15 Things Every Homeowner Should Have in Their Toolbox
|GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES|
|16 OZ FINISH HAMMER|
16 oz Finish Hammer – Great for big and small jobs and fits nicely in your toolbox. The heavier the hammer the tougher it is to swing, especially for women. If you need a heavy duty hammer look for one that has a lightweight head but a long handle.
|6 IN ONE SCREWDRIVER|
6 in 1 Screwdriver – Has phillips and slotted tips along with 2 different sized nut drivers. It doesn’t hurt to have several of these.
|25 FT TAPE MEASURE|
Utility Knife (box knife) – Great for cutting just about anything from vinyl floor and roofing shingles to cardboard. Buy extra blades and change them often.
Adjustable Wrenches – a 6 inch and a 10 inch should cover almost any job.
|RECEPTACLE (OUTLET) TESTER|
Receptacle Tester – A must for electrical inspections and mapping your circuits.
Voltage Tester - This simple tester will ensure you are working safely with electricity.
|TORPEDO LEVEL AND 24 IN LEVEL|
Torpedo Level – A nice compact tool that works well for when hanging pictures, shelving and small carpentry projects.
24 inch Level – For big and small tasks. You may not use it often but you’ll be glad you have it when its needed.
Stud Finder – Use it to find the “studs” in your walls for hanging artwork, shelves and more. They work!
|CORDLESS DRILL AND DRIVER|
|DRILL AND DRIVER SET|
Drill and Screwdriver Bit Set – Use with your cordless drill for all kinds of chores.
There are many other items you will add to your toolbox over the years but these will give you a great start at handling most chores.