Irrespective of an enthusiastic youngster, mechanic, engineer or anything else, every man at some point in their life has felt the need of the tool screwdriver. If you are an enthusiastic enough you may also have zest for some other tools such as a penknife, scissor, pliers, hammer etc. Today many youngsters also collect different tools as their hobby. If you enjoy doing home repairing on yourself, you surely know the good things of spanner, drill, hack saw etc. and probably have a stunning tool box too.
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Here we have listed top ten tools that you must have in your toolbox:
Phillips Head Screwdriver:
The Phillips head screw was invented by Henry Phillips in the early 1930s. The Phillips Head screwdriver fits into the cross shaped slot of the screw. While driving the screwdriver to tighten the screw, it holds in place ensuring that the screw remain straight. The tool offers comfortable rubber or wooden grips .
Flat Bladed Screwdriver:
A flat Blade or flat head screw driver is mostly used to unscrew and unscrew slotted screws from their hole. It can also be used for prying, nudging & scraping and many other similar works. It’s always a good idea to buy a few different sized ones.
Pliers are used to hold objects firmly as well as bending, compressing, cutting and pulling stuffs if needed. There are varieties of pliers such as lineman’s pliers, long-nose pliers, bent-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, electrical wire stripping pliers, heavy duty crimping pliers and so on.
A Crescent wrench, also called adjustable wrench, has a “jaw” of adjustable width, allowing it to be used with different sizes nut, bolt, etc. rather than just one fastener (nut, bolt, etc), as with a conventional fixed spanner.
Today people don’t use crescent wrench that much. You can be more efficient using this tool as most of the fasteners used today are standard shape that matches with sockets provided with the box.
A hacksaw is a sharp-tooth hand saw with a blade held under tension in a frame. Hand-held hacksaws consist of a metal arch with a grip handle with a narrow disposable blade. It is used for cutting hard materials such as metal, PVC etc.
Cordless drills are designed same as traditional AC mains-powered drill but use rechargeable batteries. They are commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, construction and do-it-yourself projects. Drills are available with a wide variety of performance characteristics, such as power and capacity.
Claw hammer is like usual pounding hammer having one side flat and other side curved down and spitted in a “V” shape. It is primarily used for pounding nails into, or extracting nails from, some other object. Generally, a claw hammer is associated with woodworking but is not limited to use with wood products.
A measuring tape is used in measuring carpentry or construction work. It consists of a ribbon made of cloth, plastic, or metal strip. Longer measuring tapes of 25 or even 100 feet can wind into a relatively small container.
A headlamp is a flashlight affixed to the head which is most useful at night or in dark places when both of your hands are closed in other activities. Headlamps may also be used in adventure races, if racing is done during dark periods.
These are the most commonly used tools; however, today a standard professional toolbox can hold varieties of tools. Professional toolboxes are designed for professional individuals who carry great amount of tools to a project location.