Why Have a Basic Home Tool Kit?

Essential Tools for Every Tool Box Why Should Everyone Have a Basic Tool Kit?

Most people don’t think about tools or a toolkit until they need one. Often, the thought of needing a tool happens when something bad happens; a water pipe breaks, something needs to be put together or some other reason. Most homeowners and apartment dwellers may need a good basic toolkit for such occasions.

But what tools and tool kits to buy? A visit to the local hardware store will often result in consumer confusion and frustration. The number of tools, boxes, power tools and other equipment will often be too much to comprehend.


What Tools Should a Home Tool Kit Have?

The basic tools contained in a home toolkit should include:

  • Hammer
  • Flat-head & Phillips Head Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Tape Measure
  • Crescent Wrench
  • Allen Wrench Set
  • Heavy-duty Scissors
  • Level

Other items that might be included are a ratchet set, sockets, drill bits, file set, razor blades, box cutter and other small tools.

A good tool kit should also include the kit itself – what are the tools contained in. Most tool kits are plastic, though some are a hard rubber. Older tool kits were made of wood, though they often rotted or did not hold-up with time. The newer plastic style tool boxes are made with a hard plastic polymer that is often colored a blue, red or orange. These tool kits last a long time and can easily handle getting wet, or being dropped.

Tool kits are as varied as tools themselves. Some only have tools for a special type of mechanic or tradesman. Other home or apartment dweller toolkits have tools that are more common to what most homeowners might need. Some tool kits often contain items you may not need or want. So before buying a tool kit, make sure they contain the items which you would need the most. Avoid tool kits that contain odd or strange tools to you that will never be used.