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How Breakers Are Used on the Construction Site

How Breakers Are Used on the Construction Site

Breakers are powerful tools that allow workers to break through even the toughest of materials, making them essential tools for any construction site. These tools use hydraulic force to break through concrete, plaster, tiles, brick, masonry, tiles, and even road asphalt and piping. The compact nature of these tools makes them able to target specific areas easily, while the powerful voltage that… read more

Types of Personnel Lifts & Their Uses

Types of Personnel Lifts & Their Uses

Personnel lifts, otherwise known as aerial lifts, are mechanical machines that have one purpose and one purpose only: to get workers higher than your average ladder can take them. These work platforms are mobile, and can extend up to 20 metres with ease. This blog article takes a look at types of personnel lifts used in the construction industry today, and how each can be used to make your lif… read more

The Complete List of Need-A-Tool Equipment Rentals

The Complete List of Need-A-Tool Equipment Rentals

Ever wondered what tools and equipment we’re able to rent out at Need-A-Tool? This blog article categorises most of our rentals catalogue, so that you can see exactly what we offer in one place. Whether in need of construction equipment, DIY tools, or garden equipment – think Need-A-Tool! Why buy it when you can rent it instead, right? Here’s how we can assist:   Access Equipment No… read more

Need-A-Tool 101: How Does a Concrete Mixer Work?

Need-A-Tool 101: How Does a Concrete Mixer Work?

Before 1916, when Stephen Stepanian developed the first patented motorised concrete mixer, concrete was mixed using horse-drawn contraptions that relied of wooden paddles to churn the mixture. This took an age, and required the cooperation of the horses! This article takes a look at two types of concrete mixers, the parts of a typical portable concrete mixer, how a concrete mixer works, and a few… read more

6 Reasons to Rent a Scissor Lift for Your Factory

6 Reasons to Rent a Scissor Lift for Your Factory

A scissor lift is a mobile, elevated working platform (MEWP) used extensively in the construction industry. In a factory or warehousing situation, scissor lifts offer a range of benefits to make the lives of workers much easier! Let’s take a look at seven reasons renting a scissor lift for your factory might just be the best idea you’ll have this year…   Reaching the Top Shelf If your… read more

Renovating Your Home in 2019? These Tools Might Help

Renovating Your Home in 2019? These Tools Might Help

The year 2018 is all but done, as most of us prepare to take the South African highways and byways by storm for holiday travels to far-flung destinations. Some of us, however, are staying at home for the holidays. If you’re one of us planning some long-overdue home maintenance over the festive season, these tools might make the maintenance that much easier:   Fixing Leaky Pipes Planning on… read more

5 Construction Industry Resolutions to Make in 2019

5 Construction Industry Resolutions to Make in 2019

2019 is just around the corner, with most of us filling our minds with thoughts of festive feasts and new year’s treats! Shutdown is so close we can almost taste it, and we’re already looking toward 2019. While considering what 2019 might have in store for you and your company, take a few minutes to look at these construction industry resolutions to make come the new year:   Get… read more

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

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