DIY is a necessary evil of home-ownership. However, with the right tools you can get anything done. These gadgets allow you to approach DIY from a new and different angle which may allow you to complete the work in question quicker and more easily. So read on and find out whether or not you can use some of them in your DIY arsenal!
The Vetrinox Jelly Swisscard is a new take on the age-old Swiss Army knife. Not only does it contain many of the tools and attachments you’d expect from a Swiss Army knife, it also fits in your wallet as it is the size and shape of a credit card. You can now easily keep your pocket-sized, fold-away toolkit in your wallet by your credit, debit and Nectar cards. For only £15 it’s yours, and you can find it on Amazon.
Tired of all your screwdriver bits going missing? It happens every time in my house – you can’t find any of the dozens of screwdrivers you’ve bought over the years, or worse you find the screwdriver, but the bits are irrevocably lost. So why not buy the JML universal screwdriver? With the touch of a button, you can cycle from flathead to Philips and back, with a variety of sizes at your disposal. You’ll never lose the bits and you don’t even have to mess around changing them! For less than £6, this is a gadget no one should be without.
Tired of needing a torch, only to find it won’t quite give you the light or the angle you need? Buy the Panasonic EY3796B torch, which will flood the area with plenty of light. It’s sturdy enough to survive a drop and you can either wear it by the shoulder strap or leave it sitting upright on its heavy base. A must-have for anyone who’s ever tried to work in the dark, and for £60 it could be yours!
This last one is a little more expensive, but it’s also a little more useful. As a cordless drill and screwdriver, this unit is pocket-sized but powerful enough to drill into walls. To top it off, it comes with a unit allowing you to drill or screw around corners. At £115 it’s a bit pricier, but you’ll be glad of it when you see the full complement of bits that come with it.
DIY gadgets can seem a dime a dozen, but if you find the right ones you can in fact discover a whole new way of approaching DIY – whether it’s an occasional need for a pocket knife or a requirement to drill around an awkward little corner. Enjoy!