Aug 23

The Ultimate List of Must Have’s for the Handyman

A handyman can be incredibly talented and skilled, but without tools it is still difficult to successfully tackle too many maintenance projects. Every handyman has favorite tools that are tried and true, but there is always room for another must have tool. Here are some must have items that no handyman should be without.The Ultimate List of Must Haves for the Handyman

Tape Measure

A good tape measure is a must have for any handyman. Tape measures are useful for so many projects, from drywall, to yard work, to measuring how tall a child or grandchild has grown.


Cordless drill/drivers might go down in history as one of the most useful inventions a handyman could ever imagine. Whether drilling a pilot hole, mounting curtain hooks, or building a deck, a drill/driver will do the job.

Circular Saw

Circular saws are incredibly useful tools for many home projects. Unlike more specialized saws, a good circular saw will cut almost anything and, with proper care, should last a lifetime.

Reciprocating Saw

Reciprocating saws are a very useful development in power saws. Able to cut drywall, studs, flooring, siding, and even pipes, reciprocating saws can save a lot of time by easily completing a difficult cut.


It’s hard to imagine a job where a hammer can’t be useful at some point. A nicely balanced and weighted hammer is a thing of beauty, and will provide many years of reliable service for a small investment.

Lawn Mower

A lawn mower is a must have for nearly every handyman. Whether it’s mowing the lawn at home to keep the spouse happy, or mowing the neighbor’s lawn to earn extra money for more tools, a lawnmower is an essential power tool.

Locking Pliers

Locking pliers are useful in many applications. Rounded or severely rusted bolts, stubborn pipes, and sharp sheet metal are only a few of the practical applications of locking pliers.

Adjustable Wrench

An adjustable wrench (or perhaps a few) should be in every handyman’s toolbox. Indispensable for plumbing jobs, and flexible enough to avoid an entire box of wrenches, an adjustable wrench can often do the job.

Utility Knife

A utility knife can be used for many things. Locking models that are similar to a pocket knife make a utility knife safer and more useful than ever.

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