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What to use when you don't have the tool for the job

What to use when you don't have the tool for the job

Home Depot have all the tools you could ever wish for or need for. Using a We Are Coupons Home Depot Money Off Coupon you can save money all the tools at Home Depot and more.  While most of us have a toolbox filled with the tools we need there are times when we come unstuck and have no tools nearby. So, what do we do when we don’t have tools?  Here are a few crazy ideas.


This is a straightforward solution. A hammer is a basic tool, it’s earliest predecessor was perhaps a rock and in some instances a rock can still be used. However there are many household objects you can use as a hammer depending on what it is you need to hammer. However, you need to make sure that when you convert a frying pan or anything else into a hammer you don’t damage the object you are using.


We all know those times when we need to tighten or loosen a screw and we don’t have a screwdriver to hand. Many of us are quite resourceful and there are a few options for screwing or unscrewing a screw. A flat head screw is quite easy, there are ladies and men who can use a fingernail but a tab of a soda can, a credit card or even a small coin can do the trick. A Philips screwdriver on the other hand is more of a challenge and the end of a butterknife, another small coin or the edge of corner of a cd or dvd box can be used.


This is a tricky one. What can you use instead of a wrench?  Clever lifehackers will know how to do this in an instant as there are a couple of very proven ways to do so. The first is to take two small coins and place them together on opposing sides of the nut or bolt you need to tighten or loosen then twist them.  The second is a cable tie. Simply wrap the cable tie over the nut or bolt and pull tight. Once tightened simply pull the tail of the tie and turn the nut or bolt.

Wire Cutters

Wire can be  challenge to cut even with wire cutters. However, there are a handful of tools you can use when you don’t have your wire cutters to hand. The first is a utility knife but if this is not to hand you are not lost completely. A pair of craft scissors will work and as a last resort you can use a pair of nail clippers.


When you need some ooph nothing beats a pair of pliers. In similar fashion to a wrench you can use coins to grip and item. Failing this a pair of kitchen tongs, being careful not to damage them work equally well. 

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