I am going to present you with 10 basic tools that every home must not do without. I will also present you with the uses, so when you have a need to repair anything at home, you will know the exact tool to use without much stress.
- Protective Glasses
This is very important, especially when sawing or handling chemicals that can easily react with your skin. It helps to prevent blisters and burn.
There are different types of the hammer; ranging from the smooth-faced to a straight claw. Just like their shapes differ, their uses differ too. Smooth-faced type can be used to put minor fractures on furniture in order. The one that is straight claw is best for pulling down a structure. There is also sledge hammer, which can be used to break concrete.
- Screwdriver Set
This consists of screwdrivers with different sizes and shapes which enable you easily loose and fasten screws to equipment at home. This comes handy during an emergency. You might not really need to call and wait for ages for an engineer to show up before you do what you want to do, as far as you have this set of the tool in your home.
- Duct Tape
Imagine a situation where a pipe at home suddenly busted and water filled everywhere within a twinkle of an eye. Imagine also that the plumber that can fix it for you is busy somewhere and could only attend to you in two hours time. Should you relax and watch water fill everywhere? I think that is the least you can think of doing.
If Duct Tape is at home, this is where it becomes handy. You can use it to patch up the broken pipe to stop the water flow pending when the plumber will come.
- Tape Measure
This is a flexible ruler that helps in taking measurements at home. It has an easy grip at the tip that can help you take measurements even if you are alone at home. It can comfortably help you to measure corners and curves.
- Set of Pliers
It helps to hold objects firmly. You can use it to hold firmly and uproot any nail on furniture that is not well fitted and can easily wound someone. There are different types and shapes for unique purposes.
- Long and Short Adjustable Wrenches
This helps in holding and turning objects. It can be used at home for nuts and bolts that are not well positioned or needs to be loosed and replaced. The different types; long and short are for different purposes, depending on the space where you need to adjust the bolt or nut.
- Utility Knife
This comes in handy when there is something that needs to be cut at home. It can be used to scrape off scales of fish and can also serve in scraping off paints that need to be replaced at home. Butchering animals is also part of its uses.
This helps to ensure that what you are doing is well positioned in a straight line. Without it, you can discover at the end of the work that it is bent and that is what one can be sure to avoid.
This helps in basic repairs especially when your hands cannot get to where you want to repair. Such repairs include changing bulbs, bringing down things from shelves and many more others.