Rust: a Tool Killer

One of the most detrimental things to tools, even tools of the highest quality, is rust. Even in hardware stores, tools can be at risk from rust, and this risk is greater when tools are stored in workshops and at home. But what is rust? How can you avoid it?


Proper Storage of Hand Tools

Good quality tools don’t come cheap. They are an investment. As such, you not only want to make sure that you use them properly, but also that you store them properly between uses. From screwdrivers to lineman pliers, hammers to hand saws, tools need to be cared for so that they work well and last for a long time.

From hand tools to garden tools, power tools, and even kitchen tools or craft tools, cleaning, maintenance, and suitable storage makes all the difference.


The Basic Tool Belt

Whether you’re a professional tradesman or a home handyman, a well-equipped tool belt can be invaluable. A well-organized tool belt allows you to carry your tools easily, climb ladders safely, and work more efficiently and quickly. A tool belt that is arranged properly allows an experienced handyman (or woman) or professional tradesman to intuitively reach for the right tool without taking their eyes off the task at hand. It saves time and effort.


32 Handy Things You Should Know How to Do

There are a number of handy life skills that everyone, both male and female, should have. These run the gamut from knowing basic first aid to how to cook basic meals and to even build a campfire.

There are also some handy jobs, including around the home, that shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve. There’s no problem calling in an expert, but for certain handy jobs, there’s no reason that even the least handy person can get it done themselves! If you don’t know how to do them – it’s time to learn!


A Short History of Hand Tools Part 2

A history of hand tools shows tools became more and more important as civilization became more advances. A workman’s tools were the means by which he could earn a living. They were also used to help make daily life easier.

Humans began molding copper in about 6000BC. They soon learned that copper was too soft to be effective as a tool, but mixed with tin it made bronze, which was very strong. This happened around the same time as the razor was invented to shave hair and men began to go beardless.


A Short History of Hand Tools Part 1

From the very first Stone Age tools used in prehistory to today’s best screw extraction pliers, hand tools are seen by anthropologists as a way of understanding humanity. The way we created and used tools developed with human skill and how we operated as a society, and this rings true to this day.  Tools tell us a lot about the societies that developed them, and a more advanced society will use more tools.


Wire Stripping: What You Need to Know

As well as selling linesman pliers and screw removal pliers, here at Vampire Tools we also sell shears and cable sleeve stripping knives. Cable stripping knives can be invaluable when it comes to tasks such as wire stripping.

Wire stripping is essential to any project that is electrical in nature. It simply involves safe removal of the outer layer of insulation without impinging on the wires and other components beneath the insulation.


Remove Spray Topper Nozzles from Perfume Bottles

In decades past, perfume came in beautiful crystal bottles with either screw tops or attachable atomizers, and could be reused or refilled once empty.

Today, premium perfumes are still presented in gorgeous bottles which many girls (and some guys) would love to reuse or keep as a decorative bottle on a vanity or dresser. Yet those convenient spritzer nozzles that deliver a standard amount of perfume per spray with a single pump don’t come off so easily!