A philosopher Thomas Carlyle opined that man is an animal that loves tools, without them, a man is nothing. If he has them he is everything. You will never find a man without his tools.
Not every man can be considered a handyman. Every man needs a couple of tools in his garage. A garage serves both a functional and an aesthetic role.
If a garage is well equipped, one can accomplish many things. An ill-equipped garage on the hand will lead to frustration. Your house plumbing might leak, and you have to fix it before the house floods. Without the right tools, your house is certain to experience flooding. What tools are critical to a man’s garage?
One should invest in high-quality tools that will last for years. Cheap tools will need constant replacement.
A Good Light Source
Garages are often very dark and scary places. One should ensure that they invest in a powerful light source. You can choose to have overhead lights or portable lights. There are several variations one can choose from. They include :
- Compact fluorescent lamps
- Halogen bulbs
- Fluorescent lamps
The preferred lighting system should be bright enough to light up the whole garage.
One needs a sturdy bench or table to work on. The table should be preferably made from solid wood. It should also be wide enough to accommodate your tools and other items.
The workbench should be free from clutter. This ensures that work can start immediately and things are not misplaced.
If one is on a budget, they can purchase a sturdy wooden table from garage sales.
This is perhaps the most critical piece of equipment one should have in their garage. Many people often perform tasks that involve the use of fire or heat. You will need a fire extinguisher to put out any accidental fires.
You need to ensure that flammable items are locked up securely.
One also needs to have a fire blanket handy in case of an emergency.
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit should have the following items painkiller, sanitizers, gloves, bandage, and normal saline solution.
This is very important because one will be working with power tools most of the time.
Injuries are common in garages and one should have a first aid kit ready.
Tools every man should have in his garage
Every garage needs screwdrivers. Screwdrivers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One can opt to buy them as a set or as single pieces.
Some screwdrivers have interchangeable tips.
There are two kinds of screwdrivers one should have in their tool bag. They include the flathead screwdriver and the Philip screwdriver.
One needs a quality pair of pliers in their tool bag. Pliers come in handy in many situations.
It can be mounted on the workbench or work table. It will enable one to hold things steady while working on them.
It increases one’s safety significantly. A bench vise is very useful in woodwork.
A good solid hammer is handy in driving nails and demolishing things.
The hammer should ideally have a high-quality synthetic handle. Handles made from wood break easily.
Whether you are taking measurements for your child’s bed or the cabinet, you will need a tape measure. You will need a high-quality retractable tape measure.
The wrench is critical to your tool backpacks. The wrench is adjustable, this enables one to work easily without having to keep switching tools.
Every man needs a set of tools in his tool backpacks or tool pouches. There are many tools out there for different things. However, some tools are mandatory. They include a claw hammer, a tape measure, a wrench, screwdrivers, pliers and a bench vise.
One needs to buy the highest quality possible to avoid replacements and injuries. The tools also need to be cleaned after use and stowed away.
The garage should also be kept clean to avoid accidents.
Written by: Jessica Smith