When Was the Last Time You Updated the Tools in Your Garage or Workplace?

And just like that, the first snow of the season has occurred. It may only be the middle of October, but when the four inches of wet and heavy snow fell on Sunday afternoon your husband announced that it was time to head to the garage and begin his indoor work. Like every year, as soon as the first snow falls your husband the change as a sign to go through the tools at his garage bench and get rid of any that are no longer being used. This annual ritual serves as a perfect way for your tool crazy husband to make a list of possible Christmas gift ideas. Being very practical, your husband has noticed in the past that if he does not give his friends and family a list, he is likely to get something that he has absolutely no interest in.
Part of his motivation comes from the fact that his work days are full of using just the right tools for a variety of complicated processes. In his work place, the hand crimp tool is perfectly positioned so that it is easily found when needed. Likewise, environmental splice crimpers are placed where they are needed the most. After working with such efficiency at work, your husband is certain that he should have the same kind of set up in his home garage.

Consider some of these facts and figures about the tools that are commonly used in a variety of settings:

  • Forecasted to grow at an annual rate of 5.5% between 2018 and 2024, EMI Shielding is used in a wide range of applications.
  • Currently, electrocution is the sixth leading cause of workplace deaths in America. In fact, electrical hazards lead to more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries among U.S. workers every year, so it is important to make sure that you have right kind of tools for every kind of job.
  • The components and electronics aboard satellites must be able to withstand extreme conditions. Fortunately, of the more than 8,000 satellites orbitting the earth, only one has ever been destoryed by a meteor.
  • Your home is likely to contain safe non-metallic sheathed cables if it was built in the last 50 years.
  • Non-metallic sheathed cable, also known as a NM cable, is a flexible electrical cable with a sheath made of plastic.
  • At the typical cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, air pressure drops by more than 75%; in addition, the outside temperature drops to negative 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

No matter what time of the year that it is, it is always a good idea to make sure that all of the tools that you have are in good working order.

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