- Slot and Phillips Screwdrivers
Don’t be the guy with just the flat/slot head screwdriver, you have to carry both the slot & phillips. They are a dangerous duo, but in all seriousness this is how you will remove most mounting screws externally & internally. I recommend getting a variety of sizes more towards the smaller side.
- Putty Knife
Putty knife is the second most used tool in the industry. The putty knife and the screwdriver are great for slipping under a seam or popping clips loose. It is usually essential to disassemble many appliances, for example a washer.
- ¼” Nut Driver (Set)
When the manufacturer doesn’t want the customer to get access to the appliance and for you to make more money, appliances are often secured with a nut-driver head instead of a screwdriver head. The majority of the time, the appliance will call for a ¼’ inch nut driver. So, if you can’t get a set, definitely try to get your hands on a ¼’ nut driver.
You may ask why this is on the must-have list, because no one wants to get electricuted. A multimeter is there to protect you, and see if there is an electrical current. It also comes in handy to test different components, and see if a component has the right amount of electricity.
- Work Gloves
No one wants to scratch a brand new appliance, so gloves protect you from scratching the smooth- edged surfaces of these appliances. Finally, work gloves can protect you from cuts from sharp edges and keep your hands clean on the jobsite.