Looking for a hand tool?
Whatever tool you choose today, we can guarantee you won’t just use it once. These handy pieces of equipment can serve you a long time which is why we believe it’s important to choose the right one. Whether it’s a tool for the trade, or a kitchen draw to be used as and when the time is necessary, their operation is invaluable and can save you time when you need them most.
Some of the hand tools we know today originated from as early as the Stone Age. Back then, they were a little more rugged in shape, produced with bare hands from raw materials and used largely for survival, hunting and building shelter. Nowadays, we have a tool for almost every eventuality. Many are every day tools developed to carry out simple tasks in the home as well as problem solving. They can be used by simply applying your common sense oppose to having any great level of professional training.
Keeping a basic tool kit in the home is something we do without too much consideration, yet the tools themselves make light work of small DIY tasks such as hanging pictures or building furniture. First time home owners may even borrow or adopt a tool kit from a family member and every so often, it becomes apparent when the tools have suffered much abuse over the years and can be inferior for the job. As a rule of thumb, if the use of a home DIY tool forms into a hobby or starts to get excessive amounts of use over a short period, then it may be time to re-invest in one that will stand the test of time.
Hand tools now undergo a much slicker production process as manufacturers have access to a wider range of superior materials and can test the equipment to ensure the quality of even the most basic equipment is as good as it’s ever been.
While it can be said that a lot of the products out there do look the same, there are a whole of host of very different brands and price tags to choose from. If you’re looking to purchase a replacement tool or starting out as an apprentice, then selecting from what’s available can feel like a minefield.
Depending on your needs we always try to ensure we have something to suit everyone’s budget. DIY enthusiasts can choose to purchase something cheaper to get the job done, or invest once and get an amazing quality tool that will guarantee to last longer.
Reliability is certainly key in the building trade, which is why there are a few stand-out companies who only build their products to the highest of standards. These brands have invested wisely in research and training and are even drawing on their own experience from working in the industry to help them identify and solve the problems faced by the professionals. Craftsman will achieve far better results when equipped with these superior tools.
Popular brands like Irwin, Stanley, Wera, Trend and Bahco have all been long-established in the market place for many decades and over this time, have remained the go-to brand for the tradespeople. The ‘Stanley-Knife’ and Irwin ‘Jack-Saw’ are both prime examples how they’ve evolved into a household name. Skilled carpenters, plumbers, electricians, engineers, plasterers, mechanics and more, will each have a tool from one of these leading brands. Chances are, it’s been in their kit for a number of years and still going strong. Unless misused, these products are designed to do the job intended well-beyond any manufacturing warranties have expired.
Projects can be finished off to a high standard when the tool is right for the job. If you’re a sole trader buying for your own company, then it pays to invest in the best quality products and achieve the best finish, as ultimately reputation is what markets your work.
My Tool Shed are fortunate to be in a position to be able to offer exceptionally competitive prices on some of the best brands in the business. Not only that, we have specialist tools for those with specific needs, as well as a variety of sizes and materials to give you ample choice.
Our catalogue expands across a huge selection of sockets and spanners, pliers, files, hammers, screwdrivers, hex keys and saws, as well as tape measures, spirit levels, VDE equipment and much, much more. We even have a whole area dedicated to gardening hand tools.
Working with your hands, whilst at times may feel very laborious, can also bring a great sense of achievement. There’s something far more rewarding about seeing the result of hard graft and it’s often been said that some levels of craftsmanship are just not possible with the power tool equivalent.
On top of the single tools that we offer, we also stock a variety of kits or bulk packs - this is true for our socket, screwdriver and hex key ranges. As well as some of our hand saws. Giving you the best value for money we possibly can!