10 Tools You Need in Your House
If you like to work around your house or you want to start that hobby, then you will need a proper set of tools to do so. Even if you are an experienced handyman chance is that you probably don’t own a few necessary tools. That is why we compiled this list of 10 tools that you absolutely need in your house if you plan on being your own handyman.
Every time you start working something around your house, your primary concern should be your safety. The first thing you should get is a pair of safety glasses and not just any pair, but a pair of high-impact safety glasses. They will cover more of your face and eyes than the basic impact ones.
A utility knife is absolutely necessary for any household. The uses for this tool are so wide that you will be shocked how you ever did anything without one. A utility knife can cut just about anything, from carpet to fit your room to drywall, duct tape or any type of string. This little tool will become your best friend in no time.
A lot of homeowners still use rags to wash their windows. What if we tell you that there is a tool that will clean your windows spotless and doesn’t cost a fortune. Of course, we talk about a window washer. People think that this tool is only used by professionals, but you can get one for yourself. Window washer will not only clean your windows without any water spots, but it will also do it faster.
If you have even a small patch of the garden, then you need a proper shovel. We recommend for you to get a round nose shovel. Unlike ordinary shovels, it can cut, pry and of course dig. Like with any other tool, your skill with it will determine its usefulness. It will take some time to get used to it, but you can always look on the internet some guides on how to be more efficient with your shovel.
Side Cutting Pliers
There are few other names for this tool like electrician pliers, side cutters, etc., but whatever the name is they are ideal for cutting electrical cable and for pulling out nails from the walls. There are models that can even cut nails and bolts, they are usually marked as “high leverage”.
Bow saw is a classic tool that has been around for ages. It is a perfect yet simple tool for cutting wood. There is no need for safety training like with the chainsaw and it is even more efficient than it can be in certain situations. For example, if you are cutting a branch while standing on the ladder it is easier and safer to use bow saw because it is lighter and requires less strength to control.
Also known as a straight screwdriver is a must-have for any respectable handyman. Most of the light switch plates and even some appliances use straight screws. We recommend to get small, medium and large flathead screwdriver for starters and you will be able to meet almost all requirements.
We finally came to a combination wrench. You can’t just buy one combination wrench, you will need a whole set of them. This is a simple tool with one side open and the other side box-end. Because it has no moving parts, when you buy one set, it will last you forever unless you lose them. In the past blacksmiths embedded dates on the wrenches to show that they could last for decades, probably even centuries.
A metal file is a go-to tool for almost any handymen when it comes to removing excess metal of any type. This tool is even used for shaving down rivets and screws that point out. You can get this tool at almost any hardware store in Sydney for a reasonable price and it will also be a great addition to your tool set.
The last tool that you will need in your collection is an adjustable wrench. It can be used on any size of nuts and bolts. If you decide to get one we recommend 14-inch model because it will be usable on just about any bolt in your household. Also, when using an adjustable wrench always pull so that force is applied on the fixed part and not on the moving.
That concludes our list of 10 tools every household should own. These are all basic tools and if you consider yourself a handyman then you should own at least a few tools from this list. So next time you go to your local hardware store remember this article and buy any tool from this list that you don’t own, it will be worth it for sure.