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• One trade quality 20 oz claw hammer – You only
need one, so make it worthwhile.
• A set of Flat & Phillips head screwdrivers –
Stanley has a great set of 10 or 12 for usually
• Set of 3 adjustable spanners – Small, medium
and large. Later on, splurge on a Sidchrome
• Three pliers – Combination fat and pointy nose,
and diagonal cutters.
• Builders square.
• Spirit Level – Longer than 15cms (Anything
shorter is a waste..mmm)
• Three hand saws – Cross-cutting (all-purpose
wood), tenon (wood/plastic) and hacksaw(metal).
• Drill – Both cordless (18volt lithium battery)
and electric. This is the handiest tool known to
woman. Must have a 13mm chuck.
• And get a good set of drill bits...titanium, metric
• Miscellaneous sizes of trade quality screws and
• Caulking gun (w/ liquid nails, clear silicone and
no more gaps tubes)
• Good size monkey wrench
• Good tape measure – 8 metres and above.
• Protective glasses.
• Plumbers tape – The pink one.
• Set of chisels.
• And of course, we all need a good box to store
our precious items!
Do It Yourself...Let's face it, ladies. These
three little words can strike fear into anyone
who hasn't performed much DIY before, but
there's no need to break out in a lather of sweat. Most
jobs can be performed around the home without a
huge amount of knowledge required, as long as you
are sensible and practical (as we dykes can be).
Ladywood of the Manor is here to help out
with those pesky jobs we have to get done but
are sick of paying out endless dollars to tradies
for, that charge so much just to walk in the door.
You will be surprised just how easy it is to plumb
a sink, tile a wall, and repair anything you want
around your home.
I've been doing my own DIY for years. It all
started when I wanted to do up a bathroom and
was horri ed by the cost of labour for re-tiling. I
went to a local tile shop and asked how it's done,
then got some gear and saved myself $500. is
grew into a friend asking me to tile her bathroom
and then we ended up gutting the whole thing
and blitzed it for $1,000. (We also ended up in a
7 year relationship...and still going).
is month I am going to list most of the
tools you need to start a basic home toolkit. It
is worthwhile buying quality trade tools. I have
used all brands, and thrown many away. Hitachi
is the most economical and trade quality on the
market. When you pick out your tools, pick them
up and make sure they feel right for you. ink
strong, solid and worth it -- or you will end up
back at Bunnings to get a decent tool before you
Stay tuned over the next few months as we
will gradually build on your box and the skills
associated with it. You will be amazed at what
you will be able to save and achieve using
basic tool knowledge and common sense, so
let's get tool savvy, strap on a toolbelt, and let
the sisters do it for themselves!
Next Issue: Plumbing Down Under
Ask Ladywood your questions at lady_wood@
Tool Kit By Ladywood of the Manor
YOUR BASIC BOX:
Diags: a portmanteau of “Diagonal Cutters” is
Stanley knife. Pronounced “dikes”, it is jargon used
in the industry to describe diagonal pliers. As in, “a
pair of dikes” or “hand me those dikes”.
In my workshop is something with frogs, cheeks
and a mouth... What is it? A plane.
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