Top 10 tools for the home 2018

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You will need top tools for the home when you buy your first property or maybe if you are a keen DIY enthusiast.  If you are a landlord and cannot afford the fees of handymen, you will need tools to carry out repairs to your property.  The tool industry is massive and knowing what is the best products to buy can be daunting so we’ve compiled a highly recommended list of must haves by our in house builder.

1. Multi Tool

The best Multi-tool 2017
Fein FMM350QSL 240 V MultiMaster Top Oscillator

When you need to work on those hard to reach nooks, crannies and corners of your home, this tool does the lot.
You can cut, sand, saw, polish and clean with this hand held device. We only recommend the best products on our site which is why you will find this device recommended at 5 stars.

 

2. Electrical Tester

Electrical Tester

This is a very useful tool to test to see if cables are live.

3. Cordless Drill

Makita HP457D 18 V Cordless Li-ion Combi Drill Kit and Accessory Set, 101 pc.

This compact and lightweight combi drill is ideal for drilling into wood, plastic, metal and masonry.  The all metal gear construction gives added durability, whilst the ergonomically designed rubberised soft grip provides excellent control and comfort.  The machine is fitted with a single sleeve keyless chuck, to enable easy bit installation and removal.  Comes complete with 2 x 1.3Ah Li-Ion batteries, charger and canvas carry bag.

4. Screw Driver Set

Screwdriver Set

This little set will help you put together flat pack furniture and carry out small jobs around the house.  It will save you breaking those knives in the kitchen drawer.

5. Radiator Key

Bulk Hardware BH00936 Workshop Assortment of Radiator/Meter Keys – Pack of 4

This handy set of keys include a black meter box key, a plumbers multi-tool, and two Easy grip brass radiator keys.  These are ideal for use on gas or electric meter doors and the radiator keys can be used on domestic radiators.

6. Tape Measure

Stanley 130656N Pocket Tape 8m/26ft

We have a few of these at home.  Keep one in the car just in case you end up popping into a furniture shop and need to take down some measurements.

7. Hammer

Best Hammer 2017
Stanley Fibreglass Curved Claw Hammer

Stanley is the number one brand for this type of tool.  This type of hammer is used by professionals, enthusiasts and DIY’ers alike.  No home should be without one of these.

8. Pliers

Pliers

When you buy decent tools like this little set, they could outlast you.  The set comprises 1 x 8224 Slip Joint Pliers, 1 x 2628G Combination Plier, 1 x 2101G Side Cutter and 1 x 2430G Snipe Nose Plier.

9. Adjustable Wrench

Slim Jaw Adjustable Wrench

This tool is ideal when working within a limited space.  It is ideal for plumbing and general assembly tasks.

10. Fuses

Fuses

This very handy mixed pack is an essential item for every household.  If you have an drawer in your home, keep these with other items such as a torch, matches or lighter, some candles and spare batteries.