Construction Tool Rentals: How to Use an Auger

Doing home carpentry projects yourself is fun and satisfying, as long as you know how to use all your tools properly. To learn how to use an auger correctly, don’t miss out on this instructional video clip.

While operating your auger, it is important to always keep a firm hold on it, lest it spin away from you and injure you or someone else. Familiarize yourself with all the switches so that you can turn off the auger quickly if it gets out of control.

At Northern California’s A Tool Shed Rentals, we can help you make your home an oasis through home improvement projects! We offer tool rentals, daily, weekly, and monthly equipment rental for an incredible range of woodworking, landscaping, and decorating projects. Learn more by visiting one of our six locations or giving us a call at (831) 359-4769.

Equipment Rental Options That Will Make Your Next Painting Project a Breeze

Scraper removing wallpaper

There’s nothing more satisfying than completing DIY home projects, especially big tasks that dramatically transform your home—like painting! Though you may have the motivation to do a great painting job, you may not have all the rental equipment you need. Here at A Tool Shed Rentals, we have everything you’ll need to make your painting project a breeze, such as:

Wallpaper Steamer: If you have wallpaper to get rid of, you certainly have your work cut out for you! Luckily, you can rent a wallpaper steamer from A Tool Shed to make the job fly by. Using a wallpaper steamer is a safe, chemical-free way to take down wallpaper. This piece of rental equipment is even powerful enough to remove multiple layers of wallpaper and wallpaper that's been painted over. A wallpaper steamer is the perfect example of equipment that should be rented instead of bought outright; after all, though it’s extremely useful, it’s unlikely that you will need to use a steamer often enough to purchase one.

Ladder: A ladder is an essential piece of equipment that you’re sure to have around the house, but you may need a taller or extendable ladder to reach every corner when painting. If you only have a small folding ladder, you’ll definitely need a taller, sturdier ladder for your painting project. At A Tool Shed, we offer a wide range of ladders, from regular 6-foot and 8-foot stepladders to 24-, 26-, 32-, and 40-foot extension ladders.

Electric Paint Sprayer: For a professional look you can get in a short time, you can’t go wrong with an electric airless paint sprayer. Our model sprays a half a gallon of latex paint per minute and comes with a 50-foot hose.

At A Tool Shed Rentals, you can rent tools for hours, days, weeks, and even a month! Come into one of our six convenient locations throughout northern California or contact us at (831) 359-4769, and we’ll be more than happy to help you out.

Renting Tools for Outdoor Projects: What You Need for the Job

Cordless Circular Saw

The fall season is the perfect time to finally start that home improvement or outdoor project you’ve been meaning to get to all year, whether it’s planting a tree or erecting a fence. When dealing with large projects, don’t hesitate to rent a piece of equipment up to the task. This small investment will pay major dividends in the long run.

  • For cost effectiveness, durability, and aesthetics, there is no better fencing material than vinyl. Learn about the many benefits of vinyl fencing from the American Fence Association.
  • If you decide that a chain link fence is the best option for you, here’s a guide on how to install one.
  • If you plan on planting trees this fall, be sure to do it the right way by following this expert guide.
  • Ditch Witch broke new ground with the invention of the machinated trencher. Read about the history of Ditch Witch and their production of innovative underground construction equipment by heading over to their website.
  • Give your rented power tools a little TLC by following this article from This Old House.

At A Tool Shed’s six convenient locations in Northern California, we guarantee that you’ll find what you need in tool rental and equipment rental. Call us at (831) 359-4769 to learn more, and visit these websites:

Ditch Witch Trencher Safety

The first mechanized, compact trencher was invented in 1949 by Ditch Witch Power. This trencher immediately simplified the process of installing underground utility lines for electricity, gas, and plumbing, which previously relied on the manpower of picks and shovels. Today’s models lead the industry and have been proclaimed as one of the best American-made products in the world.

Safety should be your prime concern when operating a Ditch Witch trencher, and other construction equipment for rent at A Tool Shed. Watch this video for an in-depth guide to pre-work inspection, loading and transporting, preparation, potential hazards, and responsibility.

Find walk-behind and ride-on Ditch Witch trenchers available for rent at A Tool Shed, Northern California’s equipment rental solution. To learn more about safely operating a trencher or other piece of equipment, call our experts at (831) 359-4769 or visit one of our six locations.

So Many Types of Fences: Which One Will You Choose?

Wooden fence

Installing a perimeter fence is a great way to give you and your family security, privacy, and peace of mind. When deciding what type and material you want to use, remember to take into consideration your primary motivation for erecting the fencing in the first place. Use the following list of fencing materials to help you make the best decision; no matter which material you choose, don’t forget to rent equipment for proper installation.

  • Wood: This beautiful, traditional fencing material also requires the most upkeep; wood remains a popular choice and is often used for picket-, privacy-, and ranch-style fences. The classic picket fence looks great, but doesn’t do much to bolster security or privacy. A wooden privacy fence is perfect for when you are in close proximity to other houses.
  • Chain Link: If you are on a budget and are strictly installing a fence to act as a barrier, you can’t go wrong with chain link. Although they don’t offer much in the way of privacy or aesthetics, chain link fences are durable, secure, and come in varying heights. 
  • Wrought Iron: A wrought iron fence takes the durability of metal and combines it with the ornamental value of the picket style. If you’re aiming to keep prying eyes out of your yard, however, consider a privacy-style fence instead.
  • Vinyl: If you want the look of wood, the durability of metal, and low maintenance at a cheap price, consider using vinyl fencing. This material has become one of the most popular building materials used in home projects due to its cost effectiveness and longevity. 

Installing a fence can be quite the project. Be sure to pick up the tools you’ll need to get the job done correctly and efficiently. Rent one of the many auger options from A Tool Shed in Northern California to help you lay down posts. Visit one of our six convenient locations today or call us at (831) 359-4769 to learn more about your options for your home improvement projects.

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