Tool Sets Buying Guide

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To know what kinds of tools you need depends on the jobs you plan to do. Hand tools are perfectly good for small jobs and for larger jobs and functions in the construction trades, you will want power tools in your home repair tool set. The top 10 best tool sets or kits are discussed below to help you decide what to buy.

You can always add on the high-quality brands of power tools such as saws, compressors, sanders, paint sprayers, and more, since those items can be very expensive. Here hand tools and drills are evaluated to stay within your budget.

Avoid buying cheap tools that is like burning your money with nothing to show for.

Battery Type Cordless Drills

Cordless drillToday the lithium-ion batteries are popular and energy efficient. They are much better that the NiCad batteries and are a standard on the products shown here that are rechargeable. Lithium-ion batteries last longer, run longer, and can charge overnight while you sleep being ready for you the next morning.

Most cordless drills are lightweight at only about 3-pounds.

Do Not Over Buy

Price tagI don’t know about you, but when I’m in a hardware store I want all of the gadgets that I see. I have to smack my hands to not put something in my shopping cart. I have kits useful for everything, but then I see a new item that I’m sure I’ll use and never do.

Read the guide below for home tool set reviews to get you started on your fix-it adventures.

Top 10 Best Tool Set Reviews

For those of you who don’t know what SAE means, it is the Society of Automotive Engineers denoting tools measured in fractions of inches. It is also known as standard tools, or imperial measurements depending on where you come from. The British system used in the USA are inches, feet, and yards.

Metric is very accurate and is being used more in the USA now. Metric measurements are in meters (m), centimeters (cm), millimeters (mm), and more. For example, some tires are measured metrically to include the bolts to hold the tires on and you are usually given a metric wrench head for removing tires to rotate when you buy the tires.

Tools designed using the British system cannot be used with the metric system. Some manufacturers now provide separate sets of tools in the same packaging with both methods, yet many producers do not.

Standards to protect consumers:

American National Standards InstituteAmerican National Standards Institute ANSI supports the development and approval of national voluntary standards, develops accreditation programs, and serves as U.S. representative to the International Standards Organization (ISO). Members include trade associations, labor unions, professional societies, standards developing organizations, private industry, academe, and government.

 ASME InternationalASME International ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries.

For your home repair tool set, you will want these standards. Discover the home tool set reviews below.

1. Crescent® Mechanics Tool Set, 170-Pieces

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Crescent®, originally called the Crescent Tool Company, is a brand of hand tools started in 1907 in Jamestown, New York. Apex Tool Group, LLC now owns the company in Sparks, Maryland as part of its Hand Tools division. Crescent® is a true American icon and flagship tool! It is a best tool set for its style of adjustable wrench. The model number CTK170CMP2 is a best seller on® for all the things you can do well. The case closes securely to take the general tool set with you. The case is gray, and the tools are made of steel with a chrome finish.

Crescent® is respected by tradesmen and homeowners alike for its utility and durability. Today, Crescent® offers many other high-quality tools, including tongue and grove pliers, locking pliers, screwdrivers, and nutdrivers, not included in this set.

Crescent Mechanics Tool SetThe sturdier blow-molded case is durable and holds an assortment of hand tools used in most home, industrial, and mechanical purposes. The entire set has been updated to have the newest and better-quality Crescent® screwdrivers, my favorite forever!

This set provides tang sizes of 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch drive tools both SAE and metric. The drive type is 6- and 12-point. The tools conform to the strict ANSI and ASME specifications with a full satisfaction guarantee. There is no torque wrench in this set. Torx bits: T8 yes; T60 no.

The dimensions when the case is closed are 16.20-inches long x 19.100-inches wide x 3.60-inches high. Be careful with your case; the manufacturer does not sell cases separately. The weight of the tools in the case is 22-pounds. There are no holes for a padlock, but a chain will go through the handles to lock.


  • Contains a carefully selected assortment of hand tools needed for most industrial, mechanical and consumer applications
  • Incredible access from long wrenches with narrow heads, adjustable wrenches and pliers, and a long-beam ratchets with small teardrop heads
  • Long nose & diagonal pliers with professional, ergonomic dipped grips wipe clean easily
  • Co-molded bit driver & screwdriver handles with ergonomic grip for improved performance
  • Shallow and deep SAE/metric 6 point full polish chrome sockets with stamped size markings for easy socket identification
  • 6″ adjustable wrench with hex jaw design reduces slippage by gripping fasteners tightly
  • Manufactured from chrome alloy steel for better strength and longer tool life
  • Includes blow mold case for storage and organization
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI and ASME specifications


  • ASME Specification : Meets or Exceeds
  • Overall Length : 18.5
  • Size : 5/8 in
  • ANSI Specification : Meets or Exceeds
  • Packaging : Boxed
  • Weight (Catalog) : 19.620
  • Warranty : Limited Lifetime
  • Drive Tang Size : 1/4 in 3/8 in
  • Tooth Count : 72
  • Quick Release : Yes
  • Length Format : Standard/Deep
  • Ratchet Handle Type : Standard
  • Finish : Full Polish Chrome
  • Set Size Range Min : 5/32 in 4mm
  • SAE/Metric/Torx : SAE/Metric
  • UPC : 037103341808
  • Ratchet Head Style : Teardrop
  • Overall Height : 3.5
  • Set Size Range Max : 1 in 24 mm
  • Set Included Storage : Blow Mold Case
  • Overall Width : 15
  • Set Piece Count : 180
  • Drive Type : 6 & 12 Point
  • Material : Alloy Steel

These are the items you will receive in the box:

Crescent hand tools items

Gift-wrapping is available for your tool loving family or friends. You will receive instructions. Crescent® hand tools are warranted for life to be free of defects in material and workmanship. Carrying cases, pouches, accessory bits, and consumable products, if any, are not covered by this Warranty. The set is made in China and Taiwan.

2. STANLEY® Mixed Tool Set, 210-Pieces

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The STANLEY® company has been around for years. Stanley® Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done—and they have since 1843. A bit of history if you’re interested. In 1843, Frederick Stanley started a small shop in New Britain, Connecticut, to manufacture bolts, hinges, and other hardware of high quality from wrought iron. In 1910, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker started their shop in Baltimore, Maryland, and six years later obtained the world’s first patent for a portable power tool. Over the years the two companies amassed an unparalleled family of iconic brands and trusted products. In 2010, they came together as Stanley® Black & Decker, a leading global diversified industrial known for superior quality and continual innovation providing the best home tool kits.

STANLEY Mixed Tool SetThe item number STMT73795 on® is a best seller with great customer satisfaction. The body of the tools are chrome vanadium forged for torque, strength, and great durability to last years. So that the tools will not corrode, they are given a fully polished chrome finish. The Stanley® tools meet or exceed ANSI specifications. The set is also available in 170-pieces.

The tools fit snugly into their own holder place in the blow-molded carrying case to take with you and to store as well. On the job, this is the perfect tool set for a mechanic, good for using at home to tighten things and do your own projects. This is a necessity for the ladies too! Girls can do anything!

These are the items you will receive in the box:

Hand Tools:

  • (4) Cushion Screwdrivers
  • 8″ Groove Joint Pliers
  • 8″ Long Nose Pliers
  • Dynagrip Retractable Utility Knife
  • 16 ft Tape Measure in SAE and metric
  • 6″ Adjustable Wrench

Mechanic Tools:

  • (10) 1/4-Inch Drive 6-point Socket SAE: 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
  • (13) 1/4-Inch Drive 6-point Socket mm: 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • (10) 1/4-Inch Drive 6-point Deep Socket SAE: 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2
  • (11) 1/4-Inch Drive 6-point Deep Socket mm: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • 1/4-Inch Drive Accessories: 3-Inch Extension Bar
  • (9) 3/8-Inch Drive 6-point Socket SAE: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 13/16
  • (14) 3/8-Inch Drive 6-point Socket MM: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • (5) 3/8-Inch Drive 6-point Deep Socket SAE: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8
  • 3/8-Inch Drive 6-point Deep Socket mm: 10, 12, 14
  • 3/8-Inch Drive Accessories: 3-Inch Extension Bar, 5/8-Inch Spark Plug Socket
  • 1/2-Inch Drive 6-point Socket SAE: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8
  • 1/2-Inch Drive 6-point Socket mm: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • (3) Ratchets: 1/2-Inch Drive, 3/8-Inch Drive, 1/4-Inch Drive
  • Spinner Handle: 1/4-Inch Drive
  • (55) 1/4-Inch Drive Bits
  • Spinner Handle Bit Adapter
  • (9) 1/4-Inch Drive Nut Bits SAE: 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 5/32, 9/32
  • (8) 1/4-Inch Drive Nut Bits mm: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • (28) Hex Keys
  • (4) MM Combination Wrench: 8, 9, 10, 12
  • (4) SAE Combination Wrench: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16
  • (5)Torx Bits, all 1/4-inch drive from T9-T25 and E8 Torx

STANLEY Mixed Tool Set

The model numbers of the ratchets are: Stanley-89-819 Stanley-89-817 Stanley-89-818

These rats have 52 teeth with a minimum arc of 7-degrees. Another thing you might want to know is that the 1/4-inch sockets do not have grooves in them, so they do not firmly lock onto the ratchet head. They won’t fall off, and you will be able to pull them off. The 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch sockets have grooves, so they lock firmly into the rats. You won’t be able to pull them out until you press the quick-release button.

The dimensions when the case is closed are 16-inches long x 15-inches wide x 4.50-inches high and weighs about 20-pounds.

Gift-wrapping is available, you get instructions and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Made in China.

3. Black & Decker Cordless Drill and Project Kit, 109-Pieces

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The Black & Decker LDX120PK set has 68 pieces plus the accessory set, BDA91109 comes with the lithium-ion drill and other tools. You can also select just the drill/project set, accessory set, project kit with circular saw, project kit with jigsaw, project kit with reciprocating saw or project kit with sander. As always, this company makes tools that are durable and long lasting on®.

For any project around the house, the BLACK+DECKER Combination Drilling and Screwdriving Set (109 Piece) is here to help you take on the task. Includes all the bits you’ll need for easily hanging pictures, installing towel racks, kitchen fixtures, curtains, shelving, assembling furniture and more. The kit includes a range of 1 in. and 2 in. screwdriver bit tips and the most common drill bit sizes in a durable project case with plastic latch closure and extra storage. The included bits are ideal for wood, metal, plastic, and masonry projects and are the ideal sizes for frequent-use projects and installation. Includes a variety of the most common drill bit sizes for frequent use.

  • HOME AND DIY USE – Ideal for hanging pictures, installing fixtures, assembling furniture and other tasks around the house
  • RUGGED STORAGE – Durable, portable hard case with extra storage
  • SCREW DRIVING BITS – Variety of 1 in. and 2 in. screw driving bits
  • SCREWDRIVING AND DRILLING SET – 19 bits for a variety of household projects
  • STEEL DRILL BITS – Common drill bit sizes ideal for wood, metal, plastic, and masonry

For home projects or at your job, this is a best tool set with its lithium-ion drill that is 20-Volt max and holds its charge up to 18-months. You will like the 11-position clutch so that you don’t strip or overdrive screws; it drills too. The charger comes with the kit. If you need to replace the battery, go to Amazon here. However, for the price of a battery you can buy a new drill; so, keep your first drill as a spare.

The battery shows: 20-Volt max type at 1.30-W/h. The battery charger input is 110/120-Volt, 50/60 Hz, 300 mA. The charger plugs into a USA and Canada 110/120-Volt receptacle.

You get 68 hand tools, accessories, and the carrying case for storage and transportation. The 3/8-inch chuck is made of metal not plastic for firm tightening. There is a LED light at the back of the barrel to help you see when drilling into low-light areas. The drill head is magnetized to hold the screw head in. You can always magnetize anything yourself by putting magnets in a box for the things you want magnetized such as screw drivers, pliers, and more. Use the button to change it to turn clockwise or counterclockwise. This drill has torque settings variable from 1 up to 10. The RPM is 650 and the drill weighs about 3.25-pounds.

This is not heavy enough to be used as an impact wrench to change tires! Get yourself and impact wrench to remove wheel bolts and a torque wrench to tighten according to manufacturer’s torque number in your User’s Manual.

These are the items you will receive in the box that might ship separately:

(1) Black & Decker Cordless LDX120PK, 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver and Project Kit (1) 20-Volt Lithium drill for a variety of home projects (1) 20-Volt MAX Lithium-ion Battery and Charger Includes 68 hand tools and accessories Includes carrying bag for easy portability and storage (1)Black & Decker BDA91109 Combination Accessory Set, 109-Piece

  • Variety of Drill Bits for wood, metal, plastic, and masonry
  • Variety of 1-inch and 2-inch screw driving bits
  • (1) Portable hard storage case
  • (1) Storage Bag
  • (1) Tape Measure, 10-foot
  • (1) Adjustable Wrench
  • (1) Needle Nose Pliers
  • (2) Manual Screwdrivers
  • (1) Utility Knife
  • (1) Slip Joint Pliers
  • (1) 12-ounce Hammer
  • (1) Adjustable Wrench
  • (1) Ratcheting Screwdriver
  • (4) Hole Saws with Mandrel
  • (32) Screwdriving Bits
  • (1) Magnetic Bit Holder
  • (10) Drilling Bits
  • (5) Spade Bits

Of the 32 bits in the set, 6 are Torx: Two each of T10, T15, T20. The entire packaged kit weighs about 5-pounds and is light enough to carry around. No level is included with this kit. That’s a separate relatively expensive device. No plumb bob is provided either.

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You will receive a User’s Manual and a registration card. You will get a 2-year Limited Warranty. Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warranties this product to be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of two (2) years following the date of purchase, provided that the product is used in a home environment. This Limited Warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, accidental damage or when repairs have been made or attempted by anyone other than Black & Decker and its Authorized Service Centers. It is made in China.

Black & Decker Tool Kit LDX120PK unboxing review video.

4. DEKOPRO Mixed Hand Tool Kit, 168-Pieces

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DEKOPRO DEKO® is in Ningbo City, in the east of Zhejiang, one of China’s oldest cities. The part number XUGEL GROUP, ASIN B0723914V1 on® has socket wrench auto repair tools with a mixed set of hand tools and a hard storage case with handle. The tools are yellow and black forged of steel with a chrome finish for durability and strength. The handles are ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic. Smaller sets are available in 40- and 128-pieces for your best home tool kit.

DEKOPRO Mixed Hand Tool KitThe DEKO® tools meet or exceeds ANSI standards. The set is ideal for home users, people doing repairs, construction, mechanics and are great to have in your workshop or garage.

The DEKO® case is a diamond pattern blow-molded and is 18.50-inches wide x 14.17-inches long x 4.72-inches deep and weighs 13.49-pounds.

The metric set includes:

  • (9) Hex Key Wrenches mm: 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
  • (12) 1/4-inch 6-point Drive Sockets mm: 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10, 11, 12, 13
  • (10) 3/8-inch 6-point Drive Sockets mm: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • (5) 1/4-inch Screwdriver Slotted Bit mm: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • (4) 1/4-inch Screwdriver Phillips Bit: #0, #1, #2, #3
  • (5) 1/4-inch Screwdriver Star Drive Bit: T10, T15, T20, T25, T30
  • (2) 1/4-inch Screwdriver Pozi Bits:PZ1, PZ2
  • (3) 1/4-inch Screwdriver Square Bits:S1,S2,S3
  • (4) 1/4-inch 50 mm Screwdriver Phillips Bits: #0, #1, #2, #3
  • (3) 1/4-inch 50 mm Screwdriver Slotted Bit mm: 4, 5, 6
  • (2)1/4-inch 50 mm Screwdriver Star Drive Bits: T15, T20
  • (1) 1/4-inch Hex x 1/4-inch Drive Socket AdapterDEKOPRO Mixed Hand Tool Kit
  • (1) 6.5-inch Long Nose Plier
  • (1) 6-inch Slip Joint Plier
  • (1) 8-inch Diagonals Cutting Plier
  • (1) 7-inch Adjustable Wrench
  • (1) 11-inch Rip Claw Hammer
  • (1) 6-inch Utility Knife
  • (1) 10-inch Saw
  • (1) 10-foot Measuring Tape
  • (4) Nylon Spring Clamps
  • (1) Wood Screw Assortment Kit
  • (6) Combination Wrench mm: 8,10,12,13,14,15
  • (1) 3/8-inch x 8-inch Drive Polished Quick Release Ratchet, 5-degree Switch, 72-Tooth Oval Head
  • (3) Slotted Precision Screwdrivers mm:1.0, 2.0, 3.0
  • (2) Phillips Precision Screwdrivers: #1, #2
  • (1) Stubby Screwdriver Set:(Slotted and Phillips) Magnetized Tip: 1/4-inch Blade : 1 1/2-inch long; Handle: 2-1/2-inches long
  • (1) Screwdriver Set:(Slotted and Phillips) Magnetized Tip: 1/4-inch ,Blade: 4-inches long; Handle: 4-1/4-inches long
  • (1) PVC Insulating Tape Measure: 16-feet
  • (1) 5/8-inch (16mm) Deep Socket plus
  • (1) 6.5-inch Wire Stripper/Cutter/Crimper for 10-22 AWG Stranded Wire Cutting
  • (1) Torpedo Level
  • (1) Socket Adaptor 75mm
  • (1) Bit Holder with loose and tight switching

A drill is not included in this set. This set is loaded with many useful tools, however.

Gift-wrapping is available for your tool loving family and friends. You will receive instructions and the kits are made in China.

DEKOPRO 168 Piece Home Tool Kit review video.

5. AmazonBasics® Home Repair Kit, 115-Pieces

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AmazonBasics Home Repair KitThe AmazonBasics® kit is sold by and shipped by®. The part number GS201606-115 is an Amazon brand to be trusted. A soft carrying case with handles and shoulder strap is included with the set and is a nice change from a hard case made of nylon. The bag’s dimensions are 15-3/4-inches wide by 7-3/4-inches deep by 9-3/4-inches tall and weighs about 11-pounds. The bag is one compartment inside with pouches too.

The pouches outside let you carry your cell phone, small tablet, keys, and other personal items along with more smaller tools you like to have in your tool kit. The kit also comes in a 65-piece set if you need fewer tools.

You will receive a diverse set to include a level, Allen wrenches (hex keys), utility knife, 16-ounce x 13-inch long claw hammer, and more. All of the tools are made with soft-grip plastic handles and the metal is CRV (chromium-vanadium) steel alloy that resists corrosion. The 16-foot measuring tape will fit a side or interior pocket that reads in SAE and metric.

The Torpedo level is 9-inches long, magnetic, with I-beam aluminum frame and strong magnets. You will receive 3 wrench sets, 4 pliers with needle nose, screwdrivers with bits, aluminum hacksaw of high-speed steel (HSS) blade, drill sets in a metal case and nut drivers. For an enumerated list, see on Amazon’s description page.

For the inexpensive price and excellent quality, this is a good set for home repairs and putting into the car’s trunk or truck even a horse trailer to have for emergencies.

Gift-wrapping is available, instructions are included, and Amazon’s Warranty applies. It is made in China.

AmazonBasics® Tool Kit unboxing video.

6. DEWALT® Drive Mechanics Tool Set, 108-Pieces

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The DEWALT tools are another best brand for longer lasting life and the 1/4- and 3/8-inch will prove to be a winner for your tool box. The model DWMT73801 is a best seller on®. With this set, you will have the tools you need for the job.


  • Removable Power Tools Accessory Case
  • Quick Release, 72 Tooth Ratchet for high torque ratcheting
  • Durable anti-slip vinyl grip bit driver with maximum comfort
  • Knurled control ring
  • DirectTorque™ Technology
  • Polished chrome vanadium finish

You will receive the mixed set to include 2 each Pear Head ratchets with an assortment of adapters, extensions, and sockets. The sockets use the DEWALT® DirectTorque technology to help prevent rounding of fasteners and to provide better grip.

DEWALT Drive Mechanics Tool Set

You will receive the hard case with spacing to hold each shape tool snugly, a quick release 72-tooth ratchet for high torque, vinyl grip bit driver that won’t slip, a knurled control ring, and all tools are made of steel with a polished chrome vanadium finish.

The set includes:

  • 1/4 in Drive 6-point Sockets: SAE 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, Metric 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  • 1/4-inch Drive 3-inch Extension
  • 1/4-inch Drive 6-point Deep Socket: SAE 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, Metric 10, 11, 12, 13
  • 3/8-inch Drive 6-point Sockets: SAE 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, Metric 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
  • 3/8-inch Drive 6-point Deep Sockets: SAE 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, Metric 14, 15, 16, 17
  • 3/8-inch x 1/4-inch Reducing Adapter, 3/8-inch Drive, 3-inch Extension
  • 1/4- and 3/8-inch Pear Head Ratchet
  • 14-piece Standard Hex Key Set, 14-piece Metric Hex Key Set
  • Nut Driver Bit: SAE 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32
  • Vinyl Grip Multi Driver, 22-pieceBit Set With Storage Case.

The case dimensions are 15.8-inches wide x 11.6-inches front-to-back x 3.5-inches deep and weighs about 4.9-pounds.

DEWALT Drive Mechanics Tool

This is a great starter set to use on vehicles, motorcycles, and use around the house. The nut sockets work with electric screwdrivers and 1/4-inch impact drivers for hex shank bits.

Gift-wrapping is available for all your family and friends who would love this set as a gift. You will receive a Lifetime Warranty, instructions, and it’s made in China.

DEWALT® 108 Piece Mechanics Tool Set video.

7. Vastar General Home Tool Kit, 102-Pieces

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Vastar, owned by Alizon Tech Corporation, item model number VRK21-ALX-1 on® is a good selling tool set for home repairs and maintenance that comes in a hard-plastic storage case. The tools are made of vanadium steel with chrome finish. The ergonomic hands give a sure grip when holding. For the inexpensive price, this set can’t be beat.

Vastar General Home Tool Kit

The kit includes:

(1) 9-inch Torpedo Level (1) 6-inch Long Nose Pliers (1) 6-inch Wire Cutter (1) Slotted Screwdriver 6 x100 mm (1) Phillips Screwdriver 6 x100 mm (1) 18 mm Snap-Off Knife (10) Knife Blades (1) Adjustable Wrench (1) 5M Steel Tape Measure, SAE, and metric with Wrist Strap (1) 8-ounce Claw Hammer (11) 6-Angle Wrench SAE (11) 6-Angle WrenchMetric (9) Internal 6-Angle Sockets (36) Screwdriver Heads 25mm (1) High Carbon Steel Screw Rod (12) Screwdriver Long Heads 65mm (1) 1/4-inch Ratchet (1) Aluminum Alloy Flashlight with Wrist Strap

Gift-wrapping is available for all your family and friends who would love this set as a gift. You will receive an 18-month Warranty, instructions, and it’s made in China.

8. WORKPRO® Basic Tool Kit, 322-Pieces

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WORKPRO Basic Tool KitThe WORKPRO®, model W009037A on® is indeed a lot of tools for beginners and seasoned users as well for general use at home and on the job. It packs up into its own strong and durable 18-inch nylon bag for easy carrying and storage. The tools are tough made of vanadium steel with chrome finish and has been heat treated for more strength. All tools meet ANSI standards.

This brand also comes in a 123-piece set at the same price as the 322 pieces but with different tools. Check it out on Amazon. This set will not disappoint you.

This carrying bag has handles for carrying or pull over your shoulder with the long strap. With the outside pockets, you can have your cell phone and car keys nearby plus smaller tools. It zips closed so not to lose anything inside. The 8-inch adjustable wrench, called a monkey wrench by me, shown below, has a sure grip comfortable handle.

WORKPRO Basic Tool Kit

Here are all the tools you will get in your set:

WORKPRO Basic Tool Set

Gift-wrapping is available for all your family’s women and men and friends who would love this set as a gift. You will receive a Limited Lifetime Warranty, instructions, and it’s made in China.

9. Cartman® Wrench with Sockets and Sockets Kit Set in Plastic Toolbox, 205-Pieces

Cartman Wrench with SocketsThe Cartman® red ratchet, screwdriver and other handles you will see quickly when far away doing your work.  This set also comes in 148, 160, and 218 pack sets, all affordably priced on Amazon.  This review is for the 205-pieces since each set has different tools inside the case. This best tool set is perfect for your home use, car fixes, and do-it-yourselfers.  Professional repair women and men, construction workers, and anyone needing a tool kit will love this basic kit.  The tools are made of first-class quality forged steel and finished with a highly-polished chrome surface. The Cartman® 205-piece tool set will not corrode to include a useful mixture of ratchets, wrenches, screwdrivers, different types of pliers,1/4-inch and 3/8-inch metric sockets, plus more. Keep your set in the included plastic blow-molded carrying case that has organizers to easily go with you to your job sites and to store.  All of the tools in the set meet ANSI standards. The package dimensions are 20.4- x 19.5- x 4.4-inches and weighs 21-pounds. The dimensions of the tool box when closed is 14- x 9- x 2.75-inches. What’s in the Box:Cartman 205-piece tool set

  • 12 pcs of Combination Wrench: 10-11-12-13-14-17mm, 3/8”- 7/16”-1/2”-9/16”- 5/8”-11/16”
  • 24 pcs of Hex Key Wrenches: 0.9-6mm, 0.035-1/4”
  • 3 pcs of Drive by 8-inch Polished Quick Release Ratchet, 45-Tooth Oval Head:1/4″ 3/8″ 1/2″
  • 1 pc of 8-inch Diagonal Cutting Plier
  • 2 pcs of 6-inch Long Nose Plier;
  • 12 pcs of Drive Sockets: 5-6-7-8-9-10mm, 3/16”-1/4”-9/3”2-5/16”-11/32”-3/8”
  • 14 pcs of 1/4 DR 4-4.5-5-5.5-6-6.5-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14mm
  • 14 pcs of Drive Sockets: 1/4 – 5/32 – 3/16 – 7/32 – 1/4 – 9/32 – 5/16 – 11/32 – 3/8 – 13/32 – 7/16 – 15/32 – 1/2 – 17/32 – 9/16
  • 11 pcs of 3/8 DR Sockets: 8-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21mm
  • 11 pcs of 3/8-inch Drive Sockets: 5/16” – 11/32” – 1/2”- 3/8”- 7/16”- 15/32”- 1/2”- 9/16”- 5/8”- 11/16”- 3/4”- 13/16”
  • 8 pcs of 1/2 DR Sockets: 13-14-15-16-17-19-21-24mm
  • 8 pcs of 1/2-inch Drive Sockets: 1/2”-9/16”-5/8”-11/16”-3/4”-13/16”-7/8”-15/16”
  • 2 pc connecting rod: 1/4″ x 2″ +1/4″ x 4″
  • 1 pc 3/8″ x 3″ connecting rod
  • 1 pc 1/2 x 125mm connecting rod; 1 pc 1/4 x 3/8 conversion connector
  • 2 pc 1/2 x 5/8-13/16 1PC 1/4 Socket
  • 4 pcs of Screwdriver: PH1X3, PH2X4 , 3/16×3, 1/4×4 1 pc connecting rod of bits
  • 1/4-inch nut driver plus other sizes

72-Piece Bits Set:

  • (-)2-3-4-4.5-5-5.5-6-7-PZ0-1-2;
  • (-)1/8-5/32-3/16-3/16-13/64-7/32-7/32-15/64-1/4-1/4-9-32-5/16
  • (+)0-0-1-1-2-2-2-2-3-3-4-4
  • (4) 8-9-10-15-20-25-27-30-35-40-PZ3-4
  • H2-2.5-3-4-5-5-5.5-6-6-7-8-AD
  • H3/32-7/64-1/8-9/64-5/32-3/16-7/32-1/4-S0-1-2-3

The Phillip heads and other screwdrivers are magnetic.  The sockets and socket extensions are not the ‘quick release’ type.  The set does not include a 15mm socket or wrench; the sockets are marked in fractions of inches and have no millimeter measurements on them. Note:  Never use basic sockets on car wheel lug nuts if you’re using an impact wrench; they can explode and shrapnel will fly.  Always use deep well sockets for wheel lug nuts.  Then use a torque wrench for the number your vehicle manufacturer suggests. The needle nose pliers can cut coax cat 6 cable working just fine.  The measuring tape is 10-feet (3m). This case has an open space for carrying, so something could be put in there for a lock. best tool set You will receive the tools inside the carrying case and a 1-year Warranty.  The tool set is made in China.

10. ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set for Electronics

ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set
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ORIA Precision ScrewdriverThe ORIA 86-in-1 multi-magnetic screwdriver tool kit is useful for electronics such as iPhones, 8 Plus, game consoles, tablets, computers, laptops, MacBookPro, iPads, cameras, calculators, and more electronics. You can even tighten your eye glass frames and repair watches. The item model number OUS-HA21-O52118 on® is a top best-selling product. The tools can also be used around the house and other places when needed for that application.

You will receive a nylon bag for taking the tools with you and where you are working at home or business. The packet closes with heavy-duty Velcro®. The tools will connect to a 6.35 electric screwdriver with the connector included making these tools quite versatile. All you need now is a bottle of denatured alcohol for cleaning the tiny electronic parts with a cotton tip swab.

The screwdriver bits are made of CRV (chromium-vanadium) steel where the hardness can reach to HRC52-56 (S2 steel) for long life and durability. The driver will not slip and is machined from 1 piece of aluminum then covered with silica gel with a ball bearing mounted for the top to swivel. The screwdriver is non-ratcheting.

The set comes with special bits for iPhone 7/7 Plus. New bits are included in Y-size 0.8-inch with 2.5-inch mainboard size. You can hold the tools longer because the driver will not skid and is anti-static. It has tips for a PlayStation 4 system and will open an iPhone 6 with pentalobe screws. It even has the special tip to take apart Wii controllers. The tips are not magnetic; put in a box with magnets to magnetize them forever.

ORIA Precision Screwdriver

The kit includes:

  • (2) Plastic Opening Tools
  • (3) Anti-Static ESD Tweezers
  • (1) Utility Knife
  • (1) Anti-Static Wrist Strap
  • (1) SIM Card Ejector Pin and LCD Suction Cup
  • (4) Triangle Plectrums
  • (2) Plastic Spudgers
  • (3) Metal Spudgers
  • (1) Tin Scraper
  • (1) Large Plastic Double Headed Opening Tool
  • (1) Cleaning Cloth, colors vary from blue/green/yellow/pink
  • (1) Magnetizing and Demagnetizing Tool
  • (3) SIM Card Shells
  • (2) Magnetic Protect Mats
  • (1) 60-in-1 Screwdriver Kit with mini Phillips heads
  • (5) Torx: T3, T4, T5, T6, T7

The dimensions of the case are 2.8-thick x 5.3-inches front-to-back x 9.1-inches wide and the set weighs about 2-pounds to put in your backpack or satchel.

ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set

Gift-wrapping is available for all your family’s women and men and friends who would love this set as a gift. You will receive a 24-month Warranty, instructions, and it’s made in China.

ORIA 86-in-1 Tech Tool Kit – Great for Technology Projects review video.

Final Thoughts

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Question: What should a basic home tool set include?

Answer: A basic home tool set should include essential tools for common household tasks and minor repairs. Here’s a list of tools that are typically recommended for a basic home tool set:

  1. Hammer: Used for driving nails and basic construction tasks.
  2. Screwdrivers (Flathead and Phillips): Essential for tightening or loosening screws.
  3. Adjustable Wrench: Versatile for various nuts and bolts.
  4. Pliers (Needle-Nose and Slip-Joint): Useful for gripping, bending, and cutting.
  5. Tape Measure: Essential for measuring dimensions accurately.
  6. Level: Ensures that surfaces or objects are straight and level.
  7. Utility Knife: Handy for cutting materials such as cardboard, rope, or packaging.
  8. Flashlight: Useful for working in dimly lit areas.
  9. Cordless Drill with Drill Bits: Ideal for drilling holes and driving screws.
  10. Combination Pliers: Serve multiple functions, including cutting and gripping.
  11. Hex Key Set (Allen Wrenches): Necessary for assembling furniture and tightening hex screws.
  12. Safety Gear (Gloves, Safety Glasses): Protects hands and eyes during various tasks.
  13. Stud Finder: Aids in locating wall studs for secure installations.
  14. Plunger: Essential for unclogging sinks and toilets.
  15. Measuring Tape: Comes in handy for various measuring tasks.
Question: Are there any specific tools that are essential for a home tool kit?

Answer: Yes, there are several specific tools that are considered essential for a well-rounded home tool kit. These tools are versatile and can be used for a variety of common household tasks.

Question: What’s the difference between a home tool set and a home tool kit?

Answer: The terms “home tool set” and “home tool kit” are often used interchangeably, but they can have subtle distinctions based on context and interpretation. In general, the difference between the two is minimal, and people may use the terms interchangeably to refer to a collection of tools for home use.

A “home tool set” typically implies a group of tools sold or packaged together as a cohesive unit. These sets often come in a case or box, containing a variety of tools suitable for various tasks. The term “tool set” emphasizes the inclusion of multiple tools in a bundled package.

On the other hand, a “home tool kit” can be seen as a broader term encompassing the tools one has for home-related tasks. It might refer to an individual’s entire collection of tools, whether acquired separately or as part of various sets. The term “tool kit” may imply a more personalized and diverse assortment of tools.

Question: Can you recommend a good quality but budget-friendly home tool set?

Answer: Certainly, finding a good quality yet budget-friendly home tool set is possible. One option to consider is the “AmazonBasics Home Repair Kit.” This tool set offers a variety of essential tools at an affordable price. It typically includes a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench, a tape measure, and more.

Another budget-friendly choice is the “Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit.” Stanley is a reputable brand known for producing reliable tools. This kit provides a diverse selection of tools suitable for common household tasks, all while being budget-conscious.

For those looking for a more specialized option, the “Cartman 148-Piece Tool Set” is worth considering. It includes a comprehensive assortment of tools, and despite its extensive range, it remains budget-friendly.

Remember to check customer reviews and ratings to ensure that the tool set meets your specific needs and expectations. While these recommendations provide a starting point, individual preferences may vary, and it’s essential to choose a tool set that aligns with your intended use and projects.

Question: Are there specialized tool sets for specific tasks, like plumbing or electrical work?

Answer: Yes, there are specialized tool sets designed for specific tasks such as plumbing or electrical work. These sets typically include tools tailored to the unique requirements of each trade. Here are examples of specialized tool sets:

  1. Plumbing Tool Set:
    • Includes pipe wrenches, adjustable wrenches, plunger, pipe cutter, and Teflon tape.
    • Specialized tools for working with pipes, fittings, and addressing common plumbing issues.
  2. Electrical Tool Set:
    • Consists of wire strippers, needle-nose pliers, voltage tester, multimeter, and electrical tape.
    • Tools designed for safely working with electrical systems, testing circuits, and making electrical connections.
  3. Automotive Tool Set:
    • Contains a socket set, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, and a car jack.
    • Geared towards tasks related to automotive maintenance and repair.
  4. Woodworking Tool Set:
    • Involves tools like chisels, mallet, coping saw, and wood plane.
    • Tailored for woodworking projects, offering precision and versatility.
  5. Home Repair and Maintenance Tool Set:
    • Combines a variety of general-purpose tools suitable for common household repairs.
    • Includes items like a hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, and a tape measure.

When considering a specialized tool set, it’s crucial to assess your specific needs and the tasks you plan to undertake. Choosing a set designed for a particular trade ensures that you have the right tools for the job, enhancing efficiency and accuracy in your work.

Question: How do I choose the right size and type of tools for my home tool set?

Answer: Choosing the right size and type of tools for your home tool set involves considering the specific tasks you plan to undertake and the materials you’ll be working with. Here are some guidelines to help you make informed decisions:

  1. Identify Your Projects:
    • Determine the types of projects you commonly undertake at home, whether it’s basic repairs, woodworking, plumbing, or electrical work.
  2. Consider Material and Size:
    • Match the size and type of tools to the materials you’ll be working with. For instance, larger tools may be suitable for heavy-duty tasks, while smaller tools are ideal for precision work.
  3. Versatility is Key:
    • Opt for versatile tools that can handle multiple tasks. Adjustable wrenches, combination pliers, and multipurpose screwdrivers can be valuable additions to your toolkit.
  4. Quality Matters:
    • Invest in high-quality tools that are durable and well-constructed. Quality tools often provide better performance and have a longer lifespan.
  5. Assess Ergonomics:
    • Consider the ergonomics of the tools, especially if you’ll be using them for extended periods. Comfortable grips and designs can reduce fatigue and enhance usability.
  6. Balance Your Kit:
    • Ensure a balanced selection of tools. Include a mix of hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments to cover a broad spectrum of tasks.
  7. Account for Storage:
    • Consider the storage space you have for your tools. Compact and organized storage solutions can help you keep your tools easily accessible and in good condition.
  8. Read Reviews:
    • Read reviews and ratings for specific tools or tool sets. Feedback from other users can provide insights into the performance and durability of the tools.
  9. Understand Your Skill Level:
    • Consider your skill level and familiarity with tools. Beginners may start with a basic toolkit and gradually add specialized tools as their skills and projects evolve.
  10. Budget Considerations:
    • Determine your budget for acquiring tools. While quality is important, there are often budget-friendly options that offer good value for specific tasks.

By taking these factors into account, you can tailor your home tool set to meet your specific needs and ensure that you have the right tools for a variety of projects around your home.

Question: Are there any must-have safety items that should be included in a home tool kit?

Answer: Certainly, ensuring safety is paramount when working with tools. Here are some must-have safety items that should be included in a home tool kit:

  1. Safety Glasses:
    • Protect your eyes from debris, dust, or potential projectiles when using tools.
  2. Work Gloves:
    • Provide hand protection from cuts, abrasions, and blisters, especially during tasks involving sharp or rough materials.
  3. Ear Protection:
    • Use earplugs or earmuffs to safeguard your ears when working with loud power tools or in noisy environments.
  4. Dust Masks or Respirators:
    • Prevent inhalation of dust, fumes, or airborne particles, ensuring respiratory health during various tasks.
  5. Knee Pads:
    • Ideal for tasks that involve kneeling for extended periods, offering protection and comfort.
  6. Hard Hat:
    • Essential for activities where there is a risk of falling objects, ensuring head protection.
  7. Safety Shoes or Boots:
    • Provide foot protection from heavy objects, sharp tools, or potential hazards in the working environment.
  8. First Aid Kit:
    • Include a basic first aid kit with bandages, antiseptic wipes, and other essential supplies to address minor injuries.
  9. Fire Extinguisher:
    • Have a fire extinguisher on hand to deal with potential fire hazards, especially in areas where tools or flammable materials are stored.
  10. Non-Slip Mats:
    • Place non-slip mats in work areas to prevent slips and falls, particularly in areas prone to wet or slippery conditions.
  11. Safety Manual:
    • Keep a safety manual or guide that outlines best practices and precautions for tool usage. This can serve as a quick reference in case of uncertainty.
  12. Emergency Contact Information:
    • Include a list of emergency contact numbers, such as local emergency services and poison control, for quick access during emergencies.
  13. Rescue Tool or Whistle:
    • Consider having a rescue tool or whistle for emergency situations, especially if working in confined spaces.
  14. Lockout/Tagout Devices:
    • If dealing with power tools or electrical equipment, have lockout/tagout devices to prevent accidental energization during maintenance or repairs.
  15. Reflective Vest:
    • If working outdoors or in low-light conditions, a reflective vest enhances visibility and safety.

Incorporating these safety items into your home tool kit ensures that you are well-prepared to handle various tasks while minimizing the risk of accidents or injuries.

Question: What is the average cost of a decent home tool set?

Answer: The average cost of a decent home tool set varies depending on the brand, quality, and the number of tools included. However, a reasonable estimate for a basic, good-quality home tool set might range from $50 to $200. It’s important to consider the specific tools included, the material and durability of the tools, and any additional features offered in the set.

Question: Where can I buy reliable and durable home tool sets?

Answer: You can buy reliable and durable home tool sets from various retailers both online and offline. Some popular options include home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as online platforms such as Amazon via Additionally, specialty tool stores and local hardware stores often carry a selection of quality tool sets. When purchasing, it’s essential to read reviews, check product specifications, and consider reputable brands to ensure the reliability and durability of the tool set.

Question: Are there tool sets specifically designed for beginners or novices?

Answer: Yes, there are tool sets specifically designed for beginners or novices. These sets typically include essential tools for basic home repairs and DIY projects. Look for starter tool kits from well-known brands that may include items such as a hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, tape measure, and other fundamental tools. Many hardware stores, home improvement retailers, and online marketplaces offer beginner-friendly tool sets. These kits often come with a carrying case for easy storage and organization. Consider reading reviews and checking product descriptions to find a set that meets your specific needs as a beginner.