Homesteaders have need for so many tools so choosing ones that are reasonable in price yet provide lasting value. These tools listed below are ones that I own and use all the time or the one I should have bought instead of one that let me down.
For cutting aluminum soffit/fascia and steel siding these snips from Amazon.com are great. I used them a lot during the construction of my pole barn.
Long Handle Tools
I bought this action hoe or hula hoe from Ames and it works great for not only weeding garden beds but also for removing sod. I used it quite a bit when I formed up my sidewalk and patio. I bought mine locally but they do have the same one on Amazon.com
A cordless drill is essential for all homeowners and especially homesteaders. I went from a Makita to a Bosch and I absolutely love my Bosch 18 V drill/driver set and the small Bosch 12 V Pocket Driver. My original one was only 10.8 volt but could drive screws all day long. I’ve had it for well over 10 years with no trouble. If I ever do replace it, it’ll be with the 12 volt version. Both these links will open a new tab on Amazon.com.