You need a screwdriver for everything from hanging up pictures to changing batteries in the smoke detector. They are one of the most essential and easiest tools to use. Make sure you have both a Philip's head and a flat head for various needs.
Adjustable Wrench 2
A wrench is used for loosening and tightening nuts and bolts, which is necessary for putting together furniture, toys, etc. and is also often used in plumbing work. An adjustable one can be used for nuts and bolts of various sizes.
Pliers are great for grasping small objects that fingers alone can't manage, as well as for bending and cutting wires and pulling nails out. There are many types that can achieve a number of goals. Whatever you choose, be sure your pair has a longer handle for more leverage.
The hammer is another super-basic tool that everyone should be proficient in using. The most common use of the hammer is installing and removing nails, but it can also be used for demolition, splitting wood, digging holes, breaking ice and more. Choose one with a plastic-coated handle for a more secure grip.
Multi-Purpose Tool 6
A multi-purpose tool is perfect to keep in your car for emergency use. There are many, many models available, and most feature a utility knife, pliers, a corkscrew, scissors, screwdrivers, a mini saw and more.
From fairly major renovations to simply arranging artwork, a level is an important tool, one that will lend a much more professional look and feel to all of your projects. Consult with a professional at the hardware store to find the best one for your needs.