8 Tools That Should be in Every Homeowner’s Tool Bag

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  1. Joe Helms says:

    Not a bad list… I’m a sucker for these things!

    I’d add a pencil and a utility knife.

    Being able to mark stuff down seems pretty important to me. I guess they are so ubiquitous it’s easy to leave off the list – but I can’t even count the number of times I’ve needed a pencil or other marker and there’s nothing nearby. Usually it’s after I’ve maneuvered some part in place when I realize I’m missing one…

    A knife comes in handy in a million different ways – from cutting cardboard or string to trimming carpet scraps or cutting a hose to length. You can even use it to make a mark if you broke your pencil…

    • Asmee says:

      I have been using this for about six months and have alosmt retired my 110v drill. With two batteries, I never get a break between jobs and this drill has power to spare. I have been putting up a wooden fence on top of a concrete block wall and this thing outperforms my expensive 110v B&D. After only three 3/8 x 2 1/4 deep holes in the concrete, the AC drill was getting hot. The Skil worked right through without a complaint. The Bosch masonry bit isn’t bad either. Additionally, I was drilling 1/2 holes in redwood plate and 1/4 holes in eighth inch metal strap as part of the masonry drilling. When drilling the metal and the bit first pokes through, the drill alosmt torques out of your hand. I did three battery changes for a day’s work. The batteries charge quickly but, as a hint, fully drain the battery before recharging and let it cool off before putting in the charger. This applies to all DC tool batteries. The on-board bit carrier isn’t much of a feature but its there if you need it. The drill is lighter than most DC tools costing much more, is well balanced and, at the highest torque setting will drive 3 1/2 screws into studs without maxing the clutch. EDIT: Five years since I bought this and the tool works fine but the batteries are toast. They won’t hold a charge so I’m glad it came with a replacement.

  2. Jeffzx9r says:

    I might also suggest a cheapo headlamp (flashlight) from your local big box store. They’re indispensable for plumbing and electrical in dark places…..aren’t they all? I find the headlamp to be typically more useful than a hand-held flashlight, for actual “hands-free” work with light where you need it. I keep mine in the truck toolbox all the time.

  3. headlamps says:

    The most common and often used steel nail or screws must also be kept in tool kit because when hanging any thing on wall we need them badly.i also like your mentioned components of toolkit.