I often joke that since buying a house, my life has become short stints of work and sleep between trips to Home Depot. Between items on my todo list like painting our vaulted living room, building a wall to close in a loft, adding kitchen cabinets, and giving our bathroom a face-lift, I’ve had to buy quite a few different tools. Being pretty frugal (my wife would probably say obsessively so), I hate to spend more money on tools than I have to, especially when those tools probably won’t see a ton of use.
Enter the list of Harbor Freight Gems. If you’re unfamiliar with Harbor Freight, they sell a lot of off-brand tools at pretty good prices. Occasionally you get more than you pay for.