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2 story duct return floor truss.
Learn how to run ductwork inside them in Chapter #55 of my DIGuide book.

6 inch or 7 inch duct for microwave vent hood.
It depends on your microwave specification, but 6” pipes and fittings are usually enough.

Air filter in the heater return vent thumping.
To find a solution please read on this page.

Air handler registers.
You can learn how to install them in Chapter #56 of my DIGuide book.

Best way to seal older ductwork.
You have to use duct sealant. Learn how to do it on this page.

Block off fresh air vent combustion unfinished basement.
Learn how to do it the right way on this page.

Books on DIY ductwork hvac.
There is only one available so far, it is my DIGuide book.

Can I replace my own furnace?
Yes you can. Learn how to do it on this page.

Can I run the duct work for heat the basement to the floor?
Yes. Learn how to do it on this page.

Can I run water supply line next to furnace duct?
Yes, but it should not touch it.

Can I use 4" dryer exhaust for 5" air conditioner exhaust?
I do not know what is a 5" air conditioner exhaust…

Can you replace duct work in lower level of 2 story house?
Yes you can, but you may need to get guidance from my DIGuide book.

Can you split duct work to add basement register?
No.

Can you tap into the bottom of the main cold air return?
Yes you can. Learn how to do it on this page.

Heating duct ticking.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Horizontal offsets duct.
Get info how to make it on this page.

How can I add a trap to my combustion air?
It’s useless. Learn how to fix it on
this page.

How many fresh air intakes should be in house?
One for each furnace.


How much combustion air is needed for a big hot air furnace?
Normally 6’ pipe is enough, but you can calculate and learn how to install on this page.

How to adapt ductwork for toe kick register?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to build a furnace air return?
Learn how to do it in the Basement part of my DIGuide book.

How to build ductwork?
This one is a complicated task, but you can learn how to do some of them on this page.

How to change ductwork in basement?
This one is a complicated task and you may need to purchase the entire Basement part of my DIGuide book.

How to crimp ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to cut duct wrap to fit a round elbow?
You can learn this simple technique on this page.

How to cut heating ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to eliminate concentric furnace exhaust dripping sound?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to extend ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to field miter ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to get cold air from basement into house?
Get some info on this page.

How to get furnace ductwork to not bang and make noise?
Learn how to fix it on this page.

How to get the duct work to stop tapping?
Learn how to fix it on this page.

How to install cold air return in basement?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install combustion air supply duct?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install duct insulation sleeve?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install furnace ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install rectangle register boxes on spiral ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install register boot in ceiling?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to make a Pittsburgh lock seam with hand tools?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to make a register duct?
Yes it’s possible to do, but I would suggest to purchase it at the box store or online.

How to make an offset from rectangular duct?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to microwave vent through attic?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to modify kitchen cab for a toe kick heater?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to regulate airflow in a split level home closing ducts?
If you have this kind of issue contact me from this page and we’ll discuss what you can do.

How to run ductwork from basement to attic?
You can learn how to do it in Chapter #55 of my DIGuide book.

How to stop duct work pinging?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to tap into round hvac duct?
Learn how to do it on this page.

Install hvac register.
Learn how to do it in Chapter #52 of my DIGuide book.

Install two fresh combustion air 7" metal ducts to supply the mechanical closet.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Installing ducts for air exchanger.
You can see it on this
page.

Installing return-air grilles on the floor not ceiling.
Bad idea, install them on the walls.

Insulated attic duct work.
See it on this page.

Is duct work in an attic considered exterior?
Yes.

Microwave with exhaust duct.
Learn how to run it on this page.

Moving ducts in basement.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Mounting an attic air handler.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Noisy ducts when walking on the floor.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Offsetting ductwork.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Panning cold air plenum sheet metal.
Learn how to do it in Chapter #34 of my DIGuide book.

Photos of how to install roof flashing for bathroom fans.
See them and get step-by-step instructions for installation on this page.

Ping sound from heat vent.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Poor air return on furnaces.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Proper installation of home fresh air intake for gas furnace.
Learn how to do it on this page.

R value for insulation around duct in attic furnace.
R8.

Running duct work when finishing basement.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Running ductwork in attic.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Screwdriver cross creasing ducts.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Sheet metal ducts ticking.
Learn how to fix it on this
page.

Stepping on my heating duct creates banging noise.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Stopping ticking noise in plastic air vents.
Learn how to stop it on this page.

Strange noises from chimney metallic banging.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Take apart hvac ductwork.
Learn how to do it on this page.

2 story duct return floor truss.
Learn how to run ductwork inside them in Chapter #55 of my DIGuide book.

6 inch or 7 inch duct for microwave vent hood.
It depends on your microwave specification, but 6” pipes and fittings are usually enough.

Air filter in the heater return vent thumping.
To find a solution please read on this page.

Air handler registers.
You can learn how to install them in Chapter #56 of my DIGuide book.

Best way to seal older ductwork.
You have to use duct sealant. Learn how to do it on this page.

Block off fresh air vent combustion unfinished basement.
Learn how to do it the right way on this page.

Books on DIY ductwork hvac.
There is only one available so far, it is my DIGuide book.

Can I replace my own furnace?
Yes you can. Learn how to do it on this page.

Can I run the duct work for heat the basement to the floor?
Yes. Learn how to do it on this page.

Can I run water supply line next to furnace duct?
Yes, but it should not touch it.

Can I use 4" dryer exhaust for 5" air conditioner exhaust?
I do not know what is a 5" air conditioner exhaust…

Can you replace duct work in lower level of 2 story house?
Yes you can, but you may need to get guidance from my DIGuide book.

Can you split duct work to add basement register?
No.

Can you tap into the bottom of the main cold air return?
Yes you can. Learn how to do it on this page.

Heating duct ticking.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Horizontal offsets duct.
Get info how to make it on this page.

How can I add a trap to my combustion air?
It’s useless. Learn how to fix it on
this page.

How many fresh air intakes should be in house?
One for each furnace.


How much combustion air is needed for a big hot air furnace?
Normally 6’ pipe is enough, but you can calculate and learn how to install on this page.

How to adapt ductwork for toe kick register?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to build a furnace air return?
Learn how to do it in the Basement part of my DIGuide book.

How to build ductwork?
This one is a complicated task, but you can learn how to do some of them on this page.

How to change ductwork in basement?
This one is a complicated task and you may need to purchase the entire Basement part of my DIGuide book.

How to crimp ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to cut duct wrap to fit a round elbow?
You can learn this simple technique on this page.

How to cut heating ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to eliminate concentric furnace exhaust dripping sound?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to extend ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to field miter ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to get cold air from basement into house?
Get some info on this page.

How to get furnace ductwork to not bang and make noise?
Learn how to fix it on this page.

How to get the duct work to stop tapping?
Learn how to fix it on this page.

How to install cold air return in basement?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install combustion air supply duct?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install duct insulation sleeve?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install furnace ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install rectangle register boxes on spiral ductwork?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to install register boot in ceiling?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to make a Pittsburgh lock seam with hand tools?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to make a register duct?
Yes it’s possible to do, but I would suggest to purchase it at the box store or online.

How to make an offset from rectangular duct?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to microwave vent through attic?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to modify kitchen cab for a toe kick heater?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to regulate airflow in a split level home closing ducts?
If you have this kind of issue contact me from this page and we’ll discuss what you can do.

How to run ductwork from basement to attic?
You can learn how to do it in Chapter #55 of my DIGuide book.

How to stop duct work pinging?
Learn how to do it on this page.

How to tap into round hvac duct?
Learn how to do it on this page.

Install hvac register.
Learn how to do it in Chapter #52 of my DIGuide book.

Install two fresh combustion air 7" metal ducts to supply the mechanical closet.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Installing ducts for air exchanger.
You can see it on this
page.

Installing return-air grilles on the floor not ceiling.
Bad idea, install them on the walls.

Insulated attic duct work.
See it on this page.

Is duct work in an attic considered exterior?
Yes.

Microwave with exhaust duct.
Learn how to run it on this page.

Moving ducts in basement.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Mounting an attic air handler.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Noisy ducts when walking on the floor.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Offsetting ductwork.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Panning cold air plenum sheet metal.
Learn how to do it in Chapter #34 of my DIGuide book.

Photos of how to install roof flashing for bathroom fans.
See them and get step-by-step instructions for installation on this page.

Ping sound from heat vent.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Poor air return on furnaces.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Proper installation of home fresh air intake for gas furnace.
Learn how to do it on this page.

R value for insulation around duct in attic furnace.
R8.

Running duct work when finishing basement.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Running ductwork in attic.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Screwdriver cross creasing ducts.
Learn how to do it on this page.

Sheet metal ducts ticking.
Learn how to fix it on this
page.

Stepping on my heating duct creates banging noise.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Stopping ticking noise in plastic air vents.
Learn how to stop it on this page.

Strange noises from chimney metallic banging.
Learn how to fix it on this page.

Take apart hvac ductwork.
Learn how to do it on this page.

                             Tools in My Work Apron 1

 

                             Tools in My Work Apron 1

 

Have you ever wondered what kinds of tool an ordinary residential ductwork installer carrying in his pouch?
On this and on the following pages you can see a complete set of all necessary tools that I’m usually carrying in my pouch, keeping in my toolbox or having in my van.

Some of the tools I’m using daily, others form time to time. Of course there are some other tools you may need for any extra work such as furnace replacement or HVAC installation, but for this particular trade here is just what you need.

All the tool presented on this and on the following pages you can purchase on the Amazon.com website. Just click on the tool price and buy it there.
Please notice that most of the products eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25!
Have you ever wondered what kinds of tool an ordinary residential ductwork installer carrying in his pouch?
On this and on the following pages you can see a complete set of all necessary tools that I’m usually carrying in my pouch, keeping in my toolbox or having in my van.

Some of the tools I’m using daily, others form time to time. Of course there are some other tools you may need for any extra work such as furnace replacement or HVAC installation, but for this particular trade here is just what you need.

All the tool presented on this and on the following pages you can purchase on the Amazon.com website. Just click on the tool price and buy it there.
Please notice that most of the products eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25!
Bostitch 14-252 10-Inch Aviation Snips Bull Dog

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
The Bostitch 10-Inch Aviation snips are designed with shorter blades for notching and/or trimming extra heavy stock. These snips are developed with Titanium Nitride coated cutting blades which reduce wear and extend blade life by two times compared to FatMax compound action aviation snips. They cut up to 18 gauge cold rolled steel or 23 gauge stainless steel. The patented flush mounted hardware of the snips allow for smooth access from the pouch. This also helps prevent metal from catching onto the protruding hardware as the cut is being performed. These snips meet or exceed ANSI standards and are designed for applications including HVAC, roofing, siding and gutter, flooring and metalworking.

Product Description

Stanley Tools 14-252 10" Bostitch Aviation Snips Bull Dog Stanley Tools 14-252 10" Bostitch Aviation Snips Bull Dog Features: Aviation snips Titanium Nitride coated cutting blades reduces wear and extends blade life by two times Forged Chrome Molybdenum steel cutting blades add greater strength and durability Serrated cutting blades provides a sturdy bite and prevents material from slipping during use Custom designed fasteners prevents loosening of the blades and never needs tightening or readjustment Streamlined design allows easy access in and out of the pouch Low profile hardware prevents cutting material from getting caught onto the tool during use Internal latch design doesn't not get in the way during use and allows for a quick single handed operation Color coded slip resistant bi material grip for comfort and control Tempered for safety and heat treated for durability

Technical Details

  • Titanium Nitride coated cutting blades reduces wear and extends blade life by two times compared to Fatmax compound action aviation snips
  • Cuts up to 18 gauge cold rolled steel or 23 gauge stainless steel
  • Streamlined design allows easy access in and out of the pouch
  • Shorter blades designed especially for notching and trimming heavy stock
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards

Customer Review
I had NO idea how bad the tin snips I was using actually were until I tried these snips. Wow, what a difference. I use snips for flashing-grade tin (or thinner) and just wanted something I could use to cut small openings with. These are absolute fantastic. Nice heft and seem very, very sharp. The blades are short which make it easy to cut a small rectangle inside a piece of tin (after making a starter hole with an awl).

Bostitch 14-252 10-Inch Aviation Snips Bull Dog

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
The Bostitch 10-Inch Aviation snips are designed with shorter blades for notching and/or trimming extra heavy stock. These snips are developed with Titanium Nitride coated cutting blades which reduce wear and extend blade life by two times compared to FatMax compound action aviation snips. They cut up to 18 gauge cold rolled steel or 23 gauge stainless steel. The patented flush mounted hardware of the snips allow for smooth access from the pouch. This also helps prevent metal from catching onto the protruding hardware as the cut is being performed. These snips meet or exceed ANSI standards and are designed for applications including HVAC, roofing, siding and gutter, flooring and metalworking.

Product Description

Stanley Tools 14-252 10" Bostitch Aviation Snips Bull Dog Stanley Tools 14-252 10" Bostitch Aviation Snips Bull Dog Features: Aviation snips Titanium Nitride coated cutting blades reduces wear and extends blade life by two times Forged Chrome Molybdenum steel cutting blades add greater strength and durability Serrated cutting blades provides a sturdy bite and prevents material from slipping during use Custom designed fasteners prevents loosening of the blades and never needs tightening or readjustment Streamlined design allows easy access in and out of the pouch Low profile hardware prevents cutting material from getting caught onto the tool during use Internal latch design doesn't not get in the way during use and allows for a quick single handed operation Color coded slip resistant bi material grip for comfort and control Tempered for safety and heat treated for durability

Technical Details

  • Titanium Nitride coated cutting blades reduces wear and extends blade life by two times compared to Fatmax compound action aviation snips
  • Cuts up to 18 gauge cold rolled steel or 23 gauge stainless steel
  • Streamlined design allows easy access in and out of the pouch
  • Shorter blades designed especially for notching and trimming heavy stock
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI standards

Customer Review
I had NO idea how bad the tin snips I was using actually were until I tried these snips. Wow, what a difference. I use snips for flashing-grade tin (or thinner) and just wanted something I could use to cut small openings with. These are absolute fantastic. Nice heft and seem very, very sharp. The blades are short which make it easy to cut a small rectangle inside a piece of tin (after making a starter hole with an awl).

Apex Tools Group LLC 12'-3' Cut Tinners Snip A9n Tin Snips

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Technical Details

Blades are made from hot drop-forged steel for maximum strength and long blade life.
Blades are precision ground to ensure consistent cutting performance.
Large handle loops for ease of use while wearing work gloves.
Double-dipped cushion handles for comfort and better grip.

Product Description
Diamond, 10", Heavy Duty End Cut Nipper.
Apex Tools Group LLC 12'-3' Cut Tinners Snip A9n Tin Snips

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Technical Details

Blades are made from hot drop-forged steel for maximum strength and long blade life.
Blades are precision ground to ensure consistent cutting performance.
Large handle loops for ease of use while wearing work gloves.
Double-dipped cushion handles for comfort and better grip.

Product Description
Diamond, 10", Heavy Duty End Cut Nipper.
Malco M2006 Bulldog 1-1/4-Inch Cut Capacity 10-3/4-Inch Left Cut Offset Aviation Snip
 
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Aviation style metal snip (red grip) with versatile offset handles for straight cuts and curved cuts to the left. Hardened alloy steel blades offer maximum cutting life. Superior material flow allows maximum maneuverability. Ergonomic handles maximize length of cut and hand's natural power stroke.
 
Product Description
IMPROVED MAX2000 SNIPS FIT ANY HAND WITHOUT SACRIFICING CUT. Malco Max2000 Aviation Snips now feature all-new, molded thermoplastic grips. These easy-to-spot, solid color coded grips are permanently fitted over full length steel handle shafts and offer strength, comfort and sure handling. A narrower grip opening accommodates large or small hands to maximize the powerful leverage of compound handle-to-head linkage. A new ambidextrous, one-hand-operation latch is another welcome handle change to all Max2000 snips and features an ingenious all-metal design that will not loosen or hang up with repetitive use. Original Max2000 blade designs remain unchanged and retain the same generous cutting lengths. Max2000 hardened alloy steel blades with precision ground cutting edges ensure a minimal force cut and maximum service life. Sleek head and handle styling offer superior material flow and maximum maneuverability.
Technical Details
  • Offset handles
  • Cuts left and straight
  • Maximum cutting life
  • Maximum maneuverability
Customer Review
When I bought a pair of these about 5 years ago, I hesitated at the price. I had been wearing out the standard snips ($12-18) available at the big box and hardware stores, in a year or so. I wanted something better. At the time these Malco's were $30+, but I tried them anyway.
End of story is: I will only buy these Malco max2000 aviation snips anymore. They are sharp, they cut better, easier and whoa, do they last longer. I think they are a little larger in size but are still able to maneuver tight turns, the handle lock works well, I do some cutting of stainless steel also with these. Also, I'm not sure why, but these snips will start a cut at a very slight angle to an edge in light gauge sheet metal, rather than roll the edge over and not initiate a cut like cheaper snips. Great snips.
Malco M2006 Bulldog 1-1/4-Inch Cut Capacity 10-3/4-Inch Left Cut Offset Aviation Snip
 
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Aviation style metal snip (red grip) with versatile offset handles for straight cuts and curved cuts to the left. Hardened alloy steel blades offer maximum cutting life. Superior material flow allows maximum maneuverability. Ergonomic handles maximize length of cut and hand's natural power stroke.
 
Product Description
IMPROVED MAX2000 SNIPS FIT ANY HAND WITHOUT SACRIFICING CUT. Malco Max2000 Aviation Snips now feature all-new, molded thermoplastic grips. These easy-to-spot, solid color coded grips are permanently fitted over full length steel handle shafts and offer strength, comfort and sure handling. A narrower grip opening accommodates large or small hands to maximize the powerful leverage of compound handle-to-head linkage. A new ambidextrous, one-hand-operation latch is another welcome handle change to all Max2000 snips and features an ingenious all-metal design that will not loosen or hang up with repetitive use. Original Max2000 blade designs remain unchanged and retain the same generous cutting lengths. Max2000 hardened alloy steel blades with precision ground cutting edges ensure a minimal force cut and maximum service life. Sleek head and handle styling offer superior material flow and maximum maneuverability.
Technical Details
  • Offset handles
  • Cuts left and straight
  • Maximum cutting life
  • Maximum maneuverability
Customer Review
When I bought a pair of these about 5 years ago, I hesitated at the price. I had been wearing out the standard snips ($12-18) available at the big box and hardware stores, in a year or so. I wanted something better. At the time these Malco's were $30+, but I tried them anyway.
End of story is: I will only buy these Malco max2000 aviation snips anymore. They are sharp, they cut better, easier and whoa, do they last longer. I think they are a little larger in size but are still able to maneuver tight turns, the handle lock works well, I do some cutting of stainless steel also with these. Also, I'm not sure why, but these snips will start a cut at a very slight angle to an edge in light gauge sheet metal, rather than roll the edge over and not initiate a cut like cheaper snips. Great snips.
KT Pro Tool KTT-74160 Offset Tin Snips Offset Tin Snips, Length: 9 1/4 Inch

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Product Description
                                                                                     
Unique design for the professional, Offset blades keep hands away from metal Kt Pro Tools, LLC offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty, limited to the repair or replacement or equivalent, for the non-powered hand tools and accessories found to be defective in workmanship or materials within the useful life of the tool. Any repair or replacement of the tool based upon this warranty shall be approved by an authorized KT Pro representative. This warranty applies to the tools supplied by KT Pro Tools, LLC.                                                                                                                                                    
 
 
 
Technical Details
  • Cuts up to 1.2mm cold rolled steel or 0.7mm stainless steel
  • Length: 9 1/4 inches (235mm), Blue Handle
  • Blades with serrated edges
  • Induction hardened cutting edges 59-62 HRC
  • Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
KT Pro Tool KTT-74160 Offset Tin Snips Offset Tin Snips, Length: 9 1/4 Inch

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Product Description
                                                                                     
Unique design for the professional, Offset blades keep hands away from metal Kt Pro Tools, LLC offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty, limited to the repair or replacement or equivalent, for the non-powered hand tools and accessories found to be defective in workmanship or materials within the useful life of the tool. Any repair or replacement of the tool based upon this warranty shall be approved by an authorized KT Pro representative. This warranty applies to the tools supplied by KT Pro Tools, LLC.                                                                                                                                                    
 
 
 
Technical Details
  • Cuts up to 1.2mm cold rolled steel or 0.7mm stainless steel
  • Length: 9 1/4 inches (235mm), Blue Handle
  • Blades with serrated edges
  • Induction hardened cutting edges 59-62 HRC
  • Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty
Malco 18F 18" Folding Tool

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Product Description

Folding Tool seams are formed from two steel halves, permanently joined together. Handy sight holes assure proper depth alignment
 
Technical Details
  • Malco Products 18" Folding Tool 3/8&1"Depth 18F
  • MALCO PRODUCTS INC
Customer Review
I bought this one as a gift. I bought one of these for myself a few years back when doing some duct work for a furnace. I thought at the time I am gonna spend $30.00 on this tool, use it for one job and it would just sit after that. MAN, do these things come in handy for a lot of things. You would be surprised!
Malco 18F 18" Folding Tool

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Product Description

Folding Tool seams are formed from two steel halves, permanently joined together. Handy sight holes assure proper depth alignment
 
Technical Details
  • Malco Products 18" Folding Tool 3/8&1"Depth 18F
  • MALCO PRODUCTS INC
Customer Review
I bought this one as a gift. I bought one of these for myself a few years back when doing some duct work for a furnace. I thought at the time I am gonna spend $30.00 on this tool, use it for one job and it would just sit after that. MAN, do these things come in handy for a lot of things. You would be surprised!
Malco 24F 24-Inch Folding Tool

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Malco 24F Folding Tool extra long 24 inch tool may also be used a s mini brake by siding applicators

Product Description
Folding Tool seams are formed from two steel halves, permanently joined together. Handy sight holes assure proper depth alignment
Technical Details
  • Folding seams are formed from two steel halves, permanently joined together.
  • Handy sight holes assure proper depth alignment.
  • 3/8 inch and 1 inch folding depths
  • Also available in 18 inch and 12 inch lengths 
Customer Review
It's made by Malco, so it has to be good. It has served me well and is fairly resistant to accidental bowing and bending. Although it's not my most used folding tool, I would not want to be without it.
Malco 24F 24-Inch Folding Tool

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Product Description

From the Manufacturer
Malco 24F Folding Tool extra long 24 inch tool may also be used a s mini brake by siding applicators

Product Description
Folding Tool seams are formed from two steel halves, permanently joined together. Handy sight holes assure proper depth alignment
Technical Details
  • Folding seams are formed from two steel halves, permanently joined together.
  • Handy sight holes assure proper depth alignment.
  • 3/8 inch and 1 inch folding depths
  • Also available in 18 inch and 12 inch lengths 
Customer Review
It's made by Malco, so it has to be good. It has served me well and is fairly resistant to accidental bowing and bending. Although it's not my most used folding tool, I would not want to be without it.
Straight Hand Seamer, Sheet-Metal

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Product Description
 
Hardened steel handles with blue vinyl grips. All steel, nickel-plated construction. 3 1/4 wide, drop-forged, high impact steel jaws. Compound-leverage design gives accurate control and powerful grip. Handle stops for comfort and easy operation. Jaws marked in 1/4 increments for precise bending measurements. Allows easy bending and flattening of sheet metal and non-ferrous metals. Offset-handle model is for use in overhead or confined areas. Straight-handle model is used for most general applications.
 
Technical Details
Length - 8 in, Wt. - 1.52 lb

Customer Review

Quality tool. Much better than the Malco and others I've had. The handle grips stay on and the bolts don't work loose.
Straight Hand Seamer, Sheet-Metal

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Product Description
 
Hardened steel handles with blue vinyl grips. All steel, nickel-plated construction. 3 1/4 wide, drop-forged, high impact steel jaws. Compound-leverage design gives accurate control and powerful grip. Handle stops for comfort and easy operation. Jaws marked in 1/4 increments for precise bending measurements. Allows easy bending and flattening of sheet metal and non-ferrous metals. Offset-handle model is for use in overhead or confined areas. Straight-handle model is used for most general applications.
 
Technical Details
Length - 8 in, Wt. - 1.52 lb

Customer Review

Quality tool. Much better than the Malco and others I've had. The handle grips stay on and the bolts don't work loose.
Crimper - Sheet-Metal - 5-Blade

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Technical Details
  • Klein Tools
  • 86550
  • Crimpers and Strippers
Product Description
Compound-leverage mechanism produces precise indentations in stove pipe and round duct with just a squeeze
Crimps 24 gauge CSRM and 28 gauge SSSM
All steel construction with nickel-plating provides long life and durability
Hardened steel handles include hand guards with vinyl grips for added comfort and easy operation
Item #86550

Customer Review
Works great on sheet metal tubing like air duct or on gutter down-spouts; the tool helps create a male fitting to slide duct type metal parts together. I learned that the three blades should be on the outside, while the two blades are on the inside of sheet metal tube, this helps create the reduced radius opening so that parts can slide together.
Sure beats trying to use two pairs of pliers to crinkle/create a duct reduction or pinch seams together.
Crimper - Sheet-Metal - 5-Blade

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Technical Details
  • Klein Tools
  • 86550
  • Crimpers and Strippers
Product Description
Compound-leverage mechanism produces precise indentations in stove pipe and round duct with just a squeeze
Crimps 24 gauge CSRM and 28 gauge SSSM
All steel construction with nickel-plating provides long life and durability
Hardened steel handles include hand guards with vinyl grips for added comfort and easy operation
Item #86550

Customer Review
Works great on sheet metal tubing like air duct or on gutter down-spouts; the tool helps create a male fitting to slide duct type metal parts together. I learned that the three blades should be on the outside, while the two blades are on the inside of sheet metal tube, this helps create the reduced radius opening so that parts can slide together.
Sure beats trying to use two pairs of pliers to crinkle/create a duct reduction or pinch seams together.
Malco N1 Notcher

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Product Description
 
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Malco N1 Notcher makes a clean 30 degree "V" notch in sheet metal, 13/16" maximum throat depth
 
Product Description
Fast and easy cutting. Notcher makes a clean 30° "V" shaped cut in sheet metal. 13/16" (20.6 mm) maximum throat depth. Upper cutting jaw is drop forged high impact alloy steel. Hook design of cutting jaw facilitates notching corners or take-off tabs to desired depth without slipping. Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finishes. Tool also features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and resistance to elements.
 
Technical Details
  • Upper cutting jaw is drop forged high impact alloy steel, makes for fast and easy cutting.
  • Hook design of cutting jaw facilitates notching corners or take-off tabs to desired depth with out slipping
  • Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finish
  • Tool also features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and resistance to elements
  • Replacement springs available 
Customer Review
I was about to start a metal roofing project and needed a set of notchers. Standing seam metal needs about a 1" hem folded at the bottom of each edge. The Malco N2 cuts two nice 7/8ths notches that is acceptable to allow for this hem. So far I've done about 70 panels of 26 gauge steel without a problem.
Malco N1 Notcher

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Product Description
 
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Malco N1 Notcher makes a clean 30 degree "V" notch in sheet metal, 13/16" maximum throat depth
 
Product Description
Fast and easy cutting. Notcher makes a clean 30° "V" shaped cut in sheet metal. 13/16" (20.6 mm) maximum throat depth. Upper cutting jaw is drop forged high impact alloy steel. Hook design of cutting jaw facilitates notching corners or take-off tabs to desired depth without slipping. Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finishes. Tool also features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and resistance to elements.
 
Technical Details
  • Upper cutting jaw is drop forged high impact alloy steel, makes for fast and easy cutting.
  • Hook design of cutting jaw facilitates notching corners or take-off tabs to desired depth with out slipping
  • Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finish
  • Tool also features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and resistance to elements
  • Replacement springs available 
Customer Review
I was about to start a metal roofing project and needed a set of notchers. Standing seam metal needs about a 1" hem folded at the bottom of each edge. The Malco N2 cuts two nice 7/8ths notches that is acceptable to allow for this hem. So far I've done about 70 panels of 26 gauge steel without a problem.
Malco SL-1 Snap Lock Punch

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Product Description
 
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Malco SL1 Snap Lock Punch, join sheet metal, duct and pipe sections economically.
 
Product Description
Join sheet metal, duct and pipe sections economically. No need for extra hardware. Punches raise a louvered shaped projection on metal edge for locking into rolled edge of sheet or piece to be joined. Metal pieces snap together and are fastened securely. Compound Handle Leverage for maximum ease of operation. Punch impression spaced 3/8" from edge of metal. Heavy forged cutting jaw. Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finishes. Tool also features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and resistance to elements.
 
Technical Details
  • Punches raise a louvered shaped projection on metal edge for locking into rolled edge of sheet or piece to be joined
  • Punch impression spaced 3/8-Inch from edge of metal, pieces snap together.
  • Compound handle leverage for maximum ease of operation, heavy forged cutting jaw.
  • Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finish
  • Features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and Resistance to elements
Customer Review
Used the snap lock punch for the vinyl siding on my 10X12 shed. They worked well. Still in new condition and will be used to side the ranch style house. I recommend it.
Malco SL-1 Snap Lock Punch

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Product Description
 
From the Manufacturer
Malco SL1 Snap Lock Punch, join sheet metal, duct and pipe sections economically.
 
Product Description
Join sheet metal, duct and pipe sections economically. No need for extra hardware. Punches raise a louvered shaped projection on metal edge for locking into rolled edge of sheet or piece to be joined. Metal pieces snap together and are fastened securely. Compound Handle Leverage for maximum ease of operation. Punch impression spaced 3/8" from edge of metal. Heavy forged cutting jaw. Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finishes. Tool also features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and resistance to elements.
 
Technical Details
  • Punches raise a louvered shaped projection on metal edge for locking into rolled edge of sheet or piece to be joined
  • Punch impression spaced 3/8-Inch from edge of metal, pieces snap together.
  • Compound handle leverage for maximum ease of operation, heavy forged cutting jaw.
  • Rust resistant nickel plate and black oxide finish
  • Features vinyl grips with hand stops for added comfort and Resistance to elements
Customer Review
Used the snap lock punch for the vinyl siding on my 10X12 shed. They worked well. Still in new condition and will be used to side the ranch style house. I recommend it.
Stanley 51-167 22-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Framing Hammer
 
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Product Description
 
From the Manufacturer
Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effects of torque on wrists and elbows. Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact. Magnetic nail start feature for extended reach and one-handed nailing capability. Checkered face design increases control and accuracy when driving nails. Precision balanced - feel the difference. Forged, one-piece steel construction for increased strength and durability.
Product Description
Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effect of torque on wrists and elbows. Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact. Magnetic nail start feature for extended reach and 1 handed nailing capability. Precision balanced feel the difference. Forged, 1 piece steel construction for increased strength and durability
 
Technical Details
  • Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effects of torque on wrists and elbows
  • Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact
  • Magnetic nail start feature for extended reach and one-handed nailing capability
  • Checkered face design increases control and accuracy when driving nails. Precision balanced - feel the difference
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Customer Review
So the last time I really owned a framing hammer was when I graduated high school and was framing houses in AZ. That was over 20 years ago. I bought this to frame some rooms in some living quarters in Afghanistan...and wow have times changed. It has a magnet to hold a nail to tap it in, then you can just slam it in no problem. I can't really compare it to other framing hammers, but for me...this hammer is great! Good weight, the claw works well, and the nail loader...awesome. I never thought much about hammer technology, but I'm glad Stanley did. Great buy!
Stanley 51-167 22-Ounce FatMax Xtreme AntiVibe Rip Claw Framing Hammer
 
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Product Description
 
From the Manufacturer
Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effects of torque on wrists and elbows. Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact. Magnetic nail start feature for extended reach and one-handed nailing capability. Checkered face design increases control and accuracy when driving nails. Precision balanced - feel the difference. Forged, one-piece steel construction for increased strength and durability.
Product Description
Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effect of torque on wrists and elbows. Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact. Magnetic nail start feature for extended reach and 1 handed nailing capability. Precision balanced feel the difference. Forged, 1 piece steel construction for increased strength and durability
 
Technical Details
  • Patented torsion control grip technology reduces the effects of torque on wrists and elbows
  • Patented AntiVibe technology minimizes vibration and shock at impact
  • Magnetic nail start feature for extended reach and one-handed nailing capability
  • Checkered face design increases control and accuracy when driving nails. Precision balanced - feel the difference
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Customer Review
So the last time I really owned a framing hammer was when I graduated high school and was framing houses in AZ. That was over 20 years ago. I bought this to frame some rooms in some living quarters in Afghanistan...and wow have times changed. It has a magnet to hold a nail to tap it in, then you can just slam it in no problem. I can't really compare it to other framing hammers, but for me...this hammer is great! Good weight, the claw works well, and the nail loader...awesome. I never thought much about hammer technology, but I'm glad Stanley did. Great buy!

Estwing T3-18 Tinner's Hammer 18 oz

Product description

Head Material - Steel
Type - Tinner's Hammer
Handle Material - Steel
Handle Type - Straight
Head Weight - 18 oz

Customer Review
Hammer feels great in my hand and works just as well. I'm a HVAC tin knocker and often have it in my hand all day. Very satisfied with the purchase and quick delivery.

Estwing T3-18 Tinner's Hammer 18 oz

Product description

Head Material - Steel
Type - Tinner's Hammer
Handle Material - Steel
Handle Type - Straight
Head Weight - 18 oz

Customer Review
Hammer feels great in my hand and works just as well. I'm a HVAC tin knocker and often have it in my hand all day. Very satisfied with the purchase and quick delivery.
Malco DS1 Straight Body Duct Stretcher

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Product Description
 
From the Manufacturer
Use the Duct Stretcher to hold duct in place with one hand while slipping drive cleat in place with other hand. Low profile, duct stretchers are designed to go anywhere, even in the tightest quarters. Additional spacing holes allow wheels to be adjusted to span greater distances. Rugged anodized aluminum body features large vinyl cushion grip and handy hang-up hole. Duct stretchers are available in the straight body style DS1 or the offset body style see the Malco DS2.
 
Product Description
Use the Duct Stretcher to hold duct in place with one hand while slipping drive cleat in place with other hand. The low profile, straight body is designed to go anywhere, even in the tightest quarters. Additional spacing holes allow wheels to be adjusted to span greater distances. Rugged anodized aluminum body features large vinyl cushion grip and handy hang-up hole.
 
Technical Details
  • Low profile straight body.
  • Constructed of rugged anodized aluminum.
  • Comfort vinyl cushion grip.
  • Handy hang up hole.
  • Adjustable spacing holes.
Malco DS1 Straight Body Duct Stretcher

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Product Description
 
From the Manufacturer
Use the Duct Stretcher to hold duct in place with one hand while slipping drive cleat in place with other hand. Low profile, duct stretchers are designed to go anywhere, even in the tightest quarters. Additional spacing holes allow wheels to be adjusted to span greater distances. Rugged anodized aluminum body features large vinyl cushion grip and handy hang-up hole. Duct stretchers are available in the straight body style DS1 or the offset body style see the Malco DS2.
 
Product Description
Use the Duct Stretcher to hold duct in place with one hand while slipping drive cleat in place with other hand. The low profile, straight body is designed to go anywhere, even in the tightest quarters. Additional spacing holes allow wheels to be adjusted to span greater distances. Rugged anodized aluminum body features large vinyl cushion grip and handy hang-up hole.
 
Technical Details
  • Low profile straight body.
  • Constructed of rugged anodized aluminum.
  • Comfort vinyl cushion grip.
  • Handy hang up hole.
  • Adjustable spacing holes.
Ampco S-51, Standard Screwdriver, 25/64" Tip x 12" Blade

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Product Description
 
For use in locations where flammable or combustible vapors, liquids, dusts or residues are present and near sensitive magnetic equipment.
 
 
 Technical Details
  • Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic, Corrosion-Resistant
  • Meets OSHA and NFPA Requirements For Use in Hazardous, Flammable or Combustible Environments
  • Factory Mutual Approved
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty
Ampco S-51, Standard Screwdriver, 25/64" Tip x 12" Blade

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Product Description
 
For use in locations where flammable or combustible vapors, liquids, dusts or residues are present and near sensitive magnetic equipment.
 
 
 Technical Details
  • Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic, Corrosion-Resistant
  • Meets OSHA and NFPA Requirements For Use in Hazardous, Flammable or Combustible Environments
  • Factory Mutual Approved
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty
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