Everyone knows the basic tools to use around the house – hammers, drills, saws and so on – but there is a whole world of tools you might not even be aware of. Can you name these obscure tools along with their use?
first Stork Beak Pliers
These pliers are similar to traditional pliers but have a lean tip that bends like a bird's beak. This shape allows them to reach into small holes to take small parts. Very practical!
3rd Egg Beater Drill
Like a traditional egg beater, this tool is a battery-free drill . Where does it get its power? From you! They are a bit yielding, but they are both fun to use and reliable.
4th Ball-End Glass Cutter
The small wheel on one end is used to get glass, while the other end, which has a ball, is knocked along that cut line. Finally, the eruption screen closes the glass clean.
An adze is a simple tool consisting of a sharpened piece of metal attached to a wooden handle, making it useful for carving and shaping wood. On old-fashioned days these were used for countless tasks – from creating beams from tree trunks to holding bowls. Today, stains are used for woodworking and gardening.
6th Cartridge Puller
Pulling the cartridge from your crane to repair an irritating leak can be a daunting task. This is where a cassette drawer comes in. This is a handheld mechanism that is light, cheap and easy to use. If you think you are doing a lot of plumbing repairs, this is a must in your toolbox.
7th Stubby Nail Eater
Thanks to this tool you can easily penetrate wood, even when the nails are in the way. This short tool can fit in tight places, and its tough construction is made to chew through nails that act as roadblocks, and spit them out as you go.
8th Inflatable Shim
Reminds of the blood pressure tester that you see at an emergency room, and this useful device can help to place windows or doors while working on a project such as cabinet alignment, equalizers. The gentle support it provides reduces the risk of leaving foam marks behind the process.
ninth Torpedo Level
While most DIYers have a level in their toolbox they may not have one of these smart controversies. Tapered at each end, these levels are small – no longer than a foot long in most cases. The sports bottles that indicate solder, level and 45 degrees, and their unique shape make them handy for use in small spaces. You can even get this tool with magnetic edges, which is useful when working with metallic structural elements.
10th Tailpipe Cutter
This tool is essentially a combination between a spanner and pipe cutter. The chain is wrapped around a tail pipe and locked in place. If you rotate the unit several times, the tube cutting wheels will separate the metal overlap.
eleventh Knee Blade
This tool is about convenience and comfort. Many DIY projects or repairs require you to sit on your knees for a good while. Knees are like roller blades for the knees, giving them a more comfortable place to rest and easy to move while working.
12th Halligan Bar
Halligan bars are often used by people as firefighters or rescue workers. They are also good for demo projects. Usually these are made of carbon steel, these powerful implements are usually three to four meters long and quite sturdy, weighing 12 to 14 kilos.
Darby is designed to easily smooth plaster or concrete and usually has two handles on a flat plate with slightly lipped edges. This tool is usually used in the final stages of wall and floor coatings and is appreciated for its ability to effectively flatten large areas.