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If you´re looking for some home improvement tools, then you´ve come to the right place. There´s dozens of different types of gear that you can acquire that will help you with any sort of updating or projects you´re working on. We can assist you if you´re a contractor looking for a new bit for your drills to a simple do-it-yourselfer who doesn´t mind picking up a hammer now and again. We´ll give you a quick guide to what we think that you´ll need for an essential tool list around your house. Good luck and happy fixing!
First things first, every house needs a hammer. We suggest getting a sturdy, solid claw hammer for your working needs. You can use it for driving nails into walls to even small things involving dismantling items. We also suggest when buying your hammer to not go with a wood hammer. While it´s more traditional, it doesn´t last as long as something with a synthetic handle. Pick up one that has a good balance and isn´t head heavy and you should be set.
Next are your screwdrivers. As far as any home improvement ideas, these are absolutely required for making sure that you can do anything around your home with ease. Make sure to get a flathead screwdriver and a Philips head. For those not in the know, a Philips head is the screwdriver that has the diamond shape at the tip. While the Philips head is the more frequently used screw, it´s always good to keep around a flathead just in case of some needed prying or scrapping.
Now you´ll need a level, measuring tape and a crescent wrench. When you´re measuring to see how big your cabinet is for that new flat screen, a good 25´ tape measure is the exact tool you´ll need. The level is something you´ll love having because it makes sure that every picture you hang up on your walls is absolutely straight. And the crescent wrench is not only a fun tool, but it´s also extremely versatile. You can adjust it to whatever width you need so it´s practically a dozen different wrenches in one.
One of the last tools that we think you should have around your home and garden is the cordless drill and bits. Trust us, this will be not only the most useful tool in your belt and box, but the one you´ll be going to most often. Recent power drills even have chargers to them so you can leave them charged and not worry about batteries needing to be replaced. Make sure to get one that has a high amount of voltage, the higher the voltage, the longer the battery life. You can normally buy ones that are up to 18v but those can weigh up to 10 pounds. We suggest picking up one that´s about 12v. It´s a good weight and amount of battery life for common home improvement fixes.
Feel well equipped yet? Search any of our amazing categories and you´ll find an endless supply of exactly what you´ll need. Good luck and happy updating.