7 Tools for Mom

By falyn_eaden

Having a hard time finding a gift for Mom on Mother’s Day this year? Don’t get overwhelmed. Buying her a few tools could be just the gift she needs. Whether she is extremely crafty, loves DIY projects, or just wants to be independent with her quick fixes, she’s going to need the right tools to get the job done. Buying tools can be tricky, and if this is her first set of tools it is imperative that you get her tools that are as versatile as possible. Here are some “must have” tools for her Mother’s Day collection.

utility knife

Perfect for cutting drywall, trimming shingles, opening packages and sharpening pencils. The utility knife also comes in handy when you need to remove paint from a screw or quickly strip a small wire.

Vise Grips

Locking Pliers maintain a tight grip while being pulled or rotated to remove broken bolts and screws. They’re good for holding parts still, removing frozen nuts, pulling a broken zipper closed, or cracking nuts to eat.

cordless drill

Uses replaceable drill bits for making holes in wood, plastic, metal, soil (planting), and driving screws. Other uses include: Spin art and spooling yarn. You can also transform it into an electric mixer or drill brush.

claw hammer

Ideal for driving nails into an object and removing nails from an object. The claw part of the hammer enables you to dig holes, tear down drywall, split wood, and break ice. They also make excellent measuring sticks.

Measure Tape

Retractable ruler perfect for measuring long distances like the length of a wall for instance. Portable and convenient and usually measures in inches.

socket wrench

Also known as a Ratchet. It is used to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts quickly by using separable sockets of variant sizes. A Ratchet allows you to stay connected to the bolt for every turn without needing to reposition it.

needle nose pliers

Ideal for working in cramped or small areas. It’s perfect for assisting with gripping, bending or gripping multiple wires, picking up small screws in tight places, and safely holding small nails in place for hammering.

 

Title: 
7 Tools for Mom