Buyer’s Guide for the most common Household Tools

Buyer’s Guide for the most common Household Tools

Do you want to learn more about DIY? Perhaps you are a beginner in DIY and need to find the right tools for your job. No matter what your situation may be, you can ensure that your work is completed stress-free by making sure to have the essential tools for your DIY projects.

Are you unsure what to buy? We have compiled this handy DIY tool list with essential items for every household. We will discuss the reasons you need each tool and how they can be used, as well as the approximate cost.

Cordless Drill

A cordless drill is a great tool to have around the house, whether you are a frequent DIYer or if you don't like picking up tools very often. Your cordless drill is your best friend, no matter if you're looking to drill holes in walls, attach screws, or take out a fastening. They are portable due to their cordless design.

You can choose from a wide range of powerful and efficient cordless drills, all designed by top brands such as Ryobi and Milwaukee. Because it is more versatile than other types of drills, a combi drill is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to do multiple projects around the home. A combi drill can be used on a variety of surfaces including concrete, metal, wood, plasterboard and more. For more information, check out our drill and driver buyer's guide.


Another essential item you should add to your DIY tool list is a hammer. You can use it for any job that involves putting something in place or tearing something apart. It can be used to tap nails in walls to hang mirrors, artwork, or frames.

There are many types of hammers, including club hammers, sledgehammers, and many others. A claw hammer is the best for DIY. It has a blunt end that can be used for hammering, and a V-shaped head that can be used to extract nails and pins. A claw hammer can be purchased in a variety of styles and prices. However, we recommend one made from durable metals like steel. To make your job easier, you should look for options that have a comfortable ergonomic handle or shock reduction.

Tape Measure

It doesn't matter what job it is, accurate measurement is crucial. You'll always reach for your tape measure, whether you're measuring for furniture or curtains. Your tape measure will quickly become a favorite DIY tool.

A sturdy tape measure is worth the investment. It has an auto-locking, retractable mechanism and a thumb lock. This will enable you to measure precisely from one end of a room to the other without having to move the tape or have someone hold it in place. After you have measured up, push the button to retract your tape into the holder. Simple!

There are many length options available. You can choose from options of 3 or 5 metres up to 50 or 100 meters tape measures. However, the shorter options will be sufficient for most DIY projects.

Hand saw

Another essential tool for DIY is the handsaw. You can use it to cut metal, drywall and wood, as well as plastic. A handsaw is useful for many household tasks, such as repairing a fence or building a deck in the backyard.

There are many handsaws available on the market. They range from small, compact models that can be used for more intricate tasks to larger saws that are better suited for labor-intensive tasks. A multi-purpose handsaw can be used for DIY projects. An adjustable blade length hacksaw is a great choice since it can be adjusted to suit the job at hand. The Milwaukee Adjustable Hacksaw, for example, is small enough to be used in tight spaces. It can also be stored in a toolbox and doesn't take up much space.

There are many types of screwdrivers available on the market. Each head is designed to work with different types of screws. There are many types of screwdrivers on the market, including flat-head, Phillips and Torx, as well as Torx, Pozi, Torx, Torx, Torx, and hex. Each one has a different tip. You should have at least one of each type of screwdriver in your toolbox to ensure you can complete any task. They can be purchased individually or in a set. A multi-bit screwdriver allows you to adjust the bit according to the screws.

Spirit Level

A spirit level is another essential tool for home DIY. A spirit level, which is used to test if a surface is level, is an essential tool for DIY beginners. It is made from a glass tube filled in liquid and an air bubble. The bubble's position on a surface, such as shelves or hanging wall art will show whether it is level. You can adjust accordingly.

There are many sizes of spirit levels. They can be used for DIY projects or larger pieces of furniture and flooring. Standard size spirit levels are best for household tasks. They can be stored in a small toolbox along with other essential tools. The spirit levels we offer are designed by top brands such as OX Tools and Milwaukee. They are CE-rated and have shock-absorbing caps and high-visibility vial spirits to ensure unrivaled accuracy.

Jig Saw

A jigsaw, a power tool with a thin blade, is made of a metal that moves up and down. A jigsaw can be used to cut arbitrary shapes and curves into wood or other materials. They can be used in many different ways. This tool can be viewed as both a scroll and a portable bandsaw.

Like most power tools, you have two options for power: cordless or corded. The best thing about a cordless jigsaw is that there's no cord to block your path. They can be slower and heavier than a corded model. The corded jigsaw has more power and a smaller body than the cordless. The range of a corded jigsaw amplifier is 3.5 to 7.

Spreaders and Putty Knife

Another handy DIY tool that every household should have is a putty knife. These versatile tools can be used to do many household tasks, such as removing wallpaper, filling nail holes with putty, or removing grout between tiles.

There are many types of putty knives that are suitable for different tasks. They range from slim and long blades to wide and short blades. For jobs that require precision like filling a tiny nail hole in a wall or removing wallpaper, slimmer blades work well. However, wider blades can be used to tackle large areas and are faster. High-quality, flexible materials such as steel are recommended for putty knives. They will make your job easier and help you complete it to the highest standards.

Adjustable Wrench

A wrench, also known as a spanner, is an essential tool for DIY. It can be used to turn bolts or nuts and grip them. These tools are useful if you have to tighten a bolt on a pipe leak or fix a bike of a loved one.

Like screws, nuts or bolts can come in many sizes and shapes. An adjustable wrench is a better choice than buying dozens of different wrenches that will take up space in your toolbox. The jaw can be adjusted to fit different sizes of nuts and bolts. This allows you to complete many tasks without having to constantly switch between tools. They are versatile, cost-effective and space-saving.


First, you must have a place to keep your essential DIY tools safe before you begin building them. A high-quality toolbox is the answer. There are many options available, and each one is different. It's important that you choose the right toolbox for your needs.

A compact carrycase is a good choice if you are a beginner and need to store DIY tools. The carrycase has enough room to hold a variety of essential tools and separate storage compartments to keep them tidy. To make it easy to carry, we recommend a tool chest that has a comfortable grip handle.

A large, heavy-duty toolbox is a great option if you already own a variety of tools for home and want to add more. Our 3-in-1 toolboxes, for example, have three compartments that stack neatly on top one another. This gives you plenty of storage space to store all your essentials.

Pliers and Grippers

Pliers are a very important tool for DIY. You can use them to perform many tasks, such as pinching, straightening or bending wires, holding pins in position, loosening bolts and nuts, gripping pipes, and so much more.

There are many types of pliers available on the market. Each one is designed for a specific task. It makes sense to buy a set of pliers so that you can have the right pliers for every job. There are three types of pliers that every household should have: long needle-nose, diagonal cutters, and combination pliers.

Needle-nose and long-jaw pliers are ideal for tight spaces or complex tasks like fixing fine chains. The tin says that dial cutters can cut wires, screws, and pins. Their diagonally offset blades make them stand out from other pliers. They can be used to trim wire flush to fences or walls for a neat look. Combination pliers, which can be used to grip and cut wire, are the most versatile.


Screws are a common part of many household items, including, kitchen units, and bedroom furniture. A suitable screwdriver is needed to disassemble, insert screws when building new furniture, or tighten loose screws. Screwdrivers are a must-have DIY tool that you will use time after time.

Utility (box) Knife

You will find a high-quality utility knife useful for many tasks around your home. You can use it to open packages, trim plastic, tape, rope, cut wallpaper to the right size, and rip up the carpet. This is one of those essential DIY tools you won't think of when building a toolbox but it will be very useful.

Quality is the most important factor when choosing a utility knife. A knife made from high-quality metal, such as OX Tools and Milwaukee, is a good choice. It will provide the durability you require. Safety is paramount. To reduce the chance of accidentally cutting yourself, it is a good idea to have a foldable or retractable blade. You should consider comfort when choosing a handle. One with ergonomic handles will make it easier to hold and decrease the chance of it sliding during tasks.