There are always some jobs that need doing around the home, which is why, if you’re going to be performing some of these DIY tasks yourself, you’ll need a toolbox full of the essentials. From putting together some furniture to hanging up a picture, the below toolkits will provide you with everything you need to get these jobs done:
The Basic Toolbox
Even if you don’t want to get involved in doing anything too complex, there are still some must-have tools that you’ll need around the home. These include screwdrivers in Phillips- and flat-head designs, with comfortable grips and magnetic features also being helpful; a claw hammer to put nails into wood or walls and to pull them out if needed (when they’ve become bent); a tape measure; pliers; an adjustable wrench; a level; a torch and an electric drill.
The Advanced Toolbox
If you want to try your hand at some more complex DIY jobs, there are some additional tools that you’ll need, including things like a portable electric air compressor, which is available from companies such as SGS Engineering.
You should also equip yourself with a ratcheting screwdriver; more sets of pliers, including wire-cutting and needle-nose ones; a socket wrench; Allen wrenches; a putty knife; a pipe wrench and a combination square. And, if you’re going to be working with wood, don’t forget a set of chisels and a crosscut saw, as these will be perfect for a wide range of jobs.
The Master Toolbox
And finally, if you’re an avid DIYer or you work with wood on a regular basis, you may want to go one step further with your toolbox essentials. Adding to your toolkit with some specialised tools will help you to do things more efficiently, which is great if you’re doing DIY jobs most days.
Items to consider are a crowbar, rubber mallet, staple gun, circular saw, automatic nailer and impact driver. Equally, if you want to get creative with your woodwork, it may also be worth investing in mitre saws, table saws etc. so you can improve your precision when making furniture or completing other woodwork projects.
The above toolboxes should hopefully provide you with everything you need to get to the bottom of your to-do list, whether it’s for small jobs that the wife’s been nagging you to do or if you’re looking to improve your woodworking skills.