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Tips and Advice for Diamond Blade Beginners

Diamond blades are popularly used for cutting asphalt and performing other construction tasks. If you are new to cutting asphalt or diamond blades, there is a lot of information pertaining to beginners that you should know. Here are some tips to get you started. (more…)

Do You Need a Dust Shroud?

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Diamond grinding is the fastest, best way to cut concrete. Whether you just started your own small concrete grinding and construction business or you’ve recently become a public works contractor for the government, choosing superior concrete-grinding tools will help you get your job done quickly and to your customers’ satisfaction.

However, choosing excellent cutting equipment is only part of the process. You also need quick, efficient and safe ways to clean the fine particles produced by concrete grinding — not only for your workers’ protection but also to keep your customers’ buildings clean and to keep your equipment functional for as long as possible.

This post answers questions about how you can keep concrete dust out of your lungs, out of your equipment and out of your customers’ air ducts with dust shrouds. After you read this blog, you should have a better idea of which type of equipment you should invest in, along with your diamond-cutting tool, and why such an investment pays for itself.

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3 Diamond Saw Blade Types and Their Uses

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In the construction industry, you are constantly working with different tools to perform different tasks, and each tool you use is designed to help you with a specific task. You wouldn’t use a hammer to screw something in, just as you wouldn’t use a wrench to level a board. The same can be said about diamond saw blades. Each blade is designed for a specific task and is best used only for that task.

If you’re curious about diamond saw blades, here are three types of diamond saw blades and their uses.

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5 Benefits of Onsite Equipment Training

Having the right tool for the job is essential in any industry. This principle holds particularly true in mining, construction, fabrication and other industrial settings where the ability to complete a project is dependent on certain equipment.

However, no matter how high-quality your equipment is, you must also have operators who understand how to use these tools efficiently.

Adequate training lays the foundation that your employees will use to complete everyday and specialised work tasks. How you train your workforce can, therefore, directly impact your facility’s productivity, safety and efficacy. (more…)

3 Commonly Asked Questions About Diamond Tools

Concrete, steel and stone are some of the hardest materials that we know of, and to be able to cut through materials such as these, you are required to utilise something harder than regular tools.

Diamonds are an incredibly strong material, despite their somewhat delicate appearance, and they are strong enough to enable you to cut through these materials. For this reason, they’re used extensively on materials which require heavy-duty and precise cutting. Here are three commonly asked questions regarding diamond tools. (more…)

8 Common Uses of Dual Pressure Washers

Building projects can involve several stages, including demolition, planning, construction and clean-up. Finding the right equipment for each stage streamlines the process, making your work more efficient and the end result higher quality.

One of the most essential tools for finishing and cleaning up is a pressure washer. In this blog, we focus on why dual pressure washer models are particularly useful in construction and industrial settings. (more…)

Should You Choose a Petrol or Diesel Generator to Power Your Tools?

When it comes to operating saws, grinders and other heavy-duty power tools on a large and isolated work site, having a ready source of power is all important. To that end, there are a wide range of generators to choose from for your tool powering needs, ranging from small, highly portable units to large generators capable of powering many tools at once.

However, choosing a generator isn’t just a case of plumping for the biggest one you can afford; you have a number of choices to make regarding capacity, portability and other factors, and one of the most important choices you must make is the type of fuel your generator uses to create power.

You can choose from petrol- and diesel-powered generators, and while these devices may seem practically identical at first glance, each fuel type comes with its own individual advantages and disadvantages. As such, you should make sure that the fuel type you choose suits your generating needs before you invest in a generator. (more…)

Extending the Lives of Your Diamond Blades

However, diamond blades are also highly specialised pieces of equipment, and their storage and cleaning requirements can be quite different to those of traditional steel or titanium-tipped blades. Do your best to adhere to the following general guidelines, which should help you get the most out of your diamond blades. (more…)

7 Tips to Prevent Injury During Demolitions

While construction itself can have its dangers, demolition can be far more dangerous if safety guidelines are overlooked. When buildings and materials are being broken down, the slightest mistake can result in serious injury.

However, as long as you follow basic safety tips and make sure every individual on the demolition site does the same, you should be able to come out of the project with no injuries whatsoever.

In this blog, we go over the top seven tips for helping you prevent injury during demolition projects. (more…)

Safety Tips for Operating Electric Saws

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As an employer of construction workers, you need to cover safety procedures with your employees to promote
an accident-free environment. Safety procedures may seem obvious to some people and less obvious to others.
Remember, not every person has the same job experience or training, so you should cover safety practices with
everyone. (more…)