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Strapping 101

Strapping 101
To ensure products are properly secured when handling, storing and in transit, it’s helpful to understand the far-ranging options by Donald Person, senior QA manager,  and Paul E. Sowa, CPP manager, ADR/senior packaging research engineer, Signode Industrial Group LLC       Today, the U.S. Industrial Packaging market is nearly a $50 billion venture. A key part of this flourishing and Read full article >>

Pull the plug

Pull the plug
Cordless tools achieve the amp hours and power necessary for metalworking by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief     Walk down the power tool aisle of any Home Depot and it’s clear to see that DIYers and home repair enthusiasts have a lot of choices when it comes to the tools they purchase and amass in their garages. Another picture that comes into focus when perusing the shelves at Home Depot is Read full article >>

Time to Cut the Cord

Time to Cut the Cord
Cordless tools have overcome their power deficit versus corded tools. And now their run time between charges has improved so much that every major power tool company is pushing them first, ahead of corded tools, as the new standard for industry. by Ed Huntress, Editor       Interviewing for this article, I was talking to a Milwaukee representative when I mentioned that I had a corded Sawzall Read full article >>

New Power Tools

New Power Tools

Power tool manufacturers never run out of new and better ideas

By Colin Carlu Olexa Associate Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Job shops are faced with many types of work on a daily basis, and power tools manufacturers want to make sure that they have the right tool for each of these tasks. As a result, they’re constantly coming up with new and innovative tools to help operators work harder and Read full article >>

Unique Power Tools

October, 2012 These power tools can do some unusual things to save time and money Colin CarluAssociate EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.When it comes to power tools, sometimes it’s not the newest development that's important.     Sometimes the most unique, interesting and useful power tools have been on the market for years and job shops might not necessarily be aware of them. CS Unitec, FEIN, Kett Read full article >>

Handheld Grinders

June/July, 2012 Grinding Has Just Been Improved Colin Carlu    Associate EditorThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Power tools are called power tools for a reason – they’re powerful. And for that same reason, they allow users to get whatever the job is done more quickly and efficiently. But just as they are quick and efficient, power tools also carry the potential to be dangerous. Even if used correctly, Read full article >>

Better Abrasives for Handheld Power Tools Means Improved Productivity

April, 2012 Colin CarluAssociate EditorAbrasives can play a crucial roll in increasing productivity for job shops using handheld power tools for operations such as grinding and preparing metal for paint. Norton and 3M each offer abrasives with special grains to help get the job done faster and at less cost. These special grains offer benefits such as increased life, longer lasting sharpness, Read full article >>

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