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Valentine's Day: Tools Every Woman Should Have in Her Tool Box

12 February 2024

Monnick Supply - Woman Using Power Drill

Valentine's Day is around the corner, still looking for the perfect gift? Every woman (and man) loves power tools! Here is a list of tools that every woman should own!

Most of the hand tools below can also be purchased in single kits complete with toolbox.

1. Cordless Power Drill

Cordless power drills have become affordable, reliable, and extremely versatile. We recommend making this the first power tool anyone buys. When shopping for a cordless drill, look for lithium-ion batteries and purchase an extra battery and battery charge with the drill so that one battery can be charging while the other one is being used.

2. Drill Bit Kit

To get the most out of your drill, a well-stocked bit kit should be the next item on your list. Bit kits typically contain many of the accessories needed so you can use your drill for a variety of tasks.

Many cordless drills can be purchased with an included bit kit. If you need both of these items, buying them together is a great way to save some money.

3. Screwdriver Set

Screwdrivers come in handy for all kinds of building and repair jobs. Every DIYer should make sure they have a comprehensive screwdriver kit around their home - and maybe another set in their vehicle.

Consider buying a screwdriver with multiple interchangeable bits in addition to a collection of single-piece screwdrivers. A variety of handle lengths and sizes are important for different tasks.

4. Measuring Tape

Proper measurements are essential for many home improvement tasks such as hanging pictures and cutting materials for projects. A measuring tape is an absolutely mandatory tool for any sort of DIYer.

Measuring tapes come in a variety of different lengths. Unless you have specific needs in mind, anything up to about 15 feet is good enough for most people.

5. Hand Saw

A hand saw may not be important to someone who has a good collection of power tools. However, a simple hand saw with interchangeable blades can be good enough when you don’t have a regular need for a saw.

Make sure you get a saw with either a general-purpose blade or several blades for different materials. This will give you the ability to make cuts in wood, plastic, and thin pieces of metal.

6. Adjustable Wrench

An adjustable wrench is a great multipurpose tool. While it is not normally as effective as a set of wrenches in many different sizes, it can save you a lot of money and take on a variety of bolts.

7. Pliers Set

Pliers come in a variety of sizes, so plan on buying more than a single pair. At a minimum, we recommend an adjustable long-handled pair, a needlenose pair, and a regular pair of slip joint pliers.

You might also want to consider a pair of lockjaw pliers. These pliers are very useful for clamping tasks, and they are the sorts of tools that come in handy for a large number of tasks that are hard to anticipate before you see them.

8. PPE

Safety first! PPE (personal protective equipment) is a must-have set of safety items that work to keep you safe while using your tools.

For the tools we have listed in this article, you should have eye protection, gloves, and hearing protection for when you’re using your power drill. If you are working with wood and drywall dust, add a respirator to your PPE shopping list.

9. Level

A level is a very useful tool for determining if a surface is straight and, well, level.

Most levels can also act as a straight edge and many also include markings for length which make them useful as a short ruler. If you have to hang a picture or adjust a table leg, a level will help you ensure that you get the job done right.

10. Cordless Screwdriver

A cordless screwdriver looks a lot like a power drill. Don’t let the similar pistol-shapes fool you, though: they are very different machines.

A cordless screwdriver does not turn as fast as a power drill; nor does it have the same level of torque. This is why it is a great tool for precision work. You are unlikely to strip screws with a cordless screwdriver, so even if you already have a drill, a cordless screwdriver will be a welcome addition to your toolbox.

Contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham, MA for help buying the perfect Valentine's Day gift.



Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
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(508) 386-9876
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