Tradies can get tools engraved

Ashburton Menz Shed member Ian Knight prepares to engrave a power tool.

Ashburton Menz Shed is offering a new engraving service to help tradies and others protect their tools from theft.

Tradies can have their drivers’ license number engraved on their tools, so that police can easily return them if they are recovered following a burglary or theft.

Ashburton Menz Shed has partnered with Neighbourhood Support, the Police and Safe Communities Ashburton District to offer the new service to the community.

Engraving costs $4 per tool.

Ian Knight from Ashburton Menz Shed said the initiative was a community service and not a big money spinner for the Menz Shed.

Engraving was seen as a deterrent and aiding in the recovery of stolen tools and could be done on both plastic and metal.

The Menz Shed, located off the southern end of William Street, is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am until 2pm.