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Rich’s Tool List that everyone should have

August 1, 2015

Rich's Tool List that everyone should have in their house.

What tools do you need in the junk drawer?

junk-drawer

  1. Claw hammer – 16 oz. If you run into a real problem you may need a bigger one. But it’s the best weight. And, I suggest you get it with a fiberglass handle.
  2. Flat screwdrivers – more commonly known as chisels, punches and pry bars. Phillips screwdrivers – Usually a good kit will cover you for all the different heads used today.
  3. Vice Grips – Great way to hold anything. There are many different styles. You may need a couple different types.
  4. Tape Measure – Every house needs one. Or two. I don’t think I need to explain why.
  5. Crescent wrench or as we call it a multiple 16th wrench. Being adjustable you can use it on most any size or shape nut or bolt.
  6. Socket set – a good quality socket set ranging from 6mm to 18mm and ¼” to 7/8” will cover most of what you may run into assembling flat pack products.
  7. Needle nose pliers – great for holding, grabbing small objects and double as your wire cutter.   
  8. Cordless drill – we talk about this often, a good ½” hammer drill is the best choice. This will cover you for simple jobs to those that require drilling into concrete.
  9. Utility Knife – There a numerous styles out there. I prefer those that have the little angle at the end. This will keep your hand off the work and give you better control.
  10. Level – Bubbleometer, whiskey stick. It’s a must around the house. A 2’ level would usually work around the house.

These are the simplest things you should have around the house.

 

 


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