A great way to save money and be more independent is to do your own repairs. Having a well-rounded tool kit is the best way to be prepared for those unexpected problems. A good base kit will last for many years and is a sound investment.
Get a fix on that leaky faucet and the door with the broken hinge by using the perfect home tool kit.
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
* Safety goggles
* A tool box or plastic bin
Step 1: Purchase quality
Purchase quality tools. Although they may cost more, they are a good investment in the long run.
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.
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 fi