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It was no easy road for inventor of SnapIt eyeglass repair kit

The curse of eyeglasses includes wrestling with tiny screws the size of ghost ants when a hinge snaps or a lens falls out, often at the worst time and place.Related News/ArchiveCheap repair kits with lilliputian screwdrivers and magnifying glass are sold widely, but often only further frustrate the sight-impaired. Inspired by her mother jury-rigging an emergency fix with an earring, first-time inventor Nancy Tedeschi stepped up with a solution that removes much of the mind-numbing hassle of...

Tooling Around With Repair Kits

Until recently, the only pocket tools I toted around were my two trusty Swiss Army knives--one a basic model with a couple of blades, a nail file and a corkscrew, the other a weighty multi-tool, with scissors, screw drivers and saws for both wood and metal. But newfangled twists on Swiss Army knives are popping up all over the place. Some are veritable mini-tool chests on hinges; others contain special gadgets for repairing bicycles or eyeglasses. All are an acceptably portable size, and can...

The best basic tool kits for DIY home projects

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Shutterstock/Business InsiderThe Insider Pick:With a good set of tools, you can repair a crooked cabinet, hang a shelf or picture frame, tune up your bicycle, or fix a leaky pipe under the sink. The Stanley 65-Piece Tool Kit is our top choice because it comes with many tools you'll use all the time, it has only the tools you...