The Basic Hand Tools in a Home Toolkit
What tools do I really need? It’s a question that every beginner encounters when stepping on the DIY path, and that’s what we are elaborating on in this post to bring together a list of basic yet pretty essential stuff that will get a DIY-starter going.
All You Need Are Essential Tools
Every home needs a good tool kit. Whether you live in a new apartment in the city or a century-old house in the suburbs, eventually you will need to do some home improvements. Sure, perhaps you’ve become accustomed to calling the custodian or handyman when things go awry. But even the most reluctant DIY-er can perform simple fixes like hanging a picture frame, changing out a cabinet hinge or assembling kit furniture. All it takes is the right tools.
the beginner hand tool set
Every tool set needs a hammer, to use on everything from the obvious – hammering in nails – to light demolition work, shaping of materials, and more. Look for a non-slip, anti-vibration shaft or grip that fits well in your hand and a well-curved claw with a deep, fine V, so even small nails can be extracted.
Measure Tape Ruler
How wide is your window? What size sofa will fit in your living room? A tape measure will help you quickly answer these and other questions. Keep it on hand to measure anything from the wall area for a paint project to the thickness of lumber in the yard.
You need this must-have tool for accurately checking a line or object is level (horizontal) or plumb (vertical). A torpedo level is ideal for hanging pictures, adjusting the legs on an appliance, installing a shelf, or straightening furniture.
Multi-bit Screwdriver Set
Don’t bother buying kits with five different lengths and types of screwdrivers. Instead get a multi-bit version that stores the common bits all in one. An extended set will reduce the possibility of damage to screw heads from using the wrong screwdriver tip size. Aim to have the common Slotted and Phillips-head sizes, as well as other versions to get into different types of screws.
This sharp tool is perfect for your toolbox due to its incredibly sharp razor utilized for precision cutting. The retractable blade adds a level of safety as well. For breaking down boxes, cutting drywall or stripping wires, a utility knife will ease the job.
Wrenches are critical for the modern world we’ve built up of knock-down furniture and gadgets. To tighten or loosen a nut or bolt with ease, you’ll need an adjustable wrench. For assembling Ikea furniture and other tedious tasks, a good set of hex key wrenches will make the project less burdensome.
The last must-have tools are pliers. Use them to straighten bent power-cord plugs, replace old shower heads, slice wiring, and get a good grip on just about anything.
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