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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Table Saws

Contractor Saws

Also known as the open-stand saw, the contractor saw is heavier and more durable than the bench top saw. Its circular saw is mounted on a heavy table with an open set of legs. This type of saw is usually preferred for those who have a tool shed at home since it is moderately-priced and does not require any extra voltage than is provided in a regular outlet. While this model is heavier and less portable than the bench top model, the contractor table saw is still usually moved from job to job (most contractor saws come with wheel attachments to make this easier).

Cabinet Saws

Cabinet table saws have the circular saw attached to a table with a cabinet. It is the largest and the heaviest of the table saws and therefore is not moved around like the other table saws. The cabinet table saw is more durable and has less vibration which makes for a smoother cut. However, the cabinet saw is more expensive than the other types of saws and usually requires the installation of a heavy circuit. The cabinet saw also has a height and tilt adjustment feature and has better dust collection than the other models.

Hybrid Saws

A hybrid table saw is a lot like the contractor saw with a few key differences. For one thing, it is much more compact than the contractor saw and does not require as much room in your tool shed. The hybrid table saw also offers some of the features of the cabinet saw. With its solid and heavy base, it has the lower vibration of a cabinet saw along with dust control. A contractor saw or a hybrid saw of good quality suits the needs of most woodworkers.

Tricks On Mosquito Control

1. First, wear clothing that covers most of your body, if the temperature permit.

2. Do not allow food, trash, decaying wood, etc. to remain in or on your property. Empty watering cans, remove old tires and cover rain barrels to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

3. Cover or seal trash tightly. Garbage can lids should be kept closed and secured.

4. Prevent mosquitoes from entering your home by ensuring that all your window screens are intact.

5. If you have a pond in your garden, stock it with some fish that will eat the mosquito larvae.

6. Keep all areas where food is prepared, stored, and served clean and free of crumbs and grease.

7. Cut back shrubs and vines that touch or overhang your property.

8. Many communities conduct large-scale spraying of pesticides containing mallothione to control mosquito populations during the spring and summer, especially in attempts to reduce the spread of West Nile encephalitis. Note that Adulticiding and Fogging (external repellants) fend off adult mosquitoes FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ONLY. They are only effective if you’re going to host a picnic or some other outdoor event the next day. Do not expect lasting effect.

9. Protect yourself and others from contact with any DEET pesticide (DEET is a toxic element commonly found in repellants).

10.Several natural or man-made products are gaining popularity as mosquito repellents. Citronella oil, a product of several types of trees, can be made in to candles or burned directly, is an effective mosquito repellent in high concentrations. It is also a myth that ultraviolet lights (like those in bug zappers) and ultrasonic devices are ineffective to get rid of mosquitoes.

Canvas For Awning

Between their advantages we have the following ones:

  • It’s resistant to the UV rays
  • Allows any color
  • They possess some protection coatings, as the following:
    • Not to allow the fire propagation
    • With blockade against UV rays (with great resistance against the effects of the ultraviolet rays that discolour along the time)
    • Fungicides (addictive that avoid the formation of mould and stains)
    • Non oxidizer, to avoid the appearance of iron stains
    • Addictive to avoid negative effects to the aesthetics and the brightness, that could damage the coating and to reduce the useful life of the canvas)
    • A varnish layer or lacquer in the coating (the varnish is not only designated for protection of the canvas from the UV rays, but also improves the self-cleaning characteristics; one of the used material for that is the Tedlar).

If you choose the canvas of your awning taking the above suggestions, certainly you will have an awning with excellent useful life, allowing the change of the canvas to be in a much larger period than the standard one.

To improve the useful life of the canvas of your awning, we suggested that the canvas cleaning to be in every 3 or 4 weeks and using a neutral detergent.

Those two decisions

  • A good choice of the canvas type
  • Cleaning of the awning at each 3 or 4 weeks

will give you a very larger useful life for your awning.

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Aluminum Flagpoles

Aluminum flagpoles can be rigged with either an external or internal halyard system.

External systems have the rope and other rigging on the outside of the pole. This is a tried and true system, but prone to vandalism and sometimes noisy when the wind blows.

Internal systems keep the equipment on the inside where it is safe and quiet; the halyard is accessed through a hatch near the base of the pole. This is a more expensive option.

Aluminum flagpoles that are inground must be firmly rooted in a groundsleeve and concrete foundation to stay aloft. Be sure that at least ten percent of the pole’s length is underground, and that your flag is no longer than forty percent of the pole height.

If you buy a telescoping aluminum flagpole, be sure that the sections lock into place, rather than just wedge together. This will ensure stability in the event of high winds.