Many are unaware that drill bits require regular sharpening to give their best service. Similar to knives and axes, a dull drill bit requires much more force to do the same job. Instead of wearing the user out, a dull drill bit will inevitably wear out your drill. Giving your drill bits regular spot sharpening with a file is the best way to protect your investment in high-quality power tools. Brazos Industries knows the importance of properly sharpening drill bits, and we would like to share with you how we do so.
Eye injuries account for one-quarter of all welding injuries. This makes them by far the most common injury for welders, according to research from the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. Those most at risk for welding-related eye injuries are workers in industries that produce industrial and commercial machinery, computer equipment and fabricated metal products.
Following a regiment of appropriate and thorough maintenance procedures allows a welding machine to run safely and dependably for a long time. Improper, incomplete or totally neglected maintenance can not only result in equipment failure, but it can also lead to serious hazards including severe injury or even death. With some forethought and basic planning, welding machine maintenance is extremely easy.
Air arc gouging is a process of removing metal by using heat generated from a carbon arc. This process utilizes a carbon/graphite electrode, compressed air and a standard power source. The extreme heat arc created between the electrode and a metal workpiece gouges and melts the workpiece. The molten metal is also blown away by the compressed air. This process is often used for cutting stainless steel, carbon steel and alloys of copper, brass, aluminum and magnesium.
A good weld begins with good preparation, and good weld preparation begins with a clean cut. However, cutting is an art that requires both skill and knowledge of how to select and utilize the best grinding wheel for the job. The type of grinding wheel to use for a given application depends largely on what material will be cut. At the end of the day, there is no substitute for proper technique when it comes to gaining cost savings and productivity.
An oxyfuel cutting torch is a tool utilized to bond two pieces of metal together by means of extreme heat. In addition, oxyfuel torches can be fitted with a “Cutting Head” and used to cut one solid piece of metal into two or more pieces. Lighting, adjusting and shutting down an oxygen-acetylene torch is easy, particularly when following to proper procedures. Additionally, you must always ensure to follow the torch manufacturer’s operating procedures.
A basic component of any welder’s toolbox is a decent angle grinder. There are few tools more versatile than a grinder. A grinder combines a spinning wheel and a sturdy handle in a handheld package for cutting, polishing and everything else in-between. Woodworkers use grinders for sanding while metalworkers use them to make repairs. Not all grinders are equally made so trying to choose the right one off the shelf can present a challenge. This article will discuss a few helpful tips for choosing the right size grinder for the job.
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Selecting the right cutting or styling tool for the job means the difference between an average cut or a great cut, so it is important to choose carefully. It is critical to both performance and safety to choose the correct tip for the job. Here are a simple step-by-step process for choosing the right tool to make sure your job is easier and delivering a great cut every time.
CNC plasma cutting has come a long way since paper punch machines were used to write G-codes for the cutting controller. For instance, 10-gauge cold-rolled steel sheet that’s cut with a high precision plasma torch yields a part with an accuracy of ±0.012 inches.