Anyone who is into DIY probably owns a toolkit and may even have a shed in their back garden, assuming they have enough space. At the very least, nearly everyone owns at least a basic set of screwdrivers, pliers, wire strippers and other assorted tools that are kept in an unused kitchen drawer or cabinet along with other forgotten odds and ends. Some people even have something a little more advanced like a power drill.
This is all well and good for small jobs like hanging new pictures on the wall but what happens when you need something specific like a Floor Belt Sander? Specialist tools are not just lying around and not only are you unlikely to own one but the odds of you knowing someone that does are also pretty slim. The thing is, having a specialised tool makes a world of difference when it comes to tackling particular DIY jobs. Good tools reduce the effort required for certain tasks by a massive amount and there are some things you simply cannot do without the right equipment. For larger projects, you can even hire plant machinery such as excavators and forklifts if you require some heavy lifting or digging. Gwent Mechanical Handling has been selling and hiring fork lifts throughout South Wales and Bristol for over 30 years and helped with the completion of numerous domestic and commercial projects.
However, buying a new tool every time you need it simply does not make sense. First of all, they are expensive and secondly, you are not likely to ever need it more than once or twice. It is far more efficient to hire the right tool from a specialised company.
Hiring the tool you need is simply cheaper than paying for a new or even second-hand piece of equipment. Even if you do a lot of DIY you will not use more specialised tools very often. Even if you do buy one it is only useful for certain jobs and then you are stuck in the same situation when faced with the next task that requires a different tool. For less than the price of a purchase, you can hire many different specialised tools on many different occasions meaning that you can get a lot more done for the same amount of money.
Part of the problem with owning tools is that after buying them, you need to maintain them too. Most tools will not simply last forever stored away like you would with a set of screwdrivers and other basic bits and pieces will. You need to look after and maintain them so that the next time you need them, they will not fail on you.
The owners at Miles Hire believe that ‘When done properly, Tool Hire is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing expensive tools for what could potentially be a one-time use’.
How does it work?
Hiring the tools you need is as simple as calling the tool hire company of your choice. Even if you do not know exactly what you are looking for, you can describe what you need and the company will be able to help you out. Tool hire companies own a vast array of tools for every DIY job you will ever face and they know everything about their care and use.
Everything you need to know before hiring the tool you need will be covered. This minimises the time you need to spend getting to grip with a new piece of equipment before you can get down to work. Good tool hire companies will also provide the protective gear you need, saving you even more money.
The best thing you can do if you have any interest in the tool hire processes is to reach out and talk to the company you are interested in. They will be able to explain to you how they operate and answer all of your questions before arranging everything you need.
Shirley Mist has been involved in fashion and design for many years. She has also written extensively for many online publications. She currently writes for The Tribune World and is a valued member of our team.