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Abrasive

Abrasive is different grades of rough grit applied to a paper backing to remove material when sanding. Abrasives range from coarse to fine and have numbers to indicate their roughness with lower numbers meaning coarser grits and higher numbers meaning finer


ABS

ABS is black plastic pipe used in plumbing for drain, waste, and vent pipes.



Actuator

The actuator is the part of a caulk gun that moves the plunger forward



Adhesion

Adhesion is the ability for a material to stick to a surface



Adjustable wrench

An adjustable wrench is a tool for tightening hex nuts and bolts of various sizes



AFCI

An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  or AFCI is a specialelectrical safety device in the form of an outlet or breaker that shuts the power down when arcing conditions are detected



Air dry

To air dry is the hardening process of a material that depends on the air or solvent in the mix to evaporate completely



Air exhaust port

An air exhaust port on a nail gun is the location where air escapes after the tool is fired



Air filter

An air filter is a replaceable device for cleaning air as it enters the compressor


Air inlet

An air inlet port is the location on a pneumatic tool where pressurized air enters the tool




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