Sometimes the hardest and the most frustrating part of any construction project is finding all the right supplies. The same sorts of frustrations come into play when it's time to buy construction supplies inventories, leading many businesses to wonder: who has access to such a huge range of tools and materials? To revitalize your own construction supply inventory and to find new projects across the country—as well as around the world—you should consider one or more of these 5 best tools for construction.



1. Shovels


Shovels are a great tool, and have been used in construction for centuries. The objective is to load and move dirt and other substances like rocks and coal. This is useful on projects like sodlifts and rock quarries.


2. Fannypacks


Fanny Packs are small, light and affordable. They protect you from dirt and debris spills during a fall. You can also store a number of small tools in a fanny pack, which is a big advantage for people on the go.


3. Utility Knife


This tool can be used to cut, score, pare, split, gouge and wreck wood. Utility knives are the workhorse knife for interior trim work tasks. Utility knives come in both manual and electric versions. They are perfect for making quick cuts on framing lumber.


4. Measuring Tape


A "six-foot" tool for measuring lengths in a variety of dimensions. It's often marked in both inches and centimeters. Inexpensive, easy to use and accurate. A must have in the work belt or drawer for all contractors.