What Tool’s Every Builder Should Have in Their Toolbox

December 17, 2019

A wise old man once said, “There’s a tool for every job.” If you’ve taken a look around the diverse range of tools available at Clondalkin Builders Providers, you’ll realise how accurate that saying actually is. We have tools for everything from your standard hammer to speciality items that might only be functional for one job. When starting to assemble your toolbox, it can be hard and overwhelming to determine which tools are the most important. We’ve made the role easier so that the next time you’ll know exactly what to buy and what to look for.

  • Hammer- 

Every home should have a hammer. It’s a convenient functional tool that can be used to address a large variety of tasks around the home. Need to remove a nail, use a hammer. Need to hang a painting, use a hammer. For standard uses start with the standard claw hammer. If you’re more advanced in projects or a builder, a useful later addition would be a sledgehammer.

  • Power Drill- 

Similar to a hammer, there will come a time when it’ll be essential to own a power drill. For a builder, this time may arrive sooner but even a homeowner will notice the benefits of adding a power drill to their toolbox. When they’ll be used the most is for times when a hammer and nail won’t do. Using a power drill for screws may be the right tool for the job. Power drills come in two options; cordless and wired. Cordless power drills offer more convenience and can be easier to work with. Users need to remember to charge the battery before extended use. For wired drills, stay safe! Make sure to be conscious of where the wire is located. Also, make sure that the drill is off before plugging into the wall. 

  • The Fixings: Nails, Screws, and Bits- 

The two items mentioned above are essentially useless without the fixings. A hammer needs nails like drills needs screws and drill bits. Ensure that you always have a good mix of nails and screws in your toolbox or shed that can be used for any jobs that arise throughout the house. Drill bits are needed for a power drill and come in a variety of sizes. You’ll want to have a few different options on hand so that you can make the necessary hole for the project.

  • Screwdrivers- 

Power tools are great but there are times when the best tool for the job requires some human muscles. There are a few different types of screwdrivers but every toolbox should have a Phillips and flathead screwdriver to start. These two types of screwdrivers will work on most screws found around the house.