All About the Handyman’s Tools

A handyman is a jack of all trades. They are usually self-employed and they take on small jobs for the public in their spare time, while building up their own business. These professionals are often skilled carpenters, electricians or plumbers, but this isn’t always the case. Handymen’s tools can vary depending on which trade they specialize in and what kind of work is being done at that moment. That said, we have compiled a list of some common tools that any professional handyman should carry with them at all times! Tool holders!


For banging nails into any surface or for removing them from the same. Hammers are most often used when hanging pictures and shelves, but they can also be used to remove old tile on a floor or walls. An adjustable claw hammer is best for those jobs as it has more uses than just carpentry!


This is an essential tool for any kind of carpentry work. It’s used to make sure that the surface you’re working on is level and can be adjusted in order to compensate if it isn’t!

Utility knife:

A utility knife, or box cutter as they are sometimes called, has many uses such as cutting carpeting, taping off areas before painting them (or just masking tape) and removing old wallpaper…you name it!

Adjustable wrench:

The adjustable wrench is a very versatile little guy because he does so much more than just tighten bolts with his teeth. He can also turn nuts which are often tough to get at thanks to their position behind other objects like electrical wiring boxes or plumbing pipes. The adjustable wrench is very handy in those tight spaces!


This tool comes in handy all over the place. It’s great at tightening screws that have loosened up (or even some that haven’t). Handymen use screwdrivers in order to hang doors, build furniture pieces like bookshelves and sliding closet systems, assemble shelving units…we could go on forever here because there is always something you need this little guy doing!

Screwdriver set:

You might not think that this one needs an explanation, but we thought it was worth mentioning. A screwdriver set includes a variety of different sized screws and the respective screwdrivers needed to tighten them. It’s important for any project that you have these at your disposal as they are often time saving tools when used correctly (especially on heavy duty projects).


There are many kinds of pliers out there, so make sure you choose wisely which ones will be best suited to the job at hand before using them. The most common types include needle nose pliers, long nose pliers or even wire cutters. These can all come in handy!

Hammer drill:

The hammer drill is a nifty little guy that can be used to make holes in any surface. These are most often seen with electricians or plumbers, but they are also used by handymen when drilling through drywall (or other hard surfaces) for screws and nails.

Safety glasses:

Handyman’s tools can sometimes come at the expense of safety equipment like safety goggles or gloves, so it’s important not to forget about protecting your eyes! So even if you don’t see yourself as being too close to power outlets or electricity cables, always wear these just in case!