Sketch artists, musicians, painters, filmmakers, etc., each have their own set of tools, equipment and supplies when going about creating their works of art. No matter the industry tools, supplies and equipment are needed to complete the day's task at hand. Each industry is different, which means that each industry worker has his or her own set of unique tools, supplies and equipment that they use.
Be it insulation for industrial use in the contracting industry or vacuum trucks used by hydro excavation companies like Transway Systems Inc. in their specialized industry; the tools or equipment used or required will differ from one industry to the next. Every worker in any given industry will have a hard time going about doing what they need to do during their work day if they don't have the right tools at their disposal.
Whether it's a multinational corporation that has hundreds of industrial machines in their plants or private contractors that work from a home based business, it's not all that difficult to get the right equipment that will make sure that at the end of the day the job is complete. Figuring out what will be needed will depend on the industry you work in but it shouldn't be all that hard to get started.
For instance if you're a carpenter and your specialty is using wood to build or make things like coffee tables, bookcases or benches then you're going to need some woodworking machinery for sure. It can be expensive to purchase and if you're just starting out, trying to get yourself established, you might not have the ability to afford heavy duty, pricey woodworking machinery. If that's the case don't give up, there are other avenues you can go down.
One alternative to purchasing brand new is to by used equipment. Be it a band saw, nail gun, electric drill, panel saw, table saw or bench grinder, there is plenty available through second hand means that you can buy and use until you're ready to purchase brand new.
Just remember, regardless of industry, tools, equipment and supplies will go hand in hand with industry skills; they each need each other.