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Which is Better for Hand Tools – Chromium-Molybdenum or Chromium-Vanadium Steel?

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Hand tools are made of two types of steel alloys: Chromium-molybdenum or chromium-vanadium. Once the steel is manufactured, the two forms are nearly identical in chemical composition. Because steel is a soft metal, manufacturers add alloys to harden it and help resist corrosion. Even when these metals are added, the steel is relatively soft, so manufacturers heat treat it to further harden it. While high-carbon steel is also a strong material, it doesn't have some of the properties that adding alloy gives it. Abolox carries hand tools made of both types of alloy steel, including socket sets, wrenches, screwdrivers and more.

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Maintaining Tools: Keep Rust Away from Automotive Tools

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Most automotive hand tools are made from some type of metal – usually steel or stainless steel. Over the years, they could start rusting, especially in areas that have not been treated with chrome or another finish. You can make hand tools last longer by maintaining them just as you would with your vehicle. Tools get wet, greasy, dirty – and all that wears on the finish after time. Every now and then, you should give your tools some extra love so they last longer.

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Chrome Sockets vs. Impact Sockets

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Most automotive technicians know the difference between chrome and impact sockets unless they are new to the industry. Knowing the difference is beneficial not only to the longevity of the tools but also for your safety.

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Ultimate Guide For FR Clothing

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Certain industries where explosions and fires are common can be very hazardous to workers. Thus, these industries require workers to wear flame-resistant (FR) clothing. Even visitors to refineries and other gas operation sites must wear flame-resistant clothing. In the oil and gas industry, there were seven fatal injuries in 2017, three of which were from transportation accidents. None were from violence, fires and explosions, or falls.

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Dipped Glove Basics

You only have one pair of hands, so you want to protect them as best as you can while working with chemicals or sharp objects. Regular gloves allow liquids and sharp objects to penetrate, thus offering little protection for your hands. Working in various industries, whether on a construction site, automotive shop, a warehouse, manufacturing, or any other industry where your hands are exposed to sharp objects and toxins, means that you'll need something other than cloth or leather gloves for protection.

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