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Class A

A Class A fire extinguisher type is suitable to treat fires from ordinary combustibles like wood, rubber, fabrics, and plastics



Class B

A Class B fire extinguisher type is suitable to treat fires from flammable liquids and gases like gasoline, oils, paints, and lacquers



Class C

A Class C fire extinguisher type is suitable to treat fires involving live electrical sources



Claw

The claw is a ‘V’ shaped component made to fit around a nail shank and catch on the nail head for removal of the fastener



Cleanout

A cleanout is an access port in a trap or drain pipe that provides access for clearing an obstruction. 



Clutch

A clutch is an adjustable feature on a drill allowing the motor to engage and release from the chuck at a specific torque



Coarse thread

Coarse threads have fewer threads per inch for faster driving of screws and more bite in materials like wood



Coated

A Coating is a thin covering for a fastener that adds performance to it (ex. Weather resistance, more holding power, etc.)



Coil nailer

A coil nailer is a type of nailer used for roofing, siding, and fencing that uses fasteners that are spiral collated with large head nails  


Collated nails

Collated nails are fasteners held together in a series with plastic or wire strips




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