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.
- Cordless drill-driver
- Saws (minimum 18 volt)
- Bench and disk grinder
- 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.
- Philips and flathead screwdrivers
- Measuring tapes
- Wood and metal chisels
- Torpedo and line levels
- Saws – hacksaw, handsaw, coping saw and miter saw
- Sanding blocks
- Wire cutters
- Wood and metal cutting drill bits
- Wire stripper
- Circular and saber saw-blades
- Paint brushes, pans, tarps
- Emery paper
- 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.
- Paper towels
- First aid kit
- Garbage bags
- Magnifying glasses
- Reach-extending tools
- 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.