What handtools should I register for?
December 19, 2006 2:54 PM Subscribe
I have been tasked with registering for hand tools. I have a general idea what kinds of tools to get, but need suggestions on what I'm missing, where to register and how much to spend.
posted by chndrcks to home & garden (38 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My fiancee and I are going to be buying our first home after we're married, and I've been asked to register us for the tools we'll need in our new home. From previous askme's, I think I'll want:
I'm not sure what to do about wrenches - should I go with a crescent wrench set, an adjustable crescent, or socket wrenches? I'd like to be able to do minor repairs on my Jeep Liberty also, so if I can double up there, it'd be good.
If there's anything you think I've missed or don't really need, please feel free to comment.
My main problem, however, is that I don't know how much I should be spending on each of these tools and where I should be getting them from.
I don't want the cheapest tools out there, but I don't need a professional toolkit either. Normally I'd go by brands, but even within the same brand I'm finding a lot of variety. For example, looking at Craftsman tools I see a 5 pc. screwdriver set for $20 and a 30pc set for $30 (and there's 150 hits for craftsman screwdriver at sears.com). In other words, I'm a little overwhelmed with all the choices.
How much should I be looking to spend on tools that are going to last a long time and get the amateur job done?
Also, do you have any suggestions on where to register? I was thinking Sears, but have considered Home Depot and Lowes.