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  • Drill a Hole
  • How to Level
  • How to Cut
  • How to Attach to a Wall
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    Complete Essential Tools List
    • Toolbox or Tool Belt
    • Safety glasses
    • Hammer
      • -16 ounce
      • -8 ounce
    • Screwdrivers
      • -Flat and Phillips
      • -Ratchet with various bits
    • Carpenter’s pencil
    • Flashlight
    • Level
    • Ladders
      • A new favorite of mine: Gorilla Ladders Aluminum Work Platform/Bench. Ultra lightweight and easy to store.
    • Square
    • Tape Measure
    • Wrenches
    • Small Pry Bar
    • Shop Vac
    • Ladders
      • A new favorite of mine: Gorilla Ladders Aluminum Work Platform/Bench. Ultra lightweight and easy to store.
    • Small Shop Vacuum
      • Easy to store, 6 gallon should be adequate for light home maintenance
    • Pliers
      • -Slip Joint
      • -Needle Nose
    • Wrench
      • -Adjustable wrench
      • -Crescent Wrench
      • -Pipe Wrench
      • -Channel Locks
    • Drill
      • This is one power tool that is definitely a ‘must’
    • Utility Knife
    • Vise Grip
    • Other:
      • Heavy duty polar 8 or 10’ extension cord for interior use
      • Heavy duty polar 25’ extension cord for exterior use
      • A home repair guide book
      • Tie downs (to hold down material when transporting in a truck)
      • First Aid Kit
      • Eye Wash Kit