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Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

November 17, 2014 4:28 pmc
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There are some tools that pretty much every homeowner should have somewhere in their garage or toolbox. These are the kinds of tools that you’ll use on a monthly if not weekly basis or more if you own a home.

That being said, not everyone has the same kind of budget to purchase tools. We have divided this guide into 4 categories based on how much money you have to spend on tools and other equipment.

Not that you need a reminder, but Christmas is coming up; so if you wanted to, you could also think of this as a kind of buying guide for the tool-lover or new homeowner in your life. Just a suggestion…

For pricing these tools, we’ve used Home Depot just to stay consistent with prices. When there were multiple price points for a particular item, we picked something in line with the given budget. Here we go:

 

If you have $25 to spend…

If you have $50 to spend…

If you have $100 to spend…

  • Claw hammer – $5
  • 42-piece HDX screwdriver set – $10
  • Digging shovel – $10
  • Needle nose pliers – $4
  • Double speed adjustable wrench set – $15
  • Work gloves – $10
  • Combo wrench set (28-piece) – $20
  • Stud finder – $15
  • Crow bar (or wrecking bar) – $10

If you have $250 to spend…

  • Claw hammer – $5
  • 42-piece HDX screwdriver set – $10
  • Digging shovel – $10
  • Double speed adjustable wrench set – $15
  • Work gloves – $10
  • Combo wrench set (28-piece) – $20
  • Stud finder – $15
  • Crow bar (or wrecking bar) – $10
  • 3-piece pliers set – $10
  • Ratchet and socket set (25-piece) – $25
  • Battery-powered drill/driver – $100
  • Screw bits – $10
  • Drill bits – $10

Other relatively inexpensive items

  • Nail/staple gun
  • Hand saw or hack saw
  • Clamps/vises
  • Chisels
  • Wire cutters/strippers
  • Electrical test meters
  • Electrical and duct tape
  • Safety glasses and masks
  • Ladders
  • Lights
  • Workwear

Finally, if you’re looking to spend more than $250 on tools, you probably have most of the things we’ve mentioned. But here are a few big ticket items that we think are super handy:

  • Circular saw – $50 to $200
  • Reciprocating saw – $50 to $200
  • Belt sander – $100 to $250
  • Air compressor – $150 to $200
  • Tool chest – $300 to $700
  • Workbench – $100 to $300
  • Grinder(s) – $50 to $500
  • Pressure washer – $150 to $400 and beyond
  • Wet/dry vacuum – $50 – $120
  • Gas chainsaw – $150 to $400
  • Leaf blower – $75 to $300
  • Generator – $600 to $2000

This list isn’t comprehensive, but we think these are some of the most important tools a homeowner should have. When in doubt, just visit your local home improvement store.

We are also ready and willing to help you with your home improvement or remodeling project. Just give us a call at 405.973.5068!

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This post was written by Jennifer Blunt