We like making up lists;
With this in mind, I was pleased to see this list over at powertoolsreviews.org;
No matter whether you’re a seasoned on site contractor or a DIY novice, it always pays to have well stocked tool or site boxes lying around.Whether you have just invested in a new tool box or you are looking to organise your current one, it is always useful to have a checklist of the basic tools that you should always have to hand.
1) You should start with the basics and ensure that your tool kit contains safety glasses or goggles.
2) Next you need to check that you have a good quality claw hammer.Weight is usually a good indicator of quality of the hammer and 16oz is more than reasonable.
3) A quality utility knife will always be versatile useful.Remember that you should have a stock of additional blades to hand.
4) You aren’t a workman unless you have a tape measure.Yours should be at least 12 feet long, however if you can afford to get a longer one then this would definitely be preferable.
5) We all know that anything can be fixed with duct tape. Always have a roll to hand and don’t forget to include electrical and plumbing tape for the more specific jobs.
6) If you are taking on electrical jobs then you will need a set of pliers (needle nose) as well as some vice grips for when you need an extra hand.
7) A bright searchlight will prove to be very useful in illuminating jobs in dark spots and awkward locations.
8 ) To ensure accuracy of measurements include a spirit level and a 12 inch set square.
9) There are a variety of saws that you can buy so consider the type of work you are likely to undertake before you make a purchase.
10) Screwdrivers are essential so make sure you have both kinds – standard and Phillips.
11) No tool kit is complete without an electric drill.Whatever you do, don’t forget to buy the additional and replacement drill bits.
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2) Claw hammer.
4) Tape measure.
11) Electric drill
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