ASME vs ANSI Safety Standards

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Advice |

The American National Standards Institute, mostly known as ANSI, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, mostly known as ASME, are both private, non-profit organizations mainly focusing on bringing uniformity in voluntary standards used in the engineering process. Although both organizations work on national and global standards, the core difference between the two organizations can clearly be seen in their mission and vision. ASME is...

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The Best Craftsman Power Tools for Mechanics

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Reviews |

Introduction   Power tools are probably favored more over hand tools. It’s easy to see why this happens because power tools are built to work through tough materials easier and quicker. Power tools also perform jobs better than hand tools. For example a circular saw can cut straighter lines faster than you would with a hand saw. These facts prove their value.   Invest in power tools if you want to complete most DIY projects or construction...

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Top 5 Best Small Craftsman Tool Boxes For Your Garage

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Blog, Mechanic Accessories |

Introduction Whether you’re a full-fledged ASE certified mechanic or just a hobbyist who gets busy on the weekend, you need a safe place to store your tools and equipment when not using them. You can spend hundreds of dollars on the finest wrenches and screwdrivers your local hardware store has to offer, but it means nothing if you leave them out in the open air, where they can rust and fall and be toyed with by small hands. A quality tool box...

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4 Best DIYer Portable Craftsman Tool Boxes

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Blog, Mechanic Accessories |

Introduction   In the time I’ve been working in the trades industry, I have encountered an absurd amount of aspiring mechanics and carpenters who have somehow convinced themselves that they don’t need a tool box. “Sure I’ll just carry them in my pocket”, I remember one particularly brash 19 year old saying to me when I was working on a project in Ireland. Of course, he soon discovered that tools, regardless of the money spent on them, are...

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Best Craftsman Mechanic Tool Sets for DIYers

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Reviews |

Introduction You don’t have to be a professional trades-person to enjoy creating, repairing, and renovating. Millions of people around the world delight in spending their weekends chain smoking Camel cigarettes and hammering nails in planks before rising on Monday morning and returning to their job at the bank (or another non-trades related profession).   Of course, being a hobbyist carpenter does not mean you can use subpar tools when you...

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Most Common Craftsman Mechanic Tools

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Reviews |

Introduction If you’re a mechanic, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that you are in one of the highest-pressure areas of the trades industry. I mean, tradespeople generally have pretty stressful jobs, but few have more responsibility to their customers than a mechanic. When somebody leaves their car with you, they are not just trusting you with their automobile. They’re trusting you with their ability to get to work and their freedom to see...

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