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Old 03-26-2012, 10:33 PM   #16
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New DIY'er's basic tools?


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Here's my advice, you break a crappy wrench u buy a new crappy one. So why not just go to SEARS & buy craftsman tools so when it does break- nomatter what happened to it, they pull another off the shelf for you & you leave with a brand new tool- cost free. Craftsman isn't even expensive, & If your a bargain shopper like myself you know when the best deals are. Also, every store has clearance items hidden in certain aisles. So when you go to lowes, sears & ace hardware walk the aisles looking for these & after you've done it a few times you'll know where to go. Also, at checkout, ask if they have any coupons behind the register, some nice customer may have left their extra coupon behind & you might be lucky enough to get to use it. With the screwdriver, I recommend looking them up online first & reading reviews. & when looking at prices, also look to see how much a backup battery will cost you. The ion batteries are expensive but well worth the extra cost, but the point is, know how much you'll spend to have a back up which I think is necessary for those repairs that consist of drilling all day. The water heater, you might think I sound crazy, but those solar powered water heaters are great & not expensive if you install for yourself. Good luck & maybe set aside $10/week in a piggy bank for tools so when you have to buy a big item it won't be charged on a card.

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