You Can Fix Just About Anything With These 11 Basic Hand Tools. Screwdrivers can be used for anything from tightening cabinet hardware to installing light switches and opening paint cans. This 10-piece set includes five Phillips screwdrivers and five flat-tip screwdrivers in common sizes. Keep a measuring tape handy to measure anything from the wall area for a painting project to the thickness of the wood at a home improvement store.
At 25 feet long, this Craftsman measuring tape can measure long and short distances. Store your collection of screws, screwdrivers and more in an easy-to-carry tool box. This large capacity box has a convenient carrying handle and a removable inner tray. A smooth-faced 16-ounce claw hammer has a good combination of weight and versatility for driving nails into wood.
The angled claw is useful for pulling out nails that inevitably bend. This durable model features a fiberglass handle to reduce shocks. With this rechargeable flashlight, you won't have to search for new batteries the next time the power goes out. This bright light emits 900 lumens and offers five modes to suit all levels of darkness.
You'll need an adjustable wrench to tighten plumbing fixtures, assemble swing sets, and more. This four-piece set includes wrenches with six-, eight-, 10- and 12-inch handles. Opt for the longer handle when you need an additional lever to release a stuck nut; opt for the shorter handle when space is tight. Keep your growing collection of tools organized around an affordable five-gallon bucket where everything is in plain sight.
This Rugged Tools model offers a total of 64 fabric pockets. A good set of sockets with a ratchet handle speeds up the process of assembling anything that is held together with nuts and bolts. This kit includes 40 plugs of different sizes and extras, such as an extension bar, a spark plug socket, an adapter and a carrying case. Tied to the hip or tucked in the glove compartment, a good multitool keeps knives, pliers, screwdrivers and other tools within reach.
This pocket model includes 14 tools and comes with a nylon carrying bag. Installing a crown molding is much easier when nails can be hammered in instead of hammering them. This reliable pneumatic nail nailer is very easy to store in the tool belt while you're on a ladder. It even works as a sharpener in a hurry.
From building roofs to finishing carpentry, the key to a flawless finishing job is the precise cut offered by a miter saw. This 12-inch single-bevel miter saw has 14 positive stops and a high sliding fence. The workhorse of any garage workshop is a precise table saw that can perform longitudinal cuts. This 10-inch table saw comes with a rolling stand for easy installation and disassembly.
If you're going to have a corded tool, turn it into a circular saw with the power to cut stone, concrete and wood. Helical drives weigh a little more than side-winding saws, but can withstand heavy work. This 7.25-inch saw has a magnesium housing to keep its weight under 15 pounds. Use magnets to keep heavy tools in place.
This pack of four magnetic strips helps keep items such as hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and pliers in your workplace in the workshop. These 15 magnetic stripe tricks you can do yourself will help you stay organized. With data collected over almost two years, the trend of the most used software has grown. Figma is still at the top and Microsoft Excel as the preferred tool to help people succeed in their work.
Two of the most common tools an electrician can't work without are side-cutting pliers and long-nose or fine-pointed pliers, Rees said. When you're starting out as a homeowner, making a small investment in a home tool kit can help you meet basic needs, such as assembling furniture. Manufacturers have made tools more “ergonomically correct”, and improved designs help reduce hand and wrist injuries, often caused by repetitive motion. The elegant tool is carved from aluminum and is found inside a pen, pen, pen or GO configuration.
Legend has it that the classic rectangular carpenter's pencil was invented so that carpenters would have a marking tool that wouldn't fall off the ceiling. JIRA, which began as a simple issue tracking software in 2002, has been widely used as one of the most popular project management tools out there. Depending on the accessory, this tool can sand, cut, slice and grind with easy-to-control back and forth oscillations. Labeling correctly during installation saves time when it comes to making movements, additions and changes, and portable labeling tools accelerate this important step.
An oscillating multitool is the type of tool that isn't used for months and then saves the day in a strange situation. As basic tools have been improved over the years and new specialized tools have been developed, the list of tool options for electricians is getting even longer. This creative tool is ideal for quick object measurements or 3D references for use in computer-aided design (CAD). He firmly believes that everyone, whether a professional in the trade or a layman performing basic routine home repairs, should have a basic collection of reliable, high-quality tools.
Even so, there is a short list of “must-have” tools that every electrician needs (in fact, cannot do without), regardless of the type of electrical work they do. This is the tool you need to spread putty, re-glaze a window, or scrape paint or wallpaper. If you have the strength you need, choose a snow removal tool, a shovel with a shovel and a high-capacity foot support for digging in heavy snow. A pipe wrench is one of those tools that can't do double duty, but when you need to hold a pipe and its accessories, it's all that works.