When your wife asks you to install a light or your child's bicycle needs repair, you can't find the tools to do the job. In order to prevent this from happening again, you need to rearrange your tool list. Here’s a look at 13 essential tools that should be in every man toolbox.
A good solid hammer can be used for driving nails into wood as well as small demolition jobs.When choosing a hammer, you need a hammer with a well-balanced palm and a heavy head.It's a lot like picking a golf club or a baseball bat.So go to the hardware store and try a few out before making your selection.
Sometimes you can't or shouldn't use power tools to do a specific job. Sometimes, you only need a simple flat or Phillips screwdriver to get the job done. Each toolbox should contain a good set of (ideally) magnetic tip screwdrivers.
Adjustable wrenches are versatile and can do most of the work. Simply adjust the wrench to the size of the nut and bolt, and tighten it to prevent slippage.
This hand tool is a good helper for carpenters. You can move back and forth with one hand on the wood toothed blade to cut a piece of wood. Although you may think this tool is outdated, you will find that you are using features that are beyond your imagination. Some jobs are easier to do by hand than power tools.
When you need to manipulate them, pliers are essential for holding tiny objects firmly. They can also pull, squeeze or bend the metal by applying sufficient torque. Make sure you have a good set, including long nose pliers, combination pliers and locking pliers to meet your needs.
From straight cabinets to sloping shower floors, even paving sidewalks and beyond, the level will be your best friend.
Flashlights can help you when you are looking for something in the dark corner.
No matter what you want to cut, the utility knife can get the job done.
You need to measure the size before you buy the cabinet, or you want to measure the height of the child, you need a tape measure.
For the Allen keys or Hex keys, you need to know three things: Torx, imperial and metric. When you add them to the tools collection, select those with giant handles at the top. They are essential for working on bicycles, and if you want to adjust the guitar or bass neck, you may need some.
When it comes to cleaning up the corners of drywall, making new holes for electrical outlets, etc., it's a tool you want to have.
These hard metal files are most commonly used for metalworking for obvious archiving and shaping purposes. There are several different shapes, and you have to choose a shape for your needs.
Scissors are a must-have tool for your family, and your toolbox is sure to have it.