For the last ten years, these are the few hand tools that I always keep in my tool belt when installing crown molding.

Finish Carpentry Tool Belt

Tools I always keep in my belt.

  1.  Stud finder
  2. 25′ measuring tape
  3. Wood file with four sides
  4. Fine file for cleaning up cope cuts
  5. Utility knife
  6. Putty knife
  7. Dikes for pulling nails
  8. Scale
  9. #5 mechanical pencil
  10. Nail punch

[This post is part of our core How to Install Moldings series.]