The last thing you may expect to be doing in college is fix things. But, things come loose at the hinges or break off completely and if it’s something you need immediately, you have no option but to you have to fix it yourself. On such days, the only person who can save your day is you! Keep your cool and save the day with our top picks for all the great college tools kits and unexpected gadgets that every freshman needs.
The Best Tool Kits for College Students
If you’re a high school graduate making your way to college this year, you might be shocked to find how much stuff needs assembling and repairing. Here are the best compact tool kits to get the job done.
Of course, it’s more than likely that wherever you’re living during the semester will be a rented space, and most (if not all) dorms, apartments, and rented houses will cover repairs for you. However, there are times when you can’t always rely on the maintenance guy, and some repairs may be too trivial to warrant a call. Plus, you might need to do basic things like hang a mirror or put together your new IKEA furniture, and a tool kit is great for that.
Cheap & Basic: Apollo Tools 53-Piece Household Tool Set
Any basic tool kit should come with… well… the basics and this one from Apollo Tools has all that, like a hammer, screwdrivers (including precision screwdrivers), measuring tape, pliers, a level, Allen keys, and even some wrenches. Plus it’s extremely affordable.
You might have to add on more tools in the future once you become even more handy (as you will with any starter tool kit), but this one will keep you busy for a while with most basic tasks around the dorm.BUY ON AMAZON
Drill, Baby, Drill: Black & Decker Cordless Drill Project Kit
One of the most useful power tools that anyone could own is a power drill, as it makes almost any DIY project a lot easier. This kit from Black & Decker not only comes with some basic hand tools (like a hammer, pliers, screwdrivers, measuring tape, etc.), but it also comes with a 20V power drill with a handful of different drill and drive bits.
This is perfect for those who might find themselves hanging a lot of shelves or even just getting their hands slightly dirtier working on more DIY projects than your average co-ed.BUY ON AMAZON
Socket to Me: Stanley Mixed 210-Piece Tool Set
If you think you’ll be more of a socket person when you head off to college, this comprehensive socket set (along with the other basic tools) from Stanley is a good place to start.
One of the very first tool kits that I ever owned was a socket set, and it acts as my main socket set to this day—I still use it constantly. If you decide to make a socket set one of your first tool kits as well, here’s to many years of happy socketing.BUY ON AMAZON