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Top Equipment You Need If You Want To Be A Better Handyman

Do you want to be a better handyman? You need the right tools for the job. This article puts together a list of top equipment every handyman should have in their tool kit. From hammers and screwdrivers to chisels and wrenches, this shortlist will help you get started on your journey to being a professional handyman!



One of the primary tools of a handyman is the saw. There are many different types, but make sure you have at least one type in your tool kit for cutting wood or metal. Having a portable table saw is essential for cutting larger pieces of wood for more professional projects. This saw can also be used for making cross-cuts and ripping.

The reciprocating saw or Sawzall is a powerful tool that can make quick work of most objects you need to remove, including wood and metal. It’s important to know how exactly your saw operates before using it because some use blades while others require special attachments. Make sure you have several blades available because they will wear out quickly during use.

Pry Bar / Chisel

A pry bar is also commonly known as a chisel, and it allows you to remove nails that are difficult or impossible to pull out by hand. The flat end can be used with a hammer to separate boards that are nailed together. There are also larger types of pry bars called wrecking bars with curved ends for pulling up boards or large nails.

Wrenches / Pliers

Another useful tool is the pliers, which come in different varieties including slip-joint, needle nose, and groove joint pliers to name a few. You can use a wrench for tightening or loosening nuts and bolts, but you can also use it to hold objects in place while working on them.


A hammer is one of the most common tools found in a handyman’s tool kit, but don’t underestimate its importance! Hammers come in a variety as well including sledgehammer, claw hammer, or rubber mallet. You can use hammers for driving nails into wood, breaking up objects like brick or stone, and removing items that are nailed down. A small claw hammer can be used to remove nails and tap boards together. Make sure you have both types on hand – smaller hammers are great for working on roofs while larger ones are perfect for working indoors.

You’re probably thinking that a hammer is a pretty obvious thing to include in your toolbox, but there’s more than one type of hammer. Don’t be fooled by their different looks, they all serve the same purpose but the way you hold them is what really separates them from each other – and it’s not just for appearance’s sake either.

Screwdriver set 

Screwdrivers come in different types as well, from the regular flathead screwdriver, Philips head screwdriver, and hex key set. You will need this tool for various tasks such as reattaching hardware or opening paint cans. There are also different types of drills, from cordless to battery operated and overhead power drills for larger projects.

Tape measure 

A tape measure is another useful tool for keeping track of measurements and drawing straight lines to cut objects along. You can also use a chalk line, which you snap against the floor or wall to create a temporary guide that can be easily removed with water later on. A tape measure can be used to take quick measurements of objects around your home that need to be repaired or replaced. It’s important not to underestimate the importance of a tape measure since it can help save time and money! If you’re working on an indoor project, remember to bring the tape measure with you so it’s always on hand.


You also need a level. That’s a no-brainer. Your work will be pretty sloppy if you don’t have it, so go ahead and pick one up for your toolbox now. You can find them anywhere from $12 to $30 depending on the quality of material used in its construction.

A level is essential for hanging pictures, mirrors, shelves, and other things you want to be straight. You can also use it when installing tile on your bathroom floor or kitchen backsplash. Just make sure the tiles are level and aligned properly with each other before setting them in place.


You might be thinking that this list of tools is too expensive and you’re not sure if it will work for your needs. Rest assured, these are still cheaper options than renting a storage unit to store all of your excess stuff. Many other tools would be beneficial for your toolbox as well, but the items above should provide a good starting point.

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