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KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TOOL LIST FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS OR NEWLYWEDS

Now is the time of year when newlyweds, first time home buyers and even college graduates will be starting in a new home. Following is a list of basic tools that will definitely help them save money by doing small jobs around the house.

     14-volt lithium battery powered drill. This will work as a power screwdriver as well as a drill.

     4-in-1 screwdriver. Has Philips heads as well as straight heads in various sizes.

     Crescent wrenches in 6 inch and 14 inches. The smaller for tight spaces and the larger for more leverage.

     More basic tools include: 16oz rip hammer. I prefer wood handled but as long as it feels balanced any material is ok. Linesman pliers for cutting and twisting wire and a needle nose for finer work. 25-foot tape measure with a one-inch blade will extend without buckling which is essential when working alone.

     Adjustable channel lock pliers, for shower heads and nuts.

     Basic utility knife- retractable blade, hold extra blades in handle. Scores drywall and other everyday tasks.

     Basic painting tools. 1-inch putty knife for nail holes. 6-inch drywall knife and a 5-in-1 painter’s tool. A paint tray and 9-inch roller frame for disposable rollers. A good 2½ inch angled brush will do your paint cutting in.

     A 4-foot spirit level works great for leveling shelves. A line or torpedo level will work for hanging pictures.

     Basic garden tools include: round and flat edged shovels, hand held spade, hedge clippers and a good quality rake.

With these tools any first timer will be able to tackle many handyman jobs. The total cost of these tools (around $250) could be saved on a few jobs like panting a room or hanging shelves.

KATHLEEN WEAVER-ZECH & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

 

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:57 AM by Dean's Team

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