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Blade Break-In - Getting Long Life from a New Bandsaw Blade

A new band saw blade has razor sharp tooth tips. In order to withstand the cutting pressures used in band sawing, tooth tips should be honed to form a micro-fine radius.

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Performance Matters - Don't Settle for Ordinary Bandsaw Blades

Using a custom-welded bandsaw blade is the best way to improve the cut speed, cut quality, and blade life of your band sawing operations.

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Working with mental health: How businesses can help

In Australia, one in five people aged 16-85 years’ experience a mental health illness in any given year, according to the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The three most common illnesses that have been identified are depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders.

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Be a Safety Champion - National safe work month

Safe Work Australia was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for WHS and workers’ compensation. Since then, we’ve been running national campaigns to raise awareness about WHS in the Australian working community.

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Why choose the Fast Blue brand?

BRC Cabinets has been servicing the Brisbane, North Coast, South Coast and the Redlands for over 20 years.  They specialise in creating individual cabinetry of extremely high quality and manufacture everything themselves with a guarantee of the upmost quality.

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Three Reasons Australian-Made Tools Make Good Sense

Sutton Tools has been making tools for Australians, by Australians, since 1917. Managing Director Peter Sutton explains the principal benefits of Australian-made for engineers, tradies, weekend warriors and the retailers who supply them.

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How to Fold a Bandsaw Blade (the Right Way)

This is our recommended method for folding a bandsaw blade.  Make sure to wear gloves and safety glasses.

1. Put the blade on a level surface with the teeth pointing away from you.  Hold the bottom of the loop against the floor with your foot and bring you right hand inside the blade and grasp the top of the loop firmly from underneath.

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Coca-Cola Australia launches first television campaign promoting recycling

Coca-Cola Australia has today launched a major marketing campaign to thank Australians for recycling. It follows the announcement earlier this year that 7 out of 10 of Coca-Cola’s range of drink bottles in Australia will be 100% recycled plastic by the end of 2019.

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A guide to understanding router bits

We’ve put together a guide on the basic router bits you may use while you work.  When you start woodworking, you may be required to use routers and the relevant bits to help shape materials – but with so many options, where do you begin?

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Help us make a difference and raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia

Next year sees 25 years since Michelle started fighting Ovarian Cancer.  Today she is raising funds to support Ovarian Cancer Australia.

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Silicosis: Here's what you need to know about the dust lung disease

With an alarming number of cases being confirmed across the country, doctors say silicosis could be the next ccupational lung disease crisis to hit Australia since the asbestos disaster.

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Investing in state of the art technology

AusTech Saw & Tooling continually strive to offer a premium tool sharpening service for our customers.  In order to keep up to date with modern sharpening techniques we have recently invested in a brand new Loroch sharpening, re-toothing and chamfering cold saw machine.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics report shows an increase in manufacturing jobs

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released new data on 11 June confirming manufacturing employment is on the rise.

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Queensland Government updates its Advance Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap

The Queensland State Government have updated its Advance Manufacturing 10-Year Roadmap to support and improve manufacturing growth sectors in Queensland.

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Top tips for energy saving solutions for manufacturers

Electricity prices have more than doubled since 2014, in Australia, and gas prices have followed closely with a 50 per cent increase since 2011.

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PFERD's CC GRIND STRONG is transforming the way workers grind metal.

Grinding metal has changed with PFERD's innovative NEW grinding wheel the CC GRIND STRONG. A wheel designed for use with a 125mm (5") angle grinders, either powered or cordless.

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Industrial cleaning plays an important role in keeping employees safe

Silica dust is a contaminant that many manufacturers cannot get away from. It can cause respiratory damage and cancer.

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Survey indicates 90 per cent of Australians want locally made products

Ninety per cent of Australians are more likely to buy Australian-made products than those from overseas.

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8 discoveries that changed manufacturing

Have you ever thought about the things in your life you think you can’t do without?

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How does steel play a part in this historical event for Qatar?

The 2022 World Cup will be the 22nd edition of the major sporting event, but the first hosted in the Middle East.

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Five Gold Coast manufacturers receive funding boost

Five Gold Coast manufacturers will receive grants under the Palaszczuk Government’s $40 million Made in Queensland program.

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New working group to guide QLD manufacturers

The Queensland government has announced a new Manufacturing Skills Working Group.

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Made in Queensland grant helps plastics manufacturer expand

Queensland-based plastics manufacturer Evolve Group is upgrading their equipment.

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