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A Handyman’s Arsenal: A Comprehensive Guide to Essential Tools

Being a handyman requires more than just possessing the right skills, it’s about having the right set of tools to be able to solve various tasks that might come up. Whether you’re a professional handyman or just like fixing things at home and working around your house and yard, the key to success lies in a well-equipped tool shed.

Garden Equipment

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If you have a backyard, regardless of its size, having tools that will help you maintain the yard and keep it organised is very important, especially if you spend a lot of time in it. From maintaining the grass to the trees and bushes, visiting well-equipped tool shops to stock up on the necessary equipment should be at the top of your list.

Lawn Mower

Lawnmowers are of the essence when it comes to a well-maintained property. They are essential for keeping the grass at the perfect height, ensuring a neat appearance. They are also very easy to use, depending on the type. Some are cordless which use a battery that you charge, while others are plugged into an outlet and are ready to go. They are also very easy to find and you can get them from any tool supply store.


Axes are an ideal tool for cutting through thick branches and even small trees. From pruning to chopping firewood for your fireplace, they are versatile and practical tools that every handyman should have in his collection. They are easy to handle and can be used for different jobs around the home and the garden. Think about how much easier it would be to split logs for your bonfire with an axe, rather than using a saw or other tools that are not specifically designed for this task.

Crow Bars

A sturdy crowbar is an indispensable tool in every tool shed. From removing nails to dismantling structures and all sorts of demolition, carpentry and construction work a resilient crow bar is suitable for everything. It’s a versatile tool that will come in handy in many tasks – from DIY jobs at home to professional construction work. With its heavy weight and pointed tip, it can easily pry and pull apart even the toughest materials.

Garden Hose

Keeping your backyard and your garden healthy requires proper watering. A durable garden hose allows you to water all your plants, grass and trees easily ensuring that they receive the necessary water they need to thrive and be healthy. But, you can also use the garden hose when you’re cleaning a bigger surface such as your driveway.

Power Tools

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Power tools are used in many industries such as construction, but they are also indispensable in the garden, for many housework like renovation example, or even smaller tasks such as painting thrifted furniture. So, instead of asking someone to do it for you, equipping yourself with the following tools will be of great help.


A sander is a great tool to have in your tool shed for many reasons. It can be used for smoothing, polishing and even cleaning a surface, a wooden, plastic and some can be even used on metal surfaces. They are also used to roughen surfaces in preparation for finishing, so its many roles make it a must-have.


One of the oldest tools known to mankind, saws are used for cutting or shaping different materials such as wood, metal and plastic. They can be used during construction, renovation and even in your garden to cut small trees and roots. Its versatile nature makes it a tool that is much needed in any home. Let’s say you want to hang a new painting on the wall or cut a piece of wood for some home improvement project, having a saw that is sharp and easy to handle will make the task quick and easy.

Grinding Tools

A versatile tool with a rapidly rotating disc that serves many purposes, from cutting, grinding, and polishing to sharpening and even cleaning a variety of difficult materials such as iron, copper, stone and brick. While they are popular with professional contractors for grinding and cutting, they can also be used by the average handyman or homeowner to cut tiles or sharpen tools like axes and lawn mower blades. Furthermore, you can use them to remove rust on metal surfaces or smooth out rough edges on wood with ease.

Tool Boxes

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Toolboxes should be a must-have in each household because they contain many tools that you’re going to need at any given moment in the day. Regardless of whether you are a handyman or not, you’re gonna need a toolbox at home for any small task that you can do by yourself.


A staple in any toolbox, hammers are a much-needed tool for many reasons. You can’t call a handyman every time there’s a nail sticking out of something or if you need to hang up a new photo on a wall and you need to put a new nail. So, having a hammer in your toolbox is going to save you the trouble of calling someone each time a need like that arises.


A good drill is indispensable for a wide range of applications, from simple household repairs to more complex construction projects. You can choose from a variety of drills, cordless which offer you convenience and flexibility or regular drills that you just plug in and are ready to go. Some models come with different bits, giving you the ability to drill through various materials or make different-sized holes. This gives you more options when it comes to your projects, whether you are hanging shelves or assembling furniture.


If you’re not a handyman, you don’t need to have every type of wrench there is out there, but at the very least it’s important to have a few adjustable wrenches in different sizes and you can find them all tool shops. They are essential tools used to tighten and loosen fasteners such as nuts and bolts and will come in handy in many situations.

Whether you’re tending to your garden, renovating or just doing some small projects at home, having the right reliable equipment is paramount. So, investing in quality tools will make the job not only easier but also safer. By having the right tools you’ll be prepared to tackle any type of task that comes your way.

By Anthony Hendriks

The life of the party, Anthony is always up for spending some time with family and friends, when not blogging of course! Ever since a child, his love for books of mystery, race cars and travelling keeps on growing so it's difficult for him to single out that one all-time favourite hobby. If there's one thing he hates, though, it's having pictures taken but you already guessed that from his choice of plant photo for the blog.