Top tools for holiday wish lists

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It’s time once again to be thinking about what to get for the avid do-it-yourselfer on your holiday shopping list. Here’s a collection of some interesting tools worth considering this year, listed in order of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. And a big thanks to all of the manufacturers who are getting rid of those irritating and dangerous blister packs in favor of more user-friendly packaging!

Black & Decker ReadyWrench (Model MSW100, $29.99, www.blackanddecker.com): Tired of fumbling for the right socket? The clever and versatile ReadyWrench gives you 16 sockets (eight SAW and eight metric) all in one tool. This sturdy wrench has a comfortable rubber-coated handle and two rotating heads with sockets on each end, allowing you to quickly find just the right size, from 5/16 (9 mm) to 3/4 (19mm).