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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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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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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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Hougen: New Two Speed Mag Drill

Hougen Manufacturing Inc.

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The new HMD905 magnetic drill from Hougen Manufacturing is packed with power and new features not seen on other Hougen drills. The new model offers a major performance improvement to the mid-range line of Hougen magnetic drills. The HMD905 fills the gap with great power to weight ratio by giving steel fabricators more strength and torque while still maintaining the small lightweight footprint.

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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Cordless cutter drives 6-in. cutting wheel

January 14, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Zipwheel cordless cutter, which can drive a 6-in. cutting wheel. The unit is designed for metal workers who are consistently on location without access to a power supply. Designed for use with the company’s Zip family of cutting wheels, the tool...

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Profile shears cut corrugated metal

December 23, 2014

Kett Tool offers the KD-446 profile shears, designed specifically for cutting corrugated metal. The lightweight shears can cut cold-rolled mild steel up to 18 ga. at a radius as tight as 3 in. They also can produce cuts in soft, nonferrous metals such aluminum, copper, and brass up to 0.90 in., as...

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Metal saws leave workable edge

November 25, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced three new Slugger saw models that leave a workable edge when making straight or bevel cuts up to 45 degrees on steel plate, angle, pipe, and square or round tube. The new 7.25-in. metal hand cutting saw has a double-insulated, 1,400-W, 120-V, 12-amp,...

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Lightweight, cordless tools designed for above-average operating time

November 17, 2014

TRUMPF Inc. has added new models to its TruTool line of compact, lightweight, lithium-ion cordless power tools: the PN 130 profile nibbler, S 160 and S 114 shears, and C 160 cutting shears. The battery-optimized aluminum gear head is designed for the low voltage of the battery used in the...

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Using power tools effectively

November 10, 2014

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Following basic safety practices when using power tools contributes to safer conditions for the machine or tool operator and provides cost savings for the fabrication shop through improved productivity and extended consumable life

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