Dollar Store Tools
A $1 hammer might sound like a great deal, but it probably won’t be something you’ll have in your toolbox for long.
“The majority of $1 tools are made with poor quality and engineering, so not only will they not last — perhaps for a short project — but they could result in injury, or just poor execution,” said Brent Shelton, a shopping expert for FatWallet.
Your best bet is to save your dollars, and purchase tools at stores where they’re guaranteed to be of better quality — and safer, too. For example, Sears Craftsman tools guarantee replacement for life, said Shelton.