Friday 1 March 2013

Guest Post - Doing your best work with the best tools!

Hello All

I'm back with a guest post by Danielle McAnn today on DIY tools. When I read through the article, I found it very useful and informative and I'm hoping you will too. 

A little about Danielle…She is a copywriter working with Sunlite Mitre 10 a hardware store in Sydney. When Danielle’s not writing content she enjoys swimming, sunbathing and taking her German Shepherd for a walk.

Doing your best work with the best tools

Tools are all designed for specific application. No single tool can be used for every purpose. It follows that you need a range of tools in your toolbox to do the best work you can. There are so many tools, for ever more intricate and particular use. By using the wrong tools, you risk ruining the tool, ruining your project, and creating a whole lot of extra work for yourself. Unless you are a construction expert, you really need to go to a hardware store and get professional tool advice before you begin your project.

Try a trusted hardware shop like Sunlite Mitre 10. You can view the range of tools online, but buying tools online is inadvisable. You need to see them and pick them up before you are able to see if they are the right tools for you. Safety stuff belongs in your toolbox too;  safety goggles, gloves, and ear protection are necessities.

Don't buy the cheapest model to save money, buy the one you think is the best quality and is going to last the longest time. Compromising on the price of the tools might mean you are compromising on the quality of you tools, which is almost always a mistake in a home renovation.

Make sure you have all the basic tools in your toolbox before you buy any specialised items you need. Basics include things like hammer, compact drill, tape measure, pliers, adjustable wrench set, hex key (allen key) set, utility knife, putty knife, and spirit level. If you need power tools, think about the benefits of corded compared with cordless models. Use rechargeable lithium batteries if you choose cordless.

Keep your tools in top condition, with cleaning and sharpening, and servicing or oiling if required. This means your tools last longer and it also increases their effect, but good tools also make your work better. 

Enjoy your DIY!

I hope you found this article as informative and helpful as I did. Good and relevant tools really do make all the difference. I feel so motivated to build something, rather get my husband to build something I want! ;) 
I'll be back soon with a new project that I am working on.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Sunlite Mitre 10. The opinions are of the guest author.

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