When it comes to cutting tools, let’s face it. Things break. Sometimes it is a problem with the cutting tool itself, but many times, it can be user error.
Since being created by Congress in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been the federal government’s agency in charge of ensuring “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”
We don’t have to tell you your cutting tools take quite a bit of abuse, especially in metal-cutting applications. That’s why it’s so important to use cutting fluids to protect and extend the life of your cutting tools. A good cutting fluid serves many purposes:
When it comes to cutting tools, the place to be is right here, with Kimball Midwest. While we know we’ve got one of the best, high-quality selections of cutting tools, that doesn’t stop us from introducing new items every year, and this year is no different.
Look around your shop, and you’ll probably see a variety of cutting tools for different jobs and materials. In fact, you probably go through a lot of them, especially drill bits. Have you ever thought about all the functions cutting tools perform? They cut, of course, but they also expand, shape, grind and smooth.
Cutting tools are a vital part of many maintenance, repair and operations outfits. Just a quick glance at Kimball Midwest’s cutting tools main page gives you a clear view of the wide variety in our cutting tools product line.
Think about your current vendor(s) that supply you with Maintenance, Repair and Operations products. Seriously, pause for a minute and think. Their products and services are vital to your business operations.
Have too many vendors? Sometimes having one is the right call. In today's world, that might be even more important than ever to keep your employees and their families safe.
The breakdowns in the supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have renewed interest in Made in the USA products. Most American consumers surveyed in 2017 responded that buying American-made products was at least somewhat, if not very, important, but they also indicated an unwillingness to spend more on domestic products.
There are some situations, such as open flames and running engines, that obviously require the right ventilation in your shop. But those circumstances are just the tip of the iceberg.
In March 2020, Americans learned a valuable lesson.
You may look at water and wonder how it is one of the strongest forces in the world. You drink it. You swim in it, and it moves around you. And if you stomp hard in a rain puddle, you can displace nearly all of it. But in those scenarios, water has infinite space (except for drinking).