Ikea’s toolkit is easy to store and easy on your pocketbook

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Julie’s post about the clever but expensive Strelka tool kit yesterday reminded me of my favorite little tool kit.  Although my husband has a nice kit that has more expensive tools than this little kit from Ikea, the Fixa 17-piece tool kit has everything that we need to use for most of the things we do around the house.  The Fixa kit has a hammer with separate rubber face so you can also use it as a rubber mallet, adjustable wrench, combination pliers, a screwdriver handle with bits for slotted, cross-head, hex screws, and an awl.  The tools are made of steel, and they have synthetic rubber handles for a good, comfortable grip.  The kit is stored in a roughly 7.5″  X 11″ X 1.75″  plastic box that has a place for each of the 17 pieces, so it’s easy to see if you’ve put everything away.  I had one of these kits that I used for months, until my daughter stole it to take to college with her.  I need to make another trip to the nearby Ikea store so I can get myself a new kit to replace it.  The box is small enough to store in a desk drawer or in your kitchen “junk” drawer.  If you don’t have a nearby Ikea, you can order the Fixa from Ikea online.  Best of all, the Fixa 17-piece tool kit is only $7.99.  Ikea also has other kits in the Fixa line, including everything from powered tools to picture hanging kits and assorted nails selections.

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  • Julie Strietelmeier November 24, 2014, 11:43 am

    Great find!

  • Victoria Rose November 25, 2014, 12:41 pm

    Janet, thank you for posting this review of the Fixa tool kit. It looks like a nice alternative to the steeply priced Strelka kit. I’ll check out the Fixa at my Ikea store. 😀

  • Janet Cloninger November 25, 2014, 12:49 pm

    @Victoria Rose I didn’t write up an in-depth review of these tools here, but I did use them for months. The only thing that shows any wear after months of use is the rubber cap for the hammer. That cap is looking a bit worn after it was used to put together 6 sets of elfa drawers, 4 elfa shelving units, plus all the other things we did after moving into our new place, but everything else is as good as new.

  • Michael November 25, 2014, 11:47 pm

    Wow a power screwdriver for $9.99

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60196103/

    I wish I’d bought a power screwdriver years back before I bought the kids Ikea loft bed !

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