Precision Shot, Inc

The Precise Way To Put It Where You Need It! TM

Precision Shot products help the "Do It Yourselfer" in YOU, to make simple, quick, and clean repairs to the important things in your life.   The compact, clean and handy container is combined with our precision tips to make you a very handy person.   Precision Shot's are available individually or in our various Kits.   Each Kit contains 5 individual units ( selection varies by Kit ),  a generous selection of blunt Tips ( #KTR - which is available individually as well ), and a durable, clear case with fitted foam for perfect storage whether it's in a "junk drawer," Glove Box, or a Tool Box.  Kits are a handy way to store your Precision Shot's and to be ready to tackle life's little issues! 

Tips are NOT SHARP (Blunt).  Tips are NOT STERILE.  Not for Medical Use.

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Selecting the proper Tip

Our recommendation is to always consider the material’s viscosity (thickness)   ( http://www.diyprecisiontool.com/lost-days-of-diy/2015/1/1/what-is-viscosity )  first and then consider the application.   The thicker materials will need a larger tip opening.   Our all-plastic tapered tips will work very well for these thicker materials, especially for the sealants.

            Our tip caps will also allow you to store the units between uses.   The slide on tip caps will also help to facilitate storage and reuse at a later date, especially when you use the adhesive and sealants.     

 

Pink  -  Large Metal Blunt Tip, 1” Length, Use Pink Slide-on Tip Cap

Yellow – Medium Metal Blunt Tip, 1” Length, Use Yellow Slide-on Tip Cap

Black – Small Metal Blunt Tip, 1” Length,  Use Black Slide-on Tip Cap

Blue -  Small to Large Plastic Blunt Tip, 1.25” Length, Can be cut to increase opening!

 

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What is Viscosity

Basically, viscosity is a measurement of thickness/thinness of a particular material.   Peanut Butter has a very high viscosity rating while water has a very low viscosity.   With this in consideration, oil will have a low viscosity and grease will have a medium to high viscosity.   Most adhesives/glues will have a medium to high viscosity.   When selecting the best tip to use, you must consider the general viscosity of the material.   Generally, the larger diameter tips will work best for the higher viscosity greases and glues and the smaller tips will work best for the oils.

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Furniture and Wood Repair

Precision Shot offers two great products to assist in your furniture repairs.  Many furniture repairs consist of wood joints loosening, cracking, or splintering over time.

Precision Shot Polyurethane Glue (# APUG) and Wood Glue (# ACG) have many applications.  This article will explain the differences in the two materials and their recommended uses. 

APUG is a liquid polyurethane adhesive which has the consistency of tree sap.  It is also very sticky/tacky, much like tree sap!  It will not come out of clothing and is very difficult to cleanup once applied.  Gloves and eye protection are recommended when handling our products.  It is a fantastic product, just be careful when handling.  The great thing about APUG is that it expands as it cures.  It fills gaps and turns to a foamy appearance.  Don’t let the foamy appearance fool you!  It gets very tough!   APUG works great for filling joint gaps, wood cracks/checks, works well both indoor and outdoor, and will stiffen up loose joints.   It cures to a foamy, light yellow/amber color in 24 hours at room temperature.   Higher humidity will decrease the curing time. 

The ACG, wood/carpenter’s glue, can also be used both indoor and outdoor.   It is more forgiving to use than APUG since it can be cleaned with water before it cures.  We recommend using this material when surfaces need to be kept close together as it will not expand while curing.   Great for fixing splintered edges of wood.   Since there is no expansion while curing, ACG can be more aesthetically pleasing for those more delicate repairs.   Cures to a light tan, somewhat translucent color in 24hrs at room temperature. 

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance (PM) is a very good habit to practice.  It will also save you a tremendous amount of money, time, aggravation, energy, and in many cases, will also keep up good aesthetics.  Precision Shot offers a full line of materials for the “Do It Yourself” person.

The Military has long used stringent PM practices in order to maintain a “High Readiness” state.  We encourage you to adopt good PM measures and fight the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” mentality.   The truth is, that a little PM can go a long way to saving you a ton of money down the road.   Part of the issue with a good PM mentality is the fact that we need to catch issues early.   We want to perform the functions quickly, easily, and then get on with our lives.   Precision Shot products allow you to accomplish these goals.   You will find Precision Shot products in many “junk drawers,” just waiting to be used quickly and conveniently.   Our products are the first line of defense in your “Do It Yourself (DIY)“  arsenal!   Our line of Greases, Oils, Adhesives, and Sealants can give you the confidence, savvy, and ability to repair most small issues.

We encourage you to attack those small issues quickly so that they do not turn into larger, very expensive projects.   

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Tool of the Month

When I was growing up, my father and uncle told me to concentrate on buying two things, guns and tools.  I was raised on a ranch, during a different time, so the gun thing was a bit more understandable back then and besides I certainly paid more attention to the tool aspect.  

               They taught me to buy one major tool a month.  A major tool was basically any tool over $75 such as a drill, torque wrench, wrench kits, etc.  Many times it was tough to do financially, but I always did what I could.  It quickly became evident that spending money on good, functional tools was much more beneficial than buying a lot of beer, especially since today I still have most of those original tools!  Whenever something needed repair it was much better to stay focused on buying the correct tools and materials to Do It Yourself   ( DIY ) versus paying someone else to do it.   This philosophy has impacted  my life tremendously.   It's given me a great sense of accomplishment, pride, and even freedom.   Freedom from dependence of others.  Freedom to utilize my finances in other ways.   Ways in which I've decided to use them and not dictated to me by others.  This is very liberating.   Today my inventory of tools has exploded.   There are very few projects which I will not at least attempt.   Is there research?  Of course!.....Is there frustration?  You bet!..... Is there failure?  Certainly!....... Is there success?  Absolutely!   

             Take and hold onto the pride of doing something yourself which you didn't think you could do.  More so, take and hold onto the finances and knowledge which you gain from Doing It Yourself!

Be Handy with Precision Shot!   The Precise Way To Put It Where You Need It!         

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Pride, Freedom, and Independence

Independence is liberating.  We're not talking about your Inalienable Rights or Freedom of Speech type things here, but rather an independence of performing many of the basic tasks that life will throw at each of us on a daily basis.    

               Every day seems to be a new adventure.  Learning to cope with situations quickly and effectively help us to remain free from the tasks which need to be completed.   Being "free" from these tasks allow us to spend time with the people and things that we want to spend time.  I've always said,  "I own this, it does NOT own me!"   Don't let material things own your time unless you want them  (many times called a Hobby.)   Spending the time on the things that you WANT to spend time upon is wonderful. 

               On the flip-side is Neglect.  Neglect is not good.  We have a tendency to neglect things for  many reasons.  Major excuses range from, no time, no money, and/or no knowledge.   Using Precision Shot products can help you turn neglect into DONE!

   Precision Shot products are a great tool for the Do It Yourselfer.  They are very cost effective.   They are very easy to keep conveniently located and are very easy to use.   Be Handy with Precision Shot!  The Precise Way To Put It Where You Need It!   www.precisionshot.com   www.diyprecisiontool.com

Do you remember the days when......

So I grew up in a lower middle class family.   The Family (which included Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents, etc) all living within several hundred yards of each other.   I worked my butt off from dusk til dawn.   The Ranch had tools.  I mean a LOT of tools.   We fixed, built and maintained pretty much everything on the ranch ourselves.   Keep in mind this was in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's to current.  Way before the internet and even computers so there was not the resources for troubleshooting and figuring out even the basics of something new.  We HAD to learn it on our own.  We had to FIX it on our own.  We DID NOT have the money to pay a specialist or professional.   Our knowledge and know how came from the "school of hard knocks!"  From the necessity of having to do it.  From the lack of choices.   We chose to buy and make the tools to make the jobs easier.   Many times making tools in order to make another tool.   This is the core of what I would like people to talk about in this Blog.   This Blog is dedicated to getting people back to the core of doing things on their own.   Learning how to do something and even more importantly, learning how to gain and use tools on their own.  To be a DIY'r once again and to feel that wonderful feeling of independence!  

I've always told my friends and family to invest in tools.   You simply cannot go wrong having tools.  Especially, the right tools.   I would MUCH rather spend my hard earned funds on a tool instead of paying someone else to do the job.   Don't get me wrong, there are always certain things that you will need a professional to complete for you but let's get back to giving it a try.  The Precision Shot line of tools was developed over my time of fixing, mending, and repairing various items around the house and in my hobbies.   I am a fanatic about DIY.     

My wife is an outstanding educator.   I adore and respect her immensely.   We've had many conversations regarding today's attitude towards education, especially College.   I loathe the fact that there is this misconception of society's absolute expectation that everyone must have a "College Education" in order to be successful or knowledgeable.    I cannot tell you how many "educated" people I've met and known that don't know a damn thing about their automobile or even a door hinge.  It's very sad that we no longer encourage the basic knowledge, or even willpower to do the many things that we once HAD to do.   Instead, I've noticed that we now just say, "Oh, I'll just pay someone to do it!"  The problem is that we are running out of "Someones!"   Look at what has happened to all the great Tradesmen/Tradeswomen:  Masons, carpenters (true carpenters - woodworkers),  welders, plumbers, electricians, heavy machinery operators, metal working, machinists, etc.  They are becoming extinct.  Didn't we used to have the Vocational classes in school  ( even most swimming classes are gone!? ) 

I love the TV show Dirty Jobs with the host Mike Rowe.   He and I are simpatico.   He gets it as far as I am concerned.  But keep in mind, I don't have a college degree ( as I'm sure you can gather from this writing! )   Mr. Rowe understands that we are losing our trade skills as a society.  Everyone is wanting a higher education, "COLLEGE," type job.   We still have hands, right?   Unfortunately, too many of us only want to use them on a keyboard anymore.    

Hopefully, the Precision Shot products will allow us all to find that "I can fix it" attitude.   Because it is an attitude.   A frame of mind.   If not,  I only wish I was younger and could be around in the near future since the Tradesman will be making the HUGE money to fix the "stuff" of the non-Do It Yourselfers.   Take back your independence with the help or Precision Shot Products.   www.diyprecisiontool.com     

FlatCrank  ( And yes, I am a car guy!  And yes, this is a car term! )