Workshop Essentials – What Every DIYer Needs

Sometimes people get to the extent of hiring services that they can actually perform at their own workshops. The problem is often the inability to trust that you can do what other people have done or are doing. The tools you set up in your workshop will largely depend on a number of things such as your specialty area, your level of experience and probably your interests. The following are some of the most essential tools for DIYers.


This is a very important tool to have in your workshop. Hammers come in different styles depending on their use. They also come in different weights based on the specific job that they are intended for. Some of the commonly used hammers include standard nailing hammers and the tack hammers. However, there are customized hammers that incorporate a section that holds nails for easier hammering.

Measuring Tapes

Measuring tapes also come in different lengths ranging from 12, 18, 25 or even 33 feet. It is important to note that the longer your tape the easier it will be to use. If you are a serious builder or craftsman you will probably go for a 33-foot tape.

Besides, you will also realize that some tapes measures are indicated using eights of an inch which even makes calculation simpler. Apart from the 33-foot tape, there are also special measuring tapes that come in 100 feet length and more. We also have a speed square which is used in marking and measuring angles in construction. Lastly, we have levels that also come in different lengths and sizes.


There is no workshop or toolbox that can miss both flat-head and Philips head screwdrivers. All the screwdrivers come in different sizes. Nonetheless, you can have other varieties of screwdrivers such as Torx and hex head. This will also depend on the time of work that you are usually engaged in your workshop. The best thing to have is a six-in-one handy household that comprises a screwdriver together with other interchangeable attachments.


This is also one of the most essential tools for DIYers. An adjustable wrench is very vital not only in your workshop but also in the house. It can help you to tighten or loosen furniture or other appliances that can easily be assembled and dismantled. Open-end wrenches are available in different sizes on an increasing basis. On the other hand, Box wrenches come in only in one size and are closed in both sides.


The following are the most common saws used in workshops. It is important that you have a variety of them in your workshop.

• Compass saw

• Large and small cross-cut saw

• Keyhole saw

• Coping saw

Cutting tools

As a DIYer, you must not to forget to include hand-tool for cutting sheet metals as well as other similar materials in your workshop. They include the following:-

• Utility knife

• Scissors

• Flat-cutting aviation snips

• Straight-cutting aviation snips

• Right-cutting aviation snips and

• Left-cutting aviation snips

In general, it is important to equip your workshop with all the necessary equipment in order to make your work easier. In case you are not familiar with how some tools are used, you can use the manual or ask for help from an expert.