Best Handyman Tools
Must-Have Handyman Tools
First and foremost, every handyman needs a good quality set of sockets. When looking for a set of sockets keep in mind the types of jobs that are most common for you as that will determine whether you should be looking at shallow or deep sockets in Metric or SAE. Olsa Tools proudly offers 4 variations of our impact sockets to ensure that you have the choices required. These impact sockets are professional-grade Cr-Mo (Chromium Molybdenum). We are also currently working on an entire lineup of chrome sockets that we are going to be releasing very soon!
2. Cordless Drill
This is one of the most versatile tools that a handyman should own. It can serves to make your job easier by saving you time. With the ability to add a variety of attachments it works as a screwdriver, a drill to drill holes, you can even mix concrete, paint or grout.
You cannot go out to any job without having a set of reliable professional grade wrenches. You need a set that doesn't have any skips, has the most common sizes, and is backed by a warranty ensuring lifelong reliability. We have multiple wrenches sets at Olsa Tools that all would make a great addition to your workstation! Our 2-in-1 Metric Offset Extractor Wrenches are a great set as they help you free damaged bolts with ease and function as normal box end wrenches. Our Slim Profile Wrenches are great for calliper jobs and anytime that regular thick wrenches won't fit into tight spaces. Lastly, our Combination Wrench Sets are great as they give you the best range of sizes.
4. Screwdriver Set
Every handyman must have a good set of screwdrivers that is easy on their hands, has magnetic tips and has a variety of different tips. Olsa Tools professional-grade screwdriver set is a go-to for ergonomic design and life long reliability. The 14-piece screwdriver set comes with an included Magnetic Screwdriver Organizer that is great for storing the set in your workstation and will keep them safe if you are taking them on the run with you.
Precision is an important part of handyman’s job. Invest in a good quality carpenter’s level or if you want to add a modern twist, buy a laser level.
6. Measuring Tape
It impossible to imagine a handyman without a measuring tape. Almost every task requires you to measure something. When choosing a tape keep in mind the scale of job you work on, do you need 20, 30 or s 40-foot tape. There usually is not a concern with having something that is too long, but you don't to come up short on the job.
7. Utility Knife
A good utility knife can be handy whenever you are cutting, poking, marking, or scoring something. One thing to remember is that the utility knife is only as useful as the sharpness and strength of its blades. Thus, always have extra blades to replace broken and dull ones.
Extra gripping power is always welcomed in any job that you are going to be attending to! You need pliers that help you get a large array jobs done, are ergonomic, and can be adjusted. Our 3pc Plier Set is a handyman's dream with cutting, needle nose and combination pliers that are extremely durable thanks to their forged chromoly engineering. Our 3pc Water Pump Pliers are great thanks to either channel lock design or push button locking that keeps your jaws at the desired size.
You can’t rely on the possibility that every job site will have a ladder, so it’s always a good idea to come prepared. Regardless of what you are doing: painting, patching drywall, installing a ceiling fan, you definitely will need a ladder. Keep in mind versatility when choosing a ladder. Getting an adjustable ladder offers the best chance of always being prepared incase you need only a little boost, are working in a tight space or you need to get on the roof of a two-storey home.
As a true professional you should never leave the job site a mess. Use a shop vac to clean-up after every repair and your customers will be more than happy. The Vac Master professional series vacuums are highly rated and offer warranty with their line up as well, their 50 Gallon Beast is portable and works for wet or dry uses.
Having the right tool for the right job is the first step for becoming a successful handyman. However, investing hard-earned dollars on upgrading your tools can seem out of reach; At Olsa Tools we offer a convenient way for you to split your order total into 4 easy interest free payments with Sezzle. The above list of must-have tools is a really good place to start if you are need of some upgrades or are looking to add to your collection of tools. Check out our entire catalogue of products and see what tools you should add to your workstation.