What tools should every home mechanic have in their toolbox? One item per answer please, upvote the best ones. This is intended to be a wiki-style question.

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I would recommend a few items

  • A spanner set with open and closed heads
  • ViseGrip
  • 1/4" and 1/2" socket wrench sets

In my experience the sizes I use most are 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 14mm, 15mm, 17mm and the inches equivelants

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