Hand Tools For The Handy Woman
If you want to get started on your own set of hard-working tools for your DIY jobs, this lens offers my suggestions for filling up your tool box and tool shed with the essentials.
At my house, I fix everything that I can. I absolutely hate working with electricity. To me, it’s like working with a snake! But I will get in there and do that, too. Other than working with electricity, I really enjoy the challenge of a fix-it chore.
My current tools are my hubby’s hand-me-downs. I even have a big orange gas gun. 🙂
That reminds me! When he used to build houses, I was the one who fixed those things — took them apart, cleaned them out, and replaced parts. Fixed the circular saws; replaced the electrical switches, the cords. Saved us a lot of money. Now, with the research here, I want to feel brand new tools in my hands that never belonged to anyone but me. Yep, going to show this lens to my hubby! He doesn’t have to wait until my birthday, either!
Always read the instructions and become familiar with your tools, especially electrical and battery-powered ones like saws!SAW TIP: If you put one down while it’s still spinning, and the safety guard happens to not go down, that saw will jump around like crazy and could seriously harm you! Always check the guard before letting the saw go.
Tools A Handy Woman Needs
There are not a lot of established companies catering to the handy woman; my choices here are of regular tools on the market, but with a smaller build or crafting and sizing that is better for the smaller woman. (About 15 years ago, I sent my husband to get a machete so I could cut down a few tree limbs that were in my path in the woods. He came back with the biggest machete he could find. We still have it, but I don’t use it much!)
My current stapler is run by an air compressor. I can be working away in peace and quiet, when, all of a sudden, the compressor cycles up. It’s loud and quite startling. So, when I get ready to replace that air stapler, I am choosing the electric like the one you’ll see in the Stapler section. It’s all I’ll ever need. After all, I am just a handy-woman — not a professional carpenter.