Top 5 Tools Every Tradesman Needs In Their Van
30 January 2023

Today we are going to dive into the top 5 tools and pieces of equipment that every tradesperson needs in their van. Whether you are a chippy, an electrician, a plumber, or the local jack of all trades. These are our top 5 essentials for any tradesmen.

Your Trusted Toolbox

Coming in at number one is your trusted toolbox. In here, you are going to have everything you need but will never actually be able to find when you need it! You may be at humble begins with a neatly organized box of shining goodies or maybe your toolbox is older than your firstborn. If that is the case, you are probably still holding yourself to the promise that you will one day stop duct taping up the cracks and invest in a new one, no matter the condition of your toolbox, you aren’t starting a job without it.

Electric Screwdriver

Number 2 is your trusted electric screwdriver and screw bits. You might be fortunate enough to have one that has all your screw bits nicely placed in a clear plastic holder and you know exactly where to find your next screw bit. If you are like the rest of the population, you are going to furiously dig around trying to find a screw bit that is more metal than rust and is actually going to help you get the job done. Regardless, it is probably the first tool you picked up and will be the last you put down.


Your third most essential tool is going to be WD40. No further explanation is needed for this one. It has got you out of many sticky situations before and it is only going to be a godsend for your next job.


At number 4 we have your saw. It might be your trusty hand saw one or perhaps last Christmas you were gifted your beloved cordless Festool. Whichever you might have, you are going to need it sooner or later and it is something worth protecting. Make sure your tools are never left unprotected, it might come with a hefty price tag or it might be priceless, either way, the best way to deter thieves and protect your tools is with extra and external van security.

Tape Measure

And finally, you can’t go anywhere without your tape measure. Your faithful Stanley tape measure has never let your down and truly is something that should be treasured. It is the foundation of any good job, it is the tool that gives you the best value for money and is something you are going to use day in, day out.

We hope that you’ve got a few of these, if not all of them, in your van! No matter what you do or don’t have, protecting your tools is protecting your livelihood and something that you should always look at doing. We work nationwide securing all types of vans. Get in contact with us today to get an instant quote on securing your van and your livelihood.