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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