Winter is here and the snow won’t stay gone for long. We’ve had some snow already, but we all know that February can be brutal in Massachusetts. You might be considering buying a snow blower. But don’t run out and buy one without first doing your homework. Packed with power and built to last, an Ariens snow blower can quickly clear driveways and sidewalks with ease.
Whether you're looking at for a lightweight, compact single stage snow blower or need more powerful performance, Monnick Supply has the snow blower for you.
Single-Stage snow blowers - Clean up after light to medium storms of up to 9 inches of snow with these machines, which pull snow in using just the auger.
Single-stage snow throwers are smaller than two-stage models, making them great for sidewalks or smaller driveways in urban environments.
While these machines can only handle light to moderate snow fall, they're often the preferred choice because of their durability. Ariens offers a single-stage Path-Pro snow thrower with features such as steel side panels, robust and sturdy wheels and a protective rear guard, all of which increase the machine's durability, ensuring that it will be ready to work when you are.
When you're clearing snow, you need a piece of equipment that is able to throw snow effectively and with power. Ariens Path-Pro models feature an engine with a high output and throwing distance. Models with a 208cc engine are able to throw snow up to 35 feet away.
Another reason to choose a single-stage is because these models are very easy to service. All of the models in the Ariens Path-Pro family are designed with easy access to common service points such as the oil drain, spark plug and carburetor.
Two-Stage snow blowers - Two-stage machines are ideal for removing wet, heavy snow up to 18 inches deep. They have engines for impressive snow removal speed, throwing distance, and plow-pile clearing.
In Massachusetts where heavy snowfall is common, a two-stage snow blower may be a better option, as these models can handle any amount of snow.
First and foremost, Ariens units are built with durable, long lasting components. Also, two-stage snow throwers are preferred among consumers. Ariens is known for its durability. From its all-steel construction to fully welded serrated augers to the cast iron gear case, each model in the Sno-Thro lineup is built to withstand the work for several years.
Another consideration for the two-stage is throwing distance. In instances when you need to throw snow farther, a two stage will be your best choices. Ariens super high output can throw snow up to 50 feet.
Additionally, two-stage snow throwers tend to come with upgraded feature options like hand warmers, quick-turn chutes and auto turn, making them easier and more comfortable to use, especially during long days.
For more information on snow blowers, contact Monnick Supply.
This week is a great week to buy power tools by coming to Power Tool Promotion Week at Monnick Supply. With the long winter ahead, your workshop needs to be well-stocked for hobbies, home improvement projects and house and yard repairs. There are plenty of big box stores that can sell you your power tools. But, buying new electric or gas powered tools is buying a relationship. Like everything with an engine, you’re going to have to bring it in for parts and service.
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, you want the right tool for the job. That means, you want to buy your new power tools from a shop where you can build a relationship.
Here are a few things to consider before you buy:
For more information on buying the right power tools for your home and yard, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.
Power 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.
If 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.
For more information contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.
If 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
The 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
Lawn, Garden, and Deck
Tools and Machinery
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Gutters, Roof, and Drains
Now you’re officially ready for winter. For more information, contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.
A 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.
The 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.
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