10 Must-Have Items in Your Tool Box

Must Have Items In Your Tool Box

Everyone should have a tool box. Even if you always hire a professional handyman to help you with your jobs around the home, you will still find your own set of tools to be very useful. Sometimes jobs will arise that are quick and simple, and you will appreciate having your own well stocked tool box because with everything you need.


The great thing about tools is that they last for many years and they can even be passed down through generations. The most basic tools are often very simple and inexpensive. You can even pick them up second-hand at garage sales. Buy each tool separately as you come across them, or you can even buy a pre-made kit that will have everything you need inside.

As a storage unit, you can use a traditional metal or wooden tool box, a fabric bag or another box or container that you have lying around. If you have space in your shed or garage, you may be able to hang your tools up on a wall. Try to keep them clean and well cared for, and not lying around as this could be dangerous. Investing in a good set of tools will last you a life time, so which are the ten must-have tools for your tool box?

1: Hammer

Hammers are useful for banging in nails, putting up pictures and also breaking things apart by exerting force. A good hammer will last a long time. It should be sturdy and comfortable to hold.

2: Screwdriver

You can purchase an all-in-one screw driver or a set of screw drivers. You might have furniture or appliances that use screws and these will need tightening occasionally. Also, if you are putting furniture together a good set of screwdrivers will be essential.

3: Needle-nosed pliers

Pliers can be great for retrieving jewellery that has fallen down drains or in hard places to reach. These pliers have a fine end, and are useful for a range of household tasks.

4: Locking pliers

Locking pliers lock to hold something in position. When you need to hold something into a certain place, and you do not have anyone to do this for you, locking pliers are your best friend.

5: Allen wrenches

Allen wrenches are another tool that you can use when putting together kit furniture. Quite often furniture assembly is a long and complex process but everything will be easier if you have the correct tools in your tool box.

6: Ratchet set

Nuts and bolts are everywhere in our homes, and if you need to loosen or tighten them you will need a small ratchet set to get the job done quickly.

7: Torch

Torches are perfect for an emergency black out, which will usually happen when you least expect or want it to. Torches can also be used if you are inspecting your attic or roof space, or the space underneath your house.

8: A level

A level will be the perfect assistant when you are hanging pictures or other items on your walls, as it will tell you if they are straight.

9: A tape measure

A tape measure will be required for hanging items on your walls, and also for measuring areas of your home before you purchase new furniture or window coverings.

10: Duct tape

Duct tape can be used for everything and anything. Even if it is only a temporary solution, it will usually get the job done until a professional arrives to assist you. Duct tape is a miracle cure!

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