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Julian Prestidge

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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 polish stainless steel to a mirror finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 23 April 2019

A mirror finish on stainless steel is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it has a few other benefits depending on exactly what you're fabricating.  Keep reading to see if a mirror finish is what you really want, and find the processes and products that will get you a great end result!

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Topics: Metal Finishing

3 Steps to Match a Stainless Steel Satin (#4) Finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 11 April 2019

A #4 satin finish is one of the most commonly used finishes.  It's ideal for fabrications that need to look great, without being too reflective.  What's more, its relatively easy to achieve - keep reading to learn how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

How to blend a weld to match a Stainless Steel 2B finish

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 09 April 2019

Want to know how to blend your weld to match the stainless steel's original 2B finish?  Some people say it can't be done, but with the right tools and technique, your fabrication will be looking top notch - keep reading to learn how...

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Topics: Metal Finishing

Keep the spray away with our new design Full-Face Respirators

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 19 February 2019

Full-face respirators are ideal for work where you're dealing with paint, chemicals, and other things that can make their way up and under safety glasses/goggles and irritate your eyes.  Having a seal around the whole face provides a better level of breathing protection too!  These newly designed CRAFTSMAN Full-Face Respirators provide the protection as well as comfort and usability - read on to find out more...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Safety Glasses 509 - the ultimate glasses you want to need

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 15 January 2019

It's a common belief that there's no such thing as the perfect safety glasses.  With so many variations in work sites, job tasks and facial characteristics, you almost need custom made glasses for every job!  Well we've developed just that.  Safety glasses that provide the ultimate eye protection, while being customisable to fit every work environment - no matter how extreme it may be!

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Topics: Safety

5 Common misconceptions about powered air respirators (PAPR)

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 04 December 2018

There's a few misconceptions we've heard floating around about powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) that should really be cleared up...if you're trying to decide what the best respiratory equipment is for you, or your workers, read on and we'll dispell some of the rumours you might have heard so you can make an informed decision...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

How to clean your anti-fog safety glasses without scratching

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 11 September 2018

Cleaning your anti-fog safety glasses and keeping them scratch free is easy...just don't go reaching for the paper towels or that old workshop rag lurking on the table.  And no, your t-shirt or work shirt won't do.  Read on and we'll show you the quick and easy way to clean your anti-fog safety glasses and keep them working better for longer!

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Topics: Safety

What respirator do I need for grinding metal?

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 10 July 2018

Most of us have heard about the dangers of welding, and the effect welding fumes can have on your lungs.  But what about the effects of metal dusts and particles from grinding?  Is a dust mask or respirator required for adequate protection?  Let's find out...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

New safety standards! What you need to know about cut resistant gloves...

Posted by Julian Prestidge on 03 April 2018

Hand injuries from cuts and abrasions are some of the most common, and also most preventable workplace injuries. Having the right cut-resistant gloves can make a big difference when it comes to keeping workers safe and productivity high. This makes choosing the right pair of gloves an important task. Read on and we'll give you the low down on the latest NZ safety standards.

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Topics: Safety