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Essential Gardening Tool Names

Essential Gardening Tool Names

A good set of gardening tools is essential if you have trees, bushes, vegetables, plants, or other vegetation to tend to. Many professional gardening tools are available, but which ones you need depends on the size and style of your garden, as well as how and where you plan to store your tools. To help

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Different Drill Bit Types and Their Uses

Different Drill Bit Types and Their Uses

What is a Drill Bit? A drill bit is an interchangeable tool accessory for an electric power drill. Drill bits help you to cut holes into materials cleanly and efficiently, saving you time while getting you the best result. You’ll find different drill bit types designed for different applications, such as drill bits for metal,

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9 Measuring Tools Every Workshop Needs

9 Measuring Tools Every Workshop Needs

What are measuring tools? Workshop measuring tools help you to accurately measure angles, record an object’s exact dimensions, or discern the distance between two or more points. As tool families go, measuring tools are a diverse tool group, spanning a variety of styles and applications. These range from basic measuring tools such as the tape

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Workbench Vice Types, Uses and Safety Tips

Workbench Vice Types, Uses and Safety Tips

What is a Bench Vice and What is it Used for in the Workshop? Like an extra set of hands, bench vices attach to your workbench to help you to hold wood, metal, and other materials securely in place while you work, freeing up both of your hands to perform the action you need to

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How to Choose the Right Type of Hand File [Pictures]

How to Choose the Right Type of Hand File [Pictures]

What are Hand Files? Hand Files are a manually operated tool that allow you to shape, sharpen, smooth, and trim materials with extreme control and accuracy. Typically manufactured from hardened steel, hand files are indispensable in industries such as woodworking, manufacturing, and jewellery assembly, helping to file everything from metal and plastic to wood with

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Bearing Removal Tools: Puller Types and Uses [Pictures]

Bearing Removal Tools: Puller Types and Uses [Pictures]

What is a Ball Bearing Puller? A ball bearing puller is a handy piece of kit to have in your toolbox, especially if you work with machinery and/or vehicles, for instance in the manufacturing or automotive industries. Bearing pullers are designed to help you to safely and easily remove components such as bearings, pulleys, gears,

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Buying Guide to Different Handsaw Types [With Pictures]

Buying Guide to Different Handsaw Types [With Pictures]

There are many different types of handsaws available, each designed with a particular material or cutting surface in mind. One of the most important factors when choosing a handsaw is the intended application, so, in this guide to hand saw types, we’ll take you through the different varieties of handsaws on the market and teach

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15 Types of Pliers and How to Use Them [With Pictures]

15 Types of Pliers and How to Use Them [With Pictures]

Can’t tell a needle nose plier from a wire stripper or an end plier from a flat nose? Don’t sweat it. This guide will teach you everything you need to handle pliers like a pro. What are Pliers Best Used For? From clamping to crimping and cutting to bending, whether you’re an electrician, plumber, mechanic,

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How to Choose the Best Tool Bags – for Pros and DIYers

How to Choose the Best Tool Bags – for Pros and DIYers

The best tool bags help to protect your tools from damage and make it easy for you to find the tool you need. Tool bags come in many types, some more suited to DIYers than professionals. You’ll also find tool bags for specific trades, such as plumbers tool bags, tool bags for mechanics, and tool

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How to Choose and Use a Torque Wrench

How to Choose and Use a Torque Wrench

What is a Torque Wrench? A torque wrench is a tool that makes it possible to tighten nuts and bolts to a predetermined tension, helping you avoid over- or under-tightening. It’s the perfect tool to use when fastening spark plugs, wheel nuts, and other nuts and bolts that need to be adjusted to a precise

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Types of Hammers and Their Uses Explained [with Pictures]

Types of Hammers and Their Uses Explained [with Pictures]

Hammers are undoubtedly one of the most basic and easy-to-operate hand tools, especially when it comes to home DIY. They’re also one of the most versatile tools to work with, helping you to do everything from driving nails, to striking, straightening, and bending metals. Identifying the different types of hammers and understanding the uses of

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Socket Sets 101: Everything You Need to Know

Socket Sets 101: Everything You Need to Know

What Are Socket Sets? Socket sets are a collection of tools, designed to help you to tighten and loosen fasteners such as nuts and bolts. They typically contain a range of sockets in differing sizes, as well as components such as rachets, drivers, and extensions, to help you to apply torque to turn the socket

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