Tools Insurance – Resources

Most insurance is something that we think about once a year, when the renewal comes due, or our when circumstances change. And, let’s face it, it’s not something that most people want to spend the time becoming experts on. So, looking to help make it that little bit easier, we’re bringing to you a collection of hints, tips and news.

10 rules for making your hand tools last


Tools are like British summers. We want them to last as long as possible. But sometimes all it takes is some unexpected rainfall to finish them off.

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The future of power tools – what to expect


Welcome to the world of tomorrow! We recently posted a brief history of the power drill to celebrate it turning 100 last year. History’s all well and good, but what about the future?

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ToolsInsuranceOnline History Lesson: The Power Drill


Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the mighty power drill. One of the most iconic and must-have tools in any tool-users arsenal, the power drill has a hell of a history.

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6 weirdest world records set using tools


When you have the right tools, it feels like anything is possible. Sometimes that feeling means you get the job done quicker and you’re left with a very happy customer. Other times it means becoming an international record-breaker!

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London named as van theft hot-spot


According to the latest figures from TRACKER (specialists in vehicle tracking and recovery) 44% of the £500K+ worth of stolen light commercial vehicles that were recovered using the Tracker system in 2016 were stolen using the owners’ keys - highlighting the need for constant diligence.

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Check out our “How at risk are the tools in your van?” Infographic


We’ve put together a new “How at risk are the tools in your van?” Infographic to give you everything you need to know about van and tools theft in the UK and keeping your van and tools safe.

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Security of tools on site


In this article, we look at maintaining the security of your tools on site, to help prevent the disruption of having them stolen, or to help ensure that if they are insured, you’re likely to be able make a successful claim.

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Security of tools in your van


Your tools are likely to spend a chunk of time in your van, and may be vulnerable to theft. In this article, we look at a few simple and effective ways of ensuring the security of your tools in your van.

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Tools insurance in the home


Your tools may well be stored at your home, but are they covered by your home insurance policy? Can they be insured twice? In this article we look at tools insurance in the home.

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Choosing an Excess


Excesses can have a big impact on how the amount paid to you in the event of a claim, as well as how much you pay for your tools insurance policy. In this article we look the different types of excess, as well as some considerations for choosing an excess.

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Choosing a Tools Insurance policy


Not all tools insurance policies are made equal, and you need to be confident that you’ve chosen the right policy for you. This article looks at some key points to consider when choosing a tools insurance policy.

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Avoiding tools related accidents


Tools related accidents can be expensive, painful and disruptive. In this article we spend a few minutes looks at some practical steps to stay safe using your tools.

You can get more information on the tools insurance policy available at ToolsInsuranceOnline.

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Full details of our Terms & Conditions, Limits, Excesses and Policy Exclusions can be found in our Policy Wording. ToolsInsuranceOnline do not offer advice relating to insurance, and you need to ensure that personal tools insurance you choose meets your demands and needs.