The 10 Best Tools for Men in 2022

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A well-stocked tool kit is worth its weight in gold. Instead of chasing down your landlord or paying a handyman to attend to a repair, save yourself time and money and get it done yourself. You'll be surprised at the number of projects a home tool kit can tackle, from simple maintenance repairs to larger renovations. And you don't need a whole garage worth's of tools, either. With just a few basic items, you can make some serious improvements that make your house feel more like a home.

Whether you've never held a hammer in your hand in your life or you're a seasoned pro, there are a few basic tools every man should keep handy in his home tool kit. Below, we've rounded up a complete list of the best tools for men to have in their arsenal to handle everything from hanging a picture frame to installing hardware.

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475 Lumens LED Rechargeable Hard Hat Headlamp

Every handyman has a headlamp on him at all times. Even if you're making a repair in a well-lit room during the daytime, you can always use more light. This one delivers a decent 475 lumens of light, five light output modes, and a tilting head to get the light to hit in the perfect spot.

Safety Glasses with Clear Anti Fog Scratch Resistant Wrap-Around Lenses


Now 22% off

If you're handling any kind of machinery, whether that's a power drill, a circular saw, or even the lawnmower, you should be wearing protective eyewear. Period. Sawdust or a small rogue object can go flying at any given moment, and you want your eyes to be protected if and when that happens. These glasses are made from durable polycarbonate wraparound construction to shield your eyes from any threat.

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VISE-GRIP Original Locking Pliers Set with Wire Cutter

A man is only as strong as his strongest set of pliers. This set includes a 7-inch curved jaw and 6-inch long nose locking pliers, both with wire cutters. They feature the classic trigger release for maximum locking force and hardened teeth for superior grip at any angle.

StudSensor HD70 Stud Finder

Take all the guesswork out of finding the stud with a stud finder. It makes hanging shelves, photo frames, and mounted TV's a breeze. This advanced mode locates the center, edges, and direction of wood or metal studs to find the strongest point. It also detects the presence of live, unshielded AC electrical wiring to avoid accidentally hammering into any live wires.

8WCB 8-Inch WideAzz Adjustable Wrench


Now 21% off

It's 2022, which means it's time to toss out your collection of random wrench sizes and get yourself an adjustable wrench. This one has an extra-wide opening and a precise jaw design to grip tight and stay locked in place.

Magnetic Screwdriver Set


The days of dropping screws are over with this magnetic screwdriver set. The magnetic heads attract screws, reducing the frustration that comes with dropped and lost fasteners. This set comes in a variety of sizes for every kind of repair and project you can dream of, and the color-coded handles make it easy to see whether you're reaching for a Phillips or a flat head.

30-Piece Hex Key Set

IF you've ever put together any piece of furniture, you're certainly familiar with hex keys. Also known as Allen wrenches, these tiny tools provide a lot of leverage when it comes to joining or tightening any mass-made furniture pieces. Items like desks, beds, and dressers all probably came with their own hex keys upon assembly, but inevitably these small wrenches get lost. Keep this hex key set handy for whenever your furniture could use some tightening.

Multipurpose Laser Level


Now 52% off

You're not ready for the kind of power that a laser level will give you. Once you get a laser level in your hands, no crooked picture frame is safe. This measurement device combines a fine-tuned tape measure, a triple-positioned leveling bubble, and a laser level for pinpoint accuracy.

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver Kit

If you're ready to take your amateur handyman skills to the big leagues, you need to invest in a cordless drill. It makes light work out of everything from day-to-day fixes to major home improvement projects. This one is a great starter option with a 24-position clutch and 2-speed gearbox to tackle all the DIY projects your partner can throw at you.

High-Tension Hack Saw

A hack saw is surprisingly useful in a wide range of home improvement projects. Strong enough to cut steel and other metals, including tubes, pipes, bars, and rods, a hack saw is a great cutting tool to have in your tool kit. This one has a 45-degree angle blade position for flush cuts and a reinforced metal frame so you can slice with precision and ease.

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