HOG 5 tools to invest in fixing things easier

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Every man and woman needs a basic set of tools to make work easier. You may have a contractor or handyman who does the major repairs around your home. But, you will often have to tighten a screw or hammer a nail down. For those smaller do-it-yourself projects, a  proper set of tools comes in handy. Here is a list of tools to invest in to make fixing things easier.

A Basic Tool-Kit

The first thing you need to invest in is a starter pack toolset. A good toolkit comes with the essential tools to fix things around the home. A toolkit should have basic hand tools like a hammer, a screwdriver, pliers, a tape measure, and maybe a utility knife.

Some fancy toolkits also come with a drill that has different bits. You can also get one that has clamps, scissors, wrenches, and a level. A toolkit is handy when carrying out regular repairs around the home. It helps with odd jobs around the house, such as hanging a painting or assembling furniture.

Power Drills

There are some jobs you cannot complete with simple hand tools. That is where power tools come in. There are various kinds of power tools that you can buy that will help you accomplish many tasks quickly and save on time.

One of the essential power tools you need to invest in is a power drill. A power drill comes with bits of different sizes. That means you can make different sizes of holes as required. It comes in handy when you have jobs that require you to fix screws into wood and other hard surfaces. A drill is helpful when putting up shelves or hanging curtain rods.

Grease Gun

Another essential power tool you should have is a grease gun. An electric grease gun is used to apply lubrication to a specific point. It is useful when you want to lubricate places that are hard to reach using other tools. Because of the precision application mechanism, it ensures that no lubricant is wasted.

A grease gun can be used for various tasks around the home. When lubricating your car or boat's bearings and other grease fittings, you can use it. You can also use it to lubricate your chainsaw or lawnmower.

You have to remove the belt guard at the back when you want to lubricate your lawnmower's spindles. That way, you can reach the grease fittings at the back. Other parts of your lawnmower that can be lubricated using a grease gun include the axle pivot and the deck pedal lift. Investing in a grease gun will make your maintenance work easier and faster.


Many types of screwdrivers are helpful for different kinds of jobs. Complex screwdrivers such as the Hex socket screwdriver are not standard in many homes and are only used by professionals. There are also powered screwdrivers such as the Phillips screwdriver, which also have a magnetic tip.

Screwdrivers are useful for many day-to-day jobs around the home. That is why you should invest in a quality set of screwdrivers. A set of screwdrivers will come with multiple screwdrivers of all lengths and widths. They also have various tips such as flathead, Torx screwdriver, and cross-tip screwdriver. You can also buy a multi-tip screwdriver. Screwdrivers have many uses. You will always have a loose screw that needs tightening in the house. They are also helpful when changing batteries in appliances and toys around the home.


A claw hammer comes with one side of the head tapered and split into two while the other is flat. The claw side is used to remove nails hammered in the wrong position. A good hammer should come with a solid handle that fits comfortably in the hands. Most hammers come with wood handles. Others come with steel handles with rubber sheathing that fit snugly in your palm. Whichever handle you choose, a hammer is an excellent investment.


A proper set of tools makes maintaining your home easier and cheaper. They also make doing odd jobs around the house quicker and less stressful. Invest in these tools and enjoy fixing things around the home.

Authors Bio: Sierra Powell

Sierra Powell graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a major in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing. When she's not writing, she loves to cook, sew, and go hiking with her dogs.

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