Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Orbital Sander vs. Random Orbit Sander: What's the difference?

A question we received from our last post (click here) was "what is the difference between an Orbital Sander and a Random Orbit Sander?" While they both sound very similar by name, they are very different.


Orbital Sander

This sander is also known as the finishing sander. It uses a fraction (¼,⅓, or ½) of a 9" x 11" sheet of regular sandpaper that is held by clamps. It's sanding area is shaped like a square

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Right Power Tools For Beginner Woodworkers

Power tools come in hundreds of models, purposes, brands, settings, and more. The variety can be compared to computer software: they are made to do certain tasks amazingly and others not at all. You need to know what you want to do exactly before you purchase a tool. As a beginner woodworker, the best power tools to purchase shouldn't be too specialized. You'll want a tool that you can utilize in multiple projects to get the most use and practice out of it.

The most common tools which we would consider "must haves" because they are required for so many purposes are:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Drill vs. Impact Driver: Do You Need Both?


There are so many options when you enter a hardware store... you came for a drill but now you want an impact driver. Now you walk by a fancy looking drill and you're going back and forth not knowing what you want, better yet: need. The two tools can accomplish much of the same tasks, but the speed, torque, size, and bits, are what differentiates them.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Edmonton Fasteners & PCL Appreciation Lunch Event Recap!




Last Thursday, August 31st, we held a luncheon in conjunction with PCL for about 1400 workers and contractors to enjoy at the Ice District site in downtown Edmonton! It an exciting and highly anticipated event with about twenty different vendors including: 3M, Dewalt, Bosch, Makita, Milwaukee, Walter, and many more. After lunch, guests were able to walk from booth to booth and ask their favorite brands some questions, watch demonstrations, make some orders, and receive some free swag. Guests could also sign up to our email list for a chance to win 1 or 4 $100 Cabela's gift cards. WINNERS POSTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!

14 Camping Necessities at Edmonton Fasteners!

Summer is finally here to stay! For those outdoorsy people, such as myself, Edmonton Fasteners carries many products ideal for camping or...