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Building The Ideal Home Tool Kit

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In this show, The Handyguys detail the basic Handyguy Toolkit that every homeowner should have. We also have our first free giveaway contest. Listen to the podcast for details.

But first The Handyguys discuss a new Mantis Cordless Reel Mower. This new battery-powered mower weighs only 25 pounds and is powered by a 24-volt NiCad battery, which provides enough power to mow up to 2,500 square feet of lawn. This mower runs quietly and is environmentally friendly, according to the company.

But what do The Handyguys think of this product? We have to be honest, we haven’t used it and aren’t exactly sure how it works. However, when he was a kid, Brian used a traditional reel mower to mow almost an acre of grass at his grandmother’s house. Sure it was hard work, but he did not do any damage to the environment with it. (But what about those chemicals you spread on the lawn Brian?)

Check out the Mantis Cordless Reel Mower before spring, or check out this no-carbon producing reel mower to satisfy even the pickiest environmentalist requirements.

Since the grass is dormant in most parts of the country, we should be discussing tools, not mowers. The Handyguys tackle the job of listing the essential tools that should be in every homeowners toolbox.

Listen to the podcast for details.

The Handyguys starter toolbox:

  1. Assortment of Phillips-head and flathead screwdrivers
  2. 16oz hammer
  3. Bosch drill
  4. Adjustable wrench
  5. Pliers (needle nose, diagonal cut, regular)
  6. Vice grips (Made in USA)
  7. Alan wrench set
  8. Tape measure (25′ )
  9. Utility Knife
  10. 2′ Level
  11. Wonder bar crowbar
  12. Leather gloves
  13. Stud finder (Electronic) or (Magnetic)
  14. WD-40
  15. Flashlight
  16. Bucket Boss
  17. Duct tape!!! (or is it duck tape?)

Let us know what you recommend for the basic Handyguy Toolkit. We may mention it on our show.

Finally, the Handyguys have their first contest. We will be giving away something for free. All you need to do is listen to this podcast to find out what it is and how to enter our contest to win.

Need appliance parts? Just enter a part or model number:


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The Handyguys February 22, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Comments were accidentally closed. Should be working now. If you like to respond to our contest, use comments or the contact link at the top of this web page.

Paul

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Elena February 26, 2008 at 5:44 am

Hi, this is a fabulous idea for a site. I’ll have to come back & look around a bit more – My tool kit is an absolute mess at the moment.
ciao for now :)

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Flashlights Guy February 29, 2008 at 12:16 pm

This is a great idea. I’d always heard that a good pair of pliers is the #1 tool that any handy guy should carry…what do you think? It’s only #5 on the list…is there a reason for this?

Thanks.

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The Handyguys February 29, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Hey Flashlight guy,

Thanks for commenting. The tool kit is not listed in any particular order so there is no particular reason we listed pliers at #5. We think all of these tools are important.

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david March 2, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Hey Guys,

I would add sawzall to that list!

thanks,
David

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The Handyguys March 2, 2008 at 5:59 pm

Thanks for the comment David – Yes, a sawzall, or reciprocating saw, is a valuable tool in a DIYers arsenal. We are not sure it is essential for a first or basic toolkit though. The handyguys recommend buying tools like this as you have a need for them.

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