A Beginner’s Guide To Building a DIY Tool Box



If you’re just beginning your DIY career, then there’s something you should know: the old saying is true. A person is only as good as the tools they’re working with. If you don’t have all the essential DIY tools, then you can’t expect to get anywhere. Luckily, we’re on hand to ensure that you have everything you need to begin those light DIY tasks and home repair jobs. If you’re missing any, it’s not too late to ask Santa Claus for some stocking fillers….



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A Set of Screwdrivers


You’ll be well served by a screwdriver set, for one simple reason: you can use these things for just about everything, from getting lids off the top of cans, taking the backs of your appliances, and basic home maintenance. You’ll want to get a set that has as many different head types as possible; there’s nothing worse than needing a type of screwdriver head that you don’t have in the collection. Also, this might be an area that’s worthy of splurging a little bit extra cash: a good screwdriver set can, properly looked after, be used for decades.



Tape Measure and Level


When it comes to DIY, never forget that preparation is everything. Indeed, it’s one of the most important tasks of the project. If you get this wrong, then you might find that you’ve made a pretty serious error just as you’re nearing completion! That’s why you need to have a trusty tape measure and spirit level in your DIY tool box. Learn how to use them correctly, and you’ll be severely improving your chances of everything going just as planned.



The Essentials


It’s not the big items that can be a lifesaver when it comes to DIY. It’s the small items, the ones that you might not need every time, but which you’ll always notice if you need it and you can’t find it. As such, make sure you’re filling your toolbox with things like Ritetack instant grab adhesive, WD-40, a stanley knife, pencil, and gloves. They’ll all be a staple of your DIY projects, much more so than the big and expensive equipment that normally only gets used once in a blue moon.



Holding and Loosening


You’ll soon learn that while you can try to be methodical during your DIY projects, most of the time it’s about trying a few different things and seeing what works. For this, you’ll need pliers and a wrench. The pliers can be used to reach those hard to handle areas, while the wrench will be used to test if that bolt that looks stuck really can’t be undone.



Power Machines


Finally, we come to the drill, which is is the only power tool in the list. It’s a versatile piece of kit that you’ll find yourself using more than you thought you would when you first bought it. In the early stages, go for a cordless drill; it’ll do everything you need.


With the above in your toolkit, the basics of DIY awaits - best of luck!