The item has been
added to your basket.
Tool Kit Essentials

1)     SAW

A hand saw is always useful - it’s just a matter of picking the right one for the job:

·       Crosscut saw - This saw cuts across the grain, and is used for making shorter cuts through solid pieces of wood.

·       Ripsaw - This saw cuts with the grain, and is suited to making long cuts through solid wood.

·       Hacksaw - A blade which is pulled taught into a frame. Used for cutting metal, this saw is brittle and can be prone to snapping.

2)     HAMMER

Hammers are most commonly used to drive nails and break up objects. Depending on their size, which is determined by the weight of the head, they can be utilised in different ways.

·       12 oz - a fairly lightweight hammer, which can be used, for example, to drive a brad for hanging up molding.

·       16 oz - slightly heavier, this would be suited to driving nails into wood.

·       20 oz - driving nails into more than one piece of wood to fix them together.


Self explanatory- a screw driver is used to drive screws into a surface. There are two main screwdrivers you need- but a multi bit screw driver with these heads is absolutely fine.

·       Slotted screwdriver - also known as a flat head screwdriver or flat blade screw driver. It has a square head, and is used for slotted screws. You will need a screwdriver that is around ¼ inch across the head.

·       Philips screwdriver – this has two blades, which resemble a cross, and is used for Philips screws. A 2 point screwdriver will be most useful as it will fit most screws used around the home.


A real essential for your tool kit, this wrench will adjust to suit different sized nuts. It will usually fit both hexagonal and square nuts from ¼ inch to one inch.


This just refers to a small pack of different nails, brads, nuts, bolts and screws for a range of jobs around the home.

6)     PLIERS

Pliers have many uses such as cutting, bending and gripping- you will need two pairs:

·       Slip joint pliers- are designed to fit more than one size of grip, generally small and large.

·       Alligator pliers- these are made to grip larger sized items, and although generally found in a plumbers toolkit, are still useful for use around the home.


Essential for getting sizes and measuring correct.


For marking out areas or temporarily fixing materials together.

·       Masking tape- easy to tear paper tape, doesn’t leave a mark when used.

·       Duct tape- strong, flexible and waterproof tape.

·       Gaffer tape- same properties as duct tape, but is designed to be cleanly removed.


Keep these especially for DIY work; using them generally cutting paper will blunt them. For a two- in- one scissor/side cutter combination, try electricians scissors which are a bit more heavy duty.


Side cutters are used to cut through thicker materials such as rope or metal and resemble pliers.


Also called a bubble level, this tool is handy for making sure surfaces are perfectly horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb).


Simple, but very useful to have one at hand to mark out areas to cut or drive a nail into.

It also worth mentioning how useful a power drill with changeable bits is to have around the house, and if you find yourself dabbling in DIY often, it would be a beneficial investment.

No products available under this category

For leading brands at competitive prices, visit Tallis Country, the convenient country store.