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Our FAQs Blog

Here we answer the common questions that often come up about equipment & rental. If you have any other tool or hire related queries, just get in touch!

The Rule Changes on Red Diesel

The UK's rules and regulations for using rebated fuels changes from 1 April 2022. Find out what you need to do here.

What is an Evaporative Cooler?

Read our blog to find out what evaporative air coolers are, how they work and where they can be used for effective cooling.

What is a Concrete Breaker?

Find out what a concrete breaker is, how one works & discover the different industry terms for these machines.

What is a Dehumidifier?

Find out what a dehumidifier is, what one does, how one works & discover the different types that are available.

Top 10 Building Equipment

Take a look at our National Tool Hire Building Equipment Top 10 for a list of our most popular products for work on-site and DIY.

Hiring Vs Buying

Whether you're a business owner or a DIYer, there will be a time you'll have to mull over whether it's more viable to hire or buy tools, equipment, or machinery for work & projects. We've outlined some of the main aspects you'll need to consider, allowing you to calculate your cheapest option.

Do I Need A Transformer?

This is a question we are often asked by customers when they want to hire power tools for home DIY jobs. Read our blog to find out if you need to use a transformer with your power tools.

What Is An SDS Drill?

What is an SDS drill? SDS drills are professional power tools for drilling through hard materials that standard rotary or hammer drills can’t get through. Read our blog to find out more!

What Is The Difference Between First Fix & Second Fix Nail Guns?

Read our blog to find out the key differences between first fix and second fix nail guns, and which tool is best for your job.

BBQ & A: How To Prepare For Your Barbecues This Summer

It’s that time of year again to break out the charcoal, get out your lawn chairs and get ready for a Barbecue! Follow our easy tips to prepare your garden for a summer of chilling and grilling.

What Is The Difference Between 110v And 240v Power Tools?

Read our blog to find out what is the difference between 110v and 240v power tools, their uses, and which one you need.

What is Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome?

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a condition which can affect anyone working with tools and equipment which vibrate, over a longer period of time. It is essential that you understand the risks associated with HAVS and take action to minimise these risks.