8 Must-Have Handyman Tools: How and When to Use Them

 Curious about what handyman tools you'll need to have to fix things around the house? We reveal 8 essentials as well as how and when to use them.

 According to one survey, 41% of people said that they were planning on doing some kind of renovation to their house. 

If you are one of those people, you may be wondering where you should even get started. First, you should start by gathering some tools to complete your project.

Curious about what handyman tools you'll need to have to fix things around the house? We reveal 8 essentials as well as how and when to use them.

1. Cordless Drill

A cordless drill may be one of the most important handyman tools you could own. 

This is the tool that can function as other tools, so you won't have to weigh down your toolbox. 

A cordless drill could become a screwdriver and help you install some plywood. You could even buy an attachment to help you mix some paint for your next project. If you just need to drill some holes, you can do that as well. 

2. Tape Measure

A tape measure is also an item that many people may overlook.

You won't be able to complete your projects without being able to take accurate measurements. There are all kinds of tape measures out there. 
The Milwaukee 25' tape measure is perfect. It's not too big, but it also has enough length to be able to measure most things that you'd need to. The tape measure is also super easy to read, so you won't accidentally measure something wrong.

If you don't want that big of a tape measure, there are other ones out there as well. Metal tape measures are more traditional and standard. However, if you wanted to get fancy, you could also get a laser to measure for you. 

3. Circular Saw

A circular saw is also something that you will end up using a lot. 

Before you buy one, you should assess what type of work you will be doing. If you aren't planning on making business and doing this full time and just need it for a few home projects, you probably don't have to get a big fancy one. 

If you are going to be doing a lot of carpentry projects, you will definitely need to add this to your tool kit. 
Make sure that when you use this, you use all safety precautions. 

4. Pliers

Pliers are also a classic thing to have in your toolbox. There are all kinds of different pliers, but having a pair of wire stripper pliers is always a great idea.
If you are going to be doing a lot of electrical work, you'll find that you will use these all the time. 

There are all kinds of different pliers as well as all kinds of shapes and sizes. You will be able to find one that fits your needs.  
5. Angle Grinder

You may have heard of the other tools before, but you have you heard of an angle grinder? 

This tool will be able to do so many things, just like the cordless drill. And it's tough.

An angle grinder is so tough it can cut a bolt if it's too long. It can cut through stone to reshape it to fit perfectly. If you need to make a custom piece that you can't find anywhere in stores, you can use an angle grinder.

This tool can come in handy when you least expect it, and you may find out that you end up using it more than you thought you would. 

If you do use this, just make sure that you exercise safety around this as well. If it can cut through stone, it can cut through you.

6. Screwdrivers

Another classic that you should make sure you have is a screwdriver.

To start off with, a regular Phillips head will help you with most projects. However, as your projects get more difficult, you will probably need more screwdrivers of different sizes.

You might not think a screwdriver would be that expensive, but some of them can be close to $100. And some of them are actually worth it. 
A good investment would be buying a screwdriver that comes with multiple attachments so that you can use it for whatever project without having to carry around multiple screwdrivers.  

7. A Wet/Dry Vacuum

You may not think that you would need a vacuum in your toolbox, but it will actually come in handy when you're done.

If you are starting a business, your customers will appreciate you cleaning up after yourself. If you're working on your own project, you'll have to clean up at some point anyway.

There are all kinds of different wet/dry vacuums that you can choose from. You should choose one that is mobile and can be used anywhere, cause there may not be electricity where you have to clean up.  

8. Air Compressor

An air compressor will also be another important part of your toolkit.

You may want to get an air compressor if you have a tool like a nail gun, for example. Cheaper nail guns won't work unless you have an air compressor, so it could save you money in the long run. 

An air compressor is worth the investment because you won't just use it once. It can be used for so many projects around the house. You can use it to redo your baseboards or crown molding.  You could even use it to unclog your air conditioner. 

If you are interested in buying one, check out air compressors direct.

Buy These Handyman Tools Today

These handyman tools will really come in handy when you are working on renovating your house. 

You may already have some of these more common tools. 

If you don't have any of the other ones, take a trip down to your local hardware store today!
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