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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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Are cordless hand tools ready for metal fabricating? - TheFabricator.com

Are cordless hand tools ready for metal fabricating?

May 1, 2012

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Odds are people laughed at the idea of a cordless hand tool ever replacing a corded tool on an assembly line, but the sight of a bank of charging stations at a major manufacturing plant is increasingly common. With that in mind, could more cordless tools be found on the fabricating shop floor in the future?

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Hand-held annular drilling system designed for metalworking market

February 7, 2012

Fein Power Tools Inc. says its Fein KBH 25 is the first hand-held annular drilling system for the metalworking market. The carbide-tipped annular cutter produces holes up to 1 in. in diameter and up to 0.75 in. deep in all ferrous and nonferrous materials, including painted, heavily oxidized, and...

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Superior Pneumatic celebrates 80th anniversary

January 30, 2012

Superior Pneumatic & Mfg., Cleveland, marks its 80th year in business in 2012. Founded in 1932 during the Hoover presidency, the company manufactures tools including air hammers, needle scalers, air grinders, and fire safety rescue kits for applications from welding to boat building....

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Walter Surface Technologies celebrates 60th anniversary

January 24, 2012

Walter Surface Technologies is marking 60 years in business in 2012. Walter J. Somers and a few colleagues opened the first office in the Montreal area in 1952. Today the company is based in Pointe-Claire, Que., in a new international headquarters and industrial center built to LEED® standards....

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Gesswein opens new U.S. headquarters

January 23, 2012

Gesswein, a supplier of abrasives, tools, and machines for metalworking, has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Bridgeport, Conn. The 40,000-sq.-ft. facility has been under construction for a year and a half. The new headquarters provides expanded office space, customer demonstration...

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Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power - TheFabricator.com

Angle grinder delivers 2,000 W of power

October 17, 2011

Metabo Corp. offers the W2000 7-in. angle grinder. The unit delivers 2,000 W of power for cutting, grinding, and sanding applications. Equipped with a 7-in. wheel guard, the grinder features a 15-amp motor, 89 in.-lbs. of torque, and a no-load speed of 8,500 RPM. It includes a simplified on/off...

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Pferd names new director of sales

October 17, 2011

Pferd Inc., a producer of abrasive products, cutting tools, brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., and the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH & Co. of Marienheide, Germany, has announced the appointment of Mark Noe as director of sales. In this newly created position, Noe is...

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Bosch expands social responsibility commitment in U.S.

September 26, 2011

As part of the company's 125th anniversary activities, the Bosch Group, a supplier of technology and services, announced the launch of a U.S. foundation, effective January 2012. The Bosch Community Fund (BCF) will award up to $3 million in grants annually, providing additional support for the...

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Atlas Copco named among most innovative by Forbes

September 19, 2011

Atlas Copco, Rock Hill, S.C., has been ranked No. 67 on the list of Top 100 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes magazine. Researchers compiled the list using a number of factors, including a company's Innovation Premium, which projects company income from existing businesses in...

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Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys - TheFabricator.com

Tube facing, cutting tools intended for use with 316 stainless, carbon, titanium, most nickel-based alloys

July 18, 2011

Swagelok® has added four new tube facing tools and one new cutting tool to its product line. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and most nickel-based alloys. The tube facing tools produce flat, smooth, square, burr-free, and chamfer-free tube...

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Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic drill with horizontal-motor mount suitable for drilling in tight spaces

June 20, 2011

Designed with a horizontal-motor mount, CS Unitec's new MAB 150 portable magnetic drill is suitable for drilling in tight spaces. The 7-in.-tall, 24-lb. drilling machine features a 9.25-amp, 110-V, double-insulated motor with a no-load speed of 400 RPM. With annular cutters, it drills up to 1.5...

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Steel drills, taps designed for maintenance, construction, industrial markets

April 25, 2011

Greenfield Industries has introduced the Cle-Force™ line of high-speed steel drills and taps for the maintenance, construction, and industrial markets. Available in many sizes, including metric, the line includes general-purpose and heavy-duty drills in a variety of lengths and styles, including...

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Magnetic drilling machine suitable for drilling structural steel and other metals - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic drilling machine suitable for drilling structural steel and other metals

January 24, 2011

CS Unitec's MAB 1300 magnetic drilling machine is designed for continuous use in heavy-duty drilling applications. Its 20-amp, 110-V, double-insulated, reversible motor is suitable for drilling structural steel and other metals. The four-speed oilbath gearbox (30 to 80, 50 to 120, 130 to 350,...

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LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star - TheFabricator.com

LENOX Mfg. plant earns OSHA Star

January 3, 2011

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has been recertified for an additional five years in OSHA's Star Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The company has maintained this certification for 10 years....

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Steelmax Tools, Fab Tool Technologies merge

November 15, 2010

Steelmax Tools LLC, Centennial, Colo., has acquired Fab Tool Technologies LLC, Bridgeville, Pa., and merged it into Steelmax. All employees of Fab Tool Technologies have joined the Steelmax team. The combined company, which operates as Steelmax Tools LLC, produces and distributes fabrication tools...

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