Cuts 10-Gauge Mild Steel at up to 90 Inches Per Minute
Cutting single sheets of 10 gauge C.R. steel or 12 gauge stainless without elaborate set-up is made easy by Kett's Model HN2 Electric Nibbler. It combines rugged performance with portability and maneuverability. Ideal for manufacturing operations, yet light enough at 14 pounds for field applications and finishing work on the fly.
The Kett Nibbler Model HN2 makes accurate straight line cuts or contour cuts and circles as tight as six-inch minimum radius. Powered by a heavy-duty 1-1/4HP motor, it leaves a clean, distortion-free edge, which requires little finishing.
The Model HN2 has dozens of applications in the fabrication shop or maintenance tool bin. Use it for fast cutting of sheet metal when fitting guards, housings and covers for machines or equipment. It is an ideal tool when installing or repairing roofing, commercial siding, flashing and gutters. Kett also has a variety of Nibblers for use in HVAC-R and plumbing or production work requiring heavy duty cutting from 3/8" mild steel to light gauge stainless.
A video demonstration of the new Model HN2 Nibbler can be seen on the website at www.kett-tool.com.
Formed in 1940, Kett Tool Company produces electric and pneumatic portable power saws, shears and nibblers to cut a wide range of sheet material used in various applications. Kett Tool has dealers located in every state in the USA. To learn more about Kett, please call (513) 271-0333.
GRACO Handheld Corded and Cordless Paint Sprayers
Graco recently launched a line of handheld paint sprayers that will revolutionize painting for do-it-yourselfers to professionals including the handyman, remodeler, property maintenance and tradesman, and professional painting contractors.
The Graco line of handheld paint sprayers feature Graco’s patented & patent-pending ProSpray technology that puts professional painting power and results in the palm of your hand. The Graco piston-pump design delivers up to 30 times the continuous operating pressure of other handheld sprayers for a consistent, even spray pattern and one-pass coverage. The Graco handheld sprayers spray a wide variety of materials from stains to heavy latex and acrylics – with no thinning required. Painters will appreciate that the Graco handheld sprayers are easy to use and clean and are up to ten times faster than brushing or rolling. Available in both corded and cordless units, the portability of the Graco handheld units makes it easy for the user to move around the project site.
Graco handheld paint sprayers are ready to spray in seconds. These sprayers enable easy application and uniform and consistent coverage to most interior, exterior and specialty applications including walls, ceilings, cabinets, trim, doors, fixtures, radiators, garage doors, siding, shutters, decks, railings, fences (including lattice), wicker and wood furniture and more. Clean-up is easy and fast.
There is a Graco handheld paint sprayer that fits the needs and demands of painters from the do-it-yourselfer to the professional painting contractor:
The Graco TrueCoat and TrueCoat Plus corded handheld sprayers are designed for the do-it-yourselfer to the handyman/remodeler. The Graco TrueCoat is for the painter with one or two projects per year and the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $199.00 U.S. The Graco TrueCoat Plus is ideal for up to five projects per year and has additional features of a hardened stainless steel ProDurance piston pump for twice the life of TrueCoat, and an additional tip for spraying thinner material like thin and semi-transparent stains. The MSRP for this unit is $249.00 U.S.
The Graco TrueCoat Pro (sold as TrueCoat Plus cordless at Lowe’s) cordless handheld sprayer is for the handyman/remodeler, tradesman, property maintenance professional and professional painting contractor. It features a unique 18vlt Lithium ion battery system to give the user even greater mobility. TrueCoat Pro has additional features of a hardened stainless steel ProDurance piston pump for twice the life of TrueCoat, and an additional tip for spraying thinner material like thin and semi-transparent stains. MSRP for the Graco TrueCoat Pro is $429.00 U.S.
The Graco ProShot cordless handheld sprayer is designed for the professional painting contractor. It features the unique 18vlt Lithium ion battery system for maximum mobility on the job. It also has features for high-volume use including the ability to rebuild after approximately 200 quarts of use, which doubles the life of the sprayer. The Graco ProShot unit includes two tip sizes and can accommodate seven different tip sizes for a variety of uses and needs. The ProShot MSRP is $499.00 U.S.
Graco TrueCoat handheld paint sprayers are available at Lowe’s, Sherwin Williams, and more than 5,000 paint and hardware stores across the U.S. and Canada. The Graco ProShot is exclusive to Sherwin-Williams stores. Visit the Graco Store Locator to find a location near you.
The launch of Graco handheld sprayers is supported by a comprehensive marketing program that includes television, print and online advertising, and a dedicated website with resources and tips for successful completion of painting projects.
For more information on Graco TrueCoat handheld paint sprayers including store locations, paint spraying tips, sprayer specifications and accessories included with each sprayer, features, benefits and usage recommendations, please visit www.paintsprayersbygraco.com. For information on the Graco ProShot handheld paint sprayer available exclusively at Sherwin-Williams, visit www.graco.com/handheldsprayers.
Makita LXFD01CW 18V Compact Lithium-ion cordless driver-drill
Makita has released the new 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless ½" Driver-Drill, model LXFD01CW. It is powered by a Makita-built 2-piece, 4-pole motor with bigger and stronger front-end ball bearings and heavy gauge copper winding on the armature. The advanced engineering delivers 480 in.lbs. of Max Torque and 290 in.lbs. of PTI Torque for 30 in.lbs. more power than the BDF452HW.
The new planetary gear system and transmission has been redesigned for increased durability in a more compact size, so the LXFD01CW is 7/16" smaller and weighs only 3.3 lbs.
The LXFD01CW has 16 clutch settings and an all-metal 2-speed transmission (0-400/0-1,500 RPM) to cover a wide range of drilling and driving applications. The improved ergonomic design with a new rubberized soft grip delivers increased comfort on the job, and the built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the job area for applications in dark spaces and close quarters.
The LXFD01CW is a kit and includes the Driver-Drill, two 18V Compact Lithium-Ion batteries, one ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger, tool belt clip, and tool case.
G&J Hall Tools REVOlution Low Profile Magnetic Drill
The new REVOlution Low Profile magnetic drill is a fabricators dream machine for working in confined spaces. Everything about the REVO Low Profile machine makes it ideal for close quarter work, it's perfect for drilling within I beams and tight fits such as truck chassis where conventional magnetic drills are just too tall for easy operation.
This machine has the most powerful motor and magnet combination in its class; it has low height and low weight and a quick release arbor for great performance in difficult drilling applications.
There's even a LED light for working in low light conditions and the reversible stroke handle is another feature that makes the REVOlution Low Profile a truly flexible machine.
REVOlution Low Profile accepts all standard ¾" Weldon shank cutters.
Bosch Heavy-Duty 18V High-Torque Impact Wrenches
Bosch Power Tools and Accessories announces a new line of heavy-duty 18V high-torque impact wrenches designed to give users the power and durability they require, yet are the most lightweight in the category. At just 6.7 pounds with 10-inch head length, the IWTH180-01, HTH181-01 and HTH182-01 offer 500 foot-pounds of max torque – the highest available in 18V – for heavy-duty fastening applications where power and speed are most important.
All three models feature a true flat-anvil design to provide easy installation and removal of sockets over the life of the tool. Additional highlights include:
When working in tough environments, these tools are up to the challenge thanks to an impact hammer and anvil system, and a magnesium front end that protects the tool from jobsite abuse. For increased comfort, a spring-load hammer and anvil allow for high amounts of torque with little torque reaction, and soft-grip-wrapped housing further prevents user fatigue and slippage.
An all-metal gear train drives each motor at 1,900 RPM with 2,100 IMP for a full range of fastening applications, including anchoring pipes into concrete, setting large diameter Tapcons®, fastening I beams and supports, driving lag screws, mounting power lines and guide wires, performing framework assembly and repair, and installing or removing wheels, exhaust, brakes, engine mounts and more.
New for the high-torque impact wrench category, the wrenches also feature an LED flashlight function that activates when the trigger is slightly depressed. This improved visibility makes these the go-to tools for roadside or utility companies often working in dark areas.
To protect the tools from overheating, an optimized motor provides 50 percent more air flow, and Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) ensures operation at safe temperatures. Additionally, heat conduction housing helps prevent heat buildup during use and while charging. ECP also prevents deep discharge by keeping the battery voltage at a safe level, while protecting the tools from overload damage from a high current discharge.
Additionally, the IWTH180-01, HTH181-01 and HTH182-01 are equipped with the Flexible Power System, making them compatible with both SlimPacks and FatPacks. Each tool comes with two 18V Lithium-Ion FatPacks, a 30-minute charger and a hard carrying case with socket storage. www.boschtools.com
CS Unitec ETS 225 Drywall Sander with Dust Collection
Sand right to the edge! CS Unitec's new ETS 225 Drywall Sander prepares wall and ceiling seams with a smooth finish quickly and cleanly before painting, plastering or decorating. Dust-free sanding discs have vacuum holes and a hook and loop backing. Coupled with a dust extraction vacuum, these discs reduce airborne dust for a cleaner and safer working environment.
The 9" disc diameter is ideal for sanding large surface areas such as walls, ceilings, wood floors, boats, vehicles and other applications. Light weight and a special ergonomic handle design allow it to be guided for long periods of time, with less fatigue, on walls, as well as overhead on ceilings. A special dust hood permits sanding into corners.
The ETS 225 has a 6-AMP, variable speed motor which operates from 0-2300 RPM and has a lock-on button for continuous use. Standard equipment includes one 80-grit and one 100-grit Aluminum Oxide sanding disc, one 80-grit nylon screen sanding disc and a carrying case. Additional Aluminum Oxide sanding discs are available in grits of 24, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180 and 220 for sanding joint compound, paint, lacquer and wood. Nylon Screen sanding discs are available in grits of 80 and 120 and are ideal for sanding joint compound, lacquer, plastics and soft aluminum.
Optional accessories include a telescopic rod and an angle attachment for sanding along edges on high walls and ceilings.
Makita LCT208W 12V Max Cordless Combo Kit
Makita has added to its groundbreaking line of cordless power tools with the 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit, model LCT208W. The new combo kit features a versatile new 3-3/8" Circular Saw with a range of cutting capabilities, paired with a powerful and compact 3/8" Driver-Drill.
"The new 12 Volt max Lithium-Ion Cordless 2-Piece Combo Kit gives the user two compact solutions for a range of drilling, driving and cutting applications," said Ethan Haughawout, Makita product manager, cordless products. "They're engineered for service, maintenance, repair and remodeling projects, as well as woodworking. The new LCT208W is the first of what will be a growing line of 12 Volt max cordless solutions that deliver pro power and pro speed in a compact size."
12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-3/8" Circular Saw (SH01W)
The 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless 3-3/8" Circular Saw delivers more work and faster cutting in a compact size. The saw has a no-load speed of 1,400 RPM with depth adjustment, a bevel capacity of 0°-45°, and a cutting capacity of 1" (90°) and 5/8" (45°). The blower function keeps the line-of-cut clear for improved visibility, and the soft grip handle and compact design (only 3.3 lbs.) provides increased comfort on the job.
"The new SH01W cuts 30% faster and delivers 20% more cuts per charge than previous models," said Haughawout. "It will make approximately 70 cuts of ½" x 12" plywood at 90 degrees on a single battery charge. This is a powerful, versatile and compact saw for cutting a range of materials including plywood, MDF, pegboard, particleboard, melamine, drywall, and more. It's a perfect addition to any tool box."
The SH01W includes a 3-3/8" 20T carbide-tipped blade for a range of cuts. It's ideal for remodelers, woodworkers, and general contractors.
12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver-Drill (FD02W)
The 12V max Lithium-Ion Cordless Driver-Drill (FD02W) is engineered with a Makita-built motor that delivers 200 in.lbs. of Max Torque with two speed settings (0-350/0-1,300 RPM), variable speed, and 18 clutch stages for a range of drilling and driving applications. It has a keyless chuck for quick bit changes, an L.E.D. light to illuminate the drilling surface, and an ergonomic grip that fits like a glove for even pressure and easy control. This versatile and compact driver-drill delivers pro power and pro speed, yet weighs only 2.2 pounds and is only 7-7/16" long, making it ideal for work in close quarters.
The LCT208W includes the 12V max cordless 3-3/8 Circular Saw, 3/8" Driver-Drill, one ENERGY STAR qualified battery charger, and two 12V max Lithium-Ion batteries. The combo kit also includes a tool holster, 20T carbide-tipped blade, #2 double-ended Phillips bit, and a contractor bag.
Bosch Brute BH2760VC Breaker Hammer
Bosch’s new Brute Breaker Hammer BH2760VC has surpassed its predecessor, the venerable 11304 Brute, achieving the best overall performance with the lowest vibration levels. The new Brute’s hammer mechanism provides up to 60 percent more impact energy than the 11304, while reducing vibration levels by up to 50 percent. Weighing in at a svelte 65 lbs., the BH2760VC boasts the category’s best power-to-weight ratio, delivering up to 68 ft. lbs. of impact energy.
The secret to Bosch’s latest “crushing” innovation lies in the ability to improve the Brute’s performance and lower vibration levels at the same time. Over the years, competitive products have used counter balance technology to reduce vibration levels, which adds size and weight to the tool.
Using its patented Active Vibration Control technology, Bosch has created a longer air cushion which is actually built-in to the hammer mechanism and substantially reduces vibration levels at the source. This, combined with ergonomically-designed shock absorbing handles, helps provide the lowest vibration levels in its class for maximum user comfort in all day applications.
The increased impact energy not only improves performance but does not have an off-setting effect on jobsite durability. The BH2760VC was engineered from the bottom up to deliver a more efficient motor, less energy loss in the seals, heavier duty springs and bolts and a larger, more rugged spring dampening system. Bosch’s Service Minder™ Brush System shuts the tool off when brush replacement, lubrication or preventative maintenance is needed and a grease-packed gear box and hammer mechanism eliminate the uncertainty of jobsite lubrication. All of these enhancements were made with one goal in mind: exceed today’s already high standard for the Brute’s durability and lifetime.
The Brute legend dates back to 1966 when the first production of the high-frequency GSH 27 (model 12308) was built in Leinfelden, Germany. In 1977, the universal motor was introduced in the Bosch 11304 Brute Breaker hammer. To date, a 1978 model of the 11304 remains one of the longest-rented tool in history – a total of 2076 times over 21 years – before it was donated back to Bosch still-operational.
The Brute BH2760VC comes complete with a non-slip rubber cover to prevent the Brute from tipping while in storage, a Deluxe Cart and four chisels. It will be available through authorized retailers nationwide this fall.
Rockwell 3RILL 3-in-1 Drill/driver/impact driver RK2515K2
Rockwell's new RK2515K2 "3RILL" drill/driver/impact driver combines three tools in one with 800 inch-pounds of torque in a compact unit weighing just 2.7 pounds.
It functions as a high-torque impact driver, a screwdriver with 22 clutch settings or as a dual-speed VSR drill. Specifications include:
The RK2515K2 3RILL comes with two 12V LITHIUMTECH batteries, Charger, power screw driving bit and a carrying bag. The chargeer also feaurres a USB port for charging electronic devices like cell phones.
Benner-Nawman Cutting Edge Saw
Benner-Nawman, Inc. is pleased to introduce a new and unique tool to the construction trade — the Cutting Edge Saw. This compact and lightweight tool has a 3-position removable side handle and a rotating trigger handle that provides the operator with multiple cutting positions and increased maneuverability in tight areas.
This amazing tool can cut a variety of materials including rebar, all-thread rod, coil rod, EMT conduit, pipe, tubing, burglar bars and more. It is designed to cleanly cut the material FLUSH with the surface.
The Cutting Edge Saw has a unique flush-cutting blade guard that greatly reduces blade exposure. It also has a double insulated power harness and is ETL/UL Certified & Listed. The tool is designed to emit minimal cutting sparks and the cut material is burr-free and cool to the touch. Also available as a battery powered tool: BNCE-20-18V
Benner-Nawman, Inc. provides replacement parts, TCT cutting blades, technical support, customer service and a network of repair centers. Each Cutting Edge Saw is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of one year from the date of original purchase. TCT Cutting Blades have a limited warranty.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT INCLUDES
The Cutting Edge Saw, two TCT cutting blades, extra set of motor carbon brushes, removable side handle, chip collector attachment, tool kit & operations manual, plastic molded carrying case.
Kett KSV-432 Vacuum Saw
Help remodelers comply with new EPA lead hazards ruling.
Contractors and remodelers who are facing the EPA's new Final Ruling on lead, remodeling, repair and painting can be aided in becoming compliant when using Kett Tool's KSV-432 vacuum saw with a HEPA filtered shop vacuum. The ruling requires that contractors, remodelers, painters, plumbers and other tradesmen be EPA-certified and follow detailed work and safety practices to prevent lead contamination and poisoning.
The KSV-432, when used in conjunction with a HEPA filtered shop vacuum, works to contain hazardous dust, a key element in the new EPA ruling. Kett's vac saw's cast aluminum head easily attaches to most standard shop vacuums using HEPA filters, which can remove up to 99.97 percent of lead particles, some as small as .03 microns. The unique vacuum head captures dust at the cutting zone and moves easily along the cut line. The KSV-432 is ideal for cutting drywall, plywood and plastic panels, fiberglass and C.R. mild steel up to 16 gauge.
The EPA Final Ruling is based on a federal agency study to determine what home remodeling, repair and renovation activities create hazardous lead dust, which is especially harmful to children. The new ruling applies to all paid renovators who work on homes and childcare facilities built prior to 1978. Fines as high as $37,500 per day can apply if EPA rules are not followed.
Kett's KSV-432 makes plunge cuts into the middle of the material to make accurate cutouts for windows, plumbing and ductwork. It is powered by a 5.0 amp, variable speed, 2500 RPM motor and uses replaceable tool steel saw blades. Click here to see KSV-432 Vac Saw in action.
Formed in 1940, Kett Tool Company produces electric and pneumatic portable power saws, shears and nibblers to cut a wide range of sheet material used in various applications. To learn more, please visit www.kett-tool.com or call (513) 271-0333.
Fein introduces SuperCut Cordless
Fein, the inventor of oscillating power tools expands its SuperCut Construction system with
The new Fein SuperCut Cordless provides uncompromised performance with cordless flexibility
on the job site. This 18-Volt system achieves comparable performance to the corded Fein
SuperCut. It is designed and made in Germany with professional performance in mind.
With up to 18,500 OPM's it works up to 3.5 times faster than any other oscillating tool.
It comes with two 18-volt, 2.4 amp, Li-ion rechargeable batteries and a high-performance
rapid charger, allowing extended operation, even under heavy loads. A full charge requires
less than 30 minutes. Remaining battery life is displayed on the battery.
Bosch Expands Multi-Tool Accessories Line
Lineup adds blades, scrapers, rasps and sanding sheets for multi-tools.
Because users spend approximately 65 percent of their time with oscillating multi-tools performing cutting applications, Bosch concentrated first on developing accessories that deliver great performance when cutting wood, metal and other materials. Included in the new cutting accessory range are:
Oscillating multi-tools are also gaining popularity for making grinding cuts in tile, masonry, plastic and other materials, especially in cramped spaces. For these applications, Bosch is introducing two new blades, including:
Users also commonly use their oscillating multi-tools for scraping, light shaping and sanding applications. For these applications, Bosch will offer a full line of accessories, including:
Bosch’s new family of oscillating multi-tool accessories will be available both as individual products or as part of a variety of multi-accessory specialty packs and will be available by late-summer 2010. www.boschtools.com
MAKITA 18V LXT Lithium-ion Cordless Rotary Hammer
Makita announces the new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Rotary Hammer Kit, model BHR241. It features a new shock absorbent D-handle design, and combines speed, power and comfort with less vibration for a range of concrete drilling applications.
The new BHR241 has a Makita-built variable speed motor that delivers 1-1,000 RPM and 0-4,000 BPM. It has a 3-Mode operation for "rotation only," "hammering with rotation," or "hammering only."
The built-in clutch reduces gear damage by disengaging gears if bit binds.
In addition, there is a one-touch sliding chuck (accepts SDS-PLUS bits) for easy bit changes,
and the chisel rotates 360° with 40 different locking positions to get the best working setting.
Model BHR241 is a kit that includes (2) two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, 30-minute Rapid Optimum Charger, depth gauge, side handle and contractor bag. Model BHR241Z is the tool only.
Steam Jenny electric-powered pressure washers
Steam Jenny, a product division of Jenny Products, Inc., introduces a full line of electric-powered cold pressure washers. Equipped with highly efficient motors, these units allow operation in enclosed areas where gas-powered machines can't be used.
The new pressure washers are powered by Marathon or Baldor electric motors, depending on the model, and range from 1.5 to 10 horsepower. Also, they are available with either single-phase GFCI or three-phase power requirements.
All models feature industrial-grade triplex ceramic plunger pumps, which are designed to provide many hours of service.
The units are available with pressure ratings between 1,000 and 4,000 psi, and flow rates vary between 1.5 and 4.8 gpm. Furthermore, a customizable option allows customers to choose pressure and flow ratings based on their specific needs.
Standard features include a seven-gauge steel chassis, heavy-duty unloader valve, safety relief valve, thermal relief valve, and high-capacity inlet in-line water strainer. The pressure washers also come with an insulated trigger gun, a 50-foot hose with quick coupling, and a series of 0- to 40-degree-angle color-coded nozzles. For maximum portability, all models incorporate flat-free pneumatic tires with ball bearing hubs and a handle that can be positioned at either the front or back of the unit.
Options include a rotary (turbo) nozzle, rotary brush, dual lance with variable pressure, low water cutoff, pulse dampening accumulator and chemical injection kits. Multiple guns, lances, extension hoses, spray tips and hose reels are also available to accommodate individual needs.
Hougen-Ogura 76000 battery-powered Punch-Pro
Hougen Manufacturing's new battery-powered Hougen-Ogura Punch-Pro Electro-hydraulic portable hole puncher 76000 model, can be easily operated on-site where electric power may not be available or high up on a man-lift where power is not readily accessible.
Although it is battery powered, it packs enough punch to generate 8.5 tons punching force and can punch round or oblong holes up to 19/32″ diameter in 15/64″ mild steel (65,000 psi tensil strength) and 19/32″ in 5/32″ stainless steel (89,000 psi tensil strength) in four seconds. The unit's throat depth is 1.02″ and it can punch flat bar, angle or channel stock.
Weighing just 16.5 pounds, the 76000 model is ideally suited for applications typically done with electric hand-held twist drills. The operator can easily position the tool when working in narrow or awkward positions by rotating the motor 360 degrees in either direction during operation. The punch can be jogged down to the center mark to confirm hole location accuracy. An auto-return mechanism returns the punch to the starting position.
Its DC magnet motor is powered by an 18V DC Lihium-ion battery that can be fully charged in 22 minutes using the included battery charger. It can punch approximately 150 holes through 15/64" mild steel on a single battery charge. Hougen offers five other Punch-Pro Electro-hydraulic portable hole punch models for making holes from 1/4″ up to 15/16″ in material 5/64″ up to 1/2″ thickness.
Milwaukee Introduces New Generation of Lithium
REDLITHIUM batteries will provide unmatched run-time, performance and durability.
Milwaukee Electric Tool revolutionized cordless power tools by introducing the world’s first Lithium system, and began the industry-wide transition from NiCad to Lithium. As the clear leader in cordless battery development, Milwaukee continues to demonstrate unrelenting commitment to innovation as they introduce the next generation of Lithium technology. REDLITHIUM batteries will provide unmatched run-time, performance and durability for the professional tradesman.
Fully compatible with all M12 and M18 cordless products currently available, the new REDLITHIUM batteries will provide up to 40% more run-time, 20% more power and 50% more recharges than other Lithium products.
The new technology will also operate in extreme temperatures as low as 0°F/-18°C and will run 20% cooler with fade free power and no memory effect. In short, users are able to instantly upgrade the performance, run-time and durability of the M12 and M18 tools they already own, simply by switching to the REDLITHIUM battery packs.
“We are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that re-define end-user productivity, and will continue to raise industry standards for cordless performance and reliability," says Steven Richman, president of Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “Milwaukee REDLITHIUM batteries provide an exclusive integration of chemistry, cell design, construction and electronics to optimize the user’s experience and ultimately make users more productive on the jobsite.”
In the Fall of 2010, Milwaukee will introduce eight new cordless products* powered by REDLITHIUM. Users will then see a full transition to REDLITHIUM batteries throughout all Milwaukee cordless products; including 30 unique products and 68 total offerings on theM12 system, 25 unique products and 60 total offerings on the M18 system and 15 unique products and 26 total offerings on the M28 system.
Performance: Up to
New Cordless Products Launching in 2010 with REDLITHIUM Battery Technology:
2432-20 M12 ProPEX Expander
2330 M12 Heated Jacket
2411-20 M12 Hammer Drill Driver
2458-20 M12 Palm Nailer
2426-20 M12 Multi-Tool
2632-20 M18 ProPEX Expander
2682-20 M18 5-3/8” Metal Saw
2615-20 M18 Right Angle Drill
For more information on the full line of Milwaukee power tools and accessories, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
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Bosch PS31 Ultra-Compact 12-Volt drill driver
Building on the successful launch earlier this year of the re-engineered Bosch PS21 Pocket Driver, Bosch Power Tools & Accessories continues the introduction of its upgraded lithium-ion-powered 12V Max lineup with the unveiling of the powerful and versatile PS31 2-Speed Ultra-Compact Drill/Driver.
The new PS31 boasts both the shortest height (7”) and the shortest head length (7.04”) of any standard-chuck drill/driver, yet it is still 20 percent more powerful (265 inch pounds of torque) than the competition. Bosch’s PS31 also comes in as this lightest tool in its class at 2.1 pounds. That means all-day comfort and unparalleled maneuverability, especially when working in cramped quarters.
A 3/8” single sleeve, three-jawed chuck offers users the versatility to accomplish 90 percent of the most common drilling and driving applications and makes bit changes simple and quick. The two-speed drive train lets users quickly choose between high-torque (0-350 rpm) or high-speed (0-1,300 rpm) operation. And the PS31 drills more than two times faster than other tools in its class.
Bosch also engineered the PS31 to deliver outstanding control in multiple applications. The 20+1 clutch and sensitive variable speed trigger enable users to precisely dial in their preferences to match the specific task at hand. A built-in motor brake enables exact serial screw driving, and a bright LED light illuminates the dark work spaces commonly encountered by this type of tool. The optimized soft-grip handle further enhances user control by reducing fatigue and offering a secure grip.
As with the PS21 Pocket Driver, the enhancements in power-to-size ratio are due, in large part, to an upgrade to second-generation cells within Bosch’s 12V Max lithium-ion battery pack and an upgrade from analog to digital electronics. These changes enabled Bosch to optimize the tool’s performance and improve on what was already the industry’s best ultra-compact battery system, in terms of both charge life and battery life, and bolster cold weather performance.
The move to digital electronics also enabled Bosch to integrate its own Electronic Cell and Motor Protection System. The system protects both tool and battery from overloading, overheating and deep discharging, the three most common causes of cordless power tool and battery failure. Another new feature is an easy-to-read “fuel gauge,” which enables easier battery management for maximized productivity.
Bosch’s PS31 Two-Speed Drill/Driver comes with two batteries, a 30-minute charger and a sturdy soft-side case. Visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
Bosch Power Box 360 aims to re-define job site sound systems
The award-winning Bosch Power Box immediately became one of the manufacturer’s hottest selling products when it was first introduced in 2004 and, again, when it was upgraded in 2006. Even four years later, the Bosch Power Box still enjoys best-in-class status.
Now, Bosch Power Tools & Accessories once again turns the category on its ear with the launch of the next evolution in the series, the Bosch Power Box 360.
One glance at the Power Box 360’s premium 360-degree speaker configuration alone indicates the new Power Box is unlike anything else in its class. The five-speaker design with an integrated subwoofer – an industry first among jobsite radios – projects high-quality, enriched sound in all directions. That means no more jobsite bickering over the placement of the radio.
Not only does the Power Box 360 offer outstanding premium sound but Bosch also made the sound more powerful than the previous PB10-CD. The PB360S model offers more than 2X the sound power output of the previous version, and the PB360D model offers up to 5X more sound power output. Advanced digital signal processing delivers optimized AM/FM reception and quality, for crisp, clear radio sound. Enhance the music listening experience further by selecting from four preset equalizer settings, or customize the music by programming separate bass and treble controls.
Prefer to take your personal digital media player with you? No problem. The Power Box 360 features a weather-sealed digital media bay that offers secure storage and protection from moisture, dust and debris. Simply plug your digital media player in, close the door and get back to work. Not sure you want to take your expensive media player to the job site? The digital media bay also features built-in SD memory card and USB ports so you can play your favorite MP3 and WMA digital music files right from your SD memory card or USB thumb drive device.
The USB port also doubles as a powered USB port so that you can also charge most USB-enabled devices. The PB360D model even features a built-in SIRIUS Dock & Play port for connecting select SIRIUS satellite radio devices (device, antenna and subscription sold separately). Care to play your portable CD player, other satellite radio device or any other digital media device? Both versions of the Power Box 360 feature external auxiliary ports as well as a line out port for connecting your Power Box 360 to another unit.
Turn the Power Box 360 around and there’s a built-in battery bay. Plug the unit in and conveniently charge Bosch 14.4V or 18V lithium-ion power tool batteries inside the Power Box 360. If there’s no access to electrical outlets, those same batteries can be used to power the unit, which makes the Power Box 360 ideal for on-the-go or outdoor use.
If users do have access to electrical outlets, the Power Box 360 also serves as a power center. The PB360S model features built-in four-way power outlets and the PB360D model features four-way GFCI outlets so you can power or charge anything from corded power tools and small shop lights to cell phones and laptop computers. Both models also feature a 12V DC (car charger) outlet for more even more versatility.
The new illuminated LCD display on both models is angled upward for easier viewing and large, easy to see buttons and knobs make controlling and programming the unit nearly effortless. The PB360D model features a fully backlit front control panel for easier viewing in the dark and exclusive remote control with onboard storage for users to control the Power Box 360 from up to 40 feet away.
By using precisely positioned rubber bumpers to suspend the radio inside the protective cage, the Power Box 360 is isolated from the shocks and impacts commonly encountered on the toughest jobsites, so the music never skips a beat and the Power Box 360 stands up over time.
The Power Box 360 will be available in two versions later this year through authorized dealers nationwide – the PB360S, launching in June, and the deluxe PB360D shortly thereafter. To find out more or to locate a dealer, users may visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
Kett Profile Shears
Cutting tight profile curves in lightweight sheet, tube or corrugated metal has always been a challenge. Kett's new KD-446 Profile Shears cut tight curves at a radius of only three inches.
These highly maneuverable shears cut C.R. mild steel up to 18 gauge at up to 28 inches per minute.
They also cut copper, aluminum, wire mesh and more using replaceable A-2 tool steel scissor action cutting blades.
The KD-446 is powered by Kett's 120-volt, 5.0-amp, 2,500-rpm motor with an aluminum shear head.
Either left or right hand cutting sets are available.
MAX USA Introduces RB397 Rebar Tying Tool
New tool can tie rebar up to #5 x #6.
MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their New RB397 Rebar Tying Tool to the U.S. and Canadian markets. The New RB397 is replacing the MAX RB395. This exciting new tool is capable of tying rebar up to #5 x #6. This extraordinary new tool is an incredible labor saving device capable of reducing costs up to 1/5th of current budgets. The MAX Rebar Tier quickly pays for itself and then turns over a profit in no time.
The MAX RB397 tying times per charge was increased by more than 400%, to an incredible 2000 ties per charge. MAX was able to achieve this performance with our 14.4v lithium-ion battery. The life of the twisting motor is also extended by introducing a brushless motor.
The simple operation of the RB397 reduces potential wrist damage and helps reduce medical costs. Carpal Tunnel claims are greatly reduced when workers use the rebar tools instead of tying by hand. Published NIOSH report (HEATA #2003-0146-2976) and the Canadian Safety Association of Ontario Final Report (WSIB Grant #01023) both support these statements.
The RB397 also features a trigger lock, torque adjustment dial, reversible belt hook, carrying case, automatic shut-off when tool is not in use and comes standard with charger and battery pack.
MAX USA CORP. is headquartered in Mineola, NY, and is owned by MAX CO., LTD. which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MAX is recognized as a market leader in quality manufacturing of tools for over 60 years. MAX has several divisions employing more than 1,600 people worldwide including 140 R&D engineers
MAX has been developing rebar-tying tools for over 17 years with 14 years of distribution in the North American market. MAX is distributing the RB397 through concrete and rental dealers in the U.S. and Canada.
Makita 3-1/4 hp Routers
RP1800, RP2301FC feature linear ball bearings, smooth plunge action, and more.
Makita U.S.A. announces two new best-in-class 3-1/4 HP Plunge Routers, models RP1800 and RP2301FC (Variable Speed). The two new routers add to Makita’s growing line of woodworking and finish tools, and are engineered to deliver powerful precision with smooth plunge action and superior performance.
“Tradesmen who use 3-1/4 HP routers require power and speed combined with precision features for maximum performance,” said Joe Soto, Makita’s product manager – residential and pneumatics. “The new RP1800 and RP2301FC plunge routers deliver power and precision, with an increased plunge capacity for a wide range of applications including fine woodworking, cabinetry, windows, doors, and more.”
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