Like I mentioned, this is a little departure of what we normally talk about here, but in an effort to encompass more men’s lifestyle topics, I wanted to touch on basic household tools, because as a lot of you guys know. I’ve built and raced cars for many years when I was younger. I have a pretty decent selection of tools, and I think this is a topic I can speak about.
Now, just for clarification, this is not a complete end-all-be-all list of tools that you should own, it’s just a basic rundown, in my opinion, of tools you should have in your home to handle most household projects. Please leave your comments down below if you have more suggestions of some tools you think I missed.
OK, first up our basic screwdrivers. In my opinion, I think you need a small and a large flat head, as well as a small and a large Phillips. They should handle most household projects like hanging pictures, curtain rods or taking care of light electrical work. You can also use flat head screwdrivers as a pry bar or a bottle cap opener. If you want something a little bit extra, get yourself one of these cordless drills.
Next up, I would suggest a series of adjustable wrenches. I would suggest a large and small channel lock as well as adjustable wrenches and locking pliers like a vice grips. These are exactly what you need when dealing with shower heads, sink plumbing as well as toilet plumbing. Next I would suggest some type of hammer specifically one with a claw to remove stubborn nails.
I would also suggest some type of sharp box knife like this, but in my case I am a huge fan of the Olfa knife. It’s very simple to use, the blades are very heavy duty, and once the blade starts to get cold, you just snap it off and reveal a brand new one. These come in very handy for cutting carpet, opening boxes, cutting laminate flooring, and cutting up all your old cardboard for recycling.
Earlier I talked about hanging curtain rods and pictures, so I would suggest getting some type of stud finder. I don’t think this one is all that expensive, but I’ve had it for several years and it works great. I’ll leave some links down below in the description in case you guys want to check out some of the items that I show in this video. I might also suggest keeping some drywall anchors on hand just in case the curtain rod or picture frame didn’t come with any.
Getting back to electrical projects, I would suggest getting a multimeter as well as some basic wire connections and a wire stripper. I usually keep an assortment of different gauge wire as well as some wire connectors in my tool cabinet just for miscellaneous wiring work with outlet sockets and light switches.
Next I would suggest a series of wrenches. I have a lot, so I’m showing some gear wrenches in the video, but you can use traditional combo open-end and box-end wrenches. These come in handy for automotive work, but just a simple set of wrenches is always great to have. Also, hand-in-hand with wrenches, I might suggest a simple set of sockets and a ratchet. One last item is Allen wrenches or hex key wrenches. These come in very handy and it’s nice to have a set in your tool arsenal.
Next I would suggest a locking tape measure of some sort. These are not very expensive and this one is 16 feet. If you need to measure a wall or a window, it’s a lot better to use a tape measure than to try to guess.
Last up I would suggest some type of flashlight,. I realize this isn’t technically a tool, but having a nice powerful flashlight, or even a small one comes in very handy.
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