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Tool Tally has served Pensacola for a number of years as your go-to Hardware store. As we change with the times, this online website is our place for sharing DIY tips and our favorite tools. Feel free to ask questions for some old-fashioned customer service and friendly advice.

Best MIG Welder

This article contains affiliate links that generate a commission for this website.  MIG welders are a staple in the manufacturing industry. They are much easier…

Best Tig Welder

This article contains affiliate links that generate a commission for this website.  Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welders (sometimes called Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or GATAW)…

Bosch IDH182 Impact Driver Review

This article contains affiliate links that generate a commission for this website.  The Bosch IDH182 cordless impact driver is one of the most reliable drivers…

What is Preheat For Welding?

This article contains affiliate links that generate a commission for this website.  What Is Preheat? It is heating the metal before welding it. When you…

Best Pocket Hole Jig

This article contains affiliate links that generate a commission for this website.  The pocket hole jig makes pocket hole joinery a piece of cake. What…
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Best Rivnut® Tool

Best Rivnut® Tool This article contains affiliate links that generate a commission for this website.  If you’re a metal worker or just a hobbyist who…
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Best Torque Screwdrivers

Best Torque Screwdrivers In the bike shop, torque specs were everything. We worked with carbon fiber and aluminum that are threaded into $5,000 bicycles. It…

Best CNC Router

Best CNC Router A CNC router can be programmed to cut (or carve) a piece of material to precise specifications. The programmability means that you…
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Best Tire Pressure Gauge

Best Tire Gauges That little orange light is glowing on the dash again? Time to check your tires and use a tire inflator to get…

Quietest Air Compressor

The Quiestest Air Compressors My grandfather’s compressor was large, underpowered, and loud. We couldn’t use it to power a nail gun or impact wrench. And…

Best 20 Gallon Air Compressor

The 9 Best 20 Gallon Air Compressors The “best” 20-gallon air compressor for your purpose is going to vary from one reader to another. It…
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Best 30-Gallon Air Compressor

Best 30 Gallon Air Compressors The 30-gallon air compressor is the perfect size for most small shops. It offers sufficient airflow to run almost all…

How Does An Air Compressor Work?

How Does An Air Compressor Work? Electricity and air pressure are the two power sources that power the bulk of America’s workshops. Just as we…
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Best Low Profile Floor Jack

Best Low Profile Floor Jack What is a low profile jack? It is a jack that is about 3 inches tall that can slide under…
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Oil-Less vs Oiled Air Compressor

Oiled Vs Oil-Free Air Compressors Lubrication Most of us will be using piston-driven air compressors. (Rotary screw and vane compressors are typically only used for…
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Best Cordless Jigsaws

The Best Cordless Jigsaws For Homeowners or Contractors One of the most versatile items that every craftsman or DIYer should have in their toolsets is…
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Best Jacks For Lifted Trucks

Best Jack For Lifted Trucks A lifted truck is going to be at least 3 inches taller than a standard pickup. You need a jack…
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Best Portable Air Compressor

Best Portable Air Compressors The portable air compressor gets endless use.  Most of these are going to be worked to death. Along their lifespan, they…
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Drywall Vs. Sheetrock

The Difference Between Drywall And Sheetrock As you shop for building material to finish in that project, you have likely run across the terms “sheetrock”…

The Best Topside Creepers

The Best Topside Creepers Every mechanic I have worked with is missing the topside creeper from their arsenal. Unfortunately, these are often only purchased by retiring…
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Dewalt DWS779 VS DWS780

Dewalt DWS779 vs DWS780 Differences The Dewalt 12-inch dual bevel sliding miter saws come in three (confusing) varieties. The DWS779 and DWS780 miter saw are…
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Best Portable Table Saws For 2019

Best Portable Table Saws The portable job site table saw is the workhorse of any homebuilder. It makes an appearance on nearly every job, and…
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Best Air Hose Reel

Best Air Hose Reel If you own a workshop and you regularly use pneumatic tools, then one must-have item is the air hose reel. A…

Track Saw VS. Table Saw

Track Saw VS. Table Saw In the next 35 seconds, this table saw vs track saw comparison chart and buying guide will give you the…
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Best Track Saw

Best Track Saws Do you want the accuracy of a $2,000 panel saw with the portability of a $300 table saw? The Track Saw is…
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Miter Saw Vs Table Saw

Table Saw vs Miter Saw The right woodworking tools make all of the difference. But when you are on a budget, sometimes you need to…
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Best Oil For Air Compressor

Best Oil For Air Compressor While it’s nice to have an air compressor around, it’s not a totally maintenance-free tool to leave sitting in your…
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Best Air Compressor Hose

Best Air Compressor Hose One of the most useful pieces of equipment that anyone can own is an air compressor. You can run paint guns…
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Dremel 8220 Review

Dremel 8220 Review The Problem With Other Dremels In 1932 when Albert J. Dremel invented the imitation of a small, handheld pneumatic die grinder, he…
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How To Drain An Air Compressor

How To Drain An Air Compressor Proper compressor maintenance is an essential part of increasing the lifespan of your air compressor. This includes cleaning the…

Best Corded Reciprocating Saws

Best Corded Reciprocating Saws Versatility, portability, and maneuverability are just a few of the many reasons why a reciprocating saw should be found in every…
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Best Miter Saws

Top 10 Best Miter Saws A miter saw is one of the best tools that you can have in your workshop or at the job…
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Dremel 8100 Review

Dremel 8100 Review Dremel has been making rotary tools since 1934. They’ve released numerous models over the years, ranging from the older corded models to…
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Best Air Compressors

Best Air Compressors There is a wide variety of air compressors and each one fulfills a specific purpose. This article will help you in choosing…
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Chop Saw Vs. Miter Saw

Chop Saw Vs. Miter Saw Found on just about every job site and tool room is some sort of circular saw – with the two…

Dremel Saw Max VS Ultra Saw

Dremel Saw Max VS Ultra Saw There’s a tool for every job. But sometimes an all-purpose tool doesn’t do the trick. If you’ve been using…
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Best Table Saw Fence

Best Table Saw Fences For Improving Your Saw’s Accuracy As a professional or hobbyist woodworker, you likely already own a table saw. It’s the best…
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Best Cordless Impact Wrench of 2019

Best Cordless Impact Wrench of 2019 If you’ve ever watched with envy as the tire shop changes your tires with ease, then you’ll be excited…

Best Air Impact Wrench for 2019

Best Air Impact Wrench For 2019 A semi-truck produces 1500 foot-pounds of torque.  An Impact wrench can produce over 1800 foot-pounds of torque. An air-powered…

Best Tile Saw for 2019

The tile saw is a great invention. They are heavy-duty machines, easy to use, and highly effective in cutting tiles of all types, even at…

Best 60 Gallon Air Compressor

Best 60 Gallon Air Compressors When it comes to air compressors, bigger usually is better. Now, that’s not to say that smaller tanks aren’t useful,…

Best Generator Oil

Best Generator Oil The lights start to flicker during the storm, but you don’t even notice. After all, you have a generator for backup. But…

Walabot Vs Flir One

Walabot Vs Flir One Our phones are more powerful than the computers used to put a man on the moon.  And all we use it…
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How Do Stud Finders Work?

How Do Stud Finders Work? Modern electronic stud finders operate by measuring the capacitance difference in the wall to identify where a wall is denser.…