Dewalt Launches New Line of 12v MAX Power Tools

This October 2010 Dewalt is pleased to launch their new a long anticipated line of cordless compact power tools. Accordingly, craftsmen everywhere are excited to invite the new line into their power tool repertoires. Dewalt’s new line-up includes seven new tools: a screwdriver kit, drill driver kit, an impact drill kit, impact wrench kit, worklight, inspection camera kit, and an IR digital thermometer kit making the new line complete, comprehensive, and, indeed, totally impressive. These newbies also feature a structural redesign that moves the battery directly below the handle. As such, the tools now offer a thinner, more ergonomic grip and the space for a belt-clip – something always convenient though rarely found on more compact power tools.In greater detail, and beginning with the more unsung products in the new line-up, Dewalt’s DCT410S1 12v MAX inspection camera is an infinitely cool little gadget. With a three foot long, waterproof, snake-like cable extension which allows you to see into, record, and photograph a jobsite’s more or less impossible spaces (like inside pipes, behind walls, or etc), the camera is ideal for tight, awkward, and generally impossible working environments. The camera also features a 3.5″ LCD screen monitor (with a 3x zoom capability) that completely detaches for better visibility in strange and strained positions. The monitor also recharges directly from the camera handle so you may simply reattach the monitor or replace the battery to keep working. Said kit includes one lithium ion battery, a charger, storage box, and hook and magnet tools to help you retrieve otherwise not-retrievable objects.Similarly, Dewalt’s DCL510 12v MAX LED worklight is also expected to become a fast craftsmen favorite. With a 360 degree pivoting head for optimal usability and a bright light out-put of 130 Lumens for an always enlightening performance, the worklight keeps your workspace bright and visible. Additionally, the light is equip with both a kick-stand and a powerful magnet to allow hands-free use in a variety of convenient places and positions.As for the thermometer, with its primary focus on general versatility, the DCT414S1 12v MAX infrared digital thermometer scans for temperature changes with color-coded accuracy. With beeping audio alarms and the tool’s patent-pending LED hot (which reads red) and cold (which reads blue) spot indicator, this thermometer quickly locates temperature fluctuations (between -20 degrees Fahrenheit and 932 degrees Fahrenheit) with true and simple to read accuracy displayed on a clear, back-lit analog screen. Also including one lithium ion battery, a charger, and kit box, the thermometer is both complete and precise for convenient and universal use.Getting back to the “big guns” of the operation, Dewalt’s DCD710S2 12v MAX 3/8″ drill driver kit, weighs only 2.4 lbs rendering the thing a super compact super-fighter. With a slim design to better fit into tight and awkward spaces, and with a giant 1500 RPM and a dual-speed transmission the tool produces the most optimal speed and torque control, big power, and comfortable workability. The drill driver also has a bright LED light to improve visibility, a belt-clip for comfort and portability and includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, and contractor’s bag for organization, storage, and transportation.Similarly, Dewalt’s DCF610S2 12v MAX 1/4″ screwdriver kit, at a grand total of only 2.2 lbs, boasts the same compact design as the drill driver, and despite its single speed transmission, the screwdriver operates with smooth and powerful precision. The tool additionally has three LED lights on its front to ensure virtually shadowless visibility, a one-handed loading quarter inch hex chuck, and that good-old belt clip for convenient mobility. The kit also includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, and a contractor’s bag.As for Dewalt’s DCF815S2 12v MAX 1/4″ impact driver kit, the tool is also lightweight and compact at only 2.3 lbs, and with three LED lights at the front of the tool providing shadowless illumination during virtually any work environment, the impact driver provides the utmost in convenient crafting. Also featuring that handed loading quarter inch hex chuck and a huge 950 in/lbs of max torque, the tool is both seriously powerful and simple to operate as well. In addition to super-power and comfortable operation the kit also includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, belt-clip, and a contractor’s bag.Lastly and likewise, Dewalt’s DCF813S2 12v MAX 3/8″ impact wrench kit shares the slim and lightweight body design of its above counterpart while offering a truly gigantic 1150 in/lbs of max torque for the most intense power and a huge array of industrial applications. Three LED lights at the front of the tool offer virtually unimpaired visibility while a hog ring anvil contributes to easy operation and fast socket changes. The kit additionally includes two lithium ion batteries, a fast-charger, bit-tip, a contractor’s bag, and ZERO belt-clips; I repeat there is not a belt-clip in this kit.

Unique Trick to Stop a Headache Fast

Headaches are caused by many things. One of the most common causes is stress, not just the mental kind of stress, but stress to your body as well. Stress can cause tension in your face, neck, and shoulder muscles. This will often lead to headache. This is commonly known as a tension headache. If you slept wrong, pulled a muscle in your upper body, or you’re dealing with a lot of stress in your life, you’ve probably experienced this before. The unique method below will help get rid of that headache fast!

1. Begin by using your dominant hand’s forefinger and thumb. Locate the area between your forefinger and thumb on your non-dominant hand. This is a very fleshy area. In the junction you will find a firm knot-like tendon. This is a pressure point.

2. Once you’ve located this pressure point, use your dominant hand to firmly massage the area, You don’t want it to be painful, but do maintain firm pressure to the area. This works best if someone else can massage the area for you, but it’s not necessary.

3. Close your eyes and continue to massage the pressure point. You may notice some relief after a few minutes, but continue to rub the area. The headache can come back quickly if you stop too quickly.

4. Continue the massage for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes. This method will stop your headache fast, but if you don’t continue to rub the area, it can come back, Once you’ve finished, the headache should be gone for good. It will at least gone for a long time.

Now that your headache is gone, it;s time to fix the source of stress. The tension will continue to come unless you take measures to relax those muscles. You might try taking a nap, as lack of sleep can sometimes be the cause. A hot shower to relax your neck muscles can help as well. You might prefer trying a heating pad to your shoulders.

Your eyes might be sensitive from the headache. Turning all the lights down or off can sometimes help as well. If you suspect your headache is sinus related, you may have to resort to medication. A decongestant helps to relieve pressure in the sinus cavities. An antihistamine can help with allergy related symptoms.

Identifying the cause of your headache and taking measures to correct the issue will keep the headache from returning. If you haven’t found a source of the headache, but continue to experience it, a trip to the doctor is likely needed. Headaches can be caused by a multitude of things. They are generally not serious. However, on occasion there can be a serious underlying cause for the headache. If you have frequent or very severe headaches or migraines, seek medical attention.

Why an Integrated Workplace Safety and Wellness Program Is Best

Employees are a business’s most valuable asset and keeping them safe and healthy should be a priority for any company. Many businesses have a workplace safety program and a wellness program, but the two programs operate independently of one another – but should they? There are some compelling reasons to integrate the two so that employees can benefit from a more global, holistic approach to staying safe and healthy on the job.

To adequately address health and safety issues, companies need to look not only at whether an employee is performing their job safely but whether they’re healthy and fit enough to do their job without a high risk of injury. Issues like obesity, poor physical fitness and inadequate nutrition make it harder for employees to carry out certain tasks in the workplace.

The link between health and safety

According to research published in the American Journal of Public Health, people who are obese are at higher risk for occupational health issues and injuries. When obese staff are exposed to chemicals on the job, they’re at higher risk for occupational asthma and heart and lung issues compared to a non-obese person. They’re also at greater risk for ergonomic issues and bio-mechanical problems including carpal tunnel syndrome. If companies focus on workplace safety without addressing the obesity issue, the bigger problem remains. A unified approach that integrates occupational safety measures with wellness initiatives that emphasize good nutrition and weight control provides a more effective solution to the problem.

There’s also the issue of back injuries. Back injuries are one of the most common workplace safety issues, and people who are overweight and physically unfit are at higher risk for injuring their back on the job. Most back injuries occur as a result of lifting objects at work and ergonomic issues. Although it’s not possible to prevent all work-related back problems, integrating wellness with safety by emphasizing regular exercise to strengthen muscles in the lower back can reduce back injuries. Integrating workplace safety and wellness offers a more well-rounded approach to preventing back injuries.

What part does wellness play in safety? Wellness programs that focus on stress reduction, smoking cessation and alcohol and drug-related issues are also important for workplace safety. According to a study published in a Canadian publication called The Daily, smokers are at greater risk for being injured at work compared to non-smokers. Among women, the risk was nearly double. Stress does more than just affect employees psychologically – it increases their risk of being injured on the job. Employees who are under stress at home or at work are distracted and less able to focus on doing their job safely. Integrating stress management into a workplace safety program can help reduce the number of injuries and motivate employees to be more productive. Nutrition is another factor that a workplace safety and wellness program should address. Employees who start their day with only a cup of coffee are more prone to blood sugar drops that can lead to workplace injuries. Good nutrition is an integral part of any safety program.

There’s another benefit of merging wellness and workplace safety. Employees are less likely to participate in programs that address workplace hazards than they are wellness programs that focus on personal benefits. Integrating the two makes it more likely that employees will take part.

The bottom line

Combining workplace safety with wellness has a number of benefits for both employees and employers. Most importantly, it helps to create a safer, healthier and more productive workplace – and that’s something every company should strive for.