Why Every Workplace Should Have a Shop-Vac

The shop-vac is the utility infielder of the workplace. Like the baseball player who can play just about any position, this versatile little vacuum can perform practically any cleanup job no matter how big or how small. Also known as a wet-dry vac, a shop-vac usually is a small, portable, yet powerful vacuum cleaner that … Read more

Benefits of Bulb Siphon Pumps

A bulb siphon pump is a simple, yet essential, piece of equipment in practically any workplace. It uses simple physics and vacuum power to quickly and efficiently siphon liquid from one container to another without spilling a drop. Perhaps the biggest benefit of having a bulb siphon pump is that the user doesn’t have to … Read more

The Science Behind Scissor Jacks

Older drivers can remember when floor-standing jacks came standard with most cars. These devices used a lever — usually the crow bar — to jack a car’s bumper up inch by inch when changing a tire on the roadside. Floor-standing jacks went out of vogue about the same time donut spare tires started to become … Read more

What to Look for When Buying New Casters and Wheels

A lot of different types of materials handling equipment rely on casters or wheels to get the job done. Casters and wheels come in many different sizes and materials. Plus, they attach to the materials handling vehicle or other devices in different ways. For example, casters and wheels used on furniture dollies are typically bolted … Read more

Hose and Cable Reels Increase Workplace Safety

HosesĀ and cords are commonly used in many different types of operations. Whether they are water hoses, air hoses to power mechanical equipment, or even electrical cables, hoses and cords provide a valuable service. Yet hoses and cords also create a potential safety hazard, especially when sprawled across high traffic areas. They are a serious trip … Read more

5 Things to Look for When Buying a Mechanic’s Crawler

A mechanic’s crawler is the little board on wheels that enable auto mechanics and others to slide under cars, trucks, and other equipment. They are sometimes called mechanic’s creepers as well as crawlers — which is pretty creepy by itself — but there is nothing scary about using one of these convenient devices. They can … Read more

Investing in Lift Tables Can Save You Money in the Long Run

Quick: What is the average height of all the employees in your workplace? In the US, the average height for men is 5 foot 10 inches. For women, the average height is 5 feet 4 inches. But that’s the national average. Most of your worker are going to be either taller or shorter than that. … Read more

Replacing Casters Cheaper than Buying All New Equipment

If you have a dolly, cart, or other materials handling transport vehicle that is out of service, you may not always have to buy an entirely new replacement. In many cases, you can save money and get your vehicle back on the job faster by simply replacing its casters. Casters are the wheels the fit … Read more