Power Tools

Articles on how to use your power tool to tackles those DIY projects that you have been waiting to do.

  • How to use a Jigsaw

    Buy your Jigsaw from us at Randburg Midas then learn how to use it like a pro! We have the perfect power tools to help you tackle and master any DIY project! In our opinion, the jigsaw ranks a close second to the cordless drill as must have do-it-yourself power tools. They are very versatile and work perfectly for around the house fixes and small woodworking projects. Even if you’ve never used a saw before the jigsaw is extremely intuitive and also safer to operate than most power saws. Children can also be taught how to use a jigsaw and can be one of the first power tools they learn to use. But as with any power tool they should be respected and handled with care as well and proper safety equipment should be used when operating them. Jigsaws are perfect for cutting pine boards and plywood both of which will be used extensively in many of the DIY projects we are going to post. You can also buy saw blades that will cut laminate, tile and metal. Before using your jigsaw make sure you have the correct blade and your workspace is clear of any obstructions. You’ll also want to consider using gloves and we highly recommend wearing safety goggles to protect your eyes from sawdust. When you start your cut make sure the shoe of the saw which is the flat guide is firmly placed on the cutting material and start the blade before moving it into the wood. Mark out your cuts beforehand and keep your fingers far away from the blade. Also be aware of what is below your cutting material so it doesn’t get snagged by the blade such as a cord, table or pant leg. With more experience, you’ll get the hang of using your jigsaw and learn how to cut corners (literally) and make smooth cuts around edges For more information: Call or WhatsApp (082) 882-6324 | (011) 789-4411 / (011) 036-0200 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag @RandburgMidas   Source: http://builtbykids.com/how-to-use-a-jigsaw-for-diy-projects/

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  • Low prices on compressor kits

    Be blown away by the extra low prices on air compressor kits available exclusively from Randburg Midas! If you have been considering getting a compressor, you are in luck because Randburg Midas have got Matair Air Compressor kits going at ridiculously low prices. Make sure you get yours while stocks last at these low prices. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag @RandburgMidas

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  • 12 Tools every guy should own

    There is a tool for every job! Here are the top 12 Tools every Guy should own #Powertools There’s a big world (OK, your home) that needs fixing, and these 12 tools are just what you need to do the job. Regardless of what you need you can be sure to get it at Randburg Midas! Claw Hammer A good, solid hammer can be used for driving nails into wood as well as small demolition jobs. My old man would use his hammer for damn near everything, much to the chagrin of my mother. Go for the classic 500g hammer. It’s heavy enough for most basic home repair needs, but light enough for you to carry around without it being a nuisance. While your grandpa probably used a hammer with a wooden handle, you shouldn’t. Wood handles break easily. Go with something that has a long-lasting synthetic handle. Also, when picking out a hammer, you want one that has a good balance in your hand and isn’t head heavy. It’s a lot like picking out a golf club or a baseball bat. So go to the hardware store and try a few out before making your selection. Flathead Screwdriver A flathead screwdriver has a single blade that fits into the single slot of a flathead screw. Flathead screws have been around for a l o n g time, so it’s likely your great-great grandpa had a few flathead screwdrivers in his tool chest. While the Phillips screw has quickly taken the place of flathead screws in most projects, it’s still a good idea to have a few flathead drivers in your tool arsenal. In addition to driving in screws, flatheads can also be improvised for different uses like light prying, scrapping, and nudging. Quick tip: make sure the electricity is turned off BEFORE you start sticking a screwdriver in a light socket to pry out a broken bulb. Trust me. Phillips Screwdriver Invented by Henry F. Phillips in 1936, the Phillips head screw has quickly replaced the flathead screw in most projects. A Phillips head screwdriver has a four-star point at the end that fits into the corresponding screw’s shallow, cross-shaped depression. This design allows a user to apply more torque than is possible with a flathead screwdriver. The depression forces the blades of the Phillips screwdriver to slip out before any damaging over-torqueing can occur. As mentioned above, Phillips…

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  • What is a Torque Wrench

    What is a Torque Wrench? It is a specially calibrated tool that is used to accurately tighten a fastener to a given torque #Powertools If you are in the market for a new torque wrench or if you would just like to know more about this tool and how it works, Randburg Midas is your go to shop. The torque wrench measures the amount of twisting force applied to the nut, bolt or screw that is being fastened. The wrench will be equipped with either a scale or dial attached which shows the applied pressure, featured on the rigid & flexible beam type torque wrenches. Ratchet or snap type torque wrenches have a ratcheting mechanism that releases or “snaps” when the selected pressure has been reached. For more information on our impressive range of car care products and more, please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Connect with us and share your photos of your goodies from Randburg Midas and tag #RandburgMidas Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Google+ | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest Source: http://www.diyspaceexploration.com/use-torque-wrench/

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  • Cutting it like a Boss

    A ceramic tile cutter is not the manliest tool, but that will all change when anyone sees you picking up a ceramic tile and cutting it like a boss #Powertools Randburg Midas have the perfect tools for every DIY project, and if we don’t have it we will get it for you! A ceramic tile cutter is a hand-powered tool for making straight cuts on glazed ceramic tile. It includes a base with a slight rise down its centerline, supports at each end of the base that hold one or two rigid rails and a scriber with a breaking bar and scoring wheel that slides along the rails. It also has a fixed fence and adjustable try square that holds tile in place for cutting. A tile cutter makes quick work of cutting tiles to fit borders and edges. Mark the tile with the marker where you want to cut it. Place the tile against the cutter’s fence with the glazed side facing upward. Line up the cut mark on the tile with the raised center line of the base. Adjust the try square to hold the tile in alignment for cutting. In most cases, the try square is held in place by thumbscrews or wingnuts. If cutting multiple tiles to the same size, leave the try square in place until all tiles have been cut. Lightly oil the cutting wheel of the scriber. Set the scriber’s cutting wheel on the tile edge closest to you. Push the scriber away from you down the rails until you come to the end of the rails, putting mild downward pressure on the scriber handle as you push. Make one firm push to score the surface of the tile. Don’t pull the scriber back toward you. Position the breaker bar at the far end of the tile. Normally, when you complete the scoring stroke, the breaker bar on the back of the scriber will automatically be in the correct position. Press down firmly on the scriber handle to snap the tile in half along the scored line. For more information contact us. www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Source: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-ceramic-tile-cutters-25512.html

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  • What is a Vernier Caliper

    What is a Vernier caliper? We will break it down for you This might not be a power tool but it is still a powerful tool to have #Powertools A Vernier caliper (or Vernier) is a common used tool to accurately determine the fraction part of the least count division. The Vernier is a convenient tool to use when measuring the length of an object, the outer diameter (OD) of a round or cylindrical object, the inner diameter (ID) of an oil filter, and the depth of a hole. The Vernier caliper is used in length measurements to gain an additional digit of accuracy compared to a simple ruler. A Vernier caliper is a measuring tool. It can make inside, outside, or depth measurements .It is marked in both USCS and metric divisions called a Vernier scale. A Vernier scale consists of a stationary scale and a movable scale, in this case from the Vernier scale. A Vernier scale has a movable scale that is parallel to fixed scale .These precision measuring instruments are capable of measuring outside and inside diameters and most will even measure depth. Vernier calipers are available in both imperial and metric scales. The main scale of the caliper is divided into inches, most measure up to 6 inches. Each is divided into 10 parts, each equal to 0.001 inch. The area between the 0.00i marks is divided into four. Each of these divisions is equal to 0.025 inches. If this all still sounds like French, pop in and we will give you a hands on demonstration. Randburg Midas stock digital and normal Verniers. For more information please contact us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. Source: http://www.tresnainstrument.com/what_is_vernier_caliper.html

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