5 Toolbox Essentials That Every DIY Lover Needs to Have on Hand

If you’re planning on putting together the perfect DIY kit, you’re going to want to make sure that you own these 5 toolbox essentials…

The worldwide tool market is going to be worth a staggering 36 billion dollars within the next 6-years. That giant figure is being driven in a lot of ways by the DIY community.

It used to be that tools were just for men that liked building shelves. Today, tools are for women and men that simply enjoy the occasional tinkering or crafty project.

Thinking about putting together a bare-bones toolbox? Below are 5 toolbox essentials that you’ll want to put at the top of your shopping list.

1. Screw Driver

Whether you’re fixing something, assembling it or building it from scratch, you’ll probably need a screwdriver.

Screwdrivers come with different head styles. To make sure that you’re prepared for any job, our advice is to get a multi-socket screwdriver that enables you to swap its head out for the job at hand.

If you’re doing heavy-duty jobs, you’ll want a power drill.

2. Measuring Tape

Trying to throw something together without measuring? We don’t recommend that unless being frustrated is your thing.

Measuring tape is on everybody’s toolbox essentials list because it lets tinkerers be precise with the work that they’re doing.

We get that you free spirits out there might prefer to just “wing-it” but when it comes to building things that will stand the test of time, a little bit of measuring can go a long way.

3. Hammer

You can’t drive nails without a hammer. Seeing as how nails are more popular than screws (and cheaper), you’re not going to want to skimp on the hammer front when putting together your toolbox.

Fortunately, hammers are dirt cheap and can be bought just about anywhere since they’re typically viewed as the most common tool in the world.

4. Casters

We’re going to hit you with a little bit of a curve ball here and recommend that you always keep some heavy duty casters laying around your toolbox.


Because casters are a DIY furniture maker’s best friend.

If you’re planning on putting wheels on things, casters are essential. If you want to be able to move the stuff that you build easily, you’re going to want to put wheels on things.

Get the picture?

Casters make life easier and are dirt cheap so pick up a few and throw them somewhere safe.

5. Pliers

Rounding out our toolbox essentials list is none other than pliers.

Whether you’re wrenching a bolt into place or are trying to pull out a pesky nail, pliers are downright important. They’re also great when it comes to bending light metals for craft projects.

Wrapping Up Our Toolbox Essentials

Don’t get us wrong, our toolbox essential are by no means comprehensive.

There are plenty of other tools that you’re going to want to add to your rotation as you continue to build out your arsenal.

What we’ve suggested above though make for an excellent jumping off point!

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