This post is sponsored by The Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Campaign. THD provided the Husky gloves used in this post.
As I (Vicki) write this, Tallahassee is about 30 minutes from our peak winds from Hurricane Irma. We have breathed a collective sigh of relief as this storm has downgraded bringing less wind and rain into our area.
Even so, once things subside, there will be yard clean up pretty much everywhere due to all the trees in the area. I have already noticed one small branch in the front yard that will need to be cut up for pick-up.
Before the storm, we had my husband try out the Diablo pruning blade on a Makita battery powered reciprocating saw. With this blade, a traditional shop tool transforms into a lawn and garden tool.
Great gloves are also a must for clean up and these by Husky, that are leather AND water resistant, are perfect for working out in the damp yard.
If you have a reciprocating saw in your tool inventory, get this blade from Diablo. It adds a function to the tool other than for demolition or for taking apart pallets. Pick up a pair of Husky gloves as well. Larry really liked the fit and the comfort and they made using the tool more secure.
Storm epilogue: Tropical Storm Irma limped through Tallahassee leaving little damage in her wake. We are forever grateful to the little change in direction that happened further down the state prior to her arrival. There is some clean up to do but nothing on the scale that occurred in 2016 with Hurricane Hermine.
We did loose power at my house after the storm for about 5 hours. We made good use of the time by gathering at my son's house to enjoy the kiddos. Steph got to open the emergency Star Wars Lego set and build with the boys, while I got to spend time with my son and daughter-in-law and through together breakfast for dinner. It was a sweet time.
When we got back home, the power was still out so I finally got to use my Ridgid battery powered light. We were very fortunate here in Tallahassee to be spared any real damage or inconvenience. I'm glad we prepared and thought through all that we needed for storm prep. This post is actually part of that prep, because after the storm comes clean up and with power outages, that's where battery powered tools are indispensable.
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