Choosing the right tool for the job.

Taking the time to get the right tool saves time in the end

How many of us have opened a paint can with a flat headed screwdriver, or worse off a chisel? Guilty! Have you ever used a real paint can opener to open a paint can? Yes, it is much more efficient for the paint can and your knuckles. How about using a Leatherman tool to put together a childs toy or tighten a few screws in a loose banister? This is just the beginning of using the right tool for the right job. Whether you believe it or not its a rule that is only out there to make your life easier.

Safety first is a huge consideration when it comes to home projects. Try taping a few of your fingers together for a day to simulate an injured hand. Frustrating, isn’t it? How does it save time if you have to go get the proper tool and stop working on your project? Well, it saves time in the following ways:

1. You had to start a new project because you broke the first one,

2. You broke the tool you were using (the incorrect tool) so now you need to replace that one you broke and take time to get the correct tool.

3. You spent too much time trying to make the wrong tool work like the right one.

4. Of course, you injured yourself so you lost time going to the emergency room.

Trust me on this one folks; as a former Industrial Arts teacher we have many different types of students to troubleshoot many different types of tools in many different situations. Also, as a contractor I find myself in many different situations where certain tools work better than others. It pays off in the pocket book, time sheet and blood pressure to use the right tool for the right job.

Krawchuk Construction Inc