The Essential Collection of Builders Tools November 20, 2017 – Posted in: News

A workman is only as good as his tools; the items in your shed or toolbox are a large piece of the puzzle when it comes to ensuring that each and every job is completed by quickly and efficiently. With this list, gone are the days of reaching into your toolbox to find everything else other than that one, specific tool for the job, as Altis Industries Ltd provide you with the essential collection of builders tools from their online catalogue.

We have broken this list down into convenient sub-headings, so if you wish to skip to a certain part of this blog, just click on the links below:

Power Tools
Hand Tools
Garden Tools
Clothing and Workwear

All of the products on this list have been handpicked from an extensive list of products and items, so if you wish to browse these genres in more depth, just head over to their relevant tabs.

Power Tools

XR Compact Hammer Drill Driver 18 Volt

A good, effective drill should be a staple of any workers collection of builders tools. With this lithium-ion powered, cordless drill, you can guarantee a convenience while still ensuring a high-quality and reliable finish. Accompanied by a heavy duty kit box, belt hook, universal charger and a slide on battery pack, this compact hammer drill driver will never let you down.

M18 BJS-402C Jigsaw 18 VOLT 2 X 4.0AH LI-ION

Fit for a number of industries, this multi-purpose jigsaw will never be out of place. With a razor sharp saw capable of cutting through most materials, the M18 promises efficiency and durability at all times. Ergonomically designed, this jigsaw has been crafted to be used comfortably, and with two lithium-ion batteries accompanying the saw, you will be able to use it for hours on end without the risk of straining yourself.

Hand Tools

Snap Off Knife 25MM

For scoring, opening or cutting, a snap off knife should be a permanent fixture in any collection of builders tools. Although it may not have all the glitz and glamour of a pneumatic drill or M18 jigsaw, a bog-standard snap off knife will always come in handy on site, so make sure it is one of the first things you pack into your toolbox.

Standard Pocket Tape

Continuing with the theme of bare necessities, a pocket tape (or tape measure) is the bread and butter of builders tools. In the construction and development industry, precise measurements make all the difference, so purchasing a good, sturdy pocket tape such as this will make sure all your jobs are inch perfect every single time.

High Impact ABS Level 3 Vial

While we have already discussed the importance of exact measurements, it is also vitally important to make sure your work lines up and is straight and narrow. Not only will it make the job look untidy if something is a bit skewiff, it will also play on your mind and drive you up the wall. Purchasing a spirit level will eliminate this issue and make every job precise and accurate, which is why you will never find a contractor or builder without one.

Combination Spanner

Combination spanners can transcend across a number of different industries, whether it be mechanics or plumbing to heating and drying. Considering how versatile these spanners can be, it is always handy to keep one tucked away in your toolbox just in case. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, right?

Garden Tools

90L Royale Green Polypropylene Wheelbarrow

Cleaning up is just as important as getting the job done. With this 90L wheelbarrow, you will be able to load above the average amount of excess materials, making it quick and easy to clean up afterwards. Sturdy and reliable, this wheelbarrow is useful all year round, and due to its resistant materials, it will last for years on end, making this more of an investment rather than a purchase.

P140 Bypass Lopping Shears 60CM 35MM Capacity

For pruning your garden or carrying out some much needed maintenance work, you are going to want to invest in a pair of sharp, ergonomic and strong shears which are able to scythe through twigs, branches and hedges. These lopping shears are perfect for tackling any stubborn materials lurking in your garden, so by investing in the P140 Bypass Lopping Shears, the task of tidying up your garden will become far less arduous.

Clothing and Workwear

Safety Goggles

On a construction site, the safety of everyone is the most important aspect of any job. With that in mind, it is important to realise the dangers that are present every time you pull on your hi-vis, so make sure take all the necessary precautions and invest in some reliable safety goggles. Head over to our personal protection equipment tab to browse our selection safety goggles.


You always run the risk of dropping things on a construction site, and when on a site, the things you tend to drop are usually quite heavy. With that in mind, protect your feet by investing in some high-quality, steel toe capped boots will give you the much needed protection should you drop any items.

And, finally… Toolbox

To make sure all your essential builder’s tools are always ready and available, keep them all together in your trusted toolbox.

If you wish to find out more about all of our products and services, contact Altis Industries Ltd today on 01420 472692 or contact us via our online form to leave us a message.