11 Tools to Always Keep in Your Toolbox

Hello! Today’s blog will go over which tools Donastars own Mike, always keeps in his bag when going in for a job. These are great things to keep on hand in case there is a quick fix to your beverage servicing problems. In our video, which provides a good visual depiction of the tools, Mike explains that his toolbox may be more expansive for a bigger project but these are the tools he always has on hand no matter how intensive the job will be.

  1. Tubing Cutters: Used to cut tubing to a certain length; also known as pipe cutters.

  2. Oetiker Pliers: Used to clamp stepless oetiker clamps onto tubing, also helps to remove the clamps.

  3. Thermometer: Used to test the temperature of the product.

  4. Allen keys: A common tool used to drive bolts and screws with hexagonal sockets in their heads; also known as a hex key.

  5. Crescent Wrench: A versatile tool used on a wide range of nuts and hex-headed bolts. This could be used when your beverage nozzel is stuck in the open position.

  6. Needle nose pliers: Ideal for working in tight spaces, used to cut small-gauge wire.

  7. Locking Pliers: Great for pinching lines so you don’t have to shut down whole systems when working on one aspect of a machine.

  8. Size Adjustable Wrenches: Used to turn or loosen a nut or bolt; the different lengths allow varying degrees of torque to be applied.

  9. Screwdrivers:  Another common tool used for the insertion/removal of screws. This is a necessary tool when assembling a highball tower sleeve!

  10. Cleaning Brush: Critical for cleaning nozzles and diffusers.

  11. Syrup Ratio Cups and Syrup Separators: Used to set syrup ratios and adjust syrup ratios on your fountain dispenser.

Thank you for reading our blog! We hope you found this helpful. For additional questions or concerns, please visit donastar.comfor contact information or call us at 833-366-2782. We are happy to help! We have lots of other content on diagnosing and fixing beverage issues, please check those out for a fast/free way to keep your cups full.



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