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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Weld cleaning brush’s dual-hex nut eliminates interference issues

July 30, 2014

The DUALLY® stringer-bead wheel from Weiler features a nut with a hex on each side of the wheel that is tall enough to ensure adequate clearance on the tool. This dual-hex nut design eliminates interference issues that might otherwise tempt users to remove the guards from their angle grinders and...

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Portable pipe cutting tool simplifies sawing process

July 7, 2014

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It's not often that a tool as simple as a hand-held circular saw wins an award for its design, but it happened when Exact Pipe Tools Inc. submitted three models to Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, one of the oldest design institutes in Europe. The saw clamps to the pipe, so users are safer and cuts are straighter.

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Vertical grinders withstand demanding environments

April 30, 2014

Cleco® Tools, a business unit of Apex Tool Group LLC, has introduced vertical grinders for heavy metal fabrication processes in industries including shipbuilding, rail and foundry, and infrastructure applications. The grinders can be configured to a variety of user preferences and...

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Arbor adapter accommodates standard tools with 0.75-in. Weldon shanks

March 18, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced a new Slugger® QuickIn arbor adapter for use in its two-speed magnetic drills. The adapter accommodates industry-standard tools having 0.75-in. Weldon shanks and will work on three new Slugger machines that accept Morse taper tool holders. The adapter is...

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Magnetic drill uses HSS or carbide cutters

March 5, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced the Slugger JCM 200 U portable magnetic drill, designed for on-site construction, MRO in-plant applications, workshops, and fabricating operations. The drill performs tapping, reaming, and countersinking operations with HSS or carbide cutters, without requiring...

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Flexovit names director of sales/marketing

March 4, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc., Angola, N.Y., has hired Hendrik H. Iliohan as director of sales and marketing. He is responsible for directing all sales and marketing initiatives across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Hendrik, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, has been with the company since...

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CS Unitec: Dry Cut Metal Saw Hand Held

CS Unitec Inc.

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The Super Hand Dry Cutter (8320 BigSaw2) from CS Unitec is the largest metal cold cutting saw on the market. This 12-5/8" dia. circular saw (model no. 608270 U) can dry cut materials such as steel, sandwich panels, trapezoidal sheets, conduits and metal pipes up to 4-3/4" deep -- without coolant. It features a side-mounted tilt tray for disposal of chips, a dust collection port and motor overload protection with optical overload indicator. Optional guide rail clamping system is available for straight cutting of sandwich panels and sheets.

High endurance grinders

Grinders made for high endurance

January 27, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced a new series of standard, single-speed angle grinders suitable for rough grinding, particularly in fabricating applications and construction sites. Three models are available. The single-speed Solid is suitable for deburring, grinding, and cutoff work;...

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Angle Grinder

Technology Spotlight: Tight spaces? There’s a grinder for that

January 17, 2014

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Small angle grinders are incredibly flexible tools; however, even they have their limitations, like accessing confined spaces. A power tool manufacturer with U.S. headquarters in West Chester, Pa., developed a small angle grinder with a reduced profile that reaches into tight spaces not normally accessible with standard angle grinders.

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Cordless, portable tools designed for heavy-duty use

January 14, 2014

Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced a new series of cordless, portable tools designed for fabricators, contractors, and MRO personnel. The German-designed and -built cordless drill drivers, hammer drills, and impact wrenches are designed to provide powerful torque transfer for metalworking...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Lightweight, low-profile magnetic drill suitable for repetitive drilling in close quarters

    January 7, 2014

    Fein Power Tools Inc. has introduced the new Slugger® JHM Short Slugger portable magnetic drill. The 22-lb., low-profile drill is designed for portable holemaking in fabricating, construction, and specialty metalworking applications. With its 430-W, 680-RPM motor, the drill can make...

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    Warrior: A Breakthrough Welding Machine

    ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

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    Warrior™ by ESAB is a multi-process welding machine designed to be reliable, rugged, energy efficient and easy to use for GMAW (MIG), FCAW (Flux-Cored), SMAW (Stick), and GTAW (TIG) welding, and ACAG (Arc Gouging).

    Band saw blade designed to reduce vibration, increase cutting speed - TheFabricator.com

    Band saw blade designed to reduce vibration, increase cutting speed

    November 18, 2013

    The M.K. Morse Co. has introduced the Morse 811, a portable band saw blade. It is designed for cutting a variety of sizes and types of materials with a single blade. The patent-pending blade combines an aggressive tooth with a variable tooth pattern to help reduce vibration and increase cutting...

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    SuperMax adds new member to sales team - TheFabricator.com

    SuperMax adds new member to sales team

    November 18, 2013

    SuperMax Tools has added John Geyen to its sales team. He is responsible for overseeing the sample testing lab, driving product sales, and providing product support. An experienced project leader, Geyen has nearly 15 years of sales experience. The company manufactures and distributes drum,...

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