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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

Patchell's show how health & safety is more than just being compliant

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 02 July 2019

Patchell Industries, Rotorua - case study

'From a health & safety compliance perspective we would have no hesitation in recommending TECMEN...'

We catch up with to Amy Adler from the HR and Health & Safety Team at Patchell Industries on why they offer their engineers the option of TECMEN TM1000 Auto-Darkening Helmets with FreFlow Respirators

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Topics: Case Studies, Respiratory and Welding Safety

What kind of safety glasses do I need?

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 05 February 2019

Trying to work out which kind of safety glasses you need to get the job done?  No worries!  We've made it so quick, so easy

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Topics: Safety

How does a PAPR respirator work?

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 11 December 2018

You might have heard people talk about powered air purifying respirators (PAPR), or even suggest you get some for your staff, but what are they, and how do they work?  Read on and we'll give you an overview...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

What does P100 mean on a respirator?

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 23 July 2018

Filters are a bit like shoes - the sizes are different depending on what country you're in.  With filters, the rating depends on which country's standards they are going by.  Let's find out how they compare...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety

Fit checking your respirator - if it doesn't fit, don't wear it!

Posted by Stefan Joseph on 30 May 2018

If it doesn't fit, don't wear it!  Fit checking is one of the most important steps in choosing the right respirator.  As well as being certified to the relevant health and safety standards, a respirator must also provide a secure fit to be able to protect you from dangerous fumes, gases and particles found in your average metal fabrication workshop.  So let's learn a bit more about fit checking...

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Topics: Respiratory and Welding Safety