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Home Toolset

Hello,

I’m looking for a good toolset for regular household fixtures. Can anyone suggest something good available during this season sale? Do you think the one attached is good?

Thank you.
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That’s an automative set, not sure what you mean for household fixtures
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Mechanics tool sets are good for a bunch of wrenches and sockets and screwdriver bits with a bit holder. But that's pretty limited.

You would also want to add a variety of pliers as well. And you probably want some saws, but the compact kits aren't big on saws because they take up too much space. And some files.

Also screwdriver bit sets offer a good variety, but often they're too fat to fit in tight spaces and small screwholes, so really what you need is a proper set of single-size screwdrivers as well.
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All you need are a hammer, screw drivers, small drill, a pair of pliers, and a crescent wrench. And a MIG welder :)

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t3359 wrote: All you need are a hammer, screw drivers, small drill, a pair of pliers, and a crescent wrench. And a MIG welder :)
Or you could just follow the duct tape and WD40 philosophy: duct tape if it moves and it ain't supposed to, WD40 if it should move and it don't.
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Household fixtures dont need sockets (usually). Just grab a wrench/plier set and a screwdriver set and thats good for most things around the house.upgrade to a drill/driver set for speed and convenience.
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Thanks everyone for your input! Appreciate it.
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Canadian Tire $25 screwdriver set is a great value when its 70% off (from marked up price)
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Scote64 wrote: Mechanics tool sets are good for a bunch of wrenches and sockets and screwdriver bits with a bit holder. But that's pretty limited.

You would also want to add a variety of pliers as well. And you probably want some saws, but the compact kits aren't big on saws because they take up too much space. And some files.

Also screwdriver bit sets offer a good variety, but often they're too fat to fit in tight spaces and small screwholes, so really what you need is a proper set of single-size screwdrivers as well.
I'll second Scote's advice on the single-size screwdrivers. You should have some in your kit for the times you can't fit the multi-head screwdrivers where you want. I recently installed new blinds and the only way to access some screws on the mounting brackets were through the screwholes on the opposite side, which were too small for the socket head on a multi-head screwdriver. Extra long driver bits could have helped, too (and you can find those sets online or at Home Depot), but if you're assembling a first-time kit, those can be a later add-on for a drill/driver set.

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