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Old 05-18-2019, 09:58 PM   #1
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Looking for ideas on a good quality tool kit for somebody just starting out and moving into an apartment. This needs to be a more around the house type tool kit.
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:27 AM   #2
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Home Depot has a few, this one comes in pink LOL


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Apollo-1...73n1/204744885


but seriously, here is a 105 pc designed for the home owner:


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Worker-4...2884/204739342


or a Stanley kit:


https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-...-248/203707088
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I'm afraid I can't be of too much help here, I passed the point of no return a while ago when it comes to buying tools. Something like the kits ahardb0dy posted up would be fine. Harbor freight has some pretty decent cheap toolkits as well, especially if you can pick them up on sale. It's also a good place to buy individual tools like hammers, pliers, etc. I started out with one of those $20 home depot kits...it worked pretty well until I bought my first car and proceeded to break every tool in it lol.
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There are a lot of tool the average user can go cheap on. Wrenches don’t need to be expensive. Harbor freight wrenches are great IMO. A lot of pliers can be cheap. Sockets can be cheap for light use but there’s a sharp line where they are no longer useful. The things that usually don’t serve you very well if you buy cheap are screwdrivers, ratchets, and any wire maintenance tools. By wire maintenance tools I mean anything intended to cut or strip wires. Low quality wire maintenance tools will do nothing but piss you off.
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Can't forget flare nut wrenches and snap ring pliers...the cheap ones will cost you more in headaches and rounded fittings than just buying decent ones in the first place. It took me years for that lesson to finally take lol.

I have been pretty impressed with most of the HF stuff I have. I think the biggest thing when it comes to hard line tools is to buy stuff that's made in Taiwan and not China. The quality seems to be better across the board, that's probably a lot more important than what brand it is. Other than a couple of nicer wrench sets I don't own any expensive tools.
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Sorry, I know its off subject. For any RYOBI 18VOLT users out there, today at Home Depot they had a sale , Buy a 2 pack kit of 3Ah Lithium+HP(PREMIUM) batteries with charger and tote bag for 99 bucks and get a ONE+ Tool free. I chose JOBPLUS Base with multi-tool attachment. I figure I saved more than I spent, these batteries are usually 59 bucks EACH, without charger. The tool is typically about 70$. This is a great deal IF you use 18 v batteries every week, they don't last as long if you don't use 'em regularly.
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Sorry, I know its off subject. For any RYOBI 18VOLT users out there, today at Home Depot they had a sale , Buy a 2 pack kit of 3Ah Lithium+HP(PREMIUM) batteries with charger and tote bag for 99 bucks and get a ONE+ Tool free. I chose JOBPLUS Base with multi-tool attachment. I figure I saved more than I spent, these batteries are usually 59 bucks EACH, without charger. The tool is typically about 70$. This is a great deal IF you use 18 v batteries every week, they don't last as long if you don't use 'em regularly.
And now back to are regularly scheduled program. LOL
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And now back to are regularly scheduled program. LOL
thought I would share a good deal.
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