Category Archives: Standard Tools and Equipment

Buy Before January 1st to Save Thousands.

It’s December already, can you believe it? Where does a year go? With the year coming to a close, you may hear a lot about “Section 179” and how you’re business can benefit if you are looking to purchase some equipment before 2013.

We get just as confused as the next guy when you start talking “tax rate”, “deductions” and “depreciation”. We thought we would do a little research and try to explain how this could be a HUGE benefit to small businesses. Continue reading

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Using a Paint Booth: Guide to a Perfect Paint Job

Have you ever painted something to have it turn out with a less-than-perfect finish? It can be frustrating to have to re-do something until it’s perfect. Here are our reasons why a paint booth will give you a perfect paint job, every time. Continue reading

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Shop Safe Online

A New Post Up on the Eagle Blog! Read about how to know if your dealing with a trustworthy Web site. Click here.  

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Our CEO’s Response To Doing Business In China

Last week, I was in China visiting three of the plants that manufacture equipment for Eagle Equipment and Tools USA. A picture of my visit to one of the plants was posted on facebook. We were immediately inundated with comments that were ugly, obscene, and questioned my patriotism. This is in response to those comments. Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away

Today, the idea of “up, up and away” defines the costs of materials. We have all been shocked by recent increases in fuel prices, but steel prices have risen more dramatically in the same timeframe. In 18 months, gas prices rose from $2.50 to $3.50 per gallon… a 40% increase. In the same timeframe, steel prices increased by 65%. This increase can be attributed to the rising fuel costs, increasing global demand and negative influences in supplies. One such negative factor was the torrential rains and flooding in Australia that filled coke mines. This coke is deemed the best in the world for smelting the high-tech steel ores used today. Continue reading

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ETL Certified

Written by: Andy Turner Sales Manager, Eagle Equipment Standard Tools and Equipment, the parent company of Tools USA and Eagle Equipment, proudly bares the ETL Mark on many of our standard paint booths. The ETL Mark is the fastest growing … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Standard Tools & Equipment Blog

Standard Tools and Equipment Co., operating as Tools USA and Eagle Equipment, is a trusted leader in the automotive aftermarket industry. Through their mail-order catalog and Web sites, they market hundreds of their manufactured products including frame machines, pulling posts and clamps, paint booths, truck paint booths and powder coating equipment. Eagle Equipment is an internationally known supplier of automotive lifts and wheel service equipment. Continue reading

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