Buying Tool Sets

Buying Tool Sets

Buying tools in sets dramatically reduces the cost, and you’ll have a more complete selection when you need it.
Buying Tool Sets

Hammer Types

What size do you need? Many experienced carpenters use a 16 oz. claw hammer for most jobs, but also carry a 20 or 22 oz. framing hammer for their heavier nailing jobs requiring big spikes. For lighter work, a 13 oz. curved claw hammer can be useful. Even a 7 oz....
Buying Tool Sets

Buy In Bulk

When buying quantities of standard fasteners, such as screws or bolts, buy a full box anytime you will need close to a half box or more. The second half of the box will be virtually free. For example, 45 individual screws will usually cost about the same as a box of...
Buying Tool Sets

Parts Card

How often have you been at the store, knowing you should pick up a filter, humidifier pad, vacuum bag or plumbing part, but don’t remember the size or the part number? A solution is to make up a Òparts cardÓ the size of a business card to carry in your billfold....
Buying Tool Sets

Tool Depreciation

The depreciation factor can help you out when you buy more expensive quality tools. A high-quality tool usually will depreciate less, as a percentage of its purchase price, than a lower-priced tool. This means you can use that quality tool over the years and, if you...
Buying Tool Sets

Tool Potential

Once you have invested in quality power tools, follow through with premium blades, bits or accessories to take full advantage of high-quality engineering. For example, if you try to get by with a cheap saw blade instead of a premium blade, a saw will not perform up to...