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Mini Tool Kit For Kitchen Drawer, Vehicle, Office etc ?
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Post 1 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 18:16
Mac Burks (39)
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I am tired of dragging my tools between the shed/basement/tool bag/kitchen etc. I want to get 3 or 4 small tool kits to put in rooms of the house and in my cars. Basic stuff like screw driver/hammer/crescent wrench/tape measure etc plus things like hex wrenches for putting things together. So something i can change a lock with, hang a picture, assemble furniture, patch a hole in the wall...basic household stuff.

Links to something you bought and liked? I could make a list and buy each tool 4 times but the multi-tool kits are usually less expensive.

Thanks.
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Post 2 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 18:46
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Post 3 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 18:52
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a little more inclusive set for you > [Link: amazon.com]

Post 4 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 19:16
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Hazard Fraud, Costo(s) and Sam's Clubs of the world all have small, DIY kits.
I'm sure fleaBay and Amazons do as well.

No first hand experience -- I carry my tote from the van. I use shoulder strap; easy enough and I don't do it daily.


How large is your house?
Post 5 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 19:17
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On October 15, 2017 at 18:52, chris-L5S said...
a little more inclusive set for you > [Link: amazon.com]


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Post 6 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 19:26
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On October 15, 2017 at 19:16, Mario said...
Hazard Fraud, Costo(s) and Sam's Clubs of the world all have small, DIY kits.
I'm sure fleaBay and Amazons do as well.

No first hand experience -- I carry my tote from the van. I use shoulder strap; easy enough and I don't do it daily.

How large is your house?

You can make fun of Harbor Freight all you want, but the truth is they do have some hidden gems. Sure you gotta be careful with what you buy, but a lot of hand tools and what not are a good value. I have a couple sets of wrenches I use for my car that have all worked out great. Their unibits cannot be beat for the price. Home Depot and other places, $50 for 1. HF, a pack of 2 or 3 different sized unibits, $15-$20. AND, they work as well if not better. I love the narrow width bit in the kit. It works perfectly for those situations when you need to throw a butterfly toggle bolt in a medal stud. It will drill the sheetrock and stud without making a gaping wide hole in the sheetrock that the larger diameter unibits would.
Post 7 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 20:32
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Post 8 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 22:28
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I thought I was the only one getting lazy!
I have a full on mechanics,metal fab,and woodworking shop 50 yards behind my house.

In the attached garage,I have enough tools to repair anything from cars to building a house!

I have the required tools in the saddle bag of my Harley for road trips,enough tools and parts in my speed boat for emergency repairs,and all three cars have the tools most likely needed for everything but a complete overhaul!
All have a fluke multi meter.I don't leave home without one!

I'm not aware of a "one kit fits all" type of kit.
For me anyway.
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Post 9 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 22:36
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Wife has this, since she can't find anything in my shop.

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Post 10 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 23:32
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Why would one need an emergency drywall patch kit in every room?

i have an emergency traveling toolbox that almost always has something useful inside. I started with the usual: screw drivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, hex keys, small multimeter, ruler, etc. The kit is packed in a small toolbox that can be carried in one hand. This kit started years ago with a very small assortment. If I need a missing tool three times, Id add this permanently. At this point the toolbox is a great match for the types of emergencies that are thrown my way.
Post 11 made on Sunday October 15, 2017 at 23:42
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I have a Leatherman. It's on me pretty much at all times. It does 90% of what I need in a pinch. One of the best tools I ever got.
Post 12 made on Monday October 16, 2017 at 01:17
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On October 15, 2017 at 23:42, goldenzrule said...
I have a Leatherman. It's on me pretty much at all times. It does 90% of what I need in a pinch. One of the best tools I ever got.

I have no doubt that I could survive in the wild with a Leatherman,wrist rocket,and a fire starter.

For life involving motors,electronics,housing,plumbing,and everything else we've become accustomed to,I need more tools!!

My dad and grandpa could fix a combine or tractor with a pair of pliers,a hammer,and a prybar.

For some reason,I need the proper tool for the job!

I guess that's why I have over $30 grand in tools at this point and that doesn't include the 2 post car lift,shop,or property!
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OP | Post 13 made on Monday October 16, 2017 at 02:42
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On October 15, 2017 at 19:16, Mario said...
Hazard Fraud, Costo(s) and Sam's Clubs of the world all have small, DIY kits.
I'm sure fleaBay and Amazons do as well.

No first hand experience -- I carry my tote from the van. I use shoulder strap; easy enough and I don't do it daily.

How large is your house?

At 42 years old i am tired of lifes many productions. What i mean by that is i start out with a flashlight in every room on Monday and by Friday all of them are in the kitchen. I have tools in the shed, my vehicle, the kitchen junk drawer, the utility room in the basement. All of the screw drivers are in the kitchen or the box cutters are in the shed. I am tired of checking everywhere or raiding my day job tool bag to change a light fixture and then showing up on Monday without my battery drill and 2 dozen speakers to install.

I want tool kits with a plastic or fabric box to contain and store them. I was hoping there would be something better than the cheap $10-30 multi kits. I had a great kit when i was a kid. It had all sorts of tools in a wood tool box.
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OP | Post 14 made on Monday October 16, 2017 at 02:43
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On October 15, 2017 at 23:42, goldenzrule said...
I have a Leatherman. It's on me pretty much at all times. It does 90% of what I need in a pinch. One of the best tools I ever got.

My mom has been buying leatherman type tools as far back as i can remember. I personally don't care for them but she swears by them. Every few months shes got a new one with a new feature.
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OP | Post 15 made on Monday October 16, 2017 at 02:44
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On October 15, 2017 at 23:32, buzz said...
Why would one need an emergency drywall patch kit in every room?

We party hard here.

i have an emergency traveling toolbox that almost always has something useful inside. I started with the usual: screw drivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, hex keys, small multimeter, ruler, etc. The kit is packed in a small toolbox that can be carried in one hand. This kit started years ago with a very small assortment. If I need a missing tool three times, Id add this permanently. At this point the toolbox is a great match for the types of emergencies that are thrown my way.
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