Tools For Every Home

Maintaining your home is extremely important as you will want to fix minor problems in your home that can become serious over time.  While some home repairs need to be repaired by an experienced professional, there are several minor repairs that can be done by the average homeowner with very little experience in home repair.  To help you with your repairs you will need to invest in the right tools that you will have access to whenever you need them.  There is nothing more frustrating than not having the right tool when you need it. Below you will learn why tools are so important and a basic list of tools every homeowner should have.

Why Are Tools So Important?

People need tools for everyday living.  Whether you are hanging a picture or fixing your fence, small handheld tools can help you reduce the amount of time you spend on your projects.  Tools that are designed for everyday use also make projects safer. Imagine just how difficult it could be to pound a nail into a wall stub if you did not have a hammer.  Just how would you remove the nail from the wall without a curved claw to pull nails?  Obviously, homeowners should take some time to invest in all of the right tools for their tool collection to complete home repairs or even to do various home projects.

Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

The Steel Hammer

Every homeowner needs to start their collection with a quality steel hammer.  As you may already know, a steel hammer is needed to smash things or to hammer nails.  If you are planning on using the hammer for big projects, make sure that you invest in a hammer with a hickory handle so that the wood can absorb the shock and save you from elbow pain.  You should also look for hammers with curved claws so that you can pull nails that are misplaced.

A Quality Screwdriver

If you are screwing and unscrewing screws, you will definitely need a quality screwdriver made of steel. To cut down on the investment, you can go for a multihead application that comes with Phillips and flathead bits in different sizes.  This can save you from taking a trip to the store when you have odd sized screws and only one Phillips screwdriver to choose from.

Adjustable Wrenches

Adjustable wrenches can be a lifesaver.  If you are putting together a table, you may need a wrench to ensure that all of the pieces are put together tight.  If you want to prevent having too many wrenches in your toolbox, consider buying one quality adjustable wrench so that you do not have to choose from all of the different sizes that are available.

Pry Bar

A 12-inch or 15-inch pry bar will definitely come in handy if you need to take down old fence slats.  Prying wood that can be difficult to pry with the standard screwdriver is made easier with a hexagonal steel pry bar.

Vise Grips or Locking Pliers

If you need a stabilizing force when you are completing a home repair or project, vise grips could be the perfect tool.  These locking pliers lock metal pieces, PVC pipes, and other components together with a tight grip.

Needle-nose Pliers

When you are trying to cut wires or other applications in tight spaces, needle-nose pliers are the perfect tool.  These pliers have a long, thin, and pointy plier tip that can grab onto wire and even cut them when enough pressure is applied.

Tape Measure

You never realize just how often you need a tape measure until you find yourself without one.  Find a quality, easy-locking tape measure that will last.  this tool is essential as you’ll find yourself needing  measurements for many repairs and projects around the home.

Utility Knife

A utility knife can also be a lifesaver when you need a blade to cut special items. Make sure to buy replaceable blades for when they go dull and you will be glad you made the investment.

Safety Glasses

You know to never use a drill or a saw without safety glasses.  While you might not think glasses are a tool, they really are important to have as they will keep you safe.

Staple Gun

From upholstering to hanging your holiday lights, a staple gun will turn an involved project into one that takes a lot less time.

Cordless Drill

Last but not least is the cordless drill.  No home should be without one.  This power tool comes in handy in a number of situations whether you are drilling holes or driving in screws.  There are many choices when it comes to cordless drills so make sure you do a bit of homework and get the right drill for the jobs you will most likely find around your home.
With these basic tools, you can do a lot of your repairs on your own.  Not only will you feel proud of the projects you complete, you will also save the money you would have spent on a professional.

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