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While once again using a plastic scraper we got from Amazon in yet another project, we got to thinking we needed to share our other favorite Amazon "must have" tools. We put together a list of five tools we find ourselves using time after time on projects--that are all under $20! There's a bonus tool that comes in at $27 that we've had since Sears was in the business of selling tools!
1) Kreg Multi-Mark
Back in 2017, I saw this tool online and sent Steph an email with a link that simply said, "we need this!" For precision and repetitive marking, this is the tool we always choose. It's evident that Kreg Tools put a lot of thought into how the end user would use this. It's a versatile, easy use tool.
2) Plastic Razor Blade
This is so simple and functional. It's used like a traditional metal razor scraper without the fear of injury! We use it for removing stickers from everything, scraping up gunk from our worktables, and much, much more. It comes in a two pack with lots and lots of replacement blades. We keep them in the kitchen as well as the garage.
3) Finger Caps
4) Magnetic Stud Finder
5) Nail Set and Counter Punch
Bonus: Robo-Grip Pliers
Bonus, fav tool--Robo-Grip self-adjusting pliers. You simply grab the handles and it adjusts automatically--no fine tuning or adjusting needed. I had a pair for a very long time when Steph decided she needed a pair. By that time, they were no longer available from Sears, but we were able to find them on Amazon. They come in two sizes, but we seem to use the smaller of the two way more often. While assembling the Costco plastic shed, Steph used the Robo-Grip pliers in one hand to hold a bolt while tightening a nut with the other hand. This is a perfect application for this tool.
Did you see one of your favorite tools on this list? How many were a surprise pick?
Now it's time to share your favorite Amazon tool choices. Let us know in the comments below what you'd add to this list and why.
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