The number one rule for the buyer of tools is: “Do not skimp on quality”. Sometimes we are tempted by offers of various tools at a very cheap price, or we directly pull the screwdriver of 1 euro from the Chinese in the corner. But, in the end, when you get to work, it turns out that they are not very effective tools, that they break easily with pressure, or that they do not last longer than the first use. Nothing is more frustrating than a screwdriver bit that turns under pressure or an adjustable wrench that won’t adjust.
So, buying quality tools from the start is a smart investment. It pays to spend a little more on good quality tools that are easy to handle, efficient to do their job, and strong enough to last a long time and endure many uses.
Another rule when completing your toolbox is that you keep in mind that “Rome was not built in a day. ” This would be a large one-time financial outlay. The best thing is to buy quality tools little by little, as you need them. Another possibility is to take advantage of special dates such as a birthday or “Father’s Day” to ask as a gift that tool that you have had your eye on for a long time.
If you have ever had to hang a photo frame or a painting on the wall, you will have realized that having a level in your toolbox is essential. Because without it, no matter how hard you try to measure from one side to the other, you will not be able to avoid that when you take a step back you will see that it has been crooked. You can choose a classic bubble water level or a modern laser level. Either one will make everything in your house on its line and well leveled.
The cutter is one of the most used tools in any DIY or home repair job, no matter how small. There are many types of cutters; Shears, Scissors, precision cutters, Snips, Rotary Cutter & Cutting Mat, Seam Ripper, and accu-cut. There is always something to cut that needs the super sharp blade of the cutter. A good utility knife cuts paper, cardboard, plastic, carpet, etc. Its blades have small notches that allow you to cut them when one of them has lost its point. In addition, the blades are replaceable when they are finished or damaged.
It is essential to have a good cordless drill is in your toolbox. It can be used to drill holes in drywall or drive screws. Although you may be able to do without a drill for a while or resort to borrowing one when you need it, sooner or later you will need to get one. And when you have it you will think that you should have bought it before, because you will find it indispensable.
When you go to buy one, make sure the drill you buy has multiple speeds and is reversible. The reversible function will be very useful if you need to unscrew a screw.
As for with or without cable, it depends on the use you are going to give it. Cordless drills can be used to work anywhere. Corded drills are somewhat cheaper, although the cord limits movement for some jobs. If you want it as a basic in your toolbox, we recommend a cordless or cordless drill.
Depending on how big your house is and how useful you are going to give it, you will need a larger or smaller ladder. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 3 or 4 steps. This way you will be able to reach the ceiling of the house if you have to place a lamp or hang some curtains.
A good general-purpose hacksaw is useful both for cutting the branches of a tree in your garden and for cutting wood for any project around the home. Depending on the one you choose, it will also be used to cut other types of materials other than wood, such as plastic or metal. This type of saw is another one of the basic hand tools in your box.
Other essential items in your Toolbox
In addition to these 10 essential tools, to have good equipment in our toolbox we should also include:
- Screws, nails, spikes, plugs, nuts, and washers, of different sizes and thicknesses.
- Drill bits of different thicknesses and types: wood, concrete, steel, …
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
- Universal instant glue
- Scotch tape
- Insulating tape
- Glue gun