Hand Tools and Products

Hand Tools 101

When building your home maintenance or repair kit, there are some basic hand tools which are considered essential. You can either purchase these items individually or within a kit specifically designed and organized for home maintenance. Here are some of the basic tools to collect for your home:

- Hammer: Available in different sizes, lengths and weights.

- Screwdrivers: A flat head screwdrivers is thin and flat, while a Philip's head screwdriver has a top shaped like a star, with four grooves. You will find that each type of screwdriver is available in a variety of sizes.

- Handsaws: Long, jagged edged knives used for cutting thin materials.

- Pliers: Used to bend metals, to gain a stronger grip on things, or to pull out stubborn nails or screws.

- Wrench: These work as an adjustable clamp that you can rotate or loosen.

- Tape Measure: Essential in all home improvement projects, tape measures allow you to gain proper measurements for cutting or to determine the precise size of an area you are working in.

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