Thursday, December 10, 2020

Black Diamonds On Your Measuring Tape?

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I never gave much thought as to what the black diamond markings represent on a metal measuring tape. Then again unless you are an experienced builder you would have little need for their use. The black diamonds or triangles positioned every 19 3/16” on metal tape measures are for spacing are utilized to help speed up the correctly spacing of floor trusses for a 4×8 T and G sub-floor with a span rating of 20” o.c.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Torque Wrenches for Mechanics

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A torque wrench is a tool that enables you to tighten fasteners with a specific amount of of force usually measured in foot-pounds used in mechanical applications to provide the correct amount of force to keep fasteners properly in place and to prevent over tightening of fasteners that may result in damage to the fastener or components being fastened. This tool permits the user to set the proper torque applied to the fastener. An indispensable tool for mechanics working on cars, trucks motorcycles or machinery. The most common size for automotive work is usually a torque wrench with a half inch drive, smaller torque wrenches in 3/8" and 1/4" sizes are available for lighter more precise work.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Saltwater Fishing Pliers

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Saltwater is corrosive and can literally destroy tools made from standard ferrous metals. Saltwater fishing pliers manufactured from metals such as stainless steel, aluminum and titanium will provide the saltwater angle with pliers that feature long lasting strength and corrosion resistance as well as functionality. The versatility of these pliers designed for fishing make them ideal for unhooking fish, cutting line, bending wire and many other tackle related uses.

Booms Aluminum Fishing Pliers

Booms Fishing aluminum fishing pliers are made from anodized aluminum materials for saltwater or freshwater environments designed for No rust and No corrosion. The serrated jaws on these highly affordable pliers grip tight for easy hook removal, spring loaded handle provides you with easy one handed use. Other features besides hook removal include split ring opener, rig split shot and braided line cutter. Sheath and lanyard included with pliers.

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Booms Aluminum Fishing Pliers

Wolfyok Aluminum Fishing Pliers

Wolfyok fishing pliers are made from air craft grade aluminum materials providing plenty of saltwater resistance for corrosion prevention. Features include titanium coated stainless steel jaws for easy removal of rings from a bait or hook and can be used to crimp leads and sleeves, sharp tungsten carbide cutters that will cut through the strongest braided lines and a nylon sheath with lanyard.

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Wolfyok Aluminum Fishing Pliers

AmpleSky Aluminum Fishing Pliers

Fishing pliers that are suitable for both freshwater and saltwater use, made from stainless steel and aluminum to help resist corrosion. Tungsten carbide blades enable the angler to cut many types of line with ease. Pliers come with a rigid molded sheath that keep the pliers tight when housed and comfortable to wear.

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AmpleSky Aluminum Fishing Pliers
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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Professional Grade Cordless Drills

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If you use a cordless drill for more than just an occasional weekend project and have plans such as building your own home or frequently engage in build it yourself construction projects, you may want to consider a professional grade or often referred to industrial grade cordless drill. These cordless drills are designed for heavy-duty continuous use, feature durable construction, have more power and a longer run time.

Cordless power tools enable you to work in areas where electricity is not available and in all types of weather and job site conditions where normal corded power tools could prove the risk of electrical shock. Below are some of our top picks for heavy duty cordless drills designed for professionals and those that demand top performance while undertaking the most difficult construction chores.


Milwaukee 18 Volt Compact Cordless Drill Kit

Milwaukee 18 Volt Compact Cordless Drill Kit Ideal for working in tight areas, this powerful professional grade cordless drill has a compact length of 7 3/4-inches and weighs in at four pounds. This drill, as compared to other cordless drills, has the advantage of being able to work in tight corners where the larger counterparts cannot operate. The powerful compact motor on this cordless drill delivers 400 inch-pounds of maximum torque. Drill kit includes the drill itself, (2) 18-volt Li-ion batteries, a 30 minute battery charger and carrying case.

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Dewalt 1/2 Inch 20 Volt Compact Cordless Drill

Dewalt 20 Volt 1/2 Inch Compact Cordless Drill Kit This workhorse of a cordless drill features a compact light weight ergonomic design that provides the user with both comfort and control. Drill features to speed settings 0 to 450 RPMs and 0 to 1500 RPMs. The drill comes with two twenty volt lithium ion batteries and a fast charger which helps to prevent interruptions when working on large projects.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Zippo 4-In-1 Woodsman Tool

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Zippo 4-In-1 Woodsman Tool Now you can carry just one tool into camp and you have a bow saw, a mallet, a stake puller, and a hatchet. The saw will handle wood up to four inches thick and stows away safely in the tool's handle when not in use. Call it a handy camp tool or a survival tool, it's one tool that lets you leave three others at home. This versatile tool is ideal for camping, throwing it in a bug-out bag or keeping in the trunk of your car for emergencies.

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Dewalt 176 Piece Mechanics Tool Set

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Dewalt 176 Piece Mechanics Tool Set The DEWALT 176 Piece Black Chrome Mechanics Tool Set is Guaranteed Tough to meet the needs of the serious mechanic's workshop. The Premium Black Chrome Finish provides enhanced corrosion resistance while laser etching allows for easy socket size identification. The 1/2”, 3/8”, and 1/4” Ratchets feature a 72-tooth gear system for high torque ratcheting and a low profile directional lever to reduce catch points for easy one-hand operation, while the 5 Degree arc swing optimizes maneuverability in constricted areas. All 176 pieces are contained in a durable blow-molded case with metal latches, which includes a separate power tool accessory Tough Case that allows users to bring bits to their job separately.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Leatherman Super Tool 300 EOD

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Usually multi-tools are occassional use items that are nice to have when you have no access to a set of regular tools. The Super Tool 300 EOD by Leatherman is an exception, this multi-tool is workhorse featuring nineteen tools that include needle nose pliers, regular pliers, 154CM replaceable wire cutters, 154CM replaceable hard-wire cutters, stranded-wire cutters, electrical crimper, wire stripper, 420HC knife, 420HC serrated knife, saw, awl w/ thread loop, ruler (9in, 22cm), can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, phillips screwdriver, large screwdriver, medium screwdriver, small screwdriver. Its like having a tool box on your hip and comes with a heavy duty canvas sheath. Perfect for use as an everyday carry tool, emergency kits, wilderness survival use and a nice item to have in the glove box of your car or SUV!

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