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Handyman: Tools Which Every Handyman Needs

Author : Andrew Stratton   Top Author

Submitted : 2010-04-23 02:20:15    Word Count : 455    Popularity:   9

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If you're considering entering into the lucrative business of being a handyman, chances are you've already acquired a fair number of tools to help get you started. The key to becoming a success in the field is always being prepared. As such, we have created a list of essential tools every handyman should own.

Hammer: A 16 oz. curved claw hammer with a rubber grip is ideal for jobs which may require a fair amount of time to complete.

Saw: A smaller model cross-cut hand saw will handle most any job you can throw at it. The smaller size is recommended so that it might fit into an average-size tool box.

Stapler: These can be very handy in a tight spot.

Screwdrivers: A simple set containing both standard flat blades and Phillips heads will almost always do the job. To boot, there are also models that include a variety of blades fitting into one main handle.

Tape: The old saying is true: duct tape can fix anything.

Drill: Both electric and cordless will do the trick. A variety of drill bits is also recommended.

Level: Even the cheapest level will help your work come out looking straight as an arrow.

Pliers: A basic pair of pliers will always come in handy when tightening, loosening, and holding all sorts of parts.

Wrench: Adjustable of crescent wrenches can give a load of extra muscle to tighten and loosen a variety of nuts and bolts.

Ruler: Measuring tape is always a handy device! Compact, accurate, and very useful on the job.

Utility Knife: To cut various items you come across. Be sure to purchase a model with replaceable blades.

Glue: Never be underestimating the power of good glue.

Fasteners: Purchase 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. Amazing stuff.

Flashlight: A rechargeable, compact flashlight is an invaluable tool.

Toolbox: A lightweight, plastic toolbox will usually hold most of the aforementioned items, plus whatever else you can fit in it. There are even a few models that double as a sitting spot!

Plunger: The plumbers best friend can be yours as well... we have created a list of essential tools every handyman should own. Especially if you run into a need for it.

Hopefully, this list has provided you with a basic idea of the tools required for various handyman jobs. Do yourself a favor and check out your local hardware store of initial ideas and models.

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