A hammer is one of the most basic tools a handyman needs. With a hammer you can drive in nails and remove bent nails from your work.
There are many styles of hammers for different applications, but a claw hammer is generally the best for a Handyman. Hammers come with different handles, wooden, steel and synthetic. From experience a synthetic handle will last a every long time and won’t break easily or need fixing, I’ve had my synthetic handle hammer for over 30 years.
Other styles of hammers can be bought when you require them for special jobs, but when beginning a basic tool kit, a claw hammer
You can use a power drill for drilling into wood, steel and concrete. But you can also use it to drive in screws and tighten bolts with the correct adapters.
Your power drill can also be used to grind, sand and polish with the right attachments.
Your basic tool kit will not be complete without a cordless power drill
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Screw Driver set
A set of screw drivers will come in very handy for many jobs you will carry out. Screw driver sets
Using the correct size screw driver makes a handyman’s job so much easier. Besides screwing and unscrewing, screw drivers can be used for prying things apart and are a necessity for the basic handyman’s tool kit.
Almost every job a handyman does requires some sought of measurement and a tape measure
There’s nothing worse than going to measure a job and your measuring tape is not long enough. With a 25ft measuring tape
You should get a normal pair of pliers
As your build your tool box or kit, you can add vise grips and adjustable jaws pliers
Levels come in handy for so many jobs that a handyman will carry out, from hanging picture frames to leveling concrete jobs.
You can get many different sizes of levels, but a 4 ft level
There are hundreds of utility knives
You’ll be amazed how many times you will use your utility knife, from cutting rope or cardboard to using it around your workshop.
You’ll need a adjustable spanner
I have a small and medium size adjustable spanners, you probably best off getting the medium size to start your basic tool kit.
Another option is to buy a ready made tool kit
There are many tool kits to choose from, from different brands names to different requirements.
Always buy the best tools you can afford, as they will be with you for a long time if they are quality made.
Maybe you have a tool you think should be included in a basic tool kit, let us know and we can include it to future tool kit posts.