So you just had a landscaping company come to see a tree you want cut in your backyard, and they quoted a price that made you go “Damn, for that much money I’ll buy my own chainsaw and do it myself, cut the wood down and use it for my wood stove.” But before you make such an investment, there are several things you need to know about chainsaws.
Every tool has some potential to inflict harm and chainsaws are no different. Handling them properly and safely is of utmost importance, so you should always look to buy some protection equipment along with them. But first things first, let’s talk about all the different types of chainsaws, so that you can make an informed decision when buying one.
An electric chainsaw is ideal for light-duty tasks like light cutting, trimming and pruning (tasks that require less power). They operate very quietly and are relatively easy to start and maintain. There are cordless and corded models, so where you’ll be using the chainsaw most commonly is something you should ask yourself as well.
A cordless chainsaw is more mobile, but has limited operation time and the batteries on it make it slightly heavier. Depending on how much you use it, you might need an extra set of batteries with you. On the other hand, corded saws are lighter and don’t need any recharging or fueling. They do require an extension cord capable of reaching the work area, so you may need to keep its cost in mind as well. You’ll have to pay attention to the cord while working, keep it out of wet areas and try not to cut it.
Gasoline powered types are superior in power and mobility. Even the light-duty models can efficiently cut down large trees, not to mention the professional-grade ones. This type uses an engine which operates on a mixture of gasoline and oil, which you can pre-purchase or mix it yourself. The amount of power these chainsaws have depends on the size of the motor. However, the more power, the more weight added to it, so you don’t want a chainsaw so big that will be hard for you to handle for long time periods.
Regardless of which type of chainsaw you opt for, there are some features you should be looking for which improve safety, efficiency and comfort as you cut. Some of these features include: anti-vibration, automatic oiler, spring-assist starting, low-kickback bars, tool-less chain adjustment, chain break, air-cleaning features and so on.
One of the most versatile tools that builders use is the jackhammer. Ironically, even though it’s mostly used by builders, the jackhammer’s main purpose is destroying and drilling (concrete and pavement, among other things). Typically, jackhammers are powered by gas, liquid or electricity and they’re a fusion of a chisel and hammer. Whether you’re looking for a heavy-duty model for industrial use or a small hand-held jackhammer for some small project around the home, there are quite a few types of jackhammers, each of which serve a different purpose.
When used correctly, jackhammers can be invaluable tools used for many different purposes. But if they’re being mishandled, they can pose a serious threat to the user and everyone around him, as the primary purpose of the tool is drilling, and the speed at which it operates can cause excessive vibrations, making it slightly unstable. Here are the three most popular types of jackhammers: Read More
If there’s electricity, there are likely a couple of cables in there as well. That also includes vehicles, which to my surprise, a lot of people neglect. When upgrading your stereo or installing accessories like LED lights to your truck for off-road riding, you should expect to be dealing with wires and cables in the installation process. Moreover, you’ll probably be best off getting car wiring accessories like a wire harness, cable assembly, wiring loom, etc. Read More
Every year, thousands of Australians receive compensation for injuries they’ve sustained while on the job. That can be very costly for the business, not just in terms of paying out large amounts of money for compensation, but manpower and productivity can also be affected. For this reason, every business should try to minimise the risks of injury as much as possible, and in the case of office workers, that means utilising the correct working desk environment, especially the chair.
Isn’t it incredible to think how far we’ve gone from the concepts of computer-like machines, such as those of Charles Babbage, and Ada Lovelace in the 19th century?
Followed by Alan Turing’s computing machine in 1936, ABC’s first digital computer in 1937, the first programmable computer of Konrad Zuse in 1938, Tommy Flowers’ Colossus – the first electric programmable computer; all of this in the 20th century set the grounds for the technological boom we’ve been witnessing in the last two decades.
One of the most important factors when it comes to successfully selling products is having an appealing, eye-catching packaging. But besides having an attractive product package, wrapping it with an extra layer of protection for safe transport is equally essential. For this reason many businesses of all sizes opt for plastic packaging.
Even though the general opinion on plastic wrapping is negative, it’s in fact not as bad as people make it out to be. At least not with the technology available today. Thanks to numerous innovations, there are ways to recycle the materials used for plastic packaging, making it a far more environmentally friendly solution than it’s alternatives.
For instance, most alternatives to plastic wrapping weight almost 350% more, use about 80% more energy and create a 130% higher risk for global warming. In other words, plastic wrapping weights far less and costs less to ship, meaning the greenhouse emissions and the energy used are significantly decreased. Now that we’ve debunked the myth behind plastic being extremely bad for the environment, let’s take a look at some of the benefits plastic packaging provides.
Plastic wrapping materials offer superior durability over other packaging options. Plastic film that’s used for wrapping is of extremely high quality and hard to damage. You can probably think of at least one time when you tried tearing a plastic wrap to open a delivery package or a 6-pack of beers wrapped in one and you had to use extensive force to do so. This makes plastic wrapping materials ideal for products that need to be transported, especially over long distances.
Finding the ideal impeccable protection for all the products out there is very hard. Partly because of the many shapes, sizes and designs, as well as needing different types of protection. However, with plastic packing almost any product can be firmly packed and securely protected. Plastic can protect products from harmful factors like moisture, dirt, etc. The reason being is that plastic wrapping is tightly placed over products and it holds it firmly in one place.
Compared to other packaging options, plastic packaging is very affordable. Moreover, the tight enclosure it provides on products saves space, thus it’s extremely convenient to use in factories and warehouses, which opens up space for other things to store. Furthermore, it requires less space in transport, meaning more products can be shipped at once.
Though we should feel blessed to be part of such a technologically advanced era, modern lifestyle is taking its toll on our well-being. Worst of all is we’re not really aware of it. We live our lives thinking if we get in the habit of exercising enough, and start eating a well-balanced diet, we’d be in primary health. And then we get devastating results something still isn’t right.
The reason our health still isn’t as great as we expect it to be is because of being exposed to so many toxins around, and in fact eating food that’s been deprived of the many necessary nutrients thanks to all the processing it goes through (yes, even food with labels that say it was enriched with certain vitamins).
Add to this a bit of stress exposure on a daily basis, with the lack of sleep, and health issues are bound to arise. However, fret not, this is where you can get help in the form of supplementation, that you can find like the well-known Nutralife vitamins online as well as minerals, and herb-based products with a bit of search. Read More
When in doubt how to furnish or redecorate your living room, a good start is to turn to the masters. And who can boast with a long history of home design and improvements if not the Scandinavians? Perhaps the fact that the Northern climate keeps these people locked inside is the reason why their homes are the pinnacles of interior design. And since us Aussies are fans of the outdoors, we’d certainly benefit to learn how to achieve the Scandinavian balance indoors and freshen up our living room.