What constitutes a basic household/woodworking toolkit?
June 15, 2014 9:12 PM Subscribe
What would you include in a basic, well-made set of tools for household projects? I often find myself building wacky small construction projects. Things like shelves, doghouses, stands, simple woodwoorking / home-improvement tasks.
posted by mcav to Home & Garden (15 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a renter in my 20s, and over the years I've accumulated a few simple things: a drill, basic screwdriver/toolkit from walmart, a jigsaw. A few random boxes of nails and screws with no thought to size or purpose. The toolbox is poorly made, so it's filled with a random pile of all the tools, nails, and drill bits.
So I'm looking for something well-made, perhaps with a budget of $500 or so; the kinds of tools that won't break because they were cheaply made, but not necessarily overly expensive, either. And also, a basic set of screws and nails to keep around for when you need to hang pictures and construct stands.