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DeWalt Tools

By   /  May 24, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

DeWalt Logo

The DeWalt Tool Company has long been the gold standard in handheld tools and devices. The company was originally founded in 1936 by Raymond E. DeWalt as a manufacturer of woodworking tools. DeWalt invented the radial arm saw, and turned the success of it into a thriving business. The company was purchased by Black & […]

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Milwaukee Power Tools

By   /  May 10, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

"The logo for Milwaukee Power Tools Company"

Milwaukee Electric Tool Company has developed a reputation with contractors for a tool that is reliable, heavy-duty and high quality. The company got its start when A.H. Petersen agreed to provide Henry Ford with a drill that was small enough to be held in one hand but powerful enough to perform any task required by […]

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Dependable Wrenches and Power Tools; Makita Tools

By   /  May 10, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  1 Comment

"Logo for Makita tools"

Company History The company began in 1915 in Japan building electric motors and soon expanded to designing and building electric planers. Through the years, they have expanded their product line, producing many power driven tools and other mechanical systems. In 1935, they began producing electric generators, and in 1962, the company went public on the […]

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Wrenches: Craftsman Hand Tool Warranties

By   /  April 4, 2012  /  Do It Yourself, Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

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Craftsman tools have been atop the pack since the 1970s. Several other brands of wrenches have come and gone, but none have made quite the impact that the Craftsman brand has. All Craftsman hand tools have a lifetime waranty, but surely this can’t be the sole reason for their success as many of their contemporary […]

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Apartment Basics

By   /  March 21, 2012  /  Mechanics, Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  1 Comment

basic-tools

Wrenches, Screwdrivers, and Basic Tools are an Apartment Dweller’s Best Friends. Living in an apartment assumes much of the living space and basics are taken care of by a landlord; however, if something fails not knowing how to perform a basic fix with wrenches or common tools can mean waiting days for a repair person […]

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Wrenches In Space

By   /  March 10, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

darkside of the moon

Getting there Between July 1969 and December 1972 twelve people walked on the moon as part of the Apollo space mission. Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, as well as Apollo 14 through Apollo 17 all reached their destination. A Command Module, which was manned by one astronaut in lunar orbit, deployed two astronauts in a […]

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A History Of The Snap-on Tool Company

By   /  March 6, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

"Snap-On Tools logo"

Snap on Wrench Company was founded in 1920 when Joseph Johnson and William Seidemann had a vision to make sockets, wrenches and handles that were completely interchangeable. This idea, which started as ten sockets that fit onto five different handles, completely revolutionized the tool industry of that time. The Snap on company has continued this […]

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Every Garage Begins with a Set of Wrenches

By   /  March 5, 2012  /  Mechanics, Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

Wrenches

Among the most basic of all hand tools, wrenches have cemented their place as a necessity in every garage and for every job that might be done on a vehicle. From removing battery terminals to changing brake light bulbs, auto repair cannot be accomplished without a set of wrenches. Wrench Styles There are hundreds of […]

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The Greatest Name in Wrenches: Irwin

By   /  February 28, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  Comments Off

"IRWIN Logo"

Irwin Tools has a storied history, older than many cities in the very country their wrenches helped build. In 1884, in a small town in Ohio, a pharmacy owner named Charles Irwin joined forces with a local blacksmith to create a solid-center auger bit, which would be stronger and better at removing drilling waste than […]

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Wrench Types

By   /  February 15, 2012  /  Posts, Tools, Wrench Topics, Wrenches  /  1 Comment

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Everybody has their favorite wrench. Let’s begin with the most common types of wrenches available and of course every wrench aficionado will recommend certain types. Some recommend a whole set of wrenches made by companies that offer lifetime warranties, like the revered Craftsman, Kobalt tools, and Snap-on wrenches to name a few.  Top brand companies […]

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