I thought for this month’s blog post, I would break down the tools I keep in my desk drawer at my main work space at home. My desk tool drawer has a small pouch with a basic set of tools (broken down below), a fluke 87v multi-meter, x-acto knife, calipers, micrometer, imperial/metric set of sockets, and a small battery powered screwdriver. My main tool box and tools are in the basement, two flights of stairs down and then back up. 95% of the time, I can deal with a problem, or get better eyes on it, by having these tools at hand.
- Mini Needle Nose Pliers
- Mini side cutters
- Pump pliers
- #0 Phillips
- 1/8″ Flat head
- Utility Knife
- Crescent Wrench
- Custom 3d printed bit organizer, with 5/32 Hex end, T20, T10, #1 Philips, 3/16″ & 1/4″ flat head bits.
- Bit insert & ratcheting handle set. I bought this originally as a bostisch but now Stanley is selling them. The Wiha 74996 is a good alternative as well.
- Klein Mag2 tool magnetizer & demagnitizer.
- Stanley 68-107 screwdriver
- Hakko Wire Strippers
- Tape Measure I got from a trade show long ago. Standard\metric.
And packed down.
This is the small tool kit I’ll grab to throw in my goruck if I think I’ll need tools while traveling. It covers my bases pretty well. Any more, and I probably need a work bench to. Off to the basement.