Tools You Should Have in Your Garage


Are you supposed to do something in your garage? Some DIY projects or car repair, maybe?

You need the right tools for the job! And remember, there is always that one tool that is missing when you really need it. So make sure you have everything you need before you begin your project.

Here is listed almost every tool you need for any job. Of course, many of these are optional. You don’t need them all. But sure, they would become handy.

Workbench With Bench Wise

Good Workbench is a must. It’s where you do most of your work.

  • Sawhorse
  • Jobsite table
  • Floor mat / anti-fatigue mats on the floor in front of your workbench

Safety Gear

  • Safety Glasses/prescription goggles
  • Safety Boots
  • Gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Ear muffs Protection
  • Knee Pads
  • Masks
  • Safety Respirator
  • First Aid kit
  • Fire Extinguisher

Proper Lights

Install good led lighting above the work areas. So you see what you are doing. Have at least two light sources to avoid shadowy areas.

  • Portable shop work light

Hand Tools

  • Allen/hex keys
  • Torx Keys
  • Measuring tape
  • Caliper
  • Duct tape, electrical tape
  • Spirit level
  • Metal combination square
  • Speed Square
  • Adjustable Klamps
  • Caulk gun
  • Chisels
  • Scissors
  • Sand Paper
  • Metal Files
  • Drain Snake sometimes know as Hand Auger
  • Stable Gun
  • Nail Punch
  • Stud Finder
  • Multimeter
  • Moisture meter
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Flashlight
  • Thermal camera / Temp Meter
  • Plunger
  • Chalk Line
  • Plumb Bob
  • Laserliner
  • Torque Wrench
  • Crowbar

Set of pliers

  • Pipe pliers
  • Vise-grip pliers
  • groove lock pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Lineman’s pliers
  • Wire strippers
  • Aviation snips
  • Snap ring pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • pincers

Screwdrivers

  • Phillips
  • Flathead
  • Multibit Screwdriver (Choose from slotted, Phillips head, star-shaped, square, or nut-driving tips)

Hammers

  • Steel hammer
  • Sledgehammer
  • Claw hammer
  • Rubber mallet

Wrenches

  • Wrench set
  • ratchet wrench set
  • Socket wrench set
  • Lug Wrench

Knifes

  • Builders Knifes
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife
  • Joint knife

Saws

  • HandSaw
  • Hacksaw
  • Jab saw
  • Keyhole saw

Painting Tools

  • Paint Brushes
  • Rollers and extensions
  • Paint tray
  • Painters Multi-tool
  • Spray gun
  • Measuring cup

Power Tools

  • Impact Wrench
  • Compact Drill
  • Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sander
  • Brad/finish nailer
  • Angle Grinder
  • Bench grinder
  • Variable Speed Tool Kit
  • Planer
  • Wood Router
  • Random orbital sander/polisher
  • Pressure Washer

Saws

  • Jigsaw
  • Circular Saw
  • Sliding miter saw
  • Table saw
  • Reciprocating saw

Tool Organization And extras

  • Toolbox
  • Storage Units
  • Garden tool organizer
  • Storage Hooks
  • Overhead Storage Rack
  • Sports Equipment Rack
  • Cable Ties
  • Magnetic Bolt Tray
  • Magnetic pick-up tool
  • Extension cords
  • Portable generator
  • Welding Machine
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Refrigerator
  • Rope
  • Fuel Can
  • Funnels
  • Oil-Dri, cat litter, sawdust, for chemical spills
  • Shop Towels

Air Compressor

Air compressor will power some tools (pneumatic), inflate all tires, clean your bench in seconds, and allow you to use specialized tools like airbrushes for painting or staining.

For Car repairs

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Auto Dolly
  • Timing Light
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Engine Crane
  • Jump Starter
  • Jumper Cables
  • Battery Charger / Maintainer
  • Fender Protector
  • Trim Fastener Remover
  • Obd 2 Scanner / Code Scanner
  • Car Lift
  • Creeper, Rolling Stool
  • Wheel Chocks
  • Pass-Thru Socket set
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Breaker Bar

Cleaning

  • Wet dry vacuumer
  • Broom
  • Cleaning Supplies

Yard tools

  • Lawn Mower
  • String Trimmer
  • Garden hose
  • Gorilla carts
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Log Splitter
  • Hedge Trimmer
  • Chainsaw
  • Leaf Rake, bow rake
  • Leaf Blower
  • Snow Shovel, Shovel
  • Pruner, Bypass lopper
  • Ladder
  • Axe
  • Spade
  • Trowel
  • Sickle

Chemicals

  • A Glue
  • A Lubricant
  • A Rust Penetrant
  • A Cleaner/Degreaser
  • A Gasket Maker
  • A Thread Locker.
  • Car Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Cleaner

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