|GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES|
Safety Glasses – A home improvement MUST! Protect your eyes, you’ll be glad you did. They now make safety glasses with magnifiers in the bottom half for those of us over 40. Be sure you buy glasses that fit and will stay in place while you’re working. Don’t skimp on this vital safety tool.
|16 OZ FINISH HAMMER|
Gloves – You never know when you’ll need them and splinters really do hurt. They continue to improve the sizes and offerings, look for ones that fit.
|6 IN ONE SCREWDRIVER|
6 in 1 Screwdriver – Has phillips and slotted tips along with 2 different sized nut drivers. It doesn’t hurt to have several of these.
|25 FT TAPE MEASURE|
25 ft Tape Measure – Compact enough for small scale work but stretches for bigger tasks. They also make some great tape measures that I call “cheater” tape measures. All of the incremental fractions are printed right on the tape measure and I love it. The number one error in most projects is measurement error.
Adjustable Wrenches – a 6 inch and a 10 inch should cover almost any job.
|RECEPTACLE (OUTLET) TESTER|
Receptacle Tester – A must for electrical inspections and mapping your circuits.
Voltage Tester – This simple tester will ensure you are working safely with electricity.
|TORPEDO LEVEL AND 24 IN LEVEL|
Stud Finder – Use it to find the “studs” in your walls for hanging artwork, shelves and more. They work!
Caulk Gun – You’ll use this for all kinds of jobs from tub and ; tile work in your bath and kitchen to gutters and sidewalk repairs.
|CORDLESS DRILL AND DRIVER|
Cordless Drill – Use as a drill and power screwdriver. A 12V model will handle most around the house tasks. Power tools – the great equalizer.
|DRILL AND DRIVER SET|
The following image was provided to me by one of my students who attended my Basic Power Tool Class . Please read this important information if you own any type of cordless power tools. Your instruction manual may not specifically caution you against storing your cordless tools with the batteries installed.
Just to be safe I strongly recommend you follow the advice given in this notice and remove the batteries in your tools before storing them away.