BASIC TOOLS FOR THE BEGINNER

tool set

When it comes to work around the shop or home, in order to do it yourself you are going to need tools to get the job done. I have thrown together a list of basic tools that everyone should have at their disposal. You can purchase kits at Amazon for a fair price, the one above is a decent set by Pittsburgh which you can pick up for just over $50;

Or if you want to go a little bigger and better you can go with a Crescent kit for around $100

Now, lets go over some basics;

fastener is a piece of hardware that mechanically joins or affixes two or more objects together; screws, nuts/bolts, etc.

torque means to apply force by twisting

With fasteners, remember;

left is loose (counter-clockwise)

right is tight (clockwise)

The best way to accumulate tools is buying at least one every payday if you can’t afford to get a full kit, buy just one tool at the least, and your collection will grow pretty quick. I’d recommend starting with at least a small set from your local hardware or auto parts store that comes with a variety of things, then piece in others as you go. Here are the basics;

 

Wrenches

Screw/Nut-Drivers

Pliers

Hammers & Pry-bars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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