On The Top Of The Toolbox: Top 10 Tools Every DIY’er Needs In His Toolbox

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On The Top Of The Toolbox: Top 10 Tools Every DIY’er Needs In His Toolbox

On The Top Of The Toolbox: Top 10 Tools Every DIY'er Needs In His Toolbox

Every homeowner knows that the best way to fix a problem is to address it as early as possible. Think of your toolbox as a first-aid kit for the home.

One of the most essential tools that you can’t DIY without is a reliable claw hammer. Not only is it useful for pounding nails into wood, they can also be used for minor demolition jobs. A hammer with a full-size, round face can provide you with good striking precision.

Also, keep in mind that a full claw offers effective pulling power. Consider buying one that’s light enough to be carried around but is heavy enough for your DIY purposes. Being a hand tool, the safety of a hammer relies greatly on the fit. A classic and comfortable rubber grip is recommended.

From building DIY furniture to planning out your space, a tape measure is an indispensable tool, so be sure to invest in something durable. Invest also in a set of Phillips head screwdrivers in a variety of sizes.

On The Top Of The Toolbox: Top 10 Tools Every DIY'er Needs In His Toolbox

This type of screwdriver, with its four star point tip, enables you to apply more rotating force compared to the flathead kind. That being said, the flathead screwdriver will never lose its place in the toolbox, so be sure you own one as well.

For function, choose ones with strong steel blades and for safety, get those with non-slip handles. For quick identification, opt for sets with color-coded handles and drive icons. This will help you conserve both time and energy while working.

You’ll find that nothing is ever quite as useful as the classic utility knife. From cutting to scraping to shaping—its uses are practically limitless.

So go for a heavy duty brand with a built-in blade casing for safety and for convenient storage. Another frequently used item in the toolbox is the adjustable wrench. This flexible multi-purpose tool does everything from loosening plumbing fixtures to tightening numerous sizes of nuts and bolts.

If you’re planning on taking up upholstering projects, then you should definitely own a staple gun. Select one with a quick release nail gate that creates minimal markings on the wood’s surface. Every DIY’er should also have vise grip pliers.

While performing your DIY task, these locking tools are sure to lend you an extra hand by serving as a clamp. You can use them to cut wires, to twist metals, and to double as a wrench.

The list is almost endless. If you’re a dedicated DIY’er, you’ll also need to have your own electric drill. Keep in mind that corded drills are cheaper but the cordless type is certainly more convenient.

Finally, another DIY necessity to complete your toolbox is the hand saw. A straight blade aids in accurate sawing. Look for one with sharp, evenly set teeth that yields fast cutting performance.

These are just the basic tools you need to build a toolbox. Each individual project has its own special needs. You can easily find these tools and all the other supplies that you’ll need online at sites like Tradefix Direct or at the nearest hardware store.

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Article written by Arthur Wilson, a freelance blogger and journalist. Follow him on Twitter @Ayup_Arthur.

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