10 Home Improvement Tools That Will Last a Lifetime
The cost of tools can quickly add up, so you might as well buy something that will last. These home improvement tools carry lifetime warranties.
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5-Piece Hammer Set
You don’t have to be a hardcore handyman to need a hammer around the house. This five-piece set has just the size you need for every job. Each of these hammers feature a comfortable grip to absorb shock and reduce strains.
Fiskars Sledge Hammer
A sledge hammer will come in handy for any number of reasons around the house, so finding one that comes with a lifetime warranty is even better. Fiskars has lifetime warranties on a number of its products, including this sledge hammer.
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Hitatchi Circular Saw
Hitatchi offers a lifetime warranty on its Lithium Ion tools and a circular saw is one of the first tools any aspiring DIYer picks up. It helps that this one is cordless too.
A self-retracting safety knife can help reduce cutting errors. This Milwaukee Tool knife comes with a lifetime warranty, two blade positions, and it can store up to five blades.
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Soft Jaw Pliers
Husky’s soft jaw pliers are a great tool for homeowners because inevitably they’ll need a set of soft pliers for plumbing projects. Using a regular set of pliers on things like shower-heads can damage them, so soft pliers can be a valuable asset.
Pliers are a tool that you’ll find yourself using a lot more when you own a home. Vice grips, channel locks, and needle nose all have very specific uses, and the right tool can take an aggravating job and can make it child’s play.
Pick up a few cheap pliers to find out if you use these different variations, and if you use them often enough to wear them out, consider upgrading when you get replacements. (Higher-quality pliers come with a slightly higher price but their extended lifespan usually more than justifies the cost.)
Kobalt Socket Set
The 118-Piece Standard (SAE) Tool Set has everything you need to tackle the job and more. It’s designed to be stored and fit almost anywhere, whether it’s a job box, behind the seat of your truck, in a boat, or a trailer.