Tools and Equipment
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.
October 27, 2016 - Bosch Tools says its “Impact Tough” titanium drill bits provide 2x the life versus standard impact drill bits and drill through everything from hardwood to heavy-gauge carbon steel.
October 24, 2016 - Milwaukee Tool is expanding their layout and measurement offering with open-reel and closed-reel long tapes.  
October 19, 2016 - Greenlee Textron is calling its micro cable cutters and micro bolt cutters a “smart upgrade from manual tools” as they are “ergonomically designed to reduce injuries from extended use of manual hand tools, while improving the cutting and crimping process for copper cable, fine stranded copper cable, bolts, and basket-style cable tray”.
October 18, 2016 - Dewalt has released the 1800W "portable power station" (DCB1800) and "fast charger" (DCB118).
October 18, 2016 - Brady’s new “ultra-durable” black polyester labels (B-8117) achieve the black colour through the adhesive layer rather than the topcoat, which results in “more robust colour permanence”, according to the company.

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