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There are some tools that are just so darned useful everyone should buy one. Here are four such tools.
Each of these tools are available from Home Depot with free shipping.
If you haven’t already done so, check out Home Depot’s tool deals gift center, or our recent tool deal posts, such as this one – 6 Milwaukee Hand Tool Deals at Home Depot for $20 or Less.
Dewalt 9′ Magnetic Tape Measure
This compact and pocketable Dewalt tape measure sees a lot of use around here.
It has a magnetic back – which means it only goes in an otherwise empty pocket – making it convenient to place around the home and workshop where needed.
Milwaukee 6′ Keychain Tape Measure
Milwaukee has an even smaller and more portable keychain tape measure, with imperial and metric markings.
This 6′ and 2m tape measure is convenient to take on the go, or do as I do and plop one down on your workbench and home workspaces.
It’s small, but practical.
Milwaukee Inkzall Permanent Marker
Milwaukee permanent markers are advertises as being able to write on dust, wet, and oil surfaces.
Get a 4-pack (at least), as these markers tend to grow legs.
There are different colors and sizes, and I feel like the black fine point markers will serve most needs.
Stanley 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver
I’d say that there are 2 types of people – those who have misplaced their pocket and precision household screwdrivers, and those that haven’t but will soon will.
This Stanley 4-in-1 mini driver delivers incredible bang for the buck.
Are there better ones out there? Sure, but not for this price.
- Slotted 5/32″, 1/8″
- Phillips #0, #1
I’ve never had a problem with any of these tools, and feel like they have a place in every tool box, junk drawer, or (empty) pocket.
They’re versatile, and a great value on top of that.
For the folks that made it through this post with their wallets unscathed and are unhappy about it, try these, although some aren’t very pocketable:
Engineer Multi-Functional Scissors – $18 at Amazon
Canary Made-in-Japan Carboard Cutter – $6.50 and up at Amazon
Parker Jotter Pen in Stainless Steel – $14 at Amazon
Streamlight Stylus Pro Penlight – $20.19 at Amazon
Milwaukee LED Penlight 2-Pack – $29.88 at Home Depot
USA-Made Stackable Tool Box – $4.98 at Amazon
Dewalt ToughCase Medium Parts Organizer – $6.98 at Amazon