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Plumbing Vs Electrical
Plumbing Vs Electrical
I'm one of the very lucky few people who has had the opportunity to undertake a dual trade. This has allowed me to work with my hands my whole life, and gain skills that are simply invaluable. I cannot tell you how many times my skills have come in useful when needing to fix an emergency around home or for friends, potentially saving hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. If I had my time again, I wouldn't do a thing different, because there are things that I love (and no-so-love) about each trade. See more.

Where Can I Sell Power Tools?

Tool Selling Guide

Where Can I Sell Power Tools?
Where Can I Sell Power Tools?

I'm guessing that if you're on my site, then you're a lover of power tools. There's no doubt about it, they're a great thing to own and can come in useful in many situations. Once you have a decent tool kit, you'll be good to go for all types of jobs. But if you're anything like me, then you can probably go a bit crazy sometimes and feel the need to buy every tool under the sun. This can cause you to have a bit of an excess of tools - some of which you probably don't use very often and may just be sitting there gathering dust. See more.


Electricians Tool Pouch

I Need A New Pouch

Electricians Tool Pouch
Electricians Tool Pouch

I have been on the hunt for an electricians tool pouch for the past few weeks. i would like one for performing small jobs around the home and for friends.

I don't need full tool bag, just a pouch that will fit enough of my hand tools for general electrical work and fit comfortably around my waist. In my findings, I came across 3 that look like they would suit my needs. See more.


Fluke 17B Multimeter Review

My Honest Review

Fluke 17B Multimeter Review
Fluke 17B Multimeter Review

There's no doubt about it, when you hear the name "Fluke", you automatically think of quality multimeters.

And there's a good reason for that, Fluke have been around for over 50 years and are trusted by thousands and thousands of electricians and tradespeople all over the world to reliably test electric voltages, currents and beyond. See more.


What Are The Best Tool Brands?

My 3 Go-To Tool Brands

What Are The Best Tool Brands?
What Are The Best Tool Brands?
Novices and experienced tradesmen and women have no doubt been in the situation of wanting to buy some new tools but have found themselves wondering, just what are the best tool brands? The answer to this will vary from person to person, for instance, some people might think that a drill that costs $400 might be the best, simply because it is so expensive whilst other people might be of the opinion that a brand that has been around for 100 years might be better simply because of the experience of the company. See more.

Welcome

Hi, and welcome to ToolsHQ. My name is Mike Ricksson and I'm a retired dual tradesman - I started out as an electrician, but completed my plumbing apprenticeship after 20 years of being an electrician. This is my first website, so it will be a learning process for me as I go. My main reason for starting this site was because I still love to work with and admire tools, I just can't be as hands on as I used to be due to my age, so this was the next best thing.

I am to give my best tutorials and guides and opinions on using tools, whether they be hand tools or power tools. During my time as an electrician and plumber, I've used just about them all! But with the pace of technology, I'm sure there's bound to be many more different types coming out all the time.

All the information I post on this site is my own personal opinion, and I will do my best to give honest feedback on any reviews I perform on products. If anybody would like to contact me and suggest some guides that they would like me to post, then that would be fine with me.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the blog, the contact page is up the top on the right hand side.

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