• Choosing the Right Mower for Your Lawn

    If your lawn is in need of a trim, it is important to choose a mower that is suited for your specific lawn style. With a variety of mowers to chose from at the equipment rental center , you may want to consider which mower will be best for your lawn before you make your rental choice. Ideally, your mower should be equipped with the features you need to safely and effectively trim every area of your lawn. Here is a quick overview of how to choose the right mower. 

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    Electric Mowers
    Electric mowers are great choices for homes that have small lawns. When you rent an electric lawn mower , you will have your choice of a mower that is corded or cordless. Electric mowers are efficient, reliable, and easy to use. If you only have a small lawn area that needs to be mowed, you may want to rent an electric mower.

    Push Mowers
    Push mowers are powered by gasoline fuel. If your yard is small to medium sized, a push mower may provide you with the right combination of power and performance. To add convenience and ease to your mowing experience, you may want to rent a push power that is self-propelled.

    Riding Mowers
    If you have a lot of lawn to cover, a riding mower may be the best choice for your needs. With a riding mower, you will be able to easily and comfortably mow a larger lawn. In addition, riding mowers can safely mow lawns that are on sloped surfaces.

    If you are seeking a quality lawn mower rental, look no further than the equipment rentals that A-1 Equipment Rental Center has to offer you. We offer a variety of mower rentals, and our team will help you select the right equipment for your property. To hear more about our inventory of mowers, call us at (650) 557-2791. 

  • A Quick Guide to Towing a Tractor Trailer

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    Sometimes, you may need to tow a load that does not fit in your vehicle. In this case, you may need to rent a tractor trailer. As you are driving a tractor trailer, you will need to practice driving techniques that are different from those that you may be familiar with from driving a conventional vehicle. For example, you will need to overshoot your radius every time that you turn. If you cut a corner, you run the risk of putting yourself and others in danger. In addition, make sure that you know the clearance of your vehicle before you drive in a tight space.

    To schedule a rental for a tractor trailer , contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center by calling (650) 557-2791. We provide the Redwood City and San Mateo areas with a complete range of equipment and tool rentals. Our team looks forward to helping you rent the right equipment for your upcoming project. 

  • A Guide to Selecting and Using a Circular Saw

    Circular saws can be used for a variety of applications, from cutting hardwoods to sawing through wet boards. If you are planning a project that requires lumber to be cut, you may be in need of a circular saw. When you visit the equipment rental center , you will have a variety of circular saw styles and models at your disposal. To assist you with your saw rental, here is a quick look at how to select and use a circular saw. 

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    Styles of Circular Saws
    When you are selecting a circular saw for your project , you will need to familiarize yourself with the different styles of circular saws. Worm drive saws, for example, feature a motor that is lined up with the blade. These saws have the power needed for heavy duty-projects. A sidewinder saw, by contrast, is lighter and more compact. The staff at a rental company can help you select the right saw for your project.

    Essential Saw Features
    Once you have selected your circular saw, you may want to explore the saw features that are available to you. For example, some circular saws contain special features that make it easy to adjust the cut depth and bevel. In addition, you will need to choose between an aluminum or cast iron shoe.

    Basic Circular Saw Techniques
    There are a few basic techniques to keep in mind when you are using a circular saw. For example, it is important to set the blade depth in accordance to the depth of the piece that you are working on. As you cut, be sure to keep your hand steady and follow the path of your pencil markings.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, our friendly team can help you select the perfect circular saw for your project. When you visit our equipment rental center in San Mateo, we will make sure that you have a terrific equipment rental experience . Call us at (650) 557-2791 to learn more about the tools in our inventory. 

  • Drilling a Perfect Hole

    When you are drilling a hole, you may occasionally need to see each side of your project. To ensure that you drill a perfectly clean hole, there are a few simple steps that you can take. Rather than drilling all the way through the board from one side, you should stop just when you feel the drill bit pierce the other side. Flip the board over and use this mark as a guide to finish drilling your hole. For a complete look at how to drill a perfect hole, watch this video from Bob Vila.

    At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we can provide you with all of the tools you need for your upcoming project. Whether you are in need of a drill rental or other type of power tool, we are sure to carry the right equipment for you. To make a reservation, call our San Mateo location at (650) 557-2791.

  • Preparing Your Home for the Winter Season

    Summer is almost officially over, and that means cold weather is on the way. As you’re pulling sweaters and overcoats out of the attic, think about whether your house is prepared for the cold months ahead. Not only will preparing your home for the winter season make everyone more comfortable, but it may even reduce your heating costs. The following tips will help you prepare your home for Old Man Winter. If you need any tools to get the job done, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center and save money by renting the tools and equipment you need

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    Clean Out Your Gutters
    As the leaves start to fall, remove them and other debris from your home’s gutters to give winter rainfall a chance to drain. Clogged drains can cause water to back up and eventually seep into the house through small holes and cracks in the roof. Also make sure that water from your downspouts is being carried away at least 10 feet from the house to avoid foundation and mold problems.

    Add Insulation
    Adding insulation in the attic is a cheap investment, but it can significantly increase your comfort and decrease your heating costs this winter. Regardless of the climate conditions, you need a minimum of 12 inches of insulation in the attic. If you are layering insulation atop other insulation, avoid paper backing insulation, which can act as a vapor barrier and cause moisture problems in the attic.

    From hand tools and plumbing equipment to painting gear and lawn supplies, A-1 Equipment Rental Center in Redwood City, CA has everything you need to keep your home in tip-top shape all winter long. Visit our website to see all of our tool and equipment rentals , or call us at (650) 557-2791 to reserve your rental today. 

  • Tips for Driving a Tractor

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    Tractors come in all sizes and can be used to accomplish many different jobs. People often use tractors on farms, but their digging, loading, pushing, backfilling, grading, and demolishing abilities make tractors the ideal tool for many construction tasks. Before you operate a tractor, walk around the machine and look for loose wheel lugs, nuts, or bolts that may need tightening. Check the tractor’s tire pressure before you drive into the field or start any construction task. If rear attachments are hooked behind the tractor, inspect the stabilizer chains to ensure they are properly secured.

    The equipment rental experts at A-1 Equipment Rental Center can give you more tips on safely operating one of our rental tractors. We rent backhoes, track loaders, skip loaders, and other tractors. We also have tractor attachments for rent. Contact us online or call us at (650) 557-2791 to reserve your tractor rental today

  • Touring Your Air Compressor Options

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    Power pneumatic tools like air-powered nail guns, staplers, and spray guns are incredibly efficient and cut down the amount of time it takes to complete a wide variety of jobs around the house. However, chances are you don’t have a spare air compressor lying around in the garage. At A-1 Equipment Rental Center, we offer a variety of portable and trailer-mounted air compressors for residential and commercial applications. Our electric portable air compressors are great for small residential pneumatic tools, while our 8-15 CFM portable air compressors are ideal for construction-duty applications. We also offer 126-299 CFM trailer mounted air compressors for multiple heavy-duty pneumatic tools.

    Visit A-1 Equipment Rental Center to see all of our air compressor options . We also carry a huge selection of air-powered tools for rent. Whether you are working around the house or renting equipment for a construction project, A-1 Equipment Rental Center is your source for rentals, tools and equipment in the Bay Area. Call us at (650) 557-2791 if you have any questions. 

  • Tips for Maintaining Your Lawn During the Fall

    Fall is here, and that means cooler temperatures are on their way for Bay Area residents. But before you put away all of your lawn and gardening equipment for the fall and winter, take advantage of the cool weather to spruce up your lawn and get it ready for spring and summer. If you don’t have a shed full of tools, you can rent everything you need to keep your lawn looking great this fall from A-1 Equipment Rental Center . Here are some tips for improving the health and appearance of your yard this fall. 

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    Cut Your Lawn Shorter
    If you need to rent a lawn mower from A-1 Equipment Rental Center, make sure the mower deck is set to approximately two inches. Cutting your lawn shorter in autumn prevents the grass from matting down under leaves and rainfall.

    Seed and Water
    If you want a lush, green lawn next summer, overseed in the fall with a seed spreader from A-1 Equipment Rental Center. Prepare your lawn for seeding by mowing it ½ inch shorter than usual and sowing grass seed over the mowed area. Keep the newly seeded sections moist, and then increase the interval between waterings to encourage root growth. 

    Aerate Your Lawn
    One of the best things you can do for your grass this fall is to aerate your lawn. Aeration reduces thatch, improves drainage, and loosens soil. Ask your equipment rental provider to show you how to properly use an aerator so you don’t inadvertently damage your lawn.

    A-1 Equipment Rental Center has everything you need has everything you need to keep your lawn looking vibrant, lush, and healthy year round. From rakes and lawn mowers to aerators, seeders, and thatching machines, A-1 Equipment Rental Center is your source for lawn and garden tool rentals in the Bay Area . Call us at (650) 557-2791 to learn more about our tool and equipment rental policies and prices.