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An Introduction To Air Compressors

Posted by on Nov 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are planning a DIY project, then chances are you have heard of air compressors. Air compressors are incredibly useful devices which you may wish to consider using; so, here is a beginner’s guide. What is an air compressor? An air compressor is a power generator which uses air as a power source. Basically, air compressors use electricity to take in a large quantity of air and condense it into a very small storage area. This is then released when you turn the unit on, providing the high-pressure air as a source of power for your tools. Many tools are designed to make use pneumatic energy, which means that compatibility should not be an issue. What would I use an air compressor for? A huge advantage that air compressors have over traditional generators is that they do not...

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Making Creative Uses Around The House For Leftover Fabricated Metal Sheeting

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you got a few sheets of fabricated metal hanging around after a project? Before you go hauling the metal back for a refund or off to the scrapyard, you may want to stop and think about things that you have been wanting to tackle at home, but did not have the materials. Metal fabrication makes it possible for steel and various other materials to be formed, stamped, and even flattened for use in a variety of different projects. Metal sheeting in particular can be incredibly useful for those nifty projects you have been contemplating. Create an Outdoor Fire pit If there is one thing that can make your backyard or patio more inviting, it is a toasty fire beckoning for marshmallows and storytellers. Creating your own fire pit is easy to accomplish as long as you have a...

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How To Go About Repairing A Broken Window

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Accidents happen every day, and knowing what needs to be done in order to repair the damage caused by a backyard homerun or an errant tree branch can make a big difference. Not every window is created equal, so before you call a contractor to completely replace the entire frame and glass, make sure you know just what you’re replacing. Single Pane Windows Older homes and some manufactured housing still have single pane window glass installed. While it might not be the best insulator, it’s a great deal easier to repair when it breaks. In most cases, the glass in single pane windows can simply be cut to fit the frame and secured in place. Expect to pay between $3 and $14 per square foot, more for specialty glass. Having the glass installed can be another story entirely, as...

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What Is A Press Brake?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A primary tool in the material forming process, press brakes (or “brake presses”, as they are also known) quickly and efficiently shape metals, plastics, and more into precise, predetermined shapes. With a fast punching action, these devices create vital components for a wide variety of commercial and industrial products. You have likely heard the term “press brake” before, but just what ARE they, and why are they so popular amongst today’s metal fabricators? The best way to understand the answers to these questions is by first taking a quick overview of what exactly constitutes a press brake, and then identifying some of their most common applications in metal forming. What Are the Features of a Press Brake? Though these machines can be large and look rather complex, the active mechanism behind a standard press brake involves just two simple...

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