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.