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5 Essential Tools You Must Have At Home


If one asks what is a hammer, a hammer has a head with the surface to drive nails and on the opposite side of the head is a two-pronged claw to pull out nails from an object.

As a homeowner, all you ever need is a 16-ounce curved claw hammer. Yup, 16 is enough to finish most of the nailing jobs with its weight. Although a hammer head is made out of steel, there are many varieties of handles. To some, wooden handles are fine. But then again, fiberglass handles are better at reducing the shock when hammering nails.

Screw Driver

A screwdriver consists of a steel shank, a blade, and a handle. Screwdriver is an essential tool at home as it can perform many roles during home repair ordeals. It can pry off lids, pry behind a wood baseboard or trim, or poke stiff, unruly wires back into an electrical junction box. It is quintessential for almost any type of home repair work. For your house, just start out with a simple screwdriver, Phillips or flathead and it will help you finish most jobs at home.

Tape Measure

Honestly, tape measure makes all kinds of jobs easier as it is very convenient for any type of work. Tape measure allows you to measure almost any angle of your room. Be sure the tape has clear markings and is strong enough to withstand gravity when extended. 

An old carpenter once said: measure twice, cut once. Take this to heart. So remember, when you get an expensive and fancy wood or window that you like, do not waste the piece. ‘Measure twice, cut once.’


Now that smartphones can double as flashlights, many homeowners think they can get away with not including one in their toolboxes. While homeowners can use their phones for some things, having a real flashlight on hand is always recommended. Firstly, flashlights are a lot cheaper than phones, so it isn’t a big deal if something falls on the flashlight or if the flashlight tumbles off of something high. Secondly, during a natural disaster or power outage, it’s always good to have a source of light that has its own power supply. Phones need to be recharged, which may not be an option, but flashlights only need batteries that can be purchased just about anywhere.


At some point or another, you’re going to need to cut something and scissors or knives won’t do the trick. That’s why saws are a must have tools that every homeowner should own.

Some essential types of saws to have in your arsenal are regular handsaws, hacksaws and reciprocating saws. Depending on the amount of work you’ll do or how skilled of a handyman you are, consider getting a circular saw for bigger projects.

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