The Knife. The Right Tool for the Right Job
As an avid home renovator, improver and all round handy man, I’ve collated a pretty extensive set of tools. With tools for specific jobs hung all over my garage wall, I can be a little spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting which one is going to suit the task in mind best.
Well away from all the hammers, nails, screwdrivers, wrenches, routers, saws and belt sanders, you’ll find my favorite tool in my pocket. I’m talking about my folding knife.
Small, easy to access, simple to use and capable of fulfilling a hell of a lot of round the house functions, my folding knife is my go to tool for the odd jobs that crop up.
Where I may have improvised on occasion using the handle to hammer in the odd nail, generally speaking, the folding knife is a very versatile tool, and one that every ‘do it yourself-er’ should have in their arsenal.
However, not all folding knives are up to the task, so it’s important to purchase one that best suits your needs.
You can find a lot of useful options about folding knives at Bunnings or Home Hardware, but I’ll look to bring you a short summary and my personal opinion.
In short, if you think there is just one type of folding knife then you are unfortunately mistaken.
Buying in this day and age is never that easy. However, you can narrow down your choices based on the tasks that you’re going to be using your new folding knife for.
For example, if like me you are an aspiring handy man, then you can already rule out pen knives and peanut knives.
The reason is simply because their blades are not going to be strong enough to take down and heavy duty cutting or tackle any household obstacles.
This leaves us with the decision of a Cooperhead, Stockman or Trapper blades.
All of these blades are a little more heavy duty, and likely to handle any household task thrown at them. From here, my recommendation would be to go for a Stockman blade, and here’s why.
A stockman blade comes with 3 blades in one, they vary in size so you can use different blades of different tasks.
This makes the Stockman knives incredibly versatile, a trait which is invaluable for jobs around the house.
hey can easily handle any household task, as well as few outdoor jobs and personal tasks like opening packages and letters.
With blades big enough to handle cutting through that wire, rubber piping and plasterboard, yet small enough to pry that awkward nail from the wall and get under carpet fixings, the Stockman is the blade for the home renovator.
I’m sure after a few weeks of quality time with your new folding knife you’ll wonder how you lived without it for so long, and with summer on it’s way, you’ll be extending it’s use to that garden in no time at all.
They simply are the new must-have tool for the home enthusiast.