What's Peer to Peer Equipment Rental and How Does It Help You?

When you're in construction and you need a specific piece of equipment, you usually have just a few options available to get the job done. You can rent the equipment, and then have to deal with the rental's shortcomings that have developed from abuse by other renters. You can buy the equipment, and have to lay out a large chunk of change or arrange financing. You can lease the equipment and be a nervous wreck that every time it's going to be used, something will happen that will cause problems with the lease. But there's a new option that has come into the playing field recently, called peer to peer equipment rental. What is it and what can it do for your business? Read on for more details.

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DeWalt's FLEXVOLT Batteries: Get Next Level Power and Performance

You know what it's like. You get done with a relatively simple task, then need to change to corded tools that provide more power. Once you've completed that project, you need to switch back to a lower-powered tool system again. You know you could get better efficiency out of your crew's time if you could avoid all the switching! Fortunately, the innovative engineers at DeWalt have heard your call and have developed their new FLEXVOLT batteries and line of tools to create exactly what you need. Here are the details to help you get started.

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Ramset's I-F - Fast, Superior Thermal Barrier Fastening

Installing thermal barriers on any surface can be a pain. You've got adhesive that takes ages to set up when you have better things to do. Metal fasteners get the job done more quickly, but create a source for thermal transfer, lowering energy efficiency. What can you do to get the job done quickly and correctly without a lot of fuss and bother? The innovative folks at Ramset have a great solution:

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Ramset Fastener Systems: How the DynaDrill Helps Get it Done

Over the years, Ramset has developed a wide range of tough fastener systems and tools to get the job done right the first time.  One of the more impressive tools developed by Ramset over the years is the DynaDrill. A serious hammer drill that gives great performance with exceptional vibration control, this tough tool gets the job done quickly and effectively. Here are some more details on the Ramset DynaDrill: 

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Tough Performance: A Solid Look at DeWalt Pneumatic Nailers

When your tools need to work as hard as you do, many contractors turn to DeWalt for serious performance and long-lasting durability. The company has made its name for tough job site performance and reliability. One of the hardest-used tools on framing operations are pneumatic nailers. But which one is best for your particular situation and crew needs? What features will best fit your needs at a new job site? Here's a quick look at some of the newer pneumatic nailers developed by some of the ingenious people at DeWalt and the great features that are on board at the very start:

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Hilti: A Contractor's Review of High Quality Tools

If there's a company known for putting their money where their mouth is, it's Hilti. Though it's been known for years as a manufacturer of high quality contractor grade tools, this awesome company from the tiny country of Liechtenstein is always innovating and improving on what is already exceptional design. Here's a quick look at what Hilti has to offer:

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DeWalt Tool Connect - Connect, Control, Alert

The folks at DeWalt are known for being amazingly innovative, and their Connect technology is just more excellence from this company. Pairing your batteries with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, it provides you with a wide range of options for battery management, security and control that you can't find anywhere else. In this post, we'll discuss the details of this technology and what it can do for your work site.

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A Look Into Hilti's Firestop Products and Solutions

Fire is always a concern, causing drastic damage every year. In 2014 alone, the National Fire Protection Association estimated that there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States, responsible for 3,275 deaths, 15,775 injuries and approximately $11.6 billion in damage. Nearly half a million of those fires were structural, accounting for the large majority of deaths, injuries and damage. But how do you stop a fire in its tracks, either in a new construction or a retrofit? Hilti has been working on the answer with their Firestop products. Let's take a look at the available products and solutions.

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Hammer Time: A Look at Different Hammer Types and Their Uses

When you're working on pounding something in, a hammer is a hammer, right? Not necessarily. There are a wide variety of specialty hammers for a range of purposes, some of which work for general use and some of which do not. Here's a quick rundown on the different types of hammers available today:

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Contractor Smackdown: Impact Drivers

Let's get ready to rumble! And in this corner, we're going to take a good hard look at some tough impact drivers to see which ones get the job done whether you're on a work site, doing odd jobs around the home or wherever else your tools take you. All these drivers have a 1/4" drive, plenty of power to get through whatever life throws at you with relative ease, weigh under 8.5 pounds and retail at under under $475 for serious cordless power, giving you a great mix of torque, weight and price. 

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