There is constantly some repair work around the house. Repair workers charge exorbitant prices for even the smallest of jobs. In such a case, it is always a good idea to become a DIY-er and save some money. Do it yourself!
All you need is some hand tools and you are good to go. Most people pick up their tools separately and end up wasting a lot of money in making a proper tool set. A good idea is to buy a custom-made tool set that suits your requirements.
Sometimes, tool makers, in the name of a tool set, try to sell you tools that you won’t even need — do not fall for false abundance. Don’t make a purchase that you may later regret — invest smart, buy a tool set that has everything you need and nothing extra. Here we give you a list of best tool sets for money.
Everything you need comes in this box
The Crescent Mechanics Tool Set contains every hand tool you will ever need — ratchet drives, spark plug sockets, twelve point sockets, six point sockets, adapter, magnetic driver, metric hex keys, screw drivers, wrenches, pliers, and extension.
This is a tool set custom-made for home owners. Each of the 70 pieces have lustrous chrome finish which makes them both appealing and durable. Made from high strength chrome vanadium steel, the mechanics tools in this set are strong enough to stand the test of time. This set is a little hefty at 20 pounds, but can be carried everywhere with a little effort.
Though this tool set has been fairly reviewed by users, some buyers have complained of wrenches being too short. Yet another con of this product is the plastic cover that accommodates everything. Wish Crescent had built a case as beautiful and as strong as everything else in this set.
Utilities in a box
The Stanley Homeowner’s Tool Kit will help you greatly with the Do-It-Yourself projects around your home. Though this tool set may not be good enough for professional work, it surely is good enough to do some regular work around your house.
It comes equipped with hammer, tape rule, long nose pilers, slip joint pilers, snap-off knife, torpedo level, a two-piece screwdriver set, ratchet, sockets, and much more. The use of materials like Chrome Vanadium steel, stainless steel, and fiberglass make the components durable and long-lasting. The case is not very heavy and thus, can be easily lifted and carried anywhere you go.
Some customers have shown dissatisfaction with the packaging of this tool set. The set uses a screw to lock itself, and thus, can be difficult to open. In fact, you will need a screwdriver to open it. It does not also contain any wrenches — a hand tool that is very often needed around the house. Some users also reported signs of wear and tear after a year of usage. This can be a point of concern as the quality of hand tools should always be good.
Small but adequate
If you want a tool set that has all the tools you need and yet occupies minimum space, the Apollo Precision Household Tool Kit is what you need. The box folds nicely and fits every tool safely inside.
This 65-piece tool set has a wrench, hammer, tester, tape, pliers, screwdrivers, and much more. Every hand tool has been heat treated and coated with chrome to minimize damage and corrosion. The plastic grip provides a firm hold while you are working. What’s more, this tool set is relatively inexpensive and you won’t have to spend a fortune to get it into your house. It also weighs only 5.3 pounds, and thus, is easy to carry.
The only drawback of it is that the box holds some of the tools so tightly that its hard to get them out without the use of a plier. Keep in mind, if you are a professional, this tool set is not for you.
Pricey but purposeful
While most people do not need a 210-piece tool set in the house, there are some people who do all kinds of repair work on their own and thus, need a professional tool set. If you are one of these people, then this Stanley Mixed Tool Set is for you.
This set includes a knife, tape, wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, ratchets, adapters, drive bits, sockets, and much more. And while every other tool set has one or two of these, the Stanley tool set has everything in an excessive number. Even if you lose a pair of wrenches or pliers, you won’t have to buy a second pair. The tools are made from chrome steel and have been tested for durability and longevity. The chrome coating on tools does not only make them look lustrous, it also protects them against corrosion. All the tools also meet the ANSI standards.
The only minor gripe is that this tool set is too elaborate and heavy for a regular home owner. A general home owner won’t feel the need to use half of these products. This product is worth its price only if you are planning to do some heavy-duty work around your house.
Good for everyday use
The Denali Home Repair Tool Kit has a very good selection of hand tools and is perfect for everyday tasks around the house.
The kit includes a fiberglass hammer, torpedo level, knife, tape, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and drill bits. These tools are packed in a bag, instead of a case, which makes this kit lighter than expected. The quality of the products is exemplary and all the tools meet the ANSI specifications. Also, this tool set is slightly inexpensive for everything it offers.
One minor issue is the bag. Though it makes the kit quite light by saving the weight of the box, it does not keep the tools separated and organized. It may take you a while to find a wrench or screwdriver from a bag full of mixed tools.
The idea is to pick a tool set that will fulfill all your needs without weighing heavy on your pocket.