10 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have in Their Toolbox

10 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have in Their Toolbox

10 Basic Tools Every Homeowner Should Have in Their ToolboxHome ownership involves taking on the responsibility for a number of things that go wrong, often at the worst times. In addition, creating a comfortable and practical environment for you and your family’s daily life also requires a certain amount of physical adaptation of the structure. Here’s a list of ten tools every homeowner needs to be ready to handle these occasions.

  1. Hammer

A hammer is one of the most useful items in your toolbox, allowing you to do small repairs, hang decorative items on walls, separate parts, and other tasks.

  1. Flat-Head Screwdrivers

The flat-head screwdriver is a simple cylindrical rod with a flat blade that fits into the slot in the head of a standard screw. You will likely need a variety of sizes to perform the many tasks that involve screws as fasteners.

  1. Phillips-head Screwdrivers

Phillips-head screwdrivers come to a point, with four tapered edges in a cross shape that allows it to fit firmly into the grooves of a Phillips-slotted screw. You should have several different sizes of these screwdrivers on hand, for both small and large items.

  1. Pliers

Pliers allow you to grip an item firmly for a number of different actions. You may require both standard and needle-nose pliers for everyday tasks.

  1. Cutting Pliers

Cutting pliers are necessary to cut or shorten thin metal items, such as wiring.

  1. Pipe Wrench

A pipe wrench is necessary for common plumbing problems, such as when you must remove the P-trap to remove a clog from a pipe.

  1. Saw

Having a small saw, such as a hacksaw, on hand can help homeowners trim wayward tree limbs and other outdoor and indoor tasks that may arise.

  1. Wrenches

You will also need a few closed-end and open-end wrenches of various sizes that can help to do assembly and disassembly tasks.

  1. Drill & Drill Bits

A number of models of battery-powered drills are available that make minor home repairs easy. You should also have a variety of sizes of drill bits to fit common screw sizes.

  1. Tape Measure

Homeowners can also use a good-quality tape measure for many projects around the home, such as decorating tasks, replacing household items and remodeling.

These ten tools will give you a good start on being able to manage the common household problems and repairs you are likely to encounter as a homeowner. As you become more proficient in your skills, you may wish to add additional tools to help you accomplish basic repairs.

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