Never Let Your Tools Drop Where They Are Wrong

Perhaps you will be one of those do-it-yourself people or you could be a novice builder and just want to learn simple carpentry and handyman skills to complete a certain project with less time. No matter what your reasons are, you will undoubtedly use tools at least a few times. Your tools can be found at our house repair center when called for, but then finding a place to store them is always an issue for me. In my youth I just threw most of my tools in a box that I found in the laundry room.

Early on one of my favorite tool was a circular saw. It was a great saw. I would give it my money when allowed to be the man of the house. I had a special place in my toolbox for my circular saw. Special notice was given to the saw as if it were his throne. He was my favorite saw even though in many ways he was messier than me. I can still remember the way the saw blade would’ve arched upward when cutting something out of the house. I can still remember the saw having to make several times that little bend to cut the smaller pieces. The only problem was the circular saw had trouble staying straight. I guess I handled the saw well because it wasn’t damaged. What I noticed was that there was a shelf behind the saw where I could put a sheet of plywood to protect the walls. That kept the saw straight and remained perfect. There is a great positive in storage, though. During many repairs and building jobs, I can quickly transport tools to the repairs without having to do it all over again.

That’s a huge convenience point for me. Another good positive in storage is that a shop of tools can now be organized to the point that when needed, it’s put back in its very own spot. It also makes it easy for me to find tools for a job. That’s always an important factor for me. Rustic tools have special dangers, drawbacks than any tool I have ever used. Every important and useful tool is a potential electric shock danger if stored in the garage. I’m a do-it-yourself kind of person. So when it comes to building cabinets or building furniture, I should stand alone.

I should never leave a tool in the garage where it might be knocked off a shelf and fall onto someone. I have heard of a carpenter that was building a new house and the battery of his cordless drill died. The tool was in the garage where he fixing electrical wires. He didn’t have to go to a home supply store to purchase a new battery. He “snuck” (meaning he did it on his own) some battery cleaner from a gas station up the road. The cordless drill was standing there and he “pointed” the cordless drill at the pendant light next to the pendant light where he was working and plugged in the cordless drill. The garage was now a good neighborhood! A couple of years go by and the home repairman comes to finish the new house with the corded drill. Needless to say, the cordless drill is missing by this time. The home repairman has (forgotten) his tools back (or is it “holding” it now?).