TOOLS

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Of course, once you’ve cre­ated your ul­ti­mate shed, you’ll want to roll your sleeves up and rip into your per­sonal pro­ject. But an im­pres­sive workspace is noth­ing with­out a well-or­ga­nized, high­qual­ity range of tools to help you get the job done as ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble. “You’re only as good as your tools,” as they say in the clas­sics.

This is where Teng Tools comes in. With around 3000 Teng Tools prod­ucts avail­able in New Zealand, the team cover al­most ev­ery kind of tool you could pos­si­bly need for your garage — from socket sets, torque wrenches, and spe­cial­ized ser­vice tools, right through to screw­drivers, span­ners, pli­ers, and im­pact tools.

The team also pro­duce stor­age sys­tems so that you can avoid those ‘where on earth did I leave it?’ sce­nar­ios. In fact, Teng Tools make 20 dif­fer­ent kinds of tool cases and tool­boxes, and more than 120 dif­fer­ent kinds of in­ter­lock­ing tool trays, mean­ing that they can pro­vide stor­age so­lu­tions that cater to the in­di­vid­ual — from those who spend ev­ery wak­ing mo­ment in their garage, to those who just en­joy the ca­sual week­end tin­ker­ing ses­sion.

It goes with­out say­ing that the tools of­fered by Teng Tools are of a very high qual­ity. All tools pro­duced by the

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brand are de­signed to ei­ther meet or ex­ceed strin­gent in­ter­na­tional stan­dards for tools, in­clud­ing those set by the In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Stan­dard­iza­tion (ISO), and the Deutsches In­sti­tut für Nor­mung (DIN). Ev­ery tool across the range also comes with its own in­di­vid­ual life­time guar­an­tee. Mar­ket­ing man­ager Stephen Cole is quick to back up the claim. “Our range and our qual­ity are se­cond to none — but you’re not go­ing to pay the earth for it. The ser­vice and backup that we of­fer is also out­stand­ing. From time to time, things do break, but we’re very fair in how we cat­e­go­rize any break­ages ac­cord­ing to our stan­dard life­time war­ranty, which spans our whole range.”

And it’s not just Stephen who gives th­ese en­dorse­ments. Teng Tools’ prod­ucts are used by the New Zealand De­fence Force, Fon­terra, and many other ma­jor na­tional and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Swedish su­per­car­man­u­fac­turer Koenigsegg, as well as world-class brands like Volvo and Bent­ley! Teng Tools is a truly global brand.

We’re all fa­mil­iar with the joy a sim­ple af­ter­noon of work­ing on your au­to­mo­tive pro­ject can pro­duce, but that joy is al­ways that lit­tle bit sweeter when you’re uti­liz­ing a set of tools ca­pa­ble of work­ing as hard as you are. But it’s Stephen who ex­plains it best.

“Peo­ple get that sense of en­joy­ment from work­ing on your own ve­hi­cle or mo­tor­cy­cle, and if you’ve got the right tools for the job, it makes the process a lot eas­ier and a lot more sat­is­fy­ing. And that’s where a brand like Teng Tools fits in, be­cause our range is so vast that you’ll al­ways have some­thing there that’ll suit what you’re do­ing.”

What are the ‘must-haves’ that come to mind when you con­sider your dream garage or work­shop? Per­haps a large space, the best tools and equip­ment, or the best se­cu­rity — chances are, car­pet­ing won’t have made the cut.

And it’s a com­mon mis­con­cep­tion that car­pets and garages are mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive — car­pet your garage, and you can’t store or work on your car in it.

How­ever, as An­drew Pe­gler from In­stalled. points out, this is not the case at all. “Car­pet­ing can turn your garage into a safe, warm, com­fort­able, and mul­ti­pur­pose space for your­self and your car. A lot of peo­ple don’t even know it [work­shop-spe­cific car­pet] ex­ists un­til they see it.” he says.

“It’s 100-per-cent wa­ter­proof, so it doesn’t rot or smell, and won’t get slip­pery like con­crete when it’s wet. We’re com­monly asked about oil leaks or spills too, and it’s so easy to clean — put some saw­dust down, dry it out, and vac­uum it up. It re­ally is a car­pet for you, your fam­ily, and your car.”

It’s also durable — “We get asked a lot about how durable the car­pet is,” An­drew states. “Au­tex, the man­u­fac­turer, in­stalled the prod­uct in a fire sta­tion 38 years ago, and it’s still there. Sure, it looks like it’s had 38 years of fire sta­tion use, but it’s still there do­ing what it was de­signed to.

“It’s man­u­fac­tured sus­tain­ably here in New Zealand, and be­cause the prod­uct is bound with heat rather than chem­i­cals, it is to­tally fam­ily-friendly,” An­drew says. In ad­di­tion, it’s cost-ef­fec­tive — es­pe­cially when com­pared with the cost of res­i­den­tial car­pet­ing — but can com­pletely trans­form your garage into an invit­ing, homely space. It’s merely a mat­ter of see­ing be­yond the mis­con­cep­tion of car­pets in garages.

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