Tools Every Homeowner Should Have: Part 2
Flashlight: None of the tools you own will be of any use if you cannot visually inspect the situation at hand. The problem and solution are fixed only with a good flashlight. A traditional two-battery flashlight can usually work well, as larger flashlights may be too bulky. Having backups at home ,and in your cars too, is a must in case of emergency.
Tape Measure: Measuring house projects requires a tape measure—not a ruler. Tape measures come in many lengths, although one that is at least 25 ft is best. Measure everything at least twice to ensure accuracy, regardless of the project.
Safety Goggles: For all tasks involving any power tools or hammer, you should always wear safety glasses for eye protection. They should also be worn while you’re doing major renovation projects, especially drywall, since anything that can go airborne upon destruction can wind up in your eyes, causing irritation or injury.
Hacksaw: A hacksaw is useful for cutting metal objects, such as bolts, brackets, and pipes. Blades are replaceable, so focus your purchase on a quality hacksaw frame. Use a stable surface for cutting, and use caution, as a hacksaw injury can be very painful and deep.
Torpedo Level: Only a level can be used to determine if something, such as a shelf or picture frame, is correctly oriented. The torpedo-style level is unique because it not only shows when an object is perfectly horizontal and vertical, but it also has a gauge that shows when an object is at a 45-degree angle. The bubble in the viewfinder must be exactly in the middle for accuracy.
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