Power Tools

Machines do the bulk of the work, but every fabricator relies on hand-held power tools too. This technology area has information on hand tools for many tasks, from simple to complex.

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Cordless die grinder runs up to 20 min. on one charge

March 16, 2017

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™ ¼-in. cordless die grinder, which combines a POWERSTATE™ brushless motor, REDLITHIUM™ battery pack, and REDLINK PLUS™ intelligence. It features the same metal housing and gearing system used on the company’s corded die grinders.When equipped...

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Worm drive saw offered

March 15, 2017

Skilsaw offers the OUTLAW™ model SPT78MMC, an 8-in. worm drive saw for metal. It is available with a Diablo cermet blade or the manufacturer’s carbide blade. The worm drive design and left-side blade contribute to ergonomics and ease of use.Features include a Dual-Field™ motor, a blade window...

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Deep-cut band saw makes 4-3/4-in. cuts in metals

March 15, 2017

The Bosch GCB10-5 deep-cut band saw delivers low-spark, clean cuts in materials such as rebar, conduit, copper pipe, steel track, and threaded rod. The 10-amp saw slices tough materials up to 4-3/4 in. The cuts require almost no rework for burrs or tempering colors. The saw accommodates most common...

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Double-cut shears cut metal at speeds up to 300 IPM without distortion

January 17, 2017

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-ga. double-cut shears cut cold-rolled mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a 7/32-in. waste strip, leaving behind material edges...

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Fein Power Tools appoints president/CEO

November 15, 2016

Pittsburgh-based power tool manufacturer Fein Power Tools Inc. has named Attila Madarasz as president/CEO in charge of all U.S. operations. He has more than 20 years of experience working in global business development and sales of retail and industrial-based products with Desoutter Tools and Atlas...

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Nibbler’s free-floating punch design extends use time

November 14, 2016

Kett Tool Co. has introduced the KL-2020 14-ga. nibbler, a lightweight, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head. Its die design helps increase maneuverability for cutting sheet metal. The nibbler can be locked into four different positions in 90-degree increments. A rotation of the hand...

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Pferd names steel works technical sales specialist

October 17, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Tim Lee to the position of technical sales specialist - steel works. In this role, he works with customers on their cutting requirements, particularly large-diameter cutoff wheels from...

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Long-neck nibbler features straight-handle electric motor

October 13, 2016

Kett Tool offers the KL-2030 long-neck electric nibbler with one-handed maneuverability for making complex straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel at more than 80 IPM. The nibbler features a 4-amp, 2,500-RPM, straight-handle electric motor for cutting 18-ga. cold-rolled mild steel and...

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When weld prep matters

September 19, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

A welding and fabrication company specializing in large-diameter pipe found that a switch in its grinding consumables made all the difference in safety, productivity, and weld quality.

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Pferd appoints VP of sales

August 8, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Jon-Michael Raymond to the position of vice president, sales. Raymond previously served as manager of private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada, for Osborn Mfg. He also held several...

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Cordless hole puncher generates 11 tons of punching force

July 28, 2016

The new, battery-powered Hougen®-Ogura® model 76000PR Punch-Pro™ electrohydraulic hole puncher from Hougen Mfg. is suitable for on-site hole punching where power is not available or hard to access. It generates 11 tons of punching force for punching round or oblong holes up to 19/32 in. dia. in...

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Heavy-duty magnetic drill is portable to job site

June 27, 2016

CS Unitec’s MABasic 450 professional-grade, two-speed, portable magnetic drill cuts holes up to 1-5/8 in. dia. with annular cutters in structural steel and other metals. The heavy-duty tool has a 10.5-amp/110-V, double-insulated motor and no-load speeds of 250 and 450 RPM. With the included...

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Compact pneumatic grinders measure about 1 in. dia.

April 26, 2016

Suhner Industrial Products LLC has introduced four lightweight pneumatic grinders: LSB 25 H, LWB 4, LPB 4, and LLC 35. They are designed for machine building, tool- and moldmaking and maintenance, aircraft construction, astronautics, automotive manufacturing, and foundries. The compact tools, a...

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Angle grinders offered with stronger motors

March 31, 2016

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has rolled out a lineup of small, corded and cordless angle grinders. New motors, extending from 10- and 13-amp models to 18 V, deliver more amperage than their predecessors. Longer multigrip paddle switches allow users to grip the grinders in almost any position along...

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Pneumatic shears feature variable-speed trigger

March 30, 2016

Kett Tool offers P-500 double-cut shears for cutting 18-ga. and lighter cold-rolled mild steel, most grades of stainless steel to 20 ga., and aluminum to 0.090 in. thick. At 3 lbs. and 10.5 in. long, the shears are compact and portable. The dual blades transfer distortion produced in cutting...

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