Bob Vila’s essential toolbox
Home Improvement and DIY guru Bob Vila says, “Whether you’re a rookie handyman or a seasoned do-it-yourself, a range of basic tools is essential to doing the small jobs around the house… What tools will you need? Your skills and the kinds of jobs you do much be your guide, but a good basic selection would include a tape measure, square, and torpedo level for measuring and setting. A handsaw or handheld circular saw; a utility knife; a cordless drill; and maybe a glass cutter will take care of your cutting and drilling tasks. For fastening, how about a small set of screwdrivers; a staple gun; pairs of electricial’s waterpump, and locking pliers; and a hammer.