Category Archives: Tools & Supplies

Radio…A Vintage Invention w/ Modern Purpose

Radio

Radio, not online radio... just pure old fashion airwaves. For most of us, radio is probably not our first choice when it comes to technology, we’re probably grabbing a smartphone or another wifi-enabled device. When we step back for a moment to reflect it almost feels... Read More

Staying Safe & Compliant with DeWalt Dust Extractors, Easy as 1 2 3!

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about crystalline silica recently…. with the new updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) it has been all the buzz in the industry. These fine particles have been making waves in the compliance arena and for good... Read More

DUST TRAP—The Drilling Shroud That Makes Overhead Drilling Safer, Simpler

Milwaukee Tool announced the industry’s first OSHA-compliant, overhead drilling solution that doesn’t require the use of a vacuum Dedicated to developing productivity-focused, dust collection solutions for compliance with the OSHA regulation on respirable crystalline silica dust, Milwaukee introduced the SDS Plus DUST TRAP™ Drilling Shroud.... Read More

Prevent Lost or Stolen Equipment With This Bluetooth™ Tool Tracking Device

The TICK™ Equipment and Tool Tracking Device allows you to track the location of any item in your inventory, regardless of brand or type For professionals everywhere, tools and equipment are key to their livelihood. Tool loss, and the time spent looking for missing tools,... Read More

Brushed vs Brushless Motors—& How They Impact Your Power Tool’s Performance

Like corded tools, brushed motor tools are slowly becoming less and less sought after in the industrial marketplace. Why?—Because when power tools can offer workplace professionals more freedom, power and control, they can do their job better. See how brushed vs brushless power tools compare... Read More

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying An Industrial Grease Gun

Before Buying Your Next Industrial-Grade Grease Gun, Compare The Styles And Learn The Features That EVERY Professional Needs An industrial grease gun is used to deliver just the right amount of lubrication to bearings, right where it’s needed. To a shop maintenance professional, a good... Read More

You Get What You Pay For━Investing In The Right Power Drill For The Job

DeWalt Power Drill

Before You Buy Your Next Power Drill, Learn The Major Design Distinctions Associated With Different Price Points To Ensure You’re Investing In The Right Tool For The Job As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” This is especially true when it comes... Read More

3 Tips For Longer Filter Life

Industrial Air Filters

Want to get more life out of your industrial filters?  Dick Ballard, a District Sales Manager at Koch Filter Corporation, routinely counsels clients on selecting the right filters—and how to save money by extending the life of those filters.  His team supplies HVAC filters, industrial... Read More

7 Reasons Why 2-Way Radios Boost Productivity

“Once customers add 2-way radios to their facility, they usually see an immediate boost to productivity,” said Jason Murphy, the Sales Manager for WS Communications.  “Many companies start out with just 2-3 radios for maintenance staff, then quickly add 10-20 more—once they see the efficiencies... Read More

Cordless Power Tools Have 3x the Battery Power + 4x Longer Runtime

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No matter how much you love your favorite industrial tools, power cords are trip hazards—and they can slow us down.  The problem is, it can be difficult to get the same power and performance out of cordless tools. Until now.  With improved battery technology and... Read More

Warm Up Cold Employees – Indoors or Outdoors

Warm Up Cold Employees – Indoors or Outdoors

As the temperatures drop, so does productivity.  By using effective portable heating, you not only make employees happier and more comfortable—you can actually boost productivity, and get more work done in the long cold days of winter. Productivity Drops + Mistakes Increase—in Cold Temps The connection... Read More

Once You Go Milwaukee, You’ll Never Go Back—Here’s Why

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In a commercial world that depends on the success of factory machinery and its workers, the efficiency of their day-to-day operations also rests on something: tools. That’s why IBT Industrial Solutions provides our customers with the industry leader of tools that stands up to the... Read More

M.K. Morse Metal-Cutting Blade | 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed

Do you need to cut steel, aluminum, or stainless steel?  If you’re cutting threaded rod, steel plate, corrugated metal, structural steel, grating, solid bar, or tubing, then you need the best metal-cutting saw blade you can get, the M.K. Morse Metal-Cutting Blade, to save you... Read More

6 Workplace Winter Safety Products You’ll Love

“It’s as important to stay warm in the winter as it is to stay cool in the summer,” said Mike Davis, a Product Specialist for the Safety and Warehouse Equipment Group at IBT Industrial Solutions. “Anybody that works outside—or in an unheated warehouse—can be affected.” More: Don’t... Read More

Tough Gorilla Multipurpose Hose from Goodyear Reduces Failures

A meat processing plant was using an all-purpose hose for washdown. However, the animal fats on the floor broke down the cover of the hose, destroying it. After replacing the hose with Gorilla multipurpose hose from Goodyear, the processing plant experienced no further failures. More: How... Read More