Draper Plasma Cutter 70058

In addition to the three standard states of matter, namely solids, liquids, and gases, there is also a fourth state called a plasma. Plasmas are particularly interesting for their unique real-world applications, one of which is the plasma cutter. These metal-cutting devices harness the power of thermal plasmas to quickly and accurately slice through sheet metal. In this post, we delve into the world of plasma cutters: First, we define what exactly a plasma state consists of and the different types that exist. Then we investigate how plasma cutting machines work and the components involved. Finally, we spell out the steps taken to operate these metalworking devices.

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If you are a car or motorcycle owner, the performance of your vehicle's battery will, at some point, need some attention. Consequently, you are likely to come across the terms "battery charger" and "battery conditioner". Understandably, you might wrongly assume that they refer to the same thing. However, there is a significant difference between the two. While battery charging simply replenishes the energy within a battery, a car battery conditioner goes a step further by restoring the battery's capacity and addressing some common vehicle battery issues.

In this post, we will explore the concept of battery conditioning and shed light on why it is crucial to perform it periodically to extend the life of your vehicle's battery. In particular, we delve into the reasons behind using a battery conditioner and explain how it can effectively restore the performance of lead-acid batteries. Finally, we will look at some commonly-available battery conditioners that are available on the market today.

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Bosch Professional cordless tools

The Bosch Professional cordless tool systems cater primarily to the construction worker and tradesperson. As a consequence, the power tools tend to be very high-performing and durable. Unlike some other cordless power tool battery brands, the Bosch Professional cordless ecosystem is relatively simple. It consists of a single 18V-based category for the vast majority of its cordless power tools. In addition, it features a smaller 12V-based system for its compact range. That's it!** No FLEXVOLT business, no 80V systems! Just plain old 18V and 12V but with a large and diverse array of tools to choose from.

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Makita logo

Makita has a history of making some of the best, high-precision power tools and its cordless ranges are no exception. Surprisingly though, for such an excellent power tool manufacturer, Makita's cordless power tool systems are a touch on the confusing side.

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DeWalt cordless ranges

DeWalt has established itself as one of the leaders in cordless power tools. The company currently has three different power tool ranges and multiple cordless models that fit into each system. The mainstay of their cordless tools are their 18V XR tools (which includes the 18 XR tools with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE), while their 12V XR tools represent their compact range. To cater to the construction trade, DeWalt also offers a high-powered range of 54V-based tools that begin to approach the power of mains-powered corded tools. Like other reputable power tool brands, DeWalt is gradually moving its cordless line-up to brushless motor designs, which provide greater power, longer runtimes, and extended tool longevity.

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Threaded rods

Threaded rod or threaded bar is used in a wide variety of construction and DIY projects, mainly due to its versatility and cost-effectiveness. However, when it comes to cutting it to size, it is not immediately clear what the best method to use is, especially if one has a lot of them to cut. In this post, we explore the pros and cons of using different cutting methods and try to settle on the best way to cut threaded bar for different users.

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