What basic handyman tools should a non-handyman have in a home toolbox?

  1. GA Anderson profile image80
    GA Andersonposted 6 years ago

    What basic handyman tools should a non-handyman have in a home toolbox?

  2. DIYmyOmy profile image71
    DIYmyOmyposted 6 years ago

    Basics would be:

    A small and medium sized flat head (regular) screwdriver

    A small and medium sized  Phillips head screwdriver

    A small and medium sized claw hammer

    A small and medium sized pair of pliers

    A small and medium sized crescent (adjustable) wrench

    A medium sized Vicegrip (locking) wrench

    A paint can opener

    A roll of electrical tape

    A roll of standard width duct tape

    An assortment of cable ties

    A roll of plumbing emergency repair tape

    A 25 ft tape measure

    A box of assorted nails, screws, picture hangers etc (you can acquire by simply keeping the extras left over from projects)

    Those basics will cover most of the usual home repair projects!

  3. JamaGenee profile image84
    JamaGeneeposted 6 years ago

    CITmyOmy's list covers everything I'd *like* to keep in my tool drawer, but my son has a habit of "borrowing" items and never returning them.  So basically, I have:

    An all-in-one small/medum flathead and Phillips screwdriver

    A pair of pliers with insulated handles

    A large claw hammer

    A 25-foot tape measure

    An assortment of nails and screws of various sizes

    A hand saw

    Electrical and Duct tape.

    A nifty all-in-one tool similar to a Swiss Army knife.

 
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