Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’re gonna need some trusty tools if you ever hope to be a DIYer. Consequently, tools are also great to have around during emergency situations, as they may offer a fix to keep you out of a jam. This is especially true for people who drive a lot. Tool boxes are cheap, and they’ll fit most of the tools listed below, and the other tools listed likely come in their own boxes/carrying cases. Here are 12 tools everyone should own.
12. Claw Hammer
Let’s begin with the most obvious tool in every tool box. A quality claw hammer will cost you very little, and it’ll be used for years to come if you ever hope to make and/or destroy anything. Oh yeah. Destroy. Maybe you’re not the guy for the job if it comes to creating a ceiling panel for easy access to plumbing or duct work. However, if someone is coming in to redo your kitchen, you definitely qualify for the demolition team. Regardless of your qualifications and skill set, a quality claw hammer will be useful in both scenarios. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they’re also great for hammering nails, removing nails, staples and other fasteners, hanging pictures on walls, driving drywall anchors and scaring your teenage daughter’s boyfriend. You don’t even have to go to a hardware store to find a good claw hammer.