One might never know when a recently purchased tool might come in handy, and nobody wants to carry around a backpack full of instruments and gadgets that might not even be needed. It is especially important for construction workers, repairmen, and mechanics. Right tools ensure that people of such professions will do their job quickly and efficiently. There are numerous lists of multipurpose tools one can fit in a pocket, however today we are talking about small gadgets that can be useful in various situations. We are, of course, not talking about heavy-duty equipment that is utilized in the construction of large objects, only small, pocket-sized-ish gadgets that are easy to use and convenient to carry around. So here are our top 5 of gadgets for a construction worker. Please note that they are not stated in a particular order based on their price/usefulness.

Let’s start with a device that is very common on almost every construction site. Laser distance meter is a simple yet sophisticated equipment that allows one to measure the exact distance between objects, walls etc. This device, namely LDM60 by General Tools, allows to single-handedly measure required distances without measuring tapes and complicated devices. It incorporates features like remembering the distances measured previously, performing various mathematical operations, measuring unit conversion and many more. It’s pocket-sized and lightweight, and even comes with its own belt holster! Measuring distances has never been easier.

Next on our list is a combustible gas detector. General Tools provide a great device, model PNG2000A, that is capable of detecting natural gas leaks. It is a very handy tool when installing or servicing gas systems in a household. It has visual and audio alerts that warn of a high gas concentration. Comfortable shape, small size, and great functionality – what else do you need?

Moving on to a must-have when working with wood or moisture-susceptible materials – an MMD3E moisture meter. It is used for determining moisture level and moisture resistance of materials, which is crucial for correct calculations and material testing. It utilizes pin to measure the data more accurately. Ergonomic design, small size, and light weight allow this device to be carried in a pocket or on a belt, whichever is more practical for you.

A device that is necessary when installing or repairing electrical networks is a multimeter. Electricity grids run through all buildings, and their malfunction can lead to great damage and injuries. This device is used by servicemen and construction workers all over the world to analyze networks and devices and detect malfunctions. DMM53FSG multimeter is perfect for any type of application. It has 32 measuring ranges and is resistant to fall damage, which makes this gadget both reliable and useful.

And last, but not the least, we have a video scope. DCS660A by General Tools, it’s a gadget of many functions. It captures the video and displays it on the monitor in real-time, and also records it for later use, or takes still pictures (if necessary). It may be used both in dry areas and water-filled zones, which makes it perfect when repairing or installing plumbing systems, or inspecting flooded areas. It’s not exactly pocket-sized, however, it comes with a case, and you can carry it on your belt or in a small bag.

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Source by Nelly Gatto