A long time ago, I was sitting at home doing nothing. Watching TV started to be boring, there were no good games for Play Station, well honestly, it was the most boring part of that year. However, like I said before, it was a long time ago, now things are quite different. I have my workshop. There I can be creative, productive and the place where I do my DIY projects. To create successful DIY projects you will need to have the right tools from an industrial hardware store.
Equipping my workshop, was not a small task. Even though I have a hammer and some screw, bolts and some other tools, that was not enough to start any project. So I decided to look for better and more functional tools and accessories. There are a lot of industrial hardware retailers in Australia, but finding the right one was a little bit tricky. Firstly, I visited all the local retailers and even some in another town, yet I was not satisfied with the range of hardware they had. But, I did something that was not so common for me, shopping online. Yeah, I know that a lot of people regard online shopping the only way (my wife included), but I was old fashioned and wanted to see shops with my own eyes, to explore the stores and talk with the sellers to get the right information. However, It was not until I needed a super glue for my birdhouse project and it was not found in any local shop so I had to look for solutions like ordering it online. The thing is the super quick delivery that took only 1 day to receive the glue.
Now, this is a simple example, there are more. Once I had problems with screws and bolts that were not shown on any retailer website. I made a long email explaining which types I need, the urgency that I need them and I was amazed at the end result. I emailed the industrial hardware store at 8:30 AM, I received a detailed response at 9:15 AM. Well, the story ends with me receiving the items the next day and finishing my DIY recliner chair the following day.
If you are a newbie then you will need to buy a wide range of tools from the store. Starting with a hammer(s) (different sizes), screwdrivers, bolts, glue, metal joints, plastic elements and much more. The thing is you need to make a simple list of what you will need for your current project and maybe plan far ahead for your future ones.
For those who want to work DIY projects, or for those professionals, like I said before finding an industrial hardware retailer is tricky, but now you know how – with patience. You should take in consideration that nobody is perfect, but if the retailers make any mistake, you should at least receive apologise email or even some discount or free delivery. That is how a good industrial hardware retailer should act.
In the end, after reading this article, you how to find the best industrial hardware workshop, create a list of the things you need and what to expect from the customer service that retailers offer. Good luck with your DIY, and may there be a success in every idea you stumble on!