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How Does a Torque Wrench Work?

How Does a Torque Wrench Work?

A torque wrench is a precision tool which is used to apply a certain tension to screws, nuts, bolts, etc. They are useful in applications where fastening accessories, such as nuts and/or bolts, must have a specific tension. It is commonly used in equipment for handling low-pressure liquids and gases, internal combustion engines, air conditioning, bridges […]

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Chisels for Wood Turning, How to choose?

Chisels for Wood Turning

The lathes used for the machining of parts are a powerful indispensable tool in the metal-mechanical industry. However, today’s sophisticated lathes have their ancestors in ancient machines that appeared several centuries before the Christian era and that were destined to work the material available par excellence at that time: wood. Woodturning is today a vast market […]

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How to Maintain and Use a Pickax

Maintenance and Use of Pickax

The origin of this useful hand tool dates back to prehistoric times. The first peaks were nothing more than antlers of a suitable species of antelope such as deer, skillfully carved by man for ease of use. They were mainly used in agricultural tasks and were precursors of other more complex tools like the plow […]

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Different Types of Files and their Specific Use

Different Types of Files and Its Specific Use

The file has existed since practically the pre-industrial era; it is an extremely simple manual tool but indispensable in the toolbox of almost anyone. Its primary use is roughing metal parts, wood, and to a lesser extent, plastic. It is a ubiquitous tool, with dozens of different models. We will focus on the different types used […]

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How to Use a Pruning Saw Properly

How to Use a Pruning Saw Properly

In any pruning activity, saws are one of the essential tools that must be available to carry out the work effectively and efficiently. As widely used cutting tools, there are several types of pruning saws designed to facilitate the work and to provide greater protection to the user.How Does a Pruning Saw Work?The functional essence of […]

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A guide for using Flat Pliers

How do Flat Pliers Work?

Flat pliers are hand tools that work in conjunction with the force of man, i.e., require the arm and hand of a user to perform its function. Otherwise, it would not be possible. The force applied to the handle when it is pressed, transferred to the lower arms which are used to hold, bend wires, […]

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The Best Socket Set Buyers Guide

The Best Socket Set Buyers Guide

A set of sockets allows us to carry out work more concretely and effectively. The force we can exert with this type of fixed wrench adjusted to a ratchet is considerably greater than with other types of wrenches. So they are suitable for any work and very varied situations. A set of socket wrenches consists of […]

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