2014 Predictions For The Power Tool Industry

 

In 2014 Fein Power Tools will launch a new series of cordless and portable tools. This includes a range of cordless drill drivers, hammer drills, and impact wrenches that have been designed to provide powerful torque transfers for metalworking. There will also be eight four-speed cordless drills that feature brushless motor technology. All of these new power tools will feature metal gear heads, fiberglass reinforced, barrel motor housings, as well as dust-proof bearings and encapsulated electronics. The company will also offer four two-speed, cordless hammer drills with a maximum torque of 2,212 inches/lb and 9,350 to 29,000 impacts per minute. Fein Power Tools will also introduce the Slugger® JHM portable magnetic drill. The 22lb, low-profile drill is designed for portable hole-making in metalworking applications. The drill features a 430 Watt, 680-RPM motor, and can is able to make 1.1875-inch diameter holes quickly. It includes an arbor for 0.75 inches, Weldon shank annular cutters, spring slug ejection, and uses a gravity fed coolant. As the drill is just 11 inches in height, it can fit into tight places. It is designed to be used in overhead and upside-down drilling due to its removable gravity fed coolant bottle. The aluminum frame comes with high-impact plastic inserts so it can withstand high production hole-making. All of the drill’s wiring is contained in order to prevent from snagging or getting caught when it is in a restricted area.
ESAB will introduce its new welding machine, called Warrior. It has been designed to operate perfectly in extreme hot and cold conditions and will be able to handle a wide variety of welding applications. Warrior is also going to be very easy to use thanks to its intuitive front control panel with a read anywhere display. The welding machine also features state of the art inverter technology that provides significant energy savings. ESAB report that they consulted and listened to expert welders from all over the world and designed a machine accordingly. Warrior should be able to provide superior starts with a very stable arc transfer that produces excellent weld finishes.
Also in 2014, the M.K. Morse Company will introduce new band saws, blades and power tool spares. This will include the Morse 811 portable band saw blade. It is designed for cutting a variety of sizes and types of materials with a single blade. This new blade will combine an aggressive tooth with a variable tooth pattern, which will help reduce vibration and increase its cutting speed. The tips of the blade’s teeth are made of high-speed steel, and the blade is 0.5 inches wide and 0.02 inches thick. It comes in a variety of blade sizes, and are suitable for corded and cordless portable band-saws.

In 2014 Fein Power Tools will launch a new series of cordless and portable tools. This includes a range of cordless drill drivers, hammer drills, and impact wrenches that have been designed to provide powerful torque transfers for metalworking. There will also be eight four-speed cordless drills that feature brushless motor technology. All of these new power tools will feature metal gear heads, fiberglass reinforced, barrel motor housings, as well as dust-proof bearings and encapsulated electronics.

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DIY Projects Around The House And Garden Using Your New Power Tools

 

Did Santa put some power tools under your Christmas tree? Many men (and women!) would love to receive a good quality power tool as a Christmas present and will have been highly delighted when that oddly shaped parcel turned out to be a drill, electric screwdriver, a sander or a jigsaw. Let’s hope it was the brand and type wanted. As you relax in your chair and start to drift off after your Christmas dinner you can start to plan in your mind your next DIY project using your new tool. If your power tools are of the cordless variety now is the time to plug them in to start charging; so you are ready for action on Boxing Day!
DIY projects inside the house.
Has your partner got a long list of niggling little jobs that need doing around the house; the wobbly shelf, the loose kitchen cupboard, the door that sticks on the carpet? Get to grips with your new equipment by tackling these jobs before starting on a bigger project. Make your partner’s holiday extra special by finishing all of the jobs. Now for a bigger project. Do you have children? How amazed would they be if they came downstairs and found you had used your drill and jigsaw to build them a fort or a doll’s house? A wooden fort or castle could be as simple or as complicated as you want; design it on paper first and then get building. A doll’s house could be in a modern style, Victorian gothic or even a scale model of your own home. Is your bathroom looking a bit jaded? Then rip out the cupboards around your sink, buy some wood and some varnish and using your sander, jigsaw and drill create a simple and stylish washstand – think Swedish design!
DIY projects outside the house.
There are plenty of DIY projects that can be tackled in the garden. Do your family own bikes but get fed up having to store them in tricky spaces? You could use your drill and sander to build a simple lean to ‘bike port’ or storage; even adding some secure bolts and rings for securing the bikes. This looks particularly effective built in a slatted wood design. A smaller project could be a bird table to attract wildlife to your garden and provide winter food. Some ingenuity will be needed in your design to make it cat and squirrel proof! Do you feel ready now to tackle a bigger project? All do-it-yourselfers need somewhere to keep their tools safe and somewhere to work. So how about building your own shed? The only limit is your imagination and creativity – enjoy your projects!

Did Santa put some power tools under your Christmas tree? Many men (and women!) would love to receive a good quality power tool as a Christmas present and will have been highly delighted when that oddly shaped parcel turned out to be a drill, electric screwdriver, a sander or a jigsaw. Let’s hope it was the brand and type wanted. As you relax in your chair and start to drift off after your Christmas dinner you can start to plan in your mind your next DIY project using your new tool. If your power tools are of the cordless variety now is the time to plug them in to start charging; so you are ready for action on Boxing Day!

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Power Tool Industry – November 2013

 

Innovative research and creative new designs have ensured that 2013 has been a fantastic year for the progress of the power tool industry. So much has happened in the last twelve months that it would be impossible to list all of the new developments. However, here are some of the highlights.
[h2]Lightweight and precise: great new power tools on the market.[/h2]
Some fabulous new high powered tools have been released into the market this year, and many of them were presented for the first time at this year’s Speciality Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association (STFDA) convention. Among the highlights of the convention was a new model of wormdrive saw, the model MAG77LT created by Skil. This model is a significant improvement on previous models of wormdrive in a number of ways. For instance, this highly precise saw will cut a bevel of up to fifty three degrees, and it features rubberised grips for an enhanced ergonomic experience. Also exciting is the feel of this saw – it is predicted to be the lightest wormdrive currently available. The drive to make tools both more powerful and precise and more lightweight was a running theme of the 2013 STFDA convention. Easy to handle hammers and extra accurate drills and bevels numbered among the other highlights at this show.
[h2]Improvements in power tool production systems from MIT.[/h2]
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is almost always at the cutting edge of research when it comes to science and design. 2013 has been a particularly fruitful year for collaborations between scientists and the power tool industry. Researchers at MIT have created wonderfully precise computerised control systems that not carve blocks of wood, metal, or other material to within a hair’s breadth of even the most intricate design. The really inspiring feature of these new computerised control systems, however, is the fact that they provide real time feedback to the user so that she or he can exercise great control over the design. Rather than setting the machine to ‘go’ and watching it carve out a set pattern, the user can intervene and add extra unique touches and careful changes to the design. Commentators have hailed this research as bringing traditional authentic handicrafts into the twenty first century. It is surely only a matter of time before these amazing developments are integrated with the power tools that we use every day. So, if you thought that 2013 was a momentous year for the power tool industry, just wait and see what the future holds.

Innovative research and creative new designs have ensured that 2013 has been a fantastic year for the progress of the power tool industry. So much has happened in the last twelve months that it would be impossible to list all of the new developments. However, here are some of the highlights.

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Save Money By Repairing Your Power Tools

 

Quality brand name power tools are designed and constructed to be both resilient and of lasting durability. While this is no doubt true, there comes a point in every instruments use that requires a repair job to continue effective usage. Sensible maintenance is linked to this and can minimise the need for repair or, in the worst case scenarios, full replacement. When a tool does eventually break down and loses efficiency it can be sensible and practical to carry out a repair.

Repairing Power Tools by Yourself

Fixing a tool can be relatively straight forward and easy to manage. It represents a much cheaper and effective option than replacing the damaged item or hiring a professional team to carry out the service. By adopting a methodical approach to the repair everyone can soon get their drill, sander or angle grinder back into full working order.
To begin with it should be established which element of the tool is not working. This will usually be the battery power source, brushes, switches or belt. The drive belt is one of the most important parts of many types of tool and is equally simple to replace. A user can open up the side bracket on the tool’s casing and check the status of the belt. If it has snapped a new one can be easily ordered online and be installed quickly and effectively. Another common problem can be with the brushes of an instrument. Thankfully guides to carrying out repairs and replacements can easily be found online, offering a keen DIYer every option for keeping their working items in the best of health.

Financial Advantages of Repairing Equipment

By carrying out necessary repairs on tools, an individual can save considerable amounts of money. By carrying out the repairs oneself and continuing to keep a sound maintenance of tools and equipment, the need for professional services or replacement can be greatly reduced. A recent gradual decline in the prices of tools has meant that broken tools often got discarded and thrown away rather than being repaired. This has an obvious effect on the environment, but it is one that the careful user of such tools can do something about.
By employing a sensible approach to the maintenance and repair of tools, a user and the environment can both benefit. Repair manuals and guides are all across the internet making repairs a manageable and cost effective option. As a way of saving money it can be the best way to carry on working!

Quality brand name power tools are designed and constructed to be both resilient and of lasting durability. While this is no doubt true, there comes a point in every instruments use that requires a repair job to continue effective usage. Sensible maintenance is linked to this and can minimise the need for repair or, in the worst case scenarios, full replacement. When a tool does eventually break down and loses efficiency it can be sensible and practical to carry out a repair.

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The Best Christmas Gift – Power Tools!

 

Christmas is coming and, as every year, we are all anticipating the gifting and Boxing Day. The warmth of the homey sofa, the hugs, the wrappers – all the things that make us dream about the holidays. The most heart-warming moments are, however, when we see the smiles of our closest people when they open the presents and see the one thing they have wanted to receive. It depends on the individual, but there is one gift most men would love to receive – power tools. It may seem a bit off at first, but an ensemble of useful, expensive and secure tools will make almost any man happy and content.
Nevertheless, how do we choose the best ones?
Choosing power tools is really hard, but there are some simple things everyone has to consider before gifting them to their loved man. First, if he already has some that are from the same brand – chances are, for one reason or another, he is a big fan of the brand. It might be the comfort of the grip, the way it moves after being turned on or the smell of metal. A man knows best and, when gifting, it is best to listen to their habits. Just go to the garage or the workshop and see what he already owns. It is like checking the wardrobe of a woman to see what fashion designers she likes – whatever she prefers will be there, filling up the space in great numbers.
The second thing that must be considered is to seek out cordless tools. If it is possible, then it’s important to at buy all of them from the same brand, so that they have the same chargers. It would turn to rather the nuisance if a man has to care for seven tools with a different charger for each of them. Professionals choose cordless tools from the same brand to save money, time and most of all – space. Think about the future and do not forget that gifts are supposed to bring something along with them – a memory, a sentiment or some kind of a long term usability. This special gift falls under the last category.
Lastly, it’s very important to keep the present safe and well hidden before Boxing Day (December 26th) so that the person will surely be surprised at receiving this unpredictably great present from their loved one. Try hiding it under or inside of old suitcases, in an old cupboard that you no longer use or under the children’s bed.

Christmas is coming and, as every year, we are all anticipating the gifting and Boxing Day. The warmth of the homey sofa, the hugs, the wrappers – all the things that make us dream about the holidays. The most heart-warming moments are, however, when we see the smiles of our closest people when they open the presents and see the one thing they have wanted to receive. It depends on the individual, but there is one gift most men would love to receive – power tools. It may seem a bit off at first, but an ensemble of useful, expensive and secure tools will make almost any man happy and content.

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Power Tools Are Great Presents For Women As Well As Men

 

Long gone are the times in which gender defies what roles are played in our households. Men wash dishes, women mow the lawn; in our modern times the roles are more interchangeable than ever. With prices on the rise and no end in sight of worldwide recessions, DIY has become more popular than ever, being a cheaper and more enjoyable option. What better present to give this festive season than power tools to the man or woman in your life?
Selecting Great Tools For Women:
Times have changed and luckily for women the electric tools market has developed along with the modern day woman. There are now various ranges of power tools that are designed specifically for women. No, they are not necessarily pink and sparkly. Women have smaller hands than men and are likely to be less strong. These tools are specifically designed with this in mind, ensuring that they are user friendly and light weight, yet still as efficient as ever. Women can now take on any project they wish with these easy to use tools being less intimidating than ever. When gifting these tools to the lady in your life, pay special attention to these tools designed especially for women.
Gifting Great Tools For Men:
Men are always in need of a new tool to take on that next project and receiving a new tool is often the cause of much excitement. There are a variety of these tools on the market that make great gifts but why not investigate a tool that can provide multiple functions? Not only does it save space in that messy tool box but it’s a cheaper alternative too. A three in one that includes multiple functions makes for a great gift. Perhaps consider a sander, scraper and screwdriver all in one. There are a variety of tools that are aimed specifically at novices and what better gift than a set containing easy to follow instructions with a guide to some basic start up projects.
Gifting these tools for both men and women have become increasingly popular. The selection that is on the market today is fun, easy to use and efficient; with many multi tools being readily available. Even the men and women who find these tools intimidating can quickly become proficient with the variety of user friendly tools on the market. There are many experts who will willingly recommend options that are suited to novices and professionals alike, ensuring the perfect power tool gift for the occasion.

Long gone are the times in which gender defies what roles are played in our households. Men wash dishes, women mow the lawn; in our modern times the roles are more interchangeable than ever. With prices on the rise and no end in sight of worldwide recessions, DIY has become more popular than ever, being a cheaper and more enjoyable option. What better present to give this festive season than power tools to the man or woman in your life?

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Protecting Your Power Tools This Winter

 

Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the cold, rain and snow. For most people this would mean that all the DIY projects will slow down or go on hold till the warmer weather comes around. Many of us don’t use our precious tools as frequently as we would like. Power tools are expensive, as we all know, and what is more frustrating than picking up that drill at the start of a project to have it breaking down mere minutes later. Correct maintenance and protection can prevent break downs and lengthen the life of tools drastically, cutting down on your inevitable frustrations.
Storage tips to protect your tools:
Storing your tools correctly will minimize the risk of damage. All tools should be stored in a dry place that is completely free of moisture. Moisture can lead to tools rusting and eventually breaking. The dangers of a valuable tool with a rusted blade or mechanism can be dramatic and can result in severe injury. The tools should be kept clean and free of dust and debris. When dirt is trapped in the mechanisms it can slow down the function or stop it all together. The tools that are battery operated should be checked frequently for battery leaks, a particularly dangerous complication.
Maintenance ensures a longer life:
Maintaining your tools properly can result in optimum lifespan and efficient performance. Oiling power tools is a must and lubricating the mechanisms will result in smooth running. It also prevents a rust build up from occurring. Where larger tools are concerned the filters should be changed often. Bolts and screws should be checked and tightened regularly. The tools that make use of blades should be checked often and the blades should be replaced as the need arises. Drill bits also have a limited lifespan and should be replaced at regular intervals to ensure the drill functions optimally.
With the world around us being wet and dreary in winter it is of paramount importance to make sure your valuable tools are dry and well looked after. It is of utmost importance that you carry the correct knowledge of the tool you are servicing. It is irresponsible and dangerous to attempt to clean or even fix a tool without the correct knowledge. If you are unsure of how exactly to maintain your tools, consult a professional today, they are more than willing to help. The benefits of correct storage and maintenance greatly outweigh the risks involved; protect your precious tools correctly this winter.

Winter is fast approaching and with it comes the cold, rain and snow. For most people this would mean that all the DIY projects will slow down or go on hold till the warmer weather comes around. Many of us don’t use our precious tools as frequently as we would like. Power tools are expensive, as we all know, and what is more frustrating than picking up that drill at the start of a project to have it breaking down mere minutes later. Correct maintenance and protection can prevent break downs and lengthen the life of tools drastically, cutting down on your inevitable frustrations.

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Power Tool Industry – October 2013

 

Power tools remain very popular and manufacturers are constantly releasing new products that are embraced by DIY enthusiasts in the UK and beyond. Carpenters and builders are always on the lookout for new tools that can be used professionally. Many new tools have been released in 2013 and some are more impressive than others, such as the GSR 18 V-EC TE drywall gun.
Manufactured by Bosch, the GSR 18 V-EC TE drywall gun is unlike other products that have been made by this leading brand. With a brushless EC motor, the GSR 18 V-EC TE drywall gun has a longer lifespan. It also has more power. When a highly effective drywall gun is required, this particular item should be purchased. It also comes with an M455 attachment which can be used for completing overhead applications with ease. Provided with 4.0Ah Li-ion batteries, it can be used for a long time before it has to be charged again.
Other impressive items have also been released in recent months, such as the L-Boxx 4 Kit. Containing many tools such as the GDR 18 Li impact driver and the GSB 18 V-Li combi drill, the L-Boxx 4 Kit is perfect for DIY enthusiasts who don’t have a power tool yet. The L-Boxx 6 Kit has also been released in 2013. Along with the GSB 18 V-Li combi drill and the GKS 18 V-Li 165mm circular saw, the L-Boxx 6 Kit has many other tools such as the GWS 18 V-Li 125mm mini grinder and GST 18 V-Li jigsaw. With a reasonable price, multiple tools can be owned after buying the L-Boxx 6 Kit.
The aforementioned tools are the tip of the iceberg because many other items have been released in 2013 – the GOP multi-cutter is a prime example of such. Also manufactured by Bosch, the GOP multi-cutter now comes in an 18v design. With a slimline appearance, it can be handled comfortably in cramped conditions. As Bosch has included many other accessories with the GOP multi-cutter that can be used for resizing a variety of materials, it is perfect for tradesmen who need a reliable power tool that is designed to last a lifetime.
In the build-up to Christmas 2013, more power tools are bound to be released which will be a welcome addition to any tool box.

Power tools remain very popular and manufacturers are constantly releasing new products that are embraced by DIY enthusiasts in the UK and beyond. Carpenters and builders are always on the lookout for new tools that can be used professionally. Many new tools have been released in 2013 and some are more impressive than others, such as the GSR 18 V-EC TE drywall gun.

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Using Power Tools to Create Halloween Decorations

 

Halloween is just around the corner, and so this is the time to create the most delightful of decorations. Power tools can be used to make a variety of decorations. Saw bits, power drills, and dremels can all be used to make a scary and delightful carved pumpkins and other relevant decorations. It’s a good break from the normal routine and a chance to enjoy some humour and creativity.
Unexpected jack-o-lanterns, golf-ball eyes and succulent witch-hats will spice up your décor and get you in high Halloween spirits.
Here are a few ways through which you can use power tools to make this celebration’s decorations.
Pumpkin decorations
Pumpkins have a soft, fleshy exterior, making it an easy to use surface which can also be used for practice using power tools. Various tools will do different tasks such as the hole saw which may work very nicely especially when you need to drill some holes. A dremel will let you curve the delicate parts for intricate designs.
Moreover you can turn your jack-o-lantern into a rough-to-touch sergeant to give it a military edge. To top it off, you can slice a pumpkin in half and then use this as the helmet. The rough tough look can be enhanced by adding a far-from-thrilled scoff. You can also carve out a scared face on a miniature pumpkin and place it in the mouth of a bigger pumpkin. Decorating your pumpkin with different flowers and veggies will create a fiesta-effect to your pumpkin. Another nice idea is a white pumpkin cat face. Insert marbles in their eyes and use stiff plant stems as whiskers.
Gravestones
These can be made for use both the indoors and outdoors. Use your power tools to cut out a medium sized plywood to a close to actual size tombstone, and make sure the edges are as smooth as possible. You can then paint or use stickers on the piece you made to make it look like an actual tombstone. You can even put finer details like R.I.P and other ‘spooky’ wording. This will certainly be most ideal outside on your lawn or close to the entrance. Smaller tombstones can be made from construction papers, and printed papers for indoor decorations.
Hanging bats, spiders and ghosts
Cartons can be cut decorated into bats and ghost-shapes. Adding googly eyes and painting them white will add finer details to the ghosts’ decorations. A huge spider is also a good idea. Webbing on a large shrub or bush will also enhance its details. To create one, all you need is a milk jug, pipe insulation and black tape. Just make sure the spider is painted black.

Halloween is just around the corner, and so this is the time to create the most delightful of decorations. Power tools can be used to make a variety of decorations. Saw bits, power drills, and dremels can all be used to make a scary and delightful carved pumpkins and other relevant decorations. It’s a good break from the normal routine and a chance to enjoy some humour and creativity.

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Simple DIY Projects Anyone Can Attempt

 

Carrying out repairs and improvements in your home will always go a long way into making your place more comfortable, safe and attractive. Other than that, repairs can also help you enhance functionality. While some projects require the services of a contractor, it’s sometimes practical to handle the small jobs yourself. This will not only help you save, but it will also make you contented knowing that you got the task done exactly as you wanted. Here are ideas on some of the simple projects you can take on in your home:
[strong]Fix a Sticking Door[/strong]
Interior doors are usually affected by seasonal climate changes, particularly if they are made of wood. Whenever it’s cold, the doors may expand and therefore create resistance when closed. To fix such a problem, you will require:
A plane
Hammer
Screwdriver
With these tools in hand, you can then look for the tight spot, remove the hinge pins, and then unhinge and plane the door. This specifically applies where the tight spot is on the bottom or on the hinges of the door.
[strong]Replace a Floor Tile[/strong]
Having a few cracked tiles on your floor doesn’t warrant the services of an expert. You just need to gather a few tools, prepare the surface, remove the broken tiles and old adhesive and then put the new tile in position. The tools you’ll need to complete this task are:
A grout saw
Bricklayers chisel
Cold chisel
Scoring tool
[strong]Replace a Toilet Seat[/strong]
When it comes to toilet repair, replacing the seat is the easiest job. The good thing about it is that there are so many replacements available in stores, hence regardless of your décor, you can get something to fit. To fix the new seat, you first need to take out the nuts used to secure the old one -if they are too tight, you can loosen them by applying oil and letting it soak in for a while. Once you remove the old seat, you can clean the area and then install the new item. This is obviously a very small project and you only need the following few tools to get it done:
A wrench
Bumpers
Bolt and nuts
Doing your own repairs comes with numerous benefits: you don’t have to shell out money to repairmen, you become self reliant and develop confidence to engage in more challenging tasks, and you also inspire your children. Thus, if you haven’t tried out a DIY project, it’s time to put your skills to use and maximize on the value in it.

Carrying out repairs and improvements in your home will always go a long way into making your place more comfortable, safe and attractive. Other than that, repairs can also help you enhance functionality. While some projects require the services of a contractor, it’s sometimes practical to handle the small jobs yourself. This will not only help you save, but it will also make you contented knowing that you got the task done exactly as you wanted. Here are ideas on some of the simple projects you can take on in your home:

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