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9.2 ESSENTIAL TOOLS - DO-IT-YOURSELF - DIY 21 BEST ITEMS FOR A BASIC HOME TOOLBOX CONTINUED
== Small wire cutters (called side cutters)
For cutting electric and other wire.
== Needle nose pliers
There are times when you need to reach a pin or bolt that is hard to get to. Needle nose pliers will do the job and are very useful for other tasks.
== Wire strippers
If you do any electric work, wire strippers are cheap and make your job much easier. You can buy a stripper and wire cutter combined.
== Tape measure
Get a wide solid brand name such as Stanley.
== Battery tester
These are available from Radio Shack; if you use batteries you should own one of these.
== Tool box
It is amazing how tools get lost if they don't have a home.
I priced this collection of tools at a high-end hardware store on the Internet. The total cost of this collection of home tools is about $150 for excellent quality. These tools should save you $1000s over the years. Add the two Reader's Digest books and the total is about $200.