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There will be dozens of cases where one or several employees will find it hard to lift items regularly used in the workplace. This can be engine parts in a workshop, crates and boxes in warehousing and general storage, and any object just too heavy and in multiple work environments. If there’s the need to do this regularly, then tasks soon become tiring if not impossible. Small and versatile lifting crane jibs can be installed in almost any setting, and complete heavy and repetitive lifting jobs safely and in the least amount of time. 

If you’ve spent some time in construction sites, or hammered away at more DIY projects than you can recall, you might have come across distinct orange and black nailing guns from an industry leader and innovator, Paslode. They were the first tool manufacturers to come up with innovative nailing solutions, that make construction, carpentry and joinery work easier and faster. The company was the first to create the Stapling Hammer, used for aircraft construction in the Second World War, and two decades later conjured what would become the world’s first Pneumatic Nailer. 

Fast forward to 1986, and a product that revolutionised the industry, the Impulse range of gas-actuated nailing systems, now known simply as a nail gun, came to fruition. These did away with compressors, hoses and cords, instead using a unique combination of gas from a fuel cell and battery generated spark. Tooling giants Illinois Tool Works (ITW) bought them out that same year, with exclusive rights to the patent and now feature within the portfolio. The company today remains the leading brand in cordless and pneumatic nailing guns, brad nailers, staplers and fasteners and nail packs for the same. A wide array of products are available for both light domestic and heavy-duty, professional use, 

Framing Nailers

Close-up of Paslode farming nailer
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First, fix nailing guns or framing nailers are mainly used in initial construction work where framing, flooring and roofing are involved. They’re also suitable for rough carpentry and woodwork. These types of nail guns are some of the larger Paslode tools available, take heavy-duty batteries and drive even larger nails, up to 90mm on a variety of different surfaces and materials quickly and with minimal fuss. Framing nailers can shoot almost 200 nails a minute, and optioned with long-lasting batteries allow users a full day’s work on one charge. Paslode framing guns use a combination of gas fuel cells and batteries in their cordless framing nailers, which offer higher power and nailing speed when compared to the competition, as well as longer run times. 

The company also makes some of the smallest and lightest framing nailers around, Nailers scrub a little over 3 kilos, allowing for more comfort, less fatigue and better usability. 

Finishing Nailers

Close-up of Paslode finishing nailer
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Finishing nail guns are smaller, lighter and used in finishing projects, hence the name. They’re also called second-fix nailers. They use smaller nails than framing nailers so are ideal in intricate interior work, where clean, flush finishes are required. Typical uses include door frames and window casings, light cabinetry work, fixing mouldings to floorboards and more. The gun can fire up to 120 nails a minute in larger 16mm or 16 gauge nails. Finishing nailers come as either straight or angled, with the latter being more suitable in tight spaces.

For odd jobs around the house, a small and light finishing nail gun is more than up to the task, whereas professionals will usually need a framing gun at the onset of the project and a finishing nailer to complete the task to the level of finish required. 

Brad Nailers and Staplers

Variations of finishing nailer, brad nailers take smaller nails or brads. These are often shorter in overall length, but can still be purchased in common gauges (16G and 18G. Brads are often headless, allowing for easy embedding into wood, so are ideal when adding wood trims or in cabinetry work. Paslode Brad nailers are cordless, and work as their bigger finishing and framing siblings, with the use of gas actuated fuel cell, and a lithium-ion battery for longer run times, higher firing speeds, and better efficiency. 

Staple guns drive staples of different sizes instead of nails. These can be seen in heavy-duty exterior work, or more often in light interior tasks ranging from insulation, upholstery setting, carpeting, wiring jobs, and general arts and crafts. 

Standout Features on Paslode Nailers

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There are several iterations of Paslode framing, finishing and brad guns, as well as staplers. Newer models improve on older variants. For framing nailers, look for incredibly low weight coupled with unrivalled firing power that no other manufacturer can match. The new XP and XI lines of framing nailers speed up operation by adding a quick release magazine, high capacity batteries that allow for 90 minutes of continuous usage or 13000 nails, the use of nails in varying gauges and types (ring shank nails) and extended functionality in a range of weather conditions. Newer versions have electrical functionality with LED indicators showing remaining fuel and power.

Which Paslode Nailing Gun is Right for You?

This will depend on the type of work you do. For tasks around the house, any finishing nailer will be handy. For construction work, with nails in bigger gauges and lengths, then a framing nailer is what you need. Most tradies will have both types. Newer tech and added features in more recent Paslode tools can mean a premium over older models, but they offer quicker operation, more durability and ease of use. 

It’s fascinating just how much of a contrast there is between the massive exteriors of some factories, warehouses, and wholesale outlets, and how little space there is in their interiors to move around. Fixed machine locations, and static staging and storage configurations often mean that unoccupied floor space in many of these facilities comes at a premium. The operation of heavy material handling equipment, such as forklifts and riding pallet trucks, isn’t always wanted or even possible.

Sewer Inspection Services with drain inspection camera on street
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Although most tradies would consider having the right tools for the job to be half of any battle, from a drain and sewer professional’s perspective, it’d be difficult to even imagine taking on a job, much less completing it, without also having a picture perfect view of what they’re preparing to do battle against. It’s understandable, though.

Foil Tape is a pressure-sensitive tape made from aluminium foil. Foil tape can be applied to multiple surfaces and are used for moisture barrier and heat reflection. The combinations of these properties make them ideal for many applications, from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to general purpose repairs. Foil tapes can come in a variety of thicknesses and adhesive strength, but all foil tapes have a variety of temperature resistances. They also have the added benefit of being able to resist moisture, UV rays and chemicals. This makes foil tapes ideal for outdoor HVAC repairs as well as indoor repairs that might come in contact with harsh chemicals like paint thinner or acetone.

When you are opening a new business, regardless of the industry, it is crucial to know that you are getting the right equipment for your start. When it comes to food preparation, the equipment can get quite complicated, and it can be difficult to narrow down your options, with so many different machines available on the market. You might need bakery equipment, consisting of a lot of different types of machines if you are just opening a bakery, or you are replacing your machines because business is growing, or you are simply upgrading. In any case, buying the commercial baking equipment to help you with the entire process, is very important for the success of your business, in many different ways.

To attach anything to brick, concrete or blocks you’ll need fastening bolts, studs and screws. This can be done in a variety of ways. Depending on the material, the depth of the drilled hole, and the place that you’ll be attaching the fixture, you can go with either mechanical or chemical masonry anchors.

In short, insulation resistance testers are used to make sure that the wires and motors are working properly. They are an easy way to check the condition of the insulation on things like wires, generators, and motor windings. This is done by measuring the high resistance values by sending a high voltage signal into the tested object, which is usually a wire. Of course, it’s also better to have chosen a reliable wire for your needs, but insulation resistance testers and megohmmeters can do much more than that in ensuring your electrical system is in proper working order.

Many people across a wide range of industries, including maintenance and manufacturing, use gases from compressed gas cylinders. High-pressure gas cylinders are also known as gas bottles. They are a convenient way to transport and store gases under pressure. These gases can be used for many different purposes, such as welding, soldering and flame cutting, chemical processes, medical and laboratory uses, breathing (for diving or emergency rescue purposes), water treatment, heating and cooking, dispensing beverages, fuel for vehicles, extinguishing fires or else.

Every gas cylinder must be designed and manufactured to an approved standard, so it can withstand everyday use, but also to prevent any potential hazards. Furthermore, every gas cylinder must be initially inspected before it’s put into service to ensure they meet the approved standard and then be periodically examined regularly to make sure they are safe while in service.

To reduce the risks of failure anyone who examines, fills, refurbishes, or uses a gas cylinder should be properly trained and have all the necessary skills to carry out their job safely. For proper handling and use, there are a few rules that must be followed. However, one of the most frequently asked questions is if cylinders need to be restrained and here is what you need to know about using gas bottle holder restraints.
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Do Gas Bottles Need to Be Chained?

To begin with, use gas bottles in a vertical position unless specifically designed to be used otherwise. You can find gas bottle holder restraints for the cylinders you’re using, and prevent them from falling or being knocked over. Before making a purchase, make sure to double-check if the ones you’ve selected are the right ones for your gas bottles.
welding gas cylinder for mig and tig welding

Gas bottle restraints and brackets are extremely durable, versatile and adjustable. Make sure to choose restraints that conform to all relevant Australian standards and keep in mind that the brackets are not meant to be used as a weight-bearing device, but on the ground or truck body, not hung up away from the ground. They provide a simple, yet effective method of securing gas bottles to walls and within laboratories or calibration facilities.

For non-refillable cylinders, the restraints are bolted to the wall to provide a secure position and are very useful for placing the cylinders near a technician’s workbench or a docking station. For gas bottles, restraints are available in single, two- and three-cylinder versions, and each restraint is bolted to the wall to secure it in place. Belt straps offer an easier and more efficient method over chains for securing the cylinders in place.

Gas Cylinders in Seismically Active Areas

Gas bottle holders are sufficient at preventing your cylinders from tipping over. In seismically active areas, more than one strap should be used to keep each cylinder in place. Gas cylinder securing systems should be anchored to a permanent building member or fixture. This is necessary for preventing movement during a seismic event.

Transportation of Gas Cylinders

Also, gas bottle holders are used for restraining gas cylinders in transport in passenger or commercial vehicles. It’s important to follow safety instructions for the transportation of both full and empty cylinders. Gas bottle restraints can help you secure all cylinders from moving during transport, considering the forces generated in a traffic accident as well.
safety transportation of gas cylinders

Restrain cylinders by lashing them to the vehicle body using straps, or containing them in a purpose-built frame if transporting them upright against a headboard. LPG gas safety requires outdoor storage in a well-ventilated area, valves firmly closed and LPG gas cylinders to be always transported and stored upright. LPG may be non-toxic, but it’s flammable and potentially explosive.

Never use elastic straps, rope or duct tape for restraining cylinders. If transporting cylinders lying down, make sure to place them lengthwise on the deck. Position the valve facing rearwards, so the base is blocked against the headboard or another strong part.

Make sure to know your gases, and if a gas leak occurs during the transportation, stop and park your vehicle as far away as possible from people and other vehicles, leave it and report the issue. In case of fire or a road accident, do the same and make sure to always advise them of the details of your load, and your location.

Storing Your Gas Cylinders

For proper storage of your gas cylinders, you need to make sure they are outside the building, nominally at ground level and never under a building or stairway. They need to be on a firm, level and non-combustible base and secured to a solid structure. Your gas bottles must be clear of combustible materials and positioned in a way that the safety valves point away from adjacent structures and cylinders.
Gas Cylinder Storage

Lastly, gas cylinders are not dangerous if handled, used and stored properly for gas cylinder safety. They can be dangerous if mishandled, stored improperly or used incorrectly. Storing them indoors, not performing leak testing, not keeping them upright, storing near ignition sources and heating or transporting them incorrectly can lead to hazards, so it’s important to follow every step of the safety instructions, from proper training to regular checking and handling them with utmost care and precaution.