If you’re just starting your journey into home improvement, you might have noticed maintaining a house can sometimes feel like a full-time job. If you want to start doing home improvement to save money and time it is likely a great idea to get familiar with some of the tools you might be needing. There are some tools that are absolutely essential to have at your disposal. Here’s our list of the top 10 home improvement tools every beginner needs, plus an explanation why they’re useful and helpful.


1. Hammer

              Before you can start repairing anything, you need to get the correct tools for the job. A hammer is a classic all-around tool that is easy to find in stores. A hammer will come with either a ball or claw on one side, depending on your preference. Hammers should be heavy enough to drive a nail but not so heavy that it hurts your hands when using it all day.


2. Adjustable wrench

            An adjustable wrench is a handy tool to have around, particularly if you're in the habit of working with lots of different types and sizes of nuts and bolts. It's also the most commonly found power tool part that you'll need replacements for, as they tend to wear down over time.


3. Ladder

             A ladder is an essential tool for home improvement. You can use it to change light fixtures, paint your house, or even organize your closet. Make sure the ladder you buy has a wide enough base and doesn't sway back and forth when you climb. To minimize safety risks and prolong the life of your ladders, store them in a safe place where they won't be exposed to excessive heat, cold, moisture or physical damage.


4. Power drill

               A power drill is the cornerstone of any serious home improvement project, but they require a lot of care and maintenance to operate properly. Power drills need replacement parts, or simply power tool parts, to keep them functioning in top form. In addition to power tools, there are also many items that should be included with your kit if you plan on using one. These may include screwdriver kits, an adjustable pliers set, an adjustable wrench set and a set of hex keys.


5. Measuring tape

             It is crucial that every project you work on be accurately measured in order to have the outcome you are hoping for, so it is helpful to always have a measuring tape with you. This way, you don't need to come up with creative but exhausting ways to measure things every time you need to make an accurate measurement. Just save yourself the headache of guessing games and buy yourself a reliable measuring tape for your tool kit station.


6. Adjustable plier

               An adjustable plier is a must-have equipment in a home improvement tool set. Pliers are versatile and can be used to cut, pull, push, or twist items. This tool is an indispensable addition to any homeowner's toolbox. The ability to alter the grip size means that your pliers can handle almost anything that comes along when you're out and about at home or on the job site!


7. Drive socket set

                You will end up coming across many nuts and bolts, it's important to think about what supplies you will need to make your life easier arround these parts. The tool to invest in would be a drive socket set, as it speeds the assembly process around nuts and bolts.


8. Hex key wrench set

                 A hex key wrench set is a must-have for the home handyman who likes to make repairs. Hex keys are hexagonal in shape, but can be different lengths depending on what they’re used for. Use them to tighten and loosen nuts and bolts in tight places where you need more leverage. When the parts are located in less convenient spots with limited hand movement positioning, this tool will save you a lot of time.


9. Screw driver kit

               You can't be a true DIYer without a screwdriver kit. They typically come with both flathead and Phillips-head bits, plus multiple types of driver heads, like drill-size and manual screwdriver heads. A case is essential to keep everything together. These kits are available in several sizes: mini screwdriver kits for basic projects and bigger ones with more bits that are better for major renovations. If you're going to invest in one or two power tool parts for your toolbox, this should be it!


10. Plunge circular saw

              A plunge circular saw will allow you to be more accurate and precise with your cutting projects. This means you'll end up spending less time trying to sand down or adjust your cuts. Therefore, we would like to introduce you to the Makita Brushless Cordless Plunge Circular Saw Kit. This saw and rail system work together to produce accurate cuts with minimal tear-out. This is a smart investment in a reliable power tool that you will find yourself using more than you initially thought. You'll also need to make sure you have replacement parts on hand so that if the blade ever gets dull, you can replace it. 


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