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Operational & Safety Instructions for Wire Brushes

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 15 October 2019

Like most things that involve power tools, there's a right and a wrong way to operate wire brushes and wheels if you want to stay safe and get the best results from your efforts.  Believe it or not, wire brushes and wheels can generate dangerous situations and/or create accidents if not use correctly. Read carefully the following information to ensure the safe use of these products at all times.

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

How to select the right brush for metal fabrication

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 09 October 2019

Wire brushes are great for removing coatings from the metal surface, without damaging the base material.  They're also a lot more flexible than bonded or coated abrasives, making them ideal for cleaning hard to reach areas.  If you're in the market for a wire brush, but not sure which kind you need...keep reading, and we'll give you a hand.

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Topics: Metal Finishing, Metal Cutting & Removal

Oct-Nov Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 01 October 2019

 

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Topics: Insider

How to check a powered air respirator before each use

Posted by Andy Thomas on 24 September 2019

Like any item of protective equipment, your powered air respirator should be tested to make sure it is working correctly before each use.  After all, you don't want to end up in a cloud of dangerous welding fumes before finding out something's not quite right!  Here's a quick run through of how to self check your PAPR before each use...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Troubleshooting Your Powered Air Respirator

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 17 September 2019

Having trouble with your PAPR unit?  Is it not quite working like it used to?  Or not working at all?  You've come to the right place!  Here's some of the most commonly found problems with powered air respirators and how to fix them...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

How to keep your PAPR clean & maintained

Posted by Clayton Thomas on 10 September 2019

If you want maximum functionality and long life from your powered air respirator, you need to keep it clean and well maintained.  The good news is, it's pretty simple to do and won't take much effort as long as you make it a regular thing.  Here's a so quick, so easy guide to keeping your PAPR clean and maintained...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

September Update 2019

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 05 September 2019
 
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Topics: Insider

Troubleshooting Auto Darkening Helmets - Common Problems & Remedies

Posted by Liam Henry on 28 August 2019

Need some help troubleshooting your auto darkening welding helmet?  You're in the right place!  Below are some of the most common problems when getting to know your welding helmet, and remedies to fix them...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

The difference between 1/1/1/2 and 1/1/1/1 auto-darkening lens...

Posted by Natalie Henderson on 20 August 2019

If it ain't broke, why fix it? For a lot of welders it's normal to not see spatter and other things through their auto-darkening lens. You've got a good helmet - top brand, expensive - it's one of the best. But did you know some of the top rated helmets are actually not as good as they could be when it comes to visibility?

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Topics: Safety

5 Signs it's Time to Upgrade to Powered Air Respirators

Posted by Shane Carroll on 13 August 2019

Have you been dreaming of a welding helmet with powered air, but you're not sure if it's really a NEED or a WANT?  After all, combining a half-face respirator and a regular welding helmet provides all the protection you need right?....Wrong!  Welding helmets with PAPR are more than just a luxury item...  Here's 5 signs it's time to upgrade to an air fed welding helmet...

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Topics: Safety, Respiratory and Welding Safety