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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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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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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Benchtop English wheel one of largest available - TheFabricator.com

Benchtop English wheel one of largest available

July 29, 2013

Eastwood offers a new benchtop English wheel with a 20-in. throat and 18-in. internal height, making it one of the largest on the market. The rigid frame is fabricated like large bridge spans, with doubler plates and structural hardware. The tool features an 8-in. wheel and 5-in.-radius anvil...

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Ultrathin cutting wheel's raised hub allows large cutting surface - TheFabricator.com

Ultrathin cutting wheel's raised hub allows large cutting surface

July 23, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies has launched the new Zip One Type 27 extra-thin cutoff wheel for cutting thin-gauge metal. It features a raised center for extra rigidity, durability, and thinness. The design of the center hub allows for a large cutting surface while enabling straight, sharp,...

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Upcut circular cold saw cuts nonferrous material

July 22, 2013

Scotchman Industries® has introduced the SUP-500 NF upcut circular cold saw designed for cutting nonferrous material. It features a 20-in., 120-tooth carbide blade that can produce round cuts up to 7 in. dia. and rectangular cuts up to 11.75 by 5 in. Standard features include an adjustable feed...

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Dry-cutting miter saw makes 4-in.-deep cuts - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cutting miter saw makes 4-in.-deep cuts

July 8, 2013

CS Unitec has introduced a portable, dry-cutting miter saw for steel, stainless steel, and other materials. The model 9410 ND is the only metal cutting machine on the market with stepless adjustments from -45 to +45 degrees, according to the manufacturer. The 10-in. tungsten carbide-tipped...

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Electric polishing system reaches difficult-to-access internal corners

June 13, 2013

Suhner Industrial Products LLC has launched the new UMC 6-R L electric power file/polishing system for difficult-to-access polishing, graining, and brushing applications on stainless and aluminum. The unit offers low-vibration action for close edge work. To impart a grained finish on internal...

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Cordless sheet metal nibbler cuts nearly 100 ft. on one charge - TheFabricator.com

Cordless sheet metal nibbler cuts nearly 100 ft. on one charge

May 30, 2013

Fein offers the ABLK 1.3TE cordless sheet metal nibbler, which delivers 98.43 ft. of cutting through 0.03-in. trapezoid sheet metal on one battery charge. Operating at 7.55 FPM, the nibbler weighs 4.63 lbs. The unit is kitted with the company's patented QuickIN clamp, which lets the user change...

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