Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has expanded its Arc Armor Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) offering to include the Titanium 9400i helmet. The PAPR is a self-contained personal respirator designed to protect the welder from hazardous welding fumes found in some environments. The addition of the Titanium 9400i to the popular PAPR offering, already featuring the Elite™ helmet, provides maximum versatility for the professional welder seeking the ultimate in convenience. Read more
Metabo has introduced its first professional-grade cordless angle grinder, complete with a rotating battery pack, making it ideal for grinding and cutting applications in hard to reach areas. The W18LXT cordless angle grinder is part of Metabo’s Power Master Series of 18 V lithium-ion cordless power tools.
This 4-1/2” grinder’s slim motor housing and ergonomic side handle make it comfortable and easy to use throughout the day. The cost-effective, durable Read more
Miller’s New XMT® 450 MPa Multiprocess Welder Provides Increased Power and Performance in Pulsed MIG and Heavy-Duty Welding Applications
Miller Electric introduces the new XMT 450 MPa multiprocess welder— a powerful new inverter-based power source that features the reliability and arc performance of the XMT 350 MPa but with more amperage, exceptional power efficiency and additional programs for Pulsed MIG welding with up to .052- and 1/16-inch wires. Rated at 450 amps at 100 percent duty cycle, the new XMT 450 MPa:
- Improves productivity with increased amperage and duty cycle, allowing workers to weld or gouge longer, and with larger diameter wires and electrodes.
- Improves power efficiency compared to older equipment. This reduces energy costs and allows companies to run more welding equipment off existing power. Read more
Introducing the Hilti SD 4500 High Speed Cordless and Corded Drywall Screwdrivers – Productivity for Drywallers
Whether it’s hanging drywall, exterior sheathing or metal framing, Hilti has you covered with three new options. With the only cordless drywall screwdrivers on the market performing at corded performance, you can stop fighting the cord and increase productivity. The SD 4500-A CPC Compact Cordless and SD 4500-A18 CPC Cordless High Speed Drywall Screwdrivers allow you to choose more run time or lighter weight. The SD 4500-A Compact is the ultimate in ergonomics and best suited for interior drywall work. The SD 4500-A18 delivers the most run time, and is best
DEWALT’S® New Extended Performance and Wearable Backing Flap Disc Abrasives Offer Life, Speed and Value Contractors Demand
DEWALT has announced the launch of a full range of Wearable Backing Flap Discs and Extended Performance Flap Discs that include industry-first innovations that deliver increased life and superior performance when compared to competitive products. These discs are ideal for welders, fabricators, and professionals working in fabricating shops, shipyards, and on jobsites. The Wearable Backing Flap Discs are designed for a number of applications including weld blending, material removal, and welding preparation.
“A frustration common among professionals is that half of the cloth is still on the flap disc when the disc itself can no longer be used,” said Brad Nohr, Product Manager, DEWALT. “Therefore, we designed the new line of Wearable Backing Flap Discs with a backing that wears away as the disc is used to allow full access to the cloth. Likewise, we addressed user concerns about the speed of flap discs versus grinding wheels by engineering our new Extended Performance Flap Discs that deliver 40 percent faster removal than conventional flap discs.” Read more
The hottest power tool segment should benefit from the best accessories on the planet. Bosch has delivered just that for oscillating tools with the introduction of a full line of titanium-coated segmented and full-circle cutting blades along with a new tear drop-shaped carbide blade for grout and thinset removal.
Titanium coating on the oscillating tool cutting blades increases life by 30 percent versus conventional bi-metal blades thanks to better distribution of heat across the surface of the blade, which prevents overheating. Heavy-duty applications range from window repair and epoxy removal to fiberglass cutting. Read more
DEWALT® Launches New 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion Reciprocating Saw with Exclusive Four Position Blade Clamp for Performance and Versatility
DEWALT announces the launch of its new 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion reciprocating saw (DCS380L1), which includes an exclusive four position keyless blade clamp and a 1-⅛ inch stroke length for versatility and performance. The reciprocating saw is ideal for remodelers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, fire and rescue crews, HVAC/mechanical contractors and general contractors.
“With features such as a four position keyless blade clamp, adjustable pivoting shoe and comfort grip, the new 20 Volt MAX* Lithium Ion reciprocating saw brings productivity to the jobsite,” said Sean Templeton, product manager, DEWALT. “To ensure this tool meets the demands of contractors, we worked closely with our engineering and design teams. We also gathered extensive feedback from the field by talking to professionals about what they are looking for in a tool. We’re confident our new saw will exceed contractors’ expectations by providing the versatility and power they need to complete a variety of cutting applications.” Read more
Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of 18V LXT Lithium-Ion tools which now includes over 40 cordless solutions. The new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless ¼” Die Grinder (model LXDG01) combines speed and portability in a compact size for a range of metalworking applications. Read more
Bosch Measuring Tools, the worldwide leader in laser measuring technology, introduces the laser distance measurer of the future. The GLM 80, the first Li-ion battery-powered combination laser distance and angle measurer, incorporates a number of new features including the ability to accurately measure heights of and distances to objects with only one click of a button.
The GLM 80 is created for users who need advanced functionality to increase productivity. The integrated two-axis tilt sensor, a first in the industry, Read more