There is not much worse, when it comes to home improvement
projects, than starting an activity, only to find that you
don’t have the right tools for the job. Honestly, it
is enough to drive a sane person quite mad. To avoid going
completely insane in the midst of your nest project, try to
make sure you gather, in advance, the hand tools you need.
There are several basic hand tools that every adult should
own. These are just the basics and you should understand that
there are other tools you may need, or want, as well. Still,
by making sure you have a good foundation of commonly used
tools, you can save yourself from major headaches later.
To start you should own a hammer, a selection of screwdrivers,
an assortment of wrenches, a handsaw, hacksaw, electric drill,
pliers, vise grips, plunger, a trouble light, tape measure,
a level, a square, and a razor knife. The cost to purchase
an average quality set that includes all of these necessary
tools is likely to be less than $200. Although you are sure
to have numerous other things you’d much rather spend
your money on than hand tools, it is wise to consider the
money you will save in terms of regular maintenance costs
and emergency repair fees.
You will save hundreds of dollars tackling repair and maintenance
tasks yourself with a good set of quality tools. This means
you can save the big dollars for those projects that do not
lend themselves to completion by a layperson. Once you have
purchased your set of basic hand tools, you’ll need
to learn how to use them. If you don’t know how to properly
use the tools you own, they are worthless to you and you might
as well not even own them.