Medium flathead screwdriver
Small flathead screwdriver
Wire stripper (crappy)
Flashlight (cheap and annoying)
Extension cords (3)
9/16″ crescent wrench
7/16″ crescent wrench
Medium philips screwdriver drill attachment
3/32″ drill bit
Mazda Miata (1999)
Tote bag, canvas (No Kid Hungry)
Wood planer (antique)
Belt sander, small (belts all broke)
Belt sander, medium (borrowed)
Dremel motor with cutting bit
Mini Countryman (2014)
Socket wrench, 1/4″ drive
Socket, very small
Multi-tool (used by helper)
Tools I Used While Installing a Dishwasher
I will add that to the (perhaps shorter) list of tools I did NOT use. So far:
Cellphone to call someone to come and do it?
When I was pulling into the Home Despot parking lot an ad came on the radio for a Über-for-handywork app. I was tempted.
Our relationship almost ended over a “free” dishwasher someone gave us with a loose piece of glass in it that wedged the impeller after a couple of (admittedly improved) wash cycles. That was: remove and haul out the old machine, install new one (new wiring and plumbing hookups), attempt to fix the new one in place, remove new one and re-install the old machine when attempt was “mostly failed” (since it was taking too long to acknowledge my failure), hire a guy to fix the machine (which basically involved swapping out all electro-mechanical parts for the price of a nice, used dishwasher), and then do another machine swap, with prolific swearing and barked knuckles on the way. That was close to man-week (Buggy time), and Never Again (“Remember the Amana”).