This might be a no brainer, but you definitely need a tape measure. An absolute must have for any man to own. You don’t need anything fancy right away, just something that works. This Komelon 25 ft tape will do the trick!
Like the tape measure, a hammer is essential. Irwin makes nice tools and their hammer is no exception. Plus with this price it is hard to beat.
Screw Driver Set
Even though a drill is on this list you will also need to have screw drivers that you can use by hand. We found this set on Amazon and for the price and good reviews it seemed like a great deal. You are sure to have these for a lifetime.
Ryobi Mitre Saw
A mitre saw is great for someone who has very little experience with cutting wood. Not only is it a safer option for cutting, it makes the job much easier and precise. We like a sliding mitre saw for its ability to have a deeper cut and therefore be more versatile in its use.
Vice Grip Pliers
We would normally suggest one or two of these pliers, but with this price we think you should just get all of them. Again, Irwin is a great brand and you will use every one these pliers at some time or another
6 in 1 Tool
The 6 in 1 tool might seem like a specialty tool and every contractor you meet will tell you it is a must have. This one by Purdy has a stainless steel blade so it will not rust. A rule to keep in mind when buying other tools down the road.
You have to have a drill and for the homeowner we love the Ryobi ONE + products. They simply have so many other tools that are compatible with the same battery and for our experience they are very solid and long lasting tools.
Ryobi Tool Combo Set
Like with the drill above, we really like the ONE + tools by Ryobi. This set has so many great tools that you will definitely use. For the essentials of a circle saw and drill we chose this set. However this set also includes a nail gun, an impact drill and reciprocating Saw that we would include on our advanced tools list, so why not just get this be ahead of the curve?! It is also hard to beat the price for all that you get and these tools will last you a very long time.
Ryobi Battery Upgrade
Even though the batteries that come with the Ryobi ONE + tools are sufficient to get the job done, we recommend getting these high capacity batteries. Not only will your tools power last longer it also increases the performance of the tools. A great upgrade to your ONE + set.