Repurposing Shipping Container

Repurposing Shipping ContainerShipping container architecture is slowly making its way in the mainstream architecture and design. As a result, a lot of business owners are already considering in utilizing this rather inventive and cost efficient alternative in building their brick-and-mortar business. Evidently [more]

House Jacking: Why Do It?

House Jacking: Why Do It?Apart from moving to another town, there are a lot of advantages that you could exploit in jacking your house. On the other hand, a lot of homeowners are initially “bullied” by just how costly and the inconvenience that it can bring to the whole family. That aside, house jacking is a [more]

Tough Tool Talk: Rollers

Tough Tool Talk: RollersIndustrial, automotive and construction fields are often associated with state of the art machineries, heavy-duty equipment and solid gears that can pass within the test of time and abuse, primarily to assist us in getting the job done and right. More often than not, it takes a lot of [more]

Replacing New Set of Tires: Things to Consider Before Buying One

Replacing New Set of Tires: Things to Consider Before Buying OneWhen it comes to car maintenance, it seems that tire replacement is one of the most things that car owners always take for granted. It’s quite understandable, since car tires are not cheap, and oftentimes confusing. On the other hand, keep in mind that this component is responsible for [more]

Tough Tool Talk: Jack Stands

Tough Tool Talk: Jack StandsHaving a reliable service jack in your car can save your car from running with a flat tire. On the other hand, having a jack stand can save you (literally) from freak accidents such as… Errr, being “flat”. Kidding aside, hydraulic lifts and service jacks serve ONLY to lift your [more]

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5 Stages on How To Organize Your Garage

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Garages can either be a haven for your DIY and other projects or a breeding ground for filth. Having way too much time (and space, obviously) in collecting things –most of which are rarely or never been used, this specific area where vehicles are supposed to be sheltered suddenly becomes a makeshift extension of your [...]

Understanding ISO Grades in Hydraulic Oils

Is it really that important to know the hydraulic oil’s ISO-VG?

There is a reason why hydraulic oils are invented, and so does with its various ISO grades. Most hydraulic tools and equipment – particularly lifting equipment – use specific hydraulic oils to ensure optimum usability and efficiency. And these oils vary according to the standards set by ASTM. What’s the importance of these grades anyway? [...]

Pneumatic VS Hydraulic: A Test of Efficiency

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Some say pneumatic power is better, while others claim hydraulics is far more versatile. This is probably one of the most debated arguments in modern mechanics. Although almost the same in terms of mechanism, they differ in methods of transporting power to the equipment in order to exert the needed pressure in performing certain tasks.Pneumatic [...]

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Although the convenience of using hydraulic-driven pumps comes in various forms, there are times that it still needs an assisting equipment in order to maximize their use of certain other tasks. Most of these gear add-ons serve as an extension or an extra limb to perform a specific tool’s secondary operation apart from its specific [...]

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In all its basic form, the hydraulic spreader is arguably the most versatile tools there is. Its capability to be employed to nearly all forms of industrial tasks makes this underdog attachment transcend among in the fields of manufacturing, mechanics, construction and even in the domestic arena. The hydraulic spreader In essence, functions by inserting [...]

Tough Tool Talk: Automotive Cylinders

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Hydraulic Cylinders are one of the staple components that can be seen in various industrial workplaces merely because of its versatility and solid resistance. Mechanical, agricultural, manufacturing and construction employ this hydraulic attachment as an aid for almost any required single-acting hydraulic tasks when attached to a specific reciprocating engine or frame machines. Hydraulic cylinders, [...]

What Makes Hydraulic Tools Standout?

What Makes Hydraulic Tools Standout?

There’s no wonder why most large scale construction sites, automechanic buffs and DIY enthusiasts rather choose hydraulic tools over pneumatic and mechanical equipment. For one thing, the efficiency when it comes to all-around performance is remarkable. Along with this, hydraulic tools can be a contractor’s savior in the event that electric and gas sources are [...]

Preventing Hydraulic Pump Failure

Preventing Hydraulic Pump Failure

The hydraulic pump life is the main vessel of any hydraulic tools and equipment and machineries such as rams, presses, cylinders and pullers by basically converting mechanical power to hydraulic energy. Without the aid of this chunk of formidable equipment, large scale hydraulic tasks such as lifting, pressure holding, pushing, pulling and pressing would be [...]

Tough Tool Talk: Impact Wrenches

Tough Tool Talk: Impact Wrenches

Tightening, loosening and fastening tasks often use socket tools such as ratchet, swivel head, flex-head and click type. Although effective and can get the job done, socket wrenches like these require a large chunk of exerted force and pressure to ensure well-tightened nuts and bolts. Thank the power tool gods, impact wrenches were invented to [...]

How to Change Oil for Your Hydraulic Jacks

How to Change Oil for Your Hydraulic Jacks

Basically, fluid – particularly oil – is the main lifeline of every reliable hydraulic jack, be it bottle jacks or service jacks. It is what pushes the pistons upwards to do the heavy lifting. Without oil, it won’t be able to perform its usual tasks of lifting heavy loads, that’s why always make it a point [...]

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