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Paying Attention To Industrial Safety Concerns

After one of my guys almost got smashed by an overhead boom, I knew that we had to make a few changes. Instead of ignoring safety protocols and living with our outdated equipment, I decided to invest a little money into industrial equipment and supplies. We updated our machinery to include safety features, and we started asking each of our employees to wear brightly-colored jackets so that we could tell where everyone was. It took an overhaul of the entire business, but when we were done, things ran a lot smoother. Check out this blog for ideas on how to keep your team safe.


Things To Get In A Thread Gage

Whether you're purchasing a thread gage for the first time or have to replace one that is a bit damaged, you want to get your selection right as to have an amazing reference tool you can use when studying the pitches of fasteners. Here are some things that can make this thread gage really pay off.

Multiple Gage Set

If you want better value or just want to have a couple of thread gages in your collection just in case one is damaged later on, then you want to get a set of multiple thread gages. There are a lot of suppliers that include more than one in packages.

The gages may be the same or they may vary in the pitches they are designed to measure. Either way, it doesn't hurt to stock up on a couple of thread gages -- especially if you're getting a good deal that makes the value of this set better than buying gages individually.

Smooth Edges

You will be manipulating thread gages with your hands, and as such, it is important that you're able to do so without exposing your hands to injuries. Make sure your thread gage has a smooth design so that you do not get cut.

The handle portion of the thread gage definitely needs to be smooth, but so do the end portions that will be measuring pitches. Then regardless of what happens when you use a thread gage, your hands can slide across all points and not take any damage.

Smooth Blade Action

If you purchase a thread gage that comes with multiple blades -- the components on the end -- then you want to ensure they provide a smooth motion. That will save you from struggling to swap out different blades when measuring different fastener sizes. 

Each blade needs to roll out smoothly and not give you any resistance when you go to put it back down. You want to have this smooth closing and opening action for as long as possible, which is more likely to happen if you get a thread gage built with quality materials that don't rust.

Thread gages are tools that can be used to provide information about the pitch sizes of fasteners. You want to really look for one that has the right components and layout because then, you won't ever question your pitch-measuring abilities or struggle to accomplish this task.