Pliers: Husky Pliers 5 Piece Set 

Price: $15, homedepot.com 

This low-priced pliers set gives you five tools that should cover virtually all your in-home pliers needs. For $15 you get: Long nose pliers, diagonal pliers, linesman pliers, slip joint pliers and groove joint pliers, one with a built-in wire stripper if you're really 'bout that life.