Wire cutters are pliers that are designed to cut small nails and wires. They will come in handy when cutting steel, iron, brass, aluminum, and copper wires. Wire cutters also have insulated handles that will ensure no shock from the wire cutting.
It’s best to have 4 screwdrivers: small and large flathead and Phillips-head screwdrivers. Electrical screwdrivers are sometimes convenient, but they’re no substitute for these due to the manual reaching into more places. They’re also less likely to damage the screw from over-pressure.
One of the most important tools you can own is a good hammer. You can use it to insert and remove nails, in combination with other tools, and to pry wood loose from the walls of your house. Claw hammers come in a variety of sizes, but a 16-ounce hammer is the best choice for all-purpose usage.
This tape is extremely adaptable and strong. Originally, it was used to make temporary repairs to many types of military equipment. Now, it’s one of the main items specified for home emergency kits since it’s water-resistant and extremely sticky. Duct tape comes in a variety of colors, but keep in mind that it’s meant to be used as a temporary fix.
Respirator / Safety Mask
While paints and other coatings are now made to be less toxic and lead-free than in previously, most still contain dangerous chemicals. This is why you should still wear a mask to avoid accidental inhalation of their fumes. A mask should also be worn when working in dusty/dirty environments. Disposable masks can come in packs of 10 and should be thrown away after each use. Half-face and full respirators can be used to prevent the inhalation of fine particles that normal facemasks will not stop, such as sawdust and insulation fibers.