National Celebration to Honor “The Hands That Build America”
America’s tradesmen: they build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools. They keep our cars running, our lights on, our water flowing, and so much more. They are the backbone of our functioning nation — and that’s why they deserve a national day f recognition according to IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand toools and power tool accessories. IRWIN invites the nation to celebrate National Tradesmen Day, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. This day will focus the nation’s attention on “The Hands that Build America” and will include celebrations, recognition events and activities throughout the country. Read more
Makita Free 18V LXT Battery Offer on purchase made between January 1, 2011 and March 31, 2011. Read more
DEWALT announces the launch of the industry’s first Diamond Edge Chop Saw Blade (DW8500). By utilizing technology that allows diamond to be used to cut metal without sacrificing cutting performance, the Diamond Edge blade reduces product costs for the end user and lasts 100 times longer compared to conventional DEWALT abrasive blades, DW8001 and DW8003. Read more
IDEAL today announced the first 3D digital “page flip” version of its full-line catalog is now available for viewing at www.idealindustries.com. Further enhancing the way IDEAL customers can browse and search, the eCatalog creates a differentiated solution that simplifies the lives of electrical contractors and distributors, enabling them to view IDEAL products anywhere and anytime.
“IDEAL customers now have access to our 228-page catalog on-line, which they can browse with 3D page-flipping interaction, as if they had a real copy in front of them,” said Joe Saganowich, Vice President of Sales for IDEAL. “In addition to proving to be a convenient, engaging platform for our customers, this paper-free approach underscores our ecological commitment to a greener future.”
Powered by Adobe Flash, the eCatalog’s design and unique features include an extremely fast loading rate for pages, as well as the ability to zoom into individual pages for an incredible level of detail.
About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.
Bosch CAG180 Cordless Angle Grinder Preview
February 01, 2011 04:30– by Everett Snyder
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has earned its well-deserved reputation for providing outstanding user experiences in the grinder category. Now, with the CAG180 4 1/2-inch, 18-volt Lithium-Ion Angle Grinder, Bosch has set out to create the most powerful cordless angle grinder in its class packed with power, design and safety features. It is designed to outlast and outperform the competition.
The CAG180 addresses many common user complaints with cordless grinders used for light-duty cutting and grinding applications in metal, masonry and tile materials such as lack of power, excessive weight and poor overload capacity that causes the tool to stall when the pressure is raised.
Read the full review at www.ProToolReviews.com
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2010
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 244-2110
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Bosch Hammer Drills Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bosch hammer drills
Units: About 20,000 units
Importer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Hazard: The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the “on” position posing an injury hazard to the user.
Description: Bosch 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drill with model number HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2 are included in this recall. “BOSCH” is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.
Sold at: Home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between about $140 and $220.
Manufactured in: Switzerland
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammer drill and return hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bosch toll-free at (866) 244-2110 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website atwww.Boschtools.com
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L & HD21-2 Hammer Drills
Manufactured with Serial Numbers beginning with:
NOTE: All repaired product has a serial number beginning with 010 on the tool nameplate and the product carton.The product carton will also have a green dot to indicate that it has been repaired. Read more