Best Compact Tool Kits TechnoBuffalo 2020

A compact tool kit stores neatly in a closet, drawer, or trunk. It has what you need for everyday household tasks like hanging pictures, putting up a shelf, or fixing a toilet. The tools are assembled in a space-saving manner inside their case, preventing you from losing pieces, which happens in more extensive toolboxes. Here is our collection of the best compact tool kits for tackling your household projects.

Best value: Workpro 100Pc Home Tool Kit

Staff Pick

Instead of a molded plastic case, this tool kit comes in a heavy-duty, zippered bag with double-pulls. Inside, you'll find bands that wrap around each tool, so you won't have to dig around for anything. The softer carry case also lets you squeeze the set into small spots in your car trunk or home closet.

$30 at Amazon

Easy to spot: CARTMAN 39Pc Tool Set

Bright orange handles on the tools in this set make them easy to find among your project materials. Chrome plating will prevent corrosion, so this kit can serve you for years to come. Each tool is also manufactured to meet or exceed the American National Standards Institute's standards.

$17 at Amazon

Ergonomic handles: Vastar 102Pc Tool Kit

Durable and compact, this 102 piece tool kit has everything you need for small repairs in your home. Each tool is made from chrome-vanadium steel and fits neatly inside the molded plastic case. When working on bigger projects, the ergonomic handles will reduce stress on your hands.

$40 at Amazon

Just the essentials: Stalwart 15Pc Tool Set

If you want to keep your kit size small, but you still need a few tools for around the house, consider this 15Pc set from Stalwart. You get a hammer, adjustable wrench, pliers, screwdriver set, and several hex bits. Everything fits inside the bright red carrying case, which also has a window on top so you can make sure every tool is in its spot before storing it away.

$14 at Amazon

Upgrade pick: CARTMAN 168Pc Tool Set

This tool kit has everything from the 39Pc version but also includes a socket wrench set, more styles of pliers, a saw, and electrician's tools. Other than jobs that require power tools, there isn't much this set can't handle. Although it's much larger and really pushing the limits of the compact category, it's worth considering.

$73 at Amazon

Compact DIY

There are a lot of tool kit options, but only some of them deserve a spot by your side when working on your home or car. For the price, we think the Workpro 100Pc Home Tool Kit has a lot to offer. The carry case won't scratch your closet shelves, or make much noise sliding around in a car trunk. When you need to stop a leaky sink, make sure a picture is level or anything in between, this tool kit has you covered.

If you don't intend to tackle any complicated home projects, then consider the Stalwart 15Pc Tool Set. You may need a few extra materials for hanging decor, but all the tools you need are there -- even a pair of needle-nose pliers for removing old hooks. Its small size makes it perfect for your car or an office drawer.

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