I've decided that I need to share with you all how much I love a good tool. (Insert joke here. Go ahead - once you're done laughing we can continue.) There is nothing like a well made tool that gets the job done. I am so convinced that there are cases where if you don't have the right tool, you shouldn't even bother tackling certain projects. This series will span a number of different tools and the reasons I love them. Ridiculous, I know, but it's one thing I am very passionate about.
When attempting to take apart my upholstery project
, I came across a square screw head. It's been a while since I've seen one of these and started to fret that I wouldn't have a screw driver to deal with the situation. I even dreamt
that I didn't have the right tool and none of my friends did either. And now you know that I have really
Enter: my handy-dandy Tim Allen Signature Tools
screw driver set from the early 1990's, which I stole from my father. Yes, this screw driver was sold under the Tim 'The Tool Man' Taylor Home Improvement
advertising scheme. What's even more baffling to me is that my dad would buy something labeled as such. (Perhaps my mom bought it??)
Why do I love this particular screw driver, even though I have one very similar to it and it has a ridiculous label that has (thankfully) almost rubbed off? Fourteen different screw heads of various sizes and shapes all neatly arranged in the handle of the screw driver. No fumbling for where you put the different interchangeable bits. It's sturdy, made of heavy plastic. It has saved my ass and solved many problems in the last 20 years or so and has possibly saved a relationship or two (assembling the IKEA couch with my honey). It has yet to save a life, but there is time Tim Allen screw driver. There is time.