Must have tools everyone should own

Must have tools everyone should own

Every house needs a good toolbox. It doesn’t matter if you are a hard DIYer or just a parent with few nifty skills, there are some tools that will always come in handy around the house to save you a world of trouble. Get your overalls ready, because we are going to talk about essential tools everyone should own.

Screwdriver

Probably the most essential tool of them all. If you look around your house you will notice the number of screws attached to almost everything you own. Screwdrivers come in many shapes and sizes but if you don’t already own one we recommend you get a double screwdriver with slotted and Phillips tips.

Hammer

When it comes to tools, hammers are in a league of their own. They are useful for carpentry, framing, nail pulling, assembling furniture, hanging portraits, and all kinds of things that require a decent amount of force. As with every tool, there are many types of hammers, but if you are going to own just one, we recommend you get a regular claw hammer, it’s the most versatile of them all and probably the only one you will ever need.

Tape Measure

This one is for all of you out there who ever tried to guess the exact measure of something just by looking at it. Tape measure always comes in handy when you are trying to find out if a table will fit in your living room, how wide is your door, how to position your new oversized bed in your regular sized room, and other things of the sort. Tape comes in many shapes and sizes, our advice is to buy something that’s over 10 meters.

Electric Drill

The handyman's all-time favorite. While the other tools on the list are considered hand tools, this is the only power tool we consider essential, and for good reason. Do you need to hang a new picture on the wall? make a hole in your cabinet to make room for some cables? How about adding a few screws to a faulty chair? If the answer is yes, then you most certainly need a drill in your life. Our advice is to get a cordless drill, it is a million times more practical, and it’s well worth the difference.

Wrench

Wrenches are used to tighten or loosen hexagonal nuts. This is a lifesaver whenever you need to fix a leaking faucet, a clogged sink, or a rusty radiator valve. If you are not very familiar with tools, this one might sound a little far from essential, but after watching a few how-to videos on YouTube you will quickly realize how easy it is to fix some of those things that plumbers charge a fortune just to come and inspect. Just one little piece of extra advice; despite being heavy and made or iron, wrenches are not hammers, so don’t use them to hit objects because you will risk running a perfectly nice tool.