Keeping your home in tip-top shape helps keep your household budget in good shape as well. There is a range of things that can go wrong in your home at any given time—whether you own a newly built home, a condo in a maintained community, or a fixer-upper. If you think these repairs are out of your league, you’re wrong. Even beginners can handle most fixes. So being prepared to fix a problem when it happens should be your priority. But making repairs to your home means having the right tools on hand. Here’s an assortment of home repair tools that will see you through most projects—at least until the professionals show up.
1. GearWrench 20-Piece Screwdriver Set
This screwdriver set proves GearWrench’s reputation for manufacturing quality tools at an affordable price.
2. GearWrench 16-Piece Wrench Set
Buy the GearWrench 16-piece wrench set for its affordable price and excellent durability, but this may be overkill for homeowners who know absolutely nothing about how to apply a ratchet wrench.
3. Estwing Hammer
This hammer provides unsurpassed balance and temper. The head and handle are fully polished and forged in one piece. The grip is molded on and offers the utmost in comfort and durability while reducing vibrations caused by impact.
4. TEKTON Rubber Mallet
Ideal for construction, woodworking, and automotive applications, the TEKTON 32-Ounce Fiberglass Handle Rubber Mallet delivers a softened strike that won’t damage metal, wood, and other hard surfaces.
5. Stanley Plier Set
The Stanley 84-114 Basic Pliers Set includes 3 sets of pliers that feature forged-steel construction for durability. A rust-resistant finish protects the pliers from the elements and keeps them looking fresh after a hard day’s work.
6. Stanley Hand Saw
If you’ve got something to cut, chances are the STANLEY FATMAX saw can cut it.
7. DEWALT Hacksaw
The DEWALT 5-in-1 Hacksaw offers the features to look for when buying a saw for rigorous commercial use—general contractors, electricians, plumbers, and metal fabricators—yet it remains affordable enough for use around the home.
8. Kutir Measuring Tape
Whether you are a professional handyman, the man of the household, or a stay at home mom, this measuring tape is a great tool to keep handy.
9. Wooden Yardstick
You can do so much more with a yardstick than just measure things.
10. TEKTON 51-Piece Socket Set
A comprehensive collection of 1/4 inch drive tools, this set has every size from 5/32 to 9/16 inch and 5 to 14 millimeter, in both shallow and deep lengths. It also includes tools not found in most other sets: a universal joint, screwdriver bit adapter, and 6-inch extension.
11. Tradespro Heavy Duty Pipe Wrench
If you are on the hunt for a sturdy heavy duty pipe wrench at a price that’s difficult to match, then the Tradespro 830914 14-Inch Pipe Wrench can be a perfect choice for you. An outstanding value and good enough for the pros, the 14-inch long wrench is constructed of high-quality carbon steel with sandblast finish.
12. Flip-N-Lite 6-foot Stepladder
Unlike most platform stepladders, which are often engineered to be inexpensive, the Little Giant Flip-N-Lite is engineered to be safe without being expensive.
13. VonHaus Steel 2 Step Ladder
Regardless of how tall you are, you’ll confront a situation when your arms just aren’t long enough. The VonHaus two step ladder is a sturdy yet lightweight ladder that has an exceptional small storage footprint.
14. Fluke Non-Contact Voltage Tester
This is one of the most foolproof voltage testers on the market, and we recommend it for anyone working with electricity.
15. Dewalt Cordless Drill Kit
The DeWalt DCD771C2 is a 20-volt cordless, lithium-ion compact drill kit that provides a lot of torque (driving) and speed (drilling) for the money.
16. Kutir Retractable Box Cutter Utility Knife
They Kutir Utility Knife is easy to store and it’s a great add-on for your tool-box. You can also keep it in your pocket.
17. Coast Flashlight
This flashlight from Coast is a high-value, high-performance flashlight that performs as promised.
18. Ridgid Portable Vacuum
This Ridgid has a 5.0 Peak HP motor that provides powerful performance comparable to larger size wet/dry vacs.
19. Gorilla Duct Tape
This product isn’t just the duct tape industry’s 800-pound gorilla, it’s King Kong and Godzilla rolled into one.
20. Gorilla Super Glue
Its high strength and quick set time make Gorilla Super Glue the go-to adhesive for a variety of household projects.
21. Stanley Level
Sometimes when repairing something around the house you need to make sure that everything is level. In such cases, this level is more than adequate.
22.TEKTON 26-Piece Hex Key Wrench Set
The TEKTON 26-pc. Long Arm Ball Hex Key Wrench Set features a wide range of Inch and Metric sizes.
23. DEWALT Safety Goggle
When performing home repair or maintenance, safety should be your first priority.These goggles from DEWALT are one of the most popular safety goggles on the market.
24. Seville Lighted Workbench
Every home needs a workbench. This one comes complete with 2 cushioned lined storage drawers, a fluorescent light with power strip, cantilever shelves, pegboard, and a 23-count hook set.
25. SINGER Heavy Duty Scissor
These heavy-duty scissors are designed for right- or left-handed use.