The Must Have Tools for Remodeling a Home

Whether flipping homes in San Diego or simply renovating a current home, there are some must have tools anyone needs. These tools can range from small and inexpensive to large and possibly pricey. However, each tool is a must have and will help make it easier to tackle those remodeling tasks.

Solid Steel Hammer with Ripping Claw

This particular hammer looks like a nail hammer at first glance, but it is anything but. The typically smooth end of the hammer is made up of small claws. This helps the hammer grab onto any surface and cause more destruction. Essentially, it is designed for demolition and the added grip helps prevent the hammer from simply sliding off. Mike Cantu, a major house flipper in Southern Cal (check out MikeCantu.com) lists this as one of this favorite tools.

Some Basics

Anyone doing remodeling inside of a home needs to have some general basics. This starts with safety glasses. Remodeling typically requires some demolition, so protecting eyes from drywall and other dirt is necessary. A hammer loop and work belt is desirable so the hammer is always within a short grasp, plus a tool pouch and fastener can fit around the built while giving access to additional tools and offer a large pocket for screws or collecting certain items during the remodeling.

Shop Vacuum

No regular vacuum will do. The shop vacuum is easy to use just about anywhere, plus it comes with a wet/dry feature. This way, even if the work occurs in a wet area, it makes it possible to clean up and remove dust, dirt and other problem areas.

Lighting and Extension Cords

Sometimes it is not possible to have lights on in the room. Work lights offer a great lighting addition to any room. Plus, the extension cords allow work to occur throughout the house without any kind of problem. After all, work should not be forced to stop and start based on the amount of lighting coming in from the window.

Saw Horse

Cutting wood planks or any other solid material requires a table of some sort. Moving around a portable table often is not possible, yet having saw horses can prove effective. These come in pairs and make it possible to cut just about anything anywhere. Best of all, the saw horse is inexpensive and can fold up, allowing for easy removal of the equipment as well. Than Merrill of San Diego says having a saw horse makes local construction so much easier to perform, even for those new to flipping.

Pliers

Remodeling requires removing nails, screws, drywall and all sorts of other junk, regardless of what needs to be removed, a host of pliers will work out perfectly.