Investing in the right tools can be very expensive, but you don’t need a ton to get started. If you only had a staple remover, hammer, scissors, and a needle and thread, you could in theory complete an upholstery project. Well, those and your materials. Just keep in mind, the right tools for the job, decrease not just the amount of time you may spend on a project, but the physical effort and impact on your body as well, which both have their own cost and time savings factors.