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“When you undertake a home theater installation job—even your own—you’ll end up invariably cutting holes for speakers, punching out low voltage boxes, or otherwise having to locate wires in the wall. That means it helps to be handy with tools—which tools I’ll get to next.

There are certain tools that are needed in order to successfully build a home theater—particularly a jab saw, cordless drill, and a stud finder. If you’re completely redoing a room then you’ll need even more tools, but the point is that you can’t really do a renovation of home theater installation build without the right tools. Here’s a quick list of tools we think are essential in a basic home theater installation:

  • Cordless drill
  • Jab saw (keyhole saw)
  • Stud finder
  • Hammer
  • Fish tape or rods
  • Razor knife
  • Wire strippers/cutters
  • Tape measure
  • Paddle bits
  • Low voltage boxes, kit”

Read more about properly installing a home theater here.

Building and designing a home theater is the dream of any video and audio enthusiast. You may have an idea of how you want things set up, but in order for it not to look like a complete mess, careful planning is necessary. Oftentimes, people who want to do it themselves get in over their heads and end up taking shortcuts. What started out as a simple project may become more complex than initially thought.

At MJ Electric we provide home theater installation that makes sense for your desired space with no messy wires. Call us at 612-598-0793 or visit our residential services page for more information.