Tool Safety Features That Really Make a Difference

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10 Design Traits to Look For in Your Tool Purchases

Seat belts, air bags, flame resistant clothing and many other safety improvements are a benefit of modern living.  Thankfully, tool safety features are no stranger to the same safety evolution.

Tool operators no longer have to live with archaic practices and behind-the-times tool design. Nut splitters now replace the unsafe practices of blowtorches and slugging wrenches. Safe tools are available, but you just need to ...

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Just what are VIV Fastening Mechanisms?

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The Innovative Technology Behind These Fastening Wonders!

Riding in a car while going down a gravel road is no doubt jarring. Now consider what driving down that dirt road all day, every day can do to the nuts and bolts in your vehicle.

It is no secret that fasteners have a hard time keeping their tension when vibration happens. This problem ...

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Are You Getting the Most Return on Your Tool Investment?

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Five Questions to Help You Figure It Out

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You cannot go anywhere lately without hearing the term ROI.  It is no surprise “Return on Investment” has caught fire. When the economy is tough, everyone wants to get the most value from their purchases.

For many, tools are costly. Getting the most from them is important. By understanding the financial and ...

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No-Brainer Tool Safety

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Four Simple Areas You Should Never Overlook

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A delivery truck pulls up to your shop and out pops the driver with a package. As soon as he leaves, you tear into the box and realize it is your new tool. Without a second thought you pull it out, put it together without looking at the instructions and start using it.

At this point, ...

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No Hot Work Permit? Don’t Despair!

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Increase Your Chances of Getting a Permit with the Right Tools

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How many times have you been told “No” when requesting a hot work permit for your upcoming job?

The odds are… more times than you care to remember. It’s time to change that dreaded response with a little planning and the right tools.

The reason most hot work permits don’t have a ...

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Impressive, Free BoltCALC+ App Hits iTunes

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Calculating Bolt Load Just Became Easier with New Smartphone Application

Let’s face it, up until now bolt load calculation apps for Apple and Android smartphones have left a lot to be desired. The apps either cost money or were limited and not very functional, but FASTORQ is changing all that with an exciting, free app called BoltCALC+.

BoltCALC+ is an easy-to-use and powerful tool designed to calculate ...

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ZipNut Technology Tools Change the Face of Industry

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Revolutionary Technology Helps Limit Human Intervention in Dangerous Environments

Last week we looked at the Innovative technology behind the invention of the ZipNut. ™ Now it’s time to find out how ZipNut Technology has been adapted to several tools to provide faster and safer ways of operating in dangerous environments.

Radiation, intense heat and deep water subsea environments ...

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ZipNut: A Bolting Industry Game Changer

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Like microwave ovens and personal computers, every once in awhile an invention so profound and life changing alters the world. The bolting industry is lucky enough to gain an invention of the same caliber, the ZipNut.™

A revolutionary concept in threaded connections; ZipNuts replace the time-consuming and repetitive motion of threading regular ...

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Safe Back-Up Wrenches – Stop Chasing That Nut!

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A Helping Hand When You Need It Most

Do you find yourself crazier than a squirrel chasing a nut when the opposite nut turns during torque? Does your job require an extra person to hold a back-up wrench in place? Are you pushing safety limits by beating on a stuck striking wrench?

If you are fed up with the troubles associated with dangerous back-up wrenches, it’s time to consider a safer alternative.

A release-assisted back-up wrench, like the FastBAK, is a simple, hands-free mechanical device that slips over a nut and stops it from turning during ...

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Industrial Thread Lubricants

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An Easy Preventative Against Catastrophic Bolt Failure

A dry bolt can be a dangerous bolt.

This statement may seem a bit dramatic, but the plain truth is that using the proper lubricant on your threaded fasteners is more important than you may realize, especially if you work in an industry where bolt problems can significantly impact production and profitability.

Bolt failure, loose bolts, leaking joints, damaged gaskets and uneven flange alignment are the result of improper bolt preload. Even one poorly ...

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