Best Tools You Need: The right tools for the job greatly simplify the task in hand I and ensure the best possible results. Some tools are expensive, but you must weigh their cost against the savings you will make by not paying someone else to do the work for you. Always buy the best tools you can afford, good, well-cared-for tools will last, so think of them as an investment. Sharp scissors, chisels, and knives give a clean cut and are safer to use than blunt ones. For general use, do not buy a prepackaged tool kit. These often include a number of tools you will never use. Be selective and choose tools according to the work you plan to do.
Clean tools immediately after use. A wipe with an oily rag helps metal surfaces stay rust free. Never let sharp tools rub against each other this is the most common cause of blunted cutting edges. A soft hold all is best for carrying tools. Wooden, metal, or plastic tool boxes are heavy and cumbersome.
- Keep hand away from the direction of any cut. Wherever possible, clamp work to free both hands on to hold the tool correctly .
- Always unplug power tool when the are not use, and store them out of reach of children. Wear protective clothing where recommended.
A Basic Tool Kit:
You will find many of the following tools useful for everyday household tasks.
Steel ruler For use as an accurate cutting guide as well as for marking straight lines.
Yardstick Plastic rulers are lightweight and the folding wooden types are convenient.
Carpenter’s level For checking horizontal and vertical surfaces before fixing them in place.
Backsaw For fine cutting smaller wood sections, 10in (25cm), i3pt – the pt, or “point,” refers to the number of teeth per inch (2.5cm) of blade.
Crosscut saw Used for cutting both metal and wood. Copes well with old and reclaimed wood that may contain nails Or screws.
Mini hacksaw For cutting metal.
Croscut handsaw Used for cutting larger wood sections, 22in (56cm), 10pt.
Cross-slot (Pozidriv/Supadriv) screwdriver Blade sizes differ for variously gauged crosshead screws.
Standard screwdriver Blade sizes differ according to screw sizes. Good-quality ratchet and spiral-ratchet screwdrivers are worthwhile labor-saving tools.
Electricians screwdriver The handle is specially insulated to protect the user against accidentally touching a live wire.
C-clamps Used for holding work in position, 4in and 8in (10cm and 20cm).
Power drill With or without cord.
Set a twist drills and masonry drills Twist drills for wood and softer metals only. Not interchangeable.
Self-grip wrench (mole) Snap-locks onto objects, leaving your hands free.
Needle-nose pliers For gripping and manipulating small, hard to-reach objects.
Pincers For pulling nails.
Craft knife With disposable blades.
Adjustable wrench With I in (2.4cm) opening for routine plumbing tasks.
Chisels Choose the bevel-edged type. Sizes include 1/4 in, 1/2 in, 3/4in and 1 in (6mm, 1.2cm, 1.8cm and 2.5cm)
Claw hammer The claw pulls out nails.
Soft-face mallet Used when it is important not to leave any mark on metal a wood surfaces
Carpenter’s square For marking right angles
Steel measuring tape Typically 12ft (3.5m) in length. Some types are clearly marked with both metric and imperial measurements.
Glue gun Filled with sticks of special adhesive and sealant for quick repair work