It is a long running joke in many households up and down the land that you should never come between a man and his toolbox. Every man should have a toolbox waiting and ready to do a spot of emergency DIY, but much like a lady’s handbag there are some people who would rather not divulge the contents of their box! However, we believe that there are certain essential tools which every man should possess. No matter whether your girlfriend or wife needs some help in putting together pieces of furniture, or if you are needed to put together a child’s new bike, here are some tools which you should always have ready to hand.
1. First of all, make sure that you have a decent box to store all your tools in. Sure, some men like to leave their tools in an old Quality Street tin which dates back to 1982, but your tools deserve to be treated with a little bit more respect than that. Heavy duty tool boxes will keep your collection in the best condition possible. Even better, they look extremely manly so are bound to impress all the females in your life! Joking aside, it is well worth keeping your tools together in a dry and safe place which can be easily transported no matter where you need to use them. Nowadays you can even buy tool boxes on wheels.
2. Secondly, every tool box should contain a decent hammer or two. A good solid claw hammer can be used for a number of different purposes, from banging in nails to causing complete demolition jobs. It is also useful to ensure that you have a range of flat head and Phillips screwdrivers in varying sizes for whenever you need to remove any awkward screws from flat pack furniture. Please note that if you are attempting to remove glass out of a light socket it is important to turn off the electricity first!
3. Finally, there is no doubt that every man should possess at least one tape measure. Tape measures are essential whenever you decide to go down the DIY route and create or fix products by yourself. If you are unable to make accurate measurements then you will be creating a whole load of trouble for yourself in the long run. You may also want to ensure that you have a decent wrench or two which may help if you do find yourself in a tricky DIY situation.
Before you purchase such tools, remember that there is no point in buying the cheapest stuff on the market as these are likely to break as soon as you pick them up. Invest in quality products which you won’t regret. Choose the right tools and they could last you a lifetime. If you are unsure about which brands to go for just take a look at our diyshop website as we only stock the best quality products which should look after your needs for years to come.