• Curious About What Else Awaits You At A-1 Equipment Rental Center?

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    In our recent blog posts, we discussed how to choose the right type of drill, what kinds of equipment you can rent when giving your home a makeover, and what you’ll need for your next new home construction project . If you enjoyed these topics, then be sure to check out these great resources from around the Web for even more information.

    • Check out this article from ThisOldHouse.com for some techniques on using a drill for smaller jobs.
    • Visit this page from NAHB.org for some great information on remodeling your existing home compared to moving.
    • Take a look at this slideshow on HGTV.com for some great tips on painting your home like a pro.
    • Find out how to increase your curb appeal with some landscaping upgrades to your home on this page from LandscapingNetwork.com.
    • Read this article from FrontDoor.com to find out how adding a fence can increase the privacy, value, and beauty of your home.
    • Grab some incredibly useful home-improvement skills that can help you renovate or even build new constructions on ThisOldHouse.com.
    • Learn why more new homeowners are electing to build their own homes in recent times on this page from MarketWatch.com.
    • AskTheBuilder.com can help you calculate your budget when building a new home.
    • PerformerMag.com tells you how to keep your gear safe while on the road.
    • Before you hit the road with your new rental trailer, visit CA.gov to learn about the basics of trailer safety.

    Contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992 to rent the tools or equipment you need for your next home renovation or construction project.

  • Your Guide to Renting the Right Drill

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    Not every homeowner owns an electric drill. Even if you do, you may have a job in which your standard 12-volt handheld drill simply won’t cut it. A drill from an equipment rental company can help you get your next project done quickly and correctly. But before you pick up just any old electric drill, remember that choosing the right drill can make all the difference for your next project. This guide will help you understand different types of rental drills so you can decide which one is appropriate for you.

    Corded Drills For your typical home improvement jobs, a high-speed drill can make starting nail holes, building furniture, or hanging shelves a breeze. Drills available from your local equipment rental company have additional features you may not be able to find elsewhere. These can include built-in bubble levels, speed control triggers for accuracy, and increased bit size for bigger than typical jobs.

    Specialty Drills Right-angle electric drills are excellent for hard to reach areas such as drilling studs or joists. Lower speeds allow for greater control and a larger drilling diameter, while high speeds allow for more conventional drilling. There are also high-RPM drills that provide increased torque for mud and cement mixing.

    High-Power Drills Electric drills that operate with both wet and dry options are ideal for masonry projects. Wet drills help avoid cracking and splitting when working with masonry or stone, and help cool the bit during operation. Powerful electric drills also help with tougher jobs that require extra torque. This can be ideal for drilling your walls to create access for wiring, plumbing, and more.

    For help deciding which drill is right for you, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. We carry a variety of corded and cordless electric drills to suit jobs of any size. Visit us online for additional information on our rental rates and terms.

  • Want More From A-1 Equipment Rental Center? We’ve Got You Covered!

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    When you start a do-it-yourself project , you need the right tools to get the job done. Use these resources to learn more about the best ways to prepare for big projects like cleaning out the house or digging a trench. For more great tips, call A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992.

    · Grab some incredibly useful home-improvement skills that can help you renovate or even build new constructions on ThisOldHouse.com.

    · Learn why more new homeowners are electing to build their own homes in recent times on this page from MarketWatch.com.

    · AskTheBuilder.com can help you calculate your budget when building a new home.

    · PerformerMag.com tells you how to keep your gear safe while on the road.

    · Before you hit the road with your new rental trailer, visit CA.gov to learn about the basics of trailer safety.

  • Your Guide to Renting the Right Drill

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    Not every homeowner owns an electric drill. Even if you do, you may have a job in which your standard 12-volt handheld drill simply won’t cut it. A drill from an equipment rental company can help you get your next project done quickly and correctly. But before you pick up just any old electric drill, remember that choosing the right drill can make all the difference for your next project. This guide will help you understand different types of rental drills so you can decide which one is appropriate for you.

    Corded Drills

    For your typical home improvement jobs, a high-speed drill can make starting nail holes, building furniture, or hanging shelves a breeze. Drills available from your local equipment rental company have additional features you may not be able to find elsewhere. These can include built-in bubble levels, speed control triggers for accuracy, and increased bit size for bigger than typical jobs.

    Specialty Drills

    Right-angle electric drills are excellent for hard to reach areas such as drilling studs or joists. Lower speeds allow for greater control and a larger drilling diameter, while high speeds allow for more conventional drilling. There are also high-RPM drills that provide increased torque for mud and cement mixing.

    High-Power Drills

    Electric drills that operate with both wet and dry options are ideal for masonry projects. Wet drills help avoid cracking and splitting when working with masonry or stone, and help cool the bit during operation. Powerful electric drills also help with tougher jobs that require extra torque. This can be ideal for drilling your walls to create access for wiring, plumbing, and more.

    For help deciding which drill is right for you, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center at (650) 369-2992. We carry a variety of corded and cordless electric drills to suit jobs of any size. Visit us online for additional information on our rental rates and terms.

  • How to Sand Semi-Gloss Paint

    There will come a time when a homeowner needs to sand paint in their homes. This could be for a smaller area that requires a simple touch-up or for an entire room that needs to be repainted. Sanding the existing paint helps prepare the surface for a new coat.

    In this video, you will learn how to sand semi-gloss paint with a power sander. Fine grit sandpaper in conjunction with a power sander is ideal when working between layers of paint, but when you need to remove an entire coat of paint use a heavy grit instead. For fine sandpaper, choose 200 or 300 grit, and 100 grit or less for coarse. Always use protective equipment , including eye, ear, and breathing protection, when working with a power sander.

    If you would like to rent a power sander for your next home renovation project, contact  A-1 Equipment Rental Center  at (650) 369-2992. At A-1, we have all the tools, trucks, and equipment rentals you need to complete any project. Visit our website to learn more. 

  • Going On Tour? Don’t Forget the Trailer!

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    Whether you’re in a band or part of a traveling sales crew, your next tour is not complete without a trailer. Within your trailer you’ll be able to carry all your gear, which can encompass amps and guitars or promotional materials and presentation accessories. An equipment rental company can help you begin and complete a successful tour with the right trailer for your needs.

    Preventing theft is one of the foremost concerns for many traveling musicians, as it can be easy for unsecured gear to be stolen. A trailer is an ideal place to secure and store your gear while you make overnight stops. It can also protect valuable sales materials and company property. When you do select a rental trailer, check out how well it can be secured. It also helps to park your trailer in a well-lit space that is visible from your lodging area.

    Using a dedicated trailer for transportation of your equipment can also help facilitate loading and unloading, which save a lot of time for your next performance or presentation. Set-up is one of the most time-consuming endeavors of any traveling gig, so it can help to have a dedicated storage space for the transport of your gear.

    Renting a trailer from a truck rental company also gives you more room within your other vehicles for additional members, equipment, or just breathing room. Your band or company can also rent a vehicle to pull the trailer, saving your own vehicles from incurring extra mileage and enabling you to carry heavier loads. But regardless of the vehicle you choose, make sure you read up on proper trailer safety to keep everyone (and everything) safe.

    Visit A-1 Equipment Rental Center in Redwood City to learn about our full range of equipment and truck rental services . You can also contact us online or at (650) 369-2992 if you would like to learn more about our selection and terms.