'Just bought four ear protectors at a Dollar Tree store. Because they're only $1 each and adequate for most home power tools, there's always one at hand. Be gentle with them, as the ear pieces are loosely bedded in rubber parts, plus, the headband can be broken. I repaired one with steel banding—wrapped with string, and epoxied—but could have replaced it with much less effort.
Dollar Tree ("Where everything's a dollar") also has $1 needle-nose pliers (with cutters). Same story: there's one at hand, everywhere there's a project. Select for the best final-finish, as QC isn't what it could be. One loosened up, but got tightened with a steel punch strike to the center pin.