Frequently, regarding Y2K prep, I am asked what kinds of hand tools I
Short answer: It depends.
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For working with wood, you'll want a variety of saws, hand-operated
drills, chisels, rasps, planes, hammers, and screwdrivers.
For all-around maintenance, you will also need a good hacksaw,
wrenches, pipe-cutters, pliers, and a crowbar. Don't forget basic
gardening supplies. Shovels, weed-diggers, hoes, clippers, shears, and
perhaps even an old push mower could prove helpful. Some basic sewing
supplies are also a good idea.
Don't forget a supply of nails, screws, bolts, and staples. Duct
tape, rope, string, wire, and adhesives are also important.
You will also want to make sure that you have recently sharpened all
blades, including saws, hatchets, shovels, and axes. If you're using
wood to heat your house, you'll need these nice and sharp. If your
stockpile runs low, dull tools are no good for cutting wood.