Expect to be doing DIY home repairs if you’re a homeowner. From now and then, you’d be meeting broken fences and *squeeky* cabinet doors that will need your “handy” attention. Now, have you asked yourself if you’re ready for these circumstances?
1. Get a Reliable Hammer
It’s probably the first tool that comes to your mind when you think of what’s inside a tool box. The hammer has been man’s friend ever since. Pounding on nails have been the go-to fix for home repairs.
However, don’t just go for the cheapest hammer you can find. Make sure that you’ve done your research. Look for the hammer that will last you a lifetime. Yes, there are such hammers, good enough to serve two generations.
These tools are made to be abused – flung around, pounded on, colliding with sharp nails. Thus, if you decide to find a cheap one, buy a dozen more.
2. A Set of Screwdrivers
Don’t just get one screwdriver. There are actually more than 2 types of screwdrivers – more than what the common dudes know about.
Most of the time, you’ll find yourself needing a Phillips screwdriver or a flat head screwdriver, but in today’s time, appliances are getting more complicated, needing more complicated tools.
These times are unavoidable, so make sure you have a set of screwdrivers of different types surpassing the common two.
Don’t worry, unlike hammer, buying the cheapest screwdrivers is okay.
3. Invest on a TIG Welding Machine
A TIG welder you can rely on ready for use when times require it is a good investment
Why should you have a TIG welder?
A TIG welder, compared to other welding equipment offers more control to the user. It’s easier to use and suitable for detailed projects. For some, it is the best welding machine to invest into for home repairs.
Can a beginner use a TIG welder?
It is a must to be familiar with the equipment you’re using before engaging in any projects.
Regardless of what equipment you’re using, make sure that you’ve studied it enough that you’re comfortable using it. Read the manual – find out how each button works, how the mechanism is designed, and ask yourself these questions
- How safe is the equipment?
- Does it have a safety feature that will automatically turn it off given specific situations?
- Will it need regular maintenance?
- Where should you store it?
- How do you properly turn off the device?
Now, with welding equipment, make sure you know how to handle it. Videos on the Internet can guide you through your projects safely. Reading instructions can also keep the device running properly and in good condition.
4. Utility Knife
Scissors are pretty useful, but they’re not the heroes all the time.
In most DIY home repair situations, you’ll be needing a utility knife. Actually, a utility knife isn’t only used for cutting; sometimes, it’s even used for scraping, digging, and whatnot… as long as you don’t damage the blade. Luckily, they’re built tougher than scissors.
A utility knife can be used in the garden for cutting twigs, leaves and digging. It can also be used in the kitchen for butchering, cleaning fish, cutting hides. It can cut wires, plastic fasteners, different types of ropes, etc.
5. Get a Toolbox!
Now that you have all the tools you need to accomplish repairs in the future… seriously, get a tool box!
It’s all about order and cleanliness when it comes to maintaining your home.
To avoid exposing your tools to earthly elements such as water and air, keep them inside a tool box. This can avoid rusting and corrosion. Prolonging the life of your tools can save you a lot. These tools are designed to last long, it’s your job to make sure that they’re properly maintained and stored.
Be a responsible homeowner…
Having the tools for DIY home repairs isn’t only for the sake of letting the world know that you’re a jack of all trades. Having them ready in your arsenal ensures the safety of your family and the maintenance of your home.