Tool Knowledge

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Explaining Tool Slang and Nicknames

Throughout many industries, there is slang or specific words that have become familiar names for products. Some are regional, such as a soft drink being called a pop, soda, or “Coke.” Some are brand names that have become synonymous with a specific product, such as many people call gelatin, “Jello,” or tissues, “Kleenex.” The tool…

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Single-Stage vs Two-Stage Air Compressors

There are a lot of different ways to categorize reciprocating (piston-type) air compressors: horsepower, CFM output, frame type, tank size, the list goes on. All of those are pretty self-explanatory. An often overlooked and misunderstood category, however, is the number of compression stages. Your options here are either single-stage or two-stage and knowing the difference…

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Types of Circular Saws?

Sidewinders? Worm Drives? Hypoids? Oh my! No, this is not a zoology lesson! It’s an examination of circular saw types so you can decide what’s best for you. What is a Sidewinder or In-Line Circular Saw. It’s the most common type, especially in the eastern part of the United States. The sidewinder’s motor is mounted…

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