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Have you ever noticed that the power drill you are using is a multi-tasking tool type? It is indeed like a magic wand that can easily use for most households and most industrial applications. Power drills are upgraded with many external accessories that make them a versatile tool. So, let’s find out what are the top power drills and accessories that widely used in industrial applications.


Power drills are one of the conventional tool types that are often found in any industrial workshops or even in the household. They are common tools for sheet metal fabrications or repairs, woodworking, and electrical and general household applications. The applications of power drills start from affixing fasteners to cutting sheet metals.

Before power drills come into the market the drills used are powered manually by operator force. In order to operate them, the force was applied axially on the drill and it was a kind of hectic task for tool users. They are even used for drilling metal types and yet not effective as power drill types. The efficient drilling tool for large-scale productions was made more complicated those days.

The traditional tool types used in past include tools such as Eggbeater hand drill, Breast drill, brace drill, crank drill, etc. It’s rare to find these with the high-tech tools in the market now.

On the other hand, the evolution of power drill types made it more efficient and no need to apply force manually as they are operating either electrical or pneumatic sources. Nowadays these tools are equipped with customized accessories that enable them to use as versatile tools in many engineering applications.


Currently, different power drill types in the market are customized per application in different industries. But generally, all the power drills are falling under one of these types mentioned below.

  • Standard Electric Drills
  • Pneumatic Drills.
  • Heavy Duty Drills.


These are multitasking tools that are falling under power drills with high portability and easy handling. They do not need physical exertion to operate like traditional drills. Standard Drills are divided into cordless and corded types depending on the power source. The corded types need to plug into an electrical supply unit and it does limit the distance but you can use an extension for quite a distance use. When it comes to working for long periods or with higher power requirements corded types are the best ones. The most standard drill types are in the range of 500-1000 wattage and if the wattage is higher, it works less compared to other ones.

The cordless is portable and powered by batteries. The battery types used for cordless drill types are NiCad, NiMH, and Li-Ion.  Normally Li-Ion Batteries give more power and endurance than prevailing NiCad and NiMH batteries used in battery-powered drills. The cordless drills are rated by voltage and the above batteries include 9.6 to 16v volts generally.

Wiha zu Hause 20V 3In1 Cordless Impact Electric Drill Driver 18+1 Torque 40NM Li-ion Battery Electric Screw Driver with 2 Speed Power Tool

Product Reference – The drill type shown above is a cordless impact drill type. It is a multi-tasking drill tool that can be used as a screwdriver, drill tool, and impact drill. It has a detachable lithium battery pack including over 15 gear torque adjustments. Refer to the product description for more details.

The impact drills, reversible drills, and hammer drills are also a subset of standard electric drills. Hammer drills are used mainly in constructions fields for drilling tough materials like stone or concrete.  It creates a pounding force and is not likely for affixing fasteners. The Hammer drill types are customized for masonry tasks such as rotary hammer drills equipped with an extra grip for easy handling. D-Handle drill is another hammer drill type that has D handle feature and trigger held at the back to allow easy handling when power drilling and combination drill provide both impact and hammer functions. These types are also used in mixing applications as well.

220V 1300W 3 in 1 Impact Electric Hammer Drill Electric Rotary Hammer Perforator Pick Puncher

Product Reference – The above drill type is recommended for a corded drill that can be used for heavy-duty drilling as well as electric hammering and affixing fastener types. This impact hammer-type electric drill has a forward grip that has provided easy handling and better grip. Included with high wattage and voltage that can be used in industrial applications. Refer to the product description for more detail.


Pneumatic drills are widely used in heavy-duty applications and are powered by compressed air and are known as “air-drill”. These tools are often applied in drilling concrete, rock, and pavements. Not only that these pneumatic tools are widely used in structural workshops in the aviation industry. These tools provide more safe and efficient work rather than electric drills. But the tool types that are used in constructions fields emit high weighted noise levels of over 80 Db.

Following straight shank air riveter can be recommended for professional applications. It includes a self-locking adjustable chuck with a drill bit holding capacity of 1.5-10mm. Refer to the product description for more detail.

TORO TR-5200 22000RPM Pneumatic Drill High Speed Straight Drill Machine Drilling Grinding with 1.5-10mm Chuck


If you are starting or running a workshop that operates continuous drilling operations you will need a drill press which provides you far more pros dan other drills. Drill press types are there with different sizes and capabilities such as benchtop drill Press, floor drill press, CNC drill press, Mill drill, etc. These tools provide more efficient work and unlike hand-powered drills, human involvement is less, and more accurate drilling can be obtained. These drills are equipped with adjusters and running tables to affix the specimen to drill it accurately. So, some of these tools are specifically designed only for drilling or cutting. CNC drill types are available that are programmable and are recommended for use in mass production workshops. 

ML-BD1 Bench Drill Stand 1050W Mini Electric Bench Drilling Machine Drill Chuck 3-16mm

Product review – The above drill type is a mini bench drill stand which is perfect for general workshop practices. Include 6-speed regulation and a cast iron stand that can hold the workpiece. Refer to the product description for more detail,


The power drills utilize some of the accessories that are built to use for different applications. Therefore, upgrading your power drill with these accessories will create your drill a versatile tool. The following are the general accessories that will fit into general power drill types.

  • Magnetic bit Holder and bits– The bit holders are there that perfectly fit in your drill chuck. The holder is capable of holding the fasteners due to their magnetic effect in them. Not only that holder can accept a variety of screwdriver bits with different.  The drill can be used as a screwdriver and yet holding the removed fasteners is a plus point.


3pcs 1/4 Inch Hex Magnetic 80/120/140mm Screwdriver Bit Holder Socket Extension Bar

  • Universal Wrench– This is a type fitted into a drill that can loosen and tighten any type of nut or bolt even if the nut or bolt is broken. The universal wrench is made to adjust the perfect size of the fastener type. It is recommended to buy a wrench and use it with your drill. Refer to the following product which is often found in the market.

7-19MM Universal Socket Adapter Wrench Sleeve with Power Drill Adapter Tool

  • Double-headed sheet metalnibbler – Sheet metal nibblers are used to cut sheet metals with different patterns precisely. Nibblers include a handgrip that allows you to cut sheet metal precisely Normally shears create less waste but nibblers are more efficient and precise for medium-scale sheet metal cutting applications. 14 -16 gauge metal cutting can be achieved by a nibbler attached to your power drill.

Drillpro 5Pcs Upgrade 360 Degree YT-160AS Double Head Metal Sheet Nibbler Cutter Drill Attachment with Wrench Cutting Blade Set for Electric Drill

  • Drilling guide– Drilling guides are often found in the market that use as a jig to hold the drill. The guides can make angled cuts and angle measurements to adjust them for the correct angle.


Adjustable Drill Stand Holder Drill Guide Attachment for 10mm to 13mm Electric Drill

  • Grinding Wheel adapter – Affixing this accessory can make your hand power drill to a grinding machine. These adapters can easily be chucked into the drill tool and can be recommended for general grinding applications.

  • Sanding disc pads– These kits are equipped with pad bits that can affix to the hand drill and use in sanding and polishing. For the same sanding and polishing operations, you can use sanding drum sets that can sharpen rough curve edges.


We have discussed typical power drill types that are used in engineering applications and their accessories. So, let’s discuss how to choose the perfect power drill which suits your industrial needs. When you are buying a power drill first thing you need to consider is the type of the drill and application. You need to have a clear idea of choosing the drill type that will suit your application. Get yourself familiarized with your tasks and the type of drill you need.

Consider drill wattage, voltage, and battery endurance mainly. If your tasks need a continuous high-end drill type choose one of the heavy-duty drills. Move into corded ones unless you need more powerful and higher speeds, otherwise choose a portable hand drill. Portable drills give you a multi-tasking capability that can switch into various applications. When choosing a portable power drill try to buy one with a Li-Ion battery as it has high endurance and lifetime. A voltage of 16-32 volts would be ideal for the professional user.

The ideal speed of a drill bit depends upon the size of the bit and the material being drilled. Generally larger bits need to turn slower than smaller bits otherwise they may overheat and lose the quality of the drilling. Choose a power drill that can adjust the speed, and torque to working levels, and go for a corded drill if you need high-speed drilling. Generally, when larger chuck sizes are equipped with a larger motor. If you affix larger tools go for a larger chuck drill tool. The common chuck sizes are 3/8 & ½ inches and some chuck types need keys to adjust with bit sizes. So, it is good to have a keyless chuck otherwise you will need extra time to fix the bits.

It is a wise decision to choose a cordless power drill with the above features for general engineering applications. The cordless drills give handiness, portability, safety, and dual batteries. But it has these drawbacks like a higher price, prone to defects. So, it is your choice as the operator to choose the perfect one out of dozens of varieties of drilling tools.


As per the above discussion, you will now have a brief understanding of general and professional types of power drills and their accessories. Always keep in mind to buy a tool type for your professional tasks which are recommended by your industrial standards. Unless it will affect your workmanship of the end task.











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As a result of the technological revolution over the years, many industries tend to implement tools with high technology embedded in them. It has proven over time the effectiveness of using them for various professional applications. Their simplicity, cost and time effectiveness, and multi-tasking abilities replace the conventional tools to aside. Let’s discuss more on 5 high-tech tools used by professional technicians and how are their impact on your industrial applications.


High tech tools are often implemented in many industrial applications like Construction, Automobile, aviation, etc. When compare with Engineering applications, high-tech tools provide a lot of benefits to the operator even though they are costlier than conventional tools.

The pros of using high tech tools are,

  • High-quality output – limit the defect percentage and human errors,
  • Efficient and productive – increase productivity and reduce Downtime,
  • simplicity and remote – easy handling and portability,

Apart from that these tools are efficient in large-scale applications that save time and increase the output. The major drawbacks are high cost, consuming a considerable amount of power, and maintenance cost which is only applicable for some tools.

Various unique high-tech gadgets make easier your Engineering applications. Let’s discuss the top 5 of them briefly.


The following types of high-tech tools are commonly used in welding, sheet metal, and soldering applications.


Welding machines (Welder) are the primary tool type that is used in all arc welding processes. It outputs adequate power (either AC or DC) to the welding electrode thus providing the best welding arc characteristics with maximum efficiency. It is necessary to choose the best welder for your welding applications unless the quality welded part cannot be obtained.

The welder types are found in either DC or AC power output. Normally AC power is used for higher temperature ranges, position welding, and mainly aluminum welding. The welding quality of AC types is not optimal as the delivery of heat varies with current variations. These AC machines are widely used as it is cost-effective and do better welding at positions or points. On the other hand, DC machines give you a smooth welding experience as they give a constant current allowing you to have homogeneous chords with high welding stability. Not only that DC machines provide you the adaptability in different welding processes such as TIG or Argon. When buying a welding machine, it is always good to go with DC comparing the above discussion.

The output of welding machines normally ranges from 5-1500 ampere and volts 10-40. Based on power output type, polarity, and function the welding machines are classified into different types such as Welding Transformer (AC type), Welding thyristor, Welding rectifier, Converter, Welding analog power supply, etc. Apart from analog controls nowadays you can find digitally-driven machines that will ease switching into parameters like current, voltage, arc length, type of current, and pulse current output.

When choosing a welder, you should consider these factors. At first, you should decide what processes you are capable of. That means if you are a beginner, you should probably go for the MIG welder type and if you are a professional welder your best choice would be the high-tech TIG welder type. TIG welding machines are quite used in the aviation and automobile industry where thin metal welding is prevalent. As discussed above DC power welders are the ones you should consider for a long-time business and always used the quality products which are recommended by your industry requirements.

Normally in the aviation Industry welding is considered one of three repair procedures where the metal can be joined without fasteners. The welding machines need to be selected to satisfy the requirements for the type of welding being undertaken. Apart from that, the welder who has been trained in welding processes for each metal needs to use the welding equipment manufacturers’ information to decide the equipment good to go for the welding.

Here are the welding machines types which are often available in the online market that can be recommended based on the above for professional welding applications.


MIG-200AL 6 in 1 220V Inverter Arc Electric Welding Machine MIG/MMA/LIFT TIG/PULSE AlMg/PULSE AlSi/DOUBLE PULSE Welder for Welding Electric Working LCD Display

Product review – The above inverter type welding machine is capable of performing General arc welding types. It has welding accessories and a digital screen panel to customize the process. For further detail refer to the product description.


220V ZX7-200 miniGB 200A Mini Electric Welding Machine IGBT DC Inverter ARC MMA Stick Welder

Product review – The above tool is a DC inverter ARC MMA stick welder mini type that can be recommended for general welding applications. The mini-inverter ranges from 20-200 Ampere DC and includes a strap, wrench, and a holder in the pack.  For further detail refer to the product description.


F90ES 3500A Dent Puller Multifunctional Spot Welder Welding Machine Repair Kit Additive Kit

Product review – The above tool is a multi-functional welder mini type that can be recommended for general welding applications including dent pulling and other welding repairs etc.  As per the manufacturer, it has low power consumption and the package includes a pull hammer, carbon rods, and an additive kit with a box. For further detail refer to the product description.



A plasma cutter is a high-tech cutting tool that is used to cut metals by using an ionized jet of gas. They are often used in light and heavy industries wherever quick, accurate, and precise cuts of flat, pliable metal are needed. Normal inside of a cutter high voltage electrode rapidly heats a compound gas mixture to a higher temperature when starting. The gas mixture includes shielding gas which is used as a propellant and redirects the jet to the desired point in the metal. Plasma can be safely used with most non-ferrous metals and commonly Steel, Aluminum, Copper, and Brass. Plasma cutters can be found attached to portable kits, fixed stations, and robotic arms and programmed (CNC) to the desired pattern of cutting. There are two types handheld and Mechanized plasma. The key difference is that mechanized plasma machines use a specific torch setup attached to a machine that is controlled automatically by CNC. For industrial high-end use most probably, a mechanized machine is preferable.

Pros of this product over-handled plasma tools are versatility, Fast and precise cut, efficiency and safety ensured due to automation. Cons would be the limitation of cutting metal thickness, noisy and generates excess fumes, maintenance costs. It is recommended to use these machines in a ventilated area and must wear PPEs to avoid accidents.

The following product is a hand-cutting plasma machine that can be used in sheet metal cutting especially for welding purposes.


Product review – The plasma cutter above shown is capable of cutting 0 -45 mm thickness metals with high speed. The cutting gun equipped with the machine can be also used with numerical control for better cutting. It includes an air pressure regulator to be regulated at specific thickness ranges and the machine is designed with high quality while providing safety functions like circuit breakers in case of emergency. This high-tech gadget is Ideal for small-scale metal cutting workshops. For further detail refer to the product description.


High-tech soldering stations are widely used in professional soldering applications mainly for temperature control rather than using soldering iron only for soldering tasks. The soldering iron cannot control the temperature as it only heats up to a specific temperature.  Through temperature control by a soldering station following advantages can be obtained.

  • To keep solder tip temperature as low as possible to avoid oxidizing before using it for the soldering task.
  • Controlling temperature prevents damage to the components you are soldering. Some electronic components are very heat sensitive. Holding the tip against the lead for long will transfer heat into the semiconductor and cause it to damage.
  • Quick tip heating – With a temperature-controlled tip, you can apply a lot of currents, heating the tip to temperature quickly. Once at temperature, the current is reduced to prevent the tip from overheating which will ruin the tip very quickly.
  • Temperature recovery – When you touch a tip to the metal you want to heat, this removes heat from the tip. The controller will sense this and apply more current to bring the tip back up to the desired temperature.
  • A temperature-controlled tip allows you to leave the tip hot between uses. With a simple uncontrolled iron, the tip will burn up if you leave it for long.

When considering the above you will probably buy a soldering station for your professional applications unless it causes more disadvantages including higher power consumption due to the inability of temperature control.

A high-tech soldering station provides the above-mentioned advantages with ease and a comfortable manner. Apart from that, you will get a digital screen with safe modes, an additional hot air gun for rework, shrink tube applications, and for cleaning the work area after soldering.

As stated earlier, you are the one to choose the perfect soldering station that will suit your capability. You need to consider the wattage, quality, and safety features after choosing the desired unit. Higher wattage means higher power to work for long times. The build quality is also essential for any periodic checks for the maintenance in the manuals. The soldering stations are usually two types ESD safe & non-ESD safe which represent the measurement of electronic discharge when an object with different potential gets close. It is good to have ESD-safe stations as it avoids the forming of static charge on iron and station when soldering applies.

Properly maintained stations can be last for years without replacement. Check whether the high-tech soldering irons come with accessories sets including soldering tips, sets of tweezers, a de-soldering pump, a cleaning sponge, etc. Normally stations come with the above sets but keep in mind to buy the whole pack otherwise you will need to waste money buying individual items separately.

Following high-tech soldering station can be recommended for industrial soldering applications. It covers all the aspects discussed above including wattage, quality, and design standards.


ATTEN MS-900 500W 4 in1 Rework Station Electric Iron Tweezers Hot Air Guns Soldering Station Maintenance System

Product review – The soldering stations include 3 tool channels that can use independently without any interference. Include hot air guns for both rework and de-soldering applications. Equipped with the general tool kits and a maximum power of 900W. For further detail refer to the product description.


High-tech tools indeed provide more advantages rather than conventional tools used in engineering applications. It is a wise decision to move to a high-tech tool if you are looking for long-term use and have a passion for performing engineering tasks accurate and precise manner. There are over dozens of high-tech tools for each engineering application and always use to buy a tool that is recommended by tour industrial standards or experienced professionals.





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Measuring instruments are of a wide range and types for different measuring purposes. As a professional, you need to know which type is adequately implemented in your applications. Apart from the instrument type, you need to be aware of specific characteristics in each measuring instrument before buying from the market. Let’s look into conventional professional measuring instrument types and how to choose the perfect one for your measuring applications.


When in an industrial environment, to assure a product is fabricated per your intended design criteria, or to measure the wear or damage extent of a product, you will acquire a professional measuring instrument that will suit your applications. Thus, you will need to consider the following factors listed to choose a perfect measuring tool.

  • Suitability & compatibility
  • Quality & Standard
  • Durability
  • Operation
  • Cost

Suitability & Compatibility

First, you need to identify what you are measuring. Decide the measuring criteria, whether it is linear, angular, thermal or pressure measurement, etc. After figuring out the measuring criteria you need to compare the suitability of the measuring instrument with the measuring item. Check whether you can measure the desired aspect of measuring through the instrument. As an example, you will need a probe to measure the depth of a product or need measuring jaws to measure the diameter of a product. Then check the units of measurement and how far you can measure from the particular measuring tool. You will find similar types of measuring instruments built with different scales and scale ranges for use in different applications. Likewise, review the measuring instrument’s suitability before you are going to buy it.

Quality and Standard

This is the main factor you should focus on buying any product. Do not deceive with price and capability of measuring tool if it is not conformed to industrial standard or desired quality of the design. It is your responsibility to choose the tool that matches your industrial perspective rather than going for a tool for any other industrial applications. Most of the measuring tools are used to measure metallic materials and instances where the effect of the environment is considerable level. In similar cases like that, you will need measurement tools that can withstand these circumstances. It is a wise decision to buy a quality and standardized measuring tool whenever you are buying it for professional applications.


Durability comes with a good quality of a product. When you buy a measuring tool check whether the tool is capable of using it for a considerable period. Otherwise, you will need to replace time to time and your money is in vain. Some measuring tools need to calibrate in a certain period and you will need to focus on these time frames of maintenance and calibration to keep the tool in a good shape to use in your applications.


You will wonder, how is the operation affect the measuring tool. It certainly does when you use tools for specific purposes. You need to be aware of instances where a measuring instrument needs to measure a specific factor a product that needs extensive gadgets in the measuring tool. As an example, you will need a caliper with specific jaws designed to measure a welding depth and angle of a product. In such cases do not go for a multi-task tool that can use the same operation. It won’t always give a better reading unless it is a high-quality standardized product. It is highly recommended to buy an instrument that can use only limited desired applications.


Of course, this is the first factor that anyone will focus on rather than the above-discussed factors. Do not always go for the cheap product as well as vice-versa. Research the range of tools that is available to your budget at first. Then deal with the above factors and choose the perfect one. Not only that do not deceive with the comfort and portability with respect to build quality and durability. As for the author’s recommendation, comfort and handling capability come second when compared to tool quality and durability. So, use your professional mind to choose the desired perfect product without affecting your wallet.

By taking the above into your checklist of buying a measuring tool, you can choose a perfect measuring tool that fits your industrial applications. As per the author’s recommendations following tool types can be used for professional applications. If you need a measuring instrument that suits the following criteria, give it a try.


Here are some measuring tool types that can be used for general professional applications. The preferences of these tool types can be vary depending on different industrial standards.


A feeler gauge is a handheld tool often used to measure gap widths in engineering applications. A taper feeler gauge is a feeler gauge tapered and find in different shapes to provide ease in taking measurements. These tools themselves consist of a variety of small lengths of steel (known as blades) of different thicknesses which have size measurements marked along with each piece. The main advantage of the feeler tool over the other measuring tool is, it provides the user with a visual clue of how wide a gap is as it physically fills the gap with its metal blade.

The following tool is the best example of a feeler gauge with a cone steel round shape that will provide comfortably measuring the depth of products.

1-45mm Cone Feeler Taper Aperture Gauge Steel Round Hole Tapered Ruler

Product Review – This gauge is fabricated with carbon steel with a nickel finish on the measuring part. The product quality is better and includes a good grip to hold. It has a graduation scale of 0.1 mm and ranges between 1-45mm range. You can choose a gauge type depending on the measuring range and can be recommended to use measuring in industrial applications of internal hole diameter, depths.


Vernier calipers are the best measuring tools used to measure linear measurements including product length, inner and outer diameter with a precision up to 0.01mm. Currently, digital type is prevalent and it is quite easy and provides fewer errors when taking manual readings. The calipers are widely used in aviation industries as the measuring tool to measure structural parts after any maintenance and repair practices.

Vernier caliper is fabricated including some parts/jaws to ease in measuring some small-scale measurements. The upper jaws are used to measure the inner measurement of an object, while the lower jaws are used to measure the outer measurement. A depth rod is present in the later part to measure the depth of the product. These are mainly used for industrial purposes where the measurement of the curve, cylindrical bodies and, accurate measurement of metallic parts.

Here is the best example for a professional type of digital vernier caliper for your professional applications.

Digital 0-300mm 0.01mm Caliper Stainless Steel Electronic Vernier Caliper Metric/Inch Measuring Tool

Product Review – This digital caliper is made up of stainless-steel type and the beam and vernier units are heat-treated to provide a better metal finish. The digital screen is an LCD type and includes a separate part closed to affix the battery into it. The entire build quality is highly durable and the scales are clearly marked and the jaws are easily adjustable. This tool has a range of 300mm and includes a screwdriver to affix the battery and jaws. The caliper is well stored in a box and includes a user manual. Overall product quality is satisfactory and can be recommended for industrial application in aviation and other mechanical industries.


Some calipers are fabricated customized for different applications. The following type is used for measuring welding parts.

0-20mm Stainless Steel Digital Welding Seam Measuring Caliper Digital Weld Gauge Electronic Weld Inspection Ruler

Product Review – The above caliper types are used especially in welding applications. The jaws in calipers are designed to measure welding angles and the main jaw is to measure the welding depth of the metal joint. It has a range of 0 – 20mm and includes a digital reading screen providing ease in taking readings. Recommended for taking measurements in welding parts and joints in industrial applications.


Hardness testers find in large-scale workshops to measure the metal and alloy hardness. They are categorized per the test methods they have been using. Several factors are considered when choosing an industrial type of hardness tester. They are test load, hardness range, accuracy level, and adaptability of the device.

Apart from the main hardness tester types, the handheld types are often used in industrial applications too. They are equipped to operate by hand providing pressure to measure the hardness. It includes a variety of anvils that permits testing a great variance of shapes. It is quite useful in sheet metal applications where hardness testing is needed.

The following tool-type represents a perfect portable handheld hardness tester which is prominently used in many industrial measuring applications.

Handheld Webster Hardness Tester Aluminum Alloy Durometer Soft Metal Hardness Tester Pipe Sheet Sclerometer

Product Review – The WEBSTER Hardness Testers are portable instruments that can perform on-site hardness testing on aluminum alloys, brass, copper, and soft steel. A quick and easy test, the hardness value can be read out directly from the indicator with a simple clamp. Suitable for testing aluminum alloy profiles, tubings, and sheet materials. Especially suitable for fast, non-destructive quality inspection on the production site. The above type can be used to measure the hardness of metals up to 13mm thickness. Include a measuring dial on the gauge that can easily read the measurement readings.


Anemometers are widely used for measuring wind speed and temperature in industrial air conditioning and controlling products. They are commonly used in electric power, steel, petrochemical, and other industries. The measuring tools that are commonly found in the market are used for general purpose measurements. Here are some widely used anemometers found in the market for general and industrial usage.

GM8903 Anemometer Wind Speed Meter Temperature Measure USB Interface

The above type anemometer can be used in measuring airspeed related to electric power, petrochemical, and other related industries. This type is a split type digital airflow anemometer and includes a handle and a probe that can insert into a specific location where the airspeed needs to be measured. Includes a USB interface and digital screen showing both temperature and airspeed.


As per the above discussion, you have got a brief idea about a few conventional types of measuring instruments that are available in the market for professional applications. Keep in mind to follow the above-discussed criteria for choosing a perfect tool for your applications. Not only that it assures you of buying a better product but also save your budget too.











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Are you planning to open or restructure a sheet metal workshop? Have you been updated with the latest power tools in the sheet metal industry? or are you stuck to the same old conventional tools? There are a bunch of power tools are available in the market that will provide many benefits for your sheet metal fabrication applications. Out of those, Let’s discuss the top 5 power tools that come in handy in your sheet metal workshop.


Are you a sheet metal fabricator who is concerned more about precise and accurate sheet metal processing? If so use of power tools is a must. Power tools are the tools that provide you with more efficient accurate output to your industrial sheet metal applications. They are either powered electrically from a power source or come in portable with attaching a battery to it. They not only provide you with an accurate or precise metal finish but are also more convenient to use by any untrained working person.

When briefing industrial applications, it may relate to automobile, aviation, and mechanical industry where sheet metal applications are prominent.

If you are an operator or owner of a private aircraft fleet or a Maintenance Repair Organization that provide maintenance facility to both commercial and private aircraft, you will need to have a sheet metal workshop. In there, you need to have a solid toolset that will make your sheet metal process more accurate and efficient. A lot of structural repairs in the aviation industry are based on sheet metals and it is a must to perform each task with high workmanship. Buying a perfect power tool gives you fewer worries in performing those tasks.

When considering mechanical and automobile industries the same context discussed is applied. Keeping a power tool by your side will provide you extra comfortable in accomplishing sheet metal tasks.


When you are working in a sheet metal environment, at the end of the fabrication process your object is to accomplish higher workmanship. To achieve this, you need to have perfect tools which convenient to use and provide you with a smooth fabrication process. The perfect tools may define with the metal type that you use in the fabrication or repair process. Also, it defines the scale of the process and how accurately you need to complete the task. Make sure to check the power sources available in your workshop facility before buying these tools. Some tools work via pneumatic power and electrical power. So, it fully depends on the facilities that you have around the workshop. Apart from the above tool types, some of the power tools are made for portable use. They gain power from a rechargeable battery and it’s a plus point for a power tool to have. Another main point you need to check before buying power tools is the tool design. The design should be ergonomic which provides a comfortable feeling when you implement the tool. If you are buying an electric power tool, make sure the contact area is well insulated and designed well to avoid any electric leaks. Pneumatic power tools are used especially for drilling and cutting purposes that need to have a proper pneumatic source to gain power. Make sure you have a proper setup before buying a pneumatic tool. Always choose a perfect tool that adheres to the standards and requirements specified related to your industry. Not only that make sure you have purchased a durable tool that satisfies your budget.



Lathe machines are well known as ‘mother of machining tools’ in which they can be implemented for shaping, drilling, sanding, knurling, turning and cutting, and other metal machining purposes. As it can be used for various purposes, widely used in any sheet metal workshops.

It’s not much easy to buy a mini metal lathe machine at once. You have to consider several factors before you purchase this. Because you are investing a huge amount of money to buy this machine. First you should consider the size of the machine. It should match with the work which you are going to perform. Apart from size, consider the durability, power and torque range, speed, warranty, and customer service. The mini type is quite useful in small-scale sheet metal fabrication and repair purposes and is convenient to use.  Always try to take a machine with a 3-jaw chuck that will grasp the work quickly with the best accuracy. Because the three jaws move simultaneously when adjusted by the chuck wrench.  Also, be wise to choose a machine that has variable speeds so that you can work on both finer as well as heavy work.

Mini Metal Lathe 550W Metalworking Tool Variable Speed DIY Processing Bench Top

Product Review – This product is made up of high-grade iron which is equipped with nylon gears that provide wear-resistant, more accurate rotation, and durability. This mini metal lathe machine has a variable speed range from 50 to 2500RPM which enhances quick work. This can be operated either manually or with the adjustable auto feed rate which can be considered as a good feature.  Hardness and the accuracy of the V-slideways are obtained by raw material, heat hardening, and grinding. This is equipped with an emergency stop button which may help you in different situations. For example, when you need to stop this machine immediately you can use this emergency stop button. This will help you to manage your work smoothly. The machine consists of a 3-Jaw self-centering chuck and a full-length backsplash that provides maximum protection.


Metal sheet cutters are available for sheet metal cutting purposes in any metal fabrication process. These power tools are categorized per metal type being cut, the quantity, and the operator experience. Nowadays metal cutters are available in a portable form that provides easy handling. The cutting tools include both shear and nibblers that provide you smooth cutting experience. It is the operator’s choice to choose a perfect tool for the required application.

2800 SPM Air Powered Nibbler Tool Cutting Punch Shear 18 Gauge Metal Steel Sheet Cutter

Product Review – This can be used to cut metal sheets and tube cutting. This has a speed of 2800SPM and length of 200mm/7.87″, This can nibble aluminum, plastic, tin and other metals up to gauge rolled steel. Recommended air pressure for this is 90PSI. Applicable to automotive sheet metal operations, sheet cutting, and cutting of various metals.



Choose a drill with more power that makes your work easier. Also, consider a drill where you can control electronic speed.

Product Review – This is with 6 gears maximum working stroke and having a working range of 150mm. Consists of a strong power-full copper high power motor with gear rotation and 1050W high power. Also, with adjustable head height which can be adjusted, according to the work needs which is more convenient and flexible.  Has a precise lifting and lowering gained by the rocker arm that can adjust the height of the head up and down. With one key start, the six-speed adjustment provides fast and convenient work. because of the heavy iron base weight and the three-hole screw positioning can reduce the noise. Also, it helps to make the work more stable without vibration and movement. High-precision three-jaw stainless steel chuck is strongly clamped to ensure that the center of the drilling is not offset and is stable. Consists of a 7.60mm adjustable stroke which precise simple operation, precise control of drilling depth.


This handheld power tool is used for cutting, grinding, and polishing different types of metal. Make sure you purchase an angle grinder that’s durable and compatible with your sheet metal task.

Cordless Angle Grinder 18V Li-ion 16800H 180mm Handeld Electric Angle Grinder Industrial Grade

Product Review – This is with a powerful motor that works more efficiently, fine soft glue fuselage which fit into the palm making it easier to operate. Consists of a removable dust cover design which can reduce the fly in the work to enter the machine. Other significant features are a one-button switch that makes it easy for one-handed operation and a locking shaft button design that helps to replace the grinding wheel easily. Also, the thick protective cover of this machine can prevent the damage caused by spark splash. The other unique feature is the ventilation design, which helps to reduce the temperature. This can be used for polishing, cutting grinding metal/stone /wood, etc. the machine has a voltage of 300V, power of 900W, battery capacity of 68tv/16800mah. charging time is 2 hours and can be used for 30 minutes continuous working.


Apart from conventional, electric, and pneumatic power drill tools, cordless air drills provide high mobility and easy handling features. The weight may be heavier than a corded one but it will not cause any drawback to your drilling task. The cordless ones include a rechargeable battery and make sure you pick a one with a high-power capacity that will run longer periods.

TORO TR-5100 3/8inch 1800rpm High-speed Cordless Pneumatic Drill Reversible Air Drill for Hole Drilling

Product Review – This comes with a Pistol type design that provides handheld operation flexible and convenient. This can be used for metal, plastic powerful drilling, threading, and other operations. Provides high efficiency and high precision drilling. This consists of an adjustable self-locking chuck, clamping gear and reversible switch. This is equipped with an air intake filter design which facilitates the effective filtering of impurities. High-quality gear makes it easy to wear, free to control the speed, and easy to align the center. High-intensity work safety is provided through this machine.


As we discussed in the above discussion on power tool types and the tips to buy a perfect type, it all depends on operator preference and the facilities around the workshop.  The above-discussed power tools are general professional types that are in compliance with general standards and can be used in any industrial application. But make sure to purchase the tool type that is clearly recommended per manual references and standards based on applicable industry. As mentioned earlier, power tool types discussed here comply with standards, and those tools are prepared with unique features in it. These unique features make the power tool ensure its high quality, efficiency, and safety. So always be wise to choose this type of significant power tools that facilitates your work as well as your mind.



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Whenever you need to affix any object, part, or equipment, the first-hand tool you would keep by your side is a screwdriver. Screwdrivers of different types are easily found in any hardware shop and the online market. But are you having enough knowledge of choosing a perfect one for your tasks? If not, let’s have a discussion on everything you should get to know about screwdrivers.


Screwdrivers are widely used in many industries as an affixing hand tool for fastener installation and removal. There are at least dozens of distinctive screwdriver types but generally, few around 4-5 types are conventional. From general household applications to industrial usage, the screwdriver applications can be compiled and categorized as follows.

  • Electrical and Electronic industry applications – Computers, mobile phones and electrical parts and accessory installation removal, avionics related component fastener installation removal, etc.
  • Mechanical product installation and removal – all the mechanical components affixed with different types of fasteners.
  • Woodworking and Carpentry applications

In the market, you can find different types of screwdrivers that are manufactured for different applications. For mechanical usages like automobile and aviation industries, there are toolboxes to be purchased. The toolbox includes special types of screwdrivers along with other special tools for specific tasks. Screwdriver handle designs are prevalent nowadays with the ability to attach different screwdriver type bits that make them easier to use. Not only that there are power screwdrivers in the market that can operate using electric power.

JAKEMY JM-6114 70 in 1 Ratchet Screwdriverr Hand Tools Phone Electrical Maintenance

Product review – Portable hardware tools pack which includes 1 x JAKEMY JM-6114 70 in 1 Ratchet Screwdriver Hand Tools. This is a Compact design with lightweight and high hardness. Interchangeable precise manual toolset. Consist of a no-slip handle and is made up of PP & TRP &CR-V steel.


20pcs/Set Countersink Drill Bit HSS Screwdriver Tools Drill Driver Kit Flip Drive Portable LZ

Product review – Package includes 1 x Drill Driver, 8 x Bits (2 each:PH0,PH1,PH2,PH3), 8 x Flathead Bits (2 each:1/8″ 3.2mm, 5/32″ 4mm,3/16″ 4.8mm,1/4″ 6.3mm), 2 x Countersink Bits(3/32″ 2.4mm, 1/8″ 3.2mm), 1 x Allen Wrench and 1 x Case. Well packed for convenient use and storage. Made up of alloy steel. Hard and durable. This easily switches between bits in seconds.



As there are dozens of screwdrivers in the market, it is better to know what the common types are. Basically, the type of screwdrivers varies with the fastener head type which is going to tighten or loosen. Identify the following conventional screwdrivers that are used in almost every task related to driving screws.

Phillips Screwdriver/Cross screwdriver

Do you know why this screwdriver got this name? Because it’s designed to screws with Philips heads/cross-shaped recess. Its unique X design grips the screw firmly in the center which copes with higher torsion. This is self-centering. This has five different sizes ranging from zero to four. Be wise to select the correct size, if not it will strip and make it difficult to remove.

Torx or Star Screwdriver

Its design with a crew head with a six-point star-shaped intrusion provides more torque and a secure grip on the fastener head. This can be commonly used in mechanical productions where more torque can be applied.

Torque Screwdrivers

Don’t get confused with Torx. This has a torque-limiting clutch that allows a limit on how much force is applied beyond a certain threshold value. So that inversely tight enough torque can be applied without falling out.

Insulated Screwdrivers

This is ideal when you need to deal with electrical work. These are constructed from non-conductive materials. This can provide you the safety when working in a hazardous environment.

Flathead Screwdriver

The most common type of hand tool. Multi-purpose and can be typically used for a range of applications. This can be used to tighten or loosen screws that have a straight linear notch in their heads.

Tri-Wing Screwdriver

This is mostly used for smaller screws and components. This was originally designed for aerospace engineering. But now commonly used for other general purposes too. For example: Opening mobile phones, computers.

Pozidriv Screwdriver 

This is a modified version of the Phillips screwdriver. This has a blunt tip and small ribs among the blade between the main edges which is designed to avoid Cam-out. Also, it provides greater surface contact. This can be differentiated from the Phillips screwdriver from the feature of four notches marked into the head of the Pozidriv screw.

Hex Screwdriver

The unique feature of this is the hexagonal tip which can be used to loosen tighten hex nuts, bolts and screws. Hex screwdrivers are also available in extensive range of both standard and metric sizes.

Square Screwdriver

This is designed for use in furniture manufacturing operations and for other tough materials too. This fits with a square-shaped recess. This has the capability of reducing the cam out issue in slotted screws. Fasten action can be gained. Known as Robertson tip. Five different types of square screwdrivers are available.

Precision Screwdrivers

These screwdrivers can be used for extremely small screw-used devices. For example, mobile phones, watches.

Electric Screwdrivers and Impact Drivers

Electric Screwdrivers are compact power tools that can be used to assemble furniture or screw softwood or other similar materials.  Impact drivers can exert a sudden force that can be used to drive into or remove harder, denser materials.

Apart from general types mentioned above, following types of screwdrivers are also available in some industrial applications.

Triangle Screwdriver

This type is often used with electronics, toys, and appliances. Head is beneficial as it makes it more secure and tamper-proof.  It’s very difficult to remove without a TA screwdriver. Hence can be used for security purposes.

Magnetic Screwdrivers

Screws attracted by the magnetic force. used in the electronic field. The unique feature is, this reduces the risk of accidentally dropping off screws.

Ratchet Screwdrivers

This applies turning force in only one direction. The opposite side is moving freely. Easy to drive because no need to move the bit in and out of the screw head at the end of each turn. Therefore, fast action can be gained.


Why do we choose a perfect screwdriver for affixing/removing fasteners? Let’s clarify it first. If you do not buy or use a perfect driver, it may lead to damage to the screw type which ultimately affects the workmanship.  Not only that sometimes you need a special type of driver to affix or remove the screw from a product. It is a must to decide the perfect screwdriver bit for your screw head. By choosing the right match bit size, you will prevent damaged bits, stripped screws, and spoiled work surfaces. At first, you will need to search online for go to store and ask for the necessary info related to screw gauge corresponding to drive point sizes.

The screw may be in a position in which you need to lengthy screwdriver to affix or remove. For example, long drivers are often used in engine compartments on automobiles. Short drivers come in handy when you need to affix or remove a tight screw. When you need a driver to use it in an open, easily reach screwdriver you need a driver with a moderate length, only use very short or very long drivers if the job cannot be performed otherwise.


PENGGONG 615 4PCS Telescopic Screwdrivers Set Dual Purposed Nut Driver Repair Tools

Product review – This is a five pieces screwdriver set made up of high-quality Chrome-vanadium steel. This has the features of high hardness, high-pressure resistance, corrosion resistance, long lifetime, compact and elegant. Head with a multi-function screw head and this can be used in the automotive industry, household maintenance, manufacturing industry.


WORKPRO 139pcs Home Tools Household Tool Set Screwdrivers Set Pliers Sockets Spanner Wrench

Product review –There may be instances where you need a power tool for affixing/removing screws. There, you will need an electrically powered driver to fix it. In such a situation the above-discussed factors need to follow to choose the correct driver bit unless you will end up damaging the entire assembly or a product.


HILDA DC 16.8V/21V Cordless Drill Electric Drill Wireless Drill Electric Screwdriver Lithium Battery Power Tool

Product review –This has a soft-grip handle that makes work easier and rubber handle accents to reduce vibration. An added advantage of this is,  it illuminates the workspace when used in a dark environment. This consists of a rechargeable-Lithium battery.

There are some Standards that you will get tips on choosing the best driver for your application. For example, ISO 2380-1:2004 will provide necessary technical specifications and test conditions for the screwdrivers and, in the case of hand-operated screwdrivers, specifies the test torque which the blade-to-handle connection shall withstand. Read and get familiar with other standards like ASME B107.600-2016 & NASM85643 if you are looking to buy a screwdriver set for professional use.

Another factor in choosing a perfect screwdriver type is the built quality of the driver. The driver needs to be hard enough to apply force on the screw to affix or remove it. Along with hardness, it will need a certain degree of toughness in it. Try to find a driver with good wear & corrosion resistance which will provide a better shelf life. General materials that are good for manufacturing screwdrivers are Chromium-molybdenum steel (Cr-Mo), chrome vanadium steel (Cr-V), Carbon Steel (CS), S2 tool steel, The above material will perfectly match a multi-function screwdriver that will need the above-mentioned quality. The screwdriver grip is also a good factor to be concerned about.   An insulated fine grip will provide you with a better handling experience and will prevent getting in touch with electricity when affixing /removing screws in areas of avionics and electrical applications.


Multi-purpose Insulation Screwdrivers Repairing Tools Kit Ergonomic Handle

Product review – Its ergonomic handle design facilitates easy work and provided an added advantage of prevention from occupational illnesses because pliers in it require less force and reduce pressure on wrists. Pliers in it play a major role in ensuring occupational safety. Tool tray also has been designed to make work easier as it always has the right tool at hand when necessary.  This is featured with a large, stable, strong, and secure lid brake. Very compliant to use as well as with extra safety for the user.


115-In-1 Screwdriver Bits Set Magnetic Screwdriver Bit Torx Multi Mobile Phone Repair Tools Kit Electronic Device Hand Tool


Product review – This consists of 1 Pc handle, 1 Pc flexible Extension Shaft, 1 Pc extension Bar, 1 Pc Tweezers ,3 Pcs Plastic Pry Tools, 1 Pc SIM Card Remover, 1 Pc Magnetizer / Demagnetizer1 Pc Suction Cup, 6 Pcs Opening Picks, 1 Pc Bit Holder for Power Screwdriver, 98 Pcs Screwdriver Bits. This can be widely used in the disassembly and assembly of mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, watches, electronic cigarettes, drones, game consoles, cameras, glasses, and desktop computers. This is with an extension cable of the screw head which helps to reach a position that cannot be targeted by ordinary tools. This feature makes it convenient to use.


After going through this article, now you should have a proper knowledge of choosing the perfect screwdriver for your work.  You know that, if you don’t use the correct screw type then it may end up with damage to your screwdriver as well as the for the object/screw.  Not only that sometimes it can cause harm to you also. In order to avoid this type of unnecessary scenarios it is always best to use the perfect screwdriver for the relevant work. As mentioned in the above product reviews, now it is easier for you to choose it. Because there all the unique features of each screwdriver have been distinguished. You don’t need to roam around. Just select what you need by a single click.











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Are you often use soldering for bonding electrical connections, plumbing, and metalworks…? Do you aware of specific tools apart from the soldering iron that is widely used in soldering applications, or are you a beginner for soldering. Well, let’s discuss different soldering applications and conventional tools that make your soldering process much easier and smoother than before.


Metals may be joined by mechanical means (bolting, riveting, etc.) or by welding brazing, soldering, or adhesive bonding. Out of these, Soldering is a process of joining metals by flowing a low melting point alloy termed ‘solder’, between the surfaces that are to be joined.  It is essentially an alloying process in which certain elements in the solder combine with the metals of the joint, and this is only possible if clean metal and clean molten solder are brought into effective contact.

The basic equipment required for normal soldering operations is a ‘Soldering iron’ of a suitable type and a source of heat (these may be combined, as in the electric soldering iron), solder of the correct composition for the job in hand, and a suitable flux-more elaborate equipment is needed for such special applications of the process as sweating and dip soldering, but these types of soldering are not usually encountered in the general workshop. Let’s discuss briefly soldering types widely used.

Following are the general types of soldering applied on different temperature levels.

  • Soft Soldering– General type of soldering used for joining wires and small components. The joining parts of soft soldering are not exposed to higher temperatures (normally ranging between 90-450 degrees) and are not subjected to higher loads and forces. The solder type used in this process has a melting point ranging between 150-350 degrees and is commonly lead or tin. Zinc chloride is the common soldering flux used in soft soldering.
  • Hard Soldering– This type uses a solder that is higher temperature and stronger than those used in soft soldering. This type is also known as silver soldering where silver mixed with tin is utilized as a solder in the process. Brass is also used as a solder for this type and to strengthen the connection a blowtorch is implemented. Normally in this type, solders have a temperature range of 600 – 900 degrees and fluxes are in paste form.
  • Brazing – This type uses metals with a melting point than the above-said soldering types. The process is much similar to hard soldering where the metal being bonded is heated rather than being melted. When both joining metals are heated at a higher temperature the melted solder is placed in between two joining metals.

As solder is used in joining the metals or components in a circuit or metalwork, flux is used to prepare the joining surface to perform the soldering perfectly. It removes any contamination in the metal surface and helps in wetting the molten solder between metals and protects the joints from re-oxidation during soldering.

When performing any of the soldering types described earlier, a proper solder needs to be used. There are some standards to choose the perfect solder type for soldering applications. Some of them are ASTM B579, ASTM B907, ASTM B828 by ASTM international. It is a good practice to adhere to each mentioned standard before you are in to any of the engineering processes.

Proper safety practices need to implement when carrying out a soldering process. The correct type of PPE must be worn to prevent hazards caused by heat. Not only that fumes are released when metals are being heated during the soldering process. So appropriate respirators and goggles, gloves need to use. You can use the following recommended PPE when working on brazing soldering tasks.

Product review – The above respirator is a full-face mask type with a chemical filter and anti-dust cover.  It provides 2 in 1 protection for both eyes and covers the nose as well. It can prevent Can various organic gases, such as formaldehyde, gasoline, ether, suitable for spray paint, oil, machinery, polishing, dust, etc. Can be recommended for use in brazing soldering tasks as a Safety PPE.

Now we have a better understanding of soldering and the types of components used. Let’s discuss the main topic, the conventional tools that are implemented for soldering applications.


The conventional tool types mentioned below are the basic tools that will make your soldering task a perfect one.

  • Soldering Iron
  • Soldering Station (Generally includes conventional Soldering stand, Control unit, and a Sponge)
  • Soldering Iron tips
  • Soldering Hand tools – Scrapers, Tweezers, Holders, Clamps


Soldering iron is the most essential tool used in the soldering process. A soldering iron consists essentially of a copper “bit” secured to a holder, to which is fitted a heat-resistant handle.  The bit varies in weight, according to the nature of the work for which the iron is intended. Normally for the general workshop, bits of 4 ounces are used and adequate for most purposes, but very small bits may be needed for ultra-light soldering in very confined positions.  The bit is the heat reservoir of the tool, and it must be large enough to heat the job adequately.  If you are buying a soldering iron make sure to check the wattage other than the thickness of the tip.  If the iron has a higher wattage, it will heat up quickly and it helps the tip to maintain the higher temperature throughout the process.

The following types of solder iron are available in the market that is customized according to the power, capability, and type of soldering.


Traditional soldering irons are easily available in the market and are used in general soldering activities such as soldering electronic components and household usage. Make sure to look for the wattage when buying a traditional one. Normally for soldering electronic components, ideal power would be 25-40W, 40-60W for household use, and industrial usage such as soldering thick wires, sheet metals 100w is needed.

220V 30/40/50W Electric Temperature Tool Welding Solder Iron Tool 500℃

Product review – This product is ideal for general household applications, wood soldering jobs, and electronic component soldering applications. It is also available in 30,40,50W power variations and is easy to operate. Handle design is good for general usage and worth buying for general applications.

Normally soldering iron comes with a wire directly connected to a plug, but nowadays in the market, you can find a soldering iron with a USB output which makes it easier to plug into power sources like power banks & other portable power devices. The mobility and easy operation are the advantages of these types.

SI-169U 3D Printing Repair Set USB Soldering Iron Quickly Heats Up in 15S, Low Power Consumption Electric Iron

Product review – The above soldering iron is powered via an 8W USB port.  It can heat up to 500 degrees and it is mentioned that it will heat within 15s which is a good feature for quick soldering applications. Include a soldering iron stand, protective case to cover the tips and tips that can be replicable. These types of soldering irons can be recommended for electrical soldering applications as well as general household applications.

Apart from the above traditional soldering irons, Gas heated soldering irons are widely used in heavy-duty soldering applications. These soldering irons can be used as regular heat guns. The following soldering type is a perfect example of the gas-heated soldering iron. It includes a complete kit of a hot knife, one soldering tip, cleaning sponge, resin core solder, engraving tip, and other essential tools for soldering applications. All these tools are stored in a portable box that can be easily carried. Ideal for Jewelry, Eyewear plastic cutting maintenance industry.

HS-1115K 10 in 1 Welding Kit Blow Torch Professional Butane Gas Solder Iron Soldering Tools

Apart from traditional soldering irons, some types can adjust the temperature between 250 – 450 degrees. Generally, includes 60W power and ranges from low-end models to quite expensive types for professional usage.


Soldering stations are used to provide more flexibility and control of the soldering process. It includes a soldering iron stand and temperature control unit which can adjust the temperature properly during various soldering tasks. It is good to have a soldering station if you are frequently working on soldering applications. Normally stations include a sponge to wipe soldering tips. For heavy-duty soldering applications soldering stations comes with hot air guns with a desoldering feature.

2 In1 Digital Hot Air Rework Soldering Station Soldering Iron Solder Rework Station SMD Desoldering

Product review – The above product is a perfect example of a heavy-duty soldering station. It includes a soldering rework feature and is very useful for desoldering applications. It also comes with a general iron stand, sponge, a control unit for temperature control, and also a hot air heater that works as a soldering gun. It has 700W power and has a good temperature range up to 500 degrees. Ideal for professional soldering applications.


Most soldering irons come with different types of tips with shapes and sizes. Each tip will provide different applications. Generally, iron tips are divided into two types, the Conical tip, and the Chisel tip. Conical type tips are general tip types that have a pointed cone-like shape. The soldering can be easily carried out from any angle. Other than Conical tips, Chisel tips have a larger surface area which is more likely to transfer heat from the tip to the soldering component. Chisel types are widely used for soldering thick wires.

220V 60W Adjustable Temperature Electric Soldering Iron Kit+5pcs Tips Portable Welding Repair Tool

Product review – The above product includes a soldering iron kit with 6 pcs of iron tips that are widely used in soldering tasks. The soldering iron is an adjustable temperature type one with 60 wattages. It also includes hand tools that will provide help in soldering tasks. Recommended for General Electric soldering tasks.



These tools come in handy where the soldering area needs a quick fix and to adjust the soldering pattern. Normally soldering hand tools comes with a soldering kit and include scrapers, hooks, holders, clamps, and tweezers per soldering iron capability and its application.

LAOA 3 in 1 Stainless Steel Tweezers Point and Curved Shape Repair Tools Forceps Precision Soldering Tweezers Set

Product review – The above product is a stainless-steel tweezer set that is useful in handling small components and details the soldering process. This tool is ideal for electric soldering fields as small detailed electric parts can be easily placed when soldering.


Soldering is a mechanical joining process that needs proper workmanship to achieve perfect joining. Keeping the perfect tool setup near your soldering application will always provide you with comfort and support in achieving excellent workmanship. The tool type you chose always depends on the specific soldering tasks and you must have proper knowledge of each tool type before implementing it. In this discussion, you have familiarized general soldering types and the conventional tools for each type of soldering process.  The recommended tools in this discussion are for general soldering applications. Thus, it is always a good practice to adhere to industrial standards and requirements when buying a perfect tool for your industrial soldering applications.









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Are you a welding technician or a person who often uses welding for any of the general fabrication processes? Are you aware of PPE…? or types of PPE used in a welding process. A professional welder always needs to adhere to safety practices while on the field and should have knowledge of choosing the correct PPE for the relevant welding task. Let’s get familiarized with the general types of PPE widely used in welding purposes.


Welding is one of the extensive fabrication processes in the product manufacturing and construction field where the operator/welder needs to be more aware of personal safety. The process runs mainly using electrical and thermal sources in which proper handling and safety practices need to be utilized to minimize burns, electric shock, damaged vision, and other health issues while working. General types of welding types can be categorized for your understanding as follows.

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)– This is the most popular welding process widely used in the construction and automotive industries. It uses a thin wire which acts as an electrode along with a supply of inert gas as a shield. Welding is accomplished by a constant and direct current poser source that heats up the metals (mainly Steel, Copper, Nickel & Aluminum) to be joined. The main drawbacks of this process are the inability to weld thicker metals and the cost of shielding gas. 
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG)– This process is widely used in the welding of thin metals and non-ferrous materials in the aviation industry. Uses a fixed non-consumable tungsten electrode with an external gas supply for the welding process. This process needs well-trained personnel as it takes skill and precision to accomplish smooth welding.
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)– This is the general type of welding process that is prevalent in any of the general fabrication processes. This is also known as stick welding which uses a stick-type electrode in it. The quality of the welding is somewhat low when compared to other processes but it is the most cost-effective process in the industry.
  • Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW) – This process replaces the shield welding process. It includes self-shielding agents in a continuous wire which decompose with the wire when welding. It is often used outdoors as it generates smoke and fumes during the process.

Apart from the above-discussed welding types, some other processes like Laser Beam, Electron Beam, Plasma Arc, Atomic Hydrogen Welding are prevailing in the construction and manufacturing fields. For each process, the operator or welder must use proper PPE adhering to the safety standards and recommended practices.


If you are using welding for any fabrication process, you should be aware of the word “PPE”. PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment which are the items that any person involved in hazardous fabrication processes need to be equipped with.  It is not only for the engineering industry but also used in other industries to minimize exposure to hazards for working personnel. There are some standards that have been put to address the proper use of PPE and its design aspects. Some of them are ANSI/ISEA 15-2014 (American National Standards Institute), OHSA 1910 Subpart I (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards. These standards have categorized the PPE for general requirement, for the head, foot, eye, and face protection, and have addressed the following aspects too.

  • The design of PPE– The design should be ergonomic and shall be of safe design for the work to be followed.
  • The hazard or conformity assessment – Conform to product standards based on hazard category, along with conducting approved test methods and certifying the PPEfor industrial usage.
  • The proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the PPE.
  • Specific training – How to use PPEfor general and industrial processes.

The above standards are compiled to minimize the damage caused to each person working in a hazardous environment. If you are a welding engineer or technician you must conform to the above standards and safety practices when welding. For general practices, it is good to adhere to the aspects of the above standards so you can choose a better PPE for your welding process.


Personnel safety can be highly ensured with the appropriate use of PPE in the welding field. Some general types of PPE that can be used in the field of welding are Safety goggles, Safety gloves, Helmets, Fire/Flame resistant aprons, Welding boots, Earplugs, and respirators.

Normally if you are working in a manufacturing or construction organization, you will have proper training on how to you these PPE in the working environment. It is a good practice to locate your PPE for the welding process in a separate area and depict the wording and illustrations representing proper handling and usage in the workshop environment.

Let’s look into a few of the most essential PPEs found in the market that can be used in your day-to-day welding purposes and also for industrial usage.


Wearing safety gloves is the first-line defense for hands. It can protect you from cuts, scratches, heat, electric shocks, and fires. If you are a professional welder, you must wear flame-resistant and insulating gloves according to the ANSI Z49.1, BS EN 12477 standards per your organization’s guidance. Generally, gloves are fabricated per type of welding which is been used. The thread type, fit, and linings will vary in accordance with the type. For example, bigger heavily padded gloves are used in MIG welding. Normally these are built by using cowhide split-grain leather with flame retardant lining to achieve a durable product. For TIG welding, gloves are much smaller with thinner padding and very flexible as heat resistance is not an important factor. A glove for stick welding ideally an extreme heat resistance one with top grade leather and cotton linear.

Here are some recommended safety gloves, arm sleeves in the market that can be used for general welding purposes.


Heat & Fire Resistant Welders Gauntlet Welding Gloves Cowhide Leather Gauntlets

Product review – Most of the high-temperature work can be handled by these extreme heat resistant gloves manufactured with high-quality leather with thickness depth 1.2mm, heat insulation with fireproof, and soft sweat absorbent cotton inside. These gloves can withstand a temperature at least of 662 °F (350 °C). The characteristics discussed above well match your welding applications.

Product review – The above arm sleeve provides you protection for the upper hand area when welding. It is designed with high comfortable fabric and built to resist wear and punctures. Uses a cowhide leather bending with a non-slippery effect. Ideal for welding as well as cutting, sanding and repairing in the construction industry.


It is always wise to use leather aprons due to their resistance and flexibility. It can easily protect you from high-temperature products, radiation, flying molten metals, hot slag, sparks, intense heat, chemical burns produced during welding. No doubt that Leather protects better than most materials. But make sure that the apron will fit and be comfortable for handling welding applications. It is a wise decision to choose a full apron rather than half covered. Use of aprons made up of Clothing made of polyester, acetate, or acrylic with cotton blend should be avoided as these materials catch flames and get ignited easily. Cowhide, Pigskin, leather, and flame retardant aprons are recommended types that can be used in welding applications.


Pair Gardening Welder Arm Sleeves Protector Men Women Thorn Proof Leather Protective

Product review – The above full-body apron is an ideal choice for your daily welding applications. Fabricated using cowhide leather and includes an adjustable strap for your size. Recommended for industrial welding processes where the entire body is exposed to the welding application.


Eye protection is the most important. The welder’s flash or any other damage to the eye can be happened due to rays (UV, IR), heat, fire, or other debris during the process. This can be easily avoided with the use of safety goggles. Standard safety goggles and glasses must comply with ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-1989 for industrial usage. But general safety goggles can be recommended covering the aspects of the above-mentioned standards.

Product review – This product consists of unique ventilation holes which prevent glasses from fogging over which keeps you comfy. A significant feature of this safety goggle is the best safety with improved compliance.


Helmets/Masks protect the face, forehead, neck, ears from radiant energy and weld spatter. Apart from goggles, it protects the entire upper body area down to the neck providing better safety.  There are several masks/helmets in the market customized in shape and color with compliance to the safety standards, you can choose helmets specifically for your requirement.

Product review – The above cowhide mask hood covers the entire neck area which is a good design for safety. It also contains an auto-darkening filter lens that can prevent ultraviolet, infrared, splash, and welding radiation. Ideal for major types of welding processes such as ARC, TIG, MIG.

Product review – This product provides full-range UV/IR protection. Comfy to use as it’s lightweight. This has an adjustable headband with a removable and washable sweatband to ensure superior welding quality and operator comfort. Especially suitable for ARC, TIG, MIG, Spot, Micro, Wire, AC, DC, and Plasma Welders and Plasma Cutters.

Apart from smoke goggles, masks, and helmets, respirator PPE types are widely used in Flux-cored Arc Welding type as it generates smoke especial oxides from the welding process which can lead to breathing difficulties while working. In such instances, it is recommended to use a respirator as the welder spends a considerable number of working hours daily.

Product review – The above respirator mask can be recommended for welding instances mentioned above. It has a highly efficient air purifying filter is included and covers the half face. The filter can be used for up to 7 days and is replaceable.


The use of PPE is highly recommended when you are working in a hazardous environment. Many standards have been set up for working personnel to choose the best PPE for the ideal tasks, handling, and storage in a proper manner. It is always a good approach to comply with the standards relevant to your field when choosing PPE for welding applications. For the general PPE, it is good to find an approved one or similar type as recommended earlier in the discussion. As there are varieties of welding applications, it is good to choose the better PPE per each welding process type. Always keep in mind that the market price is not only the main aspect when buying a perfect PPE. Durability, handling flexibility, comfortability, and material quality are other factors you should bear in my mind. Ultimately, it’s your safety at first you should be concerned prior to any other work.


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Repairs related to electrical systems including electrical wirings should possess a higher workmanship. While adhering to standards and recommended practices, you will also need to focus on the perfect tool for repair accomplishment as well. As an electrician or technician, it is a good practice to use the perfect tool for the specific repair task. So, it is better to check below mentioned tools are already in your workshop tool checklist.


Generally Electrical Interconnection System (ELS) is an integral part of electrical system of an aircraft or a product with a wiring system with components. This term is used frequently used as ‘EWIS’ – Electrical Wiring Interconnection System in aviation industry focusing wires and the wiring of systems in aircraft. The wiring system of component or a system is a major concern as well as the repair or maintenance practices. It may be sound simple, but this system has a severe damage on overall reliability or safety operation of the product under failure conditions. Many of aviation related incidents had reported during last decade due to failure of electrical wiring causing fatal accidents. Thus, major regulation authorities like FAA, EASA have set up EWIS related safety practices to mitigate the failures during aircraft operation. The wire degradation is the main reason for the failure of Electrical Interconnection System. The degradation deals with physical properties of the wire, insulation of wire or wire bundle, maintenance, and the environment. Aging is also affecting to the degradation, and it will depend on the type of wires installing.

Apart from inadvertent indirect damages due to failure of structure or product, the wiring systems tend to degrade with time and the causes for wire degradation due to environment would be heat, moisture, chemical contamination, poor installation, and maintenance. Exposing to high heat area will cause insulation dryness and cracking in wiring system. In aircraft especially at engines, galleys and in lighting systems this degradation will prone to cause. Most of insulation material is a very complex long chain polymer in which moisture affect the changes to this polymer decreasing the insulation qualities over time. This will not cause only for the insulation, but also high moisture areas generally prone to corrosion of terminals, pins, sockets and conductors. It should note that wiring installation provisions must be free from moisture with a moderate temperature condition. The poor maintenance and the installation are another cause that can be categorized as a human error. Always need to comply with minimum standards applied to each field and OEM recommendations whenever conducting an installation or maintenance work. The vibration will also cause for wire aging especially in aircraft where vibration levels are not at constant rate throughout the frames.

In order to follow repair and maintenance procedures in an aircraft wiring system or any product in engineering industry the appropriate tool selection is necessary.



The repair procedure of wiring system includes stripping of wires. This is the initial stage of repair where wires are prepared to assemble into connectors, terminals, and splices. There are some safety practices that need to follow to achieve a perfect repair.

  • When using wire stripper, hold the wire perpendicular to the cutting blades of wire stripper.
  • Proper use of automatic stripping tools. Always adhere to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) instructions.
  • Use stripping blades appropriate to the insulation thickness.
  • Make sure that insulation cut cleanly with no frayed or ragged edges.
  • Make sure all insulation is removed from the stripped area. Some wire types are supplied with a transparent layer of insulation between the conductor and the primary insulation which can be missed.
  • If required, re-twist strands to restore natural lay and tightness.

Keep in mind that the stripping plier jaws are in good condition and appropriate for the wire. Manual insulation stripping with cutting tools is limited to followings.

  • Cable cross section above 5mm²or wire gauge 10.
  • Fire resistant cable insulation
  • Screened cables (braided or helical screening)
  • Coaxial cables

Wire strippers using should be able use under above instances and strippers should allow stripping wire smoothly with a minimum pressure applying on it. Most of the strippers used in aviation industry are qualified with SAE standards and poor-quality wire strippers or mismatched blades can compromise the performance of wiring. A wire stripper must clearly mark the applicable wire size per blades and a cushioned plastic grip with spring action mechanical design would probably ideal stripper specification to implemented in a repair. A lightweight stripper made from die-cast zinc; carbon steel materials make easy to accomplish the tasks with high productivity. Along with strippers some accessories are used to make stripping much easier. They are gripper pads, wire stop, short stop latches which are customized per stripper configuration.


Automatic Stripping Pliers Wire Stripper Multi-function Electrician Wire Cutters 0.35-8.2mm² Multifunctional Wire Cable Stripper

Product review – The above product is an automatic multifunctional wire cable stripper which is designed with a mechanical spring design with cutting capability of max. 10AWG and stripping capability of (22-8) AWG. It has already marked specific features and gauge lengths on the stripper upper body clearly. Include a fine grip and the upper body made up of Carbon steel. Overall design is under recommended limitations and ideal for general electrical wire stripping and cutting tasks.

Apart from manual stripping process by using automatic strippers, for wire stripping of below 5mm² or wire gauge 10, electrical automatic wire stripping machine can be implemented. These are in form of pneumatic, thermal processes which perform stripping of general wire gauges from 10-30 AWG. The main advantage is accuracy and reduce the human error when performing the stripping using manual tool. This may have some accessories like gripper assemblies, standard blade and bushings, air regulator, transformer (220v, 50 Hz), 12V adaptor, hex key set etc.


Product review – The above electrical stripping machines works with a powerful motor with phase 220V- 50Hz and generates 370 W power. It has 10 blades with capability of stripping wires range between 1.5-3.8 mm diameter with up to 89 ft/min. The design is a solid metal material and include an adjustable hand crank and gear box that can provide power manually also. This machine is suitable for removing plastic and rubber insulation from undamaged scrap wires.


Crimping is another process in wire interconnections which is to join wire to wire or wire to terminal. At the wire junction bonding of wires accomplished by metal compressed and deformed tightly over one another. The crimping tool is used to perform above process and crimping tool type is varied per the function such as,

  • End cap crimp tool used to crimp the spare wire end caps.
  • Close end splice crimp tool used to crimp close end splices.
  • T – Head crimping tool & Hand crimping tool used to crimp pre-insulated diamond grip (PIDG) terminals and moisture proof splices.
  • Modular crimping tool used to crimp contacts for modular terminal blocks.
  • Connector contact crimping tools used to crimp standard contacts. A locator in crimp tool used to position the contact in the correct position for crimp.

As of above different practices, the crimping tool type may vary, but need to keep in mind that type of crimp tool you are using is capable of performing the intended function as no damages will be present post-crimping process. So proper knowledge on tool selection is necessary and pre crimping checks need to be performed to make sure that the crimp tool parts are free from damages, corrosion, and wear. As per aviation regulations and manuals these variety of crimp tool types are inspected periodically after 1000 or 2000 crimps. A GO/NO-GO gauge is used to check the condition of crimping tools. It is always best practice to check the labeling of each crimp tool type mentioning the wire type, gauge, part number and manufacturer, die number if applicable.

Here are few types of crimping tools that widely used in Industrial applications of crimping processes.



Modular Crimping Tool for RJ45 and RJ11, RJ12, 6P, 8P and Modular Standard Connectors

Product review – This crimp tool is a modular type crimping tool that used crimp modular terminals such as standard RJ11 / RJ12 connectors and RJ45 CAT5 CAT5e, CAT6 connectors. The design is a compact , ergonomic design made up of metal with plastic grip and blades are made up of high quality steel blades. Includes wire stripping and cutting options and markings are well depicted in the tool surface. Ideal for standard industrial engineering appliances.


IWISS IWS-0540HX Hand Crimper Plier Tools for 0.14mm2-4.0mm2 (AWG26-12) Harting Han D/E/C Connectors with Locator

Product review – IWISS IWS-0540HX Hand Crimper Plier Tool is capable of performing crimping for 26-12 AWG gauges and include a multi-functional locator set for heavy duty power connectors such as Han D, Han E & C. The design is ergonomic with a plastic grip and includes an automatic release mechanism when fully crimped. Ideal for heavy duty connector crimping applications in industry.


Paron® JX-D4301 Multifunctional Ratchet Crimping Tool Wire Strippers Terminals Pliers Kit

Product review – The above multifunctional kit is ideal for general engineering use as it includes rachet crimping tool, wire stripper and die kit for general used gauges. It also includes a screwdriver to set up the appropriate die for the crimping process. The kit comes with a handy canvas bag and designed for convenient usage. The upper body of wire stripper is made up of alloy steel and include a fine grip on the handle. The crimping tool body made up of high-quality steel heat treated and coated with black oxide to make it more durable. Both tools have a better ergonomic design with providing extra safety for wire crimping and stripping.


The wire interconnection system is separate system of any electrical driven product that need to pay more attention unless upon a failure the whole systems will be led to catastrophic failure mode. Each working personnel or technicians should have a proper training on electrical wiring tool usage as well as knowledge of selecting perfect tool for the required repair procedure. The recommended tool types discussed here are in compliance with general industrial standards and perfect for general industrial applications. But make sure to purchase the tool type that is clearly recommended per manual references and standards based in applicable industry. Keep in mind that, each standardized tool contains a product sheet which include all the specifications and material properties. It is best practice to choose perfect tool wisely, because ultimately it would affect the overall workmanship of the repair or modification.




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Sheet metals are obtained by forming different types of metals into thin sheets. Fabrication is quite simple. Metals are passed through rough rolling stands at higher temperatures and thinned at different thicknesses then cooled and rolled into coils. Metals like Aluminum, Stainless steel, copper, and brass are often used in the sheet metal industry and are predominantly implemented in the Automobile, Aviation, and Biomedical industries for the part fabrication process.

Apart from famous plastic and casting metals, sheet metals provide you following advantages that can be used in different industrial applications.

  • Strength and Durability
  • Malleability
  • Replaceability
  • Sustainability
  • Cost-effectiveness

To sustain the mechanical properties in a sheet metal fabricated product, better workmanship is necessary. To achieve a quality product, you should utilize the right set of tools in your hand. The correct set of tools will provide you to achieve desired quality product out of sheet metals. So, Let’s dig into industrial tool types that are prominently used in sheet metal construction and repair.


Sheet metals are mainly used as a high-strength outer covering of a product. To form required shape and design criteria, different types of tools are needed at different stages in fabricating or repairing a sheet metal product. Identify some of the tool types below when you start each fabricating step in the construction or repair process.

  • Layout tools
  • Marking tools
  • Cutting tools
  • Forming and Drilling tools

Each tool type is separated per the process sequence. Let’s discuss above each tool type and perfect tools for each type that can find in the industrial market.


When you fabricate desired design or repair a part, at first, you need to sketch/mark the layout in the sheet metal type or a part. To do that, the following specific tools can be implemented.

  • Scales
  • Combination square
  • Dividers


Scales are available in various lengths and units. For the construction and fabrication of sheet metals, you need to purchase a scale of at least a 12-inch-long ruler which is more common and affordable. The decimal and fractional units on either side are very useful as some of dimensions need to mark or measure in fractions such as fastener length, diameter and metal thickness.


This tool consists of a steel ruler with three heads that can be moved to any position on the ruler and locked in place. The three heads respectively are a stock head that measures 90° and 45° angles, a protractor head that can measure any angle between the head and the blade, and a center head that uses one side of the blade as the bisector of a 90° angle. The center of a shaft can be found by using the center head. This is a perfect replacement for a general ruler and is commonly used in sheet metal constructions. The above scale can be recommended as an engineering layout tool. The overall length is above 12 inches and both fractional and decimal units are included and angular measurement is given by a digital protector.

By considering the aforementioned criteria the above tool type can be recommended for use in sheet metal design constructions and repairs.


The dividers can be used to transfer measurement from a product to a layout in which construction is carried out. This tool can also be used as a marking tool in sheet metal construction and repairs. The below tool is made up of medium Carbon Steel and flat divider legs with a sharp end that provides the best measuring experience with easy handling.

The tip of the above scribe is made up of tungsten steel. This tool can be used for marking hard materials such as hardened steel and stainless steel, ceramic, and glasses. Sharp tips and easy handling design will make your marking process much faster.

The center punches shown below are recommended to use when carrying out a repair or installation via fasteners. The punch is made up of carbon steel and the rear end is attached with spring enabling it to apply force easily and repetitively on the required marking points.


Sheet metal cutting tools are categorized as powered and non-powered and tools are ranging from small size portable saw, nibblers, grinders to large shop tools like square shears and band saws. The portable cutting tools become handy when dealing with small repairs and parts fabrications. Some of the prominent types of portable cutting tools are,

  • Nibbler
  • Cut-off wheel
  • Hand cutting tools (straight snips, files)

Nibblers are mostly used for cutting different extensive shapes out of sheet metals. They are usually powered by compressed air and utilize high-speed blanking action to cut the metal. The cutting speed of the nibbler is controlled by the thickness of the sheet metal. Nibblers satisfactorily cut through sheets of metal with a maximum thickness of 1⁄16 inch. Too much force applied to the metal during the cutting.

The above grinding accessories are recommended for general sheet metal cutting purposes. It can use for cutting mild/black steel, stainless steel, and other sheet metals. Includes necessary accessories like flange nuts, connecting shanks, and wrenches that can easily mount on grinders.

Hand-cutting tools are tool types that do not use electric or battery power for cutting. These tools are used for sharpening ends, cutting edges of light gauge sheet metals. There are conventional straight snips that are cost-effective and use in general sheet metal cutting purposes.

The mallets or hammers are used to form sheet metals by deforming the sheet metal structures over repetitive blows onto the surface without marring or indenting the metal. The hammerhead is usually made of high carbon, heat-treated steel, while the head of the mallet, which is usually larger than that of the hammer, is made of rubber, plastic, wood, or leather.

In metal workshops drilling metals most conventional tool is pneumatic drilling gun. It is more effective as it is powered by compressed air. But for general small-scale repair or design constructions portable drilling guns can be used. They are more cost-effective, and comfortable in small-scale production processes.


Tools discussed above are some of the conventional tool types that can be recommended for general sheet metal design constructions and repairs. It is the technician or the operator’s responsibility to choose the correct tool type for the required fabrication process. The operation of these tools is not extensive but one needs to have a proper understanding of these before implementing them. Always follow the correct general techniques of each tool discussed. Keep in mind that a quality of a product always depends on the workmanship and the correct type of tool handling apart from the material suitability.

Each tool type is separated per the process sequence. Let’s discuss above each tool type and perfect tools for each type that can find in the industrial market.


When you fabricate desired design or repair a part, at first, you need to sketch/mark the layout in the sheet metal type or a part. To do that, the following specific tools can be implemented.

  • Scales
  • Combination square
  • Dividers


Scales are available in various lengths and units. For the construction and fabrication of sheet metals, you need to purchase a scale of at least a 12-inch-long ruler which is more common and affordable. The decimal and fractional units on either side are very useful as some of dimensions need to mark or measure in fractions such as fastener length, diameter and metal thickness.


Marking tools are used to mark the desired design on the sheet metal or the damaged product that needs to be repaired. The most common marking tool in sheet metal construction is scribes. A scribe is a pointed instrument used to mark or score metal to show where it is to be cut. A scribe should only be used when marks will be removed by drilling or cutting because it makes scratches that weaken the material and could cause corrosion. Other than scribes, Punches and Fiber-tipped pens are the preferred tools of marking lines and hole locations. Following scribes can be recommended for your repair or construction using sheet metals.

The above scribe is the most common type of craft tool used for marking metals. Stainless steel stem will provide high wear resistance and the fine grip helps to grab the scribe comfortably.

Punches are also categorized as a marking tool but these can be used to drive bolts out of holes, loosen frozen or tight pins and keys, knock out rivets, pierce holes in a material. There are a few punches like center punch, pin punch, drive punch, transfer punch fabricated per the each of above-mentioned functions.

Installation of most sheet metal constructions or repairs is accomplished via attaching fasteners. The fastener type, no of fastener, and the diameter depending on the sheet metal design and the thickness. When repairing, the fastener map is essential, cause the distribution of fasteners in the required repair will affect the repair strength. If the fastener map is distributed unequally the whole repair won’t achieve the result you have expected. So, to plot the well-distributed fastener layout in a sheet metal you will need to mark the required layout on the sheet before starting drilling. To do so, center punches can be used as a perfect tool for marking fastener locations ideal for your repair.

operation clogs the dies (shaped metal), causing them to fail or the motor to overheat. So, need to practice before operating these tools. Both electric and hand nibblers are available in the market. Refer to the below conventional nibbler cutting tool holder that can implement with any electric drill.

This nibbler cutter attachment can cut to a maximum of 2mm thickness of sheet metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, steel & copper. Included a double cutting head with a plastic handle which enables easy cutting to desired direction and angle.


The cut-off wheel is a thin abrasive disc driven by a high-speed pneumatic die-grinder and used to cut out damage sheets in metal structures. Most suitable for repairing small sheet metal parts. They come up with different cutting disc sizes for each appliance. Cutting discs with grinding accessories can be separately purchased from the market and are available to fit in specific die grinders that suit your application.


The most conventional forming, drilling tools are found in metal workshops and are heavy in size to form large-scale sheet metal structures. But if you need to form and drill a small sheet metal part to repair damage to a structure, the following tool types are the best choice.

The above portable drill enables flat drill function with a good ergonomic handle design. Include a safe locking and support forward and reverse driving. The specification mentioned in the above tool can be recommended for general purpose sheet metal design construction and repairs.

The portable drills can be used as a rivet gun by attaching a riveting tool adapter to them. The attachment comes with a handle that makes the riveting process much easier and faster. Most probably these are cost-effective when compared to traditional revert guns and drills. Ideal these attachments for general use for sheet metal repair and design construction.


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New Design Kit-01lm Vlog Microphone Kit

When it comes to getting professional-looking vlogs, most people these days will simply use the amazing camera on their phones. Almost everyone in today’s world has a smartphone, and these generally come with cameras that have excellent video quality. But while this is a cheap and easy solution to start to create your own vlogs, how can you take them to the next level? Getting your hands on a simple vlogging kit can quickly take an average vlog to an amazing one with a few simple pieces of equipment!

Take the KIT-01LM Vlogging kit for example. This handy little kit comes with everything that you will need in order to start vlogging with your phone and will really help to step up the quality. You can find this amazing vlog kit at

A lot of people make vlogs, but very few will actually take the time to set up their phone with a few simple pieces of gear in a vlogging kit that will take their videos to the next level. Let’s take a deeper dive into the three basic components that any good phone vlogging kit should come with, and how they can help you create one-of-a-kind masterpieces every time you vlog with your very own smartphone!


First and foremost, you need a tripod to hold your phone or camera when vlogging. While smartphones can take some amazing videos, they usually can’t stand up on their own. This is where the tripod comes in, and will allow you to take many more different types of videos instead of solely handheld shots. The tripod is also essential to keeping your shot level and stable when you aren’t there to hold it. This particular vlogging kit of course includes a quality tripod that is the perfect size to take on the go. It is also flexible, meaning that it can get you 360 degrees of unobstructed shots. It is also compatible with other cameras and go pros should you need to use it for anything else! A nice feature that is included is its ability to sit with three legs, or simply fold all of them together to switch the tripod to an “on the go” mode where you can use it handheld for more variety!


The next essential kit piece is a quality light. This is important, as you can not always rely on the natural lighting in many settings to be sufficient enough. With a good light that is situated with your camera or phone, you will be able to come across clearly and properly lit in all of your vlogs. The last thing that you want to happen is to take a lot of time and effort to record your vlogs, only to review them later and realize that they are super dark. One of the best types of lights that you can get for this purpose are LED lights. These lights will not only be brighter and of higher quality, but they will last you much longer.

With this kit, you will get a light that includes an array of 36 different LED lights that will give you plenty of illumination even in the darkest settings. This light can mount to the shoe-mount of almost all video cameras and DSLRs, but can also attach to the smartphone holder that is also included inside of this kit!


Easily one of the most important aspects of quality vlogs, the microphone will ensure that you have good sound in your videos. Many experts agree that sound is the most important aspect of a video, even more, important than video quality. If the sound is not good, viewers simply will not watch it while they will tolerate other things like subpar video quality. With how important sound is, it is extremely vital that you get yourself a good microphone so that your voice is heard clearly and loudly in your vlogs. This microphone can plug directly into your phone, allowing the video and sound to sync flawlessly which means less editing for you later on.


A handy extra that you can find included in this kit is a simple remote that will help you to activate your phone without you having to do it yourself. This will allow you to get set up and simply hit a button to start recording, making your vlogs even easier to film and ensuring that they are even higher in quality. Not every vlog kit will include something like this, so the fact that the KIT-01LM vlogging kit means that you are getting even more value for the price you are paying! This remote will connect to your phone with Bluetooth, and has a long range of around 30 feet. It is extremely small and handy, and will easily slip into your pocket where you will not even notice it until you need it for your next video!

Phone Holder

Last but not least, you have another piece of gear that is not usually included in vlogging kits and that is a phone holder. This is the central piece that will connect to your tripod and securely hold your phone. It will also serve as a mount for the other equipment such as the microphone and LED light. With everything put together and your phone held in place, you can hit record on your remote and start to film all of your vlogs!

Final Thoughts Vlogging has become increasingly popular over the years, and more and more creators are turning to their smartphones in order to easily film their vlogs. But while your smartphone can take some amazing videos, a simple vlogging kit like this one can instantly take your average videos and make them great. This vlogging kit will come with everything that you will need in order to either start vlogging on your phone or to improve the overall quality of your vlogs going forward. If you have ever considered trying out a kit like this, you will not want to miss out on the KIT-01LM Vlogging Kit! You can pick one up for yourself by going to