Power Tools

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

  • 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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  • What was he thinking?

    Some people should not be allowed to operate power tools, what was he thinking? Or maybe they should just not film themselves Watch this #Powertools #Fail For professional advice on how to use power tools, speak to us at Midas Randburg. We also carry a wide range of power tools to help you get those DIY projects sorted. For more information 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: Innovative Marketing

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  • Basics of Arc Welding

    Basics of Arc Welding is a topic that could go on for days, but here is a basic version of how to use an Arc Welder #Powertool At Midas Randburg we stock a variety of different welding machines from Arc to Tig. For more information on what welder machine would suite your needs, give us a call or come and see us www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg. The “arc” in “arc welder” is an electric arc. It is the same arc seen in an “arc light” and it creates tremendous heat. There is enough heat to melt steel, so it makes a good welding system. To weld with an arc welder you connect one clamp (the ground clamp) from the machine to the pieces of metal you are welding together. The other clamp connects to the welding rod. With the arc welder on, you touch the welding rod to the metal and pull it away a few millimeters to create the arc. Moving this arc over the seam in a zigzag pattern will melt the metal and fuse the two pieces together. The welding machine itself is basically a big transformer. It is producing a relatively low voltage and a high current Source: http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/keep-asking/how-do-arc-welders-work.htm

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  • Power tool fails & Safety tips

    Watch these power tool fails & safety tips to make your life much easier. But in the wrong hands they can be life threatening #Powertool At Midas Randburg we stock a large range of power tools, perfect for the DIY man. As well as larger power tools for anyone looking to tackle those bigger jobs. Contact us today www.midasrandburg.co.za | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za | 191 BRAM FISCHER DRIVE RANDBURG The right power tools make it faster, easier and more efficient to complete DIY home improvement projects and other tasks. They also allow homeowners to produce more professional results. These days, there are power tools for nearly every type of home improvement task. Power tools cut, drill, sand, grind and perform many other functions. By investing in a selection of power tools, a homeowner will always have what he needs to get the job done quickly. As effective and efficient as they are, power tools are also extremely dangerous. Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured while using power tools, which is why it’s crucial to be aware of the top power tool safety tips. Always Use the Right Tool for the Job Misusing a power tool is extremely hazardous. It is important to always use the right tool for the job. If the right tool isn’t available, it should be purchased. The manufacturer will outline the tasks that a tool is designed to accomplish in the owner’s manual. If a person is uncertain about whether a tool is appropriate or not, he should err on the side of caution. Thoroughly Read the Instructions Many people take their power tools out of the box and start using them immediately. Even if a person has experience with using a particular type of power tool, he should still sit down and read the instructions thoroughly. Some models have different specifications than others. Some are designed to accomplish different things. Furthermore, variations between power tools can result in different risks. For example, different precautions apply when using an electric power tool as opposed to a gas power tool. Similarly, different safety measures need to be taken when using a cordless power tool as opposed to a power tool that has a cord. By reading the instructions, a person will learn everything he needs to know about the power tool and may even pick up a few extra tips. Keep Fingers Away from On/Off Switches…

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  • Benefits of cordless power tools

    The benefits of cordless power tools far outweigh those of corded power tools #Powertool Speak to us at Midas Randburg | 191 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg | (011) 789-4411 | marco@midasrandburg.co.za The benefits of power tools are huge, but the benefits of cordless power tools are endless. When you use power tools that have cords, there are chances that you or someone else around you can get hurt by tripping over the cord. However, if you are using cordless power tools you don’t have to worry about this problem. Likewise, there are many benefits that you can gain from a cordless Here are some examples: This is something that I love about the cordless tools. It is the fact that you don’t need any power boards or extension leads to run your tools. For the reason that the cordless tools run on high powered batteries, there is no cord connected to the tool and thus it allows you to work seamlessly anywhere from your kitchen to your bathroom and from your garage to your garden. There are absolutely no boundaries! As mentioned earlier, corded tools bring dangers, which is why they are not safe to use for the younger generation. You cannot just hand over a power tool such as a drill machine to your child and ask them to make two holes in the wall so that you can hang your grandma’s photos on them. On the other hand, if you have a cordless power drill; you can do this. Not only will your child easily get this task done but they would also enjoy working with a cordless tool too. For the reason that cordless power tools save space and need no requirement of wrapping the cord, you can quickly move them whenever you want quickly. You must have heard from people that wrapping the tool cords around them can break the cord from inside, right? In many cases, it does happen but when you have cordless tools you do not have to worry about this. So throw out your corded tools now and get yourself some good cordless tools. Source: www.carsdirect.com

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  • Use power tools effectively

    Always use power tools effectively! A power tool can be your best friend or worst enemy, but after reading this article you will never have power tool issues again #Powertool Visit Randburg Midas for all of your DIY power tool needs Following basic safety practices when using power tools contributes to safer conditions for the machine or tool operator and provides cost savings for the fabrication shop through improved productivity and extended consumable life When it comes to using tools such as right-angle grinders, flap discs, die grinders, and cutoff wheels, you should keep in mind some basic tips to help promote safe and proper usage. Raising awareness of basic safety practices and thinking about safety before the job starts—and after the job is complete—can help curb accidents and injuries in the shop. Practicing these basic safety rules when using tools not only contributes to safer conditions for you, it can also contribute to cost savings for the fabrication shop through improved productivity and extended consumable life. Additionally, labor-hours are maximized when injuries are prevented. Practice Basic Safety. The following tips can help you improve safety regardless of your application or work environment. Wear proper safety gear. Most manufacturers’ tool and accessory instructions include specifications about the recommended safety gear. In most situations, face and eye protection are the common first level of protection. Keep aisles and work areas clear of clutter. This can help prevent accidental trips and falls in the shop. In addition, doing so benefits your shop’s productivity when operators don’t have to step over clutter or take the time to search for tools or accessories. Read the manufacturer’s instructions before using the tool. It’s important that you understand the basic safety information and proper usage for each tool or accessory. It’s also a good idea to read any material safety data sheets before using the tool to familiarize yourself with specific safety considerations for the materials being used. Inspect the tool or accessory each time it is used. While it sounds obvious, the simple act of a quick once-over inspection can help you to determine if anything is wrong with the tool or accessory, such as chips in the grinding wheel or a frayed cord on a power tool. This is an especially important step when multiple people use the same tools and accessories over the course of numerous work shifts in a fabrication shop. Choose the Right Tools Another…

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