Your DIY Toolkit: 10 Essential Tools You Need in Your Home
No matter who you are and where you live, every home should have a good toolkit to hand. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy a £200 toolkit, it just means you should have a kit prepared if you were to ever need it!
Look for something that’s sturdy and has the capacity to store multiple items with ease. Most toolboxes will come with various compartments that will help to keep the tools organised. Usually, the tray will pop out for your convenience.
I’m not saying that these will get you through every single DIY job, however, I do believe they should certainly become a mainstay in your toolbox. So, have a look below at what I think are the most important tools you need to have around the house.
Ideal for when you need to tighten or loosen stubborn fasteners. The 1/2- inch drive is the powerhouse of the set, followed by the 3/8-inch drive, which falls in the middle of the road for both light-duty work and bigger jobs. The 1/4-inch is usually reserved for intricate jobs, due to its smaller size.
3. Coping Saw
Another regular contender for the space in your toolbox, the coping saw is a thing blade stretched in a C-shaped frame used for intricate cutting. Similar to any other saw, you’d want to choose a coping saw with as many teeth on the blade as possible, as this makes for a finer and more accurate cut.
2. Side-Cutting Pliers
Got yourself into a tight-spot? These pliers are fantastic for getting yourself out of such a situation. Working on electronics (for example) is where these pliers come in very handy indeed, as their pointed shape allows them to easily fasten wires and switches.
There we have it! That was my list of the most essential tools you need for around the house. Obviously, everyone’s DIY jobs are different, meaning the tools required for each job will differ. However, these are some of the most commonly used tools for some typical DIY jobs.