Smart Construction Tools For Smart Contractors 

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Construction tools play an important role in any construction work as they provide a good finish and ease of work by reducing manual man work which takes more time as well as money.
Tools have been integral to the construction of buildings, from the earliest use of timber, bone, antler, stone, and so on for cutting, scraping, chopping, hammering, and moving, to the development of modern power tools enabling construction activities to be performed more quickly, accurately and safely.

Types Of Construction Tools

There are different types of construction tools and equipment used in construction. Building tools have had their influence from ancient times to this period.
Tools may be general tools such as shovels and hammers, or specialist tools such as electrical tools or measuring devices. Some tools are multi-functional.

Tools are majorly divided into 3 categories
Hand Tools

Hand tools are simple tools that you use with your hands. Hand tools are any tool that is powered by hand rather than a motor. Examples of hand tools are screwdrivers, brushes, trowels, wrenches, knives, crimpers, clamps, etc.

Power Tools

A power tool is a tool that is actuated by an additional power source such as liquid fuel, hydraulic power, etc, and a mechanism other than the solely manual labor used with hand tools. Examples of power tools are saws, cutters, drills, grinders, guns, breakers, etc.

Machine Tools

Various machines can be used to shape materials by cutting, boring, or grinding. They’re powered by something other than human muscle, and they’re often used in manufacturing. The definition of a machine tool can vary with each user.

List Of Smart Construction Tools For Contractors

Hand Tools

1) Hammers – Hammers are arguably the most iconic tool and are used for pushing in nails, which serve as connecting lynchpins for planks of wood.

picture of a hammer

2) Wrenches – A wrench is a metal tool that normally comes sized for a particular type of nut or bolt. The metal edges of the open head can grip a given size of nut tightly, which allows the contractor to tighten or loosen a nut by twisting the tool. 

picture of a wrench

3) Saws (Manual) – Manual or hand saws are stapled construction tools that can cut lumber and, in rare cases, thin metal like aluminum. Saws are characterized by blades of metal with a row of wedged teeth that create incisions every time you pull the saw up and push it back down.

picture of a manual saw

4) Screwdrivers – A screwdriver is a tool, manual or powered, used for driving screws. A typical simple screwdriver has a handle and a shaft, ending in a tip the user puts into the screw head before turning the handle.

picture of a screwdriver

5) Measuring Squares – A square is a tool used for marking and referencing a 90° angle, though meter squares are used for 45° angles. Squares see common use in woodworking, metalworking, construction, and technical drawing. Some squares incorporate a scale for measuring distances (a ruler) or for calculating angles.

picture of measuring square

6) Shovels – A shovel is a tool used to dig as well as to move loose, granular materials (like dirt, gravel, grain, or snow) from one spot to another. 

picture of a construction worker holding a shovel

7) Crowbars – A crowbar is a long steel construction tool that can be used to dig up difficult objects in the way of construction work, like tree roots, nails, and the like. It can also be used for regular digging.

picture of a crowbar

Power Tools

1) Saws (Powered) – Powered saws are similar to their manual counterparts, but can be wired or wireless. They can cut through workpieces with electric power and thus spin or slice at faster-than-human speeds.

picture of a powr tool

2) Drills – Power drills are fantastic construction tools that come in both corded and cordless varieties. Both use power to rapidly rotate a drill bit to carve a small hole in a material, like wood or metal.

picture of a drill

3) Routers – A router tool “routes” a specific spot in wood or plastic, essentially hollowing out a small space in a hard material using a rotating drill bit. They are primarily useful for woodworking and carpentry.

picture of a router

4) Sanders – A sander is a finishing tool for carpentry work. It’s characterized by an abrasive belt that is stretched between two drums on either side of the sander tool.

picture of a sander

5) Shop Vacs and Blowers – A shop vac is a powerful vacuum with a big reservoir that can suck up water, debris, and anything else using a long hose that more often than not comes with a variety of attachments.

picture of a shop vac

6) Jackhammers – A jackhammer is an electrical tool shaped like the letter “T” which can rapidly drive a wedged hammer up and down into a hard surface to break that surface apart or pulverize it for easier removal.

picture of a jackhammer

7) Air Compressors – An air compressor can blow out highly compressed air to blast away sawdust or other debris from sensitive or tight surfaces.

picture of a air compressor


1) Writing Materials – Most contractors and professionals will need writing materials like pencils and chalk. These are good not only for signing contracts but also for marking out measurements, such as in carpentry, or for marking the length of pipe needed for a maintenance order for a plumbing job.

picture of group of pencils

2) Batteries and Extension Cords – Extension cords or cables are ideal for extending how far a given generator can provide power to a power tool or device. For instance, contractors can use them to power a tool on the second floor of the house even if the generator is on the first floor.

picture of extension cords

3) Ladders – Ladders are key construction accessories that are required for contractors or roofers to reach their targets. They can be leaned against buildings and used as climbing apparatuses to achieve greater heights.

picture of a ladder

4) Voltage Checker – A voltage checker is a basic handheld sensor that, when the sensor head is placed next to a power outlet or electrical device, can check a current’s voltage.

picture of a voltage checker

5) Multimeter – A multimeter can measure the voltage, current, and resistance of a device like a battery. It’s necessary for some types of contracting work and can be helpful for DIY home repairs, such as fixing a thermostat or another home appliance.

picture of a multimeter

6) Helmets/Eyeglasses/Gloves – Contractors, construction workers, and plumbers with safety on the mind will want to include protective gear in their kits. This includes helmets, which protect your head from falling debris or construction tools on a worksite, eyeglasses, which can defend your eyes from chemicals or dirt or debris, and gloves, which can protect your fingers from being hurt during work or from being cut on rough or sharp environments, common on construction worksites.

picture of helmets, gloves and a plan of abuilding

7) Sawhorses – A sawhorse is a wooden or metal structure with four legs and a flat little surface that can be used to support a board or other cutting material for sawing. It gets its name from being reminiscent of a horse in shape.

picture of a man shaping wood by a sawhorse


Proper use of appropriate equipment contributes to the Economy, Quality, Speed, timely completion of the project and the safety of construction workers.
Construction tools and equipment are a very important part of any construction process.

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