This week we are pleased to offer Milwaukee’s 2602-22 18V Cordless Drill Driver Kit. This kit includes:
- Milwaukee 2602-22 M18 Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Drill Driver
- Two 18-Volt XC High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries
- One-Hour 240V Charger
- Hard moulded plastic Milwaukee case
- ToolHQ 12 Month Warranty
- Tax Invoice
- Amazing service and a telephone number to call
- Peace of Mind
I am sure that most tradies don’t think that they need to worry about being active on social media platforms. But, the world is changing, and 5 years ago no one knew what Facebook or Twitter was, now everyone can’t live without it. It may have started out as a “social” technology- but smart business turned it into a marketing platform, as well.
Everyone wants to know what others are doing, whether thatbe in business or personal lives. Social media is a way for us to keep up with the fast pace of each others’ lives. Without investing our own time, if we don’t wish to. If you want to know what your neighbor is doing, but don’t want to get involved in an hour long conversation, you can probably find out by looking at his Facebook page, and save an hour. The same goes for the business side of social media. Keeping abreast of companies’ and competitors’ goings on is much easier now. On the flip side, it also makes it much harder to stay ahead.
I am sure, by now, you all have heard of Pinterest. Some people think it is just for women, or housewives. Oh contrare, monfrer. Pinterest is for anyone and everyone.
They have borads and pins for everything under the sun. I am sure companies even get ideas from Pinterest.
The newest thing happening is Pinterest Parties. A lot of them are aimed at crafty projects- but you can come up with any theme to host a party. The main idea is that you host a party where you invite people and friends to come and actually DO something that you have seen on Pinterest. There are may jokes circulating the internet that Pinterest pinners never actually do any of the things they pin, they just pin them. So, hosting a Pinterest Party will enable you and some friends to get together and actually accomplish something you have seen on Pinterest.
Even if you are not a homeowner, you should own- and know how to use- a few basic tools. But, you especially need these if you own your own house:
- Screwdrivers: Phillips head, Flat head and Torx Head- These will prove invaluable to all members of your household. You will need them for simple things on a regular basis.
- Allen wrenches: Go ahead and pick up a set of these. That way you will have whatever size you need on hand. They help in small spaces, when you can’t use a screwdriver.
- Socket Set: You should keep a set of both metric and standard measurements, as you never know where the item you are working on was made.
- Wrenches: Get some adjustable and combination wrenches. You will need both at some time or another.
- Hammer:This is a no brainer. You will need to hammer something, whether it is a picture frame or a loose step.
- Cordless Drill: This will make life so much easier when you need to tighten (or loosen) something in your home. Dining chair legs get wobbly, you need to put your new grill together- the possibilities will be endless.
- Tape Measure: You might want to have a couple handy. They always get lost, don’t ask me why. You will need to measure something sometime.
- Circular Saw: At some point you will be making repairs or remodeling or building something in or around your house. A circular saw makes the job quick and painless.
- Knife: Make sure to keep extra blades on hand, as well.
- Flashlights: Most people don’t think of these as tools, but you should have a few in your house, and make sure everyone knows where they are. Keep the batteries close by, you don’t want to have a dead flashlight if the power goes out!
- Toolbox: Obviously, you need something to house all your tools, so that they stay in shape, but also so they stay in one place. Get one that is bigger than you need, because you will be adding tools along the way.
A Job Site Radio Buying Guide
Everyone needs the distraction of music or talk radio on the job, right? It’s as much of a requirement as bring your tool belt with you to the job site. With all the gadgets and players out there, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. We can offer some advice:
Mother’s Day is coming up, and instead of giving her the usual flower bouquet or handmade card, why not give her something she will remember?
There are lots of easy inexpensive projects you can do with your child that will make a big impression on Mum. A simple bird house, that you and your son or daughter construct, and paint will be a gift she can treasure forever. You can find plans for bird houses all over the internet. Check out this site for some ideas. You won’t need much in the way of supplies, or tools, for that matter.
No matter what gender your child is, he or she needs to know how to use basic tools. It not only teaches basic motor skills and hand eye coordination, but it also provides them a skill they can use for the rest of their lives.
The first tool every kid should learn how to handle is a screw driver. I would start out with a magnetic tipped one so it is easier to keep the driver on the screw. This will teach them the coordination, as well as reinforce “righty tighty, lefty loosey” rule. This is also an opportunity to teach your child the different tips on a screw.
Everybody has their favorite tool, the one that seems to get you out of the jam you find yourself in from time to time. This is the tool that can do things that it might not be meant to do, but you trust it to get the job done. For me, my reciprocating saw is that tool. It can do just about anything. Sometimes I use it for a job even when I have a tool that can do that specific job. I would just rather use my reciprocating saw.
But why should you have a reciprocating saw at all? Do you really need one? I would say that if you do anything that has anything to do with building or construction, of course you should. You probably have a couple already. But even for the average homeowner and DIY’er, having a reciprocating saw is a good idea.
We all know that dangerous insects and animals lurk everywhere, but hearing the recent news story about field hockey player, Karl Berry, dying from a snake bite made me think a little harder. Berry apparently was bitten by a venomous king brown snake, but did not realize it was a deadly bite. He immediately went for a run, which pumped the venom through his body quicker than normal. He died from the bite. This is very tragic, and our thoughts go out to his fan, family, and friends.
Unfortunately, there are many dangerous animals and insects that can be found in our own backyards. This is a good time to point some of these out, so that we are all aware of them, and can avoid them if spotted.
Let’s face it, summer is over, and we are headed into Autumn, and soon it will be winter! If you are a homeowner, there are some Autumn chores you need to take care of before Old Man Winter comes.
There are some jobs you just shouldn’t put off. Dental work comes to mind, but around the house, anything that has to deal with water should never be put off. Water damage is very difficult to fix even if it is caught early. But if you let it go, the little bit of damage that needs to be repaired turns into a much larger project. There are some common places that you get water damage, and there are some things to look for when inspecting for it. There are also some problems that can arise if you let it go for too long.
A topic that never can be discussed enough, especially on the jobsite is safety. Safety is not something that should be left to somebody else or the OHS, it is something that should be on every workers mind at all times. It is not enough to talk about it in passing or after an accident, although you should always discuss any sort of mishap. There are two types of accidents: Preventable and unpreventable.
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As the seasons change, it reminds us of chores and work that need to be done annually. Some projects are good to get done each year and doing them at the same time each year helps remind us to get them done and other tasks are season specific in order to get ready for the upcoming weather. It doesn’t matter where you live, how little the seasons or weather actually change, and keeping a schedule makes it easier to get the job done because you are on a schedule.
Now that we are moving out of summer and heading into autumn, it gives us some time to get ready for the upcoming winter months and the weather that it brings. So it’s a great time to get started on those things that you may have put off for the summer.
If you are a golf fan, you had a lot to be happy about this past weekend. Not only was there a great finish to the Masters in Augusta, but the coveted green jacket went to Adam Scott. Scott is the first Australian to win the esteemed event, this just a year after the unfortunate events of the British Open. But a feisty Scott fought off the rest of the pack, the heat and humidity as well as the rain to tie Angel Cabrera in regulation. So it was going to come down to a playoff, but first Scott had to make a spectacular 30 ft putt on 18.
There are certain things, certain chores that come up each year that are not very fun, but need to get done nevertheless. The chore that comes to mind first is the seasonal chore of cleaning the gutters. But just because I don’t like to do it, doesn’t mean that they don’t get cleaned. You could always pay somebody to come around and clean the gutters out for you, any landscaping services will add gutter cleaning for a cost. But I am of the school of thought that says if I can do it, why should I pay anybody else to do it for me? If I have the tools and the time, it might as well get done by me. At least then if it isn’t done correctly, I know who to blame.
A quick coat of paint can make a big difference to the look of your front entry, but it’s not the only thing that you can do to update it. Changing out the hardware, the doorknob, deadbolt and door knocker can make a big impact to the look of the door. There isn’t a sight much uglier than a faded, spotted and weather beaten doorknob
Lucky for you, there are a lot of options out there. You have a lot of choices when it comes to the finish, style and technology that go into the hardware. You have the classic brass look, which is a good choice for most applications, but eventually you will get some weathering and wear. But if your door is covered, protected from the elements, you will get years of beauty with brass. Of course you could go for antique brass instead of shiny brass if you want. Plus you have chrome, nickel, brushed or shiny and matte black; really there are a lot of choices. Once you pick the finish, you have the even tougher choice of picking the style.
All right, sometimes overkill is overkill and sometimes overkill is just right. We all have tools and products in our garage and toolbox that might be a little more than necessary, but hey, if it works and you need it, you might as well get the best version available. At least that’s the way I feel about it. Nobody needs a 500hp super car, but it sure is cool and anybody can look like a rock star driving one. But, every once in awhile you run across something, a product that may seem extravagant and over the top, but ends up being worthy of the price because of its form and function; and I can think of some cars that fit into this category such as a Mercedes-Benz. You are not going to mistake the styling and handling of a Mercedes with a Toyota, not that they don’t make a great vehicle. The point is that there is something more that you are paying for and you can justify it because of the quality, reliability and craftsmanship of the Mercedes. Am I saying that the Stiletto TI12MC-P16 12oz titanium hammer is the Mercedes-Benz of hammers? I might just be.
A great way to build your tool kit is to do it one tool at a time. Here’s a great deal from Makita on their 18v hammer drill. The LXPH01Z is a bare tool, so if you already have some of the other tools in the Makita 18v line, this one will fit right in.
That is one of the great things about ToolHQ; you can build the kit you need any way you want it. This Makita hammer drill is a powerful drill, in a fairly compact design. It is just over eight inches long and just about 4lbs in weight. And with the combination of Makita’s powerful 4 pole motor and their 18v lithium ion battery (not included) this drill has plenty of power. It delivers 480 in lbs of torque. And with the variable 2 speed motor, it covers a wide range of applications, ranging from 0-400 and 0-1500RPM respectively. It also has a built in LED with their afterglow feature that illuminates the entire work area. Being stuck in the dark is a thing of the past. And of course Makita is known for their reliability and quality design, and the all metal gear construction and ergonomically designed soft grip is no exception.
The only thing better than getting cash for a holiday or as a gift is getting a ToolHQ gift voucher. They are a great way to show that certain somebody that you care, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or another special occasion such as Mothers Day (Moms like power tools too) or Fathers Day, they’ll be here before you know it.
Gift vouchers are available in $25, $50, $75, $100 and $250 increments. So no matter what occasion or who you are buying for, you can pick out the perfect amount needed. And no worries about the voucher getting lost in the mail, they are delivered electronically to the destination of your choice, with your personalized message attached.
Alright, this one might seem a bit too simple that it is often overlooked. It’s about tool storage. I am not talking about tool boxes in your workshop or garage; I mean what you carry your power tools around in. Most of the times when I am working, I just lug around the carrying case that the drill comes in or if I’m at home, I take it out of the box and carry it around to my work area. But what about when you need to move multiple tools around the job site and keep everything organized? That’s where Makita comes in.