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What are the Tools Every Homeowner Should Own?

What are the Tools Every Homeowner Should Own?

Whether you’ve just bought your first home or are looking to spruce up your tool kit, we believe that these tools are essential for every homeowner to have. Having a few essential tools in your tool kit can help you make common repairs or maintenance to your home.

Fill your toolbox with these essentials and prepare yourself for a range of DIY-lemnas and home improvement projects.

 

Screwdriver Set

screwdriver set

Screwdrivers are some of the most frequently used tools by homeowners. They are perfect for a wide variety of tasks including assembling furniture and tightening screws in a plethora of objects among other tasks. There are a variety of different types of screw heads and sizes so buying a pack that contains multiple different tips and sizes would be beneficial.

 

Hex Key

hex keys

A hex key, also known as an Allen Wrench, is a small L-shaped tool that is used to twist screws with hexagonal slots. It is extremely helpful for assembling furniture and always handy to have a spare as they can go missing easily due to their small sizes.

 

Hammer

claw hammer

A hammer comes in very handy around the house, especially for hanging decorations. The most popular type of hammer for homeowners is the claw-style hammer as one end hammers the nails in and the other end can pull them out.

 

You can read more about which hammer is right for you in our hammer guide.

 

Pliers

pliers

There are two must have types of pliers homeowners need in their tool kit. One is the needle-nose plier and the other is the short nose serrated plier. They provide access to difficult to reach areas and are extremely easy to use on a variety of different home repair and maintenance projects.

 

Read about our guide to which set of pliers is going to be best for you here.

 

Utility Knife

utlity knife

A basic utility knife with a retractable blade is often a very popular tool for homeowners. They are ideally suited for cutting a variety of materials such as card, rubber, leather and wood. The blades are often also able to be changed without the need of another tool.

 

Adjustable Wrench

adjustable wrench

Adjustable wrenches are a must for any homeowner’s tool kit. With the added-bonus of being adjustable, they can be adapted to a variety of different jobs.

 

Torch

totch

A torch is needed for all those dark corners of the house you just can’t seem to light up. If you don’t want to have to hold a torch whilst you work, a headtorch is the perfect solution to this.

 

Hacksaw

hacksaw

Hacksaws are perfect for cutting materials such as wood and metal, making any DIY project a breeze. They are also great for cutting plastic tubes in any plumbing jobs.

 

 

Tool Bag/Box

And finally, something to keep all your tools organised and safe:

IDEAL "LARGE MOUTH BAG 13"

Product number - 35-410

tool bag

Easy access, 330mm open top reinforced tool bag, with rugged zipper closure to protect you against tool loss.

 

Bahco 2 Drawer Metallic Case

Product number - 1483K2RB

tool box

Metallic case tool box with 2 drawers, an upper tray and reinforced lid that can be secured with a lock.

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