Let’s face it: repair and construction is an intimidating task for a newbie handyman. It’s perfectly understandable, but it shouldn’t be as daunting a task for anyone who wants to get into the hobby. So to make it easier, here are a few handy (no pun intended) tips for newbie handymen.
Read the blueprint
Before picking up any power tool and tinkering with things around the house, it’s best to have the basic knowledge of how things work and how they’re built. Knowing the fundamentals will give any aspiring handyman the necessary confidence needed to push through any project with ease. So acquire as much information as possible. Read the instruction manual, watch a tutorial on YouTube, or just do an occasional inspection around the house beforehand. It’s going to make a big difference especially for beginners.
Own the essentials
Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was it built by hand alone. Handymen need specific tools to finish any project, so having the essentials is more than necessary. Keeping a basic toolkit that consists of a hammer, a set of nails and screws, and a screwdriver is enough to finish most of the basic tasks at home. The Bosch Go cordless screwdriver pictured here is powerful, intuitive, and easy to use.
Always stay safe
No matter how small a project is, safety should always be a major concern. Always remember to keep the work station clean after and even during projects. Be wary of misplaced tools and equipment, such as stray nails and screws. Keep everything in an easily accessible storage space to avoid any and all forms of clutter. Be sure that every working instrument is well-maintained and has safety features that can guarantee worry-free use.
More than anything else, just have fun with the entire experience. Having an outlet that promotes ingenuity and creativity is super satisfying, and much like in any other hobby, it’s going to take a lot of time and effort to be a good handyman. What’s important is that you have the necessary tools to take on the task.
To read our review of this Bosch Go Cordless Screwdriver, get a copy of Speed‘s March 2020 issue.