Have you heard the saying that a workman is only as good as his tools? Well, we’re about to elaborate on that a little more. You see, DIYers often use makeshift tools or anything at hand to get the work done. After all, why buy a full toolbox when your hammer and screwdriver pretty much cover you?
It may seem counterproductive for someone who merely dabbles in DIY jobs once in a while to have a fully stocked, top-grade toolbox, but here’s why you should consider it anyway.
It ensures durability
So, let’s say your hammer is your alpha and omega when it comes to DIY jobs, it’s only logical to say that you’ll run through a lot of hammers in a short period. If you want to maintain your tools and ensure they stand the test of time, then you’re going to have to use them for what they were created for, no matter the job, whether you are fitting a suspended ceiling from ADA or kitting new appliances into your kitchen, you need the perfect tools that will last you more than one job. Even high-quality tools can get deformed or bent out of shape if you tend to use them as makeshifts every now and then.
This goes without saying. If you’re going to embark on a DIY job, then safety is a major factor. First and foremost, you need to get high-quality tools because they’ll hold up better. Sure, there are some second-hand tools that still get the job done, but you really don’t know their history and that could work against you.
Second, when you use a tool as a makeshift, it’s going against its true nature, which may be detrimental in the long run. Something may fall off, get wedged somewhere, or even end up hurting you. So, try to stick to the right tools, it pays off.
It saves time
Imagine trying to use your screwdriver to drive in some nails. Needless to say, that’s going to be a much slower route to a finished project. Besides that, using whatever tools you have on the ground to perform a wide range of jobs often leads to poorly executed work. You’ll have to keep patching up here and there which is a waste of time in the grand scheme of things.
So, if you want to save yourself the stress, the time, and the energy, simply get yourself the right tools for the job.
It gives a stellar finish
There’s something amazing about being complimented for your work, especially if you’re an avid DIYer. Getting a compliment about a fixture in your home and getting to say the words, ‘I made it myself,’ are a much-needed pat on the back. But if you don’t have a stellar finish on your DIY job, people are going to know you made it yourself, and not in a good way.
Using the right tools for the job gives you the desired effect. The same goes for using good quality tools. You can’t expect a good finishing if you don’t have the right tools. Even if you do get the desired result, it’s going to take more work.