If you have any repairs around the house would love for you to call us! However, if you plan to venture out on your own you’re going to need the right tools!
Handyman Alpharetta – Tools Every Home Repair Kit Needs
1. Safety glasses – Just about everyone agrees that it’s a good idea to wear safety glasses when working with tools; far fewer actually do it. Please make it a habit! Accidents can and will happen, your eyes are something very deserving of protection!
2. Screwdrivers – You need a minimum of two sizes each of flathead and Phillips. Quality is very important in this tool so buy some really good ones. Cheap screwdrivers quickly become useless.
3. Hammer – For all-around use, choose a 16- to 20-ounce, rip-claw (flat-tanged) hammer with a smooth face. Only a steel or fiberglass handle will stand up to serious nail pulling. Just like a screwdriver – buy something that’s great quality and will last a long time.
4. Locking Pliers – Often referred to by a brand name, Vise-Grip Locking Pliers. Look for a 10- inch pair with curved jaws.
5. Tape measure – If you’re going to own only one, make it 25 footer with a 1 inch-wide tape. Look for a case that’s an even number of inches front to back, so there’s a convenient number to add for inside measurements. The 1inch-wide tape is rigid enough to extend straight out without an assistant to hold it. Thus you can measure horizontal distance by yourself and check vertical distance by bending the tape at the corner and reading the inside.
6. Shovel – Now here’s a tool that’s hard to get a consensus on. For one thing, what do you call all those different shapes of shovels? There’s the standard digging shovel-rounded blade at an angle to the long straight handle. And the digging spade squared blade nearly in line with the shorter D-handle. And the coal shovel—no good for digging, with its broad blade with angled sides and short D-handle, but great for heaving quantities of loose material.
7. Utility knife – The type with the stout, triangular blade. Blades that retract into the handle are much safer to carry and store but aren’t as secure in use as fixed blades. If you use a retractable knife, be sure the handle screw is tight at all times. Should the razor sharp blade slip through the joint in the case, you could be badly cut.
8. Six-foot stepladder – That which is just out of reach on your tiptoes can often be done with ease from a ladder. A six-footer works well inside the house, and it enables a person of average height to reach gutters and low tree limbs that need trimming.
9. Needle-nose pliers – For yeoman duty, pick out an 8-inch pair that has a wire cutter and maybe even a stripper. Insulated handles are nice for cold days and for electrical work.
10. Hacksaw – There’s no comparably inexpensive substitute when it comes to cutting metal. Check to see that the handle adjusts blade tension easily and prevents the blade from twisting. Blades with 18 teeth per inch work fine for most work, though a carbide rod comes in handy for very hard materials.
11. Adjustable wrench – A good 10-inch adjustable wrench will do a reasonable imitation of a set of open-end wrenches. The jaws should open to about 1-1/8 inch and should be tight even at full extension.
12. C-Clamps – For general duty, pick out a pair of 8-inch clamps. You may find them so helpful that you’ll eventually want to get other sizes as well.
All the great tools in the world can’t help you if you don’t have the right expertise!
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