Home 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cutting pliers are necessary to cut or shorten thin metal items, such as wiring.
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.
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.
You will also need a few closed-end and open-end wrenches of various sizes that can help to do assembly and disassembly tasks.
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.
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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