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5 Essential Tools to Have Both in the Garage and At Work

Having the right rotating equipment and tools is essential for just any hands-on job. Whether you’re just working on a small project in your garage or dealing with major engineering jobs, possessing the right rotating equipment and measurement tools is a must.

Torque Wrench

One of the most popular tools used throughout various industries is the torque wrench. The torque wrench is used to accurately determine and precisely apply a specific amount of torque to a bolt or nut. The wrench, invented by Conrad Bahr in 1918 while working with the New York City Water Department, has been one of the most popular tools for nearly 100 years.

Measurement Tools

Having the classics like a strong metal ruler, level, and a tape measure is essential for anyone working on hands-on projects. You never know when you need to determine the specific distance between two points. No matter how experienced you are, you can’t just ‘ballpark it’ with the eye test. Whatever job you’re working on will end up faulty and you’ll have to start over. Avoid all this confusion by measuring the exact distance you’ll need.

Pliers and Wire Strippers

For just about any job, you’re going to need to access difficult-to-reach and -pull areas, so pliers are a must for home worker. The serrated jaws enable you to either gently hold delicate objects or pull, snap, or bend stronger materials. Wire strippers are necessary for cutting wires to the exact size, by using the various notices for scoring and insulation, and so you can actually make an electrical connection as you strip off the plastic coating.

Allen Key

Since screws have erratic sockets on various structures and devices, an Allen key tool (hex key) is important to have in both the garage and the work truck. You can get an Allen key with multiple key sizes so you’ll be able to get leverage on just about any type of screw, but a jackknife set works pretty much just as well.

Combination Square

Essential for verifying 45-degree and 90-degree angles for precise cutting, measuring short distances, and determining depths. Make sure whatever you’re working on is level and sturdy with a high quality combination square.

These rotating equipment and measurement tools are essential for just about any project. Contact Sensing Systems Corporation today for any measurement product or service assistance.

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