15 Tools Every Man Must Own

People can change; the ability to create or to destroy. Nobody wants to be with a destructive person but would love to be with a creative one.

For a person who loves to create things or to fix broken things, he requires a set of tools. Tools that would help him do what he wants to do.

Here are 15 tools every man must own.

1.  Hammer

Hammer is used to hammering nails. Nails are used almost everywhere; in doors, windows, furniture, cabinets, shelves, tables, and everything made of wood. Where there are nails, you need to have a hammer to create it.

Due to its frequent use, it is a must-have tool, and every man must own it.

2. Wrench

The wrench is used to tightening or loosen a bolt. It can change size so it can be used to tighten or loosen different sizes of the bolt. Big items like bed, detachable sofas, and some crates consist of bolts that require a wrench. It is another handy tool.

3. Measuring Tape

Measuring Tape is used to measure the length of any item. Its use starts with measuring wood to create a table for measuring bricks to create a wall. It is widely used by tailors as well to measure clothes for precise stitching.

People use them for any measurement. They are very handy, and a must-have item. 

4. Level

Level’s only purpose is to check the level of any item; whether it’s hanged straight or not. It contains a fluid inside that moves if the level isn’t straight. Even the slightest tilt would be shown by the level. It comes handy when you are working in precise measurements and want perfection in your work.

5. Flashlight

A flashlight is an essential part of any kit that we use in our daily life; it consists of a light source arranged in a reflector, a battery and a switch with a transparent cover that helps to protect light source and reflector. We can use a flashlight to find things in dark areas or to find a path in jungles.

It can also be used to help others, to give signals to someone if you're stuck in the mountains or you can't find a proper path. Flashlights for mechanics are also available which they can use to fix things, for example fixing the lower body of a car.

6. Utility Knife

This knife is a little bit different than a regular knife. It is not used to cut fruits and vegetables. Either you can cut paper, sheets, cardboard, wrapping material, and other things like that. You can carry them around without any danger of hurting yourself due to its structure. They get inside a shell when not in use.

7. Saw

The saw can cut wood. It is widely used by carpenters to make furniture; tables, chairs, cabinets, shelves, drawers, beds, sofas, wooden racks, and much more. It’s not easy to carry around due to its size, but it sure is convenient and must be kept in your tool inventory.

8. Cordless Drill

Drills are an essential tool for electricians. They need to make holes in the wall to pass wires of your television’s signal or your internet’s cable.

Whatever it may be, holes cannot be made without the usage of a drill. With the advancement, smaller drills are available that work on batteries and are easy to keep.

9. Pliers

Pliers are used to cutting wires and thin metal rods. They are mainly used when working with electrical appliances like fixing a broken lamp.

They are comfortable to hold due to their grip. This tool has extensive use by electricians, and they always keep it with them.

10. Extension Cord

Extension cord consists of some switches that are used just like ordinary switch on a wall. The difference is that you can move that switch and stretch it for your convenience to a limited distance.

They are used when working under conditions where a fixed switch cannot help. Extension cord also has multiple switches so you can use them all which makes it very handy.

11. Hex key

A hex key is a convenient tool used to tighten or loosen bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets in their heads.

They come in various sizes and shape like moment arm, so it’s easy to drive screws and bolts.

12. Screws and bolts

As we have discussed so many tools that deal with screws and bolts, you can tell the importance of them.

Screws and bolts are used in many items including wooden furniture; bed, sofa, table, chair, cabinet, shelves, and much more.

You need to have a packet full of them in different sizes for different occasions.

13. Ladders

It is a vertical set of steps of equal length made up of wood, metal or ropes. It is used in many ways. It helps in climbing up or down something.

It can be used to help someone stuck on height. We can use a ladder to paint walls as well.


It can be summed up that these tools hold importance individually. When you are working with electrical components, you would not require screws and screwdrivers.

Similarly, when you are working with screws, you would not require measuring tape. But it doesn’t mean that they are not important. These 15 must have tools that are used in every field.

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