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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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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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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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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M.K. Morse hires national sales manager

November 7, 2006

Kent Hughes has been named national sales manager of industrial products for The M.K. Morse Co., Canton, Ohio. He directs the industrial sales team and works to position the company as a market leader...

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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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Jancy Engineering hires director of market development

July 11, 2006

Jancy Engineering Inc., Davenport, Iowa, has named William Hildebrand as director of market development. Hildebrand focuses on opening untapped markets in North America and beyond.Hildebrand has more...

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Choosing a gouging method

May 9, 2006

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Plasma gouging and air carbon-arc gouging have their advantages and disadvantages. The most distinct differences are in cost, fume production, and necessary postcutting operations.

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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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T-Drill Industries names No. 1 seller

April 11, 2006

T-Drill Industries Inc., Norcross, Ga., has awarded George Yardley Co., Fountain Valley, Calif., the No. 1 in sales award for 2005.George Yardley Co. represents plumbing, HVAC, filtration,...

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