All About WD-40 – Part 1

If you have tools, from the best shears to screw extraction pliers, you will likely have heard of and used WD-40. WD-40 is the trademarked name of a water-displacing spray and penetrating oil. Its active ingredient is non-volatile viscous oil that remains on any surface to which it is applied. It protects these surfaces from…

Revamp and Restore your Rusty Tools

Tools that have been exposed to humidity or moisture, left out in the rain, put away dirty, or otherwise not treated with the respect they deserve will eventually develop a layer of rust. In time, this will eat away at the tool and the tool will lose its effectiveness and safety. Once formed, rust can…

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…

Safe Use of Pliers

Even if you have the best pliers in the world, you need to consider your safety and that of others when you use this tool. It might not seem that pliers could be dangerous, especially when compared with electrical tools or even hammers or saws, but if not used with care pliers can cause harm,…