PRODUCT NEWS FOR METALWORKING, MACHINE TOOLS AND AFTERMARKET PARTS www.consumablesmagazine.net FEBRUARY 2018 A TREND PUBLICATION FASTENERS DRILLS, HAMMER Prevent mating screws from loosening PemHex self-clinching prevailing torque locknuts have a blue nylon hexagonal insert designed to prevent mating screws from loosening. The reusable locking element provides the necessary torque resistance to securely grip mating screws and allow for their repeated installation and removal over time. These PL steel and PLC stainless steel locknuts install permanently in thin steel or aluminum sheets. PennEngineering , Danboro, Pennsylvania, 800/237-4736, www.pemnet.com. Compact tools for tight spaces The M12 Fuel 1/2 in. drill driver and hammer drill have an all-metal chuck, which gives them the power needed to perform a wide range of applications. Each features a Powerstate brushless motor that delivers up to 1,700 rpms and 350 in./lbs. of peak torque. The tools weigh 2.8 pounds (including the battery) and are 6.6 in. long, making them capable of squeezing into tight spaces. ABRASIVES FINE GRIND Nine applications and how to choose the right tools to finish stainless, completing jobs faster while decreasing operator fatigue [ continued on page 4 ] Milwaukee Tool , Brookfield, Wisconsin, 800/729-3878, www. milwaukeetool.com. GRINDING WHEELS Reduce vibration and noise CLAMPS Hold steel vertically for tack welding The magnetic Grasshopper Clamp has a spring-loaded, fully adjustable arm that delivers positive, self-ad-justing holding pressure and is ideal for repetitious work holding. Locate and hold workpieces vertically for tack welding or hold small or odd-shaped parts securely—in a horizon-tal, vertical or inverted position. Strong Hand Tools , Santa Fe Springs, California, 800/899-5244, www.stronghandtools.com. GRINDERS Powerful vertical grinders The CP3330 and CP 3340 series vertical grinders have an overspeed shut-off device that reduces the risks of abrasive-related incidents caused by air pressure fluctuations. Other safety features include a high-resistance protective wheel guard and a streamlined safety lever that is easy to use while wearing heavy gloves. The CP3330 and CP3340 are available with 7 in. and 9 in. abrasive grinding wheels and 6 in. cup wheels. Chicago Pneumatic , Rock Hill, South Carolina, www.cp.com. The SG-Plus Whisper grinding wheel has an ergonomic design that cuts noise by up to 12 dBA. It has a layered construction and employs aluminum oxide abrasive that makes it ideal for weld grinding, surface grinding and fillet weld grinding on steel and stainless. Whisper grinding wheels come in 41/2 in.-and 5-in. diameters, both available with either a plain 7/8 in. arbor hole or 5/8-11 UNC thread. Pferd Inc. , Milwaukee, 800/342-9015, www.pferdusa.com.