Newsletter | May 9, 2008

05.09.08 -- Increase Power, Versatility, Comfort, And Safety

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Top News Stories
Leica Geosystems Introduces Exciting Advancements To The Industry's Most Extensive Line Of High-Performance GNSS Reference Station And Structural Monitoring Solutions
Leica Geosystems, a recognized leader in GNSS reference station technology and structural monitoring solutions, announces the release of an extraordinary line of monitoring solutions, software and tools that offer even greater functionality and performance for a wide-range of applications from single reference station monitoring to regional and statewide RTK systems.

Hitachi Introduces Newest, Lightest And Most Compact Rotary Hammer
Hitachi Power Tools recently announced its most compact and lightweight SDS hammer ever, the DH22PG. It is perfect for both overhead and extended use applications and also allows the user access to the tightest work areas.

Vaughan Reinvents The Framing Hammer
Vaughan has reinvented the popular American icon by introducing the new S2 framing hammer. The S2 is a "split-head" hammer, meaning the head is split in two, which interrupts and dissipates shock generated during use thereby greatly reducing stress to the users hand, wrist and arm. The S2 presents a revolutionary look and feel to the ordinary framing hammer.

New Rotary Hammer From Metabo Offers Increased Power, Versatility, Comfort And Safety
Metabo Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of professional grade portable electric power tools and abrasives for industrial, construction and welding applications, has expanded its line of powerful rotary hammers to include a new model that provides increased power and versatility, as well as user comfort and safety.

The Hilti DS-HS 80 V2 Hand-Held Gas Saw
Designed for the toughest applications, the new Hilti DS-HS 80 V2 Hand-Held Gas Saw delivers outstanding power and performance.

TRUMPF Nibbler N500-8: It Cuts In Four Directions
With the Nibbler N500-8, TRUMPF has taken its nibbler product line one step further: The new model now cuts in all four cutting directions and is the only nibbler able to do so in the performance class that cuts steel sheets up to 0.197 inches thick. Reverse cutting — an often-desired feature — is easy to do with the N 500-8. It enables faster and more flexible processing.

CGW Introduces Super Quickie-Cut Depressed Center Wheels
CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has expanded its Super Quickie-Cut line with the introduction of 1/8-inch thick depressed center cutting and notching, and pipeline wheels. Engineered with advanced manufacturing technology, the new wheels are designed for high performance and longer working life.

Simplify Making Micro Connections With The New Crimping Tool From Aven
Aven's Crimping Tool for Micro Connections (Model 10140) is a must-have in the tool box for telecom and electronics technicians. Capable of crimping 1.25 to 2.5mm (AWG 32-20) narrow pitch connector pin wires, the tool also handles D-Sub connector contacts from a variety of manufacturers, making this the only tool you will need for a wide range of applications.

New Crimp Tool Design From Weidmuller Offers Greater Force With Less Effort
When Weidmuller re-designed their line of crimping tools, they listened to input from tool users. The result is a new line of high quality crimp tools that feature a compact ergonomic construction, and deliver 25% more crimping force with 20% less physical effort.

H&S Tool Job Proven New Flange Facer
The H&S Tool model BF is a compact, portable flange-reconditioning tool. The BF is a highly versatile, accurate tool that has been converted from the popular, field proven model H&S model B tube machining tool.

Finally! The Worlds First True Ergonomic Screwdriver
Bondhus Corporation, through its' German marketing partner - FELO, introduces a revolutionary new screwdriver line featuring the patented ERGONIC handle. The Ergonic is the first screwdriver handle that truly conforms to the user's hand, increasing comfort while significantly increasing torque transmission capability.

Featured Product
Compact Toolholder For High-Speed Machining
TRIBOS-RM tool holder is an extension to the TRIBOS product range. The TRIBOS-RM polygonal toolholder series is used for precise cutting at high speeds up to and above 50,000 rpm. The run-out accuracy and stability of the toolholder ensures precise and reliable cutting.

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