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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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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TRUMPF Inc. donates power tools to Haitian rebuilding effort

March 17, 2010

TRUMPF Inc. recently donated 10 of its TruTool S130 power tools for use in Haiti's reconstruction efforts. The company made the donation to Relief International, a non-profit agency rated four stars...

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Portable drilling machine features rail guide travel

March 5, 2010

Fab Tool Technologies LLC has introduced the PRO 36 magnetic drilling machine with 1.375- by 2-in. drilling capacity. The 22-lb. machine features a rail guide travel system that eliminates the need...

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M. K. Morse announces recent staff additions, changes

February 9, 2010

M.K. Morse, Canton, Ohio, has hired Philip Metz to the position of industrial division sales director for Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is responsible for leading the offshore industrial sales...

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High-speed magnetic drill incorporates solid-state electronics, heavy-duty motor

October 13, 2009

Hougen Mfg. has introduced the high-speed model HMD508 portable magnetic drill. It incorporates solid-state electronics and a heavy-duty motor for power under heavy cutting loads.The high-speed...

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DEWALT discontinues NASCAR sponsorship

July 23, 2009

DEWALT®, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, announced today that it will not renew its agreement with Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor Matt Kenseth, driver of the #1& Ford® Fusion®...

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ESCO Tools founder dies

June 2, 2009

Albert T. Brennan, who purchased the Evans Supply Co. in Winchester, Mass., in 1975, later renamed the firm ESCO Tools, and built it into a leading welding end prep tool manufacturer for the power...

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