What is your favorite brand of tools? It doesn't matter if they are hand tools or power tools.
And yes, ladies, they have Tomboy Tools, which are pink!
[on soapbox] Pink tools are offensive (or should be) to all competent women--talk about talking down to your customers! I hope pink tools die a quick death. [off soapbox]
The right tools, hand tools or power tools, make or break a project, so I'm very fussy about brands.
My favorite hand tools (non-powered) are either Craftsman (lifetime guarantee!) or the ones handed down from my grandfather, when they really knew how to make 'em right. :-)
My favorite general power tools are Makitas (especially my drill!) and I prefer Skill saws (circular, jigsaw). Ryobi and DeWalt are also great tools, though: I've had good luck with several of their products.
I don't like Craftsman power tools, as a rule, which I'm pretty sure aren't ever made BY Craftsman but private-labelled/OEMmed.
My mom's got some great power tools in her woodshop which I helped set up and calibrate and attach to the dust collector, but I don't remember which brands my favorites are--her table saw is awesome, however, as is her router! I also love my dad's huge drill press because it is absolutely spot-on every time (the brand name wore off ages ago).
I can't LIVE without my Dremel tools, though (one cordless, one corded). Makes simple work of tiny home repairs (the cordless one), and the corded one comes out when I get serious about jewelry making because it has a flexshaft and I can control the speed.
All right, Laura! I wouldn't use pink tools, either, but a woman owns the company, so that's why they are pink. Having been a GC, I have used both DeWalt and Milwaukee. A cordless impact wrench is fantastic for doing lag bolts in a deck.
No offense intended toward you, just toward pink in general being more and more associated with women. What, are we FIVE that we have to have fairy wings and buy everything PINK? :-) Women frustrate me sometimes. Glad to hear a woman owns the Co.
Actually, Laura, I worked with another woman that had some of the pink hand tools. Guys always steal tools, but never hers!
ROTFL! I BET nobody ever stole her tools! That's hilarious. I never thought of it as a job asset before. New insight! Thanks for the thought and the laugh! My mom borrows my tools, though, so I use a Sharpie &/or label for all my tools. Helps som
I'm not sure how many tools are made in pink in your part of the world - or even in mine. lol. I did however spot some pink handled screwdrivers and pliers and glue gun, hammer etc a few years back when my youngest was about seven and very much into pink. (My older girls never liked anything pink and I'm not a pink-buying mother.)
When Santa gave her pink tools she was very excited. In the past five years she's put those tools to good use and takes ownership of carpentry tasks much faster than her older sisters did. Of course they had to borrow the 'real' tools and that came with reminders not to break them. lol.
I use many brands of tools, but the tools I use most are for jewelry making. They are by several different manufacturers. I make and sell gemstone and pearl jewelry and I sell it at shows. I was in finance for about 30 years and I really enjoy the right brain activity that jewelry making provides.
I like Black and Decker tools for cleaning, such as the Dirt Devil and I have a small upright vac made by them as well.
I know just what you mean--I'm a tech writer, so I enjoy making jewelry, too. Not to your level; just stuff for myself. I love trying out new chain mail weaves. I've got tons of tools for jewelry, also, by various makers. ++For Black & Decker, t
We left brain types really do need an outlet which will let our right brain grow strong. Jewelry making is the perfect thing for that.
That sounds like a lot of fun! I enjoyed making kitchen cabinets and various built-ins. Even though it was technically work, I still found it relaxing.
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