DIY Alignment Tools

The investment in owning some essential DIY tools at the very initial stage of becoming a homeowner is a pretty wise and crucial decision. In the beginning, you might not understand how significant a primary investment of those tools might be. Every house owner might have some of the other DIY alignment tools handy to complete specific tastes at home. 

In the beginning, those tools might be a basic kindergarten version, but over time, as one gains interest and perfection, the complexity of those tools increases.

You might end up with more tools compared to what you had started with. It is just a matter of time. You’ll be able to handle tools better once you start using them. 

Let’s quickly run through the list of DIY alignment tools in your toolbox and understand what wonders they can do you in your house.


DIY Alignment Tools

Hammers are hand tools with a heavy head and a light fiberglass unbreakable body with the overall operation of swinging it and applying pressure on a particular item. The most commonly used hammers are smooth-faced. 

While buying, one must make sure that the hammer has a smooth face and not chequered look to avoid damage to the property while working with it.

The everyday use of hammers includes piercing a nail, shaping a metal, breaking rock or more complex surface, etc. The claw is used to straighten the pin, which is otherwise bent due to hammering action. There are two types of feet, ripped and curved. 

Rip claw is the oldest type of hammer and has numerous uses. Some prefer a curved claw over a ripped claw because it is easy to nail or straighten the bent nail.

The advanced version of hammers includes anti-vibration hammers, hatched style hammers, wide face hammers, etc.


DIY Alignment Tools

Screwdrivers are hand-operated tools. They’re used to drive screws having threads and slots at the flathead for a screwdriver to hold its grip. Screwdrivers with flat tips are used for screws having spaces across the diameter. 

They are found in a variety of sizes in the local markets. Screws with cross-shaped slots require a screwdriver with a pointed tip and blade of the shape of places to hold the grip. Phillip’s head is the standard, most basic version of a screwdriver. 

Owning a screwdriver set makes so many household chores like fitting a cabinet, changing a tube light, loosening a screw of your toy makes possible with dependency.

The shank of the screwdriver is generally made up of hardened material so that the damages are minimalized. 

Cordless drill: 

DIY Alignment Tools

Though it has less strength than the drill with cords, it is used pretty much for every DIY Home project. It is used to fasten the screw. It is used to drill holes in a circular direction.

It consists of a twisted type drill bit, spade type drill bit, or countersunk drill bit. The Pro tip for DIY house owners is to avoid using heavy ( Draining High Power) drill bits on cordless drill machines. 

A set of pliers and adjustable spanners:

A set of pliers and adjustable spanners

Pliers have different types of heads. They are used for cutting and pulling. They work like scissors wherein in both the blades of scissors fall over one another, the blades of pliers fall parallel to each other. 

These types of pliers are called pincers. The regular basic version of the plier has the function of holding an object firmly. They are similar to scissors, but they form a fulcrum at the center.

The limitation of a plier is that one plier can be used for one side of the bolt, but the advantage of using a spanner is that it has an adjustable fulcrum. 

It can accommodate any size and diameter of a bolt as it has a moveable jaw. Every DIY’er needs to have at least one set of pliers with different heads and one spanner. 

Head torch:

Head torch

This is a no-brainer necessity in every household. “Fuse trapped? Let’s fix it. Where is my head torch? Oh, let me grab my toolbox!” This is how most basic and most important is this tool in the toolbox. 

It becomes difficult to work in the dark with one hand while the other hand is busy holding a torch. Working under a sink, in a dark storeroom, underground storage room, working in those areas becomes easier with a head torch, and it has no hi-fi operation, thus very safe for the user.



These are the mini versions of a carpenter’s saw but used on a small scale. Though it is a mini version, it is equally dangerous to use around children at home.

Hacksaw cuts metal and plastic pipes, rods and curtain brackets, etc. Finding a carpenter/ plumber for every leakage or curtain or light fitting is a tough job. It is every DIY’er choice to take the matter into their own hands. 

Safety glasses:

Safety glasses

The list of necessary DIY tools will go on, but this tool is inevitable. While doing any project as a hobby or as a profession, safety shall never be compromised. 

If you’re doing a certain project, whether or not it involves flying particles or objects, always have a safety glass on.

For instance, if you are working under the sink and some harmful gas generated in the sink pipe goes into your eye, or while checking under your car, a nut/bolt falls into your eye. 

Accidents are inevitable because they’re uncertain, but safety is every man’s responsibility. Debris, dust particles, material shavings will be prevented from going into your eyes. 

Above are some of the major DIY alignment tools that will work for all beginners and new house owners. They will definitely help you get your DIY’er journey started.

We suggest our readers always follow safety and take ample precautions while completing either an indoor or outdoor project. 


Manish Yadav

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