21 Tools Every Toolbox and Workshop Should Own

New to DIY?  Just setting up your tool chest or toolbox?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Here are 21 tools every toolbox and workshop should own!

Before we get into the meat of it, let’s go over some highlights and ‘less known’ tools.

The dremel tool —

A dremel is extremely useful for boring holes, making circular patterns and even sanding.

dremel tool

The leatherman.  I’ve gone over the leatherman before at howtominute.  It’s basically the must have, you could carry it all day, tool.  Different leathermans possess different tools, but you definitely need one with a knife and some pliers.  Just sayin’.

leatherman

Stud finder —

One of the biggest things you’re going to want to do around the house is put things up on walls.  For that, there’s a stud finder.  Without it you’ll be using anchors and putting up shelves that fall on your head!

stud finder

Here’s the comprehensive list of what you need in your tool chest and what each thing does.  Watch and start building your tool room.

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