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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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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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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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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 pistol-grip drills are designed with finger platforms on both sides of the tool for stability and...

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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 for alignment, maintains accuracy, and reduces cutter breakage, the company reports. The unit also...

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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 gearing is designed to accommodate the company's carbide-tipped Copperhead™ annular cutter tooling...

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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 geometry, helps increase fatigue resistance and tooth durability when cutting structural shapes...

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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 steel wires to a backing steel in a solid phase, using the principle of solid-state diffusion...

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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 such as nuclear plants and oil and gas industries.The disks are designed to grind steel, stainless...

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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 technology with repositioned brushes for unrestricted airflow and a fan that pulls air through the...

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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; the HACKZALL™ reciprocating saw; a 1/4-in. hex impact driver; and a cordless flashlight. The...

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Multiaxis power drill drills, bores, taps pipes of any diameter

September 16, 2008

The Wachs Multi-Axial PowerDrill is designed to drill, bore, and tap pipes of any diameter. The drill features a tool diameter of 5 in., high-torque gearing, long feed travel, and five axes of adjustment.Available in pneumatic and hydraulic models, the drill uses a range of standard tooling and...

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Manual metallurgical saw features enclosed, dual-coolant-nozzle wet cutting area

September 16, 2008

The model K12-14MS manual metallurgical saw from Kalamazoo Industries features an enclosed wet cutting area with dual coolant nozzles to contain abrasive particles.The saw has a 14-in. abrasive wheel; a 5-HP, three-phase, 1,725-RPM TEFC motor; dual movable, 4-in. screw vises; and a 24-V halogen...

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Pneumatic magnetic drill approved for hazardous environment use

July 15, 2008

The Airbor AB-4300-2R portable magnetic drill from CS Unitec, designed to operate without the possibility of shock or blown circuitry, is ATEX-approved for use in hazardous environments (EX II 2 GcT6). Requiring no electricity, the drill's motor and magnet are powered completely by compressed air....

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