Monthly Archives: July 2014

Vacuum Brazed Ductile Iron Blades Just $100 until Aug. 1!

If you cut metals like ductile iron, then you’re in luck this week! 14″ Vacuum Brazed Ductile Iron Blades are just $100 this week!

Vacuum Brazed Ductile Iron Blades Just $100 until Aug. 1!

Vacuum Brazed Ductile Iron Blade


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How to Use an Angle Grinder Safely, by Power Tool Institute, Inc.

How to Use an Angle Grinder SafelyA lot of our customers use angle grinders, which is why we’re glad to see this safety video from Power Tool Institute, Inc. It has safety guidelines that will help you use your grinder safer, including:

  • How to mount grinding wheels, cutting wheels, and other accessories
  • Why wheel guards are important, and how you should mount and use them
  • General safety precautions
  • Personal protective equipment that you should wear
  • How to use grinding and cutting wheels safely
  • How to prevent kickback during grinding and cutting
  • Safe sanding and wirebrushing techniques

Of course, one safety measure that this video doesn’t mention is to use the Safety Blade Grinder/Cutter, which won’t break or shatter during grinding or cutting. Just thought we’d throw that in there.

Flat Roof Ventilation on Multiple Dwellings, by Flashover TV

Flat Roof Ventilation on Multiple Dwellings, by Flashover TV

Photo courtesy of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC

Do you have multiple dwellings with flat roofs in your fire district? If you do, then you’ll want to watch this two-part video from Flashover TV.

Battalion Chief Ted Corporandy, Ret. of the San Francisco, CA Fire Department explains what you need to consider and do when venting these kinds of roofs, including:

  • What tools and equipment you need
  • How to size up a roof
  • Things to look for and how to deal with them, including skylights, scuttle covers, and vent caps
  • Where to cut your ventilation hole
  • Why you should cut only one ventilation hole
  • Where to make trench cuts
  • How to do horizontal ventilation
  • How to rescue victims from windows via the roof

Watch these videos now.

Thanks to FireRescue1 and Working Fire Training.

Flashover TV, “Ventilation Flat Roof Operations” Part 1 and Part 2

How to Handle Power Saws during Forcible Entry, by Fire Engineering and Traditions Training, LLC

How to Handle Power Saws during Forcible Entry

Courtesy of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC

You use your power saws for a lot more than roof ventilation, especially if you have diamond blades or carbide chunk blades on them. However, you have to hold your saws in awkward positions, like horizontally or at chest or shoulder height, if you want to use them for forcible entry and vehicle extrication.

That’s why we love this drill by Roger A. Steger, Jr., deputy chief with the Kentland, MD Volunteer Fire Department and an instructor with Traditions Training, LLC. It tells you how to hold your saw in places besides “right below you,” as well as how to position your arms and legs to help support a power saw’s weight in a variety of positions. Read it now at Fire Engineering magazine.

Traditions Training, LLC via Fire Engineering magazine, “Rotary Saw Forcible Entry Positions (PDF)