Best Tools for Your Home Improvement Projects

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A home improvement project is the best way to pass the time. It saves money and improves the look of your house.

To save tons of money and finish a home improvement project in a breeze, organize your toolbox kit. Rummage your toolbox now. See if you got all the best tools for your home improvement project.

Basic Tools

In every toolbox kit, you’ll need basic tools for home improvement projects. These tools may include woodworking or automotive tools.

1) Hammer

A hammer is an all-around tool. You can use it in woodworking projects, maintenance job, or automotive repairs.

The most versatile hammer is the claw hammer. It has a smooth head for whacking nails into place and a claw edge. A lump/sledgehammer can be an addition for taking down walls or any job that the claw hammer can’t do.

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Be sure to include this basic tool in your kit.

2) Screwdrivers

The most used tool in any household is the screwdriver. Believe it or not, you’ll reach for a screwdriver in every DIY project you plan to do.

A screwdriver is either flat-headed or cross-headed. Buy one for each type. As you continue to make home improvements, invest in a set of screwdrivers for complicated projects.

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One of the best tools you can invest in is a good screwdriver kit.

3) Art Knives

Utility and scrapers are enough in projects that need cutting. Although a pair of scissors is okay, some projects require knives. These knives can double as marking and sharpening tool.

4) Pliers

Pliers are handy in grabbing, pulling, or twisting a wire, or a protruding nail. For a more versatile tool, buy pliers with a cutting edge.

Long-nosed pliers are also essential. You’ll need these pliers for hard-to-reach nuts and bolts, or spaces. Another excellent addition to your pliers’ collection is the locking pliers.

5) Adjustable Wrenches

With wrenches, you can loosen or tighten any bolt and nuts. Buying wrenches with different lengths and sizes is a good investment

6) Tape Measure

A home improvement project is incomplete without this essential tool. Tape measure ensures the accuracy of your measurements.

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Remember the adage “measure twice cut once?” A tape measure is the best tool for the job.

7) Handsaw

This tool comes in three types, the pull saw, traditional saw and pruning saw. Each type has a different function. However, the kind of projects is relevant in choosing the right handsaw.

In most cases, you’ll need the pull saw in cutting wood. Also, consider the number of teeth per inch. The best pull saw contains 8 to 12 teeth per inch. Lastly, select a saw with a replaceable blade.

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You’ll use a sturdy hand saw for many projects.

8) Tape

There are four types of tape that you should include your toolbox. These tapes are the duct tape, electric tape, plumbing tape, and painter’s tape.

Each tape has a specific function to strengthen and reinforce a repair. For example, you use the plumbing tape in pipe connections.


Advanced Tools

Advanced and complicated projects require sophisticated tools. These tools are pricey, and these tools require a careful selection so that you won’t end up storing them because you don’t need them.

1) Drill

You can use a power drill in two ways. One way is to drive and remove screws. The second one is to make holes.

There are two types of drills, a wired and cordless. Wired drills have more powerful drive than cordless.

Cordless may not have as much power as its wired counterpart. However, it offers versatility on some projects.

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Power drills give you the bite to get things done quickly.

2) Adjustable Pliers

These pliers provide flexibility in some project. Adjustable pliers can hold any size of bolts, nuts, and pipes. You use these pliers to tighten loose plumbing.

3) Circular Saws

A handsaw is excellent for cutting small pieces of wood. But, if you need to cut large wood, you’ll need a circular saw.

4) Safety Gears

These safety gears include mask, gloves, and goggles. In a home improvement project, you need to protect yourself from an accident.

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Use safety gear when needed. Eye protection is always a must!

Final Thoughts

Home repair, maintenance, and improvements can be costly. But, with the proper tools at home, you can perform the necessary repairs and improvements without the help of contractors.

There would be times that you’ll start a project requiring special tools and equipment. Instead of buying, try borrowing first from friends or neighbors.

Author Bio: I spend most of my time in my garage turn wood workshop. I love tinkering with tools and explore them to do beautiful home improvements for my lovely family. Air Tool Guy is where I share my tips, experience, and passion to my fellow DIY-ers.

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