Spend Less on Tools by Purchasing Kits
Today we a a guest post from the folks over at ProTool Warehouse. Talking about buying tools in a set. This is the first type of guest post that I have done. I would love to know your thoughts on getting a different look into the world of car repair.
For those of you that have decided to join the ranks of the do it yourselfers, here’s a tip that can save you time and money, tool sets. Not only does it save time by eradicating the need to drive back and forth to the local department store for that tool you need, but it actually costs less in the long run to buy the whole set than it does to buy the
tools individually. There has been countless times where a kit has saved people a job by having all the tools right at their fingertips.
Wide Range of Kits
Whether you are in the market for tools to aid you in automotive, carpentry, sewing, electronics, or pretty much any profession or hobby out there, there
is a kit available for your convenience. You have the option of buying kits that are any number of sizes. The more pieces in a kit, the less likely you
will run into a situation where you are lacking a tool to do the job. There are a number of different sizes to choose from, ranging from 3 piece sets to
500 piece sets, depending on the amount of money you are willing to spend for the convenience.
As mentioned, buying a set of tools in kit style can be a serious time saver. There will be times when you are working on a project and will find yourself
in need of a particular socket, and with the tool kit you will have it right there within arm’s reach. You won’t have to go searching your miscellaneous
drawers or your cabinets to find the tool you were looking for. This benefit alone is worth its weight in gold. Without a kit, you have no idea how many
times you may have to stop in the middle of a project to go search for a socket which could have been right there , had you bought a kit, keeping the
project from extending into supper time.
Nice and Neat Storage and Space Saving
One of the benefits you will love about your kit is the way you can pack it up nice and neat after a project, with a place for every tool that fits
perfectly. You can simply slip it in your cupboard, under a cabinet, or in the trunk of your car out of the way of your hectic life until that day you need
What do you guys think? Is buying tools in a set the best way to buy tools?
Buying in a set is more cost effective. They usually price individual tools a little more expensive so the buyer would want to lean towards the set rather than just the one tool. I spent $40 on 20 different screw drivers because the one that I needed was $10
I’ll often buy cheaper sets than I would if buying individual tools (not just for cars, but for computers and other projects)… if I buy a 60-piece set at harbor freight for less than $20 on sale, I don’t feel bad if one piece breaks under heavy/careless use and I replace that individual one with a more-heavy duty one to replace it. I’ve only broken a couple tools my whole life, many being the cheaper “home” series from craftsman so they still got replaced anyway. I’ve even used some cheaper sockets on an impact wrench thinking that I’d rather risk it and break a cheap one than go buy an impact-grade one for one or to uses. the philosophy works for most tools that I’ve bought over the years. sadly, the BEST tools I’ve ever used are the ones from the 50-70s that I inherited when I bought my house whose former owner (25 years before) was my wife’s metal-working grandfather. buff off the accumulated rust and most feel stronger than anything in a new set that I’d afford nowadays. most-everything for him was SAE back then though, so I’ve had to build a collection of metric stuff for my jetta and outback. that’s where the sets have really come in handy!