A Garage for Every Guy: The Starter Garage

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The Starter Garage

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Looking to launch your first testosterone-fueled, do-it-yourself universe? Add these essentials to your holiday wish list.

5. Husky 52-inch 10-Drawer Mobile Workbench

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5. Husky 52-inch 10-Drawer Mobile Workbench

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A guy needs a universal workbench to be the base camp for any project. The Husky 52-inch 10-Drawer Mobile Workbench can handle any job you throw at it, making it easier to do things right the first time. The steel construction is tough, and the varied drawer sizes will help you stow your tools neatly. Another plus: it’s portable, thanks to heavy-duty, lockable swivel casters and a hefty steel handle that you can use to pull or push this bad boy.

4. Husky Black 60-Piece Universal Mechanics Tool Set

Husky Black 60-Piece Universal Mechanics Tool Set
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4. Husky Black 60-Piece Universal Mechanics Tool Set

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You’ll want a socket set in your newbie collection, too. The Husky Black 60-Piece Universal Mechanics Tool Set will come in handy for tightening bolts on the car, ATV or whatever you ride. Plus it comes with the Husky 100-Position Gimbal Ratchet. Whether it’s rolling lugs or getting down and dirty under the hood—this baby is nimble enough to take on loads of tool challenges. The 10% longer handle offers improved access to hard-to-reach fasteners.

3. Husky Knurl-Grip Universal Sockets

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3. Husky Knurl-Grip Universal Sockets

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Short on space but long on under-the-hood projects? Add the Husky Knurl-Grip Universal Sockets, which fit six different styles of fasteners with a knurled ring and tapered design, making it a snap to grip and spin using only your fingertips. The narrow, 3.6-degree arch swing provides access to turn fasteners and improve leverage, so you can work faster and more efficiently in the tightest spots.

2. Husky Piece Double Ratcheting Wrench Set

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2. Husky Piece Double Ratcheting Wrench Set

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You’ll want a ratchet wrench set in your collection, too. The Husky Piece Double Ratcheting Wrench Set is nimble enough to navigate the tightest spaces and is the all-purpose problem solver. The box-end offers 100 positions and a 3.6-degree arch swing, meaning it’ll reach and turn fasteners in tight spots that other wrenches just can’t. Worth noting: The set, like all Husky hand tools, is guaranteed forever thanks to a lifetime warranty.

1. Paint and Brighten Up Your Garage

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1. Paint and Brighten Up Your Garage

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Devote some brain cells to the space itself. Keep things clean in your garage with epoxy or acrylic floor paint; the smooth, non-porous surface makes sweeping and mopping up quick and easy. And—assuming that your starter garage is not heated—investigate fluorescent ceiling fixtures that throw out light in the coldest temperature your garage may reach. Because seeing what you’re doing always helps tasks run more smoothly—and safely.

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