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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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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Drills can be customized with app

January 5, 2016

Milwaukee® Tool has introduced M18 FUEL™ drill drivers, hammer drills, and compact impacts that can be customized for better control over power, speed, and consistency through the ONE-KEY™ app. These new drilling and fastening systems connect wirelessly to ONE-KEY, allowing users to employ...

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Lightweight, cordless drill fits in tight spaces

January 4, 2016

Festool USA has introduced the lightweight, compact TXS cordless drill. Weighing less than 2 lbs., the tool features a T-handle design, built-in fuel gauge, LED to illuminate the work area, four-bit magnetic storage, removable reversible belt clip, high and low speeds, and multiple-position clutch....

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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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