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What should I have in a basic tool box?

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Everyone is accustomed to using tool cabinets and tool boxes to store tools. Hand tools are very common and widely used in people's lives. So in order to facilitate people's use, what hand tools should be placed in a basic tool box to be the most practical?


Here are the types of tools you can have in your tool cabinet or toolbox.


1. Screwdrivers:

- Phillips-head screwdriver (cross-tip)

- Flat-head screwdriver (slotted)


2. Adjustable Wrench: 

A wrench with an adjustable jaw for turning various sizes of nuts and bolts.


3. Pliers:

- Slip-joint pliers: These can grip and turn various sizes of nuts, bolts, and pipes.

- Needle-nose pliers: Useful for reaching into tight spaces and handling small objects.


4. Hammer: 

A claw hammer is versatile for both driving and removing nails.


5. Tape Measure: 

For measuring distances accurately.


6. Utility Knife: 

A retractable knife for cutting materials like cardboard, rope, or plastic.


7. Level: 

A spirit level helps ensure that objects are straight and level.


8. Adjustable Crescent Wrench: 

This wrench is handy for tasks where a specific size wrench is not available.


9. Set of Allen Wrenches (Hex Keys): 

Used for assembling furniture and working on bicycles, among other things.


10. Carpenter's Pencil: 

For marking measurements on wood and other materials.


11. Safety Gear: 

Depending on your tasks, consider safety glasses, work gloves, and a dust mask.


12. Flashlight: 

A reliable flashlight is essential for working in poorly lit areas.


13. Extension Cord: 

For reaching outlets that are further away.


14. Duct Tape: 

Useful for temporary fixes and quick repairs.


15. Fasteners and Hardware: 

Keep a small assortment of screws, nails, wall anchors, and other common fasteners.


16. Plumber's Tape:

Also known as Teflon tape, this is handy for sealing threaded pipe connections.


17. Small Level: 

A smaller level is useful for smaller projects and precise measurements.


18. Wire Cutter/Stripper:

Essential for electrical work and cutting wires to size.


19. Cordless Drill and Drill Bits:

Helpful for drilling holes and driving screws.


20. Combination Square: 

Useful for making precise measurements and marking 90-degree angles.


21. Stud Finder:

Helps locate wall studs for hanging heavy objects.


22. Hacksaw:

For cutting metal pipes and other materials.


23. Vise Grips (Locking Pliers): 

These can be used as a clamp and for gripping irregularly shaped objects.


24. Socket Set: 

Includes various sizes of sockets and a ratchet handle for turning nuts and bolts.


25. Bucket or Toolbox: 

A container to store and transport your tools.


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