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2/20/12 8:58 AM
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CR1chard
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I'm slowly trying to be more self-sufficient, especially when it comes to home maintenance/repair. Unfortunately, I grew up in a family with a mechanically-retarded father. A recent leaking toilet clusterfuck and the related 5-6 trips to Lowes really opened my eyes to how ill-equipped I am.

What's on your list of must-have tools for your home?
2/20/12 11:45 PM
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gatorgar
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I'm in the same boat dude. Luckily I have a pretty handy father in law that has let me borrow most of the tools I've needed so far. My short list of needs at the moment include:

Circular Saw
Jigsaw
hacksaw
assorted hand tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc)
cordless drill (I've got a corded drill, I just hate having to get extension cords every time I need it for a quick job)
Levels
carpenter's and/or framing squares
saw horses

I'm sure I'm leaving some stuff out, but that's all that pops off the top of my head at the moment.
2/23/12 7:42 PM
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LeroyJ
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In addition to the above:

chop saw
sander
sledge hammer/demo tools
shovel
rakes
gloves
wheel barrow
pencils
Interior & exterior painting supplies (brushes, tarps, buckets etc.)
Buckets
Chisels

There's a ton of things to buy....you just have to start somewhere & keep collecting & caring for the stuff you have.
4/18/12 4:21 PM
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ClayK
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How are you all planning on powering your power tools inthe event of a power grid loss?
6/13/12 9:04 AM
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Redneck
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ClayK - How are you all planning on powering your power tools inthe event of a power grid loss?

That was the first thing I thought of as well.

Some old school non-power tools like a hand drill, saw etc are worth having in your stash.
6/14/12 9:11 PM
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sreiter
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adding to list

sawzall
staple gun
electrical tester
pipe wrench
basin wrench
torch, flux, soldier
wire cutters
level
puddy knife
calk gun
table saw
various clamps
carpenters square
chalk snap line
plumb bob



youtube "homeremodelworkshop" will teach you everything you'll ever need to know


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