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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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'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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Bimetal band saw blades offer increased fatigue resistance, tooth durability

February 10, 2009

Challenger™ bimetal structural band saw blades are available from M.K. Morse. They are constructed using PTP™ technology, a proprietary process which, in combination with specialized tooth...

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Reciprocating blades for pneumatic saws introduced

February 10, 2009

The L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced a line of saw blades designed for pneumatic reciprocating saws. The blades use the company's bi-metal unique® technology, which joins two strips of high-speed...

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Diamond grinding disks suitable for hazardous environment use

February 10, 2009

CS Unitec's Eco Brazing (EB) diamond grinding disks reduce sparking to 1 percent of that produced by resinoid wheels, reports the company, making the disks suitable for use in hazardous environments...

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Compact angle grinder has 10,000 RPM no-load speed

November 11, 2008

Metabo Corp.'s compact W8-125, a 5-in. angle grinder, is suitable for finishing welded seams, rough grinding for weld preparation, and sanding and cutting applications. The grinder employs cooling...

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Cordless tools introduced

October 14, 2008

Milwaukee Electric Tool has introduced 10 compact, cordless tools in two new platforms.New products in the M12 platform include a copper tubing cutter, which the company says is the industry's first;...

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