DIY Essential Tools For Your Toolbox

DIY Essential Tools For Your Toolbox

As a new handyman, the first thing one would need is a tool-box. Not just any tool-box, but a professional box that has almost every tool that lets a handyman step into the job with confidence. Even if one isn’t a professional handyman, there are tools that make one absolutely ready at all times to do any maintenance, as good as a professional. Ideally, every professional handyman picks tools for his box on the basis of the nature of his job, but we have compiled a common list, which here or there gets used.

Here is a list of everything a handyman would need from day one till the infinite period of his profession.

One thing you need to keep in mind is that, there could be hundreds of tools that one could buy and put in the box, but we have compiled a list that should do most of the regular jobs a handyman does. Also, the below-listed tools might be defined for doing a specific job, they could still be used for other set of related jobs for which you might feel a tool missing. Let’s get started with the tools that are power-based, and need either electrical-power or batteries to function.


  1. Cordless drill-driver
  2. Saws (minimum 18 volt)
  3. Router
  4. Bench and disk grinder
  5. Oscillating and finishing sander

There is another set of tools that require handy work, and require more power. Here under the below listed category, we have put together some very essential tools that should do most of your handy tasks.


  1. Hammers
  2. Philips and flathead screwdrivers
  3. Measuring tapes
  4. Chalk
  5. Wood and metal chisels
  6. Torpedo and line levels
  7. Saws – hacksaw, handsaw, coping saw and miter saw
  8. Files
  9. Sanding blocks
  10. Wire cutters
  11. Pliers
  12. Wood and metal cutting drill bits
  13. Ladder
  14. Wire stripper
  15. Circular and saber saw-blades
  16. Paint brushes, pans, tarps
  17. Knives
  18. Torch
  19. Sandpaper
  20. Solder
  21. Emery paper
  22. Flux
  23. Tin- and bull-snips

Finally, the most important set, safety. In the profession of a handyman, if safety isn’t taken care of, the entire fun is defeated. If you have the below listed tools in your bag ready while you are on-the-job, you would be all set to fix your thing.

Safety Tools:

  1. Gloves
  2. Mask
  3. Glasses
  4. Paper towels
  5. Tape
  6. First aid kit
  7. Pencil
  8. Bottles
  9. Garbage bags
  10. Kneepads
  11. Flashlights
  12. Magnifying glasses
  13. Reach-extending tools
  14. Stool
  15. Scissor
  16. Duct tape

With these tools in your tool-kit, you surely are not going to get stuck while doing a job, and would find most of the necessities right inside your bag.

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