The Tools Every Tradesperson Should have in their Kit - Red Box Tools

No matter what trade you’ve chosen as your career path, every tradesperson should own some form of tool kit. You may have only just started within your field of work or you may have all the experience in the world moving into a new role. You may be able to get by by ‘borrowing’ some of your colleagues’ tools but at some point you’re going to need your own stuff to get the job done.

Whether you’re the new kid on the block or the seasoned veteran, visiting our recently renovated tool shop can become a bewildering process. If you’re an apprentice, you may feel like a deer in headlights and not know where to begin, or if you’re in the prime of your career browsing through all of our tools on sale, you may feel like a kid in a sweet shop (both figuratively and literally as we have a Pic’N’Mix available to all customers as well!) and want everything you can possibly get your hands on. With both perspectives in mind, we’ve produced the following list of tools every tradesperson needs in their kit, that Red Box can provide:

  1. A durable tool box/case
  2. Screwdrivers; lots of them!
  3. A claw hammer
  4. A cordless drill
  5. Drill bit set
  6. Spanners; lots of these too!
  7. Pliers
  8. Snips
  9. Utility Knife
  10. Tape Measure
  11. Level
  12. Square
  13. Socket Set
  14. Bit Set
  15. Adjustable Clamps
  16. Torch
  17. Gloves
  18. Safety gloves

Red Box Tools are distributors for BAHCO, DRAPER and FACOM tools and we have a massive range available to purchase online. The process couldn’t be smoother, just have a browse through all our stock on the website, add it to your basket, check out and our experienced team will begin processing our order.

Additionally, once you’ve chosen your tool, you can add that little extra touch of personalisation by getting it etched with your name. Just before you check out, hit the ‘Click here to add etching to your tool’ button, add the code you’d like and our Design Team will get on the case as soon as the order comes through. 

If you’d like any further information or have any questions, please contact our Sales Team today on +44 (0) 2380 254285 or via email at

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