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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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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Festool USA wins two Pro Tool Innovation Awards

October 6, 2015

Lebanon, Ind.-based Festool USA has won two Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) for the TSC 55 cordless track saw and the BHC 18 cordless rotary hammer. The track saw, which won in the 18-V cordless track saw category, can cut through 100 m of sheet goods on a single charge. The rotary hammer,...

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Sonic Tools announces partnership with Mattioli Automotive Group

September 30, 2015

Auburn, Ala.-based Sonic Tools has announced that California’s Mattioli Automotive Group and its Scuderia Corsa team have joined Sonic’s technical partnership program. The Sonic Tools liveried no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia will compete at the Petit Le Mans 10-hour/1,000-mile...

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Stanley Black & Decker named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

September 24, 2015

Tools and tool storage provider Stanley Black & Decker, New Britain, Conn., has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the fifth consecutive year. The company’s overall score increased from 71 last year to 75 this year, which places it above the 80th...

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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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Southwire acquires assets of Seatek Co.

September 22, 2015

Southwire Co. LLC, Carrollton, Ga., has purchased substantially all the assets of Stamford, Conn.-based Seatek Co. Inc., a manufacturer of hand tools and motorized equipment designed to cut metal-clad and armored cables. The acquisition includes substantially all of Seatek's manufacturing...

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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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Dewalt contributes to foundation supporting SkillsUSA scholarships in 2015

May 20, 2015

Dewalt has contributed $25,000 to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which provides scholarships for SkillsUSA member students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The total amount available for scholarships for students attending the conference this year, to be held in Louisville,...

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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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Bosch Rexroth appoints new president/CEO in U.S.

April 21, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Paul Cooke has been appointed regional president Americas and president/CEO of Bosch Rexroth Corp. U.S. He continues as senior vice president sales within the Business Unit Industrial Applications at the headquarters in Lohr, Germany, until the end of June 2015. Since...

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit Pneumatic Tools

April 20, 2015

Industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer Dynabrade Inc. has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a maker of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters. National Detroit’s product line...

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