Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Featured Product: Dewalt DCN890 20V Cordless Concrete Nailer

Dewalt produces impressive and contractor-grade performing cordless power tools, so we weren't surprised when we loved their recent product. Dewalt partnered with Powers Fastening and introduced a new 20V cordless concrete and steel nailer: the DCN890 (on sale for April 2018!).

It differentiates itself by removing the need for gas fuel and powder loads, thus, eliminating the costs to regularly replace these sources, as well as fumes and the need to store cartridges. Goodbye powder actuated and gas concrete nailers, hello more convenient, rechargeable batteries! Plus, if you already use 20V batteries on your other Dewalt power tools, it's extremely quick and easy to switch the battery from one tool to another.

Top 3 Quality Issues from Cheap Fasteners

Like anything, when price is the biggest deciding factor, and staying on budget is the purchaser's largest concern,some things, such as quality, get overlooked. When it comes to fasteners, sacrificing quality is a big no. In the long run, cheap fasteners will only jeopardize your project, your reputation, as well as affect your progress. You may even end up spending more by always having to replace defective and broken cheap fasteners. 

Why You Should Not Skip Out On Quality Fasteners

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Proper Torque Wrench

Firstly, what is a torque wrench? A torque wrench is used to apply a specific torque accurately to a nut, bolt, or other fastener. It will typically have a gauge to indicate the amount of torque being applied. Torque wrenches are ideal for applications that require tight nuts and bolts without over-tightening. They're used mainly for automotive and industrial purposes. When it comes to choosing a torque wrench you must consider: the size you need and the style of wrench you want.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Difference Between Brushed & Brushless Motors

Brushed or brushless? Which one is better? You've probably noticed that tools with brushless DC motors are higher in price than brushed. Does that mean their performance is higher? Whether it's brushed or brushless, these motors are both rotating because of the same thing: magnets. Just like putting two same sides of a magnet together (N & N or S & S), they push away. This is the same force that keeps the motor shaft continuously rotating.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

6 Crucial Tips To Jobsite Safety!

Jobsite safety: it's a topic we get introduced to on the first day or week on the job, get the safety gear and education completed, and then move on. Sometimes, time goes by and where we were once careful, we start to become neglectful. We forget to put on safety glasses, proper footwear, a safety vest, or maybe even a harness. We start using old equipment for longer than we should and that can become a big safety issue. Here are a few tips for employers and workers to stay safe and out of danger's way at the jobsite:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What's the Different Between Acrylic and Silicone Caulk?

When people buy caulk, they have a few choices: water-based, polyurethane foam, butyl rubber, latex, the most common, however, are acrylic and silicone. While many people, without research, will think they are the same, there are significant differences between the two. The largest difference is in the way they are used. Keep reading to find out more!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What and How To Use 3M Firestop and Fire Barrier Products

We sell many 3M fire stop and fire barrier safety products at Edmonton Fasteners and Tools. The question is, which ones do you need and what are they for? Sure, you could try them all and overload the building with fireproofed walls, pipes, and ceilings, but why not just fireproof more effectively? Below we describe the various types of 3M fire safety products as well as what they're used for.

Intumescent - swells or expands when heated.

Featured Product: Dewalt DCN890 20V Cordless Concrete Nailer

Dewalt produces impressive and contractor-grade performing cordless power tools, so we weren't surprised when we loved their recent pr...