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Protect your Equipment
Correct air pressure and how it can aid in better spray painting. Correct air pressure is essential if you want to get a fine finish on those special painting projects without losing too much paint in the process. The term high-pressure spray gun does not mean that the pressure has to be high, it means... [read more]
Air Tool Maintenance
Basic air tool maintenance tips to get the most from your air tools. MORE THAN JUST HOT AIR! Always remember that the larger the air tool, the greater will be the volume of compressed air required to operate it. It is of paramount importance that the supply compressor is of sufficient capacity to maintain this... [read more]
Important Information for Compressor Owners
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR COMPRESSOR OWNERS Looking after your new compressor The following information has been compiled to ensure reliable and trouble free operation of your new air compressor. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN DAMAGE YOUR COMPRESSOR AND COULD VOID YOUR WARRANTY. Before you start it is important to identify some components of your compressor... [read more]
Keeping your tools sharp
The quick and easy way On the top of your oil stone box glue a piece of leather. After honing your tools a quick rub on the leather gives the tools a razor sharp edge. Charlie Brown Novwood Constructions [ Back ] ... [read more]
Drilling Round Holes
Harder than it sounds... adapted from a tip by Morgan Hall on the Metalworking FAQ How a simple twist drill manages to create a non-circular hole: You can model the working end of a drill bit as a single straight line of finite length. If you fix one end and try to rotate it, the... [read more]
Guide to Oxy Acetylene Welding Equip
GUIDE TO OXY ACETYLENE WELDING EQUIP adapted from a tip by Bruce Bauerlein on Metal Web News The purpose of this page is to introduce the beginning welder to the equipment used in the Oxy-Acetylene welding process. This will be done starting with the cylinders and ending with the torch tip. BACKGROUND The use of... [read more]
Important Safety Precautions
An important checklist of things to look out for and general safety procedures. Some things to think about before using electric tools When using electric tools, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury, including the following: KEEP YOUR WORK AREA CLEAN Cluttered areas and... [read more]
HSS Woodturning Tools
Care & Maintenance HIGH SPEED STEEL (HSS) TOOL CARE & MAINTENANCE Re-Grinding HSS tools can be ground and sharpened with conventional equipment. However, the normal carborundum wheels supplied with most bench grinders are likely to ‘glaze’ fairly quickly and result in lost efficiency. A glazed wheel will also cause overheating of the tool and possible... [read more]
An ideal lathe will turn up one day!
Keep looking for the right equipment As any woodworker will tell you, there is little more relaxing and absorbing than being at your lathe with the shavings flying and a pleasing shape emerging from the wood. Woodturning presents a unique oppurtunity to be creative with timber of any shape or form. The timber can be... [read more]
Choosing a circular saw
Some handy tips Buy a circular saw with a solid base plate that does not have a turned up edge. This is handy if you want to square off a piece of timber. You can use your combination or try square as a saw guide, if your saw has a turned up edge it tends... [read more]

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Delivery Charges

Delivery charges are dynamically calculated depending on the delivery postcode and the weight and dimensions of the products in your basket. We use a combination of different couriers in order to provide you with a fast and affordable service.

You can also opt to collect from a store free of charge.

Delivery Locations

Total Tools can deliver anywhere in Australia. Unfortunately international delivery is currently not available. We are also unable to deliver to PO boxes.

Estimated Order Timeframes

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If you opted for delivery, you will receive an email when the goods have been despatched to the couriers.

We aim to despatch all orders within 1-2 working days. In the unusual event of a delay to the despatch of your order you will be contacted at the earliest opportunity. Once the order has been despatched the estimated delivery time is as follows:

Metro (Excludes Perth Metro and Hobart Metro) 1-2 days

Perth Metro & Hobart Metro 3-4 days

Regional Areas 3-4 days

Remote Areas 6-9 days

Please note that these delivery timeframes are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Delivery Tracking

You can track your parcel by going to https://www.temando.com/education/track-your-item and inputting your tracking number which is displayed on your despatch email. Proof of delivery (POD) is available on request.

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Receiving your order

If you are not home when the delivery driver arrives they will leave a card with details on how to re-arrange your delivery. All orders must be signed for and ID may be required upon delivery.

Deliveries that require a forklift or loading dock

If you are ordering a large item that requires a forklift or loading dock for delivery and you have these facilities available for the delivery then please tick the appropriate box at the checkout. This will reduce your delivery charge as we will not need to cater for these requirements. Please note, if you confirm that a forklift or loading dock is available but when the delivery arrives it is not, the delivery will be aborted and you will be charged a re-delivery fee. Your original delivery charges will not be refunded.

Total Tools Online Returns Policy

Consumer Guarantees

If you believe an item is faulty, you may have rights to a remedy under the Australian Consumer Law. The Australian Consumer Law does recognise that the relevant time period may vary by product (or service) depending on the nature of the goods (or service), the price paid and any representations made about the goods (or service).

Where you believe an item is faulty, it may be necessary for us to send your goods to the manufacturer or their service agent for it to be assessed within a reasonable period of time. If there is a major failure with the item, you may choose a refund, exchange or repair. If the failure is minor, we will repair the item (or, at our discretion, we may replace the item) within a reasonable time.

Where an item is damaged through misuse or abnormal use, Total Tools cannot provide a refund, exchange or repair.

Total Tools require satisfactory proof of purchase before providing a remedy under the Australian Consumer Law.

Damaged in Transit

Please do not sign for the delivery of goods that are obviously damaged. If damage is only found upon unpacking then please contact the store that fulfilled your order as soon as possible. Store contact details can be found on your order confirmation email. They will then arrange for the goods to be collected and a refund or replacement item sent out to you. Alternatively please take the items to your nearest store where they will be able to help you.

Not as advertised/Incorrect Item

In the unlikely event that your order arrives and the product is not as advertised or you have received an item that differs to what was ordered, please contact the store that fulfilled your order as soon as possible to seek a remedy. Store contact details can be found on your order confirmation email. Alternatively please take the items to your nearest store where they will be able to help you.

Faulty Product

Please contact the store that fulfilled your order. Store contact details can be found on your order confirmation email. The store will need to assess whether the fault is a major or minor fault and will organise an appropriate remedy. Please note, if necessary products may be sent to the manufacturer for assessment to determine if they are faulty.

Change of Mind

Please note consumers are not entitled to a refund or exchange if you simply change your mind on the product purchased.

Valid Receipt

A copy of your in store purchase receipt or online order confirmation email is required for any return. If returning your product to store please ensure you take a copy with you

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