DrewDad
 
Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 10:53 am
I'm putting together a small, essentials-only toolkit that I can keep in the laundry room. This is meant for small tasks around the house. Please offer suggestions for better options, or tools that I've missed.

*Tool belt (in which to keep everything)
*hammer
*universal screwdriver (one of those with the reversible pieces, so that you can drive large/small phillips (cross-head) or regular (flat-head) screws)
*measuring tape
*pliers (I'm using a small robogrip)
*small level
*box cutter
*stud finder (kinda redundant....)
*electrician's scissors (still need to purchase; I lost my last pair somewheres)
*roll of masking tape
*roll of electrical tape
*small bottle of gorilla glue
*box-o-small-parts (some nails, wall anchors, etc.)
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 10:53 am
@DrewDad,
Already realized I should probably have some duct tape.
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:01 am
WD40! "The versatile product with over 2000 uses".

Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:07 am
@Irishk,

electric drill & set of drill-bits...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:12 am
@DrewDad,
propane torch.


(nevermind, you are in no winter land...)
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:14 am
@DrewDad,
Allen wrench (ohh and swoon over the tool belt)
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Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:14 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


electric drill & set of drill-bits...


Cordless!! I asked for (and got) one for my b'day LOL!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:17 am
@DrewDad,
a2k baseball hat. Essential for doing chores around the house and living a well rounded life! Oh wait! You won't be getting one because you don't want to play by the rules! Razz
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:21 am
bandaids, lot's of times you scrape a knuckle and a nearby bandaid come i handy
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:23 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

Already realized I should probably have some duct tape.

As well as the song! You need the bloody song as well!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 11:26 am
@djjd62,

FIL claims it's not a successful repair unless there's some blood spillage...
DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 12:08 pm
@Region Philbis,
Sounds like a man who's read his Grapes of Wrath.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 12:11 pm
@DrewDad,
Small wire cutter? (I finally put mine in the easy find tool drawer)
small hack saw? (same with the smaller hack saw)
DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 12:25 pm
@ossobuco,
Currently those are in the run-to-the-garage toolkit.

That's one of the reasons I specified electrician's scissors. They're hard enough to cut phone wires and whatnot.

Electric drill is in the garage, too, as I don't have a place for a charger inside.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 12:31 pm
@DrewDad,
Maybe that is what my quite small wire cutter is called, DD, my big one being more hefty like a good pliers. I didn't think of that.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 09:54 pm
@DrewDad,
If you haven't fixed it with duct tape, you haven't used enough duct tape.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 05:17 am
6 inch shifting spanner AKA shifter AKA boxhead wrench.
http://www.henmans.co.za/Images/Pics/Onsite/Large/Shifting_Spanner.jpg

A gimlet, which consists of a cross handle holding a metal shaft with a screw point, is used for boring small holes will save you a LOT of time going out to the shed to get the drill running extension cords
http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/woodworking/Cabinet-Making/images/Fig-22-Shell-Gimlet.jpg

In your box of bits include some spare curtain hooks of whatever size style you have in use and whatever eyelets attatch the hooks to the curtain rail
dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 05:21 am
tap washers.

I'm just trying to remember what we have in ours that have proved usefull without going to look.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 07:55 am
adjustable crescent wrench?
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maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 08:29 am
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