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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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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Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM - TheFabricator.com

Paddle-switch angle grinder delivers 11,000 RPM

September 21, 2010

Makita has introduced the GA4534, a 4.5-in. paddle-switch angle grinder. Its 6-amp motor delivers 11,000 RPM for use in welding, shipyard, automotive, HVAC, and electrical applications. According to the manufacturer, the grinder has the smallest barrel grip on the market and is the most compact...

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Magnetic-base drills feature ease of use, low maintenance - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic-base drills feature ease of use, low maintenance

September 13, 2010

Steelmax has introduced the D3x and D4x portable magnetic-base drills. They offer more power and capacity than the D2x mag drill, introduced in the spring, and feature ease of use and low maintenance, the manufacturer states. These new drills join the company's line of metal cutting saws, metal...

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Circular saw blades designed for smooth, fast cuts; less vibration; longer life - TheFabricator.com

Circular saw blades designed for smooth, fast cuts; less vibration; longer life

August 30, 2010

The M. K. Morse Co. has introduced Metal Devil NXT™ metal cutting circular saw blades. The line comprises 10 new steel cutting blades from 5-3/8 to 14 in. The blades' rake angles and tooth geometries have been optimized for each diameter of blade, resulting in smooth, fast cuts; less...

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Stanley Black & Decker acquires CRC-Evans

August 23, 2010

Stanley Black & Decker, based on New Britain, Conn., has acquired CRC-Evans Intl., a global supplier of specialized tools, equipment, and services for the construction of large-diameter oil and natural gas transmission pipelines. Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO John F. Lundgren...

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LENOX appoints new president - TheFabricator

LENOX appoints new president

June 21, 2010

LENOX®, a Newell Rubbermaid company in East Longmeadow, Mass., has appointed Rich Wuerthele as president of industrial products and services. Wuerthele joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2003 and most...

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'Hackman' retires from LENOX after 48 years - TheFabricator

'Hackman' retires from LENOX after 48 years

June 14, 2010

LENOX®, a manufacturer of power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder, and band saw blades in East Longmeadow, Mass., has announced the retirement of Lee "Hackman" Breton from a 48-year...

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Air-powered drills available in pistol-grip, angle-head, vacuum models

June 1, 2010

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced a line of industrial-quality, air-powered drills in pistol-grip, angle-head, and vacuum models. With RPM speeds of 500, 1,000, 2,400, 3,600, 5,500 and 20,000, the...

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Steelmax business acquired in April

June 1, 2010

Steelmax Tools LLC, Centennial, Colo., completed the acquisition of the Steelmax business in April, backed by investors who plan to build upon the successes of this specialty power tool brand that...

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portable magnetic drill

A guide to portable magnetic drills

April 30, 2010

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On-site hole-making is a common fabrication activity, but not much thought is given to the tool used for the job. As with any job, the right tool can make a real difference in how smoothly the operation goes.

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