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Must-Have Safety Equipment in Ottawa for Your Worksite

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Must Have Safety Equipment in Ottawa for Your Worksite

At Ottawa Fastener Supply, we know how important worksite safety is to prevent accidents and to prepare in case of an emergency. For this reason, we dedicate ourselves to providing high-quality safety equipment and gear at affordable prices. As a leading Ottawa safety supply store, we provide all the safety equipment necessary for your construction

How do I keep my project from getting damaged by the clamps?

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How do I keep my project from getting damaged by the clamps

There are a few tricks and disciplines you can implement to prevent your project from getting damaged during the build. Marring wood or metal after placing much time, energy, and heart into a project can be quite defeating. You also know that Bessey clamps are like another set of hands, and your project may not be completed without them. What

How do I take care of my clamps?

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How do I take care of my clamps

Gunk build-up on your favourite clamps can make life in the shop frustrating. By properly cleaning and maintaining your trusted extra set of hands, you ensure many years of usefulness and productive project builds. Keeping your Bessey clamps clean is the simplest thing you can do to ensure they work when you need them to.   Use these tips

10 Things You Should Know About Clamps for Better Project Productivity

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Clamps for Better Project Productivity

You can never have too many clamps. There are many different types used for specific purposes, and then there are those that are so versatile, no shop would be without them. Do you know what clamp to use when? Ottawa Fastener Supply has tons of clamps available for any type of project. We believe you

What Is the Difference Between Metric and Imperial Bolts?

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Difference Between Metric and Imperial Bolts

It happens all the time. You start working on a home or car repair project, and you need a bolt. No problem, you think, as you walk to your trusty coffee can full of nuts, bolts, and screws. You grab an imperial fastener and head back to your task believing that your metric wrench can

How Strong are Stainless Steel Fasteners?

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How Strong are Stainless Steel Fasteners?

Many people assume that stainless steel is the strongest metal available and should be used whenever possible and for just about any application. In reality, it is a soft metal comprised of an alloy of low carbon steel and chromium. Because the low carbon steel cannot be hardened, stainless steel is actually weaker than regular

What are fasteners?

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What are fasteners?

When working on your home improvement project, you not only want to have the right tools for the job, but you need the right fasteners. Do you know what you are looking for when you want to attach your 2 x 4 boards to your 4 x 4 posts? Fasteners are more tools in your

How Long Do Tool Batteries Last?

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How Long do Tool Batteries Last

Learn How to Maximize the Lifespan of your Batteries One of the most important factors that determines battery quality is its lifespan. How long do tool batteries last? That could depend on the battery’s type, Ah, voltage and cycle life (number of recharges, before losing the ability to retain energy). Most major power tool brands,

What Does “AH” or “ah” Mean on a Battery?

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What does “Ah” or “AH” mean on a battery

Select Your Cordless Tools Wisely While the convenience of cordless power tools makes them extremely valuable for DIYers, as well as professional tradespeople, a key aspect that sets them apart is how long these tools work between recharges. The letters “Ah” or “AH”(“amp-hour” or “ampere-hour”) that you see on your battery essentially denote the charge