Essential Tools for New Homeowners: Get Started with Ottawa Fastener Supply
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What tools do I need from Ottawa Fastener Supply to start as a new homeowner

What tools do I need from Ottawa Fastener Supply to start as a new homeowner?

Congratulations on your new home! At Ottawa Fastener Supply, we recommend starting with essentials like a comfortable claw hammer, adjustable wrenches in various sizes, an assortment of screwdrivers, pliers, a tape measure, a level, a lightweight drill, and a hand or power saw. These tools will prepare you for general home repair tasks. For more details, explore our tool selection 

How do I choose the right hammer from The Tool Store at Ottawa Fastener Supply?  

When selecting a claw hammer, try a few in-store to find one that feels right in your hand. Look for a hammer weighing between 14-16 ounces with a comfortable handle. This balance will help ensure precision and ease of use for your projects. Discover more in our hammer section. 

What types of wrenches and screwdrivers should I include in my toolbox? 

It’s wise to have adjustable wrenches in small, medium, and large sizes for versatility. For screwdrivers, start with slotted, Phillips, and Robertson in a couple of sizes each. We offer sets that include various types and sizes to cover all your needs. Check out our wrenches and screwdrivers pages for options. 

Are there any specialty tools I should consider for my home toolbox? 

Yes, consider adding needle-nose pliers for tight spaces, channel locks for plumbing, wire-cutting pliers, and vice grips. These tools will be incredibly handy for specific tasks around your home. For a comprehensive list, visit our pliers section. 

How important are a tape measure and level for home DIY projects?  

Extremely important! A reliable tape measure and level are indispensable for accurate measurements and ensuring everything from picture frames to large appliances are properly aligned. Remember, “measure twice, cut once” to save time and resources. Browse our selection at measuring tools. 

Should I invest in a power tool, and if so, which one? 

A lightweight drill is a great investment for making many small tasks easier and more efficient than manual labor. It’s versatile for drilling holes and driving screws, making it a must-have in your toolkit. Explore our lightweight drills at power tools.  

What if I need help choosing the right tools? 

Don’t worry! The team at Ottawa Fastener Supply is here to help. Our professionals can guide you through selecting exactly what you need for a well-stocked toolbox, making your visit a breeze. Feel free to stop by or contact us through our contact page

In conclusion, embarking on your journey as a new homeowner can be both exciting and challenging, but with the right tools from Ottawa Fastener Supply, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle any DIY project or repair task that comes your way. From hammers and wrenches to drills and pliers, our extensive selection ensures you have everything you need to maintain and improve your home with confidence. And remember, our knowledgeable team is always ready to assist you in finding the perfect tools for your specific needs. Visit us today and take the first step towards building your dream home! 

Due to worldwide shortage of N95 masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Ottawa Fastener cannot promise delivery ETA’s for these products and will NOT be holding products for customers. If products do become available, it will be on a first come, first served basis. Please call 613 828 5311 or email if you are looking for these products.

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