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We know that there are many options when you start shopping for such tools. However, we know that one of our company’s main benefits if the experience we have. This is definitely one of the most important features to look for when shopping for various tools such as hand tools. You can find many companies that have several years of experience or even decades. However, one of the things that make our company different is that we’ve been producing tools for over one and half centuries. That’s quite amazing.

  • Quality hand tools since the beginning

Think about the fact that our company started producing hand tools when the United States was less than a century old. However, we don’t want you to buy our products just because our company has been around forever.

Instead, the fact that our company has been around for quite a while means that we have a lot of experience in the industry. We’ve been designing and manufacturing hand tools for over a century. This means that we have a lot of experience and it helps to provide high-quality products. Companies that are startups or have only been around a few years can’t provide the same products we do. That’s in terms of various factors including the overall quality of our products.

  • Care for our customers

We want to make sure that we only produce the highest quality possible for our customers. In fact, we have many customers who have been with our company for several decades. We want to provide those loyal customers with the best shopping experience possible.

We do that in various ways. For example, our company offers several types of tools.  They include axes & mauls, lawn & garden tools, and even gift packs. Our company provides a wide variety of products to make sure that there’s something for everyone.

Our customers use our tools for various applications. The axes are great for chopping firewood, for example. When you’re using an axe for that function you want to make sure that you have a quality tool to produce the best results. On the other hand, that’s not possible if you go with a company that offers lower-quality products. In that case, it can cause you a lot of problems that you should try to avoid.

  • High quality materials

On the other hand, that’s tougher to do if we were to use low-quality materials. That’s something our company doesn’t want to do. The reason is that we want to produce the best quality products possible for our customers. There are various ways we can do that but one of the main ones is by starting with the best materials we can find.

In fact, one of the goals of our company is to produce hand tools that last for generations. We don’t want our tools to last a year or so then need to be replaced. We realize that when that’s the case it can cause our customers to spend a lot of money on tools that they should be spending on other things.

So it’s important to note that our tools aren’t “cheap.” However, that’s not a bad thing. When you make a purchase from our company you can be assured that you’ll be getting high-quality products. You’re not just getting a product that will last until next year. We want the product to last for a long time. That’s why we build them to last.

Our products are made in Maine. We take pride in the materials and craftsmanship that goes into our hand tools. Maine has a long history of being an excellent state for outdoors enthusiasts. As a result, we want to make sure that we offer tools that epitomize the outdoors spirit of Maine.

We realize that there are other areas in the US that are also known for their outdoors regions. However, Maine is one of unique ones. That’s because it’s a New England state compared to other states famous for their landscapes.

Our company also wants to make sure that we’re in constant contact with our customers. You can call our toll-free number or email us if you have any questions or concerns. We want to make sure that we’re in constant contact with our customers. That’s why we offer different methods for contacting us. It helps to ensure that we’re always available to our customers.

Even though our company has been around a long time, we want to make sure that we continue our tradition of excellence through the next half century. Why not try out our hand tools? We’re certain that you’ll be pleased with the high quality of our products. We’re confident that we produce some of the best hand tools not only in Maine but also the entire US. However, don’t take our word for it!

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Ultimate Father’s Day Kitchen Tool – Sous Vide Machine

Father’s Day is coming up and we here at Snow and Nealley have the perfect recommendation for you to get dad: a brand new sous vide machine!

Dad’s are either the world’s best cooks or the world’s worst cooks – there’s no denying that. They’re also incredibly busy individuals. As much as they want to cook a fresh meal every night, it’s just not feasible.

However, when you give them a sous vide machine, they won’t have any excuse. It’s really a great kitchen tool!

Sous Vide Fathers DaySous vide machines are becoming all the rage across the country. Top chefs are incorporating the cooking method within their restaurants. If you haven’t heard about sous vide machines before, you can find the best sous vide machine reviews here at Sous Vide Wizard!

A sous vide machine is a much better gift than the normal tool sets that Dad’s get every Father’s Day. There are only so many cordless drills and wrenches that Dad can have.

While every Dad does love some new power tools, enough is enough. Get Dad something that the whole family can enjoy! And that is an awesome new sous vide cooker!

 

How to Build the Perfect Tool Collection

Quilters never have enough fabric, woodworkers never have enough clamps and gardeners never have enough seeds.

 

The start of your next project won’t be to the DIY store for another tool if you have the right set ahead of time.

 

These tools repair most everything in a vehicle, house or RV.

 

Start with tools your budget can handle and acquire others as you can. Of course, pawn shops, garage sales, the local classifieds and Craigslist are great places to find bargains.

 

Here’s what every handyperson’s toolbox needs:

 

Set of Screwdrivers:

 

Purchase a set of screwdrivers at any big box, DIY or online store. Your set should include both flat (or slotted) and Phillips (the cross) type screwdrivers, and should be in varying lengths. The screwdrivers will be in different sizes as well.

 

A pair of tiny- sized screwdrivers are a must for opening electronic games, alarm clocks and more. They work wonders for eyeglasses.

 

If you’re also going to work on your vehicle, include a couple of electrician’s screwdrivers. These have offset shafts to help remove screws in odd places. A couple of extra long screwdrivers work well on vehicles to get those “hard-to-reach” screws.

 

Tape Measure(s):

 

I have a 30-ft. tape measure for my kit. Somewhere in my garage lives a shorter, smaller version. I also have a keychain 6-ft. tape measure.

 

Add to that a couple of rulers, a combination square, a roofing square and a yardstick, all which can measure my work, and I’m set. If I have one, say on the roof, and forget to bring one of the group, I don’t have to travel back down the ladder, through the house and into the garage for a tape measure/ruler.

 

Hammer(s):

 

For most repairs and building, a 16-ounce claw hammer with a smooth face is enough. There are many different types of hammers on the market. For those small hammers that come with “ladie’s tool kits,” those are best for hanging pictures.

 

Tape(s):

 

Okay, no handyperson can ever have enough tape. Painter’s tape, masking tape, strapping tape, and of course, duct tape.

 

The humble duct tape has evolved into outdoor versions, capable of lasting in the sun and weather. It also comes in different colors, so you can match your d©cor or show off your repair skills.

 

Be sure to match the right tape to your project. For example, you don’t want to glue a picture frame together and use “Gorilla Glue Duct Tape.”

 

Light:

 

You have to be able to see what you’re doing. Mechanic’s lights have a cage protecting the bulb, with a hook for hanging the light inside an engine well. Today’s lights come with CFL’s and LED’s which still light up your workspace and use less energy.

 

Battery operated lights mount easily where no outlets exist, saving time and energy from running multiple extension cords indoors or outdoors.

 

Pliers:

 

Channel lock, slip joint and needle nose are common pliers. With these, you can grab any bolt or nut, fish out a part that’s fallen, grab and twist electrical wiring and much more.

 

A multi-set is a bargain.

 

Utility Knife:

 

You’ll use this more than most of the other tools. Buy the best knife you can afford and keep in handy in the kit. Several inexpensive plastic models are also handy if the “good utility knife” is in use.

 

Keep a set of blades handy and learn to change them quickly. Sharp is always better and safer.

 

Putty Knives:

 

I keep a plastic putty knife, and two others. One has a two inch blade and the other, a four inch blade. I can scrape or spread any compound, putty, spackle, etc. on anything. If I’m scraping old putty from metal (as in the case of an RV window), and don’t want to damage the paint, the plastic scraper works wonders.

 

Saws:

 

There are many different types of saws, and over the years most handy people collect most of them.

 

Each saw is geared for a different purpose: keyhole saw, drywall saw, coping saw, , crosscut saw, ripping saw, etc.

 

The next group has all the different power saws: reciprocating saw, jigsaw, table saw, circular saw, etc.

 

For the beginning tool kit, a general handsaw will work fine.

 

Wrenches:

 

I have four adjustable wrenches. Two have 10- inch handles and the others have 6-inch handles. I can remove a faucet by attaching one of the long handles to the pipe nut, and with the other wrench, turn the faucet until the first wrench sits against the wall like a vice. It’s nice having an “extra hand.”

 

The shorter handles get into spaces the longer handles won’t go. Having adjustable wrenches saves me from trying to find the right wrench size every time I need to accomplish a task.

 

Levels:

 

String levels tell you if your marking string is level, so you can build level fences, containers, etc.

 

Levels come in different sizes from six-inches long, four-feet long and six-feet long. There are longer, but the beginner toolkit needs the string level, the six inch and the four foot models.

 

The smaller level helps hang pictures and level appliances. The four-foot level is great for retaining walls, fences and larger projects. There is a level for setting fenceposts as well.

 

Wheelbarrow:

 

Every yard needs a wheelbarrow. Carry sacks of soil, plants, gravel, cement, the kids, and anything else you can think of.

 

I bought mine with a coupon from the local paper for $25. You would be hard- pressed today to find a metal wheelbarrow for $25. I got a bargain.

 

Stud Finder:

 

Electronic stud finders are all over the market today, in varying sizes and prices. Frankly, I’ve never learned to use one. I was taught the “tap-tap” method. Tap the wall- when the sound changes, you have a stud. Drive a small nail to see.

 

A cow magnet from a feed store works well. Tie a string to it and move it near the wall. The magnet will be attracted to the nails in the stud.

 

Socket Set:

 

A socket set with both metric and standard sockets, extension and swivel joints will allow you to work on anything.

 

There are sockets with ¼” drive, 3/8″ drive (the standard) and larger for plumbing. The standard 3/8″ drive should be in every tool kit.

 

Prices vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

 

Multi- Tools:

 

These are optional for any handy person.

 

Multi-tools with cutting blades are on the market, which allow many different projects to be accomplished with one tool. Prices and quality vary, so shop wisely.

 

Screwdrivers with multiple bits such as different sized screwdrivers, bolt drivers, hex or square drivers, etc. Some of the handles work with a ratchet action, others you have to turn yourself.

 

Pocket multi-tools are great if you’re away from the house. Many different tools are available, equipped with as few as a dozen tools or as many as you can pack into a handle.

 

Container/Tool box/Tool Chest

 

Now you need something to hold it all. Some tool chests have wheels, others are stationary. I keep everything in a stationary tool chest that I built; when I need specific tools for a project, I pack my toolbelt or bucket.

 

Battery Operated Tools:

 

These are also optional, and are nice to have when you can afford them.

 

Battery operated tool kits containing a power saw, drill, multi-tool, battery and charger are available. The 18-volt batteries hold the charges well, but never seem to last as long as my projects do. I carry extra batteries and get the job done.

 

Stocking your tool kit doesn’t have to be done in one shopping trip. Add a tool tool/set as your finances permit, and eventually you’ll have a workshop that can do everything.

 

And, you’ll never have enough clamps.

10 Must Have Tools for Every Handyman

Whether you are a do-it-yourself kind of person or run a local handyman business, there a certain tools that no Mr. (or Ms.) Fix-It should go without. Use this quick guide to make sure you’ve got everything you need for home improvement surprises.

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #1: Hammer

 

I’m not talking a small hammer either. A 16 oz. curved claw nail hammer is a necessity for any handyman. You never know when you’re going to have to hammer in or remove some nails.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #2: Screwdriver

 

Another basic and affordable tool, a screwdriver will be more than enough to cover several screw needs. A basic set alone will cover all the sizes you may need. Eventually, as your projects become more involved you may want to consider getting an electric screwdriver that can work with several different sizes.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #3: Tape

 

Believe it or not, duct tape can work miracles. Make sure to have this handy adhesive accessible at all times. You’ll be surprised at how how many things can be easily fixed with some tape.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #4: Wrench

 

An adjustable wrench can give you any super human strength you may need when tightening and loosening nuts and bolts.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #5: C-Clamps

 

C-Clamps will help you hold several pieces at once when you are trying to put something back together.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #6: Pliers

 

When a wrench is not required, a good pair of pliers will help you tighten and loosen a variety of things.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #7: Utility Knife

 

A utility knife is a phenomenal accessory for any handyman. These are especially great for small projects and allow for portability.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #8: A Tool Box (or Bag)

 

Ok, so this isn’t exactly a tool, but it is just as important. For a handyman that is constantly on the go, a durable tool box or bag is an absolute necessity.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #9: Plunger

 

Some of the most common household mishaps occur in the bathroom, specifically with the toilet. A plunger can quickly become a resident handyman’s best friend.

 

Must Have Tools for Every Handyman #10: Flashlight

 

A flashlight is not only a great tool for a handyman who needs to crawl into dark spaces, it is also a necessity in case of an emergency. For the best results, invest in a durable rechargeable flashlight.

 

Now the next time your home decides to surprise you, you will be ready with some basic tools fr the most common problems.

Product Review: KitchenAid Immersion Handheld Blender, Model: KHB300

If you are searching for a blender, but you don’t want to purchase a large and bulky appliance, you may think that you are out of luck. However, there are some really amazing, and compact, blenders that will provide you with the perfect amount of power to blend even the most difficult drinks. The KitchenAid Immersion Handheld Blender, Model: KHB300 is not only small, but also extremely powerful. With unique features, this blender has become one of the favorite culinary tools for many consumers. I highly recommend this handheld blender for any consumer.

Product Ratings:

 

User-Friendliness: 5/5 Stars

 

Blending Power: 5/5 Stars

 

Product Features: 5/5 Stars

 

Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars

 

Main Product Features:

 

When I review a handheld blender, I make sure that it comes with enough power to properly blend the most difficult foods; however, I also ensure that this type of blender has multiple functions. The first feature that I noticed was great about this handheld blender, was the extremely powerful motor. With a total of 200-watts of power, this small handheld blender contains quite the punch.

 

This handheld blender allows you to prepare a wide variety of food options because of the variable speed the motor provides. You are able to choose between a light whisk or blend, all the way to the ultra-high blend mode, which will allow you to easily stir and blend dense ingredients that are commonly found in soups.

 

The actual blending wand of this handheld blender is 8-inches long. This will allow you to easily blend ingredients directly in their pots and other deep dishes. In order to prevent any spills or splatters, this handheld blender comes with a splash guard that’s made of stainless steel. The splash guard is one of the best features any handheld blender can have because these types of products are known for their ability to create large messes, however, with this KitchenAid handheld blender; you won’t have to worry about getting that soup on your clothes.

 

This blender can be used for a wide variety of cooking purposes. You are able to turn the blender into a world-class food chopper with the included four-piece chopping attachment. All you have to do is attach the chopping blade, adapter and place it into the chopping jar, which can hold three-ounces of ingredients. You are also able to whisk your eggs with extreme power and accuracy through the aid of the whisk attachment.

 

Product Price:

 

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Properly Caring for your Steel Axe

You worked hard to make your steel axe – now you need to work hard at preserving it. There are a few key things that you can do to make sure that your tool stays in pristine condition. While it will never return to the form it had when you first crafted or bought it, it will maintain it’s durability to last generations!

First you’re going to want to make sure that you’re storing your axe in a dry place. While the steel isn’t going to rust, the humidity can easily affect the handle, which would then cause it to split upon impact. This could lead to injury.

This does not mean that you should keep the axe in a very warm place. This could cause the wood around the axe head to shrink. Again, this could lead to displacement and the user getting hurt.

You’re also going to want to make sure that you’re sharpening the axe head regularly. I like to do so after every 5 uses. I found that this is a nice, happy medium.

Of course, you need to make sure that you clean your tool off after every use. Do not leave any remnants of what you were cutting onto the tool. This could cause it to become defective and result in injury.

If you haven’t noticed, I really believe in caring for your tools as if your life depended on it. The reason? Because your life does depend on it! While tools do help us, they can also harm us!

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