How To: Put together the perfect home tool kit

Put together the perfect home tool kit

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
* Gloves
* 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

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