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    WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR IN-HOME BASIC TOOL KIT: 9 ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR EVERYDAY JOBS

    Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here’s what you need to assemble to create your perfect tool kit.

    Wrenches, ratchets and breaker bars are used for fastening, tightening and loosening things like pipes, pipe fittings, nuts and bolts. 

    They are a tool that attaches to a socket wrench, a ratchet or a torque wrench in order to tighten or loosen a fastener such as a nut or a bolt by turning it.

    Clamps and vises allow you to secure your work firmly without doing any damage or marking to your project.

    Anti-jam staplers, nail guns and hammer tackers allow you to quickly fasten one end to another or one material to another.

    Screwdrivers and nut drivers tighten and loosen fasteners such as screws, nuts, and bolts. 

    Hammers are used for beating and crushing metals, but most commonly for driving nails.

    Also called an Allen wrench or an Allen key, a hex key is a tool that can be used to drive hexagonal bolts and screw heads.

    Some pliers are used for gripping, some are used for twisting wires, and others are designed to be used for a combination of tasks, including cutting wire.

    A successful project is a well-measured project! Make sure you always keep a tape measure, a level and a stud finder handy while working.