Do you always have to wait when a plumber will come to fix a leaky faucet or a loose door knob? Have you ever considered that you can actually save hundreds of dollar by just keeping some handy tools at home? Whether you are man or woman these tools are really helpful in doing some simple errands at home by yourself.
Tools are an investment. They are sure to stay with you lifetime, if you buy good quality tools. You can complete almost 90% of your household maintenance with just a limited number of tools in your kitty. To help you decide which tools to buy, here is a handy list of tools which you should have in your house:
The simplest of tool but the versatile one. Helps you fix the faucet or use its claw to take the nails out of the wall. Choose a model with a straight or “rip” claw, not a curved claw; they’re much more useful for demolition.
A small basic set that contains both standard flat blades as well as Phillips heads will tackle most jobs. There are some pretty neat combination drivers that include a variety of blades that all fit on one main handle. They will see you through most household projects.
A handsaw is essential for small repair and improvement projects. Designed for cutting wood, a crosscut saw is versatile and can be used for cutting everything from sheets of plywood to thin pieces of molding.
4. Tape measure
It is one of the most useful and handy ‘must-have’ tools. Every household repair requires some or the other measurement. It could help you to measure footage area and then you can decide how many tiles to buy or the length of the carpet you would need.
Whether its cordless or electric, you would need this to drill any small hole to hang your paintings or putting together your furniture.
It is a must tool to tighten bolts or nuts around your home. It would also help to tighten the leaky faucets or pipe fitting.
A small, rechargeable flashlight is important for all sorts of emergencies.
The channel-lock pliers are adjustable and good for gripping nuts. Lineman pliers cut and twist wires. Needle-nose pliers are great for those hard to reach areas while many people find vise-grips helpful for clamping. Just be careful with the vise-grips as they can cause you to mangle nuts and bolts if you aren’t careful. Grab a pair of needle-nose pliers with a wire cutting blade near the hinge for more bangs for your buck.
9. Utility knife
Perfect for cutting vinyl flooring, roofing shingles and building materials. One male writer on the subject claims: ‘a guy should be expected to know how to sharpen his pencil with a utility knife.’ It’s easier to control and much more sensible than a kitchen knife—at least with a utility knife you can replace the blade when it gets dull.
10. Eye gear and gloves
Last but not least, for your own safety you definitely need eye gear, while using drill, and gloves.
Yogesh Mankani loves eco-friendly products, energy saving led lights to install on his home. He is also a blogger who writes about new technology advancements about green living.