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10 Tools the modern home owner should have.

by The DIY Hubby (writer), , June 14, 2016

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Basic DIY Tools

You home will probably be the biggest asset you will ever own. Due to the financial climate, more home owners are reverting to DIY to take care of home maintenance and fix the common problems.

To take good care of your home, you will need the basic tools. In this short article I will list 10 tools that every home owner should have. With some DIY skills and a bit of patience, anyone can sort out the basic problems that can occur at home.

Here is the list of the 10 most important tools to look after your home:

1. Hammer

A hammer is a must have. this tool is not only for banging nails in to the wall, but can be a life saver when you need brute force to break or remove something.

2. Screwdriver set

Almost everything in the home is held together by screws. Your screwdriver set will come in handy when you need to remove cupboard doors or assemble furniture.

3. Tape Measure

Don't guess, always measure! To achieve the perfect fit, you need to measure (take note guys). If you measure properly you won't have to face the "I told you so" speech.

4. Pliers

This tool is indispensable when it comes to gripping objects, bending and pinching. Pliers can be used for a large variety of tasks and is definitely a must in every home owner's toolbox.

5. Cordless drill

A good cordless drill is the most used power tool when it comes to home repair and DIY. This tool makes life easy when it comes to driving screws and drilling holes. I prefer a hammer drill which allows me to do masonry drilling as well.

6. Level

This tool takes all the guess work out of trying to figure out if something is level. The level is a very important tool when installing cupboards or shelves.

7. Adjustable wrench

This magic tool is another must in the toolbox.The adjustable wrench can adjust to fit just about any hexagonal nut, very handy if you haven't got the right size spanner for the task.

8. Utility knife

This handy tool will take care of all your cutting needs. The utility knife can be used for cutting carpet, plastic, wire and just about anything.

9. Saw

You will need a saw for any woodworking where you need to cut the wood. This tool is also handy for cutting branches off trees.

10. Putty Knife

A putty knife is great for applying crack filler or scraping paint from surfaces.

With these tools you can tackle almost any job you may encounter in or around the home. to take on bigger DIY projects, you will have to invest in more specialized tools.

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