Normally, the idea of a pink tool irritates me. The majority of home improvement gadgets and kits marketed “for girls!!!” are downright insulting – they’re cheap, tiny and 80% of the time – pink. I don’t know about other ladies out there, but when I want to work, I want to do it right. I don’t want to look like some ridiculous extra from Legally Blonde 3: Fully Blonded Contractor, fussing with a screw driver that performs its own unappreciated version of the “bend and snap.”
I do have one exception to my no-pink rule, though, and that is for the Pink for a Purpose Hammer by Tomboy Tools. Those who remember the old Secret Deodorant ads can say it with me: It’s strong enough for a man, but made for a woman. This hammer is lightweight (13 oz.) has a nice ergonomic handle and grip but still pounds the daylight out of anything that gets in your way. It also features a handy magnetic head and groove, letting you pick up, rest and set nails with it (although I have to admit that I do still like using the Thumbsaver). But the very best thing about Pink for a Purpose Hammer is that proceeds from its sale go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a terrific charity that is furiously working to hammer out breast cancer. That’s one demo project we can all get behind!
The Pink for a Purpose Hammer can be purchased from Tomboy Tools directly for a meager $14.95. Get one for the DIH (that’s Do-It-Herself!) woman in your life.