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 moreWhy Every Workplace Should Have a Shop-Vac

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 moreBenefits of Bulb Siphon Pumps

Be Careful When Mounting Hose Reels to Walls

Hose reels make it easy to store heavy duty industrial hoses used to keep your workspace clean. But it pays to put a little thought into mounting a hose reel on an exterior or interior wall before you begin. Hose reels themselves don’t tend to be all that heavy. They may weigh a few pounds … Read moreBe Careful When Mounting Hose Reels to Walls

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 moreThe Science Behind Scissor Jacks

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 moreWhat to Look for When Buying New Casters and Wheels

Hose and Cable Reels Increase Workplace Safety

Hoses¬†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 moreHose and Cable Reels Increase Workplace Safety

How Hydraulic Jacks Let You Lift Thousands of Pounds

When you need to lift a car to work underneath it or move a heavy piece of industrial equipment, you wouldn’t risk injuring yourself by trying to hoist it with your bare hands. You probably would use a specialized lifting tool such as a hydraulic jack to safely lift and move heavy object. But how … Read moreHow Hydraulic Jacks Let You Lift Thousands of Pounds

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 more5 Things to Look for When Buying a Mechanic’s Crawler

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

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 moreReplacing Casters Cheaper than Buying All New Equipment