Tools and their REAL uses

ToolHQ - Drill PressDRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat
metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and
flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that
freshly-stained heirloom piece you were drying.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the
workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and
hard-earned guitar calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to
say, “YEOWW SHIT….”

ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop rivets in their holes
until you die of old age.

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What is That Thing?

There is a difference between using a power tool for what it is designed for and using it for something completely unrelated.  There is also a difference between using the power tool for something with some ingenuity or using it for something that is dangerous and completely wrong.

ToolHQ - King Float

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Generators for Emergency and for Recreation

Alright, so we announced not too long ago that we were now carrying a line of Nevada gas and diesel powered generators.  While these generators are tough enough and built to withstand the rigors of the jobsite, they are more useful than that. In fact, there are many situations that generator will come in useful, for recreation as well as emergency.

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DeWalt Offers a Great Solution to Your Impact Needs

ToolHQ - Dewalt Nut Driver SetYou already have the tools; make sure you have the right accessories to go along with them.  The DeWalt 4 piece magnetic nut driver set is a must have when using your cordless impact driver. These impact bits are the solution to those pesky, hard to reach areas that make the job harder than it needs to be.   Not only does the kit include the 4 most popular sizes, including ¼:, 5/16”, 3/8” and 7/16”, the bits pivot as well.

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Check Out This Week’s Weekly Deal:

ToolHQ - Makita Deal Of the WeekMakita :XPH01Z 18V Cordless ½’ Hammer Drill Bare Tool is only $101.20 with Free Shipping, in stock now. This is brand new, not reconditioned in any way.

This is a great gift for someone who already has a battery, or for yourself. We also sell the batteries, if you need them- but this is a great deal if you are just looking for an inexpensive tool, this is the way to do it. This tool has a built in LED light and a ½’ keyless chuck for quick bit changes.  It also has 16 clutch settings and a belt clip and an all metal 2 speed transmission.

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Electric or Gas?

This question can be asked about many things, such as transportation, but we are a power tool site and that is what we are thinking about when we ask the question, specifically, gas or electric lawn and garden tools.  Which do you prefer?  It might not even matter which you prefer because the yard you have might determine which is right for you.  You might even want both depending how much of the work you do yourself and what your personal style is when doing the work.

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Some New Uses for Old Doors

ToolHQ - New Uses Old Doors 1Whether you have old doors lying around your house, or you happen to see some at a sale of some sort, there is plenty you can do with them-

  • Reuse an old door as a new door with a different purpose. Maybe you don’t have any hardware, and you can hang it like a barn door. This is becoming increasingly popular in homes. You basically install a bar and some hooks for the door to attach to, and you just slide the door across the door opening. You can use any size door as long as it covers the opening when “shut.”

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It’s TWO Months ‘Til Christmas!

I know it seems hard to believe, but yes, mates- Christmas is two months away. You know what that means- presents!

We are sure you can find something for everyone on your gift list at ToolHQ. We have all the newest tool sand technology- as well as great deals on bare tools.  No matter what the gender or age of your recipient, we have you covered!

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Fire Safety Awareness

ToolHQ - Fire SafetyIn light of the current fires across Australia, we thought it would be good to take a moment to stress the importance of teaching our family about fire safety.

The fires that are spreading across our country were allegedly set by 2 children. We all know children are impressed with lighters and matches, but this just might be an opportune time to talk to your kids about the reality of playing with fire.

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Have You Experienced the Awesomeness of a One-Handed Recip Saw?

ToolHQ - HackzallYou may have seen a one handed reciprocating saw and thought, no way that really works as well as it sounds. You would be wrong, mate. The first one that came out was the Hackzall by MilwaukeeThey also all feature much different shapes and grip profiles than their larger brethren. The Hackzall and Bosch both take a pistol-grip approach, with the saw jutting out at a vertical angle. This looks pretty odd at first, but it makes perfect sense when you pick up the saw to use it. When you hold it like a pistol, the angle of the saw matches the angle of your arm, so you can comfortably hold the saw while attacking workpieces horizontally or vertically. And the motor placement makes a kick-ass spot to put your other hand to stabilize the saw when you need to hold it in place or add a little force. (no surprise there)- and other major tool brands have been following suit. You may be wondering what makes it so great, and if you should get one- well read on.

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Cabinet Renovating Ideas

ToolHQ - Cabinet RenovatingThe biggest real estate areas in our kitchens are cabinets. Unfortunately, they are probably the priciest parts of the kitchen, as well. Unless you have a disposable income, you have to be creative in coming up with ways to freshen up your cabinets.

Depending on the material of your cabinets, you have several viable options; the first option is obvious:

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How Do You Pick the Right Tile?

ToolHQ - Different TilesOnce you have decided what type of material you want for your project, you need to specifically choose the perfect one. Tile comes in so many types and sizes and colors, it can be a difficult choice. Then you have the grout to figure out! The different types of tile flooring are brick, cement, ceramic, porcelain, saltillo, terracota, and terrazzo. The most common floor tile types are cement and ceramic.

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Why Not Take a Day Off This Labour Day?

Labour Day is coming quickly- and most of us will probably spend the day outdoors, by the barbie, or perhaps getting some odd jobs done around the house. While all of these things are good ideas, why not think about taking the day off for a change? We are always encouraging work and projects and checking off to do lists here, but one day a year we all deserve a break.

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Get Ready for Warmer Weather

So spring has sprung and it won’t be long before the hotter days of summer arrive.  Are you ready?  Yes it’s hot, sure the bugs are out and there is a lot going on and being outside can get downright uncomfortable, but there is nothing quite like summer fun.  Plus, all of the holidays are coming up and that always gets us excited around here.  Of course we love gift giving, and what better way to show your love and appreciation to the DIY’er in your life than to give the gift that keeps on giving.  But even if there weren’t gifts to be giving and time off for the holidays, summer is a great time to enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather.

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What Type of Roofing Material is Best for Your Home?

When it comes to your roof, there are numerous choices. The best choice can depend on the pitch and style of the roof, as well as your house. Here are a few of the more popular choices:

Asphalt Shingles- These are the most common roof coverings.  It is one of the least expensive options, and they come in a variety of colors and looks. These shingles are guaranteed for 20-30 years, which is a pretty good investment.  The advantage here is obviously value, the disadvantage is its commonality. You can upgrade your look and use architectural shingles to make your house stand out from others. They are made to look like slate or shakes.

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Check Out the Milwaukee 2602-22 Hammer Drill/Driver Kit

ToolHQ - Milwaukee 2602-22I was talking with a friend the other day and they made a comment about cordless drills.  They told me that nobody really wants to buy a drill, what they want is to buy the hole in the wall that they are making.  In some ways this makes sense, after all, you are buying the drill in order to complete a specific task.  But even if you could just buy the hole in the wall or the assembled computer desk or an assembled bike, would that be enough for you?  You can use the same argument for a good pair of shoes…you aren’t necessarily buying the walking shoes; you just want to get to the destination.  But with a lousy pair of shoes, getting there can be a pain in the…foot.  So you take a little extra time and pick out the right pair of shoes.

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