If you’re the type of man who likes to deal with repairs and home upgrades himself, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’re talking DIY and tool box essentials that every DIY dad needs. Sometimes it might seem easier to get a handyman in to deal with that wonky door or your little one’s bedroom upgrade. However, by doing these things yourself, you can keep costs low. Plus, you can make life easier and less stressful for everyone.
Of course, to be able to deal with your home repairs and updates yourself, there are a few crucial tools that you need. To give you and idea of the most essential DIY tools for your tool box, we’ve done the research and put together this comprehensive guide.
Whatever DIY job you’re doing, a tape measure is crucial. Aim to have a tape measure in your toolbox that’s, at least, five metres long, so whatever needs measuring, you’re covered. There are iPhone apps that can now be used for measuring, like a tape measure, but the truth is they’re nowhere near as accurate. So having a good old fashioned measuring tape in your toolbox is a must.
Whether you’re putting up shelves in your children’s playroom or creating a deck for your garden, a spirit level is crucial. There’s nothing worse than spending hours working on a DIY job only to find that the mirror, pictures or shelving that you’ve put up is wonky. That’s why having a spirit level in your toolbox is so crucial. If you don’t have one on hand and need one, there is an iPhone app that can be used. It’s not as accurate, but it still does the job.
Whenever you want to fit larger items to the wall, you will need a drill. Don’t make the mistake of investing in a corded drill, as this is a recipe for disaster. If you’re going to buy a drill, make sure that it’s a cordless drill - you can find reviews for all the best drills on the Drills and Drivers website. There are plenty of designs to choose from, so make sure to work out what you want from a drill before you buy.
If you’re going to be hanging things around the house, having a hammer in your toolbox is crucial. For quick repairs and hanging nails and screws, a hammer is much easier and more efficient to use than a drill. If you don’t already have a hammer, I would definitely recommend that you invest in one. They’re not expensive to buy and can be used for a variety of DIY tasks.
This might seem like it belongs in the craft cupboard rather than your toolbox but hear me out on this. For quick repairs, a glue gun is incredibly handy. It might not give as good results as doing the job properly, but when you’re in a rush, it can be a lifesaver. Just make sure to keep little hands away from it when it’s hot as the glue can easily scald the skin.
Be it swapping the handles on your interior doors or putting up a stair gate, as a DIY dad a set of screwdrivers is a must. No matter what the project, be it doing up someone’s bedroom or putting together flat packed living room furniture, a screwdriver is a must.
There you have it, our ultimate guide to all your toolbox essentials.
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