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    A Guide to Using a Staple Gun

    Last updated 17 hours ago

    A staple gun is a useful tool for a variety of construction and carpentry projects. Oftentimes, a staple gun is quicker and easier to use than a hammer and nails. Typically, one of the most common types of staple guns is the hand-powered staple-loaded gun. You may also want to consider using a hammer mounted staple gun. For a complete guide to using a staple gun for your next project, watch this video from Bob Vila.

    When you are considering renting tools or equipment in the San Jose area, be sure to contact A Tool Shed by calling (831) 359-4769. We proudly provide our six convenient locations with an outstanding inventory of tool rentals and equipment rentals. We look forward to assisting you with your next project.

    Getting Your House Ready for Winter Weather

    Last updated 7 days ago

    The winter season is on its way, and now is the ideal time to get started on household projects that will prepare your home for the season. During the winter, bad weather and freezing temperatures can cause damage to many areas of your property. By planning your winterization projects and renting the right equipment, you can prevent winter damage to your home. Here is a look at some tips for getting your house ready for winter weather.

    Maintain Your Walkways

    If your home has a front or back walkway, you may want to consider maintaining this area before winter sets in. During the winter, your walkway could become very slippery when exposed to rain or ice. To make sure that your walkway is safe, you can lay bricks down that will provide extra traction for feet. In addition, be sure to mend any cracks before the winter sets in.

    Prepare Your Lawn

    Your lawn is extremely vulnerable to colder temperatures. In preparation for the winter, it is a great idea to perform lawn maintenance procedures. Along with mowing your lawn one last time, you may want to also apply a nourishing fertilizer. This fertilizer will help to encourage growth in the spring.

    Service your HVAC System

    Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your family warm and comfortable during the chilly winter months. When you are winterizing your home, it is a great idea to service your HVAC system. For example, changing your furnace filter will help your unit run smoothly throughout the season.

    When you are preparing your home for the upcoming winter, be sure to visit A Tool Shed for all of your equipment and tool rental needs. We proudly provide the San Jose area with a terrific inventory of tools for sale or rent. Give us a call at (831) 359-4769 to learn more about how you can make a tool rental reservation today.

    Essential Tools for Your Car

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Whether you are planning a long road trip, or simply driving around town, it is important to carry a tool kit that contains all of the essentials. When you are putting together your tool kit, you should include tools that will allow you to perform basic auto repairs. For example, wrenches, jack stands, and an air pressure reader are all great tools to carry in your car. With these tools, you will be able to repair a flat and take care of several other simple auto maintenance procedures. By carrying an emergency tool kit in your car, you will be able to drive with confidence.

    If you are in need of tools for your next auto repair procedure, be sure to pay a visit to A Tool Shed. When you stop by one of our six convenient locations in the Northern California area, our friendly staff will be thrilled to help you choose the right equipment rental for your project. To learn more about the automotive tools that we carry, call us today at (831) 359-4769. 

    Tips for Choosing a Generator

    Last updated 21 days ago

    During the winter season, extreme weather can cause blackouts in your power supply. If you are seeking a great way to protect your household from the hassles associated with a power outage, you may want to consider renting or buying a generator. With a generator handy, you can rest assured that your home will not be left in the dark. If you are considering renting a generator from your local equipment rental company, here is a look at some handy tips to keep in mind. 

    Set Your Power Goals

    In order to select the best generator for the energy needs of your home, you should first consider your power goals. Different types and sizes of generators will create different amounts of power. You can choose a larger generator that is able to power every room in your house or a smaller generator that can deliver power to one or two appliances.

    Examine Your Electrical Needs

    The next step of choosing a generator is to examine your electrical needs. Depending on the electrical consumption of your household, you may want to choose a generator that will supply more watts of power. For example, a generator that delivers 3,800 watts of power will be able to keep your appliances and lights running through a power outage.

    Compare Inverters and Generators

    The final step of selecting a generator is to compare the benefits of inverters and generators. A generator runs on fuel, such as gasoline, and is able to generate its own power supply. By contrast, an inverter amplifies power from an outside source, such as the battery of a car.

    At A Tool Shed, we offer a variety of high quality generators for sale or rent. If you are seeking a generator to meet your home’s energy needs, you may want to check out the equipment rentals that we offer the San Jose area. To learn more about the great services that await you at our six conveniently located equipment rental centers, call us at (831) 359-4769. 

    The Steps of Drilling a Perfect Hole

    Last updated 28 days ago

    When you are using a power drill to make a hole in a wooden surface, there are several steps that you can take to drill the perfect hole. To begin, drill on the front surface of the board until you can feel the bit of the drill piercing the back side of the wood. Next, flip the wood over and begin drilling over the pierced hole. The result will be a clear and crisp hole that is clean on both sides. For a closer look at the steps of drilling a clean hole, watch this video from Bob Vila.

    If you are in need of power equipment rentals in Northern California, be sure to contact A Tool Shed. With six convenient locations across the Northern California area, we are conveniently located to serve you with all of your equipment and tool rental needs. For more information about the quality tools that await you at our six locations, call us today at (831) 359-4769. 

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