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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Dry-cutting saw cuts 4.75 in. deep without coolant - TheFabricator.com

Dry-cutting saw cuts 4.75 in. deep without coolant

March 21, 2013

The 8320 BigSaw2 from CS Unitec is the largest dry-cutting, portable metal saw on the market, according to the manufacturer. Featuring a 12.75.in.-dia., carbide-tipped blade that cuts up to 4.75 in. deep, the saw quickly processes steel, sandwich panels, conduits, and metal pipes without...

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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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Rex-Cut Abrasives redesigns website

February 4, 2013

Rex-Cut Abrasives, Fall River, Mass., has redesigned its website to include drop-down menus, detailed product and technical data, videos, a blog, a distributor locator, and a downloadable catalog. Products include cotton-fiber mounted points and Type 1 and Type 27 wheels; quick-change discs;...

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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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Pferd opens training center in Wisconsin

December 13, 2012

Pferd Inc. has opened the Pferd Training Academy at its manufacturing facility in Milwaukee. The facility — a safe, controlled working environment equipped with a variety of power tools and product samples — is designed to provide sales representatives with product knowledge and hands-on...

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TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep - TheFabricator.com

TRUMPF Inc. hires Northwest direct sales rep

November 26, 2012

Fabricating machinery producer TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has hired Christopher Gildehaus as Northwest direct sales representative. In this role, he is responsible for machine tool and power tool sales activity in the Northwest, specifically Northern California and northern Nevada. A...

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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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M.K. Morse names regional sales manager - TheFabricator.com

M.K. Morse names regional sales manager

October 30, 2012

The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio, a manufacturer of saw blades and power tool accessories, has named James Reid III as regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. and Canada. He is tasked with continuing the expansion of the company's Commercial Division market share in his area for power tool...

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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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