Tools don’t just get a job done, they solve problems! We craftsmen know how they enable us to get ourselves out of sticky situations and help other people you meet on the journey. As you’re traveling down the road, here are our five must-have tools to keep in your truck tool box:
Don’t buy a cheap one, a good quality multitool could literally save your life. Leatherman or Gerber are great examples. There are a variety of size, grips and tool selections, but the ability to carry anywhere from 9-20+ tools in one is brilliant. The Leatherman Rebar is a great option, it has a sleek design and is made from durable stainless steel.
High Lift Jack
If you need something really lifted high, or your truck is really stuck and need to get it out, the High Lift Jack is a necessary tool for the road. Look for the durability and load capacity that you need. The Hi-Lift All-Cast Jack HL485 is one you can depend on – it has cast iron components that give it incredible durability and strength.
This goes without saying, but any good craftsman has a hammer and nails with him at any given time. Whether you’re working on a home improvement project, or securing a tarp and rope up to a pole, the hammer has endless uses. Extra bonus points if you have a Rigging Axe to put in the truck, that way you have both a hammer and an axe with you for clutch moments. The Stanley 20-Ounce FatMax Xtreme Claw Hammer is ideal for professional AND home project use because it has a bigger strike face, and it has Anti-Vibe technology which minimizes shock at impact.
Flashlights aren’t just for camping, they can be a lifesaver when you’re changing a flat tire or looking for something under the hood. The Fenex PD35V2.0 is one of the top-rated flashlights online, and gives amazing light with a 5 different light output settings – up to 1000 lumens! It also has a strobe feature, and is powered with a single lithium battery – it’s great for lighting up just about anywhere!
You never know when you might need to dig a pit for a fire or dig your rig out of a ditch. Square point or even wider teardrop-shaped shovels can do the work for a trench as well as regular old hole for tent pitching or weed digging. Fiskars Long-Handled Digging Shovel is a fantastic option that has a blade that can dig into tough or soft ground. The long handle allows you to dig without straining your back and the large foot platform gives you extra room to apply extra force.
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If you’re looking for a good place to use your tools on the job (and not just in your truck!), we can help you find the right place to show off your tool techniques and grow your career. Madden Craftsmen always looking for talented craftsmen like you!