Whether you are a do-it-yourself kind of person or run a local handyman business, there a certain tools that no Mr. (or Ms.) Fix-It should go without. Use this quick guide to make sure you’ve got everything you need for home improvement surprises.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #1: Hammer
I’m not talking a small hammer either. A 16 oz. curved claw nail hammer is a necessity for any handyman. You never know when you’re going to have to hammer in or remove some nails.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #2: Screwdriver
Another basic and affordable tool, a screwdriver will be more than enough to cover several screw needs. A basic set alone will cover all the sizes you may need. Eventually, as your projects become more involved you may want to consider getting an electric screwdriver that can work with several different sizes.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #3: Tape
Believe it or not, duct tape can work miracles. Make sure to have this handy adhesive accessible at all times. You’ll be surprised at how how many things can be easily fixed with some tape.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #4: Wrench
An adjustable wrench can give you any super human strength you may need when tightening and loosening nuts and bolts.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #5: C-Clamps
C-Clamps will help you hold several pieces at once when you are trying to put something back together.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #6: Pliers
When a wrench is not required, a good pair of pliers will help you tighten and loosen a variety of things.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #7: Utility Knife
A utility knife is a phenomenal accessory for any handyman. These are especially great for small projects and allow for portability.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #8: A Tool Box (or Bag)
Ok, so this isn’t exactly a tool, but it is just as important. For a handyman that is constantly on the go, a durable tool box or bag is an absolute necessity.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #9: Plunger
Some of the most common household mishaps occur in the bathroom, specifically with the toilet. A plunger can quickly become a resident handyman’s best friend.
Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #10: Flashlight
A flashlight is not only a great tool for a handyman who needs to crawl into dark spaces, it is also a necessity in case of an emergency. For the best results, invest in a durable rechargeable flashlight.
Now the next time your home decides to surprise you, you will be ready with some basic tools fr the most common problems.