What Tools Do I Need On a Construction Site?

Construction Tools

April 2017

If you are working on a construction project then you will need the right tools to get the job done. Even a good workman will blame his tools if they’re the wrong ones for the job! Making sure that you have the essential tools to work on the construction site is vital. It will undoubtedly delay the project if you don’t. This largely depends on the kind of medium you are going to be working with. However, there are some tools that are essential for all construction projects, as the following guide explains.

Pre-plan your construction tool needs

When you’re working on a tight budget, it isn’t practical to order large numbers of tools that you probably won’t need, on the off chance that you do. That’s why it is important that you consider the kind of jobs that you’ll be undertaking before making a big investment on tools. You should consider the medium that you plan to be working on so that you have the right tools for the job. Some trades that are common in construction are masonry and carpentry, which involves working with either stone or wood. We’ve covered this in more detail later in this post.

You should also consider how useful a tool is to your work, as some tools are designed for a very specific task. Although larger tools might be better at getting the job done, you should also consider how portable the tools are, so that you can easily take them to the construction site. If you’re worried about needing tools urgently, find a safety supply company that offers quick turnaround on deliveries.

General Tools

There are some tools that you will need in construction no matter what project you are working on. If you are planning on buying tools then these are some of the first tools that you should consider buying first. They are tools that you are likely to use frequently no matter what kind of trade you are working in.

Measuring – you will definitely need a measuring tool of some sort if you are working in construction. This is needed to make sure you are getting the right distances and are accurate, with tools such as measuring wheels or laser distance measurers.

Hammer – this one might seem obvious but it really is one of the most useful tools you can have on a construction site. They serve many purposes and are suitable for all kinds of construction work and are used in both carpentry and masonry.

Blades – another useful tool on the construction site is blades or knives that can be used for all kinds of purposes. Utility blades are some of the best to use as they are extremely versatile. Even if they are not used for the actual job, they will no doubt come in handy.

Wood Tools

If you are planning on working in carpentry, then you should consider some of the tools that are designed specifically for working with wood. These tools are essential for any construction site and you should think about investing in them first.

Circular Saw – this is an essential tool when working with wood on a construction project and will make your task a lot easier. This will save you a great deal of time when cutting wood and allow you to get a very accurate cut each time.

Drill – this is an essential tool for the construction site that is mainly used with wood but can also be used for masonry projects too. It is a versatile tool that can perform different tasks on the construction site and make your job easier.

Screwdriver – you will definitely need a set of screwdrivers if you are working with carpentry on a construction site. There are a number of different sized screws and heads so you will need a set that you can use for various tasks.

Masonry Tools

Some of the tools that you use for woodwork are versatile but masonry tools have a more specific use. They will have a more limited application than the more general tools you buy so you shouldn’t consider buying them if you don’t plan to do any work with concrete or masonry. However, if you do plan on working with this medium, the tools you will need include;

Trowels – this is one of the first tools that you should buy if you are working in masonry. It allows you to work with wet concrete easily. Trowels come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be used for different purposes.

Impact Wrench – you can use this tool for drilling concrete or sink concrete screws into it. The tool uses compressed air to generate torque and the power needed to drill tough materials such as stone or concrete.

Masonry Saw – this is a useful tool for the building site and can be used for cutting ceramic pieces. It uses a diamond blade that can also be used for working with tiles, bricks and other materials that are more brittle than concrete.

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