I too got my own toolbox, which my husband often raids. So I also hid a spare hammer and screwdriver in the house (and only I know where)
I cannot live without a drill/screw gun. And I like one with less wattage (or whatever it's called) than my husband's because those 18V batteries are HEAVY when you're working on something up above shoulder level.
what a great idea! my grandma always had her own tool box. my hubs is a mechanic so he has tons of tools, but usually not the kind that I need.
Oh Char! Good Point! I actually do have a little drill that I use - all the time. It is the perfect size for me - it is tiny and does the job just right. I should post about it.
my hubby has a HUGE took box that I don't like to use because it's sooooo dirty and unorganized. Just like you, one day I had enough and went and bought one for me. I keep it very clean and organized and I'm a very happy girl. You might want to get those clamps thing-a-ma-gigies to hold your work, they're like three dollars each and very useful.
Instead of having a bunch of screwdrivers, I have two short stubby ones - a phillips head and a flat head AND a ratchet screwdriver. Also, I'd add a pair of vise grips (these are excellent for helping to remove stripped screws or hardware) and an awl. Eventually you should get a portable DeWalt power drill of your own WITH a sleeve that goes over the bits to assist you. (I NEVER use my drill without the sleeve.) Good for you for getting your own stuff. :) Pam @ Sallygoodin
I have tons of tools in my toolbox. I suggest a good pair of work gloves and a small pry bar! I use my pry bar (cat's claw?) for everything!I'm happy you started your own stash! yay!gail
I say throw in a pair of safety glasses. I was putting up new curtain rods today and I busted the molly as I hammered it in...oops, didn't realize there was a stud there...anyway, a broken piece of plastic flew off and hit me in the eye. Quick thinking, or at least a nicely timed blink, saved me from having to scream about something in my eye. So my rambling point is that I recommend safety glasses, even if I don't wear them.
My mom got pink tools so the guys in the house wouldn't walk away with them. You might do something to your tools, to make them different from anyone else's, like a pink stripe, so the don't "walk away." LOL
That is halarious!! I love that you have your own tool box! I am so going to do this when my hubby gets his tools into his new toolchest! I don't wanna go digging through that thing!
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