Understanding Industrial Equipment and Our Manufacturing Legacy

I'm Sandra Adams, a blogger and enthusiast of many eclectic targets, including pottery and industrial equipment and supplies. I've traced my family tree as far back as I can go and there is not one moment where my family hasn't been involved in manufacturing. My dad worked as a mechanic repairing industrial machinery and if it wasn't for me, he wouldn't have anyone to pass down his knowledge to. I've always wanted to know what my dad was up to, so I'd ask him what he did everyday. I've always been really curious and this has lead me to develop a really strong understanding of industrial equipment. My love for industrial equipment hasn't waned and now I feel like sharing this knowledge with others. I've created this blog for this exact purpose.

What Tools Do You Need to Get Started as a General Contractor?


How do you plan to run your general contracting service? Some general contractors play the part of the designer or overseer. Some others do a lot of the work themselves rather than hire subcontractors. It's important to know how you plan to do business, because that will dictate the kinds of tools you will need.

The General Tools of General Contracting

If you don't plan to do a lot of the work yourself, then your contracting business won't require as many tools. All you'll really require are some of the more basic tools, such as a tool belt, multi-head screwdriver, utility knife, etc.

You will also need some tools for measuring, such as squares, tape measure, and levels. This goes for those who are professional general contractors, as well as for those who are only the general contractor of their own project.

You should also invest in some contracting software to calculate estimates, create invoices, and manage documents. These programs range in complexity, but it's good to use one at least for your estimates and some project management. With some basic tools, and basic software, your general contracting business or job will be off to a good start.

Doing More as a General Contractor

If you do more than organize and orchestrate a project, then you will, of course, need more tools. However, what you need depends entirely on your own strengths as a contractor. If, for instance, you plan to do all the plumbing work in a new home construction, then you should have all the tools on hand that any professional plumbing service would use.

If you are a general contractor with a specialty in remodeling, then there's a good chance you will do a lot more work yourself. In these cases, it's less about the type of construction, and more about the area you plan to work in.

For example, if you're a kitchen remodeler, you will need the tools for checking floor levels, lifting tile, inspecting the space, and measuring distances. But since a kitchen remodel also comes with construction, plumbing, and design considerations, you will need tools to facilitate those things as well.

Use Quality Tools from a Quality Supplier

If you're new to starting your own general construction business, or an old hand, you still need quality equipment. You will need them for yourself and you will need them for any people who you employ. If you're only a general contractor on your own home renovation or construction project, you also need the basic tools to see you through.

Make sure you look for tools from a supplier of professional level contractor tools. Remember that tools of any level aren't all the same. Quality products go a long way towards professional results. For more information, contact CL Presser Company.


31 March 2015