Those Aren’t Home Improvement Tools – These Are!

They say that a good implement will stand the test of time, but surely some of the tools we use around the house are due for a refresh? Okay, the saw and hammer are two classics that are hard to beat, but maybe they could come up with a cooler design for the spirit level, and don’t even mention that ugly old drill. Well, thankfully there are some excellent new developments on the scene and we think that they are just what the DIY doctor ordered! Please check out this article for these state of the art tools designed with you in mind.

Ryobi Tek4 Lithium 4 Volt Stud Finder – EGP349 ($50)


Those pesky studs that lie behind your walls can be a giant pain, and you can make such a mess trying to locate them accurately. Well the Ryobi Tek4 Lithium 4 Volt Stud Finder makes this activity a joy to behold! There will be no more guesswork after you invest in this bad boy, every stud will be located and removed before you know it. There are cheaper models out there but we think they belong in the toy shop, and that’s being very kind indeed! You pay for quality and this isn’t exactly a king’s ransom, buy it and locate your studs, game over!

KINTREX IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Targeting – EGP349 ($50)


Okay, this one is a bit of a mouthful but it is certainly an excellent product with some very good practical uses. Having an accurate thermometer is very important for many home improvement jobs, and this baby is as accurate as they get! When we are undertaking electrical jobs or heating tasks, the area can often become too hot to work in without getting a dangerous burn. This device will tell you the correct temperature without the worker needing to put themselves at any risk. It will read temperatures from as low as -76 degrees Fahrenheit all the way up to a skin melting 932 degrees! This usually takes 1 second or less and you can rest assured that you are seeing the exact results. We love this thermometer and every safety conscious home improvement fan should get one soon!

Neiko Stainless Steel Digital Caliper with Extra-Large LCD Screen – EGP175 ($25)


A successful home improvement project is only as good as the measurements and calculations done behind the scenes. This tool really brings home the bacon regarding exact details, especially for those smaller dimensions. Whilst the tool gets busy in those tight areas, the results are relayed on a lovely LCD screen that is extremely clear and easy to read.  The gadget comes in 3 different sizes and is made of ultra-cool stainless steel. You also have the luxury of switching from metric to imperial measurements. You will not be able to beat this Caliper for accuracy even if you spent all day doing it manually. This is another excellent addition to anybody’s struggling tool kit.

Seen Enough Yet?

We believe that each of these 3 devices will add some bling and practicality to your tool collection. But don’t take out word for it, try them for yourself!

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Today’s featured writer, Jason Harvey, is an interior designer for a company that specializes in designing double hung windows in Toronto. He is known for his keen sense of aesthetics and uses it to good effect while designing doors and windows.

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