EquipSupply Blog

  • College Gameday Traditions [Infographic]

    It's that time of the year again, the end of summer and the beginning of college football! Check out our latest infographic below. We celebrate and maybe poke a little fun at some of the more exciting, coordinated, intimidating, theatric and straight bizarre college game day traditions found across the country!

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  • Using An Auto Safety Funnel For Oil Changes & Coolants

    Performing a variety of simple car maintenance tasks can save the home handyman both money and time. For example, in an hour or less you can change your own oil and oil filter typically for under $20, depending on oil grade and filter products you choose to purchase. You can also save money by buying oil in case lots at a reduced price. Performing periodic radiator flushes and adding coolant will also help defray the cost of intermittent maintenance necessary to keep your car running efficiently. What’s more, investing in the right kind of gear such as Equipsupply’s Auto Safety Funnel and the No-Spill CARB fuel cans that shut off automatically once full, will help you get the job done without mishap.

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  • Wrenches & Nut Driver Tools For Advance Car Maintenance

    There are a number of tasks the advanced DIYer can undertake to keep the vehicle running smoothly while saving money in the process. Most of these tasks require few tools and can be accomplished with a good set of Wrenches, including a 6”, 10” and 18”, and a solid nut driver set such as Pacoa’s 7-piece hollow shaft set. This basic equipment will help you finish jobs quickly and efficiently. Additional tools necessary for more advanced tasks can be found in the “Tools” section of our website.

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  • A Level, Screwdriver, & Wrench For Doorknocker Installation

    Doorknockers bring an ordinary front door to life. They serve both a functional purpose, as well as an artful one, creating beauty well beyond the door itself. Any intermediate and advanced handyman can install a beautiful door knocker in a day with some basic tools such as a level, screwdriver, wrench, drill, carpenter’s pencil and other items as indicated on your knocker package.

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  • Advanced Door Knob & Locks Installation Using Screwdrivers

    Installing a new door knob-lock combination kit may be necessary if all other cleaning, tightening and shimming repairs still won’t allow your door to close or lock properly. After all, it is important to maintain, even improve your home’s security so that your safety and personal effects are not vulnerable. To install a new knob-lock combination, you will likely need both flat head and Phillips Screwdrivers. In addition, precision is essential in replacing your old lock with a new knob-lock combination, so you will also need a measuring tape for accuracy. Continue reading

  • Re-Installing Door Knobs With Screwdrivers

    In a previous blog we discussed some basic door hardware parts and simple repairs when things go wrong. In this blog, we will examine more steps to take when the combination doorknob and lock mechanisms need greater attention. Again, Screwdrivers such as the Grip 6-in-1 Pro screwdriver and a hammer will be used to restore your worn and possibly dirty doorknob and locking device. In addition, cleaning solvent may be necessary to remove dirt and grime build-up. These techniques can save you time and money from having to buy a new doorknob-lock mechanism, or worse, hiring a locksmith to correct something the intermediate handyman can easily do on his own. Continue reading

  • Beginning Door Repair Requires Good Screwdrivers

    Like any moving apparatus that has done its job over time, the metal mechanisms can wear down, wear out, become dirty or need replacing. Having a reliable set of Screwdrivers such as the Grip 6-in-1 Pro screwdriver and an effective hammer will be required for basic maintenance and repairs of well-worn hinges and closers. We’ve compiled some general tips on trouble-shooting problem door closings, with strategies to repair or replace key components of your door’s hardware. Continue reading

  • Simple Repair Tips For The Everyday Auto Driver

    Updated August 2015

    Some Auto Repair jobs can be done at home with a little skill, simple instructions and the right shop tools. In fact, replacing a burned out bulb in your vehicle’s headlamp requires the simplest of auto parts: a screwdriver, gloves and a replacement bulb. To change or install a new tire, all you’ll need is a jack, tire iron and tire. Changing your engine air filter requires even fewer tools and will even save you money by performing the maintenance yourself! With the following tips, you can start saving money on basic auto repair for each item below. Continue reading

  • Installing Freestanding Outdoor Light Posts

    Adding a freestanding light pole to your yard can not only illuminate walkways but also provide an additional landscaping feature in the process. It only takes a bit of ingenuity, an attractive light pole and the necessary lighting parts to complete the task. Electrical Parts you will need include the light post, possible decorative light strings, compatible light fixture parts for the pole design you have chosen, as well as whatever landscaping features needed to set off the free-standing pole you buy. Continue reading

  • Planting Fruit Trees For The Advanced Gardener - Landscaping Tools

    With several seasons of gardening experience behind you, the advanced gardener longs for bigger challenges. One of them can be growing fruit trees, whether your produce will be for home use or selling it at a fruit stand at the farmer’s market. If you have used heavier landscaping equipment to plant decorative trees previously, you may already have the landscaping tools you will need. Generally, you will be using these gardening tools to plant your fruit trees as well. Continue reading

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