Best Tools for the Homesteader

Homesteaders have need for so many tools so choosing ones that are reasonable in price yet provide lasting value. These tools listed below are ones that I own and use all the time or the one I should have bought instead of one that let me down.

Hand Tools

For cutting aluminum soffit/fascia and steel siding these snips from are great. I used them a lot during the construction of my pole barn.

Long Handle Tools

I bought this action hoe or hula hoe from Ames and it works great for not only weeding garden beds but also for removing sod. I used it quite a bit when I formed up my sidewalk and patio. I bought mine locally but they do have the same one on

Power Tools

A cordless drill is essential for all homeowners and especially homesteaders. I went from a Makita to a Bosch and I absolutely love my Bosch 18 V drill/driver set and the small Bosch 12 V Pocket Driver. My original one was only 10.8 volt but could drive screws all day long. I’ve had it for well over 10 years with no trouble. If I ever do replace it, it’ll be with the 12 volt version. Both these links will open a new tab on