I received a pair of  SKIL® Ratch-N-Lock Pliers to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own. #GetSkil @GetSkil

Skil Ratch-N-Lock pliers

I admit it. I often use a butter knife for a screwdriver, a rolling pin as a hammer,  and  have been know to tighten nuts with my hands (which obviously doesn’t tighten them enough). My husband is horrified at my make-do way of doing DIY, so he’s been trying to teach me that my ways are not safe and that it’s best to use the right tool for the job. But who has time to run down to the garage every time she needs a new tool or different size?

That’s when multi-tools like the new Skil Ratch-N-Lock pliers come in handy. This one tool replaces dozens of pliers and ratchets in all different sizes because it adjusts to fit almost any nut or bolt. That means no more digging through the tool box and trying to find just the right size for the job at hand.

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I love that I can use it one-handed and it doesn’t take brute strength to use it. It’s spring-loaded with self-adjusting jaws and at 8″ long, it fits both me and my husband.

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Like all of Skil’s products, these are made to last. They’re made from steel for durability and are designed with plastic handles for comfort. They’re also slip resistant and lightweight.

The Skil Ratch-N-Lock is available at The Home Depot for $9.00.

What’s your tool style? Are you a by-the-book do-it-yourself-er or are you a make-do and get it done DIY’r like me? I’d love to know what you’ve used in place of a proper tool – I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s used kitchen tools in place of home tools. Right?!?