Ahh Christmas time, the season of gift-giving – a time to show your nearest and dearest how much you love them, with personal, thoughtful gifts and treats.
But quite often, we find ourselves scratching our heads as to what to buy for our family and friends. Once you’ve exhausted all of the standard presents – we’re talking about socks, jumpers, slippers and smellies, it’s not always easy to pin down the perfect gift that you know your loved one will use or cherish.
If you are on the search for the perfect gift for a gardener or DIY lover, here at Equestrian Fencing, we’ve got you covered. We’re here to help you think outside of the box.
With a selection of tools and hardware available, why not treat someone special to something that you know they’ll love and make use of whilst doing their favourite thing?
For any gardener or landscaper, finding the right shovel for the job makes all the difference. And actually, shovel-shopping is certainly not a ‘one size fits all approach. There is a range of different shovels available to choose from, so you can find the perfect gift for the intended use.
Not sure what you’re looking for? Fear not, you don’t have to be an expert and start a big research mission if you want to stock up a loved one’s shovel collection. We’ll run you through a few of the shovels available here at Equestrian Fencing, in addition to their most common uses.
The Ultimate Fencer’s Graft is a fantastic gift for someone who is looking to take on a fence project in the New Year. When installing a new fence, digging post holes consistently to the right size can be a fiddly, tiring and time-consuming process.
With this tool, post hole digging is made far easier. It is specifically designed to save upper body movement and avoid bending when digging. With a sharp, hardened blade and a toughened sleeve at the bottom that reinforces the shaft for extra strength, this is a quality post digging tool that will help to save time and effort.
Do you know someone who’s in need of a new gardening shovel this Christmas?
Let’s start with the Taper Mouth Shovel. This shovel is most suitable for general use for example digging in the garden or tending to an allotment.
It’s a handy tool to have available and one that is designed for maximum comfort as well as durability.
Next, we have the Trench Shovel. It has an integrated hand-stop, which prevents the tool user’s hand from slipping down to the forged head. It’s also heat-treated and tempered for high performance and has insulating material and a replaceable shovelhead.
It’s the perfect gift for someone who is about to take on a landscaping project as it’s ideal for getting into the narrow spots and for digging trenches for cable laying.
A Round Pointed Micro Shovel, perfect for a range of lightweight applications such as shovelling materials into wheelbarrows and jumbo bags. They are small and nimble enough for refined spaces as well as being small and easy to transport.
It has a heavy-duty round blade and a soft grip to protect the hands as well as a d-size grip and foot trades. It is also powder ring coated, giving it a hardwearing finish.
Every toolbox needs a handsaw. They are a versatile tool that can be used for a range of DIY and gardening projects. Designed to cut through wood and timber, they are the perfect gift for anyone who loves creating and building things.
The Irwin Jack First Fix 880 Plus Universal Handsaw 500mm (20″) is made from light quality C75 steel, has an increased hand space for use with gloves and 90 degree and 45-degree markings for added precision.
Every DIYer or gardener needs a tape measure in their tool kit – it’s a staple piece of any toolkit. Over time, they get lost, never returned after being borrowed or simply broken or rusty. Why not treat your loved one to a new tape measure this Christmas?
As a fairly inexpensive tool, it could be a great stocking filler. Our Stanley tape measure is 5 meters, ideal for a range of indoor and outdoor projects, and shows both the Metric and Imperial scales. It’s super durable, and rather importantly, highly accurate.
This is a wire tensioning tool that helps to regulate the load applied to it. You’d use this tool for wire fence and trellis wire tensioning for anchoring reasons. It’s a super handy tool that is easy to use and will allow your loved one to tension wire up to 400kg with minimal effort, saving lots of time.
The torque gauge controls the load applied to the wire, giving consistent tension every time and optimising the life of the wire. The tool comes with medium gripples to get them started.
These are essential for removing loose soil from within a hole once it’s been loosened with a graft shovel.
The Post Hole Digger is designed to offer a fast and effective way to dig uniform fence post holes. This contraption enables the user to remove soil quickly with maximum efficiency and ease.
It features non-slip fibreglass handles and steel blades, meaning it will last for longer, abrasion and corrosion-free.
The Ground Buster does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s designed for breaking up hard ground, including concrete, concrete blocks, rocks, tree roots and other tough surfaces. So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who is about to take on a big gardening project, this is certainly something that they may need in their toolkit!
It is made from heavy-duty carbon steel and has a hardened chisel point. Inside of the tool, there is also a sliding weight which is designed to prevent jarring in the hands, wrists, shoulders and neck whilst preventing bounce-back when used.
This is another tool that does what it says on the tin. With its two steel handles, it’s designed to distribute force when ramming timber fence posts into the ground.
It is a heavy-duty piece of kit that helps to speed up the process and increase accuracy when fixing fence posts into the ground. They are available in two diameter sizes.
Still not sure on what to buy? You could create a goodie box tool hamper to stock up your loved one’s toolbox with all of their favourite and highly used tools, fixings and screws.
These are certainly handy things to have in any toolbox. They are small interchangeable screwdriver tips without a handle that can be easily inserted into the matching bit holder.
Driver bits save you having to carry around lots of different screwdrivers, meaning you can always have the right tool on you.
You can choose from a range of different sizes to find a set that fits the driver.
A highly versatile screw, suitable for a range of structural timber applications, including fence installation. They have a Pozi head, a type 17 point and a knurled thread.
Again, these are suitable for a range of applications including deck, fence and shed installations. They are a classic screw option, with a bulge head and can be used on a range of timbers as they offer corrosion resistance. Pick and mix from a selection of sizes.
A classic fixing – why not stock up their toolbox with a bag of round wire nails? They have a galvanised finish and are suitable for a range of woodworking projects and fence building. Choose from a range of lengths and sizes.
Most DIYers will have a bottle or tube of wood adhesive in their toolbox. It is handy for a range of projects including wood repairs and gap filling. It can be used indoors and outdoors and is available in both 30 minute or 5-minute fast-setting options.
This stuff is really useful to have to hand whenever carrying out any timber project outdoors. When we cut pressure treated timber, the newly exposed timber should be treated. A splash of Cut End Preserver helps to prevent inner and untreated timber surfaces from rotting and decay.
Made from resins and oils, it is designed to penetrate deep into the timber and provide a long-lasting finish. It can be used on fences, decking, sheds and summer houses as well as external wall joinery.
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