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25 Incredibly Useful Tools You Can Get For Under $25

Everything you'd need to change a tire, assemble furniture, fix a leak, and more.... all without breaking the bank!

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1. An all-in-one screwdriver that has six flat heads and Phillips heads because you're just that motherfucking handy.

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It has interchangeable bars and bits and is chrome plated so it won't rust in your tool bag.

Promising review: "I needed a multipurpose screwdriver and I got this one. The handle has a good grip without being too heavy. I just moved so I have lots of things to assemble, and this did the job from assembling big furniture to assembling sauce pans. The metal parts also are pretty sturdy." —Ana Maria

Get it from Amazon for $5.50, Walmart for $3.70.

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2. A 16-inch lug wrench with rubber grips so you can get those tight lug nuts off in record time!

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Includes 17, 19, 21, and 22 millimeter lug sizes.

Promising review: "I just recently bought a used car and it did not have a tire iron. I've had the chance to use it to replace a flat tire on my car, and it works well. I really enjoy the blue plastic; it helps with the grip of the wrench, and it also helps if it is cold outside." —James Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

3. A compact magnetic stud finder that will help you hang pictures without any fucking issues.

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It has a two-way level to mark where the studs are so you can either move or avoid the dreaded things.

Promising review: "I am completely satisfied with this stud finder. The magnets are incredibly strong so finding the nails is easy. I have drywall in my house and within 10-15 seconds I can find a stud. The included bubble level inside the stud finder is great, and it turns 90 degrees so you can use it vertically or horizontally." —Wing

Get it from Amazon for $7.68 or Walmart for $7.45.

4. A 18-piece set of combination wrenches made of chrome vanadium steel to adjust various nuts and bolts on your car and around the house, especially underneath the sink.

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They're nickel-plated for extra strength and grip!

Promising review: "My old tools were a couple decades old and in rough shape, so I figured I would buy these. I overhauled an old cub cadet and rebuilt my snowblower with them and they held up fine. They're still in good shape and ready for my next project!" —Kevin

Get it from Walmart for $10 or Jet for $10.

5. A rotary tool kit for cutting, sanding, and polishing surfaces all in one go.

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Includes a 100-piece accessory set of bits, sanding disks, and polishing pads! So many fucking options.

Promising review: "It works amazing, comes with plenty of attachments, and works with other brands of attachments. The flex shaft attachment is just too sweet to resist as well." —NMBowser

Get it from Amazon for $19.73 or Jet for $17.95.

6. A super soft tool bag to hold all of your gizmos and gadgets when you're on the go!

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Promising review: "This little bag is awesome! It's extremely functional and very well made. For years I've always had a bunch of my loose tools laying around in various locations: cabinets in my garage, my kitchen junk drawer, and other places. This little bag solves the problem of trying to remember where I left my tools. It has quite a few pouches, plenty of room, and is extremely durable. The tools I use most now reside in this bag; I call it my Doctor bag. It's definitely handy, especially when going somewhere else to fix something. I'm constantly at my girlfriend's house doing little repairs, and now I just grab my bag and go. I even take it on vacation in case emergency repairs are needed." —Madds Dad

Get it from Amazon for $14.47 or Walmart for $8.99.

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7. A bottle of Gorilla Glue for those really easy, Humpty Dumpty-was-put-together-again kind of fixes.

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Bonds plastic, wood, metal, ceramic, rubber, leather, and paper without any clamping!

Promising review: "This can be used for virtually anything. It sticks to wood plastic and about any other dry and clean surface. It's great for any 'stick-to' and repair jobs. If the glue gets on your fingers, it can be removed with regular soap and water." —Edward Sanzone

Get it from Amazon for $4.84 or Walmart for $4.84.

8. A self-adjusting wire stripper every electrician needs to crimp and strip frisky wires without hurting your wrist!

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It has a swivel knob for micro-adjustments, as well as a grip so your hands won't get cramped.

Promising review: "The 21st century might not have brought me the flying cars and spaceships that I'd hoped for, but it did bring me the most glorious wire stripper ever devised. I'm not even being sarcastic or trying to write a funny review; these wire strippers are just beyond amazing in how perfectly they work. No more sliding the wire into what you hope is the proper gauge hole and spinning around until maybe it cuts through the insulation, or (story of my childhood) doing it by hand with a pocket knife. These strippers work like Pure (redacted) Magic on any gauge of wire." —PhoenixM

Get it from Amazon for $19.98 or Walmart for $15.99.

9. A digital height gauge so you can adjust the height of your handy saw blade with ease!

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The display can be programmed for fractions or millimeters, and it can lie flat for easy positioning!

Get it from Walmart for $22.94, Jet for $24.19, or Amazon for $24.19.

10. A cast-iron vise to grip your latest wooden or metal masterpiece, especially when you have to drill holes.

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The vice has four-inch jaws, and is compatible with various drill presses!

Promising review: "This is a truly heavy-duty accessory to my new drill press. It is heavy, solid, and easy to use." —LannyT

Get it from Walmart for $10.68 or Amazon for $12.45.

11. A pair of pruning shears that'll tame that rose bush you've got in your backyard.

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Promising review: "It makes shrub trimming an art. The improved mechanical advantage makes branches a dream to cut. They're also easy on the hand and tough built" —Anton C. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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12. An automatic center punch to create a starting point for your screws and drills, making it simple to attach one thing to the other.

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It has an adjustable cap with a spring for the right amount of force.

Promising review: "For years I've been using the tip of a screw to mark centers for turning blanks. All types of turning projects must start out with accurately-marked centers for safety and efficiency. I saw a YouTube video of a master turner using one of these, and it was time to get one. Instead of having to pound a screw in several times until the center mark is the correct depth, now I can tap the center punch once, or even do it by hand (without the hammer). The inside spring creates an adjustable-depth mark, and I'm ready to make some shavings. Great tool." —BillBaileyImages

Get it from Amazon for $3.87 or Walmart for $10.59.

13. A telescopic magnet ideal for picking up stray nails and screws, essentially saving your hands and feet from getting accidentally punctured.

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Promising review: "Very powerful, well-built, telescoping magnetic pickup. So powerful in fact that you need to be careful in keeping it away from your wallet so the magnetic strips on your credit cards are not wiped out. The magnet is so powerful that if you are trying to pick up a bolt, for example, that you dropped under the hood of a car, you only need to position the magnet in the general vicinity of the bolt to pick it up. The long 30 inch reach is helpful in reaching areas that would be problematic for a shorter pick-up." —Al G.

Get it from Amazon for $6.51 or Walmart for $8.76.

14. A magnetic wristband that will hold stray screws, nails, nuts, and bolts so you won't have to hold them in your mouth and potentially die of a clogged airway.

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Promising review: "No more having to dig in your pocket for screws, nails, nuts, or bolts! The magnet on this wristband is incredibly strong; I've been able to put at least 10 items on it while I'm working, it's great." —Suzanne Carter

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

15. A classic hammer to you know...bang those nails into place like you mean it.

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How sensual...

Promising review: "The hammer fits my hand great and is well-balanced, and the nail starting head works well." —plumbdaddy

Get it from Home Depot for $9.98.

16. A 20-foot booster cable perfect for keeping in the trunk of your hooptie, just in case you need a quick jump.

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The clamps can fit both top and side terminals of your car battery.

Promising review: "The 20" length and the wire gauge was exactly what I wanted for my car. It is well made and the case is great. I have the booster cable in a larger bag in the back of my car with a first-aid kid and other supplies in case of an emergency." —chance

Get it from Home Depot for $19.97.

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17. An orbit sander to finish off all your woodwork projects like the professional you are.

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It has a random orbital action to get an even texture, as well as a dust seal so bits of wood don't come flying in your face.

Promising review: "I bought this sander to use for DIY projects and it works great. It is easy to use and the bag collects all of the dust so that I don't make a big mess. It's a perfect size to store easily!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

18. A tire inflator you can easily store and take out when you need to add a little air, but don't feel like stopping at the nearest gas station.

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There's a glow-in-the-dark pressure gauge just in case you need to do things in the dark, and can inflate air mattresses and sports equipment. Just plug it into your 12-volt and go!

Get it from Home Depot for $24.97.

19. A precision screwdriver to help you adjust all of the super small screws in your glasses or assist you in hacking into the motherboard of your dreams. Anything is possible when you have the right ~tools.~

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This reminds me of Mr. Robot somehow.

Includes 45 interchangeable bits, as well as a tweezer, handle, and extension bar.

Promising review: "I got this to use for a computer repair, but used it already to replace a ball assembly for a single-handle faucet. The case is great; it keeps the pieces organized and the tray of bits actually pops up making it easy to grab the bit I need. The magnetism holds the screwdriver, extension, bit, and screw well." —Chris F.

Get it from Amazon for $12.55 or Jet for $6.99.

20. A four-sided measuring ruler making it really simple to cut repeatedly on arches as well as marking bricks and tiles.

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Promising review: "This is a cool tool. I bought it to use in my engineering when I sometimes have weird angles to draw. It is easy to use and there is almost nothing it can't do as far as getting the right shape. The fact that is is plastic is no problem, it just makes it easier to take along with me because it is not cumbersome, and it is well made." —patti

Get it from Walmart for $6.87 or Amazon for $11.

21. A drill-bit set with titanium pilot points so that they can last for a long-ass time and you can drill to your heart's desire.

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Promising review: "I use these around the house and for little projects. I wanted to get the titanium to prepare for whatever may come along, and these are exactly the quality you would expect from DeWALT. They drill through everything like butter and I haven't had a single one break on me." —Brit

Get it from Amazon for $15.98 or Jet for $14.99.

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22. A cordless, power screwdriver for those times when you need a little more than elbow grease to get the job done.

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It has a three position handle for tight spaces, and a forward/reverse switch for easy screw driving and removal. This bad boy can also hold up a charge for 18 months, which is a long fucking time?!

Promising review: "I am very pleased with this screwdriver. I've used it several times and the charge is still strong. I do like the fact that when the screw stops, it's tight enough. The three positions make it nice to get into places or if you need a different grip." —JimM

Get it from Home Depot for $19.99 or Jet for $10.31.

23. A rubber mallet that'll bang in those stubborn wood planks into place without denting them. Score!

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Promising review: "Great soft-end mallet to be used for average projects that need a gentle smack. The weight of the mallet is about right to hold it comfortably and to give the target area a good punch." —MarioV73

Get it from Amazon for $8.86 or Walmart for $14.29.

24. A set of pliers to hold all of your shit in place or bend metal like the superhero you were meant to be.

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Includes an 8" groove joint plier, 6" lone nose plier, 6" slip joint plier, 4.5" long nose plier, 6" diagonal plier, 7" linesman plier, and an 8" slip joint plier.

Promising review: "A great set of pliers. Thy have nice blue comfortable grips, and are a well-made set. I got them for my boyfriend for projects around the house. He loves them so much that he threw his old ones out!" —Nicole Galatilis

Get them from Amazon for $14.95 or Walmart for $7.49.

25. And a good 'ol tape measurer because you can never be too precise. Bob the Builder would be proud.

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It comes with an auto lock while extended, which makes everything so fucking simple?

Promising review: "I lost my old tape measure, and I decided it would be easier to order a new one, rather than spend hours or days looking for the old one. This is the nicest, sturdiest tape measure I have ever owned. Not that I'll ever adapt to or use the metric system, but just in case it's forced upon us, I'm ready since this device has both centimeters and inches. The auto-lock feature and the magnet are really helpful for measuring something by yourself. Perfect!" —JimC

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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