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Tools Needed To Build My Own Home

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Below are some tools of the building trade. How much of the job you will be doing yourself will determine which of these tools you will need. However, for the most part anyone planning to build there own home will need most of the tools listed. If you want a sturdy, professional looking home, built in a timely manner, then having accurate and powerful tools is very important. It is also imperative to have the right tool for each job. Remember that many of these tools can be rented at your local hardware store.
Some specialty tools needed such as sheetrock finishing tools, will be described in their corresponding section.

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Before You Begin

Pre-Construction
Designing Your Home

Building Permit Plans

Excavating Home Site

Laying Drain Pipes

Prepping For Slab

Pouring The Slab

Installing Sill Plate

cutting Outside Wall Parts

Building Outside Walls

Framing & Raising interior Walls

Exterior Wall Sheathing

Cutting Out Openings

Wrapping The House

Preparing For Roof Trusses

Gettin Roof Trusses Ready

Raising Roof Trusses

Sheathing The Roof

Preping For Shingles

Shingling The Roof

Selecting Doors/Windows

Installing Doors/Windows

Preparing For Siding

Types Of
Siding


How To Select Siding

Siding The House

Siding Soffits & Trim

Installing Strapping

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Hand Tools


Tool Belt

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Laser Level


Diagonal Pliers


Wire Strippers


Box Nose Pliers


Linesmans Pliers


Needle Nose Pliers


Screw Drivers


Adjustable Wrenches


Socket Set


Chisels


Tin Snips


Shovels


Rakes

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Hand Tools


Sledge Hammer


Keyhole Saw


Hacksaw


Utility Knife


Bolt Cutters


Chalk Line


Level


6" & 12" Square


Hand Saw


Plumb Bob


25' Tape Measure


100' Tape Measure


Hammer


Extension Ladders


Step Ladders

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Power Tools


Chop Saw


Circular Saw


Reciprocating Saw


Jig Saw


Vacuum Cleaner


Cordless Drill


Chainsaw


Air Compressor


Full Head Framing Nailer


Finish Nailer


Roofing Nailer


Generator


Corded Drill


Router




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