I believe that everyone, regardless of their DIY talents, should have a toolbox on hand for their home. You never know when they will come in handy or if an emergency might arise. Over the years, I have been gathering tools left and right to complete projects and I finally have a toolkit that includes most of the ones you would need for projects around the home. I have had friends asking me about the proper tools that they should have on hand and they have taken my advice.
If you have not the slightest idea about the things that should come in a toolbox, then you have come to the right place. You even have the option of just picking up pieces here and there until you are able to assemble a full toolbox kit. If you are a beginner to the scene, there are still tips and pointers that you can utilize to make your projects go off without a hitch.
To get started, we can begin discussing the ways in which you can amass these tools for your toolbox kit. You can either do as I did and buy them over a few years, or you can buy them all at once and spend thousands. I would suggest buying the most basic tool first since you will need them the most and they are more likely to pay for themselves the quickest. The additional tools you can buy based on any upcoming projects that require them.
With this guide, you will learn about the quality tools to invest in and then the complementary ones that can assist in most tasks. For those that are wondering if renting or buying is the best option, you should probably rent first and then decide on purchasing at a later date. I know that for many of the tools that I presently have, I first borrowed or rented them and then came back to a decision later down the line. Sometimes, it may be more than a year later before you decide to invest in a particular tool.
The MacGyver-esque Toolbox
According to actor Clint Eastwood in the film ‘Gran Torino’, half of the chores around your household can be done with only three things: vise grip (also known as adjustable pliers), duct tape, and WD-40. Did you know that pliers can be the stand-in for a number of tools including wire cutters, ratchet, a clamp, pipe wrench, and a hammer? With WD-40, you have more than 2,000 uses, and I am the type of person that does not even trust anyone that doesn’t have duct tape on hand. I have been able to use it for more things than I care to even mention.
A Basic Tool Box
These are some of the essentials that should be included in a basic toolbox. They include:
– screwdriver set
– claw hammer
– tape measure
– utility knife
– electric drill
– a hacksawContinue reading