The Best Household Tools

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List Criteria: Most handy power tools and hand tools to have around the house

The best tools are those essential tools to have around the house no matter if you've never picked up a hammer in your life or if you're a famous carpenter. These essential household tools can make jobs, big and small, much easier and safer. If you're just starting out or looking to round out your tool collection, start with these basic tools.

If you only ever buy a handful of tools, having a tape measure, hammer, screwdrivers and safety glasses are easy favorites. The tape measure is perhaps the most underrated tool of all whether you're using it to measure an object, determine the size of a room or wall, or find the center point of a space to hang a picture. Speaking of hanging pictures, you'll need a hammer for that, if not a screwdriver and electric drill, to place a nail, screw or anchor into the wall. Above all, safety is the most important thing when using any tool making having a pair of safety glasses essential to any project.

Expanding from those essential tools, a good tool collection would also include a saw or two, both in the handsaw and electric saw, like a circular saw, varieties, a utility knife, a pry bar, wrenches, pliers, clamps and paint brushes. Of course you'll also need a place to store all these tools and that's where having a solid tool box comes in.

So whether you're the handyman of the house or just someone starting off on their own, be sure to add these handiest household tools to your collection. Which tool do you find the handiest? Which tools can you not live without? Add or vote for your favorites, re-rank this list or leave us a comment on these picks, all below!
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    Hammer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Hammer

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    Screwdrivers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Screwdrivers

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    Electric Drill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Electric Drill

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    Tape Measure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Tape Measure

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    Pliers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Pliers

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    Ladder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Ladder

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    Utility Knife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Utility Knife

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    Adjustable Wrench is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Adjustable Wrench

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    Level is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Level

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    Tool Box is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Tool Box

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    Paint Brush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Paint Brush

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    Pry Bar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Pry Bar

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    Circular Saw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Circular Saw

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    Vice Grips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Vice Grips

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    Handsaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Household Tools

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    Ratchet Set

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    Stud Finder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Stud Finder

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    Carpenter's Square is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Carpenter's Square

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    Multi-Plier/Tool is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Household Tools

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    Multi-Plier/Tool

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    Wire Stripper

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    Safety Glasses

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    Small Air Compressor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Household Tools

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    Small Air Compressor Fill up car and bicycle tires, pool toys, football soccerball, Run air tools

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    Clamps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Clamps

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    Sander is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Household Tools

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    Monkey Wrench

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    Tin Snips

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    Extension Pole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Household Tools

    Extension Pole

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    Angle Grinder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Household Tools

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    Angle Grinder

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