PRODUCT NEWS FOR METALWORKING, MACHINE TOOLS AND AFTERMARKET PARTS www.consumablesmagazine.net FEBRUARY 2017 A TREND PUBLICATION HYPERTHERM ELECTRIC AVENUE GRINDING Powerful corded and cordless grinders Robert Bosch Tool Corp. has a new line of small but high-powered angle grinders. Bosch re-engineered the paddle-grip switches. New motors, from 10-amp and 13-amp models to 18V, deliver more power than their predecessors for greater speed and productivity. Many of the grinders also feature longer carbon brush lifetimes, direct cooling and motor over-load protection. Users are able to grip the grinders in virtually any position along the ergonomic barrel. The 18V cordless grinders (GWS18V-50 and GWS18V-45) models have powerful four-pole motors. Robert Bosch Tool Corp. , Mt. Prospect, Illinois, 877/267-2499, www.boschtools.com. Here’s a question that equipment dealers commonly receive: How long should I expect the consumables to last on my air plasma system? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t all that simple, especially if the operator is cutting pieces by hand. . [ continued on page 2 ] WELDING APPAREL Comfortable, durable work glove The Caiman 1240 work glove features water-repellent premium cowhide, out-seam construction and Primax’s trademarked Kontour 3-dimensional patterns. These features make it one of the most comfortable and durable gloves you’ll ever wear. The Caiman 1240 is ideal for iron workers, lineman and general work, and is oﬀered in long-cuﬀ and Heatrac insulated versions. Primax Mfg. & Trading Inc. , Bellﬂower, California, 562/272-2762, www.caimangloves.com CUTTING TOOLS ABRASIVES One step from material Saw blade manufactured removal to ﬁnishing for tougher alloys and tool steels The Cibo RCD-disc consists of two com-plementary abrasive materials, which allow users to grind down stainless steel weld seams to a ﬂawless ﬁnish in a sin-gle operation. With other types of discs, an experienced grinder can require at least three operations to completely remove a weld seam. With the patented innovations included in the Cibo RCD-disc, an inexperienced user can complete the task in one step. Cibo Abrasives USA , Atlanta, 704/770-1698, www.cibo-abrasives.com The CircTech Precision CM200 is manu-factured for materials often required by automotive suppliers, heavy equipment and agricultural equipment companies. The blade provides users with exceptional blade life, increased cutting rates, and a lower total cost of operations. Special grade cermet tips deliver exceptional heat and wear resistance in the target metals and precision ground teeth optimize cutting eﬃciency and dura-bility in order to resist chipping in tough cutting alloys and tool steels. Lenox Tools , East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, 413/525-3961, www.lenoxtools.com. KNIVES & BLADES Proﬁle shears with curved blades The KD-446L proﬁle shears feature a curved blade for maximum maneuver-ability when making tight-curved cuts in proﬁle and ﬂat materials. The construc-tion, metal building, metal fabrication and rooﬁng trades can use the ﬂexible, lightweight KD-446L to cut corrugated and ﬂat metal, as well as nonferrous metals at a radius as tight as 3 in. The KD-446L features a 5-amp pistol grip and variable speed motor from 0 to 2,500 rpm. The blades are heat treated and precision ground. KETT Tool Co. , Cincinnati, 513/271-0333, www.kett-tool.com.