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Wedge-Bolt+ / Screw-Bolt+ Screw Anchors Cross Reference Chart

Out with the Old & In with the New

In one of our previous blog posts Screw-Bolt+™ – The New Standard for Heavy Duty Screw Anchors we mention the Screw-Bolt+™ Screw Anchors will be replacing the Powers Wedge-Bolt+® Screw Anchors. While there is still a limited amount of stock left in the Wedge-Bolt+ Anchors, once this stock is depleted, you will no longer be able to purchase them. You will have to buy the new and improved Screw-Bolt+ Screw Anchors.

To make the transition easier for our customers, we made a cross-reference chart of the old Wedge-Bolt+ part numbers with the new Screw-Bolt+ part numbers, that match up the corresponding sizes and finishes. While some of the Wedge-Bolt+ Screw Anchors are still available on our website, please remember these may become unavailable any day now. If you need more information about the new Screw-Bolt+ Screw Anchors, please reference our previous Screw-Bolt+™ – The New Standard for Heavy Duty Screw Anchors blog post.

Wedge-Bolt+ to Screw-Bolt+ Screw Anchors Cross Reference Chart

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Did You Know, Powers Carbide Drill Bits are Being Discontinued?

Power Carbide Bits Being Replaced by DeWalt Branded Carbide Drill Bits

If you have not heard yet, the rumors are true. Powers Carbide Drill Bits are no longer being manufactured and are being replaced with DeWalt branded Carbide Drill Bits. The process has already started and once the stock has been depleted you will no longer be able to buy Powers Carbide Drill Bits. With the help from Tanner we will help you find the comparable DeWalt bits for your favorite Powers bits. Read on to learn about the DeWalt product lines that will be replacing the old Powers product lines.

Quick Overview of Replacement Carbide Drill Bit Lines (Powers to DeWalt)

  • Powers Fat-Head™ Carbide Drill Bits –> DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact SDS + Full Head Carbide Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers Quatro™ Head SDS+ Carbide Drill Bits –> DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact SDS+ Carbide Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers S-4 Plus SDS Carbide Drill Bits –> DeWalt 2 Cutter SDS+ Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers 4-X Cutter SDS-Max® Drill Bits –> DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact SDS Max Carbide Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers Single Tip SDS-Max® Drill Bits –> DeWalt 2 Cutter SDS Max Carbide Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers 4-X Cutter Head Spline Drill Bits –> DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact Spline Carbide Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers Single Tip Spline Drill Bits –> DeWalt 2 Cutter Spline Carbide Masonry Drill Bits
  • Powers HD Straight Shank Bits –> DeWalt Premium 2 Cutter Percussion Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact SDS+ Full Head Carbide Masonry Drill BitsFatHead - HI Full Head SDS+

Replacing Powers Fat-Head™ Carbide Drill Bits

  • 2X more carbide for Long Life
  • High Impact Tip for Maximum Durability and Long Life
  • Open Head Design for Faster Material Removal
  • Elongated 4 Flute Design for Faster Drilling
  • Innovative Bonding System Delivers Extreme Durability

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt High Impact SDS + Full Head Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact SDS+ Carbide Masonry Drill BitsQuatro - HI 4 Cutter

Replacing Powers Quatro™ Head SDS+ Carbide Drill Bits

  • 2X more carbide for Long Life
  • High Impact Tip for Maximum Durability and Long Life
  • Open Head Design for Faster Material Removal
  • Elongated 4 Flute Design for Faster Drilling
  • Innovative Bonding System Delivers Extreme Durability

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt High Impact 4 Cutter SDS+ Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 2 Cutter SDS+ Masonry Drill BitsS4 - 2 Cutter SDS+

Replacing Powers S-4 Plus SDS Carbide Drill Bits

  • Carbide tip design maximizes carbide surface contact for longer bit life
  • Guaranteed to set 25% more anchors than standard masonry bits
  • Elongated Four Flute Helix for Faster Material Removal
  • Increased Steel Prevents Breakage

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt 2 Cutter SDS+ Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact SDS Max Carbide Masonry Drill Bits4X - HI 4 Cutter SDS Max

Replacing Powers 4-X Cutter SDS-Max® Drill Bits

  • High Impact tip maximizes carbide surface contact for longer bit life
  • Open head design channels dust into flutes for quicker drilling
  • Longer helix four flute design expedites mill removal for quicker drilling
  • U-Flute cleans debris out for fast, efficient drilling

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt High Impact 4 Cutter SDS Max Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 2 Cutter SDS Max Carbide Masonry Drill Bits4X - 2 Cutter SDS Max

Replacing Powers Single Tip SDS-Max® Drill Bits

  • Carbide tip design maximizes carbide surface contact for longer bit life
  • U-Flute cleans debris out for fast, efficient drilling
  • Open head design channels dust into flutes for quicker drilling
  • Hardened core helps to reduce bit breakage

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt 2 Cutter SDS Max Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 4 Cutter High Impact Spline Carbide Masonry Drill Bits4X - HI 4 Cutter Spline

Replacing Powers 4-X Cutter Head Spline Drill Bits

  • High Impact tip maximizes carbide surface contact for longer bit life
  • Open head design channels dust into flutes for quicker drilling
  • Longer helix four flute design expedites mill removal for quicker drilling
  • 4 cutter head to help reduce vibration

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt High Impact 4 Cutter Spline Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt 2 Cutter Spline Carbide Masonry Drill Bits4X - HI 2 Cutter Spline

Replacing Powers Single Tip Spline Drill Bits

  • Carbide tip design maximizes carbide surface contact for longer bit life
  • U-Flute cleans debris out for fast, efficient drilling
  • Open head design channels dust into flutes for quicker drilling
  • Hardened core helps to reduce bit breakage

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt 2 Cutter Spline Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

DeWalt Premium 2 Cutter Percussion Carbide Masonry Drill BitsHD Straight - Percussion

Replacing Powers HD Straight Shank Bits

  • 2 Cutter rock carbide tip maximizes carbide surface contact for longer bit life
  • Four flute design cleans debris out for fast, efficient drilling
  • Three flats on shank eliminate bit slipping in chuck

Click here to see the full comparison chart and to shop for DeWalt Premium Percussion Carbide Masonry Drill Bits

G-Tek® 3GX™ – The Go To Gloves for Cut Resistance

G-TEK® 3GX™ Gloves Offer More

Stronger – High DurabilityDyneema Diamond - G-Tek 3GX

Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is more durable and will outperform typical HPPE fiber. G-Tek® 3GX™ gloves with Dyneema® Diamond Technology offer substantially greater abrasion resistance than gloves containing fiberglass or aramids. Wear, wash, and repeat with these gloves without having to worry about sacrificing performance.

Safer – 2X the Cut Resistance

G-Tek® 3GX’s proprietary yarns with Dyneema® Diamond Technology allow its gloves to reach unprecedented levels of cut resistance. Dyneema® Diamond Technology increases the cut resistance of yarn by 200%, compared to standard Dyneema® fiber.

Better – Total Comfort

Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is far lighter than most fibers used in cut resistance gloves. Dyneema® Diamond Technology fibers will retain less heat and leave your hands feeling cooler. These fibers are also very flexible and resist breakage, assuring comfort on your skin.

Protect Your Hands with the Best

Due to the overwhelming demand for cut resistant gloves and sleeves, PIP Protective Industrial Products has greatly expanded it lines of Seamless Cut Resistant Gloves and Sleeves over the past few years.  PIP gloves are manufactured using the latest in yarn and grip technology, offering better protection and more user flexibility. PIP offers a number of different styles of gloves that are extensively used in the industrial, construction, and food processing industries.

Golve Technology

Great White® 3GX™ Seamless Knit Dyneema® Diamond Blended Gloves

Used for electronics, glass cutting, sheet metal handling, parts assembly, sharp small parts handling, construction, and other general duty applications.

Glove Features:Great White® 3GX™

  • Seamless construction offers increased comfort and breathability
  • Dyneema® Diamond & Lycra shell is lightweight and provides excellent dexterity, tactile sensitivity and cut resistance
  • Polyurethane grip for great abrasion resistance, excellent puncture resistance, and outstanding wet/dry grip
  • Knit Wrist helps prevent dirt and debris from entering the glove
  • Cotton color binding denotes sizing
  • Washable, resistant to chemicals, water, and ultraviolet light

Buy these High Performance Cut Resistant Gloves at Tanner Here

PIP Redefines Hand Protection with the Introduction of G-TEK® 3GX™

Over the years workers on assembly lines and job sites across the US have demanded gloves with skin-tight dexterity and comfort, all while providing the highest level of cut protection. PIP listened to these demands and undertook the challenge to solve these problems. After searching for the best solution, PIP managed to develop the most comprehensive line of high-performance cut resistant gloves to meet the needs of every job – The G-Tek® 3GX™ Line of Cut Resistant Gloves.

G-Tek® 3GX™ Cut Resistant Gloves bring together innovative materials and form-fitting design with multiple coating technologies to bring you the next level in cut-resistant performance. These unparalleled and unrivaled gloves are made out of proprietary yarns containing Dyneema® Diamond Technology, The Worlds Strongest Fiber, to produce the best performing work gloves in the world. Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber is 2X STRONGER than standard Dyneema®. G-Tek® 3GX™ seamless knit gloves with Dyneema® Diamond Technology fiber take Cut Resistant Gloves to the next level.

Quick Facts About Commonly Used Hammers

All Hammers Are Not Created Equally

A hammer is a hand tool that is used to strike an object or material. Hammers can be used for a number of different purposes including: driving nails into wood, metalworking, and demolition applications. With such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and styles it can be difficult to choose the correct hammer for the job at hand. Read on to learn more about commonly used hammer styles and how to select the correct hammer for the job.

Ball Pein Hammers  Ball Pein Hammers

Ball Pein Hammers are also known as machinist’s hammers. The heads of ball pein hammers are harder then claw hammers, making them less likely to chip upon impact. These hammers are widely used in metalworking applications such as: driving punches & chisels, setting rivets, and bending & shaping metal. Ball pein hammers can come in a variety of styles: straight-pein, diagonal-pein, and cross-pein.

Brass Hammers  Brass Hammer

Brass Hammers are used in places where you don’t want a spark from metal contact, usually the Oil & Gas Industry. Because brass hammers are made of a soft metal they do not damage the material they are contacting, but instead the damage is only done to the hammer. Brass hammers can be used to knock bearings into place and for other similar applications where a steel hammer would cause damage.

Dead Blow Hammers Dead Blow Hammers

Dead Blow Hammers are specialized mallets that are designed to minimize the damage done to the struck object, as well as controlling the striking force with minimal rebound from the struck surface. Dead blow hammers commonly have a hollow head that are partially filled with steel / lead shot, or sand. This helps distribute the energy of the strike over a longer period of time. Dead blow hammers may also have a solid head made out of rubber or resilient plastic, this helps to adsorb shock and reduce rebound. Dead blow hammers are commonly used in tight spaces due to the minimal rebound, to help avoid accidental damage.

Carpenter’s Hammers  Carpenter's Hammers

Carpenter’s (Nailing) Hammers are used  for driving nails, removing nails, and prying apart lumber. The two most common types of Carpenter’s hammers are Framing Hammers & Claw Hammers. Framing hammers have a straight claw and are typically used for framing wooden houses. Their heavy head, long handle, and milled face allow them to quickly drive nails into lumber. Claw hammers have a more curved shape claw than framing hammers. The rounded end and long handle are used to gain leverage to help extract nails from wood.

Sledgehammers Sledgehammers

Sledgehammers may be categorized as a hand tools, but these tools are much larger than your typical hammer. Due to their size, sledgehammers they are used for jobs that require more force than a standard hammer. The large head and longer handle are designed to apply a large amount of force over a small area. Sledgehammers can be used to drive rebar & stakes, as well as breaking up concrete and other demolition jobs.

Hammers Available at Tanner

Tanner offers its customers a wide variety of hammers, including all the styles mentioned above. Shop for all your hammering needs here in Tanner’s Hammer Department. Don’t forget using hammers can be dangerous if the proper safety equipment is not being used, always be sure to have the proper Eye Protection and Work Gloves at all times when using hammers.

New Tanner Hand Tool Catalog

Introducing our new 2013 Hand Tool Catalog, full of professional grade hand tools for experienced professional contractors who need exceptional performance and durability on the job.

Products featured include jobsite storage equipment, measuring and layout tools, saws and hammers, demolition tools, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, clamps, sockets and ratchets, marking paints, snips, and bolt cutters

Download the pdf for reference or click on a link to buy:

Tanner_Hand_Tools_Linked_Catalog_2013_Web

EJOT Solar Fastening Systems

EJOT: “Your best partner for fastening solutions in the building industry.” This hardware is specially developed for securing uprights in solar installations. Made from high quality stainless steel, EJOT guarantees water tightness and a high load carrying capacity. It also allows exact adjustment of your new solar system. Watch this video to learn more about EJOT and how to install solar fastening systems on your home today.

The DNA of a Grinding Wheel

A grinding wheel is a resin bonded abrasive composed of abrasive grains which are held tightly together by a bonding agent and reinforced with a woven material. The main function of a grinding wheel is to remove material from a workpiece in an abrasive action with each grain acting as a cutting tool.

Abrasive grains are particles of man-made abrasive compounds. Most manufacturers use recycled grains, United Abrasives uses high quality virgin grains that are made to exacting specifications. The chemical structure of the grains determines the shape, sharpness, hardness and friability of the abrasive. Typical grains are:

Aluminum Oxide

  • A tough grain used for cutting metals and without excessive fracturing

Silicon Carbide

  • A hard and sharp abrasive used on concrete

Zirconium

  • A fine, dense crystalline grain that is used for rugged stock removal

Ceramic Aluminum Oxide

  • Two times tougher than standard aluminum oxide

The resinoid bonding agent that holds the grains together determines the
resistance of the wheel.

United Abrasives uses multiple layers of long stranded fiberglass as the woven material to form a strong reinforcement layer that allows the wheel to be used at maximum RPM and withstand lateral pressure applied during use.

These three components are measured and combined and then pressed using an automated process during manufacture to form a grinding wheel.

United Abrasives’ labels are incorporated into the process and remain intact throughout the life of the wheel. For a quick overview on labeling, check out our post on How to Read a Grinding Wheel Label.

How to Read a Grinding Wheel Label

Below is an example of a label that is found on United Abrasive grinding wheels with all pertinent information a user needs to operate the wheel.

Section A:

  • “A24R-BF”
  • This is the marking system used to identify wheel type.
  • “A” – primary grain used to make the wheel, A= Aluminum Oxide
  • “24” – size of the abrasive grain
  • “R”- hardness of the bond, R is medium
  • “BF”- type of bond used, BF is Resinoid Reinforced

Section B:

  • “General Purpose Grinding On All Ferrous Metal”
  • This is a general description of the wheel.

Section C:

  • “4-1/2 x 1/4”
  • This is simply the size of the wheel in inches.
  • “4-1/2” is the diameter
  • “1/4” is the thickness of the grinding wheel.

Section D:

  • Type 27- wheel configuration
  • 7/8 – arbor size
  • #20063- part number

Section E:

  • Grind- short application description

Section F:

  • Each wheel will display a tool icon for easy selection

Section G:

  • 13,300- Maximum RPM

Bar code and Safety Information is included on every wheel in the lower left hand corner.

Want even more information on grinding wheels and how they work? Check out our article on The DNA of a Grinding Wheel.

What Else Do you Carry?

What else do you carry?  Without a doubt, this is the most frequently asked question for our salespeople. The answer: a lot of stuff that enables our customers to consolidate their hardware buying to a single dependable source.

Tanner offers a full line of fasteners and industrial supplies including anchoring systems, security products, power and hand tools, cutting tools, saw blades, abrasives, safety products, channel and fittings, firestop, janitorial and cleaning supplies, and aviation supplies.

Check out the list here:

Tanner Product List pdf