This quote from Abraham Maslow may actually be about psychology, but we think it works here, too. Tools are necessary for almost every home project and having the right tool for the job is crucial to your success. We’re here to help you make the right choice.
IDENTIFYING YOUR NEED
Preparation is one of the most important parts of any job and includes identifying the tools you’ll need upfront. You aren’t going to use a screwdriver on a nail, and along the same lines, you aren’t going to use a nail gun to hang a picture.
IDENTIFYING THE CORRECT TOOL
While they are stronger, power tools aren’t always necessary for smaller home projects. Sometimes you’re looking for finesse and not overwhelming power, making hand-held tools the best option. Other times, the opposite is true. Just remember, all tools are designed with a specific function in mind. When you use tools for the wrong purpose, you increase the possibility for injury to yourself and those around you. Not only that, but you can also seriously damage your tools by using them incorrectly.
Here are some helpful tips to avoid both injury and damage:
- Don’t use worn-out or dull tools: a blunt point or dull blade can lead to an injury. Check out our selection in-store or online if you think you need a replacement.
- Don’t use tools for inappropriate purposes: if you frequently use a screwdriver as a chisel, don’t expect it to work correctly when you need to turn in a screw.
- Always operate the tool in a direction away from your body to help avoid punctures, cuts or broken bones.
WE’RE READY TO HELP
Whether you check out our extensive online collection or head down to see us in person, we are ready to help. If you’re unsure about what you need, contact us to speak to one of our experts. We are more than happy to make sure you have the right tool for the job.