Your First Tool Kit: Renter
Creating a tool kit can be a daunting task, but Eric Stromer shows you which items to get, if you're a first-time renter or a college student. A lightweight hammer will go a long way, while a utility knife, torpedo level and screwdriver set are other must-haves. For under $100, Eric will show you which essentials will make up the perfect tool kit to have on hand.
Step 1: Hammers, Tape Measures, Pliers
Choose a lightweight hammer for hanging pictures. Every tool kit needs a rigid tape measure -- try a 7-foot one. A pair of slip-joint pliers are another essential.
Step 2: Knives, Flashlights, Wrenches
Next, you'll need a good utility knife, as well as a flashlight, which will really come in handy. Pick up a set of Allen wrenches, too.
Step 3: Levels, Screwdrivers, Tool Tote
You can't go wrong with a torpedo level, and a screwdriver set is another must-have. Of course, you'll need something to keep your tools organized, so try a tool tote or box that will fit your new items.
Items You'll Need
- Tape Measure
- Slip-Joint Pliers
- Utility Knife
- Allen Wrenches
- Torpedo Level
- Screwdriver Set
- Tool Tote