Tools and Equipment
February 3, 2017 - Milwaukee Tool’s knife lineup now features the Lockback pocket knife.
January 27, 2017 - Bosch Tool Corporation has rolled out a lineup of small-angle corded and cordless grinders that feature a re-engineering of paddle-grip switches and more.
December 21, 2016 - Klein Tools says it has combined all of the major functions of side-cutting pliers into one tool—the 9-in. Journeyman high-leverage side-cutting pliers with wire stripper/crimper.
December 13, 2016 - Panasonic has upgraded its Toughpad FZ-G1 rugged 10.1-in. tablet, now featuring a 6th generation IntelCore i5-6300U vPro processor along with the latest Microsoft Windows 10 Pro platform.
December 1, 2016 - Southwire says its new Qwikjax reel stand helps “increase efficiency and safety in transportation as well as setup and payoff of wire reels”.
November 29, 2016 - The new “Allrounder” pocket-stripping tool by Jokari fits into a pocket—it has no protruding edges or blades, the company says—and is used for stripping and dismantling round and flat cables, single conductor or multi-conductor, solid or stranded.  
November 28, 2016 - Milwaukee Tool’s new 2016 Torpedo levels include the 10-in. die cast block and compact billet, which feature rare earth magnets delivering “over two times the magnetic strength of industry competitors”, according to the company.
November 28, 2016 - Ridgid says it is taking its RE 6 electrical tool to the next level—it is now available with the new Swiv-L-Punch knockout punch head, which will “not only make accessing tight spaces easier, but also increase efficiency and time-saving capabilities.”
November 24, 2016 - Gray Tools Canada Inc. (Brampton, Ont.) has acquired a new vertical machining centre (VMC)—essentially a computer-controlled mill—to take its manufacturing up a notch and the recent commissioning of the equipment was the final step in a nearly 18-month process.
November 22, 2016 - Festool Canada’s newest lighting solution is the SysLite duo work light (769967), with 8000 lumens over 180° and with a colour temperature of 5000K.
November 15, 2016 - Greenlee Textron says its line of next generation battery-powered, Bluetooth-enabled hydraulic tools includes “real-time communication technology, improved ergonomics and a longer battery life supplied by an enhanced Makita platform”.
November 14, 2016 - Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, has released the new Revolution series T-1608 bullwheel tensioner.
November 2, 2016 - Milwaukee Tool has added a Shockwave conduit reaming bit holder (model number 48-32-2350) to its lineup of electrical accessory solutions.
November 2, 2016 - Walter Surface Technologies has launched its next generation of corded grinders, featuring eight redesigned and one new power tool, the Pro 5.  
October 28, 2016 - Dymo’s XTL 300 and XTL 500 labellers now feature “lifelike” on-screen print previews, which show “exactly how labels will look when applied to cables, pipes, panels and more,” the company says.

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