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Must have tools for every home handyman: a practical guide

Walk into any hardware store and you’ll immediately be confronted by a huge range of tools available for almost any job.

While it can be a little overwhelming, there are a number of tools that every home handyman should have in their possession.

Check out our Hubbies “Top Ten Must Have Home Handyman Tools” below for the most crucial items in any good toolbox.

1.       Hammer

The most basic of all home handyman tools, a curved claw nail hammer with a rubber handle is the pick of the lot. Opting for a rubber handle will provide greater comfort in the long run.

2.       Saw

A cross cut hand saw will get the job done in many circumstances and you can opt for shorter styles that will fit nicely into most toolboxes

3.       6-in-1 Screwdriver

A handy 6-in-1 screwdriver is less expensive than a full screwdriver set and has all the basic heads that you will need including flat and Phillips heads.

 4.       Drill and bits

A cordless drill will minimize the time and elbow grease required for many jobs. While you’re at it buy yourself a quality set of drill bits to ensure you’re equipped for every situation.

 5.       Pliers

Slip joint pliers are your best bet. We guarantee you’ll find yourself reaching for these in many a DIY situation.

6.       Adjustable Spanner / Wrench

Whatever you call this tool, it’s an absolute must have. You’ll find this one particularly handy in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, where leaky taps and fittings often require tightening.

7.       Utility Knife

A good quality utility knife will easily glide through many tough materials and it’s an awful lot safer than reaching for a knife from the kitchen draw. A definite must have.

8.       Spirit Level

A job done well is a job done straight. Judging whether something is straight with your eye is near impossible, so a spirit level is vital for many a DIY task.

9.       Allen Keys

With so much modern furniture requiring assembly these days a decent set of Allen keys can be a Godsend. Good quality sets can be purchased inexpensively from any hardware store.

 10.   Tape Measure

Accurate measurement is essential for producing quality work, meaning the trusty tape measure is the tool that rounds out our list. Ensure you have one in the tool kit.

While there is some expense in purchasing these tools, take it from us, they will be well worth the investment in the long run.  Alternatively, you can simply leave your property maintenance jobs to the experts and give Hire A Hubby a call on 1800 803 339 or visit www.hireahubby.com.au for more information.