When it comes to upgrading or equipping your tool kit, branching out and picking up a few pieces here and there is a great way to always have the specialized watch-a-ma-call-its, thing-a-ma-jigs, and other tools you might need when in a bind. Essentials like hex wrenches, pliers, mallets, cutters, screwdrivers, and even batteries all serve their purpose, and having them in your kit or closet can make a huge difference when the task at hand calls for a very specific set of tools. Have you ever tried removing a screw by going to town with a set of pliers, when all you really needed was an Alan wrench? It’s not pretty. That’s why having all kinds of must-have knick-knacks and other tools is so crucial whether you’re working in the commercial kitchen, making the rounds as a technician, or doing a few at-home repairs.