7 Must-Have Tools for the Farm

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  • Milwaukee Torque Lock Locking Pliers

    Milwaukee Torque Lock Locking Pliers
    Milwaukee’s new locking pliers feature a torque lock adjustment system that allows you to produce maximum locking force more quickly and with more control. The pliers have hardened jaws, overmolded grips, and a lifetime warranty. The 7- and 10-inch curved jaw pliers are available in a set for $25.

  • Bear & Son Stockman C247

    Bear & Son Stockman C247
    This 4th generation series of knives is made from high-polished 1095 carbon steel blades with a walnut handle. The knife features three blades, including a 2-7/8-inch clip blade. All contact points are hand polished for smooth operation. The C247 retails for $54 and includes a lifetime warranty.

  • Stanley Fatmax Straight Cut Aviation Snips

    Stanley Fatmax Straight Cut Aviation Snips
    This new line of Fatmax snips from Stanley can cut up to 18 gauge cold-rolled steel or 23 gauge stainless-steel. Induction hardened cutting blades that are also serrated stay sharp for longer and help keep material from slipping during use. Fatmax snips are available in a wide variety of snip types. The straight cut snip retails for around $15 and includes a lifetime warranty.

  • IPA Swab-Eez 325 Piece Assortment

    IPA Swab-Eez 325 Piece Assortment
    IPA’s industrial strength low lint swabs are a great tool for cleaning delicate or hard to reach parts as well as applying chemicals for cleaning or lubrication. The pack includes 325 swabs from 5 to 20 millimeters in size and costs $10.95.

  • Rockwell 20-volt MaxLithium Brushless Drill and Driver

    Rockwell 20-volt MaxLithium Brushless Drill and Driver
    This new Rockwell drill and driver features a brushless motor that increases runtime up to 50% more per charge over a standard brushed motor. The 20-volt MaxLithium technology also increases runtime and has more charge cycles. A computer-controlled power distribution improves efficiency and durability by reducing heat, friction, and wear. Available with a 10-year motor warranty for $174.99.

  • Echo Cordless Blower

    Echo Cordless Blower
    This Echo Cordless Blower uses the first 58-volt Lithium-Ion battery on the marketplace. The powerful blower delivers up to 450 cubic feet per minute, that’s 120 mph, to quickly clean out combines during harvest or clean off equipment before you pull it into the shop. The blower will run for 1 hour at low speed or 15 minutes on high. For $269 the blower, battery, and charger can be yours.

  • Milwaukee Tape Measure

    Milwaukee Tape Measure
    Available in a 16- or 25-foot long version, this tape measure stands out with its whopping 9-foot standout. A reinforced frame and nylon blade protection help this tape measure last for 10 times longer than a standard tape measure. Available for about $25.

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