Tools & Parts

When buying tools and parts, take a look at our selection. Our prices are almost always lower because we have surplus equipment, and some is slightly-used. They are parts and tools that you can rely on.

What Types Of Industrial Power Tools Are Available?

By Robert Goldsmith -- In woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, and glass working, a lathe is a machine power tool which spins a block of material so that when abrasive, cutting, or deformation tools are applied to the block, it can be shaped to produce an object which has rotational symmetry about an axis of rotation. Examples of objects that can be produced on a lathe include candlestick holders, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, crankshafts or camshafts. The material is... more

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The Basics for Choosing the Right Air Compressor

By Jason Miller -- The first criteria is horse power rating. Most people assume the higher the horsepower rating on the box, the better the air compressor. However, all horse power ratings are not created equal and can easily be misrepresented. What I mean is, you go to your local giant hardware retailer to pick out a new air compressor to run your impact wrench. They have a 5 hp unit that is priced really cheap... more

The TEN Minute Power and Air Tools Maintenance Guide

By FR Penn -- Power tools such as drills, drill presses, power screwdrivers and rotary tools require little maintenance. Keep them clean and store in a clean, dry area where they have some protection. Keep dust and debris away from areas where electricity flows, and protect them from the elements. Check the electrical cord, switches and connectors periodically for damage. Ensure proper tightening of chucks and bits. If the tool has been provided with a case, use it for... more

Setting Up A Welding Shop

By Cooper Miller -- Once you have your room set up correctly, various power tools will be needed as well as your welding accessories. Power tools such as a reciprocating saw, angle grinder, portable band saw, and a chop saw will come in handy during your welding projects. An angle grinder is ideal for removing excess slag and cleaning up rough edges on metal. Specific tools for working on metal will be needed as well... more

Advanced Lifting Equipments: Eliminating the Workplace Hazards

By rajan mr -- Where young people are employed it may be necessary for them to use different types of work equipment. Specific assessment should be made of the possible additional risks that may be present to that person. Any machinery that is classed as dangerous machinery such as woodworking machinery or certain types of other machinery must not be used by persons under the age of 18 unless it forms part of their training and they are... more