Every basic tool kit should include several screwdrivers and nails. Quality tools should be stored in a dry place and will last a lifetime. Don't lose your temper and use whatever equipment is available to do the task; this is how accidents happen and property is damaged. A screwdriver is a hand-operated instrument, which requires attention. Flat screwdriver tips are used to drive screws having a single symmetrical groove cut across their heads. First make sure you have a basic claw hammer with a curved face and a striking face on one side and a claw for removing nails on the other. A nail set is a tool used to hammer a nail into wood without harming the finish. Pry bars are often used to take out nails, raise flooring, and separate items. Cat nail pullers may be a useful alternative to claw hammers. No flooring but stairs required; otherwise, it's a personal choice.