You are a new home owner and have bought a fixer-upper. Or your new apartment needs work. Even if your worldly abodes do not need work, you should keep home shop tools handy in case they do. A tool chest is as essential to a home as a first aid kit is to your physical health. They keep the essential tools on hand to prevent spending a fortune on professionals when you can do the job yourself. You want to apply preventive measures so emergencies like leaks do not escalate in floods. When it comes to buying tools, pay attention to quality. If you are shopping online, read the reviews. You do not want to waste your money and time returning a tool when for a few pennies extra you could have bought a durable one. Let us look at the essentials that go into home shop tools.
For approximately $15 you can pick up a hammer. Do not buy a rubber mallet, but invest in a hard hammer that will drive nails home and feels sturdy in your hand. For $20, pick up an 8″ wrench. This is another basic tool you will need to grip things, pull out nails, and screw in nuts and bolts. Make sure the wrench is adjustable. Sometimes they have plastic grips which can be easier on your hands. You may want to invest in one of those. Now, let’s discuss screwdrivers. Surprisingly not number one of the list, but a very integral item in the home shop tool chest. Make certain you get one with both flat a Phillips-head tops. How often are you in the middle of fixing things when you need a Philips-head? Don’t forget the four pronged attack. A tape measure can be bought in a dollar store and its use is self-explanatory.
Other essentials items to include in a home shop tool chest are utility knives, pliers, paintbrushes, and putty knives. Remember, you can always add more sophisticated and expensive tools to our home shop tools as the need arises. The foregoing are just the basics