Do you have any idea at all which ones are the most necessary tools you should have at home?? Yeah I know, you’re not a construction worker or you don’t have the time to repair your own stuff at home. But unless you’re the New York Yankees’ owner or a Hollywood producer, you should have a slight idea of which tools to have handy at home in case something happens. Here’s a list of the tools you should have at home:
This one is a must have in every household. If your wife goes all “I need you to move this couch from the living room to the bedroom”, instead of moving the couch right away, you should take out your measuring tape and check the size of the couch, then, you go and check the size of the place you wife wants you to move the couch and if it doesn’t fit, you must acquit, that easy!! (some of us learned that the hard way).
*Measures in inches and some even in centimeters.
*Clip for jeans so you can take it anywhere you go.
Prices go from $5.00 to even $30.00 ($30.00? ridiculous!) depending on the tape’s length and quality.
According to wikipedia, a hammer is a tool meant to deliver an impact to an object. There are lots of hammer designs, but the one you’re probably going to need the most is a claw hammer or framing hammer. The claw hammer is used by carpenters the most. The most common uses are:
*Breaking up objects.
*Pounding nails into walls, wood, etc.
*Extricating nails from walls, wood, etc.
The average price for a hammer is from $6.00 up to $30.00.
Don’t confuse it with the Hammer Drill which is way more strong and pretty much only for drilling holes in concrete. You’ll need a wireless drill because you don’t want to be dealing with long cables, or looking for electrical plugs around to complete your task. It’s easier when you just put the rechargeable battery on your drill and do your job, quick and easy. Also you can get different types of bits like flat and cross-head, the most common type of screwdrivers. A drill will help you to:
*Drill holes with especial bits.
It’s recommended that you have a spare battery for swapping or get a rapid charge battery that charges in 10 to 15 minutes.
The average price for a cordless drill varies from $40.00 up to $200.00, depending on how much quality you want.
It’s a wrench with movable jaw ready to adapt to any kind of different size objects. Be careful, you need to adjust carefully the wrench so you don’t round the nut or bolt head. According to wikipedia, the movable jaw should be located on the side towards the rotation is to be performed to reduce the risk of deforming the jaw or the adjusting mechanism. Tasks performed by an adjustable wrench:
*Adjusts to desire size of nut or bolt so you don’t have to buy a wrench kit.
*Tightens or looses nuts or bolts.
The price is from as low as $2.00 up to $50.00 depending on the size of the wrench.
The pickax consists of a wood or fiberglass handle and a metal ending with a sharp point in both endings of the tool, or one sharp point and one flat surface on the other ending for digging ditches on the ground.
*Help you digging holes or ditches.
*Good for flatten grounds or yards.
*Some people even use it for weeding.
Price goes from $18.00 to $40.00. Heavy duty it’s more recommended.
There are 2 main types of shovels: flat blade and point; they are made of steel with wood or fiberglass handle. For gardening the point shovel is more common, but when it comes to construction you should go for the flat blade shovels. That’s the kind of shovel you should have for your home in case problem arises.
*Move loose materials such as dirt, gravel, sand, etc.
*You can even dig holes depending on the kind of ground.
The price is between $10.00 to $35.00 a piece for point or flat blade shovels.
A hand tool usually made completely of metal covered with rubber handles. There are different types of pliers: locking pliers, needle-nose, snipe-nose, breaker-grozier, crimping pliers, etc. The most common type and can work better for a do it yourself project are usually the needle-nose pliers. Some of the most common uses are:
*Cutting or bending wire.
*Hold objects firmly.
The prices range from $6.00 to $45.00 depending on the size, materials and brand.
These tools are going to be lifesavers in your household. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to be repairing in the interior or exterior of your household, you need to have these 7 tools around you so your wife doesn’t have to run to your neighbor’s for help!!