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You don't need a red Craftsman toolshed in the garage to be able to fix things around the house. Even the most urbane of men should have these six simple (and inexpensive) essentials which will allow you the tackle most DIY jobs.
Buy too cheap a tape measure and you'll be cursing the repair before it even starts. This durable Stanley model is easy to use and won't bend, crease or tear.
$11.50 at Sears
Look for a lightweight fiberglass handle and a curved claw to make pulling nails easier.
$6, at Ace Hardware
You don't need a bulky or fancy set of socket wrenches. This old school adjustable spanner will do the job.
$8, at Amazon
Again, no set is necessary. This all-in-one model will handle any screwdriving need just fine. Make sure not to lose the tips.
$12, Stanley Supply
You want it to have a three-position, retractable blade like this one. And you want to keep it clean and sharp.
$6, at Sears
Think of these as pliers that won't give up, which come in handy more than you'd think.
$16, at Ace Hardware
For when you need some guidance on how to fix something. (iPhone; $0.99)
For when you need to keep track of your projects and materials. (iPhone; $2.99)
For when you need a professional to come and help. (iPhone; Free)