Home technicians need just as much equipment as professionals. To be more precise, it’s not about the number of tools, but about their functionality and quality. In order to save space in a small home workshop (for example, on a man’s balcony), it is important to purchase the best professional chainsaw, with the help of which any task will be on the shoulder.
I will try to describe 15 tools from my experience, which, I think, should be used to start with, gradually collecting my stock of tools for various works.
1. Plunger. You will not believe how much money it can save you. A clogged toilet or sink is usually the first tool you need. Buy two: one for the toilet and one for the sink.
2. A good set of wrenches. You don’t need a huge set, but it’s always good to have 10-15 different size keys at hand. And it is desirable to have keys both in inch (American) sizes, and in metric (which can often be needed).
3. Slip-Joint Pliers with sliding jaws. They can help you out in many situations where your hand just won’t work. Support the pipe, nut, bolt, etc.
4. The Adjustable Wrench is popular due to its quick adjustment to any nut/bolt size. It can be used when you need two keys of the same size, but not the other one.
Some use this key in all situations where a wrench is needed. I don’t recommend that you do this because this key easily slips away from
nuts/bolts if you hold it in place incorrectly. You could end up hurting your hand and ruining your nut.
5. A sealing syringe (Caulking Gun). It is used with standard tubes of special sealing material (caulking). It is used very widely – from sealing seams in the bathroom to external seams. It is easy to work with such a syringe, but you need some basic skills.
6. Flashlight. You won’t believe how many corners of the house you won’t see anything in in full light! Don’t buy lanterns for 99 cents. Buy one decent but inexpensive one, like “Mag” (with 2-3 D-size batteries). You can buy a set of small pocket flashlight and a large for more serious work.
7. Tape Measure. Well, there is no need to describe a lot here. Buy a good roulette up to 25 feet long and you won’t regret it. One tip – try it all on twice. Remember the proverb: measure seven times, cut once.
8. Metal hacksaw with removable blades (Hacksaw). Used for cutting metal. The blades are detachable, so buy a good frame (the hacksaw itself).
9. Level (Torpedo Level). The right tool. Everything is always set in the construction industry in terms of level (i.e. must be strictly vertical or horizontal). Otherwise, it’s a disaster!
10. Safety Goggles. A necessary thing when cutting metal and wood, for example. Take care of your eyes, you only have two of them.
11. hammer. A standard hammer is useful for a variety of applications, from nailing to metal leveling.
12. screwdriver set (Screwdriver Set). From flat sizes to “cross-shaped” or “Phillips” sizes.
13. Pliers (wire-cutter). Required for cutting wires, wires and small nails.
14. Respirator/Safety Mask. No need to breathe construction dust if you, for example, are rubbing walls after puttying. Especially since sometimes you have to deal with old paint, and it can be lead or asbestos. Your lungs are also the same.
15. Duct Tape. Do you know this joking slogan: “I can fix anything with duct tape”? Laughter is a laugh, but it was created first for the military and served them well and continues to serve them well.
I mentioned here only the tools that will be needed at the beginning. As you become familiar with these tools, you will probably need others in the future.