The Best Tools To Have Around For Home Improvement


Your home is without a doubt one of the biggest and most important investments that you will make in your life. It is probably one of the most expensive investments that you will make as well. Not only will the monthly mortgage payments be a factor you have to consider, but also there are going to be times when you need to make repairs or adjustments. Sure, you can hire a handyman to do these things, but this just adds to the expenses and it pays to be able to handle the job yourself. This is why it is important to always have the right tools around the house and below you will discover a list of tools that every homeowner should have on hand at all times.

The Sledgehammer

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To most people, the sledgehammer represents destruction and carnage, but there really are not many tools that combine brute force and finesse like the sledgehammer. A sledgehammer is an excellent tool when it comes to splitting firewood. The overhead destructive blows can really drive that wood-splitting wedge into those tough logs. The sledgehammer is also perfect when a post of beam needs to be knocked loose. An eight or ten-pound model will probably serve the average homeowner better than the sixteen or twenty-pound model.

The Rotary Tool

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When you are looking for the best rotary tools, you will have a number of options and manufacturers available to you. That being said a rotary tool is a necessity for the average homeowner. These tools come with a lot of different attachments and give you the ability to tackle a number of tasks around the home. These tools are excellent for hogging out wood around a broken wood screw, polishing a piece of metal or chrome, or inletting highly figured wood.

Center Punch

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Center punches have a variety of uses around the home. Most people just think that these tools are for starting holes in metal so that you can easier screw in metal screws. Sure, these tools work well for that purpose, but they offer other uses as well. They can tighten a loose handle on a knife or shovel by centering the punch over the rivet and striking it with a hammer. They can also be used to mark lines on wood or metal. Center punches can even be used to countersink nail heads.

The Putty Knife

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Putty knives come available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, but every homeowner needs at least the most basic model. In just about every home you are going to find drywall somewhere. Drywall is a good building material, but it isn’t the most durable. Kids and moving furniture can wreak havoc on drywall and puncture holes. You will need a putty knife to properly spread that drywall Spackle in order to repair holes and other blemishes.

Safety Glasses

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You can make as many repairs as you want around the home, but one thing you cannot repair is your vision. DIY projects like cutting wood and busting up concrete can shoot sharp projectiles everywhere that could do major damage if they come into contact with your retina. A good pair of safety glasses can prevent this from happening.