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The Tools Every Handyman Should Have at Home

The Tools Every Handyman Should Have at Home

To be able to work efficiently, every craftsman needs proper tools, whether it’s for screwing, building, for the garden or repairs to the house and in the household. It is essential to have a basic set of tools, with which is possible to do most of the tasks.



But how to know which tools should you buy? Take these two considerations into account. Firstly, there are home improvement workers who like to build the house, and they need a specific tool for that type of work. These are very different than the ones that make the interior of the house. However, both require some essential equipment, which is about the same for all craftsmen. The dedicated handyman is given the selection to choose the right tool case or the appropriate toolbox.

This should provide enough space to accommodate the most common tools and to be as stable as possible. However, finding the right set of tools is not as easy as it might sound. Here are some primary considerations about the tools every handyman should have at home. For more information, check out Handy Tools Home site.


  1. The first tool that finds its way into the toolbox for the active handyman is a hammer or mallet hammer weighing 400 – 500 grams. The handle should be wooden and not metal. However, if you often work on the roof or with rough wood executed, we recommend a carpenter hammer with tubular steel handle. The advantage of this type of ram is that nails can be placed in a special compartment, facilitating the impacting in wooden boards. Also, these carpentry hammers have a nail lifter, which promotes the removal of old nails. Due to the steel design, such a stick is also suitable for transfer work (i.e. for purlins).

  2. The next should be one or more plies. Typically, a combination pliers with insulated handles is the first choice. With such a pair of pliers, you can pinch thinner wires and hold smaller parts or screw heads. A water pump pliers must not be missed because with this pliers screw can be solved energy-saving and tightened again. Depending on the orientation and skill of the craftsman, pipe, grip and other special pliers are added, which is not necessary for regular household work. Depending on the size and planting, special garden tongs and scissors may be useful for gardeners, but this must be decided by the do-it-yourselfer, especially since the capacity of a standard tool case is quickly exhausted.handy tools home

    3. Third, screwdrivers come into the toolbox. The ideals are three flat-head screwdrivers and three Phillips screwdrivers in different sizes. Also, there is a voltage tester for 220 volts, and that completes the essential equipment of screwdrivers for garden and household.

  3. A particular problem is the selection of a suitable saw. The offer is excellent and every saw has its strengths and weaknesses. For the household and most garden work, a hand-held saw with various blades is suitable for wood, plastic and metal. The optimum length of the saw blade is 300mm so that almost all materials can be cut well.


Rarely used, but still indispensable for home improvement is a smaller hand drill with adjustable impact mechanism. The cordless screwdriver does not have to be particularly compelling because it is rarely used. It is essential that it fits well in the toolbox, has an automatic chuck and can accommodate drills up to a diameter of 10mm. Y

    ou want a reliable drill. A total of twelve pieces in the diameters 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm are sufficient, for metal, wood and stone each. It makes sense to have matching bits to make the screwing more comfortable if, for example, a cabinet needs to be mounted and this is the number of screws that must be screwed. Very useful is also the purchase of two wire brushes for the machine, with the rough impurities can be eliminated quickly. Not to forget are matching dowels and a small assortment of matching screws and hooks that complement the stock of tools used.

  1. The choice goes on to common key files and two small or medium-sized flat files, each with a fine and coarse stroke. If work on pipelines is expected, half round files would be the better choice instead of the flat files. By rounding you can file off the burr, which results from the process of sawing, better.

  2. For the processing of the wood, the basic equipment is still attached chisels. Again, a small and a medium chipping usually sufficient. These chisels can be used not only for woodworking but also to process plastic or other soft materials. Immediately after the chisels come two stone chisels, also in small and medium version. Again and again, a bit of a stone or a river must be separated, which the home improvement should now be possible thanks to these little helpers.

  3. handy tools homeA useful helper is also a small crowbar. This should also be added so that you always have a stable lever for numerous concerns at hand.

  4. It is sometimes necessary to have an open-end wrench and a ring spanner of the same size. Even if combination keys, one side of which is an open-end wrench and the other side a ring spanner, are often taken, two keys should nevertheless be present in every standard size. The craftsman with foresight puts an assortment of Allen keys. These are recommended in the best execution with a spherical head on the long side.

  5. For small repairs in masonry, you need a mixing bowl made of elastic material and a spatula of medium size. Finally, the toolbox is supplemented with suitable work gloves, protective goggles and a standard folding rule of 2m length as well as a steel measure of approx. 30cm diameter. Also, a small spirit level may not be missing, so you can put this in the assembly of cabinets and shelves this in the right lot.
    Even at this point, the first basic equipment is complete with tools for your own household or your own garden. The tool case or the toolbox can still be worn well and is comparable to a first-aid kit for home and farm. Finally, there are some tips for the dedicated DIY enthusiast to expand his home office. For some works, you need a stable base. Of course, a workbench is ideal, but not everyone has space. There are also foldable workbenches, which can be stored well after use. Some even have an integrated clamping device for smaller materials such. B. battens or other wood blanks. Sometimes a small vice can be mounted on the worktop, which greatly simplifies many tasks. If such a vice is to be purchased, then make sure that it is not too small and has a small anvil on the top. Valuable is also a drill press. With this exact drill holes can be performed, which significantly enhances the result of some home improvement. The purchase of a compressor should also be considered.

    On the one hand, it is very helpful if compressed air is available for cleaning, blowing out or inflating tires. And second, the home workshop can be upgraded later by buying a paint spray gun again. In addition, for the craftsmen who build themselves, things such as circular saws, concrete mixers, tools for laying tiles and other things are needed. But for home improvement enthusiasts who only need a good basic equipment for occasional repairs and repairs, our listing already provides a good orientation. After purchasing the mentioned tools and equipment, the craftsman can confidently look forward to future repairs.
A mini-guide to best electric lawn mowers on the market

A mini-guide to best electric lawn mowers on the market

You always wondered how to get your front yard tidy and neat without putting too much effort into it. One way you can do that is by having a reliable electric lawn mower that will help you get that lawn in order. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of people running around, buying the mowers they don’t know anything about, and ending up disappointed with the results on their lawns. So, today, I want to make sure you get all the information on how to find the best electric lawn mower on the market. With the help of this mini-guide, you’ll find out quickly what types of mowers you should buy, what are the prices, and what every mower can offer you. Let’s get started!

Types of electric lawn mowers

Electric lawn mowers usually come in two shapes – cordless and corded. Although cordless ones took over the market, we can still see the good old corded ones, as well. Due to the practicality of mowing your lawn, corded electric lawn mowers are not always suitable for that. Not only they restrict your moving, but they can also get you into some deep trouble if the cord falls under the blades.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the way cordless mowers work. They usually consist of a battery that’s chargeable and that gives power to the mower. The downside of electric lawn mower is that it doesn’t have superpowers to mow the lawn day and night (like some older, mechanical or reel mowers do!) but they are the best type of solution if you’re mowing your lawn regularly and want to get it done in a short period.

What to look for in an electric lawn mower

There are certain things you need to know about electric lawnmowers before you jump into the process of buying one.

The type of blades usually determines how it will work on your lawn and what can you expect of it. If you go for a mower with rotary blades (a cylinder mower), your grass can get the regular treatment without any problems. However, if you’re not mowing regularly, you might find these difficult to handle. Even if the grass is not too long, cylinder mower will show weak results.

Hover mowers are maybe a better solution, especially if you have an uneven garden or garden with a lot of curves and bumps. They can handle any obstacle you put them through merely because they’re designed to work with challenging surfaces.

Another thing that needs to be at the top of your list when looking for a mower is – manoeuvrability. Since you’ll be using a mower for quite some time, you don’t want it to feel stiff or rigid under your hands. You want it to move smoothly, without damaging the lawn but still provide a good cut.

Finally, think about how often you’ll use it. If you enjoy mowing, don’t feel guilty to spend an extra dollar for a perfect model of mower.

UNCC’s McMillan Greenhouse

UNCC’s McMillan Greenhouse

Monthly NCPOS meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, unless otherwise announced. We meet at the McMillan Greenhouses at UNC Charlotte. The meeting starts at 12:00 with a covered dish luncheon, followed by a business meeting at 12:45, a show table and discussion and finally a program discussion of orchids.

Directions to the greenhouse are as follows:
1. From I-85 take exit marked Highways 29/49 and proceed following Highway 49 toward UNCC
2. After you pass under Harris Blvd. watch for Cameron Blvd. on your left and turn there; you are now on the UNCC campus.
3. Proceed on Cameron, passing University Rd. on the right and then Phillips Rd. on the left to the next turning to the right which is Craver Rd. DO NOT SPEED IN UNCC!
4. Turn right onto Craver and proceed past five large buildings on your right. You will then see the greenhouse on your right and the parking lot just before it.

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Guest speaker will be David Janvrin

Guest speaker will be David Janvrin

David Janvrin has been growing orchids since the early 1980s and has a small aluminum frame and glass greenhouse at his home in Anderson, SC. The joys of orchid growing and a thirst for knowledge led him to join the AOS judging program where he has been accredited since 2002 and now serves as training coordinator for the Atlanta Center.

David has a keen interest in the culture and breeding of the so-called ‘Chinese Cymbidiums.’ Particular species within the group have been cherished by various Asian cultures for thousands of years. A lack of conformation with the AOS guidelines for quality in cymbidium lines has resulted in these species being overlooked on the award table. Nevertheless, they can be very rewarding to grow and enjoy. David will talk to the society about these orchids as well as a few others which share a special quality which will be of interest to growers in our temperate area.

Our meeting begins at noon with a covered dish luncheon. The business meeting and program follows promptly at 1 p.m. See you there!

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