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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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Flap disks designed to grind, blend in one operation

April 15, 2008

Rex-Cut Products Inc. has introduced a line of miniature zirconia flap disks in four grit sizes for grinding, blending, and finishing stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel.The disks feature a...

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Angle grinder can be used in many different positions

April 15, 2008

Metabo Corp. has introduced the W6-115, a 4-1/2-in. angle grinder.The 4.5-lb. grinder has a 2-3/16-in.-dia. grip and can be used in many different positions, the company reports. It has a 650-W, 6-amp...

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Circular saw blade developed for stainless steel

February 12, 2008

The M.K. Morse Co. has developed a new 14-in. Metal Devil circular saw blade for stainless steel.According to the manufacturer, the blade combines optimized tooth geometry, vibration dampening, and...

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Abrasive belt machine reaches typically inaccessible areas

January 15, 2008

The Dynafile abrasive belt machine grinds, deburrs, blends, and finishes typically inaccessible areas on metal and other materials. Applications include light corner weld removal and weld blending....

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Modular sanding machine can be fitted with add-ons quickly

January 15, 2008

Fein Power Tools offers Grit GI belt sanding machines for the metalworking industry. According to the manufacturer, the modular machines can be fitted with add-on modules in minutes.The machines are...

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Flameless joining tool designed for copper pipe joining applications

November 6, 2007

The flameless weld, invented by Alfredo Lezama and developed by Advent Product Development, offers a new concept for a hand tool with a built-in heating element solder holder. Designed for copper pipe...

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Orbital sander has enhanced hand, wrist support

May 8, 2007

Dynabrade Inc.'s Comfort Platform now is standard on all palm-style Dynorbital-Sprit and Dynorbital Supreme random orbital sanders.The platform provides additional hand and wrist support for the tool...

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Abrasives line expanded

May 8, 2007

Norton Abrasives' bonded Gemini wheel line has expanded and now includes segments, cylindrical wheels, centerless wheels, and surface wheels. The products are suitable for small-to-medium-sized...

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Finisher suitable for stainless steel, aluminum

February 13, 2007

CS Unitec's Industrial Sander/Polisher is suitable for cleaning welds on stainless steel, aluminum and other metals. With a 4-in.-wide face, it produces shadow-free surfaces, up to a #4 brush finish,...

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Small angle grinders shuts off in bind position

December 12, 2006

Bosch Power Tools and Accessories offers the 5-in. 1803EVS and 6-in. 1806E angle grinders with electronic kickback protection that shuts the tool off if the wheel gets into a bind situation.Restart...

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Band saw suitable for light-duty tube, pipe cutting

November 7, 2006

The H235 band saw from Kalamazoo Machine Tool is suitable for light-duty cutting of tubes, pipes, light structural shapes, and small solids up to 8 in. at 90 degrees.The variable-speed blade runs from...

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Angle grinder/cutoff machine has enhanced safety features

September 12, 2006

Metabo Corp. has introduced the WEP14-150 Quick 6-in. angle grinder/cutoff machine.The unit's nonlocking paddle switch helps to increase user safety by automatically turning off the grinder when...

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Magnetic annular cutter has flexible toolholder

September 12, 2006

Fein Power Tools' KBM 52U magnetic annular cutter has a flexible toolholder that is interchangeable for the company's Quick-In system and a Morse taper #3.Other features include a reversible action...

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Titanium nitride-coated step drill offers reduced friction

July 27, 2006

Titanium nitride-coated step drills from M.K. Morse Co. help reduce friction and extend drill life. They have three flats ground on the shank, preventing the drill from slipping in the drill chuck.The...

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Sheet metal cutters made of M2 high-speed steel

April 11, 2006

Sheet metal cutters from Jancy Engineering Inc. are made of M2 high-speed steel, which provides accuracy and rigidity in hole drilling operations.With patented arbor systems, the hole cutters can be...

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