The definition of a workman is a person who does manual labor. More specifically, they are someone in the building trade. Because of the work they do, there are certain handy tools workmen need in order to do their job in the most effective way. With that being said, here are 9 tools every workman needs and 5 simple DIY projects you can do.
9 Handy Tools For Workmen
Cordless power saw
Hammer and Nails (or screw gun)
Circular Saw or Jigsaw for cutting plywood and other sheet goods. If you need to cut metal, a reciprocating blade may be a better option. A table saw will also work but it requires a little more skill.
Duct Tape – You can use duct tape as an emergency fix for almost anything. From pipes leaking water, to wires that have become exposed, duct tape can secure it until you are able to have it repaired. This stuff has multiple uses which makes it essential for any job site! Plus it’s cheap enough that you can buy it in bulk.
Wrench Set – Standard or Metric. The wrench is very versatile and can be used for a variety of different jobs. From loosening nuts and bolts, to tightening a leaky water pipe, the wrench is a handy little tool you should always have close by.
Allen Screwdriver Set – In addition to a wrench set, every workman also needs a good screwdriver set. You can use it to install, remove, or tighten screws. This is a must-have on any job site.
Now that you know the top handy tools for workmen, let’s talk about a few simple DIY projects you can do at home.
Fix a Leaky Faucet – This one is pretty self explanatory and requires a basic set of tools. All you need is a screwdriver, an adjustable wrench, and possibly hex keys. The first thing you should do is turn off the water valve so you don’t have a flood on your hands. With the tools in hand, remove the old faucet and replace it with a new one.
Fix Squeaky Bed Springs – Squeaky bed springs are very common and can easily be fixed. Grab a screwdriver and unscrew the screws holding up the frame of the bed. Lift up one side of the bed frame and test it out to see if it needs to be adjusted. Once you are satisfied, screw the frame back down and enjoy!
Fix Wobbly Chairs – Wobbly chairs are another very common issue for homeowners. The good news is they are extremely easy to fix. All you need to do is identify which legs are causing your chair to wobble, and then tighten it up. You may be able to tighten the screws with just your hands. Or you may need a screwdriver. Either way, your chair will be good to go in less than 60 seconds.
Assemble New Furniture – From tables, to chairs, to desks, when you buy new furniture it needs to be assembled. Luckily furniture comes with instructions for you to follow. And in most cases all you need is a few basic tools such as a screwdriver and wrench.
Always practice safety and follow all instructions. Putting the furniture together in the wrong way could lead to injury.
Install a New Door Lock – Yes, you can indeed install your own door lock. All you need is the correct size drill, a screwdriver, the right size screws, and a little bit of patience. Depending on your level of skill, you can have a new door lock installed in less than an hour.