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5 Surprising High-Pressure Washer Uses

5 Surprising High-Pressure Washer Uses

In a Need-A-Tool blog article titled Reasons to Rent a High Pressure Cleaner, we looked at six residential high-pressure cleaner uses. Since we hire out these remarkable cleaning machines on a regular basis, we thought we’d add five more surprising high-pressure washer uses! Can you think of any other uses we may have missed? Contact us today and we’ll add them to this article… 1/ Clean… read more

Types of Ladders & Their Applications

Types of Ladders & Their Applications

Ladders have been used in some way or form for at least 10,000 years – with the earliest recorded evidence depicted in Mesolithic cave paintings in Valencia, Spain. Since then ladders have come a long, long way – with different types of ladders being used in multiple industries for a range of applications. This article looks at the types of ladders we use today, and a few ladder safety… read more

Types of Lifting Equipment Available in Durban

Types of Lifting Equipment Available in Durban

Lifting equipment is widely used in the construction industry, when workers need a little boost to get to hard-to-reach areas on interest. These access-improving machines come in a range of different shapes and sizes, as well as options when it comes to how they’re powered. This Need-A-Tool blog article takes a look at three different types of lifting equipment available in Durban. Need to get… read more

How to Upskill Workers in the Construction Industry

How to Upskill Workers in the Construction Industry

Like any industry, construction is constantly evolving. The equipment is getting better; the tools sharper. As an industry changes, so too should the workers within that industry look to evolve and improve their own skills. A highly-skilled worker is a highly-effective one, and there are many avenues for improvement available to the industry. With that in mind, this blog article looks at four… read more

Operator Safety Training: To Train or Not to Train

Operator Safety Training: To Train or Not to Train

When it comes to training your maintenance staff on operator safety, the decision to train essentially boils down to two issues. Firstly, the safety of the operator and his assistants, and secondly the direct and indirect costs involved. It is legally required to train operators working on any machinery that moves (like cherry pickers and bulldozers) or has moving parts. However, in Sout… read more

Need-A-Tool 101: How Does a Drill Work?

Need-A-Tool 101: How Does a Drill Work?

They’ve been used in some way or form since around 35,000 BC, and we’ll probably still be using them for many years to come. Drills are arguably the most important tools for maintenance workers, and every private home should have at least one locked away for when shelves need knocking up. This article takes a look at a few types of drills, the parts of a drill, how this firearm-shaped too… read more

The Lowdown on Machine Rentals in South Africa

The Lowdown on Machine Rentals in South Africa

Workers in the construction, property development, landscaping and maintenance rely on a number of specialist tools and items of equipment to perform their jobs properly. Managers have three options when it comes to sourcing the right tools for the project – buying new equipment, loaning equipment, or renting. This article looks at what machine rentals are, the types of machine rentals… read more

When It’s a Good Idea to Rent Garden Equipment

When It's a Good Idea to Rent Garden Equipment

It’s an age-old landscaping conundrum many property owners and renters have struggled with. Does one hire a garden services provider to mow the lawn and trim the hedges, or does one rent garden equipment and do it all yourself? Ready your green thumbs – this article looks at when it’s a good idea to hire garden equipment, the types of available garden equipment rentals in Durban, and wher… read more

Don’t Have the Right Tools for the Job? Rent Them!

Don’t Have the Right Tools for the Job? Rent Them!

From angle grinders to floor grinders, drills, ladders and everything in between – when looking for tool hire in Durban, think Need A Tool! Some jobs are easy, while others require specialist tools and equipment. Taken on a project but you don’t have the right tools for the job? Rent them! Here’s why tool hire is a good idea, the types of tools and equipment you can hire, and where to hir… read more

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