Tools for Schools

  1. Introducing: Ultimaker 3D Printers

    Introducing: Ultimaker 3D Printers

    The new kids on the Tools For Schools block are here! Looking for high quality 3D printers that are reliable? Look no further, Ultimaker is here! Ultimaker 3D printers are well known in the community for their flexibility to accurately produce complex models nearly flawlessly or are printing challenging materials. It's based in the Netherlands and assembled in the United...
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  2. Merch, General, Structural, or Clear Grade Pine?

    Merch, General, Structural, or Clear Grade Pine?

    Crafting and building with wood is an art form that requires a keen understanding of materials, their qualities, and their applications. In woodworking, the choice of materials can significantly impact the outcome of a project, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Pine, with its various grades (merch, general, structural and clear), presents itself as a versatile option for teachers...
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  3. Safety in Woodworking, Metalworking & STEM Classrooms in Australia

    Safety in Woodworking, Metalworking & STEM Classrooms in Australia

    In the practical classrooms of Australian schools for woodwork, metalwork and STEM, safety needs continuous attention and adaptation. The mix of raw materials, powerful machinery, and curious students can be a recipe for innovation as much as for accidents if not properly managed. Here’s how educators can create safer environments that nurture learning and creativity without compromising on safety. Understanding...
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  4. Types Of Wood For Design & Technology Projects

    Types Of Wood For Design & Technology Projects

    Welcome back to school! You may have already pre-planned your design & tech lessons involving woodworking, but have you considered which type of wood would be best for your lesson? Let's take a quick look at the different types of wood that you could use. Radiata Pine Radiata pine, native to California but extensively planted in other regions like New...
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  5. 3D Printing Safety: How To Avoid Risks From Resin Fumes

    3D Printing Safety: How To Avoid Risks From Resin Fumes

    As 3D printing becomes a more popular option for design and technology lessons, you may be faced with the challenge of managing potentially harmful fumes emitted during the process. Resin printing releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other noxious odours that can pose health risks, especially in enclosed spaces like classrooms and workshops. However, with the right tools and strategies...
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  6. Types Of Timber Grades For School Projects

    Types Of Timber Grades For School Projects

    In response to frequent inquiries, we've crafted a comprehensive guide to aid in the selection of appropriate timber grades for woodworking projects within educational environments. Here at Tools for Schools, we understand the importance of quality materials in fostering skill development and achieving project success. Let's delve into the intricacies of timber classifications so that you can make a more...
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  7. Winter is coming... So is the flu season

    Winter is coming... So is the flu season

    Keep indoor air quality clean and in check from respiratory illnesses this flu season with the Smart Air range of air purifiers and air quality monitors.
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  8. Why Radiata Pine Is The Perfect Choice For School Projects

    Why Radiata Pine Is The Perfect Choice For School Projects

    Exploring the best woodworking timber options for school projects, including the popular radiata pine at Tools For Schools.
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  9. Myth-Busting: Are Laser Engravers Needed In STEM Classes?

    Myth-Busting: Are Laser Engravers Needed In STEM Classes?

    As we kick off yet another exciting school year, let's look at a device that has been considered as the next educational investment. Often dismissed as an unnecessary expense, we're here to debunk the myths surrounding the incorporation of laser cutters or engravers in STEM classes. These devices can have a transformative impact on student learning and is a valuable...
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