Easy Ways to Cut Metal Fast

There’s nothing wrong with using a good, old-fashioned hacksaw, but there are faster, easier ways to cut metal. We’ll show you power tool tips and techniques for cutting the types and thicknesses of metal that DIYers handle the most. And whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, […]

Staying Safe While Handling Power Tools

More than one million people are hurt using hand and power tools every year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Not only do people suffer physically, but their injuries also often hurt them financially. Their employers lose money, too. Many of the visits to hospitals and doctors’ offices could be prevented with more […]

How Does 3D Printing Work?

3D printing is a process that uses computer-aided design, or CAD, to create objects layer by layer. 3D printing is commonly used in manufacturing and automotive industries, where tools and parts are made using 3D printers. 3D printing is also shaking up the healthcare industry. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed hospitals and increased the […]

How Do Different Nail Guns Work?

Nail guns aren’t the same as staple guns, though the two are sometimes confused. They are both powerful tools and dangerous if improperly operated. Here’s how different nail guns work. A nail gun has two primary jobs—to drive a nail into wood or other material, and to move the next nail into place within the […]

How Blowtorches Work

Blowtorches have been invented in the late 19th century and have since become both cool and useful to use in different applications ranging all the way from welding and cutting metal, lighting up cigars, melting jewelry, and even cooking! They work on the basis of an oxygen and fuel gas mix, fed into a torch […]

How Do Electrical Wires and Cables Work?

Now wiring comes in a lot of different forms and a lot of different formats. Most commonly in homes, you have this type of wiring which is called Romex. It has this outer shield, which is, in this case, is white covered. It also comes in different colors, not a big deal. Inside it, you’ll […]

All About Power Saws

While every household should have a hand saw, that’s not the only saw you can buy. In fact, there are tons of different types of saws — both hand-powered and mechanically-powered (electric or gas). Here’s our saw buying guide. Here is our ultimate guide to buying and using many different types of saws. Do you […]

How Does a Welding Machine Work?

If you’re new to the world of welding, or you just want more information about how arc welding works, you’re in the right place. In this Nu-Tech blog, we’ll discuss the basics of arc welding and how a welding machine works – so that you can understand the fundamentals of the process. Read on and […]


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How Does A Fuse Work?

A fuse is a simple and highly effective way to protect a device from dangerous levels of current: 1. Current flowing through a conductor’s nonzero resistance leads to power dissipation. 2. Power is dissipated in the form of heat. 3. Heat raises the temperature of the conductor. 4. If the combination of current amplitude and […]