Northern Tool

Northern Tool is an emporium for heavy-duty tools of every variety. This is your source for all cool things belonging in the barn, the garage, the warehouse, the basement, the workshop, or the maintance yard. Their catalog offers some 10,000 tools and parts, with an astounding selection that makes the big box hardware retailers look empty. I find it is worth inspecting their wares every now and then just to see what kind of new tools and materials are available in the world. In addition to their website, they also print a big fat paper catalog, ideal for inspired browsing.

They are so good with finding cool new stuff that we are including a whole bunch of sample tools from their pages. I have not used any of these, so I am not recommending them per se, except as examples of what is available from this catalog.

-- KK  

Sample Excerpts:

NorthStar Trencherman Backhoe — 270cc Honda GX Engine
$5,500

The NorthStar® Trencherman Backhoe is built bigger, heavier and stronger for amazing digging power — over 4400 lbs. of ripping force at the bucket. Easily towed to any jobsite, with 16 1/2in. x 8in. tires, and a 3500-lb. capacity 2in. coupler.

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NPower Wind Turbine — 400 Watt, Marine Grade
$500

The NPower™ 400 Watt Wind Turbine efficiently harnesses wind energy 24/7. AC output at the wind turbine body ensures you keep the most possible power over long distances from generator to batteries. High-quality marine-grade coating and construction provides versatility in both land or sea environments. Begins to supply power at a low 5.6 MPH wind speed, so even if the wind dies down, your power won’t. 400 Watt max power is reached at 28 MPH wind speed.

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Q Standard Belt-Drive Drum Fan — 48in., 1 1/2 HP, 19,500 CFM Model# 10248
$400

This two-speed Q Standard Belt-Drive Drum Fan features a 4-blade design for even airflow.

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Northern Industrial Machinery Mover — 13,200-Lb. Capacity, 360° Rotation
$120

Easy and safe transport of heavy machinery and household appliances. Smooth movement and 360° rotation improves work efficiency and safety. Sold as singles.

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Quantum Storage Wire Shelving System with 25 Clear Bins — 6-Shelf Unit, 36in.W x 12in.D x 36in.H, Model# WR-36-1236-102CL
$300

Quantum Storage all purpose complete bin system provides high-density storage with easy visibility to stored contents. Clear view polypropylene shelf bins are tough, durable and economical. Features wide hopper front, label holder and multiple grips. Shelf rack is made of chrome steel and holds up to 800 lbs. per shelf.

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Northern Industrial Hand Press Pump
$40

Needs no gas or electric power to draw well water. Simple, durable hand pump is engineered to last. Old-time styling 19 1/2ft. suction head.