A basic tool box might contain dozens of tools, and it’s important to make sure you have those that are necessary for the types of work you anticipate in your home. This list is by no means exhaustive, but with these basic tools, you’ll be able to handle basic plumbing projects like replacing a faucet or shower head, installing a new sink, etc.
Locking pliers. Though they do the same job as an adjustable wrench in many instances, locking pliers tend to work better for plumbing projects.
Strap wrench. When you’re installing a new shower head or faucet, you don’t want to scratch the finish. A strap wrench solves this common problem.Wrap the strap around the fixture, secure, and you’re good to go!
Needle nose pliers. Locking pliers and a strap wrench won’t help you when you’re working in super tight areas. Needle nose pliers let you get a grip on even the smallest parts.