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  • Tom 3:10 pm on August 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Summer is almost over, be prepared! 

    With the summer season coming to an end, the hot weather will soon be waning. I stepped out of the house the other day and it just dawned on me how soon the sun was setting. Fortunately for me, I’m not a fan of the heat and I am a huge fan of autumn!  Maybe its a little early to be thinking about carving jack-o-lanterns but I’m excited nonetheless!

    Pretty soon I will be dressed in a hoodie, raking leaves and enjoying a pumpkin spice latte…

    Anyhow. Thats not all this is about. I figure that there are a few things in our store that are useful when the fall season rolls around. This gives me an excuse to feature them!

    Without further ado….

    Our  30″ x 30 Tine Yard Rake:

    Return of the....Yard and Leaf Rake!

    I had to do it. Had to! What else are you going to use to pick up all the leaves from your lawn? You can’t just keep mowing them! If you leave them your grass will turn brown!

    This is a nice rake. 30×30 is pretty massive so this will cut your fall yardwork in half. Its got a 48″ handle and soft pliable tines so it won’t tear up your grass. Its also only 10.99. Thats a pretty good deal if you ask me. OK! On to the next item.

    One thing that I LOVE about fall is a good bonfire. Theres nothing better than sitting around a roaring fire on a chilly night, drinking beers and roasting marshmallows! You can tell I really get into this.

    In order to have a bonfire you’re going to need some firewood. Thats where we come in. First and foremost…

    To cut wood

    Hack Saw

    A bowsaw!

    The bow saw is the easiest way to cut wood if you don’t have a chainsaw. Fear its unrivaled cutting power! Remember to keep your blades sharp and keep your  bow saw in a dry place when storing. If n0t it will get all dull and rusty. That’s no good.

    The other thing that could come in handy is…

    Use this to carry heavy logs! or Yard bags! Or both!

    Well. I suppose I should go receive our shipment. But I’ll be back, and until fall is over, you’re going to hear about it!

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  • Tom 3:04 pm on August 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Brand Spotlight: Michigan Industrial Tools 

    MIT

    MIT is one of America’s most trusted hand tool companies. They have been making quality tools for over 40 years! Michigan Industrial Tools have an extremely wide variety of hand tools and workshop tools and they are known for their Tekton and Maxcraft tools.

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  • Tom 2:29 pm on August 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    As we hit midweek on this rainy dreary Wednesday, I have a chance to think about what’s all going on at ToolPlanet. I have just realized how busy we have been here in the last couple months, implementing a lot of new things into the site and the business. We have quite a bit on our plate!

    First of all, Kara has been adding a massive number of new items to our store. We are roughly doubling the amount of items we carry. A huge number of these additional items are automotive tools. This huge amount of new items will hopefully be a boon to our business and give our customers a wider range of items to choose from. This is kind of a big project for us so we’re hoping it pays off!

    Next up, Tom and I have been working hard on optimizing our site for better usability and traffic. This ties into the new items we will be carrying as well. We are working to better categorize our products and make our store easier to navigate for our customers.

    Lastly, everyone has been working to fix any errors we may have on our site. We have just nailed down 170 or so missing pictures but we plan on doing a more in-depth search for errors after we finish with our new stock.

    These projects are taking up most of our time lately but I think that they will make a huge improvement to our site.

    Stay with us!

     
  • Tom 2:56 pm on July 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    The week begins anew! 

    The week begins anew!

     
  • Tom 3:26 pm on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    How to build a sandbox 

    Building your own sandbox is a cheap and easy way to liven up your yard for the kiddies. Instead of playing in the mud, build them a sandbox and they can play there! Sand washes off easier than mud!
     
  • Tom 2:19 pm on July 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Just put up a short guide to tarps. Chec… 

    Just put up a short guide to tarps. Check it out at http://ping.fm/bGLEq for some secret info!

     
  • Tom 2:59 pm on July 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    New Home and Garden Items for your Yard 

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  • Tom 3:52 pm on July 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    How to find a contractor 

    Finding a contractor can feel like a real pain. It’s a lot like finding a dentist or doctor, because you don’t want just anyone drilling your teeth, or holes in your walls. Many people have heard horror stories about contractors and I suppose it feels like your taking a big risk in just hiring anyone. So don’t!

    Here are some tips for finding a contractor:

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  • Tom 4:44 pm on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Essential Hand Tools for a DIY Woodworker 

    Getting a woodworking job done right requires the right tools. Every woodworker should have a set of tools that include these staples: (More …)

     
  • Tom 6:34 pm on June 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Selecting a tile saw: The basics 

    How does a tile saw work?

    A tile saw cuts a variety of types of tile. Types of tile include granite, marble and ceramic tile. Tile saws, like other similar saws, utilizes a diamond blade to cut. These blades are very hard and rotate at a high speed to slowly chip away material through abrasion. Tile saws are considered wet saws because they need to have their blade cooled with water in order to work properly.

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    • Water Saving Products 3:23 am on July 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well, at least you have shared to us the basic facts a person needs when looking for a tile saw. This will depend on the size of saw and it should also consider from what material the tiles were made from.

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