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Power Sander Buyer’s Guide

Find out which power sander is the best fit for the job with this buyer’s guide from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. When it comes to home improvement projects, having the right tools for the job is a must. If you have a sanding project, you might not know which type of power sander will work best. Blain’s Farm & Fleet is here to help you choose the right power sander(…)

Grinders & Polishers Buyer’s Guide

Learn about the different types of grinders and polishers with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Grinders are used for cutting, grinding, polishing, sanding, sharpening and more. Different types of grinders are used for different applications. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll know which grinder you need to get the job done right. Read through our grinders and polishers buyer’s guide. Types of Grinders & Polishers Angle Grinder An(…)

Woodworking Power Tools You Need

Whether you’re a woodworking pro or an amateur, woodworking power tools can save you a ton of time in the wood shop. Using a power version of a woodworking tool will require you to learn new techniques, but if you’re new to woodworking, you probably haven’t mastered hand tools yet. This means getting a start on woodworking power tools now won’t mean that you have to reinvent the wheel. For(…)

Power Saw: Which One Do I Need?

When you look for a power saw, there are a lot of features you might look for. These include laser line guide, dust collectors, or multiple or changeable grips. But what about the saws themselves? There are a lot of different kinds of power saws. First, there’s the debate of portable versus bench or table saws. Then there’s the different kids of saws in each of those categories. Each of these(…)

Bench Grinder Buyer’s Guide

A bench grinder is key to maintaining the rest of the tools in your shop. You can use it to sharpen pretty much anything with an edge. From chisels to lawn mower blades, you can prolong the useful life of your tools by investing in a bench grinder. Bench grinders don’t cost much, and they easily pay for themselves in the long run by making the rest of your tools(…)

Jigsaw Buyer’s Guide

A jigsaw is a versatile tool. No pro or do-it-yourselfer should be without one. They can make straight cuts, curved cuts, cross cuts, and plunge cuts. This can cut down on the number of saws you need for your next project. But there are a lot of different options to choose from when you’re buying a jigsaw. Jigsaws range in price from $30 all the way up to $200. That should(…)

Welding: Picking a Welder

Each welding process requires a different type of welder. If you are just starting your search for a welder, you may not know about the several different types of welders. Each welder meets a specific need and uses a different welding process. Before you start, find out which welder will best suit both the material you are working on and your skill level. Stick Welding Stick welding, also known as(…)

What Does Air Compressor Oil Do?

Air compressor oil is specially formulated for air compressors. It performs many important functions, including cooling the compression, lubricating the compressor, and acting as a sealant. Without air compressor oil, your compressor would heat up more quickly. For many compressors, overheating causes an automatic shutdown, so the way the oil removes heat allows your compressor to run longer without overheating. Your air compressor would also leak more air without air compressor oil serving(…)

Do I Need an Impact Driver?

The debate over whether or not you need an impact driver has been settled among the pros, but for you DIY’ers out there who aren’t sure whether or not they want to invest in an impact driver, here’s a rundown of why and impact driver might be a welcome addition to your toolbox. What is An Impact Driver? An impact driver is a pistol-shaped power tool that’s designed to drive(…)

Brushless Power Tools

Brushless power tools are bringing innovative technology to the world of power tools. You may have heard of power tools that now come with brushless motors. You can learn what all the fuss is about. Brushless motors have been around for over 50 years in industrial and manufacturing conveyor belt motors. It wasn’t until the 2000s that power tool manufacturers began producing brushless power tools. In 2009, Makita released a(…)

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