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Typically, a shovel features a concave, broad blade and a curved tip. This type of tool is commonly used in both gardening and construction. Whether it is for a specific gardening task, building a foundation for your new outdoor building, or for shoving a pile of snow, having a shovel at hand is worthwhile.

A shovel comes with a grip, then the handle, which varies in length. The longer the handle is, the better the tool is suited for digging deeper holes. Shorter handle, on the other hand, is more suitable for precise tasks.

Then there is the blade which is usually made of metal or plastic. The blade and tip, also called the point, come in various shapes depending on the type of a shovel.  Lastly, the step or kick plate is where you use your body weight and foot to push the tool into the soil. Understanding the parts of a shovel will help you find the right one for your needs.

Different types of shovel:

  • Edging shovel
  • Trench shovel
  • Flat shovel
  • Tree-planting shovel
  • Power shovel
  • Post hole shovel
  • Handheld shovel
  • Root shovel
  • Scoop shovel
  • Snow shovel
  • Point digger shovel
  • Round digger shovel
  • Folding shovel

Extension Cords

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A workbench can be the central to most of your projects, hence making it an essential accessory or item in your shed. If you do not have a dedicated space for your DIY projects, you can store your workbench in your shed, then get it if you need to use it.

What we like about this essential tool is that you can build it yourself! It can be as simple as slapping a plank or an old solid-core door on top of two sawhorses. Just make sure it is solid enough to withstand even the most rigorous maintenance tasks, including holding heavy furniture or car parts.

Measuring Tools

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Sometimes, smoke alarms are not just enough. You need something that can help you fight a fire before it spreads through your home or property. We are not talking about water here but a fire extinguisher.

A fire extinguisher is a must, whether it is for your home, garage, or garden building (particularly wooden sheds). If you use any electrical equipment that may short-circuit or if you store combustible materials in your shed or garage, prevention is better than cure. Invest in a fire extinguisher and keep on in your shed building.

Different classes of fire extinguishers:

  • Class A – Ideal for combustible solid materials: wood or paper.
  • Class B – For flammable liquid or gas.
  • Class C – Suitable use for energised electrical fire. Ignitor of a class A or B fire, for instance.
  • Class D – Metallic fire, such as sodium, magnesium, titanium, etc.
  • Class K – Cooking fires like vegetable or animal oils/fats.

Pressure Washer

Cleaning requires a lot of time, energy, and elbow grease, but not when you have a pressure washer. You can say goodbye to scrub and strain, and have fun with doing your cleaning chores while saving your back and joints.

Ideal for residential, commercial, and business, this wondrous gadget is perfect for a number of cleaning contexts. You can use it for cleaning and removing all manner of dirt in your patios, sidewalks, or your home or outdoor building exteriors in a quick, easy, and efficient way.

The next time your shed needs some repainting or some parts of your car needs cleaning, you know what to do! Go to your outdoor building and get that pressure washer!

Electric Drill

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An air compressor is capable of so much more than cleaning, spray-painting and tire-inflating tasks. As you may or may not know, it can undertake a vast array of domestic and industrial chores, from professional drilling, sanding, polishing to domesting sawing, hammering, grinding, and more!

Thanks to its versatility, you can finish your complex tasks more efficiently compared to when using conventional power tools. For instance, when sandling, nailing down and spray painting an area of garden decking—this chore alone already sounds daunting and time consuming, but not when you have an air compressor. Your task can be done with maximum speed and efficiency!

Considering the benefits, we cannot find any reason why you should not stock up your shed with this innovative tool.

Protective Gears

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Imagine having a toolbox and these must-have items altogether in your garden shed. A dream come true for both handyman and shed owners! 

Having the right hand tools for the job makes your task much easier and at the same time, it lets you enjoy what you are doing. Plus, having a shed full of tools will be the talk of the neighbourhood!

Essential tools your toolbox should have:

  • Allen keys
  • Electrical and duct tapes
  • A builder’s pencil
  • Utility knife
  • Screwdrivers
  • Hammer
  • Sander
  • Pliers
  • Scraper
  • Chisel
  • Pliers
  • Wire cutters

CONCLUSION

The best shed needs the right tools. Thanks to these practical equipment, even the most complicated task seems like a piece of cake!

I mean, who needs to call a pro when you have them within reach, right? We hope this guide will help you put together the must-have tools in your shed as well as in your toolbox.