Chance are your toolbag (or toolkit, toolbox, tool cabinet, tool whatever) looks like a junk drawer. Spare parts from the GRUNDTAL you put together from IKEA, glue, nails, tacks, receipts, and paint brushes somehow find their way in there. And we get it — you’re no Tim “Tool Man” Taylor. That’s fine, so long as you have the essentials. If you can find these nine products in the clutter, you’re ahead of the game.
It’s your go-to when hanging pictures to tapping out hinge pins, and freeing a stuck window. But it’s also good for smashing ice and splitting an intruder’s skull.
Cool hammer to own: The Cole-Bar Hammer ($55)
#2. NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS
They say you can remove a broken light bulb from a socket with a potato or an apple. Don’t try it. Instead, use these. They’re also good for removing your Prince Albert in a pinch.
Cool pliers to own: The Milwaukee 6-in-1 Combo Pliers ($36)