Lowe's Stanley 12in Bi Metal 2 Pack


Home Depot Dewalt 12in Bi Metal 2 Pack



Dewalt Hacksaw

If you want to be more efficient with your time we highly recommend using a sawzall.  This is the more expensive option but you will save yourself a lot of time.  Its also just a great tool to have handy for many other projects.
Amazon DEWALT 10-Amp Reciprocating 79.00
Lowe's DEWALT 10-Amp Reciprocating 79.00
Home Depot DEWALT 12-Amp Reciprocating 89.00

Spare Blades


DEWALT 6 in. Bi-Metal (5 Pack)

Lowe's DEWALT 6 in. Bi-Metal (5-Pack) 12.98
Home Depot DEWALT 4 in. Bi-Metal (2-Pack) 4.55

Nut Drivers and/or Adjustable Wrenches

Tekton Nut Driver Set

For installing bolts as needed we recommend getting some nut drivers that attached to a drill.  However if you are on a tight budget an old fashion adjustable wrench or the appropriate size manual wrench will do.


TEKTON Nut Driver (14 Piece Set)

Lowe's Kobalt Nut Driver (4 Piece Set) 7.98
Home Depot Milwaukee Magnetic Nut Driver (5 Piece Set) 14.97 

Drill Bits & Drill

Tooluxe Drill Set

Pick up some spare drill bits in order to pre-drill holes in the ground posts, bows and hand-crank.

Amazon Tooluxe 13 Piece Set 8.74
Lowe's Black & Decker 10 Pack 2.98
Home Depot Dewalt 21 Piece Set 19.97

If buying a new drill, just make sure it's at least 18v, so there's enough drive to get the job done.


    Sledge Hammer

    Jackson Sledge Hammer

    For driving in ground posts. Be sure to use in conjunction with our ground post driver.

    Amazon Jackson 4lb Sledge Hammer 15.22
    Lowe's Kobalt 4lb Sledge Hammer 19.98
    Home Depot 4lb Sledge Hammer 7.98


    Mason Line/Twine

    Twine      Line Level

    This is used to make sure all your ground posts are level to each other.

    Amazon Wellington Mason Line 260 ft 4.49
    Lowe's Lehigh Mason Line 325 ft 3.68
    Home Depot White Twisted Cotton Twine 420 ft 2.57


    Amazon Johnson Line Level 2.99
    Lowe's Swanson Line Level 2.98
    Home Depot Empire Line Level Set (2 Pack) 2.93


    Tape Measure

    Stanley 200 foot Tape Measure

    100 foot tape measure to be able to reach each corner.

    Amazon Stanley 200 ft Tape Measure 17.66
    Lowe's Kobalt 100 ft Tape Measure 14.98
    Home Depot Stanley 200 ft Tape Measure 17.95


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