The Seattle Times


Thursday, October 14, 2010

The 12 tools you really need

Clockwise from top: Hammer with hickory handle and curved claw; about $5 at Sears, FatMax Ratcheting Multi-bit Screwdriver, from Stanley; about $10 at, FatMax Single-Edge Pull Saw, from Stanley; about $16 at, Bosch jigsaw, 5 amps; about $125 at and a DeWalt 1/2-inch, 18-volt Cordless Compact Hammerdrill kit; about $220 at If you spend $250 or so on a dozen tools, you'll have all you need to avoid repeated treks to the hardware store.