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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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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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Carbide burs come in several shapes, sizes - TheFabricator.com

Carbide burs come in several shapes, sizes

November 12, 2013

Klingspor has introduced a new line of carbide burs for the deburring of ferrous and nonferrous metals. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, including cylindrical, flame, ball, tree, and tapered. The burs are available in 0.25- and 0.125-in. shank diameters and overall lengths...

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Flat-head angle grinders reach confined spaces - TheFabricator.com

Flat-head angle grinders reach confined spaces

November 12, 2013

Metabo Corp. has introduced a family of flat-head grinders. The low-profile design allows for access into confined spaces and narrow angles where standard grinders will not reach. Each grinder features a patented gear drive that allows for a very low-profile head design. With a clearance of...

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Depressed-center wheels deliver improved grain microfracturing - TheFabricator.com

Depressed-center wheels deliver improved grain microfracturing

October 22, 2013

Norton Abrasives has introduced an upgrade of its Best-tier depressed-center wheels for right-angle grinding applications. Its NorZon® Plus wheels now use a proprietary blend of the company's patented, newest-generation SG ceramic alumina and Norton BlueFire™ zirconia alumina...

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Weiler launches new YouTube channel

October 16, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., has launched its official YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/weilercorpvideos. The channel features new product videos showing the proper usage and typical applications of the company’s products. New content will be added regularly. Videos highlight such products...

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Circular saw blades made for cordless saws - TheFabricator.com

Circular saw blades made for cordless saws

October 9, 2013

The M.K. Morse Co. has introduced Metal Devil CL™ metal cutting circular saw blades for cordless circular saws. The line includes six new metal cutting blades for 6.5-in. saws. The blades are suitable for cutting steel, aluminum, and stainless. Rake angles and tooth geometries have been...

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Nonwoven, quick-change discs perform rough grinding to mirror polishing - TheFabricator.com

Nonwoven, quick-change discs perform rough grinding to mirror polishing

October 9, 2013

Pferd has added surface-conditioning, finishing, unitized, and felt discs to its line of COMBICLICK® quick-change fiber discs. With the new additions, discs are available to handle rough grinding to mirror polishing. The discs are designed for use with standard 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. angle...

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Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment - TheFabricator.com

Finishing tool includes pipe polishing attachment

September 13, 2013

Wendt USA has introduced the new FPM 230, a portable, electric finishing and polishing tool. The unit, which features a 900- to 2,500-RPM variable-speed control, can be configured as an orbital polisher or linear finishing tool for flat and irregular parts. With the addition of an optional belt...

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Abrasive grinding wheels provide rapid stock removal - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive grinding wheels provide rapid stock removal

September 10, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers Sigma Green Premium grinding wheels, constructed to provide rapid stock removal and leave a 100-RA finish on 304 stainless steel. The wheels are available in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. sizes, with and without hubs, and with optional 5/8-11 throw-away adapters. The wheels,...

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Hand pads' webbing creates extra strength

September 6, 2013

Saint-Gobain Abrasives has introduced Norton Bear-Tex® Thin-Flex™ hand pads. They provide increased cutting action through a web structure created by a needling process to allow more pressure to be applied per abrasive grain without extra effort from the user, according to the company. Flexible...

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Magnetic-base drill makes holes through 2-in.-thick steel

September 5, 2013

Trick-Tools has announced the release of its Fein JHM Short Slugger magnetic drill. It features an electromagnetic base that secures it to the material being drilled. Annular cutters, which drill only the perimeter of the hole and eject the slug, allow this model to drill up to 1.1875-in. holes...

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Flexible grinding wheel designed to remove mill scale - TheFabricator.com

Flexible grinding wheel designed to remove mill scale

August 13, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies has announced the introduction of the Flexcut Mill Scale grinding wheel. The flexible grinding wheel is formulated to prevent glazing, and it self-dresses to prevent clogging. The disc's wide surface contact area, blend of highly refined abrasives, and open diamond...

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Controlled-flare end brushes trimmed to reach corner - TheFabricator.com

Controlled-flare end brushes trimmed to reach corner

August 5, 2013

Weiler Corp.'s controlled-flare end brushes feature a crimped wire fill for more brushing action and durability when cleaning fillet welds, corners, bevels, channels, and slots. The trim of the brushes removes the most breakage-prone portions of the wire fill in a standard end brush, resulting...

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