• Understanding Nail Gun Pressure Settings

    In order to operate power tools properly, you must understand how to use them. Regarding a nail gun, you have to adjust the pressure settings each time you use it, which ranges between 70 psi and 120 psi. The right setting depends on the length of the brads you are using and the type of material you’re working with—softer materials require lower pressure settings whereas harder materials require higher settings. For example, you may need to go as high as 110 psi to drive a brad just below the surface of oak wood.

    Check out this video to see how the pressure is adjusted on a nail gun.

    For nearly 70 years, A Tool Shed Equipment Rental has provided our customers with the very best new and used tools, and equipment for rent in San Jose and the Greater Bay Area. Contact us today at (800) 286-6574 and let us help you with your equipment rental needs.

  • A Look at Genie Scissor Lifts

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    Genie lifts have been around since 1966. As of 2015, the company is an industry leader in the manufacturing of aerial work platforms and material lifts, offering products that are made to be highly reliable, safe, and easy to use. Genie has a vast catalog of equipment that includes their scissor lift lineup.

    Genie scissor lifts are extremely helpful in construction applications, giving workers a large, level, and stable work platform to perform installation and maintenance work in high places. These lifts can be used indoors and outdoors, and they’re perfect in narrow spaces. Unlike other kinds of aerial work platforms, such as cherry pickers—also known as boom lifts—that can be articulated and have a range of motion, Genie scissor lifts can only move vertically up and down.

    Do you need a Genie scissor lift or another piece of rental equipment for your next project? If so, contact A Tool Shed Equipment Rental at (877) 890-2963. We offer the best construction equipment and power tools for rent in San Jose and the Greater Bay Area. Whatever you need to get the job done, you can find it at A Tool Shed Equipment Rental.

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  • A Look at How Home Demolition Works

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    With the rise in national home sales in recent years, not to mention the popularity of home-improvement shows, there has been a surge in the number of homeowners and who are tackling home-renovation projects and buying fixer uppers. There are many benefits of being a do-it-yourselfer. Not only can you gain useful construction skills, you can also save money on your renovation project by doing the demolition work yourself. Here is a look at the home demolition process and how an equipment rental store in San Jose can help you get the job done.

    Learning the Trade
    You just purchased an older home that needs some TLC and a facelift. You want to do a bulk of the demolition work yourself, and possible some construction work, but you have no or very little home-remodeling experience. Thankfully, if you have a healthy amount of gumption and confidence in yourself, you can learn how to be a fairly decent handyperson. There are many resources available to you: how-to books, home-improvement shows, and consulting an expert at your local hardware or tool rental store.

    Using Power Tools
    You should become proficient in using hand tools and larger tools like sledgehammers, crowbars, and pickaxes. Better yet, make it a point to learn how to use power tools, which can be rented at your local equipment rental store if you don’t happen to have them on hand. The most useful power tools you’re going to need for demolition work are a power drill, a reciprocating saw , and a circular saw. For example, reciprocating saws can cut through wood and metal, which is very helpful when you’re attempting to remove windows, steel railings, or stubborn cabinetry.

    Consulting a Professional
    When in doubt, strike up a conversation with your tool-rental specialist. He or she can match you with the right tool for whatever job you’re tackling. Most rental places also sell new and used equipment—a knowledgeable expert can help you build your personal tool library.

    For nearly 70 years, A Tool Shed Equipment Rental has provided our customers with the best home demolition equipment and tools for rent in San Jose and the Greater Bay Area. We are open seven days a week and have seven rental store locations to serve you. Call us at (877) 890-2963 to chat with one of our customer service specialists and to learn more about our available inventory.

  • Essential Tips for Winterizing Your Home

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    Cold weather can ravish a home and its occupants. Save yourself from the headaches that can result from being unprepared, and from losing money to your high-energy bills, by properly winterizing your home. You can find everything you need to winterize your home at your local tool and equipment repair store in San Jose . Here are some helpful tips to help you make sure your home is up to snuff when the temperature drops.

    Focus on Energy Efficiency
    The best way to winterize your home is to put yourself in the right mindset. Think about what it means to be energy efficient. For example, a well insulated home is the first step toward a fully winterized home. Take care of drafty windows and doors by using weather stripping or other appropriate insulating materials—for older or damaged windows and doors, you should have them professionally repaired or replaced. The key is to keep warm air inside your home and cold air out.

    Take Care of Your HVAC System
    When it comes to your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, be sure to keep it well maintained. They should be thoroughly inspected and air filters should be replaced before furnaces are turned on for the first time during the fall and winter season. Check ductwork for leaks or damages and check your thermostat for signs of failure.

    Trim Large Trees and Clean Gutters
    Large trees that are close to homes can potentially be hazards, especially if braches become weighed down by rain. Leaves dropped by deciduous trees can pile up in gutters and create blockages to downspouts. For peace of mind, you should make it a point to trim precarious tree limbs and to clean your gutter system. If you happen to have an unusually tall house or fairly large trees, consider hiring a professional to do the work for you. If you’re confident you can take care of it yourself, but lack the tools or equipment to perform the job, head over to your local tool rental store. You can rent whatever you may need to get the job done like a chainsaw or a boom lift.

    At A Tool Shed Equipment Rental , we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality tools and equipment for rent in San Jose, the Greater Bay Area, and Northern California. Give us a call today at (877) 890-2963 to find out more about our large inventory of rental tools and equipment that can help you get the job done.