If you enjoy doing DIY (do-it-yourself ) work you will need tools, it is important to have the right set of tools in your tool box. Hardwarepasal provides you 5 steps to choose your ideal set of tools for your toolbox.
Step 1: Safety equipment in your toolbox.
Safety is the most important consideration you need to keep in mind while doing your DIY work. Make sure you have a pair of safety goggles and earmuff in your toolbox. It’s always a plus point to have a leather or rubber gloves to protect your hand in the process.
Step 2: Hand tools check in for your Tool Box.
For nailing, knocking and pulling, a hammer is a must-have tool for your toolbox. Add handsaws, measuring tape and pencil, and you’ve got most building jobs covered. For taking apart and putting different things together, include a set of screwdrivers, pair of pliers, adjustable wrench, spanners and a pair of clamps. Finally add caulking gun for applying silicone sealant or just a glue gun for basic gluing.
Step 3: Power tools for the toolbox
Drill machines are the most useful power tools to possess. If you decide to choose a cordless drill (battery powered), choose long life lithium batteries. It’s also worth getting few of the drill bits of both wooden/metal surface and concrete surface. You can also choose other power tools depending on your requirement and purpose.
Step 4: Spirit level and tool box/bag
Step 5: Some extra tools to consider
To go to that extra mile after basic DIY work, there are other few tools to consider. A hacksaw is great for cutting metal, plastic, screws and nails. Chisels are helpful for carpentry. A utility knife is beneficial for trimming jobs, and to take the rough edges off rugged metal a file would be ideal. Lastly, don’t miss out on open-ended spanners and socket sets if you are working with nuts and bolts.