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Tools for quick fixes

For the everyday handyman.

As a homeowner, one would encounter minor quirks like leaky pipes, loose door handles, and damaged panels. Being a handyman helps, as it makes you save on repairs by doing the job yourself.

Here are the tools one must have at their toolbox to make house repairs a breeze.

Nails, Hooks, Screws

 

These essential pieces are crucial for quick repairs, and for adding mounting points. For nails, having 1” finishing nails and 1.5” common nails is a definite must. Remember to store them in drawer organizers for less clutter in your toolbox.

Gloves and Goggles

It is better to be safe than sorry, so having these is a must have. Even if you're only doing minor fix-its, there's nothing to lose if you prioritize safety by wearing these.

Screwdrivers

While Philips and flat head screwdrivers are must haves, it is better to get a complete set because you will never know when you will be dealing with unusual screws.

Saw

Yes, you will need this for cutting materials. It is best to get one that can be used to cut both metal and wood.

Hammer

For pounding and pulling out nails, it is a must to have claw hammers at hand. You can choose between the 8-oz and 16-oz variant when needed.

Staple Gun

 

Should you opt not to use nails for attaching pieces in place, a staple gun is also an essential tool, especially with screens and upholstery.

In addition, staple guns are much easier to use than the good ol’ nail and hammer combo.

Pliers

Whether it may be a long nose, a diagonal, or a combo type, they are a must-have for bending and cutting wires or any pliable materials.

Tape measure

Some repairs would need precise numbers, and a tape measure will help you get those numbers right.

Level

Make sure your wall installations such as artworks and shelves are properly aligned with the help of the bubbles with a level tool.

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