Power Tools Products

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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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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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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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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Double-cut shears slice metal without distortion

March 2, 2016

Kett Tool’s KD-440 double-cut shears deliver precision cuts in cold-rolled mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece, the company reports. The dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a 7/32-in. waste...

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Pneumatic air tools reach into tight spaces

February 29, 2016

With a redesigned pneumatic drive, the LRC 20 from Suhner offers a set of hand tools that can grind, mill, and polish difficult-to-access places, such as the leading edges and corners of impellers and the inside of narrow pipes. The new drive provides 20,000 RPM for user handwork. Under full...

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Pneumatic hand tools deliver turbo power to deep recesses in workpieces

January 21, 2016

Suhner offers LRC 20 pneumatic hand tools for grinding, milling, and polishing difficult-to-access areas, such as the leading edges and corners of impellers and the insides of narrow pipes. The tools’ drive provides 20,000 RPM. Exhaust air is directed backwards, protecting the work surface...

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Power feed magnetic drill produces holes up to 1-5/8 in. dia.

January 19, 2016

Hougen Mfg. Inc. has released the power feed HMD927 portable magnetic drill. It drills holes up to 1-5/8 in. dia. and maintains a small, lightweight footprint while offering a high power-to-weight ratio. An LED light is built into the base of the magnet, allowing the operator to line up the...

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