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Locally Owned Power Tool Retailers are Better than the Big Box Stores – Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAPower tools. There is nothing better in your hands than your favorite power tool. Monnick Supply has been servicing the Marlborough and Framingham areas since 1948 on the sales and service of power tools for homeowners, contractors, and landscapers power tools.

There is a difference in purchasing your tools at a shop where service matters rather than online or at a big box store. Small locally owned hardware stores can take the time to find out what tool will meet your needs. But we are also familiar with the tools we sell. While we don’t believe you will have a problem with these leading products, we service everything we sell, and oil changes, regular maintenance and tune-ups extend the life of your power tools.

We carry premium brands of outdoor power equipment including snow throwers and snow blowers, Lawn Mowers and mowing equipment, as well as Stihl chainsaws, leaf blowers, power drills, and hedge trimmers. Contact Monnick Supply, we are happy to help.

And, if you don’t have it in your workshop, join us for “Workshop Tool Promotion Week” from January 16th to the 21st all day. We’ll have manufacturers and employees here to answer your questions and all types of sales on power tools.

Contact Monnick Supply for more information on click here for more details on Power Tool Week.

Power Tools for Your Workshop - Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 05, 2017

Monnick Supply Hardware Store, Marlborough, Framingham, MAIf you are a homeowner then you care about your house and yard. This means you need the right tools for the job. From home repairs to lawn care, state-of-the-art power tools can get the job right every time. From yard equipment like chain saws and lawnmowers, to power washers and cordless drills the power tools from STIHL are perfect for your home and yard needs. Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough has the tools for the DIY tasks around your home.

If home improvements and home repairs are what you want to accomplish in 2017, the right power tools are essential for both performance and safety. Monnick Supply is also hosting Power Tools Promotion Week in January, 1/16-21.

If you didn’t get the power tool gift that was on your wish list for your workshop, you can find it at the neighborhood hardware store. Power tools are perfect for homeowner and do-it-yourselfers who like to work around the house, workshop, and yard. Come into Monnick Supply and let us help you choose the perfect tool for the job.

And here are just some of the sales going on during Power Tool Promotion Week this month.

  • 10% OFF ALL CHANNEL LOCK TOOLS
  • 63 PIECE SOCKET SET 29.99
  • 20 PIECE SOCKET SET 29.99
  • 5 PIECE OPEN END WRENCH SET 29.99
  • 6 PIECE SAE COMB. WRENCH SET 29.99
  • 6 PIECE METRIC COMB. WRENCH SET 29.99
  • All Milwaukee power tool accessories 20% off
  • Channel lock wall mount shop vacuum  129.99
  • PURDY 6 PIECE PAINTERS KIT 778169 19.99

For more information contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.

Power Tools for Every DIY in Marlboro and Framingham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 30, 2016

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham. MAIf you are a DIY kind of person, then the holidays are probably one of your most favorite times of year. There are plenty of projects to do around the house and in your woodshop this winter. There are always plenty of indoor projects you can utilize the garage or shed for. If you didn’t get it for Christmas and you want to purchase some new power tools, Monnick Supply has some ideas  as to some power tools that every DIY should own.

Power Hand Plane

This tool is used for shaping wood, removing thin layers of wood, and smoothing and straightening edges.

Small angle grinder

Use a small angle grinder for removing paint and rust. This tool can also for sharpening and cutting tiles.

Table saw

A table saw is good for any general repairs that you may need doing.

Orbital palm sander

Perfect for small jobs and can be used on furniture, ceilings, walls, floors and any kind of woodwork.

Reciprocating saw

This tool is generally used for remodeling and demolition work. The reciprocating saw is can cut through leather, green, rubber, metal, linoleum and plastic.

Compound miter saw

This saw is also known as a chop saw and is used to get precisely cut angles.

Circular saw

Great for cutting across and along the grain. They are usually used for cutting wood, but you an also get blades for cutting masonry, plastic and metal.

Cordless drill

You will use this all the time, it is a must have. A cordless drill is essential for any DIY project.

For all of your new power tool needs, contact Monnick Supply. And keep in mind, if you didn't get it for the holidays, or got it but aren't sure how to use it, come to Monnick Supply from January 16th -21st for "Workshop Tool Week".

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Monnick Supply - Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monnick Supply Hardware Store, Framingham, Marlborough, MAHappy Holidays and Happy New Year from Monnick Supply.  We would like to thank all of our customers and our community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2016. We wish you a wonderful and prosperous 2017!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in hardware stores, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and the home and yard advice you came in looking for. If you are looking for hardware store with whom you can develop a relationship in 2017, we hope that you consider Monnick Supply, a family owned hardware store.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship. From our family to yours, have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Sincere best regards to you all.

Getting Home and Yard Ready for Winter – Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monnick Supply Hardware Store, Marlborough, Framingham, MAThe snow is here. Now is the time to tend to winter preparation tasks and repairs before the year’s first blizzard. Getting the exterior of the home ready for the cold winds, snow and ice is critical for keeping out the cold and keeping it warm and toasty inside. By being proactive, you’ll lower your energy bills, increase the efficiency and lifespan of your home’s components, and make your property safer. Everything you need to complete the tasks below can be found at your local family-owned hardware store.

Windows and Doors

  • Check all the weather stripping around windows and doorframes for leaks to prevent heat loss. Replace weather stripping, if necessary.
  • Replace all screen doors with storm doors.
  • Replace all window screens with storm windows.
  • Examine wooden window frames for signs of rot or decay. Repair or replace framing to maintain structural integrity.
  • Check for drafts around windows and doors. Caulk inside and out, where necessary, to keep heat from escaping.
  • Inspect windows for cracks, broken glass, or gaps. Repair or replace, if needed.

Lawn, Garden, and Deck

  • Trim overgrown branches back from the house and electrical wires to prevent iced-over or wind-swept branches from causing property damage or a power problem. 
  • Ensure rain or snow drains away from the house to avoid foundation problems. The dirt grade — around the exterior of your home — should slope away from the house. Add extra dirt to low areas, as necessary.
  • Clean and dry patio furniture. Cover with a heavy tarp or store inside a shed or garage to protect it from the elements.
  • Clean soil from planters. Bring pots made of clay or other fragile materials indoors. Because terra cotta pots can swell and crack, lay them on their sides in a wood carton.
  • Dig up flower bulbs, brush off soil, and label. Store bulbs in a bag or box with peat moss in a cool, dry place for spring replanting.
  • Remove any attached hoses and store them away for the winter to prevent cracks, preserve their shapes, and prolong their life. Wrap outside faucets with covers to prevent water damage.
  • Shut off exterior faucets. Drain water from outdoor pipes, valves, and sprinkler heads to protect against pipe bursts.
  • Inspect decks for splintering, decay, or insect damage and treat, if needed, to prevent further deterioration over the winter.
  • Clean leaves, dirt, and pine needles between the boards of wooden decks to thwart mold and mildew growth.
  • Inspect outdoor lighting around the property. Good illumination will help minimize the chance of accidents on icy walkways at night.
  • Check handrails on exterior stairs to make sure they’re well secured.

 Tools and Machinery

  • Bring all seasonal tools inside and spray them with a coating of lightweight oil to prevent rust.
  • Weatherize your lawn mower by cleaning off mud, leaves, grass, and debris.
  • Move your snow blower and shovels to the front of the garage or shed for easy access.
  • Prepare the snow blower for the first snowfall by changing the oil and replacing the spark plug.
  • Sharpen ice chopper and inspect snow shovels to make sure they’re ready for another season of work.
  • Make sure you have an ample supply of ice melt or sand on hand for steps, walkways, and the driveway.

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning

  • Inspect the firebox and flue system to ensure that they’re clean of any soot or creosote and that there aren’t any cracks or voids that could cause a fire hazard.
  • Check fireplace for drafts. If it’s cold despite the damper being closed, the damper itself may be warped, worn, or rusted. Consider installing a Chimney Balloon into the flue to air seal the area tightly.
  • Clean or replace the air filter in your furnace for maximum efficiency and improved indoor air quality.
  • Clean your whole house humidifier and replace the evaporator pad.
  • Bleed valves on any hot-water radiators to increase heating efficiency by releasing air that may be trapped inside.
  • Check that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order.
  • Remove air conditioners from windows or cover them with insulated liners, to prevent drafts.
  • If you have an older thermostat, replace it with a programmable unit to save on heating costs.
  • Install foam-insulating sheets behind outlets and switch plates on exterior walls to reduce outside airflow.
  • Make sure fans are switched to the reverse or clockwise position, which will blow warm air down to the floor for enhanced energy efficiency and comfort.
  • Flush a hot water heater tank to remove sediment, and check the pressure relief valve to make sure it’s in proper working order.
  • Examine exposed ducts in the attic, basement, and crawl spaces, and use a sealant to plug up any leaks.

Gutters, Roof, and Drains

  • Check for missing, damaged or warped shingles and replace, as necessary before you get stuck with a leak.
  • Check for deteriorated flashing at the chimney, walls, and skylights and around vent pipes. Seal joints where water could penetrate, using roofing cement and a caulking gun.
  • Check the gutters and downspouts for proper fastening, and re-secure if loose or sagging. The weight of snow and ice can pull gutters off the house.
  • Clean gutters of any debris. Make sure downspouts extend away from the house by at least 5 feet to prevent flooding of the foundation and water damage from snowmelt.
  • Clean leaves and debris from courtyard and pool storm drains to prevent blockages.
  • Ensure all vents and openings are covered to prevent insects, birds, and rodents from getting inside to nest in a warm place.

Now you’re officially ready for winter. For more information, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.

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Prepare Home and Yard for Snow – Framingham, Marlborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, December 08, 2016

Monnick Supply, Framingham, Marlborough, MAA blizzard or even a heavy snowfall at the wrong time or when you are unprepared can be a rude surprise for homeowners who don’t have the necessary supplies for prep and cleanup. Don't be caught off guard the next time snow threatens. Take precautions for winter and get home and yard ready for snow.

Weatherproofing: Weatherseal Tape

Make your windows less drafty. Cold temp-safe clear tape is nice to have around in the case of cracked windows from tree branches and other flying debris. Or, use it to seal air leaks where you feel drafts for a quick, temporary fix.

Airtight Gas Can for Generators and Portable Power

Several items in the emergency prep list run on gasoline, so an airtight gas can is an absolute must. Make sure it has child-resistant features and an automatic venting system for safer storage.

Generators and Portable Power: Portable Generator

A 45-pound generator designed for camping is easy to move around and it will run for eight hours at half load and operates on gasoline, making it ideal for basic emergency use.

Chainsaw for Debris Removal

Branches weighed down by heavy wet snow can become fallen limbs or even downed trees. Saw them into manageable pieces for safe and easy removal, or use them for firewood.

Snow and Ice Removal: Walk Behind Salt Spreader

Keeping driveways and walkways free from snow and ice is considerably easier with a salt spreader. The walk behind model is easy to operate and covers a large radius to help get the job done faster.

Snow and Ice Removal: Height-Adjustable Snow Shovel

Shoveling snow can be back-breaking work. Save your back for other activities, like riding out the storm in your recliner with a cup of hot chocolate. Some shovels adjust to the height of the user, and has a mechanism to lift and dump snow without bending. Other homeowners like the more traditional snow shovel. Whatever your preference, make sure you have a shovel available and that is easy to use.

Snow and Ice Removal: Gasoline-Powered Snow Thrower

Have a driveway that's too large for clearing snow with a shovel? A gas-powered thrower or snow blower promises to toss snow several feet away and clear a path through even a foot of snow.

Emergency Preparedness: Hand Crank Light

Lanterns and other lights that don't require electricity are a necessity for any household, but a hand crank one is a requirement in any basic storm kit. A super-bright LED lantern never needs batteries—just an occasional wind-up to keep the light shining as long as needed.

Emergency Preparedness: Battery Backup Sump Pump

Snow is still just frozen water. If the temps warm up and that snow starts melting, you could end up with a flooded basement—a double whammy if the power goes out making your sump pump nonoperational. A battery backup sump pump is your basement's best friend because it's there all the time, especially when you lose power and need it the most.

Turn Off Exterior Faucets

Undrained water in pipes can freeze, which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. Start by disconnecting all garden hoses and draining the water that remains in faucets.

If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (homes more than ten to 15 years old typically do not), turn off the shut-off valve inside your home.

Restock Winter Essentials

Don’t wait for the first winter storm to restock cold-weather essentials, such as salt or ice melt. For more information on all your snow removal and winter home preparedness needs, contact Monnick Supply. your local family-owned hardware store in Marlborough and Framingham.

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How to Buy Power Tools – Marlborough, Framingham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monnick Supply Hardware Store, Marlborough, Framingham, MAThe holidays are around the corner and it is time to buy power tools as gifts or perhaps to get the house ready for your holiday party. Chain saws, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers and lawn mowers are all popular gift items.  There are plenty of big box stores around that can sell you power tools. But, buying a new electric or gas powered tool is buying a relationship. Like everything with an engine, whatever you buy needs TLC.

But more than that, you want to buy only what you need. You don’t want to get roped into buying the biggest and loudest power tools out there. You want the right tool for the job. That means, you want to buy new power tools from a shop where you can build a relationship. That is why you want to make these purchases at a family owned hardware store where we can help you make the right decision on the tools that fit your needs and lifestyle.

Here are a few things to consider before you buy:

Think about your budget. There are plenty of tools with all of the bells and whistles, but if you don’t need them, or won’t use them, you don’t need to pay for them. Sometimes the most basic tool is the best one for you.

Different brands have different warranties. Less expensive brands have lesser warranties; more expensive brands have longer more comprehensive warranties. Some power tools shops have extended warranty options which allow you to extend the warranty on the tool you buy.

You may want to consider the new cordless power tools. Cordless tools are very convenient. They can cost more, however they also give you ease of maintenance. So if you have a smaller yard, or if you will only be doing smaller jobs, consider battery operated tools.

For more information on buying the right power tools as gifts, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

Monnick Supply is Participating in 7th Annual Small Business Saturday - Framingham, Marlborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 21, 2016

Monnick Supply, Hardware Store and Paint Center, Marlborough, Framingham, MAMonnick Supply encourages  consumers to Shop Small on November 26, 2016 – Monnick Supply is a family-owned, full-service hardware store and paint center in Framingham and Marlborough with the knowledge and expertise to help you with any home improvement project. We are proud to announce our participation in the seventh annual Small Business Saturday, taking place on November 26, 2016. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.

Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. In 2015, 95 million consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday and spent an estimated $16.2 billion dollars at independent retailers and restaurants on the day.

Monnick Supply is a premium member of Independent We Stand, a national small business movement co-sponsored by STIHL Inc. and FCA US LLC, and a partner of the Small Business Saturday event. Independent We Stand and its member businesses and partners seek to focus attention on the importance of small businesses across the nation, the jobs they create, and the economic benefit they provide their local communities.

“This national event encourages people to reinvest in their communities by shopping with local” said Bill Brunelle, co-founder of Independent We Stand. “Locally owned retailers return 3x more to local economies then chain stores, so Small Business Saturday shoppers will be supporting their communities when they support their favorite local businesses.”

"For over 65 years Monnick supply has been proud to serve our local communities. Independent retailers are at the heart of our local community, creating more local jobs, putting more money back into our local economy and are usually first to support local charities and organizations. As an independent hardware store, Monnick Supply strives to offer exceptional customer service and quality Products to ensure a positive shopping experience." - Paul Montalbano, Owner.

For more informatiton, contact Monnick Supply.

Small Business Saturday at Monnick Supply: Shop Small on November 26! –Framingham, Marlborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whether it’s the corner café with the delicious dark roast or the record store down the road that sells vintage vinyl, we all have a favorite small business. Monnick Supply is proud to support Small Business Saturday, the day dedicated to celebrating these beloved businesses.

Let’s help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest yet. Here’s what you can do:

  • GO OUT AND SHOP: Make sure to support the businesses in your neighborhood on Nov 26
  • SHARE YOUR SUPPORT: “Like” and share posts from Small Business Saturday and Independent We Stand Facebook pages to get friends and family to #ShopSmall
  • JOIN IN: Visit ShopSmall.com to get more ideas on what you can do for the big day

Get out and Shop Small to make an impact on your community. Thanks for your support! To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com or IndependentWeStand.org.

For more information about our family owned hardware store in Framingham and Marlborough or Small Business Saturday, contact us.

Welcome to The Monnick Supply Blog! - Framingham, Marlborough, MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Welcome to The Monnick Supply blog! Here you will find out about the latest in home repairs, lawn care, power tools and all types of hardware products along with industry trends, consumer information and seasonal specials. Monnick Supply is a family owned hardware store in Marlborough and Framingham offering the Metrowest area the finest in products and customer service for all your home improvement needs. We also offer computerized paint color, screen and window repair, equipment rentals, small engine repair and we have contractors on hand. We have been in business in your neighborhood since 1948.

At Monnick Supply we can help you with home repairs, project ideas and supplies and we can connect you with contractors to help you out. Everything you need for home and home repair project or lawn and yard and patio area is here at Monnick Supply. We are happy to serve you and share with you our extensive knowledge and experience. Let us assist with your home and yard projects; we are here to help you discover what will best suit your home, yard, and lifestyle.

At Monnick Supply we have the products, the knowledge, and the specialists to best serve you. And now we would like to share our extensive knowledge of the industry through this informative blog. We will be updating it regularly so please subscribe and stay up on the latest news, products, and information.


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