Best Homeowner Essential Tools 2020

Is so important having a proper toolkit at home, we actually never know when we will need them. Is not necessary to be experts to be capable of use those basic tools that can get us out of any unexpected problem. Although, sometimes it is not that easy to get them. There are some essentials to keep in mind before go shopping, such as the price or the achievement of the items.

Here we have the definitive guide to buy the main tools that every home should have. Also, we’ll give you tips like how to keep them in good condition and point out where to get these tools with the best prices.

The 10 most important Tools

Now let's talk about the ten tools that we should have present in any home that sooner or later we will need on more than one occasion:

Hammer

Hammerit is one of the most important tools in any kit. Wooden handle ones are the best choice for their durability and also they absorb some of the impact at each smash. They are made in many different models, so is appropriate to buy the universal rate. Some of them have replaceable heads of different kind of materials to avoid damaging the smacked surfaces.

View Details Used Estwing Hammer 20 Oz Straight Rip Claw W Smooth Face Shock Reduction Grip • 22.00$

Used Estwing Hammer 20 Oz Straight Rip Claw W Smooth Face Shock Reduction Grip

View Details Milwaukee 19 Oz Wood Milled Face Hickory Handle Framing Hammer Claw Tool Magnet • 21.99$

Milwaukee 19 Oz Wood Milled Face Hickory Handle Framing Hammer Claw Tool Magnet

View Details 7 Pc Auto Body Fiberglass Fender Repair Tool Hammer Dolly Dent Bender Auto Kit • 24.99$

7 Pc Auto Body Fiberglass Fender Repair Tool Hammer Dolly Dent Bender Auto Kit

View Details ESTWING 20 Oz. STRAIGHT RIP CLAW HAMMER LIGHT USE - FREE SHIPPING !! • 24.95$

Estwing 20 Oz. Straight Rip Claw Hammer Light Use - Free Shipping !!

View Details Estwing Soft Face Sledge Hammer, Fiberglass Handle • 24.99$

Estwing Soft Face Sledge Hammer, Fiberglass Handle

View Details Milwaukee 48-22-9022 22oz Milled Face Framing Hammer • 29.65$

Milwaukee 48-22-9022 22oz Milled Face Framing Hammer

View Details Estwing Hard Face Sledge Hammer, Hickory Handle • 31.99$

Estwing Hard Face Sledge Hammer, Hickory Handle

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View Details VAUGHAN 7180 Titanium Rip Hammer,Milled,16 Oz,Hickory • 89.99$

Vaughan 7180 Titanium Rip Hammer,milled,16 Oz,hickory

89.99$ 93.15 €

View Details HART Forged Titanium Hammer 11oz  Finish  W/ Two Curved Hickory HandleS • 40.00$

Hart Forged Titanium Hammer 11oz Finish W/ Two Curved Hickory Handles

Gloves and goggles

Safety is the most important thing during the process of restoration of any home, that’s why it’s necessary to invest in quality gloves and goggles to avoid any injury or inconvenience.

Screwdriver set

A diversity of screwdriver are essential. The smooth tips and star tips in different sizes are the most suggested ones.

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Precision Screwdriver Set Torx Small Star Laptop Smartphone Pc Tools Repair Kit

View Details Precision Screwdriver Set Computer Repair Kit Tools Laptop PC Torx Smartphone • 9.49$

Precision Screwdriver Set Computer Repair Kit Tools Laptop Pc Torx Smartphone

View Details 100pcs Security Bit Screwdriver Bit Set Torx Star Pozi Hex Tamper Proof Bolts US • 11.99$

100pcs Security Bit Screwdriver Bit Set Torx Star Pozi Hex Tamper Proof Bolts Us

View Details 8pc Electrician's Insulated Magnetic Electrical Hand Screwdriver Tool Set New • 13.99$

8pc Electrician's Insulated Magnetic Electrical Hand Screwdriver Tool Set New

View Details Screwdriver Set Magnetic 10 Pcs Precision Phillips Slotted Star Bits Repair Tool • 9.96$

Screwdriver Set Magnetic 10 Pcs Precision Phillips Slotted Star Bits Repair Tool

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View Details Neiko 7PC Precision Screwdriver Set | Magnetic Phillips Slotted • 7.89$

Neiko 7pc Precision Screwdriver Set | Magnetic Phillips Slotted

7.89$ 14.99 €

View Details 6PC Precision Screwdriver Set Eyeglass Watch Jewelry Repair Cell Micro Small • 4.75$

6pc Precision Screwdriver Set Eyeglass Watch Jewelry Repair Cell Micro Small

View Details 25 IN 1 Small MINI REPAIR PRECISION SCREWDRIVER TORX TOOL KIT SET PHONES FIX • 6.49$

25 In 1 Small Mini Repair Precision Screwdriver Torx Tool Kit Set Phones Fix

View Details 6pc Electrician's Insulated Magnetic Electrical Hand Screwdriver Tool Set New • 12.99$

6pc Electrician's Insulated Magnetic Electrical Hand Screwdriver Tool Set New

Flashlight

Besides of being vital when a blackout happens. Also we will need it when we need to get into dark or inaccessible spaces.

Pliers

The best ones are those with a rubber handles, it will avoid to harm our hands throughout we are using them. A kit which offers different sizes can be really useful in any situation.

Measure Tape

This tool is ideal to take precise measurements, especially if it has a foldable mechanism with a stop to handle it better, so we can take measures by yourself.

Nails and screws

The bigger the variety of nails, screws, nuts and bolts, the better prepared we will be. Have them stored in an orderly manner and classified in a box it’s the wise way to use it, organizing it in different compartments for each piece; if it is transparent it will a plus, allowing us to access quickly and easily when we need a specific item.

Electric drill

The moment when you decide to buy this tool, the most important thing is concern about the high quality, so there won’t be unnecessary risks and it will last much longer. Those that have a rechargeable lithium batteries are ideal for a comfortably work, as it will be wireless.

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View Details New 1" Electric Rotary ROTO Hammer Drill SDS Concrete Chisel Kit W/ Bits NEW • 56.49$

New 1" Electric Rotary Roto Hammer Drill Sds Concrete Chisel Kit W/ Bits New

56.49$ 64.99 €

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View Details Neiko 1/2" Electric Corded Hammer/ Impact Drill | 6 Amp Variable Speed • 32.50$

Neiko 1/2" Electric Corded Hammer/ Impact Drill | 6 Amp Variable Speed

32.50$ 42.99 €

View Details HITACHI D13VF 1/2 Inch Electric Corded Drill 9.0 Amp EVS Reversible • 49.95$

Hitachi D13vf 1/2 Inch Electric Corded Drill 9.0 Amp Evs Reversible

View Details 21v Cordless Combi Drill Driver Electric Battery Power Screwdriver With Bits Set • 37.90$

21v Cordless Combi Drill Driver Electric Battery Power Screwdriver With Bits Set

View Details HITACHI DV16VSS 1/2" Corded Electric Hammer Drill 5.4 Amp VSR 2-Mode • 39.97$

Hitachi Dv16vss 1/2" Corded Electric Hammer Drill 5.4 Amp Vsr 2-mode

View Details HITACHI FDV16VB2 1/2 Inch Electric Corded Hammer Drill VSR 2-Mode 5.0 Amp • 39.97$

Hitachi Fdv16vb2 1/2 Inch Electric Corded Hammer Drill Vsr 2-mode 5.0 Amp

View Details 21-Volt Drill 2 Speed Electric Cordless Drill / Driver With Bits Set & Battery • 44.43$

21-volt Drill 2 Speed Electric Cordless Drill / Driver With Bits Set & Battery

View Details Portable Cordless Drill Li-Ion Electric Driver Kit Tool Repair Set 18v 20v Max • 39.90$

Portable Cordless Drill Li-ion Electric Driver Kit Tool Repair Set 18v 20v Max

View Details 98VF 320NM 12000mAh Cordless Electric Impact Wrench Drill Screwdriver Gun FS • 37.89$

98vf 320nm 12000mah Cordless Electric Impact Wrench Drill Screwdriver Gun Fs

Allen wrench and wrench

This tool allows us in a quick and easy manner to tighten or loosen whatever is needed. Have different sizes of keys will allow us to have more options to solve the task that needs it. The Allen wrench is used for specific kind of screws, so always it’s a good idea to have them.  

Toolbox

It is essential to have the right tools, although also is important to organize them so you can locate them easily. Toolboxes are perfect for this. They are available in different models, materials and sizes to suit your needs.

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View Details Milwaukee PACKOUT Rolling Tool Box 48-22-8426 New • 96.00$

Milwaukee Packout Rolling Tool Box 48-22-8426 New

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View Details Pliers Holder Rack Tool Drawer Storage Toolbox Garage Wrench Organizer Metal • 21.99$

Pliers Holder Rack Tool Drawer Storage Toolbox Garage Wrench Organizer Metal

View Details 2-in1 Rolling Workshop Tool Box Mobile Cart Work Center Mechanic Heavy Duty New • 55.87$

2-in1 Rolling Workshop Tool Box Mobile Cart Work Center Mechanic Heavy Duty New

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View Details Milwaukee PACKOUT Large Tool Box 48-22-8425 New • 67.99$

Milwaukee Packout Large Tool Box 48-22-8425 New

67.99$ 99.99 €

View Details Portable Tool Chest Box Storage Cabinet Garage Mechanic Organizer 3 Drawers Red • 59.99$

Portable Tool Chest Box Storage Cabinet Garage Mechanic Organizer 3 Drawers Red

View Details Tool Box 26in Jobsite Work Lockable Lid Portable Tools Storage Transporting Box • 39.99$

Tool Box 26in Jobsite Work Lockable Lid Portable Tools Storage Transporting Box

View Details 2pc Mini Tool Chest & Cabinet Storage Box Rolling Garage Toolbox Organizer New • 119.99$

2pc Mini Tool Chest & Cabinet Storage Box Rolling Garage Toolbox Organizer New

119.99$

View Details Stanley 3-in-1 Portable Rolling Detachable Storage Tool Box Organizer Chest Case • 48.99$

Stanley 3-in-1 Portable Rolling Detachable Storage Tool Box Organizer Chest Case

View Details Milwaukee PACKOUT Rolling Tool Box 48-22-8426 New • 94.99$

Milwaukee Packout Rolling Tool Box 48-22-8426 New

How to maintain and store them?

To store the tools the accurate places are the basement or the garage of our house. Most important reason is because they are protected from humidity and extreme heat, moreover clean them after being used to keep them in good condition.

Toolboxes are the best choice to store, the tools will be protected from the environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures changes and allow them to be stored in an clean and systematic manner. Another way to preserve them is keep them in their own original case, or wrapped in newspaper.

Taking proper care of them by maintaining them, will avoid their deterioration, as a consequence, they will last for a long time. In addition, you have to keep in mind the location and accessibility to the place where they are stored, because in case of emergency we need speed.

Where to buy at the best price?

Exactly, hardware store is the one that we think in first place because is the most common location to buy tools. The thing is that we not always find the best prices in these kind of establishments. Besides, if we don't have a lot of experience, it can be overwhelming to come to a place like this and not being aware of what to buy.

Luckily, there are other alternatives ideal for beginners. One important thing to keep in mind is that quality is better than quantity, so we must forget about those tools we buy when the emergency arises and we end up paying less than one euro to solve the problem, and focus on those ones that can be kept for life.

Online shopping is becoming more and more common in the digital age we are living in. Ebay and Amazon can be great allies for buying tools at affordable prices and high quality. There is a wide variety adapted to the needs of each person. These websites have an extra aid, which is that you can actually see the opinions of previous buyers, very useful when we are inexperienced in a topic and gives us some peace of mind and directions before we make the final purchase. An Outlet is also a good option to get unbeatable offers, any shopping will be cheaper and easier.

In case technology is not our strength point, we have are another amazing alternatives like B&Q and Homebase. These shops are specializing in DIY, construction and decoration, among other things. They have the advantages of being able to offer a huge diversity of high quality tools at good prices, and they have the staff to guide and advise us on everything we need to know. Your sales and promotions will make us want to come back again and again, so these stores will always be a good option for us.

Every home needs the basics tools which are help us to get out of any struggle. That’s why always we must count on them. It’s very important been provide with high quality tools. They will achieve their function properly and endure in good condition for a long time, but never forget about another options with lower prices that many different companies will offers.