A well-stocked garage or tool shed for better home improvement starts as a necessity and transforms into an investment that will keep paying for itself. To avoid confusion over what to buy, the following can explain what tools and equipment form the necessary foundation for a successful home garage.
Safety items such as safety glasses, gloves, and ear plugs
A safety-first attitude is required for proper protection of both the homeowners and equipment. This starts with safety glasses. A variety of gloves is next on the list. Some are for skin protection while others allow for an improved grip. Ear plugs are also recommended when working with lawn mowers, air driven tools, and a host of other power tools and equipment. Illumination from trouble lights and flashlights allows a person to safely see into any crevice.
Smart use of elevated stools and benches to reach heights
An often overlooked aspect to home improvement and repairs is reach. Ergonomic motions allow for less muscle strain. A ladder and a step ladder are necessities when it comes to extension. A comfortable and portable stool reduces the amount of times a person has to fully rise and sit. Finally a workbench at a proper height will alleviate the strain on the back when performing bench repairs.
Using a tool box or chest
Organization and manoeuvrability of the tool collection streamlines any activity around the garage. This is done by the purchase of a tool box and chest. A cataloged chest allows for rapid recall and location of any particular tool. The box allows for the transportation of all the anticipated implements to a particular location.
The hand tools lineup
The logical launch point of all tools begin with the screwdriver. Sets of screwdrivers provide the common sizes needed for most jobs. Sockets and wrenches provide the type of force necessary for bolts. A tape measure grants the accuracy needed for measuring. A hand magnet allows for the quick retrieval of dropped parts such as screws. Channel locks and pliers provide stability for gripping. Lineman’s pliers and snips are necessary for cutting. Used food jars can be used for the organization of screws, wire nuts, nails, and a variety of other assorted small parts that will be needed from time to time.
The power tools lineup
The family of power tools enables us to do things that our muscles cannot do on their own. Drills, impact drivers, grinders, and a host of other specialty tools cut time and cost off of any repair. A sturdy vice for the workbench provides rock solid stability for repairs.