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Tag: Hand Tools

How to Use a Grease Gun

Learn how to use and load a grease gun with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A grease gun is used in garages and workshops to lubricate a variety of projects. Oil or grease is pumped through a grease nipple, making it easy to apply the lubricant to the openings or gaps on your project. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about the different types of grease(…)

Picking the Perfect Pruners

Find the right pruners for the job with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Using the right pruners for the right job is very important. There is a plethora of different plants, bushes and trees of all sizes,so it’s fitting that there are a number of different pruners to choose from. The three types of hand pruners are bypass, anvil and ratchet. You might also need bypass loppers or a pruning saw.(…)

Truck Tool Box Basic Checklist

Find out what you should keep in your truck tool box. One of the best perks of owning a truck is the extra storage space. This is especially true when you have a truck tool box. But what tools and supplies should you keep in your truck tool box? There are basic supplies and tools every truck tool box should be equipped with. Depending on where you live or where(…)

Tap and Die Basics

Learn how to use a tap and die set with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When you’re working on a home improvement project or doing some metal working, nothing’s more annoying than a stripped screw or bolt. With a tap and die set, you can make a bolt or screw like new. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn what a tap and die set is used for,(…)

Trowel Buyer’s Guide

Use our buyer’s guide to find the best trowel for the job. When it comes to hand tools, one of the most versatile is the trowel. There are masonry trowels used to level, spread and shape mortar and concrete. There are also gardening trowels, used to dig up dirt and weeds like a small shovel. So whether you’re doing some brickwork or digging in the garden, we’re here to help(…)

Socket Wrench Buyer’s Guide

A socket wrench is a great tool to have in any tool box. When you need to do some heavy-duty wrench work, look no further than a trusty socket wrench. A socket wrench will help do a lot of fastening efficiently, on both SAE and metric fasteners. Socket Wrenches How a Socket Wrench Works A socket wrench is a hand tool with a ratcheting mechanism on its head. The ratcheting(…)

Level Buying Guide

Find out which type of level is right for your next home improvement project. One tool you will definitely need for any home improvement project is a level. Levels are used to make sure horizontal surfaces are level and vertical surfaces are plumb. A surface, such as a shelf or counter top, is measured to see if it’s level. A wall or post is measured to see if it’s plumb.(…)

How to Remove Rust From Tools

Breathe new life into your work shop by learning how to remove rust from tools. You use your tools for work, home improvement projects and anything in between. What happens, though, when your beloved tools become rusty? Or you find the perfect old ball peen hammer, but it’s covered in rust? With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can easily repair your rusty hand tools. Learn how to remove(…)

Garden Tools: Sharpening Methods

Increase the lifespan of your garden tools with our easy sharpening methods. From pruning trees and shrubs, to digging in the ground to build a backyard pond, your garden tools take a beating. When your tools become dull, you have to put more muscle into every cut and dig. Sharpening your garden tools will give you cleaner cuts and less strain on your body. Learn how to easily sharpen your(…)

Screwdriver Beginner’s Guide

Learn about the different types of common screwdrivers you can use for your next home project. Not all screwdrivers are created equal. Screwdrivers can screw or unscrew a screw drive. The key to using a screwdriver is using the correct one with the corresponding screw drive. Screwdrivers are typically used with small electronics, computers, electrical work, furniture and automotive work. Impact drivers and cordless drills can be use for bigger(…)

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