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Home Ladder Safety Tips

Follow these home ladder safety tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have a home improvement project, chances are you’re going to need a ladder to help you get it done. Be sure to follow these ladder safety tips when using your ladder around the home. Home Ladder Safety Tips 1. Inspect the ladder – Inspect your ladder before each use to ensure it is in good working condition.(…)

Buying a Ladder

Learn what to look for when you’re buying a ladder with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. From painting projects to home improvement, ladders of all kinds come in handy. There are many factors that go into choosing the right ladder. Below are some great guidelines and helpful tips to help you choose the best one for the job. 1. Material Type Ladders are built from three basic materials – wood, fiberglass(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Hammer Buying Guide

If you’re looking to start a home project, one tool you will likely need is a hammer. There are so many types of hammers available. When choosing a hammer, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, think about what you’re going to be using it for. Drywall? Framing a house? Demolition? Second, you’ll want to think about what you’re looking for in a hammer. Many woodworkers like(…)

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