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11 Essential tools for your DIY Toolkit

11 Essential tools for your DIY Toolkit

Improving your home can be fun. There are so many online sources you can get inspiration from when doing a DIY home renovation project. There’s pinterest, Youtube, and blogs that offer step-by-step tutorials.

Usually, you will need tools to complete these DIY projects. To help you work out what kind of tools you need, we have compiled the Top 11 tools that we think every home should have. Here are the components of a basic home tool kit:

  1. Screwdriver set: Philips and flathead screwdrivers are must-have tools. To avoid the annoyance of dropping screws, especially in awkward positions, you can opt for magnetic-tipped screwdrivers. Try to invest in different sizes so you can deal with all sizes of screws.
  2. Claw Hammer: A claw hammer has one end used for pushing nails another used to lever them out. Hammers are probably the most basic tool every home should have. Look for one that has a solid grip, sturdy construction, and good balance.
  3. Set of pliers: Pliers are also a must have for basic home improvement projects. These are versatile tools that can be used on many materials to clamp, adjust, loosen, lock-in, grip, pull, twist, cut wires and more.
  4. Utility Knife: A lot of renovation projects involve cutting, so it’s essential to have a utility knife is a in your tool box.
  5. Tape measure: This tool is a must have in your DIY toolkit. Accurate measurements will make sure that everything fits perfectly.
  6. Basic level: A level is a crucial tool to have when positioning fixtures or photo frames to make sure that they are not crooked.
  7. Adjustable jaw shifter: Instead of buying an entire shifter set, a good adjustable one can do the job with all different sizes of bolts and nuts. Just adjust the jaw. 
  8. Nails, screws, bolts and nuts: Keep on hand a variety of nails, screws, bolts and nuts for your DIY projects. That will save you having to go to the hardware store every time you do a job.
  9. Tape: There are plenty of kinds of adhesive tape out there for various purposes. The essential tapes for your tool kit are Teflon tape for sealing pipes and gaffer tape for general use.
  10. Flashlight: You probably have this in your emergency kit already, but it’s good to have one in your toolkit also.
  11. Protective gear: You’ll only need the basic protective gears such as dust masks, safety glasses, and work gloves. It’s always a good idea to protect yourself when doing a DIY project.

These are the kind of tools you’ll need for your starter tool kit - good luck!

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