Advanced Tool Kit

Advanced Tool Kit

Once you have gathered all the necessary basic tools and want to make work a little more complicated, you will need more tools! Here are some examples of useful tools.

Ratchet Screwdriver

This screwdriver has a spring-based system that returns the key to the original position. This system allows the bolt to be screwed without having to drop back and grab the handle of the key which makes the job much easier and faster. Generally these models have removable tips making them very versatile.

Ratchet Wrench

This wrench has a system similar to that described above. Allows the nut or bolt to be tightened without having to raise the key on each grip. Also this tool can take several tips of different sizes allowing tighten or loosen different drills and screws.

Needle Nose Pliers

As the name implies, this tool has a clamp-tipped very long and thin, ideal for working with wire and nails and very small screws.

Cable Cutter

It is a specific tool for cutting cables and wires. Are generally better and easier to use than the cutting part of a normal pliers.


Can be used to shape and smooth metal and wood. There are a huge variety of sizes and hardnesses. The round files are great for working concave surfaces or holes. The triangular corners are used to improve and give a square shape to holes. The generic files have one round side and one plan side to serve the majority of work that may arise.


There are a huge variety of sizes and shapes, such as files, but are used for smoothing and shaping wood quickly.

Metal Scissors

As the name implies, this tool is used to cut sheet metal with ease. Always choose a model that has a security system to keep it closed when not in use.

Rubber Hammer

This tool is very useful when the material you are working is slightly fragile. It is used to form thin sheets of metal or to help fit pieces of wood or plaster.

Saw Push

This type of saw blade is very thin with straight teeth. It was developed to cut in reverse ace normal ranges, ie the cut is made when you push the saw and not when pulled. The result is a cut very well done and effortlessly.

Cutting Chisel

This tool is a rectangular or hexangular iron bar with a cutting surface at one end. When hit with a hammer you are able to cut metal bars, nails, rivets, chains, etc...

Stone Chisel

This type of chisel is used to remove mortar of stone or brick.


This tool is a hammer for heavy duty. A sledgehammer is quite large and heavy and usually used spiking large metal pins or wooden floor.

Bricklaying Trowel

This tool is used to flatten, spread and shape the cement, plaster, mortar, etc... Usually has a triangular form.

Staple Gun

This tool is basically a large stapler that staples through a spring system. Can be used on a variety of materials, from fabrics, plastics, wood and metal. There are also electric models on the market that in addition to being faster, are able to work with harder materials.


This carpenter tool is used to smooth large areas of wood. It has a metal blade that trims a thin layer of wood on each pass. These usually have an adjustment system which determines how much wood is removed on each pass. There are models of various sizes. Some have to be used with both hands.


A clip device that is nailed to a table or bench. One of the clamps is adjustable and serves to hold and fix the elements to a work bench to make the job of sawing or drilling easier.

Pipe Wrench

It is used for securing circular objects. It has adjustable clamps and sometimes is used to remove screws and nuts that have damaged head.

Allen Wrenches

Are widely used in furniture and mechanics. Are small hex keys "L" shaped.

Jewelry Keys

Are very small screwdrivers. Very useful for working with watches, sunglasses and small items.

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