There are several tools used in carpentry. With the right set of carpenter’s wrenches, hammers, and hand tools, you can get your job done quickly and efficiently. In addition to the basic tools, a handyperson will also need additional specialized equipment. When purchasing any tool or piece of equipment, you must always consider what it will be used for more than just looking at its physical features. Most of all, make sure that whatever you buy is durable and long-lasting before making any commitment to purchase it, and remember, “You don’t know if it’s good until it’s broken!”

This guide is intended to provide you with a detailed list of items needed by someone who wants to do some DIY projects around their home.

1) A hammer – This is simply a small metal club with a handle on one end. The head of the hammer provides the striking force, while the handle allows you to keep an eye on where you’re hitting the object you’re driving into.

2) Screwdrivers – A pair of these should accompany every carpenter’s toolbox. Depending on how big a hole you’re trying to drill out, they come in different sizes, but the most common ones are a Phillips head, flathead, and R adjustable (also known as ¼ inch). These should have enough heads (and blades) to take care of everything from large screws to hex nut driver bits. Another useful size is the 1/8″ socket which has eight holes.

3) Pliers – There are probably hundreds of types of pliers available. I would suggest getting wire cutters and needle-nose, too, since they often come together and will save time.

4) Utility knife – A utility knife is designed specifically with cutting tasks in mind.

5) Tape measure – This comes in many forms, but a simple plastic tape measure is best suited to measuring things like wood thicknesses and lengths.

6) Square/level – One side of the square is flat, and the other has markings in degrees so that angles can be easily measured.

7) Pencil & paper – For taking measurements, note down the dimensions or mark them on a sheet of paper. Keep a pencil nearby to help with writing.

8) Chisel – Used mainly for making cuts along edges, a chisel may require a few passes over the area to smooth it out.

9) Hand saws – Usually made of metal, hand saws include a blade attached to a shaft with handles on either side. To prevent injury, wear safety glasses.

10) Saw blade – While some people prefer using a reciprocating saw to cut through wood due to its efficiency, others find it difficult to control. If you choose to use a saw, make sure it has a blade guard.


To sum up, it is recommended that you conduct a survey of what you need and buy whatever you think will work best for you.