25 Essential Tools for Every Construction Site

While each construction site is different and calls for different tools and safety measures for their different objectives and hazards, there are 25 essential tools that each site needs. We’ve listed them out below for your convenience.

  • Pencil

  • Extension cord

  • Tape measure

  • Measuring Wheel

  • Spirit Level

  • Laser level

  • Combination square

  • Claw hammer

  • Screwdrivers

  • Cordless drill

  • Power drill

  • Combination pliers

  • Nail gun

  • Impact driver

  • Adjustable wrench (crescent wrench)

  • Utility knife

  • Hand saw

  • Crowbar

  • Step ladder

  • Sanders

  • Wood chisels

  • Oscillating multi-tool

  • Angle grinder

  • Vise

  • Bar clamps

  • Electrical tester

  • Soft broom

  • Safety Gear - Gloves, Hardhats, Safety Glasses, etc.



The first thing we will talk about is the need for a pencil (at least one, but preferably more!) in your toolbox for each job site. When taking measurements or writing notes for different tasks around the site, a pencil is the best tool out there, as you can erase mistakes, easily remove marks on wood, plywood, etc, and trace straight lines on your materials. 

Extension Cord and Power Strip


Everyone has felt the pain of an outlet being just out of reach (or very out of reach) or just not having enough outlets in the house, on the job site, or in the workplace. A great solution is going to be having an extension cord and power strip in your toolbox. 

Tape Measure, Measuring Wheel, Spirit Level, and Laser Level


These four measuring and leveling tools are super to have in your toolbox. Obviously used for clamps and electrical taking the right measurements, and ensuring that there is nothing crooked on the job site, they’re great for every job site! Making sure that you have a measuring tape, levels, and measuring wheel are great ways to make sure your job is done right!

Combination Square


A combination square is used to make precise angle measurements of 45° and 90°.

A Variety of Hammers, Screwdrivers, Wrenches, and Drills


Some great tools to have in your toolbox for each job site is your basic toolset: hammer, screwdrivers (at least one Phillips head and one flathead), wrenches, and your power tools: drills, nail gun, and impact driver. We have a wide selection of toolsets so that you’re ready for every situation.

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Cutting Tools


Every job site needs some cutting tools, the best ones to have by default in your toolbox are a utility knife, and a hand saw. 


Misc Tools

Other tools that round out your toolbox include a step ladder, a crowbar, grinders, electrical testers. These are tools you should have on hand for a variety of reasons that you don’t want to find yourself finding workarounds for. To ensure safety, it’s best to have these tools handy.

Safety Gear


The final category of necessities for your job site is safety gear. You should make sure that you have the proper safety gear for the hazards of the job site. These vary, but you should always have safety glasses, helmets, and gloves in your toolbox.


If you’re seeing a theme here, it’s to have tools that fill a variety of needs (combination tools). Need to keep all your tools organized? Check out our selection of tool organization and boxes!

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