7 Essential Tools for Your Construction Belt

The right choice of tools, accessories, and tool belt can transform the day that a construction professional experiences. Working efficiently, without frustration and misspent time in search of a needed tool, is key to productivity and job satisfaction. That’s why you need to stock your construction tool belt with these seven essential tools.

Claw Hammer

7 Essential Tools for Your Construction Belt

The ubiquitous construction tool, a claw hammer serves to drive nails as well as remove them. Any construction professional worth their salt includes this necessary tool in their construction tool belt. Make sure that yours has a comfortable heft, appropriately straight claw ends, and a textured grip to prevent any nail from slipping away before you’re ready. Going along with the hammer is the need to pack nails and small pieces you may need quickly—be sure your tool belt has space for some so you don’t have to make multiple trips.

Tape Measure

Next in the construction tool belt, you should always have a tape measure. How can you measure twice and cut once if you don’t have easy access to your tape measure? This essential tool is one that’s far too easy to set aside and forget—unless you pack it ahead of time.

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Torpedo Level

When you’re working in tight quarters and space is limited in your tool belt, you’ll want access to a torpedo level. After all, double-checking your measurements is always a good idea. And after you have climbed the ladder is not the time to consider that you need a level.

Razor Knife

The frustrations of packaging, embedded nails, and various other unexpected challenges plague the day of a construction professional. The razor knife is a small tool that performs an array of functions and is due a rightful place within the construction tool belt.

Chalk Line

The difference in accuracy between a line that a person has drawn freehand a line that’s made with the aid of a chalk line can be remarkable. Make your projects faster and better by including a chalk line in your repertoire of essential tools.

Cordless Drill

The ultimate time saver for construction professionals, the cordless drill does the hard work of drilling screws in a flash. This indispensable tool is a must-have for the construction tool belt. You’ll want to keep this item close to you at all times, and your extra batteries charged—that’s a must for a productive day on-site. For safety and convenience, invest in a superior quality drill holster to keep this valuable tool from sliding out at an inopportune time.

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The Gorilla Hook

This holster could be the star of your tool collection. Allowing for a quick drop and latch of your drill, the Gorilla Hook eliminates any worry about forgetting about one of your most critical tools, and it greatly improves productivity if you don’t have one already.  

With the Gorilla Hook, you won’t have to be concerned about damaging equipment as you bend to pick up an object or stretch to complete a cut. Your drill will remain in place inside the holster until you choose to remove it. The difference that this attachment will make in the day of a construction professional is revolutionary in scope. It will change the way you operate, the speed of the work you perform, and the safety level of your overall job.

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