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
Makita has added to its groundbreaking line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion tools which now includes over 40 cordless solutions. The new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless ½” Driver-Drill (model LXFD01) delivers a superior power-to-weight ratio for a full range of drilling and driving applications.
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
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to demonstrate a focused commitment on metal working with the launch of 18 Small Angle Grinders in 2011 that deliver up to 3X more durability and up to 50% more power than the competition. With an unrelenting determination to develop new technologies that deliver best in class durability, power, and ease-of-use, each new grinder will feature a revolutionary motor technology that redefines true productivity.
“Until now, grinders on the market have excelled at one of three things: durability, power or ease-of-use,” says Andrew Plowman, Product Manager for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “With our new cutting-edge electronics, patent pending motor technology and a 100% tool free design, these new grinders deliver unbeatable durability, power and ease-of-use, without the tradeoff.” Read more
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation continues to expand the versatility of their M12™ LITHIUM-ION system with the introduction of the M12™ Rotary Tool. Featuring an exclusive integration of high-performance motor design, optimized electronics and REDLITHIUM™ battery technology*, the new tool provides a compact and portable cut-off solution for the professional.
“Although rotary tools are used by all trades for cutting and shaping in close quarters, cordless models have traditionally lacked the power and durability expected by the professional,” says Corey Dickert, Associate Product Manager, Cordless for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “Leveraging Milwaukee’s heritage in straight and die grinders, the M12™ Rotary Tool features a powerful motor, grinder-style exhaust ports, and a unique design to protect the front bearing from contaminants like drywall dust. These key features not only allow the tool to exceed performance expectations, but ultimately provide up to 10X longer life.” Read more
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its M18™ LITHIUM-ION system with the new M18™ Cordless 5-3/8″ Metal Saw. With an exclusive 4-Pole Frameless Motor that delivers up to 35% more cutting power, this compact and lightweight cutting tool offers the fastest cuts, longest run time and greatest control for the electrical, mechanical, plumbing and general construction contractor.
“Metal Saws continue to be a growing category in the cordless tool market because they deliver an effective combination of cut quality, portability and speed,” says Adam Purcell, Associate Product Manager for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “The M18™ Cordless 5-3/8” Metal Saw not only provides a fast, clean cut when compared to alternative metal cutting tools, it also delivers up to 40% longer run-time than the competition and provides unparalleled speed and productivity for the professional tradesman.” Read more