Is Your Toolbox Builder Ready?

October 10, 2019

Every home needs to have a toolbox at the ready. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional builder or a barista, you’ll need to have some basic tools in your home for any basic DIY emergencies. For those who aren’t skilled in DIY or any building, then it can be difficult to determine which tools are needed. To make it easy, here are the basic tools that are needed to assemble the essential toolbox. 

Screwdrivers

When selecting which screwdrivers to buy there are two options. The first is to buy a screwdriver with interchangeable tips. But if you have more space then get separate screwdrivers in the most commonly used sizes. Remember to purchase both a Phillips screwdriver and flathead screwdriver. This is an effective way to ensure that you’ll have something to tackle most types of screws.

Hammer and Nails

Everyone needs a hammer. You never know when you need to hang a frame or to nail something in your home. When purchasing, try to get something that isn’t too heavy and feels comfortable in your home. But don’t forget to purchase the nails!

Tape Measure

When it comes to assembling a new project, you’ll find that things need to be precise. To get accurate measurements having a tape measure is a must.

Pliers

Needle Nose and Groove Joint are the two types of pliers that must be found in your toolbox. Needle Nose Pliers are efficient for removing nails or cutting wires. Groove Joint Pliers are better for bigger projects like dealing with a leaky sink drain. For both pliers, buy a pair with a handle that has grip to help increase power when pulling.

Wrenches

Similar to screwdrivers, there are two types of wrenches that are essential for every toolbox: crescent and socket. A crescent wrench is an adjustable wrench designed to be used on different sized nuts and bolts. A socket wrench is needed for larger projects that have a lot of nuts and bolts. 

Level

Keep everything nice and straight with a level. For those with shaky hands, there are magnetic levels to help eliminate errors.

Utility Knife

The key to a utility knife is to buy a nice supply of replacement blades. Using a dull blade, will make getting the job done a lot harder and dangerous. Change the blade regularly to avoid this dilemma. When purchasing keep it simple with a basic model that has a retractable blade. We also recommend buying a non-slip handle to avoid accidents.

Cordless Drill

The variety in cordless drills almost seems endless but all that is needed is a simple one. If you’re unsure of what type of drill is the best for simple projects then consult the staff for more advice. Our range of drills is appropriate for all projects and we’ll help you to find the perfect one for you.

Safety Equipment

This needs to be in every toolbox. Regardless of if you’re a beginner or a pro. Make sure that you’re equipped with everything needed to keep you safe. This includes the proper gloves and eyewear to start. 

Ensure that your toolbox is builder ready by stopping by the shop. We have a large range of tools, including the best prices on our DeWalt range. If you have any questions about how to begin, don’t hesitate to call into our shop at (01) 288 6993 with any queries! We’ll be happy to help!