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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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Compact angle grinder’s slim handle designed for continuous use

November 27, 2015

Fein has introduced the ErgoGrip (rat tail) compact angle grinders with a new, narrow handle, extended toward the rear to help prevent operator fatigue. The slim, convex handle is 4.75 in. long to allow operators to achieve comfortable control, even when wearing heavy welders’ gloves. The...

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Cordless cutoff tool performs grinding, notching

November 23, 2015

Hilti has introduced the third-generation AG 500-A18 cordless cutoff tool, featuring a 5.2-Ah battery and improved electronics for grinding applications. Featuring a keyless quick-change flange and a brushless motor, the unit is equipped with an electronic brake that stops the disc within 1 sec....

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Cordless 6-in. safety brake angle grinder powered by new 18-V battery platform

October 20, 2015

Metabo USA has announced the launch of the WPB18 LTX BL 150 Quick, which the company says is the world’s first 6-in. cordless safety brake angle grinder. The unit can produce nearly 1,000 W of power. Driven by the manufacturer’s second-generation brushless motor, it features an electronic...

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Backstand-style belt grinder offers multiposition contact

October 14, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries has introduced the model BG248 backstand-style belt grinder. It offers multiposition contact from vertical to horizontal and full work movement from left to right. The grinder features a 2- by 48-in. grinding belt with an 8- by 2-in. contact wheel work surface, a 2.75- by...

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Scissor shears’ swiping cut action seals material edges

October 8, 2015

Kett Tool offers the KD-441 scissor shears. The unit’s swiping cut action seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion. The shears use a 5-amp, pistol-grip, variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold-rolled mild steel up to 24 ga., wire mesh to 18...

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Cordless grinders fit in compact spaces

September 23, 2015

Suhner Industrial Products has introduced four cordless, compact grinders. Each grinder features an electric motor and an 18-V battery pack with a total capacity of 4 Ah. A detachable particle guard protects the motor from coarse dust. The ASC 9 straight grinder is suitable for work with...

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Drill bits engineered to stay sharp longer

September 15, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced SHOCKWAVE™ titanium RED HELIX™ Impact Duty™ drill bits and cobalt RED HELIX drill bits. Engineered to stay sharp longer, the bits feature a Variable Helix™ flute geometry for fast material removal, a Chip Breaker™ to decrease heat buildup, and a 135-degree...

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LED pilot light added to magnetic drill

September 4, 2015

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the redesigned HMD904 portable magnetic drill. The newest feature is an LED pilot light, built into the base of the magnet. It allows the operator to line up the pilot with the hole’s center location in low- or no-light conditions. The drill’s motor features a...

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Cordless braking grinder cuts, grinds, surface-preps

July 23, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™, which it says is the only cordless braking grinder that can grind, cut, and surface-prep. The rapid-stop braking feature and kickback-reducing clutch bring the wheel to a halt in less than 2 seconds. The tool features the same metal housing and...

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Solid-carbide drills offer fast penetration time

July 1, 2015

Emuge Corp. has introduced the EF series solid-carbide drills. They incorporate special geometry, proprietary carbide grades, and a PVD coating design for penetration times that are three to five times faster than conventional carbide and cobalt drills, the company reports. The drills feature a...

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Redesigned metal saws leave workable edge

April 29, 2015

Fein Power Tools Inc. offers three redesigned Slugger saw models: two metal cutting hand saws with 7.25- and 9-in. blades, and a 14-in. metal chop saw. The 7.25-in. saw has a double-insulated 1,400-W, 120-V, 120-amp, 3,800-RPM soft-start motor for providing continuous power. The blade cover...

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Cordless magnetic drills adhere to 0.25-in. steel

April 28, 2015

Milwaukee Tool has introduced the M18 FUEL™ 1.5-in. magnetic drill and 1.5-in. Lineman magnetic drill. The cordless drills deliver a strong magnetic hold on 0.25-in. steel and can drill up to 40 0.8125-in. holes per charge. The tools use permanent magnets, so the magnetic base operates...

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Panel saw cuts sheet material, strips cable

March 25, 2015

The KS-426 panel saw from Kett Tool provides the ability to strip aluminum and steel-clad cable and cut sheet material with one tool. It features a positive depth-stop, allowing the user to set the saw blade deep enough to cut cable sheathing, but not the cable itself. The saw uses a 2,500-RPM,...

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Pneumatic beveling tool fits in the palm of the hand

February 16, 2015

Motor Guard has introduced the JMB-1250 palm beveling tool. The compact pneumatic tool fits in the palm of the hand, allowing fabricators to make precise, uniform cuts on a variety of materials and shapes, says the manufacturer. It cuts chamfers up to 0.060 in. deep on material 0.10 in. and thicker...

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Portable magnetic drill offers high power-to-weight ratio

February 12, 2015

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released a new model of portable magnetic drill, the HMD905. It maintains a small, lightweight footprint while offering a high power-to-weight ratio. The drill features a mag drill pilot light. Built into the base of the magnet, the LED allows the operator to line up the...

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