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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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Cutoff wheels do not stick in aggressive workpieces

March 14, 2013

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced Premium Quickie Cut™ cutoff wheels for use with metals, including stainless steel. They cut 14 percent more than competitive cutoff wheels in the same category, according to the manufacturer. The wheels do not stick in aggressive workpieces and cause...

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Cotton fiber quick-change discs remove small welds - TheFabricator.com

Cotton fiber quick-change discs remove small welds

March 12, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives offers cotton fiber quick-change discs for removing small welds and machine tool marks, edge breaking, and related finishing tasks. The discs are rigid enough to reach into small corners, yet flexible for use on flat and contoured surfaces. Constantly revealing fresh abrasives...

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Quick-change mounting system made for hole saws - TheFabricator.com

Quick-change mounting system made for hole saws

March 11, 2013

Pferd offers a new mounting system for hole saw changeups. The quick-change system consists of two pieces: a drive arbor that mounts to the drill and adapters that mount to each saw. With the adapter attached, the hole saw can be attached to and removed from the arbor instantly with the press of...

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Reversible drill motor drives weld prep, pipe fusion machines - TheFabricator.com

Reversible drill motor drives weld prep, pipe fusion machines

January 24, 2013

CS Unitec's EAU 34/4 CB high-torque, reversible electric drill motor is suitable for a variety of turning operations that require high torque, multiple speeds, and forward and reverse direction. The heavy-duty drive motor is designed for continuous use in driving machines such as bar boring,...

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Tool converts round holes to hexagonal for insert installation - TheFabricator.com

Tool converts round holes to hexagonal for insert installation

January 21, 2013

The new ATLAS® RIV 990 hexcutter tool from PennEngineering® is engineered to convert predrilled round holes to hexagonal holes for installation of full- or half-hex-bodied, blind threaded inserts. The tool operates on 90-PSI air pressure and accommodates interchangeable noses to...

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Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan - TheFabricator.com

Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has introduced the Zip One extra-thin cutoff wheel. Designed for cutting thin-gauge metal, the 0.031-in. wheel is bonded with a proprietary mix of high-performance abrasives that deliver extra-cool cutting. A new technology enables an optimal grit distribution...

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Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinders, sanders offer highest power-to-weight ratio

December 20, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new line of CP3850 industrial angle grinders and sanders, which offer the highest power-to-weight ratio and durability in their class, according to the manufacturer. Weighing less than 6 lbs., the lightweight machines come in 7- and 9-in. capacities....

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Abrasive cutoff wheels produce clean cuts on stainless steel

November 12, 2012

Rex-Cut® Abrasives offers Alpha-Green cutoff wheels for producing clean cuts on stainless steel. The iron-free wheels, featuring a 0.040-in. profile, can be used in straight- and right-angle grinders. Employing a proprietary, reinforced-resinoid bonding system of 60-grit aluminum oxide abrasives,...

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Portable beveling tool head removes boiler tube membrane, overlay - TheFabricator.com

Portable beveling tool head removes boiler tube membrane, overlay

September 18, 2012

Esco Tool has introduced a new, patented membrane and overlay removal head to fit several of its MILLHOG® beveling end prep tools. The head features proprietary inserts shaped like golf tees, rather than screws, that can be rotated to use their 360-degree cutting edges. Capable of removing...

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Compact wet benchtop sander features quick-change belt - TheFabricator.com

Compact wet benchtop sander features quick-change belt

September 13, 2012

The Kalamazoo Industries model S4SWB wet benchtop sander is designed for metallurgical laboratories and other applications requiring a compact sanding machine. The unit features a quick-change, 4- by 36-in. belt with preset belt tension; internal pump; 0.5-HP, single-phase TEFC motor; and a 4-...

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Flap disc blends into corners - TheFabricator.com

Flap disc blends into corners

September 11, 2012

Wendt USA has introduced the new, patented FleXtreme flap disc for the metal fabrication industry. The reduced-diameter backing, constructed of abrasive material, wears down evenly with the flaps and eliminates the need to trim anything away. With its flap design, the disc can blend into...

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Diamond cutting wheel makes more cuts than up to 200 abrasive discs

September 11, 2012

DiamondX® Cutter, a thin-cutting diamond wheel designed to cut steel and stainless steel sheet, plate, bar, pipe, section, and angle iron, also handles copper pipe, composite materials, PVC, fiberglass, and wood. Depending on the application, the cutter can make more cuts than 30 to 200 abrasive...

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Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools - TheFabricator.com

Flap discs designed for right-angle air tools

September 4, 2012

The BobCat™ abrasive flap disc from Weiler Corp. works with a right-angle air die grinder to deburr, grind, and blend. It is designed as an alternative to small-diameter coated blending discs for weld blending and finishing purposes. The 2- and 3-in. flap discs also are suitable for detail...

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Hole cutter kits available in metric, fractional sizes - TheFabricator.com

Hole cutter kits available in metric, fractional sizes

August 28, 2012

Hougen Mfg. has introduced two new RotaCut™ sheet metal hole cutter master kits. The cutters are designed for use in metal fabrication, maintenance and electrical applications, spot weld removal, plug holes for welding, and production environments. Each kit is an all-in-one set containing...

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Angle grinder/sander accepts 7-, 9-in. wheels - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder/sander accepts 7-, 9-in. wheels

August 27, 2012

Chicago Pneumatic offers the new CP3850 series industrial angle grinder/sander. The 2.8-HP unit weighs less than 6 lbs. and accepts both 7- and 9-in. wheels. Features include a vibration-damping, multiposition side handle; autobalancer; double-action safety lever; and integrated silencer. The...

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