Affordable Tools was started eight years ago by an energetic local West Texas entrepreneur. Our business philosophy is simple, "Treat your customers right and they'll keep coming back."
By doing this we have been able to grow the store and our customer base a lot of the last 8 years. Affordable cuts out the middleman and buys direct from the supplier to bring the savings to our customers. Our prices are competitive and the store offers a quiet clean relief from the crowds and roaming the Big Box stores looking for knowledgeable salespeople.
If you're in Midland Texas looking for tools to use in the oil-field and need to outfit your roustabout or welding truck or need tools for your mechanics, you will find the enjoy the personal service from a small shop that knows you by your first name. We offer a great inventory of high-quality tools at competitive prices.
Need to put some drywall up? Need tools? At Affordable Tools, we have everything you need for installing and finishing your drywall.
There are a few options on what tools you need, if you are on a tight budget you would be able to do the job with a few selected tools, but it might require a little more time and work. Simple items such as a razor knife, tape measure and some drywall knives for the drywall compound (putty).
There is a more advance set of tools we suggest that will make installing and finishing your drywall much easier. Included are drilling attachments that will set your drywall screws at the required depth in the drywall, Keyhole Saw (for cutting out spots for electrical outlets) and more.
Here's the basics of tools you need for completing your drywalling job. Some of the tools are basic things that most people would already have at home.
When planning out your drywalling project make sure you have your list of everything you need and your plans. Come to Affordable Tools and we'll help get everything you need for your drywalling project.
Affordable Tools would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! A new year means new projects around the house, whether it's remodeling the kitchen, changing out your tub or even building a new deck in the backyard. When doing your new projects you want to make sure that you have the right supplies to get the job done. Having the correct tools for the job will make your projects much easier to complete and make sure that your project is built to last.
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One of the best things to make your job easier would be to get a single bevel sliding compound miter saw so you can cut all your wood with precision and the angles you need for the cuts.
Make sure you have all the correct anchors and screws when putting up your cabinets to insure their stability to handle all the extra weight from the contents going inside.
No matter the job, making sure that you have the correct tools and supplies will be worth it, saving you extra time and the hassle of trying to get things to work if you have inadequate tools/supplies.
Come to Affordable Tools or contact us 432-520-4772.
Let us help you plan your next home project for the new year!
Higher torque is what impact wrenches were designed for. With up to 1000 ft pounds of pressure they can torque the bolts up or bust them loose. But most people use regular sockets with their impact wrenches which will affect the performance of the tool and it's a huge safety concern as well.
The biggest problem with using the regular sockets in the impact wrench is that it is not able to with stand the amount of torque and that can cause the socket to shatter, which would be a safety hazard. The reason for this is that standard sockets are made from chrome which is brittle and can split all over and the vibrations can make it shatter.
Most impact sockets are a dark grey color or even a black chrome color
Impact sockets are specifically designed to be able to handle the torque and is flexible enough to work without failing or shattering. Chromoly Bdenum is a softer material which enables it to be more flexible and handle the vibrations. Impact sockets can still split with over excessive amounts of torque, they just wont shatter and send debris flying at you.
Using the wrong socket can actually wear out your impact wrench causing the anvil to split or get worn out. That can cost up to $150 to repair. Repairing a socket can cost up to $10, so make sure that your using the correct impact socket for your impact wrenches not only to save yourself some cash but keep yourself protected from flying debris.
If your not sure of the difference between the two or need to pick up the correct impact sockets for your impact wrenches, come into Affordable Tools today and let us help you choose the right tools for the job!
Tip #1: Clean Your Work Area
Before lifting anything with your hoist, make sure the location where you're using the hoist is secure and all precautions are observed. Lifting heavy objects can be harmful if you do not have the space to get out of the way in case of a fall.
Tip #2: Always Use Straps
One of the biggest mistakes that electric hoist owner will make is they don’t use a backup strapping system. If the chain breaks for any reason, having the strap there will ensure you have time to get out of the way or reposition the item back to the ground.
Tip #3: Using Strong Cables
Your Electric Hoist is only as good as its cables you put on it. Some hoist will come with cables that you can use but its better by working with stronger cables. Always make sure they are rated for the weight that you are going to be lifting with them.
Tip #4: Level It
It’s important to always keep your hoist level but even more, the items you are lifting need to stay level. It helps to always even the weight out so it sits in the center of the hoist. This will even out the force and prevents anything from tilting.
Tip #5: Help Your Hoist
Electric Hoist are great tools to life heavy objects however there can be times when helping your hoist will make the lift safer and prolong the life of the hoist. Using a jacks or leaving items in truck beds will reduce the amount of lifting the hoist will have to do by reducing the distance.