Thursday, January 20, 2011

Your Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit

Home Maintenance Tool Kit
Owning a home requires maintenance.  Many people will hire a handyman but for those who like to do it themselves, some basic equipment and supplies will be necessary.  Everyone has their own preferances but here is a list to get you started:
Basic Home Maintenance Equipment
  • Flashlight
  • Bucket, 5-gallon
  • Ladder, 6-foot fiberglass
  • Claw hammer
  • Screwdrivers, several sizes of both flathead and Phillips
  • Tape measure, 25-foot+
  • Utility knife and extra blades
  • Wrenches, basic set of open-ended crescent wrenches, set of ratcheting socket wrenches, and set Allen wrenches
  • Pliers, standard (slip-joint), long-nose, Channellock, and wire-cutter (diagonal)
  • Hand saw, small, multipurpose
  • Gloves, rubber gloves and leather
  • Safety goggles
  • Glue, wood and all-materials (not Super Glue)
  • Sandpaper and sanding block
  • Caulking gun
  • Clamps
  • Combination square or speed square
  • Drill, cordless, 3/8-inch variable-speed reversible
  • Drill bit set
  • Flat scraper or putty knife
  • Circular saw
  • Level, 36- or 48-inch aluminum
  • Sawhorse(s)

As a do-it-yourself person, what would you add to this list?

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