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How It’s Made? – Pliers

By Bill Dickson March 7, 2016 5534 Views No comments

Since ancient times, human beings have used this tool for a variety of tasks. While it’s unknown who exactly invented this tool, it continues to be a fixture in all tool boxes and garages all over the world. This week on How It’s Made?...Tool Parts Direct takes a look at how pliers are manufactured and readied for consumers.

How’s It Made? – Ball Bearings

By Bill Dickson February 29, 2016 3281 Views No comments

Ever since antiquity, humans have used rollers to help move an object from one place to another. In ancient times, people used sticks and logs. That eventually evolved into wheels, although wheels would suffer wear and tear from constant grinding.

The ball bearing design evolved over the 19th century and eventually was refined to fit both bicycles and automobiles. Today, bearings come in all shapes and sizes. This week on How It’s Made?...the web staff here at Tool Parts Direct takes a look at how ball bearings are made.

How It's Made? - Tape Measures

By Bill Dickson February 22, 2016 6003 Views No comments

Before any nail is hammered down, any wood board is cut with a saw or any screws are drilled into any surface, exact measurements are needed to make sure your project is constructed neatly and safely. Today, the tape measure is a staple in every work belt all over the world. This week, the web staff from Tool Parts Direct takes a look at how tape measures are created on How It’s Made?

How's It Made? - Phillips Screwdriver

By Bill Dickson February 12, 2016 6227 Views No comments

It’s hard to go anywhere in the world and not find some sort of screwdriver. Whether it’s a flat head, torx or Phillips…a screwdriver is a necessity in every household. Ever since the screw’s creation, some form of screwdriver has followed right behind to make sure fasteners are tightened straight away. This week on How It’s Made?, Tool Parts Direct takes a look at how screwdrivers are manufactured.

How It's Made? - Wrenches

By Bill Dickson February 5, 2016 15827 Views No comments

It’s one of the most common tools in the world. If you’ve tightened a nut or any sort of bolt, you probably used a variation of this tool. This week on How It’s Made, Tool Parts Direct takes a look at the history and the manufacturing of a basic wrench.

How It’s Made? – Nails

By Bill Dickson January 29, 2016 2724 Views No comments

Whether you’re a construction worker, machinist or just some person fixing something at home, you’ve probably used a nail once or twice to get the job done. This week in How It’s Made, the web staff at Tool Parts Direct looks how nails are created and prepped for consumer use.

How It’s Made? – Claw Hammer

By Bill Dickson January 22, 2016 4479 Views No comments

This is a tool that’s been around since biblical times. Whether a tradesman or home builder, almost everyone on the planet has used this tool at some point. Today, it’s the most common tool in anyone’s toolbox. This week on How Its Made, Tool Parts Direct takes a look the beginnings and the manufacturing of claw hammers.