For nearly a hundred years, the Craftsman brand has been providing quality hand tools and power tools to both amateur and professional customers alike. Every tool made by Craftsman is put through a rigorous series of tests by the manufacturer.

How do you start putting together a toolbox?

The right toolbox can help you make sure you're ready for whatever home improvement or DIY task comes your way. The Craftsman tool brand produces a wide variety of quality tools that would fit well in any toolbox. Because of the sheer number of tools available, it may be difficult to get it narrowed down in the beginning. Here are some recommended tools to get you started:

  • Screwdrivers: Screwdrivers are used for a wide variety of different tasks, so it's important to get various sizes of both Philips and slotted in order to be able to handle various types of screws. Make sure to get a few different sizes as well as at least one of each that has an extra-long shaft for those hard-to-reach screws that are further in than your hand will go. Craftsman offers many screwdrivers that meet this requirement, with a variety of sizes and lengths so they can be used for nearly any project imaginable.
  • Tape Measure: Useful for a variety of tasks, everything from basic carpentry to planning a house extension will greatly benefit from a quality tape measure.
  • Work Gloves/Safety Glasses: Keeping your hands safe while working is very important, and a quality pair of work gloves can be a great asset when lugging heavy equipment or materials around, especially when they have grip-pads that make it easier to get a grip on what you're holding. While you're at it, get some safety glasses as well; you don't want your eyes getting hurt either.
  • Hammer and Nails: One of the most classic pairs of tools, the hammer and nail are still very important additions to every toolbox.
Does the Craftsman brand make metric tools?

In some applications, you will run into a bolt or screw that's manufactured using the metric system. In order to work with these, you need tools that are designed to these specifications. Craftsman offers a range of tools designed specifically for use with metric units. Many of these tools are offered alongside their standard counterparts, which use the U.S. customary units.

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