Useful tools for DIY work - what to keep in your toolbox.

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Found 1st Mar
Thought this might be an interesting topic - I'l start it off, magnetic telescopic pickup tool, they are brilliantly useful, i use my all the time now for lost bolts and ones that are hard to reach. Has anyone got any recommendation of something they have bought and now cant live without.

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Decent screwdrivers

Chainsaw, broom handle and duct tape.

brummy screwdriver (hammer)
Edited by: "drtongue" 1st Mar

Good knife!

Bradawl. Never underestimate the need to poke a hole somewhere. Anywhere. (_;)

Yellow Pages so you can call a professional when you mess it up.

Gorilla tape holds anything together

A box with every conceivable size of allan keys in it.

2 telescopic magnetic pick up tools for when you drop the first one.

hammer, anything you can't fix smash it up.

I find paintbrushes can prove useful for painting.


so many tools, so little space.
more power tools.
can't pick just one.

plasters

Cordless drill with 2 batteries.
Can swap/charge batteries without having to stop and wait.

http://www.bigfatballoons.co.uk/images/products/2/c0026.jpg

Twisty tie dispenser. Ridiculous how handy that is!

glue as well,always need glue

a swear box

Phsycronix

Bradawl. Never underestimate the need to poke a hole somewhere. Anywhere. … Bradawl. Never underestimate the need to poke a hole somewhere. Anywhere. (_;)



I was expecting that type of answer from professorEX

A crowbar X)

Sellotape and tissue

Emergency first aid kit for when you hit you finger with the hammer and it's bleeding or fell onto your telescopic magnet pickup tools
Sellotape can also be used as a tourniquet or just to maintain two pieces of your body together temporarily of course

Cable ties are handy too

Baseball bat or small length of steel bar for when the customer won't pay.

- A decent pair of needle-nose pliers.

- Screwdrivers with plastic caps that spin on the handle end, so you can keep it in the palm of your hand and keep turning it with your fingers without having to move your whole hand.

- Security bits of every conceivable shape (every inconceivable shape too, if you plan on working on Apple stuff).

- WD40

- a guitar pick and a spludger

- compressed air

- Wire strippers

- A soldiering iron

- A Dremel

moneysavingkitten

- A decent pair of needle-nose pliers. - Screwdrivers with plastic caps … - A decent pair of needle-nose pliers. - Screwdrivers with plastic caps that spin on the handle end, so you can keep it in the palm of your hand and keep turning it with your fingers without having to move your whole hand. - Security bits of every conceivable shape (every inconceivable shape too, if you plan on working on Apple stuff).- WD40- a guitar pick and a spludger- compressed air- Wire strippers- A soldiering iron - A Dremel



Computer geek identified.

Rom

Computer geek identified.



Proper plasterboard fixings are pretty handy too There you go. That's a proper DIY one.

Banned

Radiator key

philphil61

Sellotape and tissueEmergency first aid kit for when you hit you finger … Sellotape and tissueEmergency first aid kit for when you hit you finger with the hammer and it's bleeding or fell onto your telescopic magnet pickup tools ;)Sellotape can also be used as a tourniquet or just to maintain two pieces of your body together temporarily of course



Is the tissue for tears or blood phil?

airfix

Is the tissue for tears or blood phil?



I don't do tears of blood from injury
I don't do physical pain
I put a garden fork though my toe and I only felt pain when the ambulance crew decided using the saw to cut the spike free from the fork was taking too long so they got the bolt croppers out.

And the time I was using an electric drill to screw some wood together and the screw hit a knot and bounced then entered my finger. I put the drill into reverse and removed the screw and used sellotape and a bit of A4 folded to suppress the bleeding to carry on my DIY

And the time I was fixing a blown fuse in a plug and didn't know if the spare fuse was good or bad and had already found one bad spare fuse - on trying the second fuse I fitted it and plugged it straight into the "unswitched" socket without thinking.
I forgot to put the top cover on the plug before pushing it back in with the palm of my hand.

Yes I've learned my lessons

Don't do digging in trainers - use safety boots
Get rid of blown fuses - they are cheap to replace

As for the screw in the finger.... nature at it's best - you can't fight nature (knot in wood)

I do remember the time I walked past some sheet metal and got a 3 inch wide but deep clean gash in my rear left cheek. Gushing like hell with the red stuff. Work colleagues didn't know what to do...wtf. Drove myself to the hospital and waited and waited. Threatened to stitch it up myself or just walk out. Waited that long that it had stopped bleeding and had knitted nicely so walked out.

Am I accident prone? no I don't think so. Life is about learning and you don't live life to the full wrapped up in cotton wool

And I've been on this planet a few years (but don't tell Deeky)

duct tape when you need to make things stop moving, and WD40 for when you want to get things to start moving.

moneysavingkitten

- A decent pair of needle-nose pliers. - Screwdrivers with plastic caps … - A decent pair of needle-nose pliers. - Screwdrivers with plastic caps that spin on the handle end, so you can keep it in the palm of your hand and keep turning it with your fingers without having to move your whole hand. - Security bits of every conceivable shape (every inconceivable shape too, if you plan on working on Apple stuff).- WD40- a guitar pick and a spludger- compressed air- Wire strippers- A soldiering iron - A Dremel


WD40 is what I thought of but I used another word and it looks like it isn't allowed oO

Condoms, lube, Viagra.

thewongwing101

WD40 is what I thought of but I used another word and it looks like it … WD40 is what I thought of but I used another word and it looks like it isn't allowed oO



oO *wonders what, given the above post*

moneysavingkitten

oO *wonders what, given the above post*


Well shaun has gotten away with the shortened version
mods hate me should I go and eat worms ?

shauneco

Condoms, lube, Viagra.


You need to go to Screwfix

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/r_cP5B8apKo/maxresdefault.jpg

pencil, tpfe tape and an emergency cigarette.

thewongwing101

Well shaun has gotten away with the shortened version mods hate me should … Well shaun has gotten away with the shortened version mods hate me should I go and eat worms ?



Lubricated? Lubricant? Lubrication? Isn't that something that's sold on here regularly? Nope! I give up, you must have the knack Wongy

Only if you like the taste

Edited by: "MSK." 1st Mar

moneysavingkitten

Lubricated? *********? Lubrication? Isn't that something that's sold on … Lubricated? *********? Lubrication? Isn't that something that's sold on here regularly? Nope! I give up, you must have the knack Wongy :DOnly if you like the taste


the second one

thewongwing101

the second one



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