Aug 08, 2019

9 Essential Tools for Your Ultimate Workshop

Great workmanship requires adequate skills and the right tools. Equipped with both, it is possible to design and build the most extraordinary items. Whether you need to drill, saw or weld, having quality equipment is critical to doing a good job!

At GD Liquidators, we understand the importance of having the suitable equipment – whether it is brand new or used. In case you are looking for used tools, we strongly advise reading our guide for buying them as second hand items . In this blog, we have listed the essential tools that you need to keep in your workshop.

Hand tools

Although simple and basic, these are the most useful ones to have in your workshop. Manually operated and critical to your daily needs, they comprise of:

  • Hammers
  • Wrenches (adjustable wrench, open-end wrench, and combination wrench)
  • Pliers
  • Clamps
  • Cutters
  • Saws
  • Knives
  • Files
  • Vises
  • Screwdrivers

Cutting tools

These are among the most essential industrial tools which help you cut sheet metals and other materials. These include:

  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Flat-cutting aviation snips
  • Straight-cutting aviation snips
  • Right-cutting aviation snips
  • Left-cutting aviation snips
  • Tin snips

Measuring tools
These are used for measurements and include:

  • Measuring tapes that come in a wide range of lengths (12, 18, 25 and 33 feet). Long tapes have a length of 100 feet and above.
  • A speed square is built with a lipped straight edge enabling it to mark 45-degree and 90-degree angles.
  • Levels are tools that determine whether a surface is level or not. A basic model uses water bubbles while a high-tech version uses laser beams.

Lifting Slings

Lifting slings are straps used to lift heavy objects. Fabricated from aluminum or alloy steel materials, they feature single or multiple legs to lift loads with fixed lifting points. Here are the different types of slings:

  • Web slings
  • Round slings
  • Cargo slings
  • Twin-path slings
  • Specialty slings
  • Rope slings
  • Wire rope slings
  • Chain slings
  • Wire mesh slings
  • Utility slings
  • Mining slings

Nail Guns

Faster and more efficient than a hammer, nail guns completely embed nails into wood and other materials at high speeds. They may be propelled by an electromagnetic field, pneumatic technology or small explosive charges.

Circular Saw

It is a power saw used to cut different materials ranging from soft wood, ply wood and hard wood. It features an electric-powered motor, which enables it to operate precisely. It comes with an adjustable foot that changes the depth of cuts.

Power Drill

A power drill is an electric-powered tool that is useful for making round holes. They can also be fitted with a screwdriver attachment to drive screws into surfaces. They are available in two variants – cordless and corded – with the former offering better mobility and the latter greater strength and torque.

Welding Machine

Welding machines are automatic or semi-automatic industrial tools used to join materials like metals. They utilize high temperatures and are powered by energy sources like electron beams, electric arcs, or lasers.

Bench Vise

A bench vise is a mechanical device with two parallel jaws, one stationary and the other movable. These are threaded in and out by a screw and a lever. It is used to secure an object to work on.

Impact Sockets

These are sturdy socket sets designed to withstand high torque loads and vibrations caused by hammer impacts. They are of a different colour than other sockets because they are covered with a black oxide coating. Some larger impact sockets are manufactured as two separate components for more cost-effective replacements.

For anyone looking for new and used tools in Edmonton or neighboring areas, get them from GD Liquidators at great prices. We also have a wide range of products including office furniturepallet racking and warehouse handling equipment.

In case you have any questions, contact us. Our experienced and professional staff will be delighted to help you.

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