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Get the most out of your facility's gear and equipment with our buying guides, checklists, articles and how-to videos.

Equipment

Guide to Choosing an Air Curtain

Keeping indoor/outdoor entryways clean and comfortable is a challenge. An air curtain could help. Learn more about what air curtains can do, and what things to consider when choosing one.

02/05/24

Equipment

Choosing the Right Cordless Tool Battery

From voltage and amp-hours to run time, get to know the important considerations with our comprehensive power tool battery guide.

01/23/24

Equipment

NEMA Motor Frame Chart

This comprehensive chart shows sizes for NEMA motor frames. Figure out what NEMA motor mount you need.

01/22/24

Equipment

Active vs. Passive Hearing Protection: What’s the Difference?

Hearing protection devices (HPDs) fall into two main categories: active and passive. Use our guide to understand the key differences between active and passive protection and the important features to consider.

12/19/23

Equipment

Increase Lighting Efficiency with LED Drivers and Fluorescent Ballasts

Get the basics on LED drivers and fluorescent ballasts and see how the right choices can measurably improve your lighting system's efficiency.

12/04/23

Equipment

Built to Last: Navigating Workbench Options

You don’t sit behind an office desk all day – but you still need a work surface.

11/17/23

Choosing the Right Two-Way Radios for Business and Emergencies

11/17/23

How To Choose a Replacement Motor

11/02/23

What Drives Your Impact Wrench? Pneumatic Vs. Cordless Power

10/23/23

Troubleshooting Common Motor Problems

10/11/23

Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Lighting

10/08/23

Choosing the Right Hoist: Chain Falls, Come-Alongs, Electric Hoists and More

10/06/23

Choosing the Right Winch: Pulling, Lifting and More

10/06/23

Selecting the Right Shop or Wet/ Dry Vacuum for Your Maintenance Needs

09/21/23

Choose the Right Portable Work Lighting

09/20/23

How to Choose the Correct Size Pond Water Pump

09/13/23

NEMA Plug Configuration Chart

09/13/23

How to Choose the Right Dehumidifier

09/12/23

8 Must-Have Pruning Tools for Outdoor Maintenance

09/12/23

Selecting the Right Industrial Air Filters and Cleaners

06/14/23

The Many Uses for Oscillating Tools

06/12/23

Types of Balances and Scales

05/31/23

Choose the Right Drill Bit for Metals and Plastic

05/25/23

What Is MERV Rating? Air Filter Rating Chart

05/24/23

What's the Point of a Drop Ceiling?

05/15/23

Electrical Safety: Choosing the Right Extension Cord

04/25/23

Tankless Water Heaters vs. Storage Tank Water Heaters

04/16/23

What Are the Types of Tool Sets?

04/12/23

How to Choose the Right Exhaust Fan

03/17/23

What Are the Types of Brooms? Choosing the Right One

03/09/23

Do Floor Cleaning Pad Colors Matter?

03/08/23

Choosing and Using an AED in the Workplace

02/27/23

Diagnosing Power Tool Problems: 5 Warning Signs and What They Mean

02/23/23

How to Select Portable Fire Extinguishers

02/12/23

How to Choose the Right Floor Cleaning Machine for Your Facility

02/10/23

What Do LOTO Color Codes Mean?

02/03/23

The Humidifier Guide: How to Choose and Use a Humidifier

01/31/23

Pipes & Pipe Fittings Guide

01/31/23

How the Wrong Fuel Can Damage Your Power Equipment

01/25/23

Can You Ace This True or False Battery Maintenance Quiz?

01/23/23

Guide To Choosing Lockout/Tagout Devices

01/12/23

Roof Vent Types: Choosing the Right Rooftop Ventilator

01/04/23

Easy Answers to Hard Water Problems: How Water Softeners Work

01/02/23

How to Use and Read a Hydrometer

12/16/22

5 Considerations for Selecting Drawer Slides

12/15/22

Controlling Traffic with Cones, Barricades and More

11/25/22

Storage Container Guide: Bins, Totes, Bulk Containers and Boxes

11/14/22

10 Tips for Winterizing Lawn Mowers & Outdoor Power Equipment

11/10/22

Guide To Choosing the Right Flashlight

11/02/22

Types of Pressure Relief Valves

11/01/22

24 Must-Have Woodworking Tools for Your Workshop

10/26/22

Advantages of Shrink Wrapping

10/18/22

8 Things to Consider When Investing in an Infrared Camera

10/18/22

10 Must-Have Plumbing Tools and Supplies for Any Emergency

10/06/22

5 Tips for Maximizing the Life of Power Tool Batteries

09/29/22

Corded vs. Cordless Tools – Which is Better?

09/28/22

Brushless vs. Brushed Power Tool Motors: What’s the Difference?

09/28/22

Choosing The Right Ladder For The Job

09/23/22

How To Do V-Belt Maintenance for Electric Motors

09/23/22

Stick Together: Choose the Right Adhesive

09/19/22

5 Trends Driving the Power Tool Industry

09/08/22

Choosing and Using the Right Plier for the Job

09/06/22

Generators Guide: How to Choose and Maintain the Right Generator

08/31/22

String Trimmer vs. Lawn Edger: Which One Do You Need?

08/30/22

How to Choose the Right Anti-Fatigue Mats for Your Workplace

08/26/22

What Are All of Those Gadgets on a Multitool?

08/19/22

The Complete Tool Storage and Organization Guide

08/15/22

Choosing the Right Trash Bag Size

07/15/22

Lawn Mower Maintenance Checklists

06/28/22

12 Cleaning Projects Made Easier By Pressure Washing

06/27/22

5 Safety Eyewash Station Myths Debunked

06/22/22

Pressure Washer Buying Guide: Choose the Right Pressure Washer for the Job

06/16/22

Guide To Electrical Contact Cleaners

06/08/22

Clean That Water: Filtration and Purification Guide

05/26/22

All About Sockets: Types of Sockets

05/23/22

How Do Plasma Cutters Work?

05/18/22

5 HVAC Emergencies And How to Avoid Them

05/08/22

4 Tips for Preventing Corrosion

04/15/22

How to Select the Right Gearmotor

04/15/22

Power Tool Face-Off: Air Tools vs. Electric

04/14/22

How to Use a Refractometer

04/14/22

Drill Drivers vs. Impact Drivers

03/16/22

Choose the Right Air Compressor for the Job

03/16/22

Choosing the Right LED Replacement Bulb

03/04/22

Product Guide to Electrical Conduit and Fittings

02/21/22

Types of Hammers and Their Uses

02/18/22

8 Maintenance Tips for Long-Lasting Power Tools

02/14/22

Replacement Thermostat Guide

02/10/22

Types of Outdoor Lighting and Installation

01/27/22

Types of Door Locks and Their Security Level

01/18/22

Generator Sizing Calculation Guide

01/04/22

How to Choose the Right Plumbing Snake for the Job

01/04/22

Office Ergonomics Choosing an Adjustable Desk

12/13/21

Precision Measurement: Guide to Calipers

12/01/21

Hand Sanitizer Safety Guide: Storing and Dispensing

11/30/21

Biodegradable Garbage Bags vs. Compostable Bags

10/05/21

Choosing a Micrometer for the Perfect Fit

10/03/21

How Do Waterless Urinals Work?

09/29/21

HVAC Winter Prep and Maintenance

09/28/21

Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner Guide

08/17/21

Lighting Controls: Key Terms and Cutting-Edge Concepts

08/12/21

Tips for Choosing a Welding Helmet

08/09/21

Choose the Right Packaging Tape and Tape Dispensers

08/03/21

5 Reasons to Upgrade Lighting Controls (Beyond Energy Efficiency)

07/26/21

Guide to Choosing the Right Stretch Wrap

07/25/21

Creative Ways to Use Drills and Drivers

07/23/21

How to Choose Shipping Box Size, Shape and Strength

07/22/21

Diagnosing Your Power Tools: 5 Warning Signs & What They Mean

07/14/21

Guide to Protective Packaging and Void Fill

06/04/21

What's Included in a Packaging Station?

05/28/21

The List of Power Tools Every Business Should Have

05/25/21

Portable Air Conditioner Guide

05/05/21

Evaporative Cooler & Swamp Cooler Guide

05/03/21

Types of Casters & Wheel Guide

04/07/21

How to Choose the Right Plumbing Pipe

04/02/21

Utility Cart Guide: Metal, Plastic, Wire

02/24/21

Choose the Right Hand Truck, Cart Or Dolly for the Job

02/03/21

Portable Generator Safety Guide

01/14/21

Types of Hydraulic Presses and How They Work

01/12/21

Construction Safety Helmets vs. Hard Hats: A New Approach

01/11/21

Guide to Laboratory Bottles and Jars

01/11/21

9 Tips for Wire and Cord Management at Work

12/07/20

Portable Heater Guide: Choosing the Best Space Heater for Your Location

11/18/20

Laboratory Beaker Guide: Types, Materials and Cleaning

11/16/20

Hand Truck Selection Chart

11/11/20

Choosing and Using an Infrared Thermometer

11/03/20

4 Advantages of Wireless Precision Measuring Tools

09/23/20

Portable Air Purifiers and Cleaners: What You Need to Know

09/15/20

6 Uses for Quick Connect Couplers

07/22/20

A Primer on Industrial Paint and Stains

06/24/20

The List of Hand Tools Your Business Should Have

06/22/20

Water Heater Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Type and Size

06/19/20

How to Choose the Right Ceiling Tiles

05/27/20

What Is Ethidium Bromide?

05/20/20

Ask the Experts: Handling and Caring for End Mills and Taps

05/19/20

Are You Drying Your Hands the Right Way?

05/18/20

Bunsen Burners, Meker Burners and Tirrill Burners: What's the Difference?

05/12/20

How to Choose the Right Paint Brush or Roller for the Job

04/29/20

Ask the Experts: Choose the Right Type of Grinding Wheel for the Job

04/28/20

How Does Autoclave Sterilization Work?

04/28/20

How To Clean and Maintain Precision Balances and Analytical Balances

04/22/20

Types of Sump Pumps and How They Work

04/15/20

How to Clean Laboratory Glassware

04/03/20

Water Heater Maintenance

03/09/20

Micropipette and Pipette Storage Tips

02/05/20

How Does a Fume Hood Work?

02/04/20

Choosing the Right Pump for the Job

02/04/20

Choosing the Right Water Testing Equipment for Your Facility

02/04/20

How to Shovel Snow Safely

01/03/20

Choosing Oxy-Fuel vs Plasma Cutting Systems

10/31/19

Types of Saws, Their Uses and Operating Safety Tips

09/02/19

What Is a Tankless Water Heater and How to Install One

08/29/19

Types of Belt Drives and How They Improve Efficiency

08/19/19

Choosing the Right Bi-Metal Hole Saw

08/19/19

How to Choose the Right Drum Pump

08/15/19

Stainless Steel vs Carbon Steel Pipes: Which is Right for Your Application

08/08/19

Fluorescent Lighting Disposal Guide

08/08/19

Jaws of Life, Other Types of Hydraulic Rescue Tools & Their Uses

07/31/19

What to Consider When Choosing a Light Bulb

07/30/19

Choosing the Right Type of Screw

07/26/19

Types of Springs and Their Uses

07/25/19

pH Electrode Types and Uses

07/17/19

Microscope Types, Parts and Terms

07/16/19

What Are Surge Protectors and How to Choose One to Buy

07/15/19

Broken Parts: How to Properly Dispose of Sharp Objects

07/01/19

Hex Head Cap Screw Technical Information Guide

07/01/19

HEPA Air Filters: A Productivity Lifesaver

07/01/19

7 Common Power Tool Replacement Parts

07/01/19

Bleach and Mold: Busting the Myth

07/01/19

101 Applications for Laser Distance Meters

07/01/19

Types of Lockout Tagout Padlocks

06/30/19

Types of Screwdrivers and Their Uses

06/21/19

Ask the Experts: How to Choose the Proper Electrode

05/09/19

Ask the Experts: Surface Grinding Wheel Safety

05/08/19

Ask the Experts: How to Tram a Head on a Manual Mill

05/08/19

8 Must-Have Cleaning Supplies to Buy in Bulk

01/01/19

Interactive Foot Protection Guide

01/01/19

Centrifugal Fan Types: A Selection Guide to Keep the Air Moving

12/10/18

Welding Advice from a Mobile Metal Fabricator

10/15/18

Ask the Experts: The Benefits of Indexable Tools

09/05/18

Ask The Experts: How to Check Screws on Insert Holders

09/05/18

Ask the Experts: Milling Machine Vise Alignment for Quick Changeover

09/04/18

Ask the Experts: How to Run a CNC Mill Warm Up

09/04/18

Tips on How to Solder for the Best Results

08/10/18

Characteristics of Abrasives

08/08/18

Workbench Height Ergonomics - Are You Working at the Right Height?

05/01/18

Air Conditioner Maintenance Guide

03/15/18

Types of Door Weatherstripping and Thresholds

02/13/18

Types of Washers And How They Are Used

12/31/17

Commercial Kitchen Supplies and Equipment Checklist

11/01/17

Snow Blower Buying Guide

10/01/17

Thread Galling Basics

09/01/17

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher in the Workplace

09/01/17

Packaging Guidelines & Shipping Requirements

09/01/17

Power Drill Buying Guide & Their Uses

08/31/17

Wall Anchor Types & Selection Guide

08/31/17

Hinge Selection Table

07/01/17

Types of Lighting Control Systems

06/01/17

What Is a Current Transformer?

05/01/17

Torque Wrench Types Guide

04/30/17

5 Tips and Ideas to Organizing Your Workbench

04/01/17

Circuit Breaker Types & Replacement Guide

03/01/17

Types of Faucets & Installation Guide

03/01/17

How to Install and Replace a Sump Pump

02/01/17

Types of Protective Packaging for Shipping

02/01/17

How to Clean Floors by Type of Flooring

01/01/17

Types of Welding and the Tools You Need

01/01/17

Stick Welding (SMAW) for Equipment Repair

01/01/17

Sandpaper Grit Charts & Grades

01/01/17

Tips For Charging a Car Battery

01/01/17

What Is a Sorbent and How Do Sorbents Work?

01/01/17

Power Tool Buying Guide: 5 Essential Power Tools

01/01/17

Figure Out What Type of Fluorescent Light Bulb You Need

12/31/16

Top 10 Commercial Painting Supplies Needed for Every Job

10/01/16