Essential Tools for Every Home
Whether you’re a passionate do-it-yourselfer or the kind of guy who’d rather call in a contractor for small house repairs, one thing is certain. Doing it yourself can save you a lot of money. Especially if we’re talking about small stuff, such as home decorating or regular maintenance. One of the keys to saving money is investing in a well-stocked toolbox. Here are a few essential tools for every home and tool kit.
An essential tool for driving nails into furniture or walls. Most hammers have a claw at the opposite end, so you can easily pry out the nails, too. This tool also serves multiple other purposes, such as banging framing lumber into place or breaking plaster walls.
Screwdriver sets come in handy in many situations. Maybe you have to replace a doorknob or connect cabinet doors, to name just a few. They are also essential for electronics repair and some DIY crafts. According to experts, screwdrivers are the tool in your box you’ll use the most.
Small plumbing repairs as well as other jobs around the house may require you to either remove or screw nuts and bolts in place. Both operations require the use of a suitable wrench. When it comes to wrenches, you can either choose a set of fixed wrenches or opt for an adjustable one. Whatever suits you best.
This is an excellent tool for precision cutting as well as other jobs, such as opening boxes, taking wallpaper off your walls, shaving wood, sharpening pencils, etc. Having a sharp knife at hand is useful most of the times, and you can pick from a variety of models with retractable or foldable blades.
On times when you have to grasp on things you have to pull or turn, a pair of pliers or chisels is undoubtedly handy. With a strong metal jaw on one end and a long handle, this tool gives you leverage as you bend, twist, or pull objects such as nails stuck in lumber or removing plumbing fixtures. From all, locking pliers are the best, but your toolkit could also do with a good pair of needle-nose pliers or wire cutters. Just pick your favorite kind.
- 15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own – InterNACHI®