Any trade professional worth their salt will know that while it’s definitely possible to do a great job with the classic set of tools, the recent advances in technology has made it possible to do the same job much quicker, or with less hassle. Here are some of the most exciting and cutting-edge tools that you definitely should get for your toolbox this year.
The sound of a screw falling to the floor and rolling away is probably one of the most frustrating moments when you’re at a project site. A screwdriver with a magnetic bit goes a long way in helping alleviate the issue, but they aren’t always available in the size you need.
This is where a demagnetiser comes in. It allows you to magnetise the bit of just about any screwdriver on the market, and also gives you the ability to demagnetise your screwdriver once you’re done.
Hinge Pin Removers
If you don’t want to damage the trip of a door that needs replacing, or if you’re tired of struggling with the old screwdriver-hammer combo, you will be happy to know that there is a tool available that’s going to make your life much easier.
A spring-loaded nail set can easily remove a hinge pin without any of the hassle. Normally it only takes three shots, and you’ll be good to go.
Whether you’re on site, or just doing your own DIY, you’ll know that the ability to quickly identify water leaks, hot spots caused by electrical faults and insulation breaks is invaluable. Normally you would need a bulky and very costly thermal imager to get the job done, which means it isn’t always economically viable to buy one.
Luckily recent advances in thermal imaging technology mean that the tech has shrunk down to fit in the palm of your hand, with a corresponding reduction in price as well. Better yet, most models can take normal pictures as well, and even interface with your smartphone.
If you are interested in finding any of the above tools for your toolbox, visit our Tools and Building Tradeshow on 27th-July 29th at the Gallagher Convention Centre.