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.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide!

Hey there! We hope this post finds you well. We're less than a week away from Christmas and just admit it, you've still got a ton of gift shopping to accomplish. Don't we all?! Thankfully, we've got something for everyone. Check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide below to find gifts for everyone on your list.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Edmonton Fasteners & Tools' 35th Annual Open House

Happy Tuesday! Last Thursday (Dec 7) we had our 35th Annual House! Every year we have an Open House event where we invite long-time loyal and brand new customers to our west location. This year we did it differently, instead of being exclusively in the evening, we made it a 12-hour, 7am-7pm, event.

We had vendors expertly demonstrating and discussing their impressive products, special event-only discounts we offered in partnership with our vendors, over forty amazing raffle prizes, our beautiful staff ready to mingle, and lastly, food and drinks! Around 400 guests were welcomed through the doors.

Dremel sent over a professional wood carver to demo the Dremel Plunge Router tool! Anyone could request on to take home!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Dealing With Ice: Ice Melt vs. Rock Salt?

Dealing With Ice: Ice Melt vs. Rock Salt?

The Edmonton area has been experiencing a pretty warm winter. Sure, October was very cold and snowy, but November and December (so far) has been warm and mainly above freezing temperatures. The issue this causes is ICE. Everywhere.

The snow comes, it melts, it freezes, and now we're slippin' and slidin' all over parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, and roads. Regardless of the ice, when enough snow gets packed down, it becomes hard and slippery, making it hard to shovel as well. A solution to ice and slippery hard snow is: rock salt and/or ice melt. A question we've gotten a handful of times is...what's better: rock salt or ice melt? Some people think they are the same thing, but they really are not.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

What To Look For When Choosing A Snow Shovel

What To Look For When Choosing A Snow Shovel

Living in a world where all we see is a thick blanket of white snow hide the ground for majority of the year; a snow shovel is a necessity. Snow shovels are the easiest and most affordable solution to making sure walkways, driveways, sidewalks, and parking spaces are safe and the most maneuverable. Snow, left untouched and driven over repeatedly will become hard and packed, as well as add height to the ground. This can cause a safety issue, especially if you are parking a tall vehicle inside a garage where the door only open to a certain height. The top of the vehicle could hit the edge of the garage door if the snow lifts it high enough.

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 ...