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Have You Calibrated Your Arm, Recently?

Have You Calibrated Your Arm, Recently?

In 1979, a major automotive dealer’s head mechanic was also the crew chief on his son’s racing team. He rose to head mechanic because he worked much faster than anyone else. He saved time by not using torque wrenches because, “I have a calibrated arm.” He could tighten a bolt and then a torque wrench […]

Tired of Walking?

Tired of Walking?

We get reimbursed for mileage driven on company business. But try claiming mileage for the distance you walk back and forth to your gangbox on the job, and you’ll get laughed at. Excess walking back and forth on concrete not only wears you out, it consumes job time that you should use to accomplish the […]

Tools for Better Torque

Tools for Better Torque

Getting torqued up? To know if you’re tightening connections properly, you use a torque wrench. But how do you know your torque wrench is accurate? An inaccurate torque wrench can mean irreversible damage to expensive gear. Your first line of defense is to use quality torque wrenches. As with your other tools, buy industrial grade […]

Bending metallic raceway, Part 3

Bending metallic raceway, Part 3

Previously, we looked at a six-step method for bending a stick of metallic raceway. We also looked at how to make an end bend. Another type of bend, which is best done with an offset bender, is the offset bend. If you don’t have an offset bender, can you correctly make offset bends? Yes. You […]

Bending Metallic Raceway, Part 2

Bending Metallic Raceway, Part 2

In our first part, we looked at a six-step method for putting a bend in a stick of metallic raceway. That’s fine, if you’re just trying to put a standard 90 or 45 in a straight stick. If you never miscalculate, never run raceway in odd spaces, never have to run raceway around obstacles, and […]