5 Underrated Tools You Can Find At True Value

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Getting cheap tools doesn't have to mean you're not getting quality items. If you're trying to save some cash, you can consider going to a True Value store and picking up quite a bit for your collection. This is also a good place, as is Harbor Freight, for rounding out your selection of tools that you might not even know you need. Power drills, screwdrivers, wrenches, and other tools of that ilk are things many people already have, but there is plenty more available that you can snag and elevate your collection.

Every tool on this list is something you would consider to be underrated, so it will be something a lot of people might not already own. Of course, there's a chance you will own something you see here, but that won't stop it from being underrated. Everything here is available at a True Value storefront or online, and sometimes from sites like Amazon, so you shouldn't have trouble finding anything you want from this list. You can enter your location on the True Value website to find participating stores near you. A more in-depth look at how these tools were chosen can be found at the end of this list.

Stanley rubber mallet

A rubber mallet works almost the same as a regular hammer does, but there's one key difference. If you need to hammer something in without fear of damaging the floor or wall, then a rubber mallet is what you need. The Stanley rubber mallet, available from True Value for $9.99, can be slammed against your floor several times without actually damaging it as a hammer would do. 

This particular mallet doesn't have any user scores on True Value's website, but it's easy to see people are a fan of it overall. Over on Amazon, the mallet has a 4.6 out of 5 user score with over 400 ratings. Reviewers note they use it for putting together shelves and entertainment stands and it's still holding up through heavy use. It weighs just over a pound and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty, so there aren't many downsides to this mallet. If you're worried about damaging a surface area while working, this one's for you.

Vacmaster Wet/Dry Portable Vacuum, 1.5-Gallons, 2 Peak HP**

Having a little vacuum to clean up messes saves a lot of time when trying to finish a job. True Value has the Vacmaster Wet/Dry portable vacuum available for $44.99, and you'll find this thing has quite a bit of versatility on display. If you need something small and portable, this is the vacuum for you. It can hold up to 1.5 gallons in its tank, so it can help you suck water out of your flooded basement or it can be filled up with a bunch of leftover sawdust. No matter the case, the vacuum can handle both wet and dry conditions, and that's part of what helps make it underrated. When you're done using it, hang it up on the wall out of the way of clutter on the ground.

It should come as no surprise to see this vacuum have solid reviews either. On True Value's site, it has a perfect 5 out of 5 rating, but that's based on just four reviews. Going to Amazon we can get a better picture, and there the same vacuum has a 4.5 out of 5 rating with more than 130 reviews.