10 Plumber Tools – The Essential List of Equipment for Plumbing


Do you want to become a professional plumber or need plumbing tools for your home so that you can fix small plumbing issues yourself? But maybe don’t know what essential plumbing tools or equipment will you need. I am trying to list some basic plumbing tools that you should have to manage and complete your plumbing work.

So here are the top things that should have in the plumber kit:

1. Pipe wrench

The first tool every plumber must have pipe wrench. It has different types that are used as per its requirements such as an adjustable wrench, basin wrench, torque wrench, faucet key, and an internal pipe wrench. Every emergency plumber always keeps a wrench in their tool kit.

2. Hacksaw

The second important piece of equipment is a hacksaw that is used to cut iron and plastic pipes. A blade is attached to a hacksaw frame which may be fixed and adjustable with a handle and wing nut. You can cut the pipes easily and quickly.

3. Tube Cutter

It is another pipe cutter tool used by plumbers to cut pipe. Besides producing a clean cut, the tool is often a cleaner, faster, and more convenient way of cutting pipe.

4. Hammer and Chisel

Hammer and chisel are used when a plumber comes to hit, chop, and cut the bricks, pipes, nuts, and stone. It makes plumbing work heavy-duty and a hard-working job.

5. Teflon and Thread sealing tape

When a plumber installs the tap or joint two pipes with each other, they use a thread and Teflon tape over it.  These are the commonly used in plumbing for sealing joint and pipe threads.

6. Plumber’s torch

However there are many gas or electric torch available in the market but soldering torch is the most used torch in many industries and a plumber also uses it for heat the copper pipes, heat treating, brazing, and light welding.

7. Pliers 

Pliers come in various shapes and sizes and used for many purposes such as gripping something like a round pipe or rod, nails, fitting, and tightening the nuts and also used as a wrench. Plumbers use tongue-and-groove pliers most often.

8. Drill Machine

A drilling machine is also an important tool. It is used to do the holes into the wall or through metal, bricks, or other hard materials. So the pipes can go through the wall.

9. Plungers
When you come to clean or open blockages in drains and pipes, a plunger is a tool used. It is a component of a soft rubber suction cup with an attached stick, usually made of plastic or wood. You need to place the cup of the plunger over the drain to create a tight seal and using firm pressure, push and pull the plunger.

10. Few more

You may also choose these tools if you have requirements of these: toolbox or bag to store your all tools, hole saw kit, pipe and tube benders, mole grips, press-fitting systems, flashlight, hand auger, drain inspection camera, and gloves, goggles, heat shields or pads for safety.

So these are some basic plumbing tools that you may select before starting your plumbing work. Please share below, if you have a question or suggestion.

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