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Updated: May 1, 2014 01:32 IST

DIY, next time your tap leaks

P. Sujatha Varma
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The multi-purpose power kits are gaining acceptance. Chakravarthy Pantham, CEO of Super Power, the channel partner of Bosch in Andhra region, demonstrating the tool kits in Vijayawada. _ PHOTO: V_RAJU.
The Hindu The multi-purpose power kits are gaining acceptance. Chakravarthy Pantham, CEO of Super Power, the channel partner of Bosch in Andhra region, demonstrating the tool kits in Vijayawada. _ PHOTO: V_RAJU.

DIY can extend to small art, craft and culture or big construction projects as it is both a creative and cost-saving activity

Remember the last time you had one of your doors sagging and you called a carpenter to repair it. Even as you were standing by, watching him at work, you silently wished that if only you could learn a few simple repair jobs, it would mean big cash saving besides a sense of satisfaction for having done your own work.

Be it a dripping faucet or an unfit chair, the plumber, the carpenter or the painter for that matter, will land at your doorstep only after you make endless calls. It doesn’t somehow seem right not to understand the working of simple machines and devices we depend on so much.

Do it Yourself (DIY)…yes, DIY is the method of building, modifying or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. The concept which is vastly popular in western countries where every household is equipped with a DIY tool kit, is gaining acceptance in mana Bejawada.

DIY can extend to small art, craft and culture or big construction projects as it is both a creative-recreational and cost-saving activity.

For instance, learning how to paint your home can save you 90 per cent of what you would pay a professional. “We are so accustomed to depending on outside labour for our home and daily hardware needs, spare a thought for the enormous cost involved in it. We are here to help people of this city try tools for their home, hobby and garden needs,” says Chakravarthy Pantham, CEO of Super Power, the channel partner of Bosch in Andhra region.

Cashing in on the public mood, the firm intends to open an exclusive DIY store on Ring Road near hotel Sun City in a couple of months.

“Just the other day, we had a couple of women walking in to pick up a lawn mower. Since this place is not suitable for retailing purpose, we plan to open a showroom equipped with a range of DIY products,” he says pointing at the world’s smallest cordless screwdriver that’s perfect for a home. “Like they say, the best gifts come in small packages. This tiny tool is travelling across the globe enveloped in gift wraps,” he says.

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