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How to Put Together the Perfect Home Tool Kit

Get a fix on that leaky faucet and the door with the broken hinge by using the perfect home tool kit.


  • Step 1: Purchase quality Purchase quality tools. Although they may cost more, they are a good investment in the long run.
  • TIP: Buy tools gradually. Don't break the bank by buying everything at once.
  • Step 2: Buy fastening tools Buy fastening tools, including a claw hammer; adjustable wrenches; an L-shaped, six-sided wrench; a set of screwdrivers; a staple gun; and clamping and locking pliers.
  • TIP: Two adjustable wrenches are handy when loosening a fastener or valve. One wrench turns in the opposite direction of the other.
  • Step 3: Select measuring tools Select measuring tools, including a tape measure, a combination square, and a torpedo level.
  • Step 4: Include cutting and drilling tools Include a handsaw or handheld circular saw, a utility knife, a cordless drill, and a glass cutter for projects that require cutting and drilling.
  • Step 5: Don't forget the basics Make sure you have such basics as a stud finder, flashlight, pry bar, gloves, and safety goggles. These are among the most commonly used toolbox items.
  • Step 6: Keep your tools organized and stored safely Store the tools in one spot so you can always find them when you need them. Invest in a container to hold them, whether an expensive tool box or a plastic bin.
  • FACT: The circular saw was invented by a Shaker woman named Tabitha Babbit in 1810.

You Will Need

  • A claw hammer
  • 2 adjustable wrenches
  • An L-shaped
  • six-sided wrench
  • A set of screwdrivers
  • A staple gun
  • Clamping and locking pliers
  • A tape measure
  • A combination square
  • A torpedo level
  • A handsaw or handheld circular saw
  • A utility knife
  • A cordless drill
  • A glass cutter
  • A stud finder
  • A flashlight
  • A pry bar
  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • A tool box or plastic bin

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