There are a lot of quick home repairs that women can do by themselves to help maintain and even improve their home. However, if you do not have the right equipment handy, then you may be unable to do such jobs. Here we have a basic list of must have tools in your collection that will help you to solve any household problem.
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Below you will find a quick guide to many of the tools that a woman should have, along with their basic uses so that when a problem arises in your home, you will be able to fix it up with your tools on demand.
Tool Box: If you are going to have tools, you are going to need a tool box. This is perfect for emergencies as you will be organized so that you will be able to find exactly what you need to find in a moment’s notice and you can carry multiple tools to one location without causing injury or damage.
Measuring Tape: For most projects exact results are required and this can only be achieved with the use of a measuring tape. A tape that measures 16-25 feet is perfect for the household.
Hacksaw: If you are doing a little handy work with wood, this is ideal. These saws come in large and small sizes. A small one is probably best as the quick fix projects do not really require a larger saw for cutting.
Hammer: There is nothing like a good ole hammer that will help you to put in and take out nails. There are many other times when you will be glad you have a hammer on hand.
Drill: Drills are great because you can change the size of the drilll bits and use it for a variety of jobs. You can install doors and cabinets and you can put together desks and beds or hang picture frames.
Screwdrivers: A good set of screwdrivers with varying sizes is beneficial since just about every home furnishing requires screws.
Other tools that you may find advantageous to have in your collection are:
Clamps: If you are gluing a project together you do not want to be stuck there all night holding it together. Clamps will guarantee that your project is held in place tightly and it can be left there to dry.
Sander: Whether you are creating your own home furnishings or you are making repairs such as sanding your deck, a high powered, hand held sander could be very nice for your power tool collection.
Staple Gun: If you are working with upholstery and fabric, a staple gun is perfect. They are easy to use and will hold your projects into place. They are a great alternative to sewing and gluing when available.
Safety glasses, rubber gloves, and knee pads: