Tools that You Should Have if You Own a Home

Pretty much every single toolbox has these tools that every homeowner should have. For the do-it-yourselfer these tools are vital for jobs that are completed around the house, both inside and outside. If you do not have these tools, you should, as you will discover that they come in handy when you do jobs around the house.
Here are a few tools that you should have in your toolbox.

* 16 oz hammer - A hammer is needed for both big and small jobs. You should also have a hammer that has a nail pry at the opposite end.

* Cordless drill - Many drilling jobs around the home can be done with a 12-volt cordless drill. Drills that have cords are good to, but many times you need extension cords, which will just get in the way.

* Multi-head screwdriver - You will have to have a Phillips head screwdriver and slotted tips screwdrivers for many jobs around the house. You should have a couple of each, one with a small head and one with a larger one.

* Angle square - You can use a angle square for layouts, to mark and cut a line, or to check corners to see if they are square.

* Tape measure - a 25-foot tape measure is a good length, as you can use this length for both small jobs and big ones.

* Pry bar - You can use a pry bar for many jobs around the house, such as taking down framing, pulling out nails, and for removing molding. A pry bar is also good for demolition and tearing down things around the house.

* Adjustable wrench - you can use a adjustable wrench, around a 10 inch model is perfect, for many jobs around the house.

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Utility knife - A utility knife is great for cutting flooring, roof shingles, and other building materials. A utility knife can also be used for many paint jobs.

* Chalk line - In order to get a true straight line a chalk line is needed. This is especially the case for plywood cutting and laying tile down on a floor.

* Circular saw - A 12 amp minimum circular saw is a good model, which can not only cut wood but metal and concrete as well.

* Voltage tester - You should get a voltage tester, one that is non-contact, for many electrical repairs around the home.

* 24 inch level - A level can be used for both big and small jobs. Whenever you are working with fencing a level is one of the more important tools you will need.