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Local Fencing Installers: Our Power Tools, Our Stories

Sheridan fencing - Dave Relf

Hey folks, Dave Relf here, owner of our local fencing crew at Sheridan fencing, serving Medway, Maidstone, Gravesend, and Sittingbourne. Wanted to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes, where our fences come to life. Now, it's not just about wood and posts – it's about the tools that get the job done. Take our trusty Power Drill; been with us for more than 30 years, still drilling through anything in its way. Then there's the Kango, a heavyweight champion we got after installing a gate for a customer – a barter deal that turned into a fantastic partnership. These tools aren’t just tools; they’re the heart of our craft, creating fences that stand strong in our local communities. Stick around as I share the stories of these tools that have become more than just a part of the job – they're family.

Tool #1: The Disc Cutter

Usage: The Disc Cutter, labeled '1' in the image above, is a stalwart in our arsenal primarily used for precision cutting in our fencing projects. With the abundance of concrete in our installations, this tool is indispensable for cutting posts and concrete gravel boards to the exact size required. Its robust nature allows us to achieve clean and accurate cuts, ensuring the structural integrity and aesthetics of our fences.

Acquisition History: This veteran tool has been an integral part of our team for a remarkable 14 years. We acquired it from a local builder whom we have a longstanding relationship with. The decision to purchase this Disc Cutter from a trusted local source has proven to be a wise investment, showcasing the reliability and durability that has become synonymous with Sheridan Fencing.

Role in the Journey: Over the years, the Disc Cutter has seen the evolution of our projects and has adapted to the changing demands of the fencing industry. From the early days when it was a new addition to our toolkit, to becoming an indispensable part of our daily operations, this tool has played a crucial role in shaping the success and precision of our installations.

As we look back at its enduring service, the Disc Cutter stands as a testament to the enduring quality and craftsmanship that defines Sheridan Fencing.

Tool #2: The Power Drill

Usage: Meet the workhorse of our team, the Power Drill, marked '2' in the image above. This enduring tool has been a vital component in our fencing installations for over 30 years. It boasts the capability to effortlessly drill through a variety of materials, including walls, wooden posts, and anything that challenges cordless alternatives. Its robust design and power make it the go-to tool for tasks that demand precision and strength.

Acquisition History: Our Power Drill comes with a rich history. We acquired it over three decades ago from a neighbor when we resided in Sheridan Close. At the time, our neighbor worked for a tool firm, and it was through his connection that we gained access to this reliable powerhouse. Little did we know that this purchase would prove to be an investment lasting over three decades, showcasing the durability and longevity of quality tools.

Role in the Journey: Over the years, this Power Drill has been a constant companion, witnessing the evolution of our projects and the fencing industry as a whole. Its ability to tackle tasks that cordless alternatives struggle with has made it an indispensable asset in our toolkit. From the early days in Sheridan Close to the present, this tool has consistently demonstrated its resilience and reliability.

As the Power Drill continues to bore through challenges, it symbolizes the enduring strength and reliability that define Sheridan Fencing.

Tool #3: The Kango - Heavy Duty Rotary Hammer Drill

Reliable Veteran Since the Early Years

Usage: The Kango, our heavy-duty rotary hammer drill marked '3,' has been a steadfast companion in our toolkit for nearly as long as our power drill. It's our go-to tool for tough jobs, especially when fence posts have excessive concrete around their base. This powerhouse comes into play, effortlessly breaking through challenges that other tools may find daunting.

Acquisition Story: Acquired around the same time as our power drill, the Kango has an interesting origin. After installing a fence for a customer, they requested an additional gate installation. Instead of payment, the customer generously offered up the Kango. Since then, it has become an invaluable asset, showcasing the reciprocity and community spirit that often accompanies our work.

Role in the Journey: The Kango has proven its worth on numerous occasions, handling tasks that demand extra power and precision. From breaking down concrete to tackling challenging installations, it has become an indispensable tool, reflecting the resilience and adaptability of Sheridan Fencing.

As we continue our journey, the Kango stands as a testament to the collaborative relationships we build with our customers and the tools that become integral to our success. Stay tuned for more insights into the tools shaping our fencing installations.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed getting to know the tools behind our fencing installations in Medway, Maidstone, Gravesend, and Sittingbourne. Stay tuned for more updates, and we look forward to showcasing these tools in action during your next fencing installation.