All posts for the month June, 2012

Chicago Steel Tape: A History

June 26, 2012

Daniel M Wheeler was born in Massachusetts in 1846 and grew to be a civil engineer who designed various bridges and railroads. While working on a survey team he began to use women’s hoopskirt wire as a survey tape. This led to the creation of the Chicago Steel Tape Company in the later 1800’s, for ...

Diamond Products 86911 Rider Saw Curb Cutter 2000 Hydraulic Grinder CC2000

June 26, 2012

A curb cutter is a tool needed for city planning to make a curb cut on local sidewalks for pedestrians. A curb cut is defined as a solid ramp, which is typically but not always constructed of concrete, and is graded down from the top surface of the sidewalk to the surface of the adjoining ...

Knaack LLC: 1980-Present Day

June 22, 2012

          THE 1980′S The  1980’s  brought with it a new decade, as well as an entirely new line of KNAACK Tool boxes, offering contractors a solid, durable quality tool box that was simpler to utilize. Some of the new innovations included gas pistons, which were included on the  KNAACK Gang Boxes ...

Top Eight Most Cited Violations By OSHA

June 22, 2012

These are the top 8 Federal OSHA violations for small companies  in construction, this data spanned 16,473 small businesses . A whopping total of 50,630 citation were given out by OSHA representatives  in the  2010 fiscal year. Employers paid more than $46 million total, which averaged out to be approximately $900 a citation. OSHA’s Top Eight ...

DeWalt 19 Lb Sds Max Demolition Hammer 2/Shocks D25891K

June 22, 2012

Does size matter? In this case it does. The DeWalt 19 Lb Sds Max Demolition Hammer 2/Shocks D25891K  punches through concrete slabs, including a 6 inch stem wall, without a problem and is a lot less taxing on your body and hearing than utilizing a 90 lb pneumatic jack in a horizontal position. The D25891k is the ...

DeWalt Multi-Chemistry Worksite Radio Charger DC012

June 22, 2012

 The yellow and black roll cage designed DeWalt Multi-Chemistry Worksite Radio Charger DC012 has the durability to rock on any job site you work, or even if your just looking for a radio to prop up on the back of your tailgate while watching fireworks. It has an engineered 1 hour charge or less, to make the ...

Porter Cable 12″ Deluxe Dovetail Jig 4212

June 18, 2012

 Porter Cable 12″ Deluxe Dovetail Jig 4212 is every woodworker and carpenters dream. This machine delivers so many cuts for furniture making your head will spin with ideas. Most furniture enthusiast agree, once crafted and locked together in place perfectly and seamlessly without glue, that dovetails are beautiful and establish an aura of superior craftsmanship ...

Eagle Manufacturing

June 18, 2012

Although they inevitably decided on Eagle Manufacturing as the company mantle, they just have easily could have selected an animal known for its ability to transform and/or adapt to survive. Why? Because Eagle Manufacturing truly epitomizes a company’s willingness to change with the demands and needs of the day in order to stay afloat during ...

Sumner Manufacturing

June 18, 2012

Sumner Manufacturing began with Joe Sumner in the mid 1960’s while he worked as the Worldwide General Foremanfor Sam P Wallace Co., a mechanical contractor employed by the U.S. government. It was during his tenure there that had an epiphany, there was a huge gap between the amount of quality welding tools in the market that ...

DIY Grouting

June 12, 2012

If you’re ready to take on a quick easy DIY  project, grouting your floors is great  project to finish this summer. Here is the low down on grouting a basic tile floor. Before you begin, make sure you check out a compiled list of your typical needs for grouting before you head down to your ...