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New product announcements:  08/19/2009
Portable Coring machine: Self-Contained Design Portable Coring Machine: Self-Contained Design The Hilti DD 120 Diamond Coring System is able to core up to six 4-in.-dia holes in reinforced concrete on a single charge. The self-contained system weighs only 22 lb, and its only external requirement is a water hose. The tool’s portability allows it to core in areas where the tool must be lifted into place, such as in making through-holes for sprinkler systems. The DD 120 has two operating speeds and a set of colored LED lights that indicates the pressure needed. It is compatible with a wide range of Hilti core bits. Hilti; 800-879-8000;
Demolition Attachment: Interchangeable Jaw Segment Demolition Attachment: Interchangeable Jaw Segment The MT Cracker-Crusher Jaw Set of breaker attachments now features the MT Rail Breaker tooth segments for heavy demolition. The tooth segments are interchangeable and allow the jaw set to switch from concrete and heavy-cast demolition applications to a heavy-duty rail-breaking jaw. The Rail Breaker set is available for MT sizes MTR 50, 70 and 90. Allied-Gator Inc.; 800-624-2867;
Soft-Handled Crimping Tool: Less Strain During Use Soft-Handled Crimping Tool: Less Strain During Use The Comfort Crimp line of crimping tools feature soft-grip handles designed to reduce strain during use. The tools are employed to crimp terminals or lugs onto copper or aluminum wire in various electrical and heavy equipment applications. According to the manufacturer, the redesigned tool requires 25% less force to complete a crimp than previous models. The crimp tool’s Shure-Stake mechanism is designed to hold the crimped terminal and wire until enough force has been applied to complete the crimp. The Crimp-Assit foot on the base of the tool allows it to be rested on a hard surface for increased stability during more difficult crimps. Thomas & Betts; 800-816-7809;
Lightweight TIG Welding Torch: Air-Cooled Lightweight TIG Welding Torch: Air-Cooled The Crafter Series 200A is an air-cooled TIG welding torch that features a light­weight design to re­­duce welder fatigue. The tool features a D-Hand­lex2122, which allows the welder to control the tool by pressure, and it’s air-cooled design eliminates the need for water cooling. It provides 200 amps DC or 150 amps AC of welding capacity. Weldcraft; 800-752-7620;
Redesigned Drill driver: Lithium-Ion Power For Longer Battery Life, Faster Charging Redesigned Drill Driver: Lithium-Ion Power For Longer Battery Life, Faster Charging The 18-volt Powermasters lithium-ion cordless power tools from Metabo now includes the BS18 LTX drill driver. According to the manufacturer, the new battery design results in increased battery life and faster charging. The Electronic Single Cell Protection system is designed to monitor individual battery cells during use and charging to prevent damage. The drill driver features a dual-range torque adjustment allowing the torque to be set to either 13 in.-lb through 31 in.-lb or 31 in.-lb through 114 in.-lb. Maximum running torque is 372 in.-lb and up to 850 in.-lb for momentary spikes. Metabo; 800-638-2264;
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