6 tools for DIY

There are certain tools everyone should have in their home for small DIY projects or for quick fixes. Now as a new DIY’er there is no expectation that you will have a van full of tools for each and every job, but having these 6 tools around the house for DIY projects is essential.

1: Grips
Sometime called slip joint pliers, they are pliers whose pivot point or fulcrum can be moved to increase the size range of their jaws. Most slip joint pliers use a mechanism that allows sliding the pivot point into one of several positions when the pliers are fully opened. With not every nut or bolt in your home being the same size, having one tool that can tackle all jobs is crucial.

2: Screwdrivers
With so many things around the home screwed in, having a flat head and crosshead screwdriver is a must. Now you can go out and buy a two in one, but in reality you should just grab a screwdriver set so you have multiple sizes for various jobs.

3: Cordless drill
cordless drill
From hanging pictures, shelves and putting together furniture. A cordless drill is a necessity to have around the house. With most drills fairly inexpensive, there is no reason to not have one at the ready when a DIY job arises.

4: Spirit Level
Have you ever gone to a friend’s home and seen a shelf or hanging mirror not straight? Don’t be that friend. Luckily if you have a smart phone, there is an app for that. With multiple free Spirit Level apps in the app store, you are sure to find one that fit your needs.

5: Tape measure
There is a saying, ‘measure twice and cut once’. But if you don’t have a tape measure, this can be difficult. A tape measure has so many uses that you don’t even realize how valuable they are until you need one. Buying a new carpet for the hall? You need to measure. Looking to hang something on your wall but want it centered on that wall. You need a tape measure. So save yourself the guesswork and make sure you have a tape measure in the house.

6: Saw
When you need to make a clean cut in wood, plastic or metal pipe, a saw is your go to tool. I have honestly seen someone try and saw a piece of wood with a butter knife… The right tool for the job should always be used, for safety and sanity purposes.

Now this list could go on and on, but for most basic DIY jobs, the above 6 tools will get you through your tasks. In your DIY adventures a plumbing or heating job comes along that you can’t handle, be sure to gives us a call at 020 7350 2511.

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