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Basic Tools for Household Projects

Some new home owners are interested in doing their own home maintenance and repairs, but don’t know where to start. In this Ace Hardware Project of the Week, we’re helping you organize basic tools for household projects. Craftsman tools are highly recommended because they are durable and have a lifetime warranty.

So what are the basic tools for household projects?

Screwdriver Kit: You’ll need both Phillips and Flat heads in various sizes. Craftsman has a five piece set of each which gives a good variety.

Wrenches: A set of open end wrenches is a must. And in today’s world of IKEA furniture and more products made in Europe and Asia, you need both Metric and Inch sets.

Pliers: Pliers can be very versatile, and I recommend the Craftsman 3 piece set which includes regular slip joint pliers, needle nose pliers and angle nose pliers.

Socket Sets: In addition to the open end wrenches already mentioned, everyone should have basic Socket Sets. Once again, it’s a necessity to have both Metric and Inch sizes.

Hex Key Set: Many bolts and machine screws today have hex heads which require a hex key to remove. We have a Craftsman set which has both metric and inch sizes included.

Hammer: With these five basic tool sets plus a hammer, you’ll be ready to take on most household maintenance projects!