Handymen Toolbox Basics
A perfect master of the house knows keeping everything in place, and this perfection doesn’t come unless you have an ever-ready toolbox inside your house. The value of a basic toolbox with at least some essential tools comes into picture when just for fixing some nut-bolts or a wooden-block coming out of place and hitting heads you call a handyman and these small things make you release some good money from your pocket. In such cases, you feel like keeping at least a few nails, hammers and screw-drivers. That’s indeed a smart idea. For such smartly living people, we have put together a quick list of few essential tools that should let you do most of the general tasks at home.
A set of screwdrivers
The first most commonly used tool, which comes in different shapes and sizes, is a screwdriver. For those who are new to assembling a basic toolbox, a screwdriver is something with a shape that fits into a screw and helps in turning and twisting it around. If your set has a Torx, Phillips x-shaped, flathead, and hex screwdrivers, you have most of it.
For measuring lengths while doing any maintenance, cutting, scratching, or mending tasks, measuring tape helps do things with professional precision. If you have a 25 feet long measuring tape, it would suffice to take care of most of your measuring tasks.
There are various types of hammers one could put in the toolbox. They do your part of job to put enough pressure to fix things in place, and hence no toolbox is complete without these. Now, out of so many hammers, which ones to keep in a basic toolbox? To answer that, most of the people use a 16-ounced hammer that contains bent-claws at the other side. This does not just the job of hammering something in, but also to take things out if not put properly.
Pliers and wrenches
Coming to pliers; if you could find 8 and 10 inches needle-nosed and groove-joint pliers, it should suffice. For turning jammed nut-bolts and screws, these pliers do an easy job. Also, if you could add some adjustable sets of wrenches a lot of fitting, holding, twisting, pressing, etc. kind of work would be done easily.
Blades and knives
For cutting wires, scratching tiles and sandpapers, blades, knives or scissors are a must-have. None of the above tools could do what you need blades for.
Short torpedo level
For leveling things around in your house, this is one thing that helps a lot. Going for a short-torpedo level, if you find a 9 inches one, it’s not just easy to be found but also completes your toolbox.