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replacement tool batteries

Replacement Tool Batteries: Aftermarket Savings?

The time has come to replace your lithium-ion battery or perhaps you just realize that it’s handy to have a spare or two. So you load up in the pickup and head to the local hardware store where you bought your beloved cordless tool. As the helpful salesperson leads you to the appropriate replacement tool […]

Greenworks Generation Launch

Greenworks Generation Community Launches on Earth Day

Creating a new community, Greenworks Generation pulls together a lot of resources for Greenworks users and fans. Whether you’re looking for tips, deals, connections, or more, there’s a lot to get involved with! Even if you’re not a Greenworks owner yet, it just takes an email address to register and gain access. The website has […]

5 Ways How to Open Clamshell Packaging

5 Ways How to Open Clamshell Packaging

If You’re Like Us, You Need These Clamshell Packaging Lifehacks You probably haven’t lived much unless you’ve come up against the dreaded clamshell packaging. Its tough, rigid nature is nice for manufacturers since it makes the product easy to display, cuts down on shoplifting, and reduces returns. On the other end of the sale, it’s […]

Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance

Lithium-Ion Battery Maintenance Tips

Having already covered battery charging tips, we also wanted to cover lithium-ion battery maintenance tips. Lithium-ion batteries are expensive. You want to do all you can to extend the life of the fuel that powers your cordless tools. Of the top 5 killers, we have the most control over heat, but having good charging habits […]

OSHA requires mattresses bottom ladders

OSHA Mandates King-Size Mattresses Be Placed at Bottom of All Ladders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fed up with the lackadaisical response to fall hazard protection, OSHA has instituted new measures designed to further protect tradesmen working at height. As of April 1, 2021, OSHA is mandating that king-size mattresses be placed at the bottom of all ladders. “By placing mattresses at the bottom of all ladders 6 […]

Worker Misclassification

Worker Misclassification in Construction as Independent Contractors

It’s a temptation that nearly every business owner faces: classifying an employee as an independent contractor. It’s easy enough to understand why. You aren’t responsible for paying their end of Social Security and Medicare. You don’t have to pay unemployment or worker’s comp claims. Overtime and minimum wage requirements can be skirted. Until recently, worker […]

Best Drill Bits Buying Guide

What is Black Oxide Coating? Ask the Pros

Black oxide coatings appear on a variety of products—most commonly on drill bits, folding knives, and other cutting accessories. Just what is black oxide coating? In a nutshell, it coats materials in a chemical conversion as opposed to an electroplating process. According to Electrochemical Products, Inc., you can apply this type of overlay to steel, stainless, aluminum, […]

ladder safety tips and training guidelines

OSHA Ladder Safety Tips and Training Guidelines

Who can guess the most often cited OSHA violation in construction? If you said fall protection, you’re dead on. Scaffolding and ladders are number 2 and 3. Ladder safety falls (pun intended) under the general category of fall protection in the workplace. In addition to keeping you out of trouble with everyone’s favorite government watchdog […]