More and more people are doing away with professionals and taking up the task of repairing their homes on themselves, which is fine. I personally believe that some home repairing tasks are best left to the home owners themselves. The beauty of home improvement is that you don’t need any technical skill to be able to do it. However, just as a business cannot run successfully without a group of qualified employees, you cannot repair your home successfully unless you have all the quality tools at your fingertips. Without the proper tools, you might as well be spending more money rather than saving it.
While there are hundreds of home repairing tools available in the market, not all of them are needed for fixing basic things. As somebody who has been in the construction business for seven years, I can say from experience that the following three tools are the most important, must-have tools that you should get for yourself!
1. Hammer: There are a lot of different types of hammers in the market that come in different sizes and set functionalities. However, to repair your home a 16-ounce claw hammer with a wooden handle is enough! You will find hammers with wooden and fiberglass handles so check out which hammer makes you feel more comfortable while holding it, and which one is most flexible.
2. Screwdrivers: You will be spoilt for choice here, as there are many different types of screwdrivers available such as manual, cordless, or electric. The choice of your screwdriver will depend on the kind of project you take up. For basic home repairing jobs, a ¼-inch Phillips head and ¼-inch flathead screwdrivers will suffice. When buying a screwdriver, the one thing you should look at is the quality of steel. Your best bet is to buy screwdrivers that are made from good quality steel.
3. Pliers: This is a must have tool that no home owner should be without. While there care many different pairs of pliers available in the market, the ones I highly recommend are a pair of slip-joint and vice-grip pliers. Depending on your job, you may need a different pair of pliers. When buying pliers, choose the ones with insulated handles as they would make for better gripping. If you are planning to do electrical jobs, then make sure to add a pair of needlenose pliers to your toolbox!
Depending on the type of problem you want to fix, you might need more tools. For a comprehensive guide on how to repair your home, [adrotate banner=”27″]