If you are considering entering the lucrative trades of a handyman, it is likely that you have already acquired lots of tools to get you started. The key to becoming successful in the field is still being prepared. As such, we have created a list of essential tools that all do-it-yourselfers should possess.
Hammer: At 16 oz. Curved claw hammer with a rubber grip is great for jobs that may require a good amount of time to complete.
Saw: A smaller cross-cut hand saw will handle most of the work you can do. The smaller size is recommended so that it can fit into a medium sized toolbox.
Stapler: They can be very useful in a difficult place.
Screwdrivers: A simple game containing both standard flat blades and Phillips heads will almost always do the trick. To start, there are also models that include a variety of blades mounted in a main handle.
Tape: The old adage is true: tape can fix everything.
Drill: Both electric and wireless will do the trick. A variety of drills is also recommended.
Level: Even the least expensive level will help your work to come out straight as an arrow.
Pliers: A pair of base pliers will always be useful for squeezing, loosening and holding all kinds of pieces.
Key: Adjustable crescent shaped keys can give an extra muscle load to tighten and loosen a variety of nuts and bolts.
Rule: The tape measure is always a practical device! Compact, precise and very useful at work.
Utility knife: To cut various objects you encounter. Make sure you buy a model with replaceable blades.
Glue: Never underestimate the power of a good glue.
Fasteners: Buy a few variety packs at your local home improvement store and you'll have everything you need in this regard.
Sandpaper: See above.
Lubricant: You will never run out of useful ways to apply WD-40. Incredible stuff.
Flashlight: A rechargeable and compact flashlight is an invaluable tool.
Toolbox: A lightweight, plastic toolbox usually contains most of the above, plus everything you can add. There are even some models that serve as seating!
Plunger: The best friend of plumbers can also be yours … we have created a list of essential tools that every handyman should own. Especially if you need it.
I hope this list has given you a basic idea of the tools required for various do-it-yourself jobs. Do yourself a favor and check your local hardware store for ideas and early models.