12 Best Reviewed Hand Tools to Buy on Amazon
Thanks to the reviews of thousands of users, Amazon gave us a glimpse into the top hand tools on their site — and we want them all. Here are what people recommend.
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1/2-in. Drive Torque Wrench
Did you know that most DIYers have a tendency to overtighten just about everything, which can lead to broken bolts, stripped threads and damaged equipment. That’s why you need a torque wrench. where a torque wrench comes in handy. Meant to use on cars, trucks, lawn and garden equipment, this tool helps you confidently tighten fasteners to precise specifications. Never worry about properly securing parts again!
Universal Sockets Wrench
This universal socket can replace a whole set of sockets, and much more. It can turn various shapes, nuts, screws, hooks, lag screws and bolt heads. It works for the Standard and Metric systems and contains 54 spring-biased, high-quality steel pins. It will also help make your tool box a little more orderly.
4-in-1 Electronics Screwdriver
This screwdriver comes with four bits with an easily changeable handle. The bits include Phillips #0, #00, slotted 1/8-in. and 3/32-in.
Hex Key Wrench Set
This Hex Key set can remove and install socket cap screws in all your projects. Made with heat-treated steel with a black-oxide finish, it comes with 15 options each in inches and millimeters, along with a convenient case to store them all in a compact space. Hex keys should be part of every tool box.
Screwdriver and Nut Driver
This 11-in-1 screwdriver and nut driver shaft holds eight popular tips and converts, and three nut driver sizes. These heat-treated bits include 3/8-in., 5/16-in. and 1/4-in. nut drivers, #1 and #2 Phillips, 1/4-in. and 3/16-in. slotted, T10 and T15 TORX, and #1 and #2 square recess.
Socket Adapter Set
Great for a wrench, power drill, rechargeable drill or manual wrench, this Hex shaft screwdriver is convenient and durable. It has a 105-degree right angle head and eight CR-V impact socket adapters.
Stanley MaxSteel Adjustable Wrench
This adjustable wrench has a tapered jaw design, great for working in tight spaces. Its wide-capacity jaw is helpful for a wide range of fastener sizes, and even a laser-etched SAE and millimeter jaw scale for easy size adjustments. Check out these top auto mechanic tools.
3-in. Impact Grade Socket Adapter/Extension Set
This set can turn your power drill into a high-speed nut driver, with three adapters. The sizes included are 1/4-in, 3/8-in and 1/2-in. These are best for increased torque projects and can help eliminate breaking or stripping of a socket.
Trim Removal Tool Kits
This four-piece set makes removing trim, molding, door panels and dashboards easier. It’s also great for furniture repair, antique restoration, upholstery and leatherwork. Check out these 13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier
Needle Nose Pliers
The long, tempered jaws of this needle nose pliers are ideal for bending wires and working with smaller objects in tighter spaces. Its chrome-nickel steel construction exceeds ANSI standards, and it comes with a slip-resistant grip.
Mini Ratcheting Screwdriver and Bit Set
This ratchet driver handle comes with seven one-inch bits in an organizer: 3-pc Phillips (#1, #2 and #3), 2-pc slotted (4.5mm and 7mm), and 2-pc Torx star (T15 and T20). It’s a 16-teeth reversible and only four inches long. The bits are held in a magnetic adapter. Here’s how to organize almost anything with pegboard.
Jewelers Precision Screwdriver Set
This six-piece swivel head handle set comes in a convenient case. They’re perfect for precision and reach, with plated shafts for a steady grip. The set includes a Phillips #0, a Phillips #1, a slotted 1.4mm, a slotted 1.8mm, a slotted 2.3mm, and a slotted 3.0mm. Next, check out 11 products we’re buying on Amazon this month.