Help me build a basic apartment tool set!
August 26, 2013 7:59 PM Subscribe
I am at the stage of life when I need to move from a random collection of tools to an organized tool set that equips me for basic home/apartment maintenance. What do I need? Budget: just-finished-grad-school poor.
posted by philosophygeek to home & garden (32 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I have collected a bunch of tools over the years, but there's no rhyme or reason to the set. Screwdrivers? I've got about 6 Philips, of various sizes, and one flathead. The rest of the collection is equally disorganized. So, if I were to try and round out the collection, what should I aim to have?
The kind of tasks I have in mind are basic home/apartment maintenance stuff. If I want to install new faceplates for outlets, assemble furniture, etc.: what do I need to have? I'm not looking for every single tool, but the 20% of the set that will take care of 80% of my needs. I'm also not looking to do construction projects, so no table saws are necessary.