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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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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

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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


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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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

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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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