Maybe you are getting your workshop tool collection together from scratch. Perhaps you’re expanding your existing tool collection. A checklist can help you build a comprehensive tool collection to make your workshop the envy of all your friends and colleagues.
Product categoriesStart with a couple of items from each category, focusing on what you’re likely to use most often. For example, there’s no point in adding a hacksaw to your tool collection when you never need it. Once you’ve reached a point where something that’s not currently part of your tool collection would look really cool to have a complete tool collection, and you can afford it, by all means, go ahead. These categories are the foundations of any tool collection.
- Toolkits – cantilevers, top chests
- Battery drills – power drills, batteries, battery chargers
- Hammers – ball pein hammers, nylon-tip hammers
- Hand tools – hacksaws, hex keys, nut drivers, utility knives
- Lighting – LED lights, flashlights, headlamps
- Measuring instruments – measuring tapes, steel rulers
- Pliers – combination pliers, diagonal cutting pliers, extra-long pliers, groove joint pliers, locking pliers, long nose pliers
- Screwdrivers – Phillips, slotted, ratcheting
- Screwdriver bits – Phillips, torq sets
- Spanners – adjustable wrench, angle head spanner, combination spanners, ratcheting spanners
- Sockets – hex, socket bits, insulated, universal, bolt grip,
- Tool storage – roller cabinets, tool trolleys