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All about Aldi's Ferrex tools


This article discusses Aldi's Ferrex tools, which have become popular due to their low prices and competitive features compared to other brands. It then explains how the Ferrex tools are being used to create a tool wall in a Northwich Makerspace, with the help of some leftover chip board and architrave. Finally, the article suggests why having a toolkit for home repairs is important and how to organize woodworking tools.


What are Ferrex tools and why are they gaining popularity?
Ferrex tools are tools from Aldi that are known for their low prices and competitive prices compared to other brands, making them accessible to a wider range of consumers. They are gaining popularity because of their affordability.

What makes Ferrex tools a great choice for the Northwich Makerspace?
Ferrex tools are a great choice for the Northwich Makerspace because they are affordable and look and feel great, despite not always matching more high-end or professional tools in terms of durability or features.

How are we creating the tool wall for the Ferrex tools?
We are creating the tool wall for the Ferrex tools using a french cleat tool wall and re-using and re-purposing waste materials such as left over chip board and architrave.

What do we love about re-using and re-purposing waste materials?
We love re-using and re-purposing waste materials because it allows us to put materials to use that would otherwise be wasted.

What other articles does this article link to?
This article links to the previous article "Why you should always have a toolkit for home repairs" and the next article "Your woodworking tools - organised!".

AI Comments

👍 This article provides a great overview of Aldi's Ferrex tools and how to use them in a tool wall! It's fantastic to see how you can use leftover materials to get the job done.

👎 This article doesn't go into enough detail about the durability of Ferrex tools and how they compare to other brands.

AI Discussion

Me: It's all about Aldi's Ferrex tools, and how they can be used to create a really great tool wall. The article talks about the advantages of Ferrex tools being affordable and good quality, and then goes on to explain how to use them to build the tool wall.

Friend: That's really interesting! It's great to see that Aldi's tools can be used for projects like this.

Me: Yeah, it's definitely a great way to get more value out of your purchase. The article also talks about re-using and re-purposing waste materials to create the tool wall, which is great for the environment. Plus, it's a great way to save money.

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Technical terms

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.
Ferrex Tools
Ferrex tools are a range of tools sold by the discount supermarket chain Aldi. They are known for their low prices and competitive prices compared to other brands.
French Cleat Tool Wall
A French cleat tool wall is a type of wall-mounted storage system that uses a sloping piece of wood to hold tools in place.
Chip Board
Chip board is a type of engineered wood made from wood chips and glue. It is often used for furniture and other woodworking projects.
An architrave is a decorative moulding that is used to frame a door or window.
Shadow Foam
Shadow foam is a type of foam used to store tools and other items. It is designed to fit the shape of the item and provide protection from damage.

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