Choosing a regular toolbox can be difficult, however, choosing a homeowner toolkit or small toolkit can be more difficult. Many are good toolkits, but not great. The reason is that a tool kit comes preloaded with a variety of small tools. Choosing which tool or tools you may need in the future and for those DIY projects can be difficult. With that said, if you are undecided as to which toolkit you may need or want, refer to our buying guide. However, through our review, we chose the one small tool kit that most people would use the most often and then gave our FIVE STAR award for best toolkit below.
Listed below are detailed reviews of the 5 best household toolkits that are shown above. Remember, when researching, note the size of the tool kit, how the tools actually stay in the kit and the number and type of tools in the kit. The below rankings & reviews are for the best toolkits to use in a household, boat, garage or apartment.
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Reviews & Rankings – Best Household or Apartment Tool Kits & Tool Sets
A very good home toolkit for the price. The Vastar Home Repair Toolkit comes pre-loaded with the most used 102 tools. Though not the cheapest or most inexpensive home repair tool kit, in this case you get what you pay for. The tools are sturdy and could also be used on a professional level. The Vastar Tool Company also offers many other quality tool kits as well. The PROS of the Vastar Home Repair Tool Kit are that it contains 102 tools, has an 18 month warranty, has ergonomically made handles and is generally, a sturdy and compact toolkit. The CONS of the Vastar Home Repair Tool Kit are that it’s moderately expensive, some of the tools easily fall out of the case and the plastic case is a bit thin. Comparing the Vastar Home Repair Tool Kit vs. others, we found that other kits pre-loaded with tools were generally higher in price. So given the number of tools and the quality of the tools, the best choice for a home tool kit is the Vastar 102 Piece Tool Kit with our highest ranking of FIVE STARS.
100-Piece Home Tool Kits OUTAD Multi-functional & Universal 100 IN 1 Precision Screwdriver Hammer Set Repair Tool Kit ★★★★
The OUTAD Multi-functional & Universal 100 IN 1 Precision Screwdriver Hammer Set Repair Tool Kit is somewhat unique among our choices. This household tool kit contains some unique and unusual tools that you cannot find in other small pre-loaded tool kits. In addition to the standard tools; like a hammer, tape measure, utility knife, different kinds of pliers and four types of screwdrivers, this kit also contains small tools for constructing, repairing or performing maintenance on precision electronics test projects and hardware upgrades. The case itself is somewhat strong with a moulded in-case handle for carrying. Because of the unique tools in the case, we give the OUTAD Multi-functional & Universal 100 IN 1 Precision Screwdriver Hammer Set Repair Tool Kit our FOUR STAR rating.
The MVPOWER 95-piece Home Mechanics Repair Tool Kit – General Household Hand Tool Set contains 95 pre-loaded small hand-tools. Tools included are screwdrivers, combination wrenches, a ratchet handle, a long nose plier and more. The tools have been heat-treated to give them additional strength and durability. The tool case is somewhat different in that it opens in the middle vs. top. The case is plastic and is of normal strength. This would be a good case for a car, boat or vacation home for emergency use. We give the MVPOWER 95-piece Home Mechanics Repair Tool Kit – General Household Hand Tool Set our THREE STAR rating.
The DOWELL 90 Homeowner Tool Set Pieces General Household Small Hand Tool Kit Kit is a great all-around household or apartment tool set. It has 90 separate tools including a measuring tape, a level and a utility knife (with replacement blades). And with an adjustable wrench, a hammer, long-nose pliers, and screw driver bits. It also has a spare box filled with nails, screws and other small parts. According to the manufacturer, the tools were heat-treated and chrome plated to resist rust and corrosion. The case opens from the center and is of medium plastic, with a plastic lock. Because of the variety of tools, the included nails and screws, we give the DOWELL 90 Homeowner Tool Set Pieces General Household Small Hand Tool Kit our FOUR STAR rating.
The Apollo Tools DT9706 Original 39 Piece General Repair Hand Tool Set is a good inexpensive and cheaper home tool set. The tool kit comes pre-loaded with 39 small tools. A few of the more popular tools are a hammer, pliers, a tape measure and utility knife, screwdrivers for small screws, hex keys, pair of scissors and a few more items. The tool kit has a lifetime guarantee. The manufacturer claims the tools are, “manufactured from high-grade steel alloy, to resist corrosion”. They also have, “non-slip comfort grip handles for extra torque”. The storage case is a bit smaller than our other choices – due to fewer tools. We give the Apollo Tools DT9706 Original 39 Piece General Repair Hand Tool Set a THREE STAR rating.
With several other tool kits for sale, the five tool kits reviewed above include our best choices. Our top choices of toolkits are for light and moderate use in a home, apartment or condo. When choosing a tool kit for home or vacation home use, make sure the tools you use are included in the kit. So if you already have most or all of the tools in a pre-loaded tool kit, then check out our reviews of metal toolboxes to store your pre-owned small tools.