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10 Tools Every Homeowner Needs

Updated: Feb 15, 2020

No matter your skill level, every homeowner should have some tools on hand for repairs around the house. For a small investment, you can fix almost anything with some basic hand tools.

Here are the 10 tools that every homeowner should have in their tool bag.

1. Hammer

Hammers aren't just for nails. It is an all around utility tool that is capable of dozens of other tasks.

2. Adjustable Wrenches

Adjustable wrenches are somewhat awkward to use and can damage a bolt or nut if they are not handled properly. However, adjustable wrenches are ideal for situations where you need two wrenches of the same size. Screw the jaws all the way closed to avoid damaging the bolt or nut.

3. Pliers

Whether you’re wiring something or tightening and loosening pipes, a solid set of locking pliers is a must-have.

You might even want to pick up two sets: needle-nose and adjustable groove-joint pliers that can be used for a variety of different projects.