Pancake: A type of air compressor tank which is flat and round, resembling the shape of a pancake.

Parallel Circuit: Parallel circuits are those in which the components are so arranged that the current divides between them.  In parallel circuits the voltage remains the same but the current may vary.  The circuits in your home are wired in parallel.

Parallel fence: A parallel fence, or parallel guide is an attachment that allows you to make parallel cuts on your material all at the same width.

Pendulum Action:
Refers to the cutting action (generally in Jigsaws) where the blade orbits in a back/forth motion whilst moving up/down.

Plate Joiner:
Also known as a biscuit Cutter, this powertool is designed to cut slots in boards to accommodate biscuits (thin strips of wood designed to join 2 boards together)

Plug Pack Charger: Small charger or adaptor which plugs directly into a GPO. The connecting pins are moulded into the charger or adaptor housing.

Plunge Router:
A powertool for cutting profiles on edges of stock, of which the bit can be lowered into the wood while cutting.

Power Source: A control device that energizes your tool in the “on” position and de-energizes the tool in the “off” position.

PSI: Pounds per Square Inch.  A measure of the air pressure generated by an air compressor.  Also used in determining the strength of hoses.  Always make sure the compressor is set below the maximum operating pressure of any tools attached to it.

PSIG: Pounds per Square Inch Gauge.  A measure of the air pressure generated by an air compressor.  Also used in determining the strength of hoses.  Always make sure the compressor is set below the maximum operating pressure of any tool attached to it.

Push-block/Push Stick:
A suitably shaped and designed hand held device used to push the workpiece into and past cutting edges on stationary powertools.

 

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