7 Benefits of Chainsaws

Chainsaws are extremely handy and can be used for much more than simply cutting firewood. They can also be used to quickly cut through tough things such as bricks or metal piping, and they are incredibly useful for tasks where speed is a benefit. #1 Chainsaws Cut Very Fast It takes less than one minute … Read more

Chainsaws vs. Reciprocating Saws

A chainsaw and reciprocating saw belong in the same category of saws and work alongside other tools used on construction projects. They’re both arguably essential tools for home improvement and woodworking. But what are the differences (and similarities) between chainsaws and reciprocating saws? You can find out in this post. Chainsaws vs. Reciprocating Saws Similaries … Read more

Chainsaws vs Hedge Trimmers

Chainsaws and hedge trimmers are useful tools for cutting various plants and materials around the home or on construction or building sites. However, they each are designed for different purposes, which we discuss below. Differences Between Chainsaws and Hedge Trimmers Chainsaws are different from hedge trimmers in one key way: how the chain cuts through … Read more

11 Chainsaw Chain Safety Tips

Chainsaw chains are designed to cut through hard materials quickly. This makes them very effective cutting tools but also potentially dangerous to the person operating the chainsaw. #1 Check If the Chain Is Dull or Damaged A dull chain will not cut fast or at all, and a damaged chain can be very dangerous to … Read more

Chainsaw Safety Qualifications

Chainsaws are powerful cutting tools that anyone can learn how to use safely. However, they can also be very dangerous and it’s important to know how to use a your chainsaw correctly. Is there a way to get certified to use a chainsaw in your workplace or as a contractor? We cover this below.  Chainsaw … Read more

What Materials Can Chainsaws Cut Safely?

Although many people think of a chainsaw as simply being able to cut wood, these machines are much more than that. Chainsaws are actually capable of cutting through a variety of different materials. This makes them great for completing cutting in different work environments quickly. Chainsaws Are Designed for Cutting Wood When people think of … Read more

What Can An Exacto Knife Cut Safely?

X-acto knives are useful tools for cutting certain materials. However, this depends on the type of blade being used and how hard the materials are to cut. So what can an exacto knife cut safely? Find out below. Can an Exacto Knife Cut Fabric Safely? Yes, an exacto knife can cut many types of fabrics. … Read more

X-Acto Knives vs. Other Knives – A Safety Comparison Guide

X-acto knives are common tools amongst hobbyists and craftsmen. What are the similarities and differences between X-acto knives and other knives? Find out below. X-acto Knife vs Box Cutter Similarities Between Box Cutters and X-acto Knives Both box cutters and X-acto knives use replaceable blades that are fairly easy to switch out. All knives and … Read more

How To Use a Chop Saw Safely?

A chop saw is a useful tool that helps you cut through all types of materials, including wood, plastic, masonry and metal. Although chop saws offer a lot of utlity and convenience, they’re considered to be somewhat dangerous. In fact, they’re among the most hazardous power saws! Below we’ll guide you on how to use … Read more

What Can You Safely Cut With a Chop Saw?

Power saws are highly useful and versatile tools that allow you to cut through various materials with complete accuracy and precision. Although they’re known to be quite dangerous and cause many serious injuries, they provide you with more utility and make carpentry and woodworking projects much easier. Chop saws allow you to cut through various … Read more

Chop Saw Types – A Comparison Guide

If you’re into carpentry, fabrication, or renovation projects, you know how essential a chop saw can be. You can use them for cutting wood or other materials, in different angles and widths. In this article we compare various chop saw types and features from a safety and function standpoint. Main Chop Saw Components A chop … Read more

What Is a Table Saw (and How To Use it Safely)

Table saws are a production woodworker’s best friend. While most of their work can be done with a handheld saw, larger jobs require more power and precision. Table saws can easily and quickly cut through large pieces of wood with minimal effort, making this tool a valuable addition to your workshop. In this article we … Read more

Table Saws vs. Other Power Saws – A Tool Enthusiast’s Comparison Guide

If you’re a woodworker or DIY enthusiast, then your world likely revolves around using many kinds of power tools. This also means that you often have to select between different types of power tools appropriate for your needs, which can be quite a headache. One of the most common tools used in woodcutting and fabrication … Read more

11 Table Saw Uses

Table saws are the most popular power saw that woodworkers use, mainly due to their powerful operation and convenience. They feature a circular blade fixed beneath a table’s surface, with a small part that protrudes above the surface. It’s used by guiding a piece of wood towards it, and you can adjust the cutting angle … Read more

History of X-Acto Knives

X-Acto knives (or Exacto knives) are a very useful tool when cutting certain types of materials. But this tool has not been around forever and there is a history to its invention and manufacture, which we discuss here. Who Invented the Exacto Knife? The X-acto knife was invented in the U.S. in 1930 by Sundel … Read more

How To Safely Dispose of X-Acto Knife Blades

If you’re wondering how to dispose of Exacto knife blades then this article will show you exactly what to do. Too often people throw their knives in a plastic bag, bowl, trash can, or any other rubbish bin and then forget about them. This is very dangerous as you or another person can accidentally be … Read more

X-Acto Knife Safety Standards

X-acto knives safety standards exist to make sure all knives are up to the right performance and safety levels. There are several safety organizations that cover knives which we discuss here. Can You Buy an Xacto Knife When ‘Underage’? If you are under 18 years of age, you may need a relative or friend who … Read more

How To Use an X-Acto Knife Safely

The way how to use an X-Acto knife is somewhat different from the conventional ways on how you use a normal kitchen or utility knife. X-acto knives are not difficult to learn how to use safely, and we discuss this process below How To Use an X-Acto Knife What You Will Need Safety glasses (optional). … Read more

What Tools Do Cut Resistant Gloves Protect Against?

There are many uses for cut-resistant gloves. They can be used to protect the hands from cutting hazards or to help perform difficult tasks with ease and comfort. Each job or task will use different types of tools to get the project complete, but can also cause hand injuries. So, what tools do cut-resistant gloves protect … Read more

Cut Resistant Glove Design Factors

Every year, there are new and improved cut-resistant gloves arrive on the market. The cut-resistant gloves of today are stronger, tougher, and have many cutting-edge features than in the past. Cut Resistant Gloves Are Designed for Certain Tasks Cut-resistant gloves come in both unique designs and ranked levels of performance. It is normal for most … Read more

How Long Do Cut Resistant Gloves Last?

The cut-resistant gloves of today can withstand many cuts and abrasions without tearing or ripping. The materials used today are much stronger than in the past. Many glove designs feature some advanced technology and protection properties. With all of these new features, just how long do cut-resistant gloves last? We discuss the answer here. How … Read more

14 Jobs That Require Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut-resistant gloves are very good at protecting the hands from abrasions and cuts. This is why many employers require them for their workers, especially in dirty jobs like cutting wood or operating heavy machinery.  So, which jobs require cut-resistant gloves? Find out below. #1 Auto Mechanic Auto mechanics work with power tools and hand tools, … Read more

12 Uses for Cut Resistant Gloves

There are many practical uses for cut-resistant gloves. These types of gloves can include coatings that are resistant to punctures, abrasions, or tearing but yet also offer excellent dexterity and durability. But what activities are ideal for wearing cut-resistant gloves? You can find out below. #1 Woodworking Woodworking includes building furniture or cabinets and the other … Read more

Materials Used in Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut-resistant gloves are specialized hand protection equipment designed to protect the hands from cuts, abrasions, and burns. These types of hand protection gloves have varying levels of abrasion resistance, sturdiness, tensile strength, and impact resistance. They come in a variety of materials, and we will cover them in this post. Cut Resistant Glove Materials Cut … Read more

When Should You Wear Cut Resistant Gloves?

The work glove is an essential part of keeping hands safe in all types of industries. Cut-resistant gloves are specially designed work gloves that are best worn during certain types of work activities and provide specific protection from cuts, abrasions, and impacts. So when should you wear cut-resistant gloves? Find out below. Tasks that Require … Read more

Cut Resistant Glove Protection Levels

Injuries due to cuts are common to those working in industries and trades that come into contact with sharp objects, materials or tools. This can lead to injuries that require medical attention such as scrapes, cuts, and lacerations. It is important to only use cut-resistant gloves that meet certain levels of protection for the dangers … Read more

Do Cut Resistant Gloves Work?

Hand protection is important to wear for workers in all industries, including construction, automotive, plumbing, and manufacturing. You might also think of wearing cut-resistant gloves to prevent serious cuts even at home on DIY tasks. But do they actually work? Find out below. How Cut Resistant Gloves Work Cut-resistant gloves are important to wear during … Read more

Ratings for Woodworking Safety Glasses

Woodworking safety glasses fall under the general category of workplace safety glasses. Each safety glasses must meet certain criteria to be regarded as safe for use. ANSI Safety Glasses Requirements The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards for Safety Glasses give guidelines for how safety glasses should work and what they should protect against. These … Read more

How To Clean Woodworking Safety Glasses

You may not think cleaning your safety glasses is too important, but minor vision limitations can lead to significant consequences during a shop incident. You always want to make sure you can see as well as possible when working with woodshop tools and debris. Germs are another factor and can be spread by touching safety … Read more

What Are Woodworking Safety Glasses?

Woodworking Eye Dangers Woodworking is dangerous to the body as well as the face and eyes. Saws and drills can cut and puncture the skin. They can also jam or jolt towards the body. Flying wood chips and dust shoots out of the drilling or cutting area and gets on clothes, in shoes or boots, … Read more

12 Jobs That Require Woodworking Safety Glasses

Woodworking safety glasses can protect the wearer from injury by keeping wood chips from hitting your face and eyes. In this article, we discuss 12 jobs where woodworking safety glasses are essential personal protective equipment. #1 Chainsaw Artist The main tool of a chainsaw artist is the chainsaw itself. These are highly dangerous tools that … Read more

Types of Woodworking Safety Glasses

Woodworking often requires being close to cutting tools and drills that produce wood chips and particles. The close visual inspection and concentration required presents opportunities for injuries to the eyes. Woodworking safety glasses can help protect them. Types Of Woodworking Safety Glasses #1 Wrap-Around Woodworking Safety Glasses You can buy woodworking safety glasses with curved … Read more

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