When to Use a Right Angle Drill

When you’re renting drills for a project, knowing what kind of drill you need to get the job done is not always straightforward. Right-angle drills are often extremely handy to have, but many people overlook them as part of their equipment rentals. Could this kind of drill work for your project?

Right-angle drills have long handles with short drill heads—the reverse design of a standard drill. The design makes drilling in tight spots easier, even allowing you to drill in places where a traditional drill could not be used. If your project involves flooring or cabinet building or installation, then a right-angle drill could make your work easier. Any time you anticipate having to drill in tight corners, a right-angle drill could be the best tool you rent.

A-1 Rental Center offers a wide range of drills for rent alongside our comprehensive collection of gear for projects of all sizes. To rent a right-hand drill in Redwood City or reserve other equipment rentals, call (650) 369-2992.


Saw Safety 101

Saws are invaluable tools for a wide range of projects, but they can also be dangerous if they are not handled properly. When saws are among your equipment rentals for a job, there is an added element of working with an unfamiliar tool that you have to consider, which makes taking the proper safety precautions all the more important. Make sure your project is completed safely by keeping these saw safety tips in mind.

Protect Your Eyes

When you’re using a saw, it is inevitable that there will be flying debris. Even small splinters can rebound and hit your eyes, causing injuries. Never use a saw without wearing safety goggles that fit you snugly. For large jobs, a safety mask is also recommended. Failing to use the proper protection can lead to serious injuries.

Inspect the Saw Before Use

Before you operate the saw for the first time, inspect it very carefully. Make sure the handle is not loose, the blade is not broken or misshapen, and that there are no missing teeth on the blade. Make sure the saw is clean and that there is no dirt or debris that could interfere with how it operates. When you’re inspecting the blade, never run your hands across the surface to test the sharpness. It is also a good idea to confirm that the saw is the right size for the job you are doing. Using a saw that is too large or too small can lead to safety issues.

Inspect the Material

Closely inspect the material that you plan to use the saw on. Nails, metal, screws, and knots can all cause the saw to buck while you’re using is, leading to injury. They can also cause damage to the saw. Start by removing as many obstacles from the surface of the material as you can, and be mindful of any areas in which the saw may not run smoothly.

We offer at multiple saws for rent, including mitre, concrete, circular, and chainsaws. If you have questions about which saw you need for your project, talk to one of the equipment rental specialists at A-1 Rental Center. For more information about equipment rentals in Redwood City, please call (650) 369-2992.


A Look at the Features of Our Mobile Utility Scaffolding

Mobile utility scaffolds are ideal for a range of projects that require height but can’t be performed using a ladder. At A-1 Rental Center, we offer both scaffold bases and upper sections among our equipment rentals, allowing you to get just the right pieces for your project. Our mobile utility scaffolding is easily customizable and simple to use, making it popular with DIYers and professionals alike. Here is a closer look at some of the features of our scaffolding units.

Adjustable Performance Heights

Our scaffolds can be adjusted in 3” increments, with a base height of 1’8” up to 5’8”. It is easy to adjust the height without tools, to get the right working platform for your job. For jobs that require additional height, it is easy to add additional upper section platforms until you achieve the right positioning. With additional sections, the scaffold can reach heights of 24’. Outriggers are also available, as are guardrails for additional safety.

Adaptable Placements

The scaffolding is easily adaptable to a wide range of working conditions. It can be adapted to fit on stairs, uneven surfaces, and ramps with ease. It can also easily be placed over furniture and other floor obstacles, so you can save time on prepping the space. All scaffold adaptations can be completed without tools.

Easy Portability

Space is frequently at a premium on job sites, and doorways and other obstacles can make it difficult to maneuver equipment. Our scaffolding is the size of a standard ladder when it is disassembled, so it is easy to store and will fit through any doorway. Opening the scaffold for use and folding it down again is quick and can be completed without tools.

To rent a scaffold in Redwood City, contact A-1 Rental Center. We also offer a huge selection of other equipment rentals, so you get everything you need for your job in one place. Reserve your scaffold today by calling (650) 369-2992.


What Are the Grace Periods on Our Rentals?

A-1 Rental Center offers flexible equipment rental terms, allowing you to get the tools you need for your project for an adequate amount of time, without paying for time you don’t need. To ensure that our tools are ready for the next renter, we ask customers to return their equipment at the agreed-upon time. However, we understand that things happen, so we allow a grace period to accommodate for those unexpected bumps in the road.

The grace period on our equipment rentals varies, depending on the length of the original rental. Our hourly rentals have the shortest grace period. We allow five minutes before charging for the next hour. Daily rentals have a one-hour grace period before the equipment is considered late. When equipment is returned after the grace period, pro-rated rental rates will be charged.

If you have questions about your Redwood City equipment rental from A-1 Rental Center, contact us. Call (650) 369-2992, and we will be happy to address any questions you may have about our tool rental service


Removing Wallpaper with a Steamer

Wallpaper can be notoriously hard to remove if you don’t have the right equipment. If your project involves wallpaper removal, add a steamer to your list of equipment rentals to get the job done.

Watch this video to see how to remove wallpaper with a steamer. The steamer helps to dissolve the adhesive, so that the wallpaper peels off easily. Take care when peeling so as not to damage the wall underneath.

A-1 Rental Center has all of the equipment rentals you need for everything from weekend DIY projects to full-scale construction, from drills to scaffolding. For equipment rentals in Redwood City, please call (650) 369-2992.


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