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Best Hand Tool Kits in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the best hand tool kits in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

It's the world of DYI nowadays and everyone likes to be independent when it comes down to the majority of it. But it isn’t always possible to have that kind of independence without the right tools. It can be anything from fixing a nail to taking care of some plumbing work, our best hand tool kits are well suited to empower you towards autonomy!

UPDATED

10/24/2021

Model

Our Rating

Rating

Tools Included

Material

Pro's & Con's

Weight

Operating Power

Electronic Speed Control

Drill Machine Included

Usage (Household/Professional)

6 Months or More Warranty

10-days Replacement Policy

Tool Set

Bosch

Tool Set

GSB 500 RE

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

12/2020

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Impact drill,

  

claw hammer,

  

pliers and knife

  

spirit level,

  

wrench,

  

drill bit for wood,

  

steel and concrete,

  

screws, wall plugs,

  

screw driving bits and nut bitsBlue

  

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MS and plastic

10 mm drilling diameter
Can be used for mounting mirrors, shelves, towel rack, photo frames or paintings
It has a comfortable grip and the speed selection
The drill fixtures become lose many times
The drill cannot be used in a concrete wall
The measuring tape is not adequate
4.4 kg
500 Watt
Both depending upon the repair

i Bell

Mixed Tool Set

TB145-9

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

12/2020

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professional-grade wrenches,

  

ratchets,

  

a complete range of metric-sized sockets and precision screwdriver,

  

hammer,

  

tape measure,

  

pliers,

  

wrench,

  

and etc. The ratchet easily shifts to change direction by flick of 5-degree switch.

  

Variety of screwdriver bits: Also includes a soft-grip handle on the screwdriver,

  

plier,

  

stripper and hammer provides excellent comfort and control

  

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High-quality steel

Anti-corrosive protection
Perfect for Handyman’s, repairmen, construction workers, mechanics, body shops
The blow-moulded case for easy tool storage and portability
Unfit for professional use
2.7 kg
Not applicable
Not applicable
Household

Bosch

Mechanic Kit

GSB 550

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

12/2020

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1-Piece 550 impact drill

  

1-piece case

  

5-pieces masonry drill bits

  

5-pieces wood drill bits

  

8-pieces allen keys

  

10-pieces hex bits

  

18-pieces sockets

  

30-pieces screws

  

30-pieces wall plugs

  

7-pieces wrenches

  

1-piece magnetic bit holder

  

1-piece cutter

  

1-piece hammer

  

1-piece plier

  

1-piece long nose plier

  

1-piece 1/4-inch adapter

  

1-piece socket wrench

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Plastic

Dual-mode functionality drilling/impact drilling
Trigger lock for continuous working
Ergonomically slim and compact design
No rust protection
5.82 kg
550 Watt
Both depending upon the repair

Bosch

Hand tool kit

2.607.002.791

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

12/2020

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Screwdriver to tighten hinges

  

Hammer to remove twisted nails

  

Screwdriver with different-size bits to fix foldable furniture

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Plastic

Very portable
3-meter long measuring tape serves the purpose perfectly
Anti-corrosive protection
The drill fixtures become lose many times
1.25 kg
Not applicable
Not applicable
Household

Bosch

Hand tool kit

2.607.002.792

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

12/2020

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1 insulation tape

  

1 cutter

  

1 wrench

  

1 Electroprobe

  

1 torch light

  

1 hand screwdriver

  

1 masonry drill bit

  

1 combination plier

  

1 measuring tape

  

10 pcs of screwdriver bits

  

1 Hammer

  

8 pcs of Precision bits

  

20 Dowel Plugs

  

20 Screws

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Plastic

Compact
It has all the qualities of a multi-purpose kit
Sturdy and a long-lasting case helps in assembling all the tools perfectly
2.47 kg
Not applicable
Not applicable
Household

Amazonbasics

Household tool set

DS-JYAMZ0005

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Our Rating

9.0 / 10

12/2020

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Hammer

  

Measuring tape

  

Wrenches

  

Pliers

  

Cutter

  

Allen keys

  

Screwdrivers with heads

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High-quality steel alloy

Offers all the important tools you need in a robust repair routine
Chrome-plated to protect against corrosion
Expensive
1.81 kg
Not applicable
Not applicable
Household

Taparia

Universal Set

1001

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

12/2020

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Adjustable spanner 1171 C.P

  

Insulated plier 1621-8j

  

Srew driver set

  

802 screw driver 932 and 839

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Iron-steel

Very easy to carry
Limited but has all the essential tools
Handle also contains a neon bulb for the times when you are using it as a tester
Very limited number of tools
621.42 g
Not applicable
Not applicable
Household

Bosch

Tool Set


1

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

12/2020

Pro's & Con's

10 mm drilling diameter
Can be used for mounting mirrors, shelves, towel rack, photo frames or paintings
It has a comfortable grip and the speed selection
The drill fixtures become lose many times
The drill cannot be used in a concrete wall
The measuring tape is not adequate

Features

Tools Included

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Impact drill,

  

claw hammer,

  

pliers and knife

  

spirit level,

  

wrench,

  

drill bit for wood,

  

steel and concrete,

  

screws, wall plugs,

  

screw driving bits and nut bitsBlue

  

Material

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MS and plastic

Weight

4.4 kg

Operating Power

500 Watt

Electronic Speed Control

Drill Machine Included

Usage (Household/Professional)

Both depending upon the repair

6 Months or More Warranty

10-days Replacement Policy

Your guides

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Hand Tool Kits in India

Boosting your independence!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for a hand tool kit

Some essential pointer to watch!

2

Use Cases: The best hand tool kit for you

Choose the one that suits you the best!

3

FAQs: Learn more about the details

More questions? We have them covered here!

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a hand tool kit

1.1 Instruments

  • Tape Measure: Normally a 25-foot measuring tape is your standard tape. It will easily cover up the usual room size and let you measure the entire space in one go.

  • Screwdrivers: A must-have for every kit, these are the basic necessities. They can also come in various sizes and head shapes or the modern ones have a changeable head. Choose a kit that offers you a variety of screwdrivers so that they can meet the majority of your needs.

  • Pliers: These are also referred to as ‘grippers’ or ‘tongs’ that let you grip wires or nut bolts. These also come in various shapes and sizes although standard ones are needle-nose and flat-nose pliers. Make sure that you at least have one of these.

  • Hammer: Also amongst one of the essential tools, hammers cover almost all the DIY jobs. You can quickly fix a nail or any other quick and small construction work. This is going to be your go-to tool!

  • Vice-Grip pliers: This is like an advanced plier which has a locking mechanism. This allows you to get a better grip that is more effective in letting you add that extra pressure to unscrew a bad nut!

  • Nails and screws: You can fix anything with a set of nails and screws. Your kit will usually have an assortment of various sized nails and screws to enable you to fix small things easily. You can refill these later via any hardware stores you might have nearby.

  • Wire cutters: This is easy to use and a necessary tool if you have a lot of electrical repairs going on. With wire cutters, you can snip and bend wires safely.

  • Pencils: Marking for drill holes, or recording measurements, pencils are really handy to quickly record anything. Not all tool kits, however, have these included, so you may have to purchase them separately.

  • Painter’s Tape: Also more commonly known as masking tape, you can use this to cover areas that you don’t want to smudge with paint. This tape can also be easily removed off most surfaces without causing any damage. You can also use it for any other household quick fixes you may need.

  • Blade or cutters: There are a variety of blades or cutters that you can select; right form small paper cutters to thick cardboard ones. These are the best for any and all types of cutting and crafting work.

  • Paint can key: This basically acts as your can opener. The paint can key is designed in such a way that it can let you open a can or a tin very quickly.

  • Glue: A superglue or a carpenter’s glue is an apt fit to cover most of the household ‘stick-it’ works.

  • Tape Measure: Normally a 25-foot measuring tape is your standard tape. It will easily cover up the usual room size and let you measure the entire space in one go.

  • Screwdrivers: A must-have for every kit, these are the basic necessities. They can also come in various sizes and head shapes or the modern ones have a changeable head. Choose a kit that offers you a variety of screwdrivers so that they can meet the majority of your needs.

  • Pliers: These are also referred to as ‘grippers’ or ‘tongs’ that let you grip wires or nut bolts. These also come in various shapes and sizes although standard ones are needle-nose and flat-nose pliers. Make sure that you at least have one of these.

  • Hammer: Also amongst one of the essential tools, hammers cover almost all the DIY jobs. You can quickly fix a nail or any other quick and small construction work. This is going to be your go-to tool!

  • Vice-Grip pliers: This is like an advanced plier which has a locking mechanism. This allows you to get a better grip that is more effective in letting you add that extra pressure to unscrew a bad nut!

  • Nails and screws: You can fix anything with a set of nails and screws. Your kit will usually have an assortment of various sized nails and screws to enable you to fix small things easily. You can refill these later via any hardware stores you might have nearby.

  • Wire cutters: This is easy to use and a necessary tool if you have a lot of electrical repairs going on. With wire cutters, you can snip and bend wires safely.

  • Pencils: Marking for drill holes, or recording measurements, pencils are really handy to quickly record anything. Not all tool kits, however, have these included, so you may have to purchase them separately.

  • Painter’s Tape: Also more commonly known as masking tape, you can use this to cover areas that you don’t want to smudge with paint. This tape can also be easily removed off most surfaces without causing any damage. You can also use it for any other household quick fixes you may need.

  • Blade or cutters: There are a variety of blades or cutters that you can select; right form small paper cutters to thick cardboard ones. These are the best for any and all types of cutting and crafting work.

  • Paint can key: This basically acts as your can opener. The paint can key is designed in such a way that it can let you open a can or a tin very quickly.

  • Glue: A superglue or a carpenter’s glue is an apt fit to cover most of the household ‘stick-it’ works.

1.2 Your Requirements

If you do not require a very complex tool kit and have very minimum repair works, sticking to a basic tool kit will serve your purpose. What we are trying to say here is that, consider how much of a repair work you do yourself and then go on to select a tool kit. Once you have a fair amount of idea as to your usages, it will be a piece of cake selecting the right tool kit.

If you do not require a very complex tool kit and have very minimum repair works, sticking to a basic tool kit will serve your purpose. What we are trying to say here is that, consider how much of a repair work you do yourself and then go on to select a tool kit. Once you have a fair amount of idea as to your usages, it will be a piece of cake selecting the right tool kit.

1.3 Complexity of Use

The tools in your hand kit have to be once that you can use easily. Normally these tools are all designed to afford maximum ease of use to the people. The more complex tools are best left to experts. So if you are going to buy a toolbox that has a small drill machine, then make sure you know to operate it.

The tools in your hand kit have to be once that you can use easily. Normally these tools are all designed to afford maximum ease of use to the people. The more complex tools are best left to experts. So if you are going to buy a toolbox that has a small drill machine, then make sure you know to operate it.

1.4 Durability

Good material gives the best result. Tools are made of metals mostly, so be very cautious in selecting them. Do not put in your money on cheap material just because they offer you a variety of tools in a single kit. The material of the tools has to be critically considered because it can rust or break if they are not that strong. A good material is something that is checked and heated at an optimum heat level and checked for its strength.

Good material gives the best result. Tools are made of metals mostly, so be very cautious in selecting them. Do not put in your money on cheap material just because they offer you a variety of tools in a single kit. The material of the tools has to be critically considered because it can rust or break if they are not that strong. A good material is something that is checked and heated at an optimum heat level and checked for its strength.

2. Use Cases: The best hand tool kit for you

2.1 Which hand tool kit is best for standard use?

If you have standard usage of repairs that you carry out in your house, you will do just fine with a regular small tool kit that has all the standard equipment for daily uses.

If you have standard usage of repairs that you carry out in your house, you will do just fine with a regular small tool kit that has all the standard equipment for daily uses.

2.2 Which hand tool kit is best for extensive use?

If you are a mechanic that frequently needs to do a lot of repair works, you need a professional tool kit and standard ones won’t serve your purpose.

If you are a mechanic that frequently needs to do a lot of repair works, you need a professional tool kit and standard ones won’t serve your purpose.

3. FAQs: Learn more about the details

3.1 How to maintain the tools?

A simple dash of oil along with regular cleaning would do the trick of keeping your tools in top condition. For tools that require sharpening, be sure that you get them sharpened once you feel they have started to wear out.

Pro Tip: The cleaning would normally depend on the material of your tools. Do read the manual that accompanies the toolbox for any special cleaning and maintenance instructions.

A simple dash of oil along with regular cleaning would do the trick of keeping your tools in top condition. For tools that require sharpening, be sure that you get them sharpened once you feel they have started to wear out.

Pro Tip: The cleaning would normally depend on the material of your tools. Do read the manual that accompanies the toolbox for any special cleaning and maintenance instructions.

3.2 Are tools safe to use around kids?

Yes, you can use these around kids. However, kids below the age of 15 should be definitely kept away from handling these tools. If you are using these tools around kids, make sure that the kids are far away from the scope of any possible accident hurting them.

Yes, you can use these around kids. However, kids below the age of 15 should be definitely kept away from handling these tools. If you are using these tools around kids, make sure that the kids are far away from the scope of any possible accident hurting them.

3.3 What are some of the most essential tools to have?

Some quite essential tools would involve a hammer, some basic flat-head screwdrivers, a pair of pliers or wire-cutters, wrenches and some nails! A collection of that and you are good to go with basic repairs!

Some quite essential tools would involve a hammer, some basic flat-head screwdrivers, a pair of pliers or wire-cutters, wrenches and some nails! A collection of that and you are good to go with basic repairs!

3.4 What care to take while using tools?

Make sure that you wear thick rubber gloves and an eye-gear to protect from any small particles flying around. If you are doing any extensive work like drills, be sure to be really cautious.

Make sure that you wear thick rubber gloves and an eye-gear to protect from any small particles flying around. If you are doing any extensive work like drills, be sure to be really cautious.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for hand tool kits

4.1 How to maintain tools?

Tools are prone to rust and breakage if not taken care of properly. This is why we get you an easy 3-pointer to take care of your tools:

  • Storage: Tools are made of metal, so exposure to air and water is something that does not go well with them. So you need to store your tools in a dry place. Enclosed spaces or spaces with very less ventilation won’t be an ideal fit since there is always going to be some moisture hanging around there. So try and store your tools where you get a lot of light. However, if that isn’t possible, make sure that you get a dehumidifier.

  • Power-tools: Storing power-tools is tricky. The best we suggest is, store them away in their original case. The cases are made from hard plastic and offer the best possible storage for your power tools. Also, consider adding silica gel packs that you get in the packages. Just keep them in the toolkit boxes and they will soak up any small moisture present inside the box.

  • Oiling: It is not very necessary to oil the tools frequently. But for any specific needs, do refer your manual that comes with the toolboxes.

Tools are prone to rust and breakage if not taken care of properly. This is why we get you an easy 3-pointer to take care of your tools:

  • Storage: Tools are made of metal, so exposure to air and water is something that does not go well with them. So you need to store your tools in a dry place. Enclosed spaces or spaces with very less ventilation won’t be an ideal fit since there is always going to be some moisture hanging around there. So try and store your tools where you get a lot of light. However, if that isn’t possible, make sure that you get a dehumidifier.

  • Power-tools: Storing power-tools is tricky. The best we suggest is, store them away in their original case. The cases are made from hard plastic and offer the best possible storage for your power tools. Also, consider adding silica gel packs that you get in the packages. Just keep them in the toolkit boxes and they will soak up any small moisture present inside the box.

  • Oiling: It is not very necessary to oil the tools frequently. But for any specific needs, do refer your manual that comes with the toolboxes.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about hand tool kits

5.1 In 1969, there were some tools discovered in Kenya which are estimated to be 2.6 million years old.

5.2 Our ancestors were really savage people! Their tools were made up of antlers and tusks, animal bones, stones and rocks or volcanic glass. They knew more DIY than we ever can!

5.3Remember playing Rock, Paper, Scissors , the original version of that was “Knife, Fork, Spoon. Not sure how that would work though!

5.4 Our school history lessons have already taught us about the stone-age tools that were designed out of rocks and sticks. The first men used these for hunting and safety purposes.

5.5 It is estimated that tool specialization for agriculture began some 10,000 years ago.

5.1 In 1969, there were some tools discovered in Kenya which are estimated to be 2.6 million years old.

5.2 Our ancestors were really savage people! Their tools were made up of antlers and tusks, animal bones, stones and rocks or volcanic glass. They knew more DIY than we ever can!

5.3Remember playing Rock, Paper, Scissors , the original version of that was “Knife, Fork, Spoon. Not sure how that would work though!

5.4 Our school history lessons have already taught us about the stone-age tools that were designed out of rocks and sticks. The first men used these for hunting and safety purposes.

5.5 It is estimated that tool specialization for agriculture began some 10,000 years ago.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best hand tool kits in India

Always have a toolkit that lets you be independent and finish off all the repairs quickly. So that you don’t have to wait around for a mechanic to arrive at your door! All our products have a significant customer base and proven results that make quick fixes look easy!

Always have a toolkit that lets you be independent and finish off all the repairs quickly. So that you don’t have to wait around for a mechanic to arrive at your door! All our products have a significant customer base and proven results that make quick fixes look easy!

6.1 Bosch GSB 500 RE

This is the perfect toolset for you. It comes with all the basic tools that are necessary for you to tackle some small-scale and mid-scale repair works. The accompanying drill makes it easy for you to also take on some complex jobs. You can use this for standard household jobs or some other major repairs like a broken pipe or a loose tap. The cost is fitting for the tools that are provided along with a 6 months warranty. You can just carry this box in the back of your car so that you are ready for any possible travel emergency you may face.

This is the perfect toolset for you. It comes with all the basic tools that are necessary for you to tackle some small-scale and mid-scale repair works. The accompanying drill makes it easy for you to also take on some complex jobs. You can use this for standard household jobs or some other major repairs like a broken pipe or a loose tap. The cost is fitting for the tools that are provided along with a 6 months warranty. You can just carry this box in the back of your car so that you are ready for any possible travel emergency you may face.

6.2 iBell TB145-9

This easy to carry toolkit is the best when it comes to having an easy fix kit. Even if there is no drilling machine, this kit still lives up to all the expectations. With the variety it offers in the tools, you will hardly need to borrow help from anywhere else. Easy to carry as well as use, this is your ultimate travel companion. The cost is worthwhile and will surely be a great investment.

This easy to carry toolkit is the best when it comes to having an easy fix kit. Even if there is no drilling machine, this kit still lives up to all the expectations. With the variety it offers in the tools, you will hardly need to borrow help from anywhere else. Easy to carry as well as use, this is your ultimate travel companion. The cost is worthwhile and will surely be a great investment.

6.3 Bosch Mechanic Kit

This is an expert and one of the most top-notch professional kits. If you are looking for something that will let you do all the repairs professionally, then this is the one for you. This kit has all the facilities that will let you take up almost all the repair jobs and let you accomplish them with ease. Though on the higher end in cost-scale, this one is your long term investment.

This is an expert and one of the most top-notch professional kits. If you are looking for something that will let you do all the repairs professionally, then this is the one for you. This kit has all the facilities that will let you take up almost all the repair jobs and let you accomplish them with ease. Though on the higher end in cost-scale, this one is your long term investment.

6.4 Bosch 2.607.002.791

The small and chic toolkit is the best for you if you aren’t looking for anything much fancy but still want quality. With all the tools you need to for basic home repairs and without investing a lot of money, this one is truly our best value product. The toolkit is very compact and super easy to carry making it a great travel partner that takes care of you.

The small and chic toolkit is the best for you if you aren’t looking for anything much fancy but still want quality. With all the tools you need to for basic home repairs and without investing a lot of money, this one is truly our best value product. The toolkit is very compact and super easy to carry making it a great travel partner that takes care of you.

6.5 Bosch 2.607.002.792

Almost the brother of this previous one, this toolkit offers you more tools. Complete with insulation tape and an electroprobe, this kit is a great fit for anyone who is a DIY fan. The cost is comparatively higher, but if you are willing to put in the money, this one will be your best choice. You can use this toolkit for some more complex jobs that need to be done around your house.

Almost the brother of this previous one, this toolkit offers you more tools. Complete with insulation tape and an electroprobe, this kit is a great fit for anyone who is a DIY fan. The cost is comparatively higher, but if you are willing to put in the money, this one will be your best choice. You can use this toolkit for some more complex jobs that need to be done around your house.

6.6 Amazonbasics DS-JYAMZ0005

A known global brand, this kit is complete in itself. The tools are made from high-quality steel-alloy which make them very durable and strong. It also is chrome-plated to prevent tools from any corrosion that usually happens with metal. This also adds to the durability of the tools. It is perfect for your home repairs but can also take up some complex jobs that you may have. This easy to carry kit although is a bit costly.

A known global brand, this kit is complete in itself. The tools are made from high-quality steel-alloy which make them very durable and strong. It also is chrome-plated to prevent tools from any corrosion that usually happens with metal. This also adds to the durability of the tools. It is perfect for your home repairs but can also take up some complex jobs that you may have. This easy to carry kit although is a bit costly.

6.7 Taparia 1001

The smallest of our selections, this one is a very basic toolkit by the Taparia brand. This has just 3 main instruments with changeable screwdriver heads. None the less, this kit will surely serve its purpose by helping you out in all the minor repairs. The screwdriver is also a tester, so you can also check electric points safely. Carrying this one around is no big deal at all since it all fits in a pouch. Cost-wise also this is the lowest but serves all the essential expectations that you might have from your tool kit. Checkout reviews and comparison of best drill machines in India.

The smallest of our selections, this one is a very basic toolkit by the Taparia brand. This has just 3 main instruments with changeable screwdriver heads. None the less, this kit will surely serve its purpose by helping you out in all the minor repairs. The screwdriver is also a tester, so you can also check electric points safely. Carrying this one around is no big deal at all since it all fits in a pouch. Cost-wise also this is the lowest but serves all the essential expectations that you might have from your tool kit. Checkout reviews and comparison of best drill machines in India.