PRODUCT NEWS FOR METALWORKING, MACHINE TOOLS AND AFTERMARKET PARTS www.consumablesmagazine.net NOVEMBER 2017 A TREND PUBLICATION ABRASIVES Discs handle challenging materials VSM’s quick-change discs are made from a high-performing ceramic grain (KSK+) supported by a resin fiber backing. Compared to other ceramic grains, KSK+ provides up to a 30 percent increase in stock removal, allowing these discs to excel on difficult-to-grind stainless and aerospace alloys. VSM Abrasives Corp. , O’Fallon, Missouri, 800/737-0176, www.vsmabrasives.com. SAFETY APPAREL Cut-resistant gloves Milwaukee Tool has introduced three ANSI/ISEA-rated cut-resistant gloves. The Dipped Gloves are rated for cut levels 1, 3 and 5 and designed to provide users with all-day comfort and durability. Each also features SMARTSWIPE tech-nology so users can access phones and tablets without removing their gloves. Milwaukee Tool , Milwaukee, 800/729-3878, www.milwaukeetool.com. LUBRICANT MINIMALLY INVASIVE Coolube’s versatility improves a Tier I Tesla supplier’s workspace [ continued on page 4 ] FASTENERS GRINDERS SAFETY EQUIPMENT Comprehensive washer offerings Boker’s Inc. has added 700 new flat washers to its offerings, expand-ing its production capacity for a wide range of applications and industries. The company’s entire line includes more than 32,000 nonstandard washer and spacer sizes with no tooling charge. Offer-ing flexible quantities, Boker’s can accommodate short, medium and long production runs. Boker’s Inc. , Minneapolis, 800/927-4377, www.bokers.com. Protecting operators from wobbly toolholders JM Performance Products’ Clamp Force Gage provides shops with a quick and inexpensive method to check the clamping/pulling force of spindle drawbars. The hydraulic gage instantly reads in ft./lbs. the amount of pull force being applied to the toolholder. Once the drawbar force drops below 80 percent of the original manufacturer’s setting, it’s time to schedule maintenance. JM Performance Products Inc. , Fairport Harbor, Ohio, 440/357-1234, www.jmperformanceproducts.com. Lighter, more versatile design The Fein WSG 7-115 PT angle grinder has a compact, ergonomic paddle switch design that packs the power of a larger angle grinder in a lighter, more versatile tool. The WSG 7-115 PT has an 820-watt motor and a smaller grip, which enhances maneuverability. Its threaded hub wheel helps increase productivity and allows for quick accessory changes. Fein Power Tools Inc. , Pittsburgh, 800/441-9878, www.feinus.com.