15 DIY Tools You Must Have at Home

Every home needs a good selection of DIY tools ready when duty calls for a repair or a newly built item. We always recommend you invest in good quality tools as spending that little extra will prove to be worth it in the long run for DIY.

If you’re moving to a new house or just simply looking for some essential tools to pick up, here is our list of 15 DIY tools you must have for your home.

Essential DIY Tools:

1. Tool Box

Arrangement of DIY tools

First, you’re going to need something to store and protect your DIY tools as well as being able to transport it from one area to another. A toolbox with a hand carry is exactly what you need.

2. Screwdrivers

Screwdriver set DIY tools

The standard DIY is a no brainer. Most house jobs require the use of a screwdriver so invest in some good quality Philips and Flathead screwdrivers.

3. Measuring Tape

Tape measure - DIY tools

Always have some of these lying around – whether it measures for new furniture or a wall to accurately place a mirror, a tape measure is a must!

4. Utility Knife

Utility knife - DIY tools

Always keep one of these about, you may need to use it to cut or scrape for your project.

5. Hammer

Hammer - DIY tools

A must-have for a mini demolition project or to hammer in nails.  A hammer is a must for most furniture, just be careful when using it!

6. Pliers

Pliers - DIY tools

Vice Grip and Needle Nose are the two pliers you need. They are fantastic for reaching tight spaces and for electrical wire cutting.

7. Crescent WrenchWrench - DIY tools

Possibly the most used item that you’ll have.  With its adjustable jaw, the crescent wrench is the one-piece tool to tighten or loosen different sized nuts and bolts.

8. Extension Cable

Extension lead - DIY tools

They come in a range of lengths and an extension cable is handy to have around. Makes using tools outside or in the loft much easier.

9. Ladder

Step ladder - DIY tools

To make your job easier when working in situations where you need that added height. Instead of using a stool or chair, a ladder is always the safest way. You can choose from variously sized ladders that should be suitable for your usage.

10. Flashlight

Flashlight - DIY tools

Always good precaution to have one – you can always use the one on your smartphone if needs be!

11. Shovel

Shovel - DIY tools

An outdoors DIY tool must have – shovel a smart multifunctional tool for the groundwork that is needed outside.

12. WD-40

WD-40 - DIY tools

That lubricant spray to get to those rusted bolts and nuts – a real toolbox essential.

13. Allen Key Set

Allen Keys - DIY tools

You’ll be surprised at how many things are held together with a screw that requires an Allen key. A cheap must have for your toolbox.

14. Level

Level - DIY tools

With regards to hanging home items, a straight line is vital! Working on a line that isn’t straight can lead to all sorts of problems. To avoid this and get the work completed first time round, use a level.

15. Power Drill and Drill Bits

drill on table - DIY tools

A good quality cordless power drill is a must for every toolbox. They are also handy for getting out those roughly tightened screws.

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