If you’re so much into DIY projects, then you must have tried a couple of household tools by now. Having the right tools goes a long way into ensuring efficiency in your work as well as saving you some bucks. Besides, there are several things that can go amiss in your home at any given time, so you have to be ready to handle everything at least until the professionals arrive ( that’s if you want to call one).
Here are a couple of essential home repair tools, every homeowner should have;
Almost every repair in a home begins and ends with this amazing tool. You will, however, have to decide as to whether what you need is a claw hammer or a lump hammer. For instance, if all you want is to drive nails and pull them out, then a claw hammer would do. A lump hammer will help you break hard surfaces such as bricks, chipping concrete, and any other heavy duty.
A Staple Gun
A staple gun is quite useful in a number of household tasks that range from standard projects to simple repairs. The task you have at hand will dictate as to whether you need a manual or an electric one. If possible, however, consider getting a multi-purpose staple gun with a standard shooting capability of around 3/8-inch. There is also a heavy-duty electric staple gun, which can comfortably fire brad nails.
A Screwdriver Set
Here you don’t have to go for anything grand. Just concentrate on getting a few models of Phillips and flathead screwdrivers. If you don’t want to invest in a set, you can still opt to get a screwdriver with an adjustable tip for various screwdriver bits.
A Voltage Tester
If you are comfortable around electrical wires, then this is one of the must-have tools for you. Get a digital multimeter that will help you measure the current, check battery status and measure the voltage around your house. If need be, combine this with a phase tester for cable “live” measurements. These tools are very useful in any electrical maintenance task.
Having a well illuminating torch means you get a clear view of your repair location. Here you can get the high-powered LED torches that last for long or the head torch to enable you to put your two hands to work.
A Paint Brush(es)
If you love trying out new skills, then you might at one point find yourself into the paintwork. When that time comes, you will need a good set of paint brushes and even a roller. Get a standard set that ranges from 1/2-inch to 5 inches.
A Tape Measure
Get an easy-lock tape measure that would serve you in various occasions The standard measurement of a perfect choice is about 6 meters or 20 feet. You can also opt for a 3M one so slip into your pockets whenever you’re out and about.
Having an excellent collection of home repair tools guarantees versatility, high performance, and safety. It’s time to get your toolbox ready! We hope you find the above tips useful in your future selection of the perfect staple for your household needs.