Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY Power Tools: Basic Information About Drill Drivers

The drill driver is a portable tool that allows its user to punch holes on walls, hardwood, and sometimes even metal. This is an invaluable tool for anyone who needs to fasten tight screws. Technically, a drill driver can punch holes perfectly on walls, much better than simply pounding a nail by use of a hammer. This is the reason why drill drivers are one of the most popular mainstream tools out there.

A drill driver may be power driven (requires a power plug to work) or cordless (uses batteries or compressed air). Those who prefer to save electricity in their homes usually choose the cordless version of the drill driver. One of the brand names that are well known in manufacturing this kind of tool is Dewalt and Makita. You can view an inventory of Makita power tools at http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/makita

Price Range

Because drill drivers come in many shapes, types, and specifications, their price may also vary depending on the purpose for usage. For those who are simply looking for a home improvement or repair solution, small to medium scale drills would usually suffice. However, if the drill will be used for an industrial project or construction site, it is best to opt for the most high powered drills available.

Cordless drills with power capability of around 3.6 volts usually cost around $250 to $300 in first world countries like US and Canada. High end drills, such as those with a power of 18 volts or more, can typically cost around $399 to $648 per piece. To save money on these tool purchases, it is important that the user carefully assess his needs and purposes. Using a high powered drill for a simple home improvement task can be overkill.

How To Use

Before doing anything with the drill, make sure that the machine is turned off. The only time that you want to turn it on is when you are directing it towards the spot where you want to dig a hole or screw. Accidents can be avoided by preventing the power drill from running continuously prior to active use.

The next thing you need to do is loosen the chuck in order to insert the appropriate shaft or piece at the tip. Afterwards, firmly tighten the chuck manually or use a special tool to do so. Adjust the torque to avoid the drill bit from slipping from the machine (this is done to avoid damage to the screw head). Now, as you turn the power on, safety latch and push the screwdriver forward as the drill itself rotates.

To locate Makita and Dewalt retailers in the Penrith region of Australia, visit the Gasweld Tool Center Online.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Air Tools Versus Electric Tools

Work tools such as hammers, screw drivers, and saws are essential partners in DIY home improvement, carpentry, automotive repairs and construction activities. They help you accomplish tasks around the house, in the garage or outdoors with ease and convenience.

Setting up a basic toolkit or upgrading from hand tools will involve some investment in purchasing the latest power and/or pneumatic air tools. With hundreds of tools and accessories to choose from, it’s important to understand the benefits of getting an electric or pneumatic (air) version of the tools that you need.

Benefits of air tools

Higher power-to-weight ratio: Pneumatic tools are powered by compressed air coming from an air compressor. This system delivers more torque for a powerful, faster and efficient performance. A higher power to weight ratio also means you’ll get smaller and lighter tools while enjoying superior performance at work.

Lightweight: Pneumatic tools draw the energy to perform tasks from an air compressor and don’t house internal motors or engines. Without individual motors to provide power, pneumatics are lightweight and easy to handle.

Versatile: A single compressor with the right capacity can provide power to several tools such as saws, sanders and grinders, and hammer drills.

Low price: Air tools are generally less expensive than electric tools although there is an initial investment in buying an air compressor.

Safety: Working with pneumatic tools can reduce accidents and risks arising from electric shock and related hazards.

Benefits of electric tools

 No air compressors: Frequent tool use and construction work may require a high capacity air compressor to provide enough CFM (cubic feet per minute) or pumping capacity, which can be expensive to purchase. Tools that operate on electricity can enjoy continuous power without the limitations of an air compressor.

Battery option
: Innovations in this type of tools include lighter batteries, making them portable and suitable for outdoor tasks and improvement jobs in odd or tight spaces. Lighter Lithium Ion batteries also provide the same power that plugged tools enjoy.

Energy efficient: Electric tools consume as much energy as it uses to perform a task. On the other hand, an air compressor continues to run and therefore use energy even when the pneumatic tool is infrequently used. For infrequent jobs around the house, an electric or battery-operated tool can minimise your energy consumption.

Consider factors such as your needs, the type of jobs you intend or expect to perform and how often, as well as your budget when buying tools for your home or hobby.

NOTE: For air tools in St Marys Australia, visit the Gasweld Tool Center.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Guide To Buying Angle Grinder Tools

Angle grinders are some of the most versatile power tools that you can have in your DIY home, or professional, tool kit. Designed for use with different discs, pads, wire brushes and wheels, the angle grinder can perform multiple tasks quickly and easily. There are hundreds of angle grinders on the market today; however, only renowned brands such as Metabo tools can give you the best value for your money due to their superior performance, durability and high quality standards.

Common uses for an angle grinder

Cleaning metal: Attach a wire brush to the angle grinder and you can remove and clean rust, dirt and hardened cement from metal surfaces. For stripping paint from doors and walls prior to repainting, just change the attachment to a wire wheel and you’ll soon get a bare surface easily.

Cutting rods, bolts and bars: A metal cut-off wheel attached to an angle grinder can be used to cut metal materials such as a rebar, angle iron, rusty bolts and wire fences.

Cutting stone and concrete: A diamond wheel is the perfect attachment for cutting ceramic, stone and concrete materials, particularly when you need to make difficult cuts in tight spaces and at awkward angles.

Restoring edges: An angle grinder with a grinding wheel is used for sharpening blades and restoring metal edges of hoes, shovels and ice scrapers.

Removing old mortar: Removing old mortar can be difficult and time-consuming unless you use an angle grinder equipped with a diamond tuck pointing wheel. With the angle grinder, you can safely remove old mortar without damaging adjacent material such as brick tiles.

Safety tips when using an angle grinder

Wear a face shield, safety glasses and gloves while working with an angle grinder.
Unplug the grinder before changing wheels and attachments.
Secure the work piece with a clamp or other suitable means before starting the grinder.

Read and follow the manufacturer’s product manual and instructions for correct and safe use.

About Metabo

Founded in 1924 in Germany, Metabo started out as a manufacturer of bench drilling equipment, sanders and polishers. Over the years, they developed other power tools such as the hammer drill, mitre saw, angle grinders and planers. Metabo tools, particularly handheld angle grinders have become a mainstay in every professional’s toolbox and are used for a wide range of jobs, from removing corrosion, rust and paint off surfaces through to cutting concrete materials.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Verniel Cutar is an avid enthusiast of the DIY and power tools industry. He regularly writes reviews about Makita, Dewalt, Panasonic and Metabo tools.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Using Trade Tools: Easy Carpentry Projects for the Novice

If you have decided to take woodworking on as your new hobby, there are some wonderful projects you can try to get you started. You need to become comfortable with your Dewalt tools as well as learn basic measurement skills. Once you put a few of these beginner projects together you can begin to tackle some larger jobs applying your new found skills.

Back Yard Planters and Window Boxes

Many beginners like to look to the garden for inspiration. A great idea is to build window boxes or planters for the shed and garden. There are many designs you can come use to build the basic boxes. Window boxes are affordable and smaller ones can even be built with scraps. Once you measure out the wood and build your boxes you can try adding details with moulding and other pre-carved wood pieces you can find at your local home renovation store. A lick of paint or stain and you’ve got a project you can gloat about.

Funny Little Bird Houses

Another garden project that is also fun to do with the kids is a bird house. Bird houses can be made as simply as can be and you can get creative with your design. Kids love bird houses and they can get involved with feeding birds in the garden as well. You can find many easy plans for bird houses on line or you could even consider buying a kit. Either way you will be honing your carpentry skills with your DeWalt tools.

The X-legged Table

Tables can be easy too and a good starter project is an x-legged table. These tables can be quite charming if you avoid using clunky wood and can be placed in your home. You can use them as coffee tables, garden work shed tables or side tables. Keep the use of the table in mind when measuring for the legs.

Practical Benches

If you are in need of some seating, benches are an easy DIY project as well. You can base it on the same premise as your x-legged table or get creative and even use wood for fencing if you want to use the bench outdoors. You can design them with or without backs and can use them in the front hall so you can sit to put on your shoes.

Shelves and Storage Boxes

Shelves and storage boxes also offer a great DIY opportunity for the novice. You can design stackable boxes for storage in the garage or in the house for kid’s toys. You can slide them under the bench you built in the front hall for hats and sandals. There are a myriad of uses and you can stain them or paint them to match the décor.

So grab your Dewalt tools and get started. You will find as you become more comfortable you will be able to take on bigger challenges such as built-ins and banquettes. http://www.gasweld.com.au

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Dewalt Tools Now Offer More Protection Without Loss Of Performance

Established in 1923, DeWALT tools have established a prestigious and long-lasting reputation, thanks to their innovative designs and engineering of industrial machinery. They pride themselves on providing professional craftsmen with tough, powerful, precise, rugged and reliable tools with which to work.

2007 marked the year where DeWALT would aspire to develop an extensive range of the world’s safest and highest performing professional construction tools. After five years, the Perform & Protect system was unveiled. DeWALT’s new range of power tools are now safer – without any sacrifice of performance.

What Is The Perform & Protect System?

The tools produced under this system must meet strict criteria in at least one of the three core safety-focused fields.

Vibration: Lengthened periods of exposure to vibration can potentially result in pain, numbness, user fatigue as well as decreased sensitivity in hands and fingers. For tools to be approved under the Low Vibration criteria, they must have at least 15 percent lower vibration than other relative DeWALT power tools. For example, a variety of corded and cordless DeWALT hammers have the ‘SHOCKS Active Vibration Control’ which reduces vibration upon the handle.

Torque Control: When tools bind up in cutting and drilling applications, there is a possibility of damaging the tool or even resulting in user injury. For tools to be approved under the Torque Control criteria, they must have a unique method for controlling torque. For example, the ‘E-Clutch’ system for drills and grinders as well as the ‘2-Stage Clutch system’ for rotary hammers – in the event of a bind up situation, the user will be provided with more control, which will help to reduce abrupt torque reactions.

Dust Containment: To reduce clean-up and maintenance costs whilst increasing visibility and decreasing the threat of users inhaling dust. DeWALT have implemented dust management products which render solutions for grinding, drilling, concrete cutting and chipping applications. Dust Containment solutions are composed of SDS Max/Spline drilling and chipping extractors, surface grinding shrouds, cutting shrouds/tuck pointing, cordless as well as corded SDS drilling extractors, dust extractor vacuums and pavement breaker dust extractors which adhere to the EPA Lead Related Renovations, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule for HEPA vacuums (when using a DWV9320 HEPA filter).

Those wishing to purchase power tools that conform to these safety requirements, will be able to select with ease, as a result of the ‘Perform & Protect’ label included on every DeWALT product in this line. Visit http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/dewalt

Monday, July 29, 2013

Panasonic Power Tools: Types Of High Quality Saws

Panasonic Power Tools are designed with the tough conditions of work sites in mind. Cutting tools from Panasonic are water- and dust- resistant and have ergonomic designs which make them easy to handle. Cordless saws make wood and metal cutting work convenient and simple.

Choosing the right saw for each application is very important for preventing injuries and improving efficiency. Using circular saw blades with angle grinders for cutting operations is a leading cause of injury among workers, according to WorkSafe Victoria.

Recipro Saw: Push and pull reciprocating motion of the saw blade creates the cutting action for this saw. New designs have an up and down action in addition to the front and back action, creating an oval orbital pattern for easier cutting. This is commonly used in construction, window fitting and even in emergency rescue services.

Circular Saw: The circular saw has a circular toothed blade which is used primarily for cutting wood. This versatile tool may be used for straight cuts, cross cuts or angle cuts. The material for cutting is held in a vice or clamped securely and the blade is advanced through it. These can be left- or right- handed depending on which side the motor is located. Due to their fast blades and powerful kickback, circular have been responsible for accidental injuries.

Jigsaw: Jigsaws are used to create custom designs on wood or metal. Unlike other saws which cut in straight lines, jigsaws can cut curves through stencilled designs or create arbitrary patterns. Different saw blades are used for different curves or for creating angles.

Angle Grinders: Though these are not saws, they are used for cutting, grinding and polishing. The abrasive or cutting disc is mounted on a geared head which is at right angles to the motor. Angle grinders are used in construction and metal working.

Saw safety: Panasonic power tools are designed for safety and comfort. But when used improperly, kickback from hand-held saws can cause the worker to lose control causing serious injuries. Safety procedures must be strictly followed when using hand-held saws.

- Appropriate protective gear like safety mask, goggles and hearing protection must be used.
-  Cutting objects should be securely clamped and supported from vibrating.
- When using circular saws, always cut with the lower half of the blade to minimise kickback.
- NSW Government recommends using wet cutting, wherever possible, since the water acts as a lubricant reducing kickback and dust.
- Saws should be held such that the operator does not stand directly behind or bend over the blade.

Verniel Cutar is a regular contributor and blogger in the DIY and home improvement industry. For Panasonic power tools, visit http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/panasonic. There are a variety of power tools online that you can choose from. Visit your local provider today.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Karcher Brand of High Pressure Cleaners

The town of Württemberg in Germany has many famous sons; Gottlieb Daimler, the co-founder of Mercedes Benz; Robert Bosch founder of Bosch Automotive Electrics and Count Zeppelin, inventor and builder of the giant Zeppelin airships.

Another son of Württemberg was Anton Kärcher who built a substantial engineering business started by his father Alfred into the international Karcher organisation that we know today.

Kärcher synonymous with cleaning

Some products and processes are so useful and unique that their very name becomes a common word. For example, people will say “I’ll make a Xerox of that” when speaking about making a copy of a document. The usage transcends the company that made the original copiers. In much of Europe, the word karcher is used to indicate that something will be cleaned as in “I’ll karcher that”. That type of brand identification is priceless.

Kärcher is so well respected in their field that they have been consulted in high profile restoration cleaning projects such as the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and Mount Rushmore in the United States.

A Breakthrough Into Cleaning Technology

The engineering breakthrough that led to today’s Karcher tools online main product niche came in 1950. This innovation was the high-pressure, heated water cleaner. The design invented by Anton Kärcher was so far ahead of its time that it is still used as the basis of new designs by the company today.

How To Be A Market Leader

It comes down to one word innovation. One could think that something as straightforward as shooting steam out of a nozzle would not have a lot of scope for improvement. Yet Kärcher continues to defy that type of thinking by introducing one innovation after another to Australia and the rest of the world. For example, the K HC 10 incorporates hybrid technology. A choice of mains, battery or combustion engine power supply covers every environmental contingency.

Diversification of the Kärcher Brand Product Range

After continuing success in the industrial and commercial field Kärcher now supplies a significant product range over all fields including domestic cleaning.

The professional range covers:

* High-pressure cleaning systems,
* Vacuum systems,
* Cleaners using spray-extraction technology,
* Carpet and Steam cleaners and Scrubber driers,
* Sweeper equipment including vacuum models,
* Potable water treatment systems,
* Cleaning systems for industrial sites and
* Commercial vehicle cleaning systems

The home and garden range covers:

* Pressure washing equipment of various types,
* A unique Window vacuum cleaner,
* A hypo-allergenic steam vacuum cleaner,
* Push sweepers and Cordless powered brooms,
* Vacuum and Hard floor cleaner,
* Garden Watering systems

Monday, July 15, 2013

Essential Tools To Have For Any DIY Construction Project

When it comes to home construction and improvement, doing things on your own can be a challenging task to do. Despite this challenge, however, DIY construction can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling to everyone involved. Not only is it a very good exercise and physically strenuous activity, it also gives the opportunity to use exciting tools and equipments that would not have been utilized in routine daily life.

The following are powerful construction and repair tools that are perfect for DIY use. They are not just ideal, they are essential tools for anyone to use for any building purposes.

Karcher Cleaners
Karcher is the premier brand for pressure cleaners. The company was founded by Alfred Karcher and the first hot water high pressure cleaner was developed in the year 1950. Today, this tool is used in the household to clean cars, areas with hard surfaces, and other places in the house that cannot be fully cleaned by simple brooms and brushes.

Karcher’s pressure cleaners can be used in different ways in industrial projects. Because the water coming out of it has a very strong pressure, the tool can be used to cleanse construction sites and other tools themselves. The strong water pressure coming out of the machine can thoroughly remove graffiti from walls and other surfaces.

This product line is important because it helps keep construction sites clean. You are probably familiar with the long term effects of paint, debris and rust on DIY site locations. Karcher washers provide invaluable help in this area.

Makita Cordless Tools

Of course, keeping your construction site (which, in the DIY setting, is basically your house), is not enough to have a successful do-it-yourself construction or repair project. You need to be loaded up with tools that can get the job done. In this aspect, it is wise to buy Makita cordless tools brand which offers a variety of equipment for every task you require. They have drills, saws, angle grinders, machinery and other types of tools anyone can think of.


It is true that choosing to “do it yourself” entails a lot of personal effort and cost on your part. The main advantage is that you can build or repair your own house, using your own tools and your own way of doing things. This freedom to everything your way can only be yours if you acquire the right equipment for the job. The ones mentioned above are worth purchasing and investing in.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Powerful Makita Tools for Sydney, Australia DIY Lovers

A trusted brand in power and cordless tools, Makita has over 50 years of experience and evolving technology, manufacturing over 350 tools and accessories under the Makita and Maktec brands.

Makita has built a solid reputation in the construction industry for producing reliable and innovative cordless tools, drilling and fastening tools, impact drills, demolition tools, and trade tools for cutting, grinding, sanding, and sawing.

Lithium-ion battery power

Makita’s commitment to power and user convenience is reflected in its various lithium-ion powered cordless tools which are typically compact, lightweight, and easy to operate yet powerful enough to perform most fixing tasks at home or in construction projects.

Cordless drills: Makita offers a wide range of cordless drills in Sydney, Australia. The cordless drills are powered by a single battery which has a quick charging time and provide long lasting performance. Cordless drills are ideal for home DIY use and in trades related to automotive, commercial, and residential construction.

Saws: Makita has a full range of saws such as table saws, circular saws and metal cutting saws. All are lightweight and easy to operate.

Hammer drills: Makita’s powerful hammer drills incorporate an advanced Anti-Vibration technology which lessens vibration and directs energy away from the tool user. Hammer drill products include rotary, demo hammers, power cutters and planers.

Woodworking tools: Makita also has sanders, planers and jointers for preparing, finishing and performing other woodworking tasks with professional-looking results.

Makita power tools buying tips

Purchase only from authorized dealers: Makita tools are generally covered by a warranty policy that is valid in the place where the tools are purchased. For buyers in Sydney, Australia, Makita Australia will honour the product warranty only of tools purchased from any of the authorised Makita Australia dealers. Before purchasing Makita power tools, it’s important to ascertain that you’re buying from a Makita Australia dealer. This also ensures that the tools are built according to Australian standards and have available spare parts for future replacements.

Anticipate your needs: Cordless tools come in various technical specifications, from the compact and light 10.8 volts through to 18-volts which are generally sufficient for most uses. Determine where and how often you intend to use your cordless tools. More serious DIY home users and tradesmen in the construction business can get the most value from cordless Makita tools that provide more power. Also, consider purchasing Makita combo tool kits which contain 2 or more power tools and a free extra battery.

For more info on Makita tools, visit http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/makita

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hitachi Power Tools The Name For Durability, Versatility And Ease Of Use

Hitachi manufactures a high quality range of power tools for domestic and commercial construction and DIY projects as well. These power tools are user friendly even for those using a power tool for the first time.

Their design offers the maximum amount of security and versatility. This company offers tools that suit the needs of any type of project.

 Some of Hitachi’s power tools include:

- Electric drills
- Hammer drills
- Cordless drills
- Rotary hammers
- Table saws
- Circular saws
- Impact wrenches
- Miter saws
- Nail guns

Cordless drills

If you have a do-it-yourself job, Hitachi provides great starter drills that are conveniently cordless, durable and easy to handle. These portable drills use lithium-ion batteries. Their drills are also lightweight and feature ergonomic design to enhance comfort and minimise strain on the arm, wrist and hand. Although these drills are lighter in weight then the standard cordless varieties their performance matches that of higher grade drills so there’s no sacrifice of reliability or efficiency.

Nail Guns

It can be difficult to control power tools with mistakes often resulting in entire projects being put on hold. However, Hitachi designs its tools with built in ease of control features accommodating even those users who lack any previous experience in the use of power tools. Their durable nail guns are also versatile. Their design aids tool usage and control by making it difficult for the user to drop it or miss-direct it. Despite the ease of use and safety features of their nail guns they pack a great degree of power. By the way, you can get Hitachi tools from well known tool shops in Canberra AU.

Miter Saws

For those who need to cut a variety of materials for a range of different projects Hitachi’s miter saws are ideal for all of them. The miter saw blades have a long duration of usability and can be used for hours before requiring replacement. The blade facilitates precision cutting, however the powerful saw motor can easily make heavier, non-precision cuts as well. These saws also have great versatility in regards to positioning. The built-in pivoting fence on the company’s miter saws permit virtually any position for cuts that can be made at any angle.

Hitachi power tools are renowned for their reliability. These tools are able to operate in all types of weather conditions and meet the needs of any job whether large or small. Whether one is an experienced contractor or new homeowner wanting to start some renovation work, these tools are easy to use. Owning a few power tools from this well known company is highly recommended for professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.

For Hitachi power tools visit http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/hitachi

Monday, May 13, 2013

Basic Buyer’s Guide to Cordless Drills and Other Milwaukee Tools

Power tools such as cordless drills and drivers make home construction works fast and easy, serving a variety of uses from attaching wall frames through to building decks. While the basic cordless drill may suffice for simple home improvement projects, other types of Milwaukee tools such as hammer drills offer additional features to suit specific purposes. Identifying what your project needs and the anticipated uses for tools that you intend to buy will help you determine the best equipment for your situation. Such equipment are available in most local tool shops but you need to be able to know which one to go for.

Types of Milwaukee Tools

Cordless drivers: This type of tool is used to drive screws into place and is typically used for small projects such as hanging picture frames and installing shelves. Right angled drivers provide flexibility of use by allowing you to drive screws in tight places.

Cordless impact drivers: Impact drivers automatically increase the torque or driving force when the tool experiences resistance from the material. Increasing torque prevents the bit from slipping, minimising chances of stripping screws and damaging bits. Impact drivers are best suited for larger projects such as deck construction projects and building sheds.

Cordless hammer drills: Hammer drills are powerful tools that allow drill bits to pound or punch in and out while spinning. The powerful hammering and drilling combination allows you to work with hard surfaces such as brick, concrete and masonry. Higher strength features also make this type of tool heavier than other cordless tools.

Cordless drill/driver considerations

Chuck size: Cordless tools with smaller chuck sizes are ordinarily sufficient for small DIY projects and are less expensive than tools with larger chuck sizes, but are unable to work with bits that are larger than the given chuck size.

Battery voltage
: Cordless tools rely on batteries for power and powerful tools require higher battery power. Ideally, a higher battery voltage is complemented by a high amp-hours (AH) rating which indicates how long the battery will last. Consider both battery voltage and AH rating when choosing cordless power tools.

Battery types: Lithium ion batteries offer higher power and run time and are much lighter than nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries.

Torque: Torque refers to the twisting force of the drill and is also a good indicator of its power. Torque power generally increases along with the cordless tool’s voltage.

Other features such as multiple torque adjustments, LED lights, battery gauge and warranty periods are additional considerations before making your purchase. Online cordless tool suppliers allow you to compare features and prices among a wide range of brands, making selection and buying easy and convenient.

If you to see a full line of Milwaukee tools, visit http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/milwaukee

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Unparalleled Quality of Karcher Pressure Washers

Whether you need a powerful cleaning tool for your home’s deck or driveway or you need such a tool for your business, rather then dedicating an exorbitant amount of energy to manual scrubbing and rinsing you can use a pressure washer to easily do the same job.

These mechanical sprayers shoot pressurized streams of water that can blast away grime, dirt and other types of undesirable materials from various surfaces.

Depending on which model, pressure washers use either gas or electricity to operate and can spray streams of water ranging from 750 to 30, 000 PSI. Most residential models run at a standard 2,000 PSI.

Why Choose Karcher?

When you invest in a pressure washer, brand names can be important as trusted company brands that have a reputation for manufacturing products with reliable durability and longevity provide a superior investment to those generic models that may not deliver the promised quality and performance.

Among the most popular brands is Karcher Pressure Washers. These industry leaders have won numerous awards since the company’s founder, Alfred Karcher first started his organization in the middle of the 20th century. He also invented the first heated and portable pressure washer models. The company is known worldwide as one committed to innovation.

Among its variety of products Karcher offers pressure washers for both home and commercial use purposes. Running on either gas or electricity some models allow heated water as well as cleaning solutions to be used.

Hot or Cold?

Karcher manufactures a selection of hot and cold pressure washers. Those which use cold water are typically used to clean structures, buildings, vehicles and machines. With the comprehensive range of size classes available, it’s easy to choose the correct one for the job that needs to be done.

Lightweight models are indicated by by a letter ‘C’, medium classes which offer greater pressure have ‘M’ incorporated into their model number and the Super Class models are denoted with the letter ‘S’.

Water is heated by means of oil, electricity or gas in Karcher’s hot water type pressure cleaners. These models also have a built in chamber for the addition of a cleaning agent during their use.

These types of hot water cleaners are for use in cleaning surfaces contaminated with oily or greasy debris. They too come in size classes of C, M and S.

Another great aspect of the Karcher company is its continuous dedication to employing innovative new ways of creating better products. It has been the leader in producing pressure washers which are greener while designing them to conserve energy are have even greater cleaning power.

Karcher washers are available in leading tool shops in Australia, New Zealand, United States and Europe.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How Dewalt Tools Can Help You Even With Limited Power Sources

Dewalt is a brand that is known worldwide for power tools, machinery and other industrial equipment. Their products, such as power drills and grinders can be used for serious construction projects and for building strong edifices. However, most of the tools mentioned above require one thing in order to be functional – power. You see, without electricity, power tools are rendered useless because they need to be plugged to an electricity outlet in order to be useable.

You might think that there is no solution to this problem, but Dewalt has already figured it out. By using things called as “air tools”, you can perform many construction and building tasks even with limited power sources.

Equipment such as air guns, air caulking tools, cordless drills and air compressors are very useful things to have in your construction tools arsenal. 

Here are some examples of air tools that are offered by Dewalt:

Air Staplers

No, we are not referring to staplers used to bring two pieces of paper together. We are talking about powerful air staplers than can be for roofing, as well as framing doors, window frames and other house parts. These type of staplers use what we call “compressed air” in order to yield huge amount of force even without the presence of electricity. 

Palm Nailers

Palm nailers are simple air tools that allow tightening of screws and nails without using a hammer. It can be used to fasten door hinges, as well as utilized for attaching pieces of wood to each other. This is a very convenient piece of equipment because it saves a lot of effort, as well as resources because you know you are getting the job done even without using any power outlet.

Air Compressors

Air compressors convert gasoline energy or diesel engine energy into kinetic energy by compressing air, and releasing it in quick bursts. These compressors can be used to power pneumatic tools, in the event that electricity based tools are not available for use. Dewalt has  wide line of quality air compressors that are designed for professional construction and DIY purposes. 

To learn more about Dewalt, as well as the various tools and solutions they offer, visit http://www.gasweld.com/brands/dewalt

Monday, March 11, 2013

Different Uses of Karcher Pressure Washers

High pressure washers, like the ones manufactured by the popular brand Karcher, are must-use trade tools for all DIY enthusiasts and industrial trades people. Sure this is used primarily for cleaning purposes, but there are many other uses for this piece of equipment. When you own this pressure washer, here’s how you can maximise it for various purposes: 

Use This Tool To Clean Up Your Garden 

The garden is a place at home where many activities take place. It could be a place where outdoor dining activities and picnics may occur. It could also be a place where people do projects such as artwork, photoshoots, and many more.

But what’s special about the garden is that a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) enthusiasts perform their minor woodworking tasks in this area. It can be inspiring to perform manual work outdoors, plus the fresh air can really add up to a wonderful working mood and atmosphere.

However, when performing some manual work on the garden, the mess left on the area can be too much. This is where your pressure washer can help. Instead of using brooms or outdoor vacuum cleaners, a pressure washer can get the job done more efficiently and in half the time! You can also use a pressure cleaner to wash gardening equipment. 

Use This To Wash Your Vehicle
Your vehicle may be subject to rust, dust, and carbon residue due to constant use. The dirt on the surface and inner parts of a car may affect its performance and mileage in the future. You must clean this thoroughly using a pressure washer (preferably Karcher made). If your car has been painted on or has graffiti, the pressure cleaner can eliminate them without damaging the surface of the car. 

Use This To Clean Up Dirty Corners in Your House
The next time you have dirt in your house or lawn that cannot be handled easily by “basic” cleaning tools such as broom and dustpan, use a pressure cleaner. This might sound funny to some but if your dog or cat pooped on your parking lot and you don’t want to personally handle the job, you can use a pressure cleaner to just wash away that dirt, and voila, you have a clean parking lot.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Basics of MIG Welders and How To Use Them

MIG, or metal inert gas, welding is a process in which an electrical arc is used to bond or join to pieces of metal. This is done by creating and electrical arc between the metal being worked on and a wire electrode. The arc heats the metal causing it to melt and become the bonding agent. The process is kept free of air contaminants via a shielding gas which is fed through a welding gun alongside the wire electrode.

MIG welding, sometimes referred to as gas metal arc welding or GNAW, was originally invested in the 1940’s. It’s versatility, speed, and ability to be robotically performed has prompted it to become the most commonly utilized global industrial welding application for non-ferrous metals, including aluminum, to date.

MIG welder components:

Standard MIG welders include a power cable and control switch, contact tip, gas nozzle, gas hose, and electrode conduit.

The control switch activates the welder via power from the cable which then initiates the wire feed and the flow of shielding gas resulting in an electrical arc. Electrical energy is then sent to the electrode welding area via the contact tip, which is commonly made of copper.

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It is necessary for the weld target to be appropriately sized and well-secured to maintain electrical contact as the welder is draw past to obtain a quality weld. Larger weld areas can be accommodated by increasing the flow of shielding gas by choosing a larger nozzle.

Shielding gas:

Shielding gas is required to prevent nitrogen, oxygen and other atmospheric gases and/or fusion defects from coming in contact with the welding metal interrupting the electrical arc of the electrode.

The type of shielding gas employed varies by the type of material or metal being welded and the process being used to do so. For nonferrous metals, the pure inert gases Argon mixed with helium, nitrogen, hydrogen, or oxygen. Pure carbon dioxide is another option well-known for its deep penetrating weld properties, but is also sometimes avoided as it can encourage the formation of oxides which have an effect on the weld’s mechanical properties. Argon and helium mixtures are often implemented for non-ferrous metals, and hydrogen is frequently mixed with Argon in small doses to weld thicker surfaces such as stainless stell or nickel.

Welding safe:

Appropriate safety attire including leather of Kevlar gloves, protective leg wear, and long-sleeved jackets should all be used when operating a MIG welder as an electrical arc is involved, though all forms of welding carry individual safety risks. In addition to the typical protective clothing, eye protection is especially vital to welders as ultraviolet light created by the welding process can permenantly damage the cornea of the eye or cause inflammation. This condition is known as ‘arc eye’.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Your Must-Have DIY Makita Power Tools

The home handyman or woman needs a variety of power tools at hand in order to perform home building and home maintenance tasks. Some tools are necessary for pretty much every job, while others are more specialised and may not be necessary for every do-it-yourselfer. One of the best brands to use is Makita, and with it you can apply the principles below:

The Basics

Not surprisingly, a power drill comes first for anyone interested in DIY work around the home. A good quality drill can fulfil a multitude of tasks from simple repairs to more complex building projects. A power saw is another great tool for the home handyman to have. A saw and drill are essential for anyone who wants to tackle simple building tasks. These, plus the standard hand held tools that are found in most households, will get you by, but for the serious DIYer, your projects can be made easier by adding some other items to your power tool arsenal.

Other Useful Power Tool Additions

For someone who does a lot of nailing, a nail gun which is designed to make any nailing jobs simple and accurate (with no more hammered fingers)is a great addition to the power toolkit.

Planing and sanding are also made easier and a lot less tiring with power tools than sanding and planing by hand. A power sander can be used for a multitude of tasks around the home, from sanding walls that need painting, to finishing off carpentry and restoring furniture.

Angle grinders and routers are other devices commonly used by DIYers who need to perform more intricate tasks. For those who tackle complex DIY projects, these should be added to their power tool shopping list.

Tools for Finishing the Job

For those looking to do a lot of painting, a power paint sprayer can save a lot of time and effort and give a professional finish to every painting job and in and around the home. A good paint sprayer can utilise a number of different types of paints and finishes, for whatever needs to be done around the home.

For someone just starting out in DIY, it’s a good idea to get the basics. Quite often those new to doing their own home maintenance won’t know what they need until they need it, so sometimes it’s a great idea to just get going and see what you need along the way!

One thing not to compromise on though is quality. Your power tools should be viewed as investments – they will be with you for years. Visit http://www.gasweld.com.au/brands/makita

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Makita Tools - For Every Home Maintenance Job

Makita are well known for their quality tools, and most homes occupied by a tradie or handyman or woman will have one or more Makita product in the shed. Makita have power tools for just about every building project or DIY application in and around the home.

The Range of Makita Drills

Makita drills are one of their most popular tools, from light cordless drills, to heavier drills used in more industrial applications. The average home DIYer will find power tools and drills is a necessary part of their kit, bearing in mind that there are several types of Makita drill available. There are basic electric drills, variable speed drills, high speed drills, torque drills and angle drills. Obviously, it’s important to consider the applications the drill will be used for when purchasing. Not surprisingly, most tradies, and more experienced home handymen will have more than one drill in their collection.

Makita Saws for Every Application

Makita makes a variety of types of saw, from circular saws to table saws and jigsaws. Those who do a great deal of home carpentry will often have more than one type of power saw, and with good reason. Their applications are all quite different, with some designed to cut large pieces of wood, and others designed for more delicate work. Makita also sell compound mitre saws and slide compound saws, which can definitely be useful around the home.

Makita Planers, Trimmers and Routers

Other tools which are necessary for home carpentry work are planers, routers and trimmers. Not all will be needed for every wood working job around the home, but a basic powered planer and router are certainly key components of many home workshops.

Makita Sanders and Polishers

Makita also sell a great range of sanders and polishers which are useful for those who do a lot of woodwork or timber preparation. Orbital sanders and disc sanders can also be used for preparing surfaces for painting, which is a necessary maintenance job in most homes.

The Makita Multi Tool

Multi tools have become very popular with the home do-it-yourselfer over the past few years, and with good reason. They have a variety of uses around the home and can multitask very effectively. The multi tool allows you to set the blade at 12 different angles (every 30 degrees), and has a variable speed dial. It’s compatible with all oscillating interface system accessories, and has an ergonomic grip for easy, comfortable use.

The Makita range of tools is extremely extensive, so there really is a tool for every application (and some tools for a number of applications). Anyone looking to do home maintenance work, or a bit of extra DIY building in and around the home should consider building their kit from the basics to those tools that are needed for more complex work.

Starting with Makita tools basics means that most applications around the home are covered, and the kit can be extended when necessary.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Karcher Pressure Washers: World Market Leaders

Pressure washers are powerful cleaning tools using the removal action of high pressure water delivered at cold or hot temperatures. The pressure washer market is driven by cutting technology which continues to evolve. Leading the market is the wide range of models of Karcher pressure washers.

History Of Karcher Pressure Washers

Karcher pressure cleaners are the brainchildren of world renowned creator Alfred Karcher, the individual who developed the first European hot-water pressure washer. Over the years, Karcher developed other cleaning devices although his main focus remained on high-pressure cleaners. Karcher later introduced the first portable pressure washer, followed by other innovations in indoor cleaning devices such as steam cleaners and vacuum cleaners for household use. Through continuous development and innovation, Karcher pressure cleaners have remained the leaders in the cleaning technology industry.

High Pressure Cleaners

Karcher pressure cleaners are used in a wide range of situations that require thorough and safe cleaning. From crafts and trades through to agriculture and industry, Karcher products are able to meet various cleaning requirements. Karcher specialises in cleaning large areas quickly and completely with minimal downtime, ideally used for businesses.

Cold water pressure cleaners are used for cleaning vehicles, machines, buildings and structures on a daily basis. These devices use high pressure and high flow rate to remove dirt from large areas. Karcher cold water pressure cleaners are available as compact class, medium duty and super class equipment types.

Compact class models are lightweight yet powerful. They can weigh as light as 19kg and are indicated by the letter ‘C’ appearing after the model number. Medium duty cleaners are indicated by the letter ‘M’ and provide higher maximum pressures. They are heavier than their compact versions. For tough and continuous operation of cleaning equipment, the Super Class series which are indicated by the ‘S’ in the model number, are the heaviest and largest among the Karcher pressure cleaners. They operate at the highest flow rate and water pressure and are best suited for cleaning requirements that call for the highest performance.

Hot water pressure cleaners use oil, gas or electricity to heat water before it is sprayed at the targeted surface. Karcher hot water pressure cleaners are equipped with a chamber for the cleaning agent in order to provide a quick and thorough clean of dirt containing fats and oils. The hot water Karcher pressure cleaners also come in compact class, medium class and Super class series. Selecting the best equipment for your needs can ensure quick and efficient dirt removal to the satisfaction of clients.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

How To Start A DIY Construction Business

If you live in a small town, chances are, there are lots of people who are looking for services such as woodworking, home improvement, home repair, automotive repair, and construction. For a lot of people in close knit communities, looking for a construction firm or hiring workers can be quite a challenge.

That's where you come in.

If you're passionate about DIY (do-it-yourself) construction, it is a good idea to offer construction and repair services in your community. With just a few power tools and one or two workers, you can make a good living from this.

The following are some tips on how to start offering these services to your neighbors and other people in the community:

Know The Demand

In terms of construction, what do people need to have the most help with? You need to answer this question before embarking on your home based business venture. Try to look around. Talk to your neighbors. Listen to the answers. Stay active for glaring trends in your community. If you find that people in your town usually hire builders for front door or patio work, then this will give you an idea of what to provide to your clients in the future.

Invest In The Right Power Tools

Your goal is to build a business, not a sweatshop. Being a typical construction firm will not get you any richer because you are just starting out and it takes a lot of smarts to be able to milk some income from this. The key is to invest in the right trade tools to make your job easier. Air drills, air die grinders., air compressors, abrasives, and many other tools are useful for making your workload easier. Instead of using only hand tools, mix it up by getting air tools, cordless ones, and other power tools.

Build Bridges of Relationships

As you go on with your service business, meanwhile your client base is growing and more and more people are becoming happy with your work. Your goal is to hopefully keep this up so that you can build bridges of friendship and trust. In the long run, this will lead to more satisfied clients.

Who knows, you could be the next big thing in your town!