It's always better to be prepared before time & while you might not know what challenges might arise, it is pragmatic to have the plumbing tools handy.

Must-Have Plumbing Tools for Homeowners PART-2

If you have missed the PART-1 of the series, it is highly recommended you take a glance through it, in order to better understand the concept.

It is always better to be prepared well before time, and while you might not know what challenges might arise in your house, it is pragmatic to have the tools on hand to tackle any grim updates or repairs.

Having a toolbox is indispensable, and it is imperative that it should consist of various tools, depending on the type of tasks you might tackle. A simple approach could be to segregate basic tools by task—plumbing, electrical, painting, drywall, etc.—then, based on the type of work you anticipate in your home, you can figure out what tools are most important to have on hand.

These are the plumbing tools we would recommend for basic plumbing work.

Metal File

This simple hand tool is a big time savior when it comes to smoothing a freshly cut metal pipe’s piercing rough edges and burrs. A wise DIY plumber will embrace the usability of a metal file and would undoubtedly stock upon a couple of these in their collection – for instance, a rounded metal file with a flat surface and a rounded tapered one.

Pipe Wrenches

These massive, yet ergonomic wrenches proves to be efficient when tightening and loosening fittings, nuts, and threaded pipes. Moreover, the serrated teeth of pipe wrenches ensure a fine solid grip.

Basin Wrench

This one’s a remarkably invaluable tool for loosening, and stiffening nuts that hold sink faucets together in place. The swiveling jaw and long shaft of a basin wrench can do wonders aplenty, whether it’s reaching up & into the deep, or squeezing through narrow spaces behind a sink.


Since plumbing hardware can be unusually sturdy, it’s worthwhile to keep a hacksaw by your side. Hacksaws can cut through hardware, metal pipes, plastic pipes, and screws in a jiffy!

Tongue-and-Groove Pliers

Commonly found in every plumber’s arsenal, tongue-and-groove pliers are the first set of tools a plumber reaches for when the need arises to twist, grab, pull, or loosen and tighten something.

With this we conclude our series of embellishing the importance of basic plumbing tools, hope we disseminated relevant knowledge regarding the subject. If you are looking for high-quality plumbing tools, do have a look at what we have to offer!

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