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The revolutionary tool with traditional Crescent ® brand quality… It’s like 38 sockets and more in a single tool! When a task requires many turns of a fastener, the R2 RapidRench ratcheting feature makes the job quick and easy. 2 The unique jaw of the R RapidRench makes it one of the most versatile tools ever, since it works with so many types of fasteners. The R2 RapidRench™ works on square bolts, hex bolts, Jbolts, hook eyes, wing nuts, thumb screws, and many, many more! The R2 RapidRench™ adjustable ratcheting socket wrench is a revolutionary new tool with literally thousands of uses around the home and shop. With its 1/4" to 7/8" jaw capacity, it replaces 38 of the most popular socket sizes and works on many different types of fasteners. It’s perfect for typical “around the house” projects like working on a lawnmower or a bicycle. And since the R2 RapidRench is infinitely adjustable, it works equally well on both SAE and metric fasteners. Never before has there been a tool quite as amazing as the R2 RapidRench™ adjustable ratcheting socket wrench. By combining the versatility of a standard adjustable wrench with the speed of a ratcheting socket set, the R2 RapidRench has capabilities beyond anything previously available. Add the power of the famous Crescent® brand, and you have an innovative new product that’s sure to be a consumer favorite. The R2 RapidRench™ adjustable ratcheting socket wrench comes in a durable clamshell package that hangs or stands, depending on retailers’ preference. Its unique “TRY ME” design gives customers a real handson experience, allowing them to test the grip, open, close, and rotate the jaws, and flip the reversing switch, while at the same time providing the security that retailers demand Apex Tool Group was formed in July 2010 as a joint venture combining two premier tool manufacturers: Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools. Together, the two businesses will offer industrial, commercial, and doit-yourself customers an unparalleled selection of over 30 leading brands, including Crescent, GearWrench, Armstrong, and Weller. Guided by a strong team of seasoned industry executives, the new company is dedicated to providing its customers with outstanding products, timely delivery, and customer service that is second to none. Apex Tool Group is committed to product innovation driven by listening to our customers and to continuous improvement in everything we do.

For further information please contact: Apex Tool Group, LLC. 14600 York Rd. Suite A Sparks, MD 21152 United StatesTelephone: 800-688-8949 Fax Number: 800-234-0472 www.apextoolgroup.com/

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The world premiere iTorque – The intelligent torque screwdriver Intelligent, innovative and individual: These qualities define the iTorque from Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH. With this world first, the long-established family company located in Schonach, Germany, has proven that it has secured a place among the leading tool specialists. This is due to the fact that the sophisticated mechatronics, high level of operating comfort and precise release accuracy which the iTorque unites in just one torque screwdriver are unique. i as in intelligent Its sophisticated mechatronics make the iTorque an intelligent partner. The release accuracy (±6 %) provides high precision and simple handling. A further highlight is the intelligently integrated counter which records all applications and shows their actual number. In conjunction with the specially adjustable alarm function, testing equipment monitoring is now easier and more individual than ever before. In practice this means that the calibration interval for each iTorque is user-specific, applicationspecific and matched to an ideal number of applications. i as in innovative The iTorque can be operated incredibly simply and efficiently: the required value on the display is set quickly with the setting wheel at the handle end, completely without additional tools. The digital display impresses with its clarity. No more reading errors, but simple, individual setting options. Especially practical: With a short click the various units can be switched over according to needs (e.g. Nm ↔ in.lb)

i as in individual In addition to its ingenious function, there is a focus on the iTorque's individuality. Thanks to Wiha Service, each iTorque is turned into a unique individual piece. Customers can make each iTorque their own individual tool with permanent lasering of personal customer information, e.g. a company logo. Is it time to recalibrate? Wiha Service offers fast reliable support for that, too. The particular advantage: Recalibrating the iTorque maximizes its service life.

The convenient equipment of the Wiha iTorque is typically professional. The high quality plastic metal compound handle and ideally distributed soft zones ensure that the iTorque fits the hand comfortably and safely.

For more quality and safety The iTorque sets new standards in many ways. The innovative mechatronics open up new possibilities for operation and application. The user can also depend on the typically high level of convenience and precision of the Wiha premium tools. Summary: The new iTorque will soon become indispensable.

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For further information please contact: Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH Obertalstraße 3 - 7 78136 Schonach, Germany Tel +49/7722-9590 Fax +49/7722-959 155 info@wiha.de www.wiha.de

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A solution that uses its head Wiha ProStar Stubby L-key convinces with maximum access and finger-saving work

Compared to standard L-keys, the Wiha Stubby L-key is equipped with a narrower bend radius, which results in a considerable reduction of the key height on the shortened side. “Of course, the new Stubby key still has an optimum penetration depth in the screws,” reports Hilbert. “The functional surface has not been shortened.” The advantage to the operator: An expansion of the range of application by up to 15 percent compared to other shortened L-keys : even the tightest screw areas can be reached comfortably with the Wiha key.

It is indisputable that Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH is one the leading manufacturers of innovative tools. With the Wiha ProStar Stubby L-key, the company is rolling out a new tool designed for use with hard-to-reach screwed connections in tight working spaces.

The aligned ball end geometry enables fastening at an angle of up to 25°. In order to be equipped for many ranges of application, Wiha offers the ProStar Stubby in nine different sizes. All L-keys are made of high-quality chrome-vanadium steel, are through-hardened and chrome-plated.

The advantages for the operator: The key geometry developed by Wiha offers maximum access and an ‘increase in hand working space of more than 30 percent. Also, with the practical sliding function of the Wiha ProStar holder, the L-keys can be removed quickly and simply with just one hand.

Maximum comfort and simple removal – The ProStar holder The new L-keys are delivered in the Wiha ProStar holder, which has proven itself a thousand times over. For years, operators have valued its compact format and clever opening mechanism which can be activated with one hand. Using a sliding function, all L-keys are ready for convenient removal without having the complication of moving the individual keys. An additional valued advantage is the impact resistant and cadmium-free plastic which guarantees a long service life. The color system provides a better overview of the three configuration varieties: red stands for a set of nine metric sizes, yellow for 13 inch diameters and green for 13 TORX® keys.

Over 30% more working space – that spares fingers and knuckles “Significantly reducing the risk of injury to knuckles and fingertips was the goal of the development,” explains Christian Hilbert, Product Manager at Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH. "Finding the optimum key geometry was a further challenge. We were looking for a solution for maximum power transmission, especially in very tight working spaces.” Both objectives were achieved by changing the bending angle from 90° to 95°. The result: an increase of the hand working space. Tests have shown that angles larger than 95° are a significant detriment to accessibility. “Access was the most important factor for operators, and for this reason, we purposefully chose this angle.”

For further information please contact: Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH Obertalstraße 3-7 78136 Schonach Phone: +49 7722 959-0 Fax: +49 7722 959-160 Internet: www.wiha.com E-mail: info@wiha.com

Expansion of the range of application of up to 15% Especially in machine engineering and maintenance, hardto-reach, low-lying fastening elements are a part of the daily routine. Often, several millimeters are decisive in whether a fastening can be reached ‘comfortably’ or only with timeconsuming, cumbersome work.

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INSIDER Tools The 3 models in the Insider range can be used for a wide range of tasks. 3The PB Swiss Tools Insiders with integrated bit magazine are particularly suited to assembly work and leisure activities. You will have the right bit in the magnetic holder in seconds, guaranteeing work is safe and simple.

There is always space for the pocket tool Insider 1 with its short bit holder - the ideal tool when you're on the move. Insider 1 with its long blade is the most popular universal tool for the workshop, the studio and in the home.

The tried and tested multicraft handle guarantees high hand torques. Insider 2 and its universal bit holder for Âź" bits is the ideal compact hand tool for your hobby room or when travelling. Tight and rapid screwing is easy with the Insider 3 and its ratchet module. ToolBox with interchangeable blades The screwdriver set with interchangeable blades in practical ToolBox: clearly arranged and compact storage. Simple handling is guaranteed: the box can be operated with one hand. Magnetic bit holders and universal bits for all applications are clearly arranged in this practical plastic box. It is a compact storage option for 80-90 PB Swiss Tools C6 PrecisionBits.

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The PB Swiss Tools BitBlock is handy and practical: the bits can be pressed in sideways effortlessly and popped out again. Room for 10 PrecisionBits C6�/�E6. In the PB Swiss Tools BitCase the BitBlocks can be arranged for carrying. You can fasten the BitCase to your belt and use it with one hand. The PB Swiss Tools BitBox is the practical storage box and the modular classification system for holding up to 5 BitBlocks with 10 PrecisionBits.

Modular ratchet range The PB Swiss Tools ratchets are extremely versatile and are the ideal tool for the quick tightening and loosening of screws. They can be used and switched one-handed. All PB 225 interchangeable blades and the PrecisionBits C6 can be used. Functional Principle Efficient function thanks to switch ratchet. Thanks to the three-stage mechanism with small rotation angle (15/24 teeth) screws can be twisted in and out comfortably. The mechanism can be used with one hand. CLASSIC WITH COLOUR CODING New: we now offer the most popular sizes of slotted and Phillips screwdrivers with the Classic handle with borehole at the end and six inserts in black, green, blue, yellow, grey and purple. These inserts allow you to personalize screwdrivers, either by staff or department. This colour coding protects your property!

PB Swiss Tools - since 1878, operating as a family business. Today, our products are still entirely developed and produced in Switzerland with sustainability in mind. This results in hand tools of unsurpassed precision, toughness and flexibility. Excellent tools for high-standard work. PB Swiss Tools also fulfills individual customer wishes for special tools. Ask about our novelties and observe the serial numbers for an unlimited time guarantee for your tools. 160 competent employees commit themselves daily for the PB Swiss Tools assortment. They stand for the 100% vertical integration in Switzerland and guarantee quality, permanent innovation and long term customer relationships. PB Swiss Tools fulfills the expectations of international customers. They appreciate the commitment for sustainable development by PB Swiss Tools as a Swiss family company. Individually assorted sets and customer-specific tools

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In small series and according to your specifications and wishes, we produce hand tools for your production-specific applications. We would be happy to put together for you the suitable tool set for service and assembly work. In a roll-up case, in a tool box (PB 268, PB 268 TC, P. 258/259) or according to your specifications. For further information please contact: PB Swiss Tools P.O. Box 182 3457 Wasen/Bern Switzerland Tel +41/34-437 7171 Fax +41/34-437 7190 info@pbswisstools.com www.pbswisstools.com

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Extremely robust bit ratchet The new bit ratchet in a Kraftform design represents a particularly compact special solution that rounds off the range of ratchets made by the tool specialist. The new tool was developed for working environments where cramped conditions make the use of manual or power screwdrivers impossible. This Wera innovation represents a practical solution to a number of applications, including trade and industry and other specialist areas, such as medical technology, precision engineering, bicycle/motorbike technology and vehicle or furniture assembly. The Wera bit ratchet is designed for easy, flexible fastening using 1/4" bits and sockets. It is not only very compact but also extraordinarily robust. Forged from solid steel, the tool is able to transfer 65 Nm of torque, which according to the manufacturer is an extremely high value. The tool can also be used with Wera’s Rapidaptor bit holder, which functions as an extension with a free-spinning sleeve for better guidance. The Wera bit ratchet has a fine tooth mechanism with 60 teeth resulting in a small return angle of only 6°. The forward and reverse switch has been designed so that it can also be operated with greasy hands. The Wera bit ratchet achieves high working speeds, not least thanks to its thumb wheel, which can be used to fasten or loosen screws.

This feature greatly accelerates the fastening process because the handle has to be used only for the last few turns. The new Wera bit ratchet has a matt chrome surface that offers special corrosion protection and provides high wear resistance. Ergonomics and product design had to meet exacting requirements during the development. As a result, the tool also shares Wera’s unique Kraftform design. The Wera bit ratchet is sold individually or as part of a set. The set includes a 31-piece Bit-Check with a bit ratchet and an adaptor for 1/4" sockets. For further information please contact: Wera - Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG Korzerter Straße 21-25 42349 Wuppertal Germany Tel +49/202-404 5311 Fax +49/202-403 634 info@wera.de www.wera.de

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Precision and safety guaranteed

For over 20 years, Stahlwille, the renowned tool manufacturer based in Wuppertal, Germany, has been supplying the international aerospace industry with handtools. Its customers number not only world-class manufacturers but also numerous maintenance and repair businesses. In 1995, the company was awarded the Flight Aerospace Industry Award. The reason is that, with its Tool Control System (TCS), it makes a considerable contribution to air safety. And that has not changed to this day. With its general tightening tools and specifically its torque wrenches, including the corresponding testers, Stahlwille is one of the aerospace industry's Grade A suppliers. Indeed, Stahlwille supplies the equipment for almost every aspect of final assembly. In the fields of torque wrenches and the corresponding testers, too, Stahlwille is head and shoulders above the rest of the field. Back in 1997, the company was granted calibrating laboratory status by the German PTB (Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt) for mechanical measuring quantities in accordance with DIN EN 45001 in the field of torque. In this respect, the electronic wrenches and testers are particularly worthy of note. With their highly accurate measuring results and electronically controlled triggers, they meet the most demanding needs of the aerospace industry.

The highest levels of precision and safety standards are a crucial aspect of the work carried out by workshops specialising in the maintenance and overhaul of aeroplanes. This manufacturer has created a particularly high-performance generation of tools featuring High Performance Quality (HPQ) and spline drive tools for maintenance and engine overhaul. These are in use with many airline companies and the manufacturers of aeroplanes and jet engines, such as CFM, GE, Rolls Royce and SNECMA. In addition, Stahlwille's standard profiles have been equipped with the AS-Drive for many years to protect the corners of the heads on nuts and bolts. This means that these tools meet international standards, which is a basic precondition for being acknowledged internationally in this market. Just a few examples -

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Stahlwille torque wrenches have unique serial numbers and each one is supplied with a works calibration certificate to document the tool's accuracy. This testing process complies with the internationally applicable DIN EN 6789 standard. For further information please contact: STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH + Co. KG Lindenallee 27 42349 Wuppertal Germany Tel +49/202-4791-0 Fax +49/202-479 1200 info@stahlwille.de www.stahlwille.de

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Do not only trust your torque - real angle control is better. Why measuring the torque angle? In order to reach the optimal tension a nut and a bolt have to be tightened not only with the right torque but also with a specified torque angle. The torque only indicates the power with which a bolt is tightened. However, it says nothing about the real pre-tensioning force between the bolted workpieces. If the pre-tensioning force is too low a bolted joint can become loose. If the pre-tensioning force is too high it can cause the bolt to break. The optimal pretensioning force is thus only reached by measuring torque and torque angle. MATADOR PRO and PRO PLUS. Although the advantages of angle-controlled tightening clearly prevail not all users need the additional safety function of measuring the torque angel. Thus MATADOR offers the PRO models as digital torque wrenches with two basic configurations: The PRO version is the classic indicating, digital torque wrench, either calibrated to ±2% or to ±1% tolerance from the set scale value. The PRO PLUS models are additionally equipped with the torque angle measuring function.

Documented control thanks to data storage. A major reason for the use of digital torque wrenches is the possibility to store the measured tightening values. With the help of an internal memory with up to 900 memory positions for 30 individual configurations the MATADOR PRO and PRO PLUS wrenches can store numerous tightening cycles. The data can be transferred to a computer via interface which allows many statistical evaluations (with optional computer kit). Simply connect the wrench with your computer after work, transfer all stored data, save them, ready. Displaying torque and torque angle. In case of so-called „Category A fastenings“ (as per VDI guideline 2862) industry and automobile manufacturers specify the torque and the angle with which a bolted joint has to be tightened. Only if torque and angle reach the pre-adjusted value the screw connection is really safe. When the target values are reached the wrench clearly signalizes this by a green LED signal and an additional sound. Depending on the set mode the values can be monitored continuously in the track mode or in peak mode.

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Measures the screw connection, not your power. The measuring of the torque angle within the MATADOR PRO PLUS model is made by means of an electronic gyro scope. Contrary to mechanical torque angle indicators there is no need for an additional holder for the fixed point. It is thus very easy to apply the torque angle-controlled tightening method correctly. Both values, i.e. torque and torque angle, are shown clearly on the MATADOR PRO PLUS display which is equipped with backlight. High reliabality and long durability. MATADOR digital torque wrenches are very reliable. They are made of precision parts that are optimally matched to each other. Especially the display works very reliably and is designed for the demanding every day work in industry and workshops. Nevertheless, digital torque wrenches are precision measuring instruments that should only be stored in their plastic case with soft foam inlay after work. In case of service MATADOR torque wrenches are maintained, calibrated and adjusted according to DIN EN ISO 6789 within 5 working days after receipt in stock, including factory calibration certificate and test badge.

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Quick and easy setting without accessories. All settings can be made quickly and easily directly at the torque wrench itself with the help of the 4 function keys. By means of a well-arranged menu the wrench can be programmed without the help of a computer. Exactly where it is needed: at your workplace. Optional measuring of breakaway torque. With the help of an optional software that can be integrated into the wrench, MATADOR PRO PLUS is also suited for measuring the breakaway torque, prevailing torque and end torque of a tightening curve. With this various analyses and documentations especially for the control of existing joints can be made. We would be pleased to send you further information on request. For further information please contact: MATADOR GmbH & Co. KG P.O. Box 15 01 09 42828 Remscheid, Germany Tel.:+49/2191-9743-0 Fax:+49/2191-9743-44 info@matador.de www.matador,de

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Precision Adjustable Torque Screwdriver NEW FROM BONDHUS - a unique line of FELO brand adjustable torque limiting screwdrivers. You simply set the torque level at the top of handle, then screwdriver releases when the preset torque level is reached! Mechanical and audible signals indicate the desired torque level has been achieved. Three models cover a torque range from 5.3 inch pounds to 47.8 inch pounds. The handle only limits torque when the rotated fastener is being inserted. Full torque (no limiting) is available when removing fastener. FELO is a world leader in the development and manufacture of a broad range of high quality screwdrivers and tool bits. For further information please contact: Felo-Werkzeugfabrik Holland-Letz GmbH Emil-Rössler-Str. 59 35279 Neustadt Germany Tel +49/6692-88-0 Fax +49/6692-88-99 info@felo.com www.felo.com

A Revolutionary Screwdriver

The patented Ergonic is the first screwdriver handle that truly conforms to the user’s hand, virtually eliminating pressure points. This increases comfort while significantly increasing torque transmission capability. Each screwdriver blade is machined to exacting German standards, and the result is a screwdriver that delivers fantastic performance and lasts virtually forever. A wide selection of screwdrivers are available in standard and insulated versions. For further information please contact: Felo-Werkzeugfabrik Holland-Letz GmbH Emil-Rössler-Str. 59 35279 Neustadt Germany Tel +49/6692-88-0 Fax +49/6692-88-99 info@felo.com www.felo.com

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New R.E.D.™ Product Line Featuring Substantially Enhanced Reliability, Ergonomics and Durability Arrow Fastener Company, LLC, the product line leader in manual and electronic staple and nail guns for the building trade professional and doit-yourself markets, announced today the introduction of its new product line called R.E.D.™ to signify its key features which are, “Reliable. Ergonomic. Durable.” The new R.E.D.™ product line includes a major evolution of the company’s T50® heavy duty staple gun, the world’s best selling staple gun, which will now also be available as the T50 R.E.D.™ staple gun, arriving in stores in October 2010. The other products in the new R.E.D.™ line include the ET50 R.E.D.™ electric staple gun, the HT50i R.E.D.™ hammer tacker and the EBN320 R.E.D.™ electric brad nail gun. The T50 R.E.D.™ professional manual staple gun and 1” brad nail gun features U.S. patented drive technology that enables the user to set a staple or nail right on virtually any surface. It also offers up to 40 percent more power than selective competitive products on the market, which makes it more versatile on the job site. Professionals and DIYers alike will really appreciate that the T50 R.E.D.™ staple gun is 50 percent easier to squeeze than the T50® staple gun, which results in much less fatigue so you can keep working longer. It’s also the only manual tacker capable of firing a 1” brad nail. The T50 R.E.D.™ staple gun complements the classic T50® staple gun, which will remain available in stores nationwide. “We’re very excited about the new R.E.D.™ product line which is a big step forward in product design for the staple and nail gun category,” said Gary DuBoff, president of Arrow Fastener. “It’s also a very professional looking product line with a sleek, black and red design, which should help it jump off store shelves when our customers get a look at it.”

“The market research and R&D effort that we have put into the R.E.D.™ product line is a very important milestone in our journey to revolutionize the stapler and nailer category,” said DuBoff. “We’ve also made substantial investments in implementing Lean manufacturing principles to improve our productivity and ensure our ability to continue producing quality, innovative products for years to come.” The R.E.D.™ product line is the culmination of 18 months of work. “We started by interviewing 1,000 professional contractors to find out how to improve on our industryleading products, and make them even more valuable

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on the job site than they are today,” said Bill Newman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Arrow Fastener. “The rest of the process required the Arrow innovation team to kick in to gear and come up with product designs that borrow from trends in other industries, while delivering superior performance to anything we’ve ever built before. It has been an amazing journey,” said Newman. Professional Manual Staple and Nail Gun The T50 R.E.D™ is the only manual tacker capable of firing a 1” brad nail. It features U.S. Patented Drive Technology that enables the user to set a staple or nail right on virtually any surface. It also offers up to 40 percent more power than select competitive products on the market, which makes it more versatile on the job site. Professionals and DIYers alike will really appreciate that the T50 R.E.D.™ staple gun is 50 percent easier to squeeze than the T50® staple gun which results in less fatigue so you can keep working longer. The T 50 R.E.D.™ staple gun complements the classic T50® staple gun which will remain available in stores nationwide. “The T50 R.E.D™ staple gun is easy to use and more versatile and reliable than any staple gun or brad nail gun on the market,” said Gary DuBoff, President of Arrow Fastener. “It’s also a great looking product, with an eye-catching black and red design that we expect customers will really want to bring home to their workshops or out to the jobsite.” The T50 R.E.D™ staple gun also features a high and low power settings that allow you to adjust when working with hard surfaces like melamine, or softer surfaces like an upholstery project in pine. Professionals will also appreciate the quick load magazine that allows them to efficiently re-load when they’re in the middle of a job.

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The HT50i R.E.D.™ Hammer Tacker is the latest tool in Arrow Fastener’s new R.E.D.™ product line, which is an acronym for “Reliable. Ergonomic. Durable. ”The HT50i R.E.D.™ Hammer Tacker arrived in stores in October 2010, bringing professional contractors a more convenient hammer tacker with an easy bottom load system that holds two full strips staples and uses three sizes of T50® staples: 1/4” (6mm), 5/16” (8mm) and 3/8” (10mm). It is tough and lightweight due to its diecast housing and features a balanced weighted head for improved driving power. The jam-resistant mechanism reduces downtime on the job and an ergonomic soft rubber grip enables professionals to work longer with less fatigue and more comfort. “The HT50i R.E.D.™ Hammer Tacker is designed to work when you work, regardless of the jobsite conditions and whether you are replacing a roof or installing insulation, housewrap or flooring,” said Bill Newman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Arrow Fastener. “We built this tool from the ground up to deliver all the features that professionals wanted from a hammer tacker, and we believe they’ll be impressed with the quality and convenience that we’ve added to the HT50i R.E.D.™ Hammer Tacker.”

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Professional Electric Staple Gun Part of Arrow Fastener’s new R.E.D.™ product line, the ET50 R.E.D.™ Electric Staple Gun lives up to its acronym, which stands for, “Reliable. Ergonomic. Durable.” Its reliability comes from its electric firing technology and depth of drive control that enables the user to set staples right on virtually any surface and a precision fastener control that resists jamming. Its durability comes from a high-impact composite plastic housing that resists cracks and a contact safety mechanism that ensures safe operation of the tool. The ET50 R.E.D.™ Electric Staple Gun features an ergonomic soft, rubber grip for maximum comfort and less fatigue and an LED guide light allowing professionals to continue working in a variety of lighting conditions. A bottom-loading staple system allows faster reloads on the job and the flexibility to choose among six sizes of T50® staples: 1/4” (6mm) to 9/16” (14mm). A rotating belt hook makes it easy to carry the ET50 R.E.D.™ Electric Staple Gun and the blowmolded case protects the tool when it’s not in use. “The ET50 R.E.D.™ Electric Staple Gun makes it easy for both professionals and DIYers to set staples right the first time and finish the job quickly without a lot of rework,” said Bill Newman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Arrow Fastener. “This is a great all-around tool that works well for everything from installing housewrap, vapor barrier or insulation to making picture frames or reupholstering furniture.” The ET50 R.E.D.™ Electric Staple Gun arrived in stores in October and will make an ideal holiday gift for the professional or DIYer.

Electric Brad Nail Gun The latest addition to Arrow Fastener’s new R.E.D.™ product line, the EBN320 R.E.D.™ Electric Brad Nail Gun is “Reliable, Ergonomic and Durable” as its name suggests, and much more. Using up to 2” (50mm) 18 gauge Brad Nails, the electric firing technology and depth of drive control enables professionals to set nails right on virtually every surface, improving efficiency and reducing re-work on the jobsite. The precision fastener control resists jams, and an easy jam-clearing mechanism reduces downtime if a misfire occurs, with no tools required. A contact safety mechanism ensures safe operation. The EBN320 R.E.D.™ Electric Brad Nail Gun is available in stores now and is made of durable high-impact composite plastic with an ergonomic soft rubber grip to reduce fatigue and make it comfortable to work with all day long. Its side-load magazine is quick and easy to reload which allows for less downtime. It also features a 10 foot cord, an LED guide light and a rotating belt hook for maximum convenience. “The EBN320 R.E.D.™ electric brad nail gun is ideal for heavy duty jobs and professionals who expect a lot from their tools. It is the perfect punch list tool for every jobsite” said Bill Newman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Arrow Fastener. “Professionals will love this tool for installing flooring, trim and molding with its 2” brad nail capacity, and they’ll also find it handy for everything from general repairs to making picture frames.”

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For further information please contact: Arrow Fastener Co. Inc. 271 Mayhill Street Saddle Brook, NJ 07663, USA Tel +1/201-843 6900 customercare@arrowfastener.com www.arrowfastener.com

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FEEL THE POWER AND PERFORMANCE:

RAPID ALUTEC™

I T ’ S H E R E ! The long wait is over.

Alutec – the revolutionary new range of tackers has arrived. This next generation of tackers is made of an extra light aluminium alloy. Aluminium gives you the best of two worlds – the durability of steel and

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the light weight of plastic – in one and the same product. Alutec tackers are ergonomic, and have a bold modern design. They come in three variants. All of them fire brads and staples. Users can choose between two models for brads and fine

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wire staples, and one model for brads and flat wire staples. The Alutec range is the result of forward-looking development work backed up by decades of experience. In short, it’s a brilliant new range from a world-leading specialist – Rapid.

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Tackers and staples are easy to work with. And they make the job fast and fun.

Keep a glue gun in the kitchen drawer. Ideal for repairs and decorative work. Storage, storage, storage! How can you create space? You’ll soon solve the problem. All it takes is some measuring and cutting, and a tacker or glue gun. Plus your own personal touch, of course.

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creative you! Why not design a welcoming hall in romantic style with graphic black on white, or white on black. You’re bound to have some boxes or simple storage units around that could do with dressing up in some attractive fabric. It’s an easy-peasy job with the right tools. All you need is a glue gun or tacker, a pair of scissors and a tape measure. You’ll find Rapid’s tools in well-stocked DIY and hobby stores. Just ask for Rapid “Fun to Fix”.

You’ll have no trouble finding your favourite tool in the Rapid “Fun to Fix” range.

For clear, easy-to-follow instructions on how to create sensational and great-looking storage solutions, and for other fabulous interior design tips, visit www.isaberg-rapid.com/create. Good luck! I SAB E R G RAPI D AB. B OX 115, S E-33 0 27 H E STRA, SWE D E N. TE L +4 6 (0)370 33 95 00. FAX +4 6 (0)370 33 95 02. WWW.I SAB E R G-RAPI D.COM

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Stanley® Line of Basic Screwdrivers with Elegant Upgrades The new line of color-coded screwdrivers allows professionals and homeowners alike to quickly and easily choose the right tool from their pouch or tool box. “The introduction of new basic screwdrivers represents Stanley’s continued commitment to innovation and extensive field research coming from our customers,” said Bob Scillia, leader of Stanley’s strategic business unit for cutting and clamping products. “Our new screwdrivers provide professionals and homeowners an innovative and comfortable tool for day-to-day driving applications that is easy to locate among other tools.”

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Stanley’s basic screwdrivers are highlighted with a new ergonomic, foursided handle with slip-resistant textured grip that provides greater comfort than traditional handles. The top of each handle is color-coded in red (slotted), blue (Phillips®), or green (Torx®) for easy identification and selection when reaching for the tool while at work. Heat-treated the alloy steel blades hold up to repeated use and demanding applications. In addition, the nickel-plated bars deliver corrosion resistance for longlasting durability and, cold-formed Phillips® tips allow for precise geometry and a perfect fit for fasteners. The screwdrivers come available with standard, cabinet, Phillips®, Torx® and square tip types.

Revolutionary CARBIDE™ Utility Blades Stanley’s revolutionary blade lasts more than five times longer than the competition due to groundbreaking Carbide Blade Technology™. These new CARBIDE utility blades (11-800, 11-800T and 11-800L) are designed to deliver increased blade life, maintain first-cut sharpness and offer snap resistance—three key factors that today’s professionals demand. These breakthrough utility blades provide heavy users the long awaited durability needed to keep cutting through a variety of applications, including roofing, drywall, ceiling tile installation, and other building products that prove challenging for traditional blades. “The introduction of the new Stanley CARBIDE blades represents a strong commitment to innovation that began with extensive field research with professional contractors who rely on our products every day,” said Bob Scillia, leader of Stanley’s Cutting & Clamping Business Unit. “By lasting significantly longer than other blades on the market, we’re confident our new utility blades will meet contractors’ needs and lead to greater productivity on the jobsite.” Stanley’s CARBIDE Utility Blades are uniquely manufactured by way of a patent- pending process that uses high-powered laser technology to deposit tungsten carbide powder onto the edge of every blade. Diamond wheels are then used to grind a sharp finished angle on each CARBIDE blade. This high-speed process creates a durable and longlasting edge while maintaining a flexible steel blade body. For further information please contact: Stanley Tools Product Group 480 Myrtle Street New Britain, CT 06053 USA Tel. 800-262-2161 www.stanleytools.com

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About Stanley Stanley, a brand of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, woodworking, construction and do-it-yourself use. For over 165 years, the trusted Stanley brand has been synonymous with quality, value and reliability. Its well-known hand tool and storage brands include Stanley, FatMax® and FatMax® Xtreme™.

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KING MOUNT ENTERPRISE CO.,LTD. Ratchet Folding & Screwdriver

Two Ways Folding HFH-Z209 HQH-Z008

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Transformers Holder

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HLG-H009 HSG-H009 HLG-H108 HSG-H008

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Manual pliers with up to 1 t pressing power The new patented pliers for HGV tarpaulins, awning materials, sails, bands tensoned tarpaulins and lots more. Simply and safely right there where the eyelet is required – on location during attachment. The Mammoth uses its patented double mechanical advantage to prehole and process eyelets of between 8.5 and 20 mm diameter. Very little strength is required to produce a verticallydirected contact pressure of almost 1 tonne. This means that no eyelets will be losing their form. Despite its power, the Mammoth presses eyelets so sensitively that they retain location precision. This enables you to regulate the pressure exactly to match the material in which the eyelet is to be made. The Mammoth eyelet pliers are supplied complete with a tool adapter for one size. The pliers are compatible thanks to the optional universal adapter – tools and eyelets from across the entire range can be used. The basic pliers are also suitable for many other applications such as stamping, sheet metal folding, sheet metal perforation etc. thanks to their unique mechanical advantage. The company’s engineering department would be happy to produce any tools you require.

For further information please contact: Bollmann GmbH Werkzeugfabrik Klausener Str. 9 42899 Remscheid, Germany Tel +49/2191-561 14-0 Fax +49/2191-561 14-29 info@bollmanngrip.de www.bollmanngrip.de

Bollmann is a specialist in creating products for you with individual characteristics, such as colours or packaging, according to your specifications. From a certain minimum order you will get a product “Made by Bollmann” just for you.

"SMART" TOOL FOR ELECTRICAL APPLICATIONS A complete line of "E-Smart" tools for use with electrical equipment. The screwdriver blades are expertly machined from the finest European Chrome/ Molyb-denum/ Vanadium steel and heat treated to the highest possible hardness levels to give tool users a lifetime of precision service. Each tool is individually tested to 10,000 volts to assure the integrity of the insulation. Tool can be used singly as a precision screwdriver, or can be used as a full-sized screwdriver when locked into the supplied handle. FELO is a world leader in the development and manufacture of tools with interchangeable blades. In the States. these exciting FELO products can be ordered and shipped same day from stock at Bondhus Corporation. For further information please contact: Felo-Werkzeugfabrik Holland-Letz GmbH Emil-Roessler-Str. 59 35279 Neustadt, Germany Tel +49/6692-88-0 Fax +49/6692-88-99 info@felo.com www.felo.com

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10-in-1 Folding Screwdriver The patented new 10Fold™ Screwdriver is a compact version of Klein’s popular 10-in-1 in a convenient fold up style. It features two folding driver arms containing four doublesided, interchangeable bits with two nut drivers allowing you to drive up to 10 different fasteners with one versatile tool. Extend either driver arm up to a full 180° and lock securely in place to become a handy straight blade screw-driver.

The tanto knife blade is most recognized for its distinct shape and Japanese style swordlike appearance. The tapered, thick point resists cracking or breaking. The dual angled design features a short edge at the tip for precision cutting of soft materials and a long, super-sharp edge for slicing through tough materials.

Lockback Knives — Its centered edge construction allows for straight and balanced cutting, and is made from exceptionally hard AUS 8 stainless steel. The tanto knife by Klein Tools combines the best of traditional knife design with high quality, modern day toolmaking

Special features are; • Tanto blade is 8 stainless-steel hardened to 58-59 Rc. • Black chrome blade and black anodized-aluminum handle for corrosion resistance. • Premium quality blade offers superior edge holding. • Reversible thumb stud provides easy, one-handed opening.

High-Leverage Side-Cutting Pliers The Journeyman J2000 side-cutting pliers with multiple design features to the JourneymanTM line, which already includes pliers, cutters and other hand tools. The new J2000-9NECRTP pliers include a built-in crimper for use on non-insulated connectors, lugs and terminals, and a built-in channel that pulls steel fish tape without damaging the tape. These multi-tasking pliers, with heavy duty cutting knives, cut ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire. As the latest addition to the innovative, high-quality Journeyman line, the new side-cutting pliers feature contoured, cushioned handles. The handles are made using a state-of-the-art, dual material molding process that allows for a softer, more comfortable firm grip on the outer surface. The inner surface and handle ends have a harder, more durable grip, providing toughness and durability. The Journeyman line features hot-riveted joints for smooth action, induction-hardened cutting knives for long life and custom, U.S.-made tool steel.

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The company A leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational protective equipment, Klein Tools’ product line has grown to include virtually every major type of hand tool used in the electrical and telecommunications markets, as well as for aviation, construction, electronics, mining and general industry. Since 1857, Klein Tools has been uniquely committed to providing only the finest professional-grade equipment. To this day, Klein Tools is owned and managed by members of the Klein family. Klein products are available worldwide through a well-established network of authorized agents and distributors who serve the professional tradesman. For further information please contact: Klein Tools, Inc. 450 Bond Street Lincolnshire, IL 60069-1418, USA Tel +1/847-821 5500 Fax +1/847-478 0625 marketing@kleintools.com www.kleintools.com

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Partnership for success

Stahlwille tools for Formula Student racing cars Over 30 German Formula Student racing teams regularly use Stahlwille tools in their workshops and by the racetrack. Stahlwille, the German tool specialist based in Wuppertal, has fitted them out with complete workshop installations, often supplemented with matching overalls. All the teams are subject to annual budget restrictions and this budget includes both financial donations, tangible donations and technical aids and assistance. When putting their projects into practice, the teams rely on the assistance afforded them by external enterprises. As a supplier to the automotive sector, Stahlwille has decided to provide targeted sponsoring to promote young drivers and thus the development of future racing cars. Team Leader, Sebastian Hoppe of RWTH Aachen, confirmed how crucial reliable tools are for the design and construction of these racing cars: "We have been working with Stahlwille tools since 2001 and like them because of their high quality. They have proved their worth time and again in the tough reality of racing and testing. For tightening the wheel bolts we use the mechanical torque wrench 730N for

Handtools by Stahlwille are reliable at all times, even in tough day-to-day racing and testing environments

measuring range 40 – 200 Nm. And if we have any questions about specialpurpose tools, we just contact the manufacturer. Background: After the "Formula Student" design competition had become firmly established at universities at an international level, VDI, the German Engineering Association, set up the "Formula Student Germany" in 2006. The objective of the contest was and still is the construction of a singleseater formula-standard racing car. In Germany, racing teams from around the world meet once a year at the Hockenheimring to test their respective strengths. In addition, there are competitions throughout the year worldwide in the field of Formula Student races. In all the races, an internationally selected jury assesses the prototypes according to their speed, design, financial planning, technical feasibility, appearance and marketing chances.

Reliable bolt tightening with Stahlwille torque wrenches

For further information please contact: STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH + Co. KG Lindenallee 27 42349 Wuppertal,Germany Tel +49/202-4791-0 Fax +49/202-479 1200 info@stahlwille.de www.stahlwille.de

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FastRatch 240” – the ratchet wrench that fits hex screws, nuts and union nuts like a glove Having difficulty accessing screws in hard-to-reach places – sometimes even without being able to see them? Need to remove low-profile union nuts closely grouped together on pipe flanges without constantly having to remove and refit the tool? These are situations that every practically orientated tradesman thoroughly dislikes, and up to now there has not been a suitable tool available. In the past, this has often led to hand injuries when the spanner slipped off the head of the screw and to inadequately tightened joints. STAHLWILLE has now developed a combined solution with its ratchet wrench. "FastRatch 240" (registered design) centres itself on the screw head like a ring spanner, can be fitted to the screw head from the side like an open-jaw spanner and has a built-in ratchet. Whenever union nuts on pipe flanges are to be tightened or loosened, the new tool really comes into its own. Thanks to the jointed handles with their integrated thumb-controlled opener, the wrench is easy to apply from the side by sliding it over the nut. When activated, this mechanism locks in the closed position and if the wrench is then turned in the opposite direction against the ratchet, it opens automatically so the tradesman does not have to remove the tool from the head of the screw or nut, and it re-centres itself again thanks to the ringshaped head and the locking spring. To loosen screws or nuts, simply turn the tool over. The arrow on each side shows the direction in which to apply the tool. Conclusion: Tightening and loosening screws and nuts on pipes is now far quicker and easier thanks to the ratchet effect. This newly designed tool will also take a firm grip on hidden screw heads and closes reliably around the head when pressure is applied in the right direction as a result of its geometrical shape and the integrated locking spring. Even where there is only a poor or no line of sight to the screw, the tradesman can be sure the ratchet wrench will do its job properly. As soon as force is applied in the correct direction to the handle, the self-grip function ensures that the tool grips the screw ever more firmly. Conclusion: No slipping off, no injuries and no stripped tools. Since the design and construction of the tool is able to compensate to a certain extent for slight tolerances in the screw head sizes, all the wrenches in the 240 series are equally effective on both the metric and the corresponding imperial screw sizes, in accordance with DIN 475 T1, ANSI B18.2.1 and B18.2.2, without forfeiting any functionality. Example: metric size 14 and 9/16". Conclusion: Fewer tools required and lower costs.

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Thanks to the material used, the tools are remarkably slim and flat around the head, without jeopardising their strength or rigidity. This is a great benefit in hard-to-reach places. In addition, this stainless, hardened and tempered steel allows it to be used in food processing and medical environments. STAHLWILLE produce 10 sizes of the new ratchet wrench from 5 3 metric sizes 8 to 19 mm and /16 to /4 inch and also offers a tool set covering the most popular sizes.

For further information please contact: STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH + Co. KG Lindenallee 27 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-4791-0 Fax +49/202-479 1200 info@stahlwille.de www.stahlwille.de

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Limited Edition This professional grade chest and rolling cabinet combination is designed for tough work environments where the sidewall post construction and double heavy duty ball-bearing drawer slides on the full width and tub drawers means that you can load your tool storage with confidence. The 8 drawer top chest and 11 drawer rolling cabinet have deep drawers providing extra storage capacity for the larger tools and equipment (26,536 cubic inches total). The lid offers several great features including an extra large lid stiffener with decal and an angled lid cover to increase the strength and durability in addition to the upgraded gas struts making it easy to open and proudly display. This limited edition box stands out from the other tool boxes in the shop with the unique black and green color combination while sporting the SK decals. It also offers the easy to open SK Sure Latch drawer system which keeps the drawers securely closed when you want them closed. You’ll need to get yours now as these boxes with numbered ID plates are offered for a limited time only! SK Hand Tool Corporation has expanded its award winning storage line by offering this Limited Edition Commando-Pro Tool Box. Like the other CommandoPro tool boxes, this limited edition box is backed by a 7year manufacturer’s warranty. Drawer Cart The 4 drawer cart has deep drawers with ball-bearing drawer slides providing extra storage capacity for the larger tools and equipment as well as built in external storage locations for screwdrivers or pry bars. The lid offers several great features including an extra large lid stiffener with decal to increase the strength and durability in addition to the upgraded gas struts making it easy to open and proudly display.

This tool cart stands out from the other tool carts in the shop with the unique black and green color combination while sporting the SK decal. It also offers the easy to open SK Sure Latch drawer system which keeps the drawers securely closed when you want them closed during movement. Founded in 1921, SK Hand Tool Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional tools for automotive assembly and maintenance applications; industrial assembly, production, maintenance applications; as well as construction and trade applications. SK’s major product lines include sockets, ratchets, wrenches, impact wrenches, air ratchets, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, chisels and storage chests. For further information please contact: SK Hand Tool Corporation 9500 W. 55th Street, Suite B McCook, IL 60525 USA Tel +1/708-485 4574 Fax +1/708-485 7440 info@skhandtool.com www.skhandtool.com

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Festool stands for "Made in Germany" Is it possible for a company, despite increasing and apparently more attractive low-wage countries, to maintain its location in Germany? Does "Made in Germany" still have significance and does it still bring the customer advantages? With the right concept yes, is the clear answer from Festool, who carries the "Made in Germany" sign as a symbol of quality, innovation, competence and professionalism from Wendlingen to over 67 countries. When something should be good then it's best done yourself Since 1925 tools from Festool (previously Festo) have been best known for their application in trade work. The company is known, in particular, for manufacturing high-quality electric power tools and also offering customers well-thought and perfectly employees it is not strict enough in many cases. "Because", according to the Festool Quality Manager, "when it comes to accuracy, for us there are no compromises as we know no tolerance". Also "Made in Germany" plays a decisive role here. Key word "99 ppm = 99 parts per million", a specification which demands output with 99.99 % perfect parts, also from the suppliers. This is only achievable if all processes and requirements are coordinated over and over again in close dialogue with all participating partners and a common understanding of the required quality prevails. Accordingly, for Gerhard Grebing the quality "Made in Germany“ is not a definition carved in stone but every day something new must be

coordinated system solutions. Since then the portfolio has continuously grown, several innovations have been developed and patents registered, but the philosophy still remains which has been proven to date: "When something should be really good then it's best done yourself". For this reason Festool manufactures its tools and the most important components itself – in close cooperation with local suppliers and in their own production site in Neidlingen, only 20 kilometers from the head office in Wendlingen. And whoever enters the halls immediately feels the special spirit, the passion, the identity of the employees with the products manufactured by them. Here one produces no normal electric power tools, here one doesn't simply mount a circular saw - no, here one is willing in each phase to construct a real Festool. A tool even that meets the toughest demands in terms of processing, service life and design. Only living quality can ultimately be experienced The quality idea has different facets at Festool. On the one hand, it is purely figures and norms and standards. For example, DIN EN ISO 9001, which specifies the quality management guideline. This is binding for more than 6,000 different components and parts. Starting with the right design of the drive, the precision of the ball bearing used to the programing of the complex electronic elements. Already a very strict regulation in itself, but for Gerhard Grebing and his 25

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learned. "If we consistently maintain this direction", according to Grebing, "then all our efforts can also be experienced by the customers. Whether it is through significantly higher true-runs, less maintenance and repair costs and not forgetting less reworking and thus connected with this increased added value with each object. Design – Quality in its most beautiful form Design awards are one aspect. And these are presented to Festool almost at regular intervals, most recently the brand new jigsaw CARVEX PSC 400 was awarded the iF Design Award in Gold. But considering this more precisely, design for Festool is not an end in itself, but another important component in transporting the quality mark "Made in Germany" outside of Germany in a formal and functional manner. Put simply, only well-designed products can be designed in such great design offices. So for a really good design it needs then that little bit extra. Namely the construction sites and workshops of the tradesmen themselves. For this reason, Festool includes its potential target groups in the development process right from the beginning. The feel of the materials used, the grip quality, the weight and its distribution, the intuitive operation of the function switch, etc. are all factors that are constantly tested, scanned and applied to the design. A long and intensive process, but it's worth it! Because this results in sanders, cordless drills and jigsaws, which are easy to operate, fit ergonomically in the hand and facilitate the work of later users. "Made in Germany" – quality products with a longer service life It is no longer rare that tools are often still in operation after 30 years. It is no coincidence because right from the start of development work there is confirmation that the tool is designed for minimum wear, long service life and ruggedness. In order to realise the required technical properties of products, so-called finite element calculations and simulation tools, for example, optimize the design of components; infrared tool holders show the heat development of the machines and using high-speed holders motion processes can be studied in detail. Even if the product seems almost ready, we at Festool are not yet satisfied, because the product must also still undergo and pass extensive preliminary durability tests until it meets the quality standards required by Festool. This includes, for example, the dust chamber, in which a so-called Arizona dust, a particularly aggressive dust type, is raised for hours (see image). If the tool does not last then the fault point is identified and corrected. Or the so-called "shaker" with which the durability of the components is tested. The ruggedness is illustrated by the fact that even after tools are dropped, they continue to function and are ready to be used. Tools are tested for ruggedness by the development department, which performs drop tests from different heights. Festool also invests a great deal of time and expertise in the research and development of abrasives. For

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example with a sanding robot, which provides practical measurement results for wear and raw depths. Already chosen for factory of the year several times Festool manufactures its products in the production site in Neidlingen. Approximately 300 employees work there, mostly female, using state-of-the-art production concepts. Also here the following is applicable to Festool: Whoever wants to progress has to be on the ball! And so the production plant does not shy away from comparisons with other, often larger, groups with production plants. In March 2009, for instance, the production plant in Neidlingen received the award "Factory of the Year" for the third time. In 2002 the plant received an award for "Best Assembly System", in 2005 for "Best Production System" and in 2008 the plant received the overall award for the continuity and sustainability of the change process. Factors emphasized by the jury were, in particular, the successful implementation of lean concepts, the consistent philosophy of continuous improvement, as well as the high quality standards. A further decisive advantage of the location of Germany is the close contact and dialogue with local suppliers. This is an advantage for both quality assurance and also the short transport routes and guarantees, at the same time, quick response times. For further information please contact: FESTOOL GmbH Wertstraße 20 73240 Wendlingen a.N. Germany Telefon: +49 (7024) 804 – 0 Telefax: +49 (7024) 804 – 20599 info@tts-festool.com www.festool.com

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The mobile task force. Electricians always need to have “their” diagonal cutters with them. KNIPEX has now designed a new type of installation pliers to ideally complement the diagonal cutter. These pliers feature the basic functions of the four other tools which are essential for electrical installation: snipe nose side-cutting pliers, wire strippers and crimping pliers for end sleeves (ferrules) and cable shears. This four-fold functionality in one pair of pliers is ideal for construction and industrial electricians who often have to travel around from one assignment site to another. The most convincing argument for the new KNIPEX installation pliers is its practice-oriented design. The essential functions that electricians apply every day have been combined in this tool. Stripping, cutting, gripping, deburring and crimping cables. The KNIPEX installation pliers can strip, cut, deburr and widen, grip and crimp end sleeves (ferrules). In cutting cables, they even reach the highest levels in performance, reducing the effort required to neatly cut through copper 35-mm²diameter cables by an amazing 70 %. Locking mechanism protects the cutting edge. The spring assisted installation pliers can be used in two positions: locked or open. If the locking device is activated, the cutting edge is protected and unintentional cutting is prevented. All other work can be done even and especially in confined areas. The cutting function is activated by releasing the lock. To prevent damage to cable sheaths, the tips of the installation pliers are flattened and the gripping surfaces are smooth. Together, the diagonal cutter and installation pliers form a mobile task force for electricians.

Compact and light - Powerful and precise. Cuts finest strands as well as multi-core cables and piano wires. The X-Cut is a multi-talented all-rounder: the box joint diagonal cutter from KNIPEX is compact, light and simultaneously powerful and highly precise. With its wide range of cutting abilities, it offers versatility in industry, trades and crafts. The X-Cut cuts through the finest strands with great precision, has the force required for easy cutting hard piano wire, and features a large jaw opening for multi-stranded cables. When cutting a medium-hard wire (Ø 3 mm) the X-Cut requires about 20 % less force than a conventional diagonal cutter of the same size. Further user-friendly advantages are provided by the box joint design with easy, zero-backlash movement and a slim head shape for easy access even when working in confined areas. This KNIPEX innovation provides professionals from industry, trades and crafts with a generalpurpose diagonal cutter to meet the most varied cutting requirements in a metalworking shop or an electrical workshop. The X-Cut is compact and light but nevertheless heavy duty and sturdy – it is the new all-rounder among the diagonal cutters. The X-Cut is available in polished or chrome plated finish with multi-component handles and also as a insulated version (VDE). For further information please contact: Knipex-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG Oberkamper Str. 13 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-4794-0 Fax +49/202-477 494 info@knipex.de www.knipex.de All Pictures by Knipex

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Knipex TwinForce - High Performance Diagonal Cutter With the TwinForce KNIPEX presents a completely novel high leverage diagonal cutter. With its high degree of stability due to two welded forged-in axles and precision-milled functional surfaces it achieves impressive cutting performance. The patented double-hinged design of the KNIPEX TwinForce enables a very high transmission of force which permits cutting performance with considerably less strain. At the same time the cutting impact is cushioned because muscular tension is released gently instead of suddenly. The low weight of the TwinForce is also an advantage when it is in continuous use. 50% less strain compared to other high leverage diagonal cutters of same size. The TwinForce can be particularly beneficial for people cutting for long periods, for example those working in wire drawing companies or in series production. They need around half of the strength to cut medium hard wire (Ø 2 mm) that would be required using tried and tested KNIPEX high leverage diagonal cutters of the same size. NEW for diagonal cutters: the ability to reapply the cutters. The option to reapply the tool. The KNIPEX TwinForce cuts even 4 mm thick wire without great effort when reapplied two or three times. Conventional high leverage diagonal cutters either cannot cut these diameters or only with very great effort.

Innovation Award “Eisen 2012” for Knipex TwinForce And the winners are… The first Innovation Prize goes to Gedore for the Dremaster DMK 200, Knipex for the KNIPEX TwinForce and Rhodius for LD403 All IN ONE. Sustainability Awards went to the companies wolfcraft und DIAGER.

The EISENWARENMESSE International Hardware Fair Cologne is the internationally leading business and innovation platform of the international hardware industry. The best of the best innovations and new products of the year were honored on the first evening of the fair during the welcome party with the award of "EISEN 2012". Koelnmesse and the Central Hardware Trade Association (ZHH) jointly awarded the "EISEN 2012" innovation prize for the top tool products, industrial supplies, fastening and connection systems and fittings.

Ralf Putsch and Andreas Montag (Head of the Knipex Marketing Department) are very pleased to have won the “Eisen 2012” innovation prize, which was awarded for the first time at the international hardware fair.

Together with the best innovations at the EISENWAREN-MESSE / HARDWARE FAIR, Koelnmesse and the trade association Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V. (BHB) additionally honored companies that have acted as role models in their implementation of sustainability with the "EISEN" Sustainability Award From a total of just under 100 entries for the Innovation Prize "EISEN 2012", the jury of experts selected 19 nominees and in turn from them the ultimate winners, whose innovations were considered to be of particular value.

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"We are delighted to receive this award. Proof that the TwinForce does what it claims to do and was obviously enthusiastically received by the trade public attending the fair was provided at the fair itself: the exhibited pair of award-winning pliers was stolen in spite of the safety chain. The visitor who was so impressed with the TwinForce pliers used the TwinForce itself to cut through the securing chain...," revealed Ralf Putsch. For further information please contact: Knipex-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG Oberkamper Str. 13 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-4794-0 Fax +49/202-477 494 info@knipex.de - www.knipex.de

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Power Tools for DIY and Professional Workers Angle Grinder This impact drill with all its quality features will be a welcome addition to any DIY enthusiast’s tool kit. A single-sleeve keyless chuck, auto-lock and quick-stop ensure easy tool changing. An excellent electronic system for gentle starting and high torque make all drilling and screwing work child’s play. The impact drill function, which can be switched on allows drilling work also in brickwork.

Impact Drill This impact drill offers ample power at all speeds due to 1,050 W an 2 speed gearbox. The extremely sturdy construction (metal gear head, additional handle with metal shaft, metal drill depth stop) and an excellent metal quick chuck don´t forsake you with your work. The integrated drill bit depot in the additional handle and the cable clip provide tidiness anytime.

Belt Sander RT A very high abrasive capacity is warranted by the powerful motor and the high belt speed. The belt sander is flexible due to electronic speed control and folding front cover. It serves on the one hand as a spacer and allows (opened) also to work on small intervals. The 3-fold adjustable additional handle cares for an ergonomic work position. Rotary Hammer RT-RH 32 – the rotary hammer with abundant power for all drill and chisel work even in strong concrete. The user realizes scarcely anything of that due to the vibrationabsorbing handle. A safety clutch releases immediately at suddenly drill trap. The especially grip structure for fixation of the additional handle offers always a safety hold. For further information please contact: Einhell Germany AG Wiesenweg 22 94405 Landau/Isar Germany Phone: +49 9951 942-0 Fax: +49 9951 1702 info@einhell.de www.einhell.com

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Pliers for all (securing) needs Circlips are rarely seen, as they tend to be hidden inside equipment – be it simple household machines or complicated industrial units where they hold together parts and components. If wear parts secured with circlips must be replaced, it can be difficult to remove and reapply the securing devices, especially in the case of large internal and external circlips. Bent or broken circlips cause additional costs. As circlips are tensioned, there is also a risk of injury as circlips might suddenly be propelled from their fixture. The X-Grip circlip pliers from GEDORE are an all-round tool, as they can be used for the securing and removal of both internal and external circlips. The tool comes with exchangeable pointed tips for the tensioning and fixture of the circlips. The pliers can be adjusted from external to internal circlips by simply turning the tips by 180°. The force required to expand or close the circlip is applied with an open-ended spanner (spanner size 15 mm) or a 3/8“ ratchet via a treaded spindle. The solid hardened gliding bar connecting the tips ensure parallel tip motion and thus prevents circlips from being bent or torn. Stop logs reliably prevent circlips from slipping off the tips, protecting both the tool operator and the equipment. The unseal pliers are designed for fitting and removing internal and external circlips (DIN 471/472) with diameters between 252 and 1000 mm. They are particularly suitable for use in confined spaces. The pliers can be equipped with two sets of tips (diameter 4.5 mm or 5.9 mm) to suit all circlip sizes.

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GEDORE now offers its new circlip pliers in a set containing all accessory parts. The pliers and accessories are delivered in a steel box. Apart from the pliers, the set includes an adapter for large circlip diameters, an open-ended spanner, a ratchet as well as four replacement tips. The pliers and accessories are also available as individual parts.

For further information please contact: Gedore-Werkzeugfabrik Otto Dowidat KG Remscheider Str. 149 42899 Remscheid-Luettringhausen, Germany Tel +49/2191-596-0 Fax +49/2191-596 253 export@gedore.de www.gedore.de

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Mobile tool cabinet Made from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) the working platform includes three compartments for small parts. The manoeuvring handle is easily mounted, using the supplied Allen key. Ankle injuries are prevented by the chamfered edges on the bottom. The six drawers, of differing heights, open on both sides, allowing full visibility of the drawers, even without a full extension facility. The supplied longitudinal and cross dividers allow individual partitioning of the drawers. Each drawer has a carrying capacity of 22 kg. A padlock is supplied for central locking of the tool cabinet. Smooth running is ensured by highperformance roller-bearings mounted castors – two 140 mm diameter fixed castors and two 100 mm diameter swivel castors. One of the swivel castors includes a brake to keep the tool cabinet safely in place. The mobile tool cabinet measures 930 x 605 x 375 mm (height x width x depth) and has a total carrying capacity of 200 kg.

Mobile tool cabinet with tool chest The full-extension drawers have a carrying capacity of 35 kg, and feature practical one-handed operation. Hooks inside the drawers keep tool modules of the GEDORE modular system securely in place. The GEDORE modular system allows a wide range of tools to be clearly stored in their own tool inserts in the GEDORE mobile tool cabinet drawers. Spacer modules provide room for storing small parts or additional tools. Safety latching prevents unintentional opening of the drawers while the cabinet is moving, while tool security is provided by cylinder-lock central locking. The three outside panels feature GEDORE square perforated panels for additional storage. Storage hooks can be obtained from the GEDORE accessories range. Made from tough acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), the cabinet working platform includes four compartments for small parts. The manoeuvring handle allows the cabinet to be safely moved and steered. The cabinet runs on GEDORE heavy-duty castors: two 200 mm diameter high-performance castors and two 125 mm diameter smooth-running castors – one with a brake to keep the cabinet securely in place.

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Ankle injuries are prevented by the chamfered edges on the bottom, while ram bars on the face side protect the cabinet and opposing surface in accidental contacts. The overall load carrying capacity of the cabinet is 330 kg. The tool chest, article no. 2546, fits neatly on the top of tool cabinet model 2545. The chest lid, with a document compartment on the inside, has a soft-close feature. The spacious storage area in the lid is fitted with an anti-slip rubber insert. The chest has a load carrying capacity of 120 kg.

For further information please contact: Gedore-Werkzeugfabrik Otto Dowidat KG Remscheider Str. 149 42899 Remscheid-Lüttringhausen, Germany Tel +49/2191-596-0 Fax +49/2191-596 253 export@gedore.de www.gedore.de

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GEDORE DREMASTER awarded with “red dot award: product design 2012” GEDORE convinced the international expert jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012”. After an evaluation process lasting several days, it received one of the coveted awards, assigned by a 30-member expert jury. Creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world had submitted 4,515 designs altogether to the renowned product competition. With its high design quality, the DREMASTER could inspire the experts. It received the globally sought-after red dot for its fine design language in the product category. The GEDORE DREMASTER is a sturdy steel tube torque wrench with square drive and integrated ratchet for applications in the industry and trades. The wrench is distinctly designed for safe and secure accuracy. A special feature is that you can only read one unit of measurement at a time avoiding errors and confusion. The GEDORE DREMASTER is safe, accurate and easy to use. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, pointed to the high quality level of the competition: “The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates did not only demonstrate an extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize.” The award-winning products in the red dot design museum With more than 1,500 products on an area of more than 4,000 square metres, the red dot design museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From 3 to 29 July 2012, it again invites to look at the traditional special exhibition of the award-winning products. In “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2012” design, enthusiasts can admire the latest trends at close range. Touching is explicitly requested: Thus, the visitors experience the prizewinning design of DREMASTER live in the breath-taking atmosphere of the one-time boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein, a former coalmine. For further information please contact: GEDORE Tool Center KG Remscheider Straße 149 42899 Remscheid Germany Tel: + 49 (0) 21 91 - 596 - 910 Fax: + 49 (0) 21 91 - 596 - 911 www.gedore.de

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Germany’s next top wrench – attractive model with accessories at a dream price! To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Richard Abr. Herder KG in Solingen, the torque application and measurement specialist in the GEDORE Group, the company is making a fivepiece anniversary offer: the rugged 3550-UK torque wrench with accessories – made in Germany. Made from blue powder-coated tubular steel, the ½” drive torque wrench has an integral reversible lever ratchet function, designed for controlled clockwise tightening in the range from 20 to 200 Nm. The package is accompanied by a test certificate to DIN EN ISO 6789, traceable to the national standard. Key features are repeatability of ± 3% of the set scale value, indicated on a magnified dual scale (Nm and lbf.ft), and the ergonomic, polyamide plastic handgrip. Popular accessories – 17 mm, 19 mm and 22 mm sockets and an extension – round off the package. The set is supplied in a practical, easy-access nylon bag with separate compartments for the sockets and extension, providing safe, clean transport and storage of the torque wrench and accessories.

This year is the 90th anniversary of the start-up of GEDORE Werkzeugfabrik Otto Dowidat KG – the company which has grown into the current GEDORE Tool Group. Now in third-generation family ownership, the Group employs 3,000 people worldwide and is led from its headquarters in Remscheid by Karen Dowidat. Ably assisted by a management board of three directors, she successfully continues the life’s work of the entrepreneurial family. Throughout the entire GEDORE Group, quality tools are manufactured for professional use in industry and the crafts. GEDORE products are subject to continuous improvement to keep up with advancing engineering standards and the requirements of the end user. In-house tool construction and design enables custom solutions to be developed in response to individual customer requirements. Backed by production-related trading and a reliable advisory service for specialist wholesalers, customers around the world can continue to rely on satisfaction from GEDORE products.

Tools for life Tools by GEDORE offer quality to meet the most discerning demands. Each item is hot forged from carefully selected and rigorously analysed steel. Experienced, skilled craftsmen are the guarantors of precision hardening and dimensionally accurate machining, exceeding the requirements of the relevant DIN and ISO standards. This is how tools for life are created, setting standards of precision and reliability.

COROSTOP ... ... is a special treatment to protect tools from corrosion, which are used in damp environment. The tool is made noncorroding by a special galvanic processing. The anodal effect guarantees the rust protection; the COROSTOP layerwill protect the tool reliably from corrosion, even if there are slight damages on the surface. By means of this method our COROSTOP tools are perfectly suitable for the different fields of application in shipping, the work on oil-rigs or wherever work with or in water has to be done and robust tools for long-term use are needed. All tools marked with NC have the COROSTOP coating for long-term rust protection. For further information please contact: Gedore-Werkzeugfabrik Otto Dowidat KG Remscheider Str. 149 42899 Remscheid-Lüttringhausen, Germany Tel +49/2191-596-0 Fax +49/2191-596 253 export@gedore. http://www.gedore.de

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Two Utility Knives In One Design Stanley® has launched its latest innovation in the cutting tools category – the world’s first twin blade utility knife. Stephen Skeels, leader of the company’s Cutting & Clamping SBU said, “Until now, users were forced to either carry two utility knives or constantly change the blade as they alternate between applications. In other instances, they would just simply like to work a little longer without having to stop and replace a dull blade every few minutes.” The new twin blade knife by Stanley® provides a solution to both scenarios because it is truly two knives in one.” The FatMax® Xtreme™ twin blade knife’s unique design allows the user to alternate between two blades without carrying more than one knife. Switching between a hooked blade and a standard blade has never been easier; the user can simply retract one blade and extend the other without changing a thing. Regardless of the application, this new utility knife gives contractors and serious DIY’ers more options - whether they prefer to load two different blades or just want to use two of the

same. The knife has interlocking blade sliders to ensure that only on blade is extended at a time (patent-pending). The twin blade knife’s InstantChange™ feature allows the user to replace a blade in seconds by performing three simple steps: press the button located on the tool’s nose, remove the blade, and then insert the replacement blade … it’s that easy. It also provides easy-access blade storage that holds up to nine blades for fast and easy blade changes. In total, this new knife has a storage capacity of 11 blades, if you count the two loaded in the front and the nine stored in the rear. Rubber comfort grips located on both the top and bottom of the knife help to minimize fatigue and reduce slippage.

Hammer With Oversized Strike Face The FatMax® Xtreme™ Antivibe® hammers made by Stanley® feature a 75% larger strike face when compared to traditional hammers (patent-pending) for improved striking accuracy. – Chris Woolley, leader of the company’s Assembly & Demolition Strategic Business Unit said, “The new FatMax® Xtreme™ Antivibe® hammer strikes a perfect balance between performance-driven innovation and the durable characteristics that both professionals and DIY’ers rely on every day.” The hammer’s most notable feature is its patented oversized strike face, which professional contractors immediately applauded when Stanley® took initial prototypes to field prior to launch. Woolley explained, “ 100% of respondents preferred this feature over traditional hammer strike faces, which is why we are confident that the line of six new hammers will be well received by the market.” The patented Antivibe® technology works to minimize vibration by acting as a tuning fork that dispels vibration more readily as the hammer strikes the work. Additionally, each hammer is precision balanced to improve performance and maximize comfort. The new line of Stanley® hammers feature a dual tempered head rim and claw to help reduce steel chipping and cracking for added durability. Moreover, they provide a sharper claw for improved ripping capability as well as a slip-resistant textured handle for a more secure grip. A magnetic nail starter helps extend the user’s reach while facilitating onehanded nailing capability. “This next generation of hammers sets a new standard for its category. Both extensive lab tests and end-user feedback confirm that FatMax® Xtreme™ Antivibe® hammers have indeed hit the nail on the head,” said Woolley.

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The Stanley Works, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use, and access security solutions for commercial applications. For over 165 years, the Stanley® brand has been synonymous with quality, reliable products. For further information please contact: Stanley Tools Product Group 480 Myrtle Street New Britain, CT 06053, USA Tel. +1/800-262-2161 www.stanleytools.com

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Get to grips with everything. With the innovative generation of Inomic pliers, Wiha is heralding a new age in ergonomic pliers. Wiha has developed this revolutionary new product in collaboration with the IAO Stuttgart (Institute for Industrial Engineering). Compared with conventional pliers, a 25% increase in the force transfer across the entire field of movement makes working with the Inomic combination pliers much more comfortable. In 72% of all applications, Inomic grips, holds and cuts better. The angled shape of the pliers (23°) enables better access to the workpieces. Maintain a relaxed hold. Enables fatigue-free work. Wiha is using a new technology for the manufacture of this tool. MIM – metal injection moulding – the heads of the pliers offer innovative functions. With this technology, Wiha uses metal powder that is also used in the production of high-quality, reliable ball bearings.

For further information please contact: Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH Obertalstraße 3 - 7 D-78136 Schonach, Germany Tel +49/7722-9590 Fax +49/7722-959 155 info@wiha.de www.wiha.de

easyTorque for controlled screw applications The easyTorque screwdriver with a pre-set, fixed torque setting is an ingenious development for controlled screw applications with a pre-set torque. Used to assemble indexable inserts, it does its duty safely. The pre-set, fixed torque values are defined in accordance with the recommendations of high-profile manufacturers of indexable inserts. As with its big brother, the TorqueFix®, the easyTorque handle can be combined with the colour-coded, interchangeable blades from the torque range. If a blade has worn out, it can easily be replaced in no time at all.

This is practical and cost-effective. Typical for the easyTorque that offers best value for money. When the pre-set torque value is attained, the integrated mechanism disengages completely. This prevents the overtightening of the screw. Thanks to the robust industrial quality, the tool has a long service life and high functional safety. The opening torque is not mechanically limited in the anti-clockwise direction. Wiha offers ten torque handles in the 0.5 to 3.8 Nm range with a release accuracy of ±10%.

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The right tool is always at hand "8 screwdrivers in 1": The Wiha magazine bit holder finds this simple, convenient denominator. With it, Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH continues the development of userfriendly, versatile bit holder systems. Thanks to a new, practical solution for bit storage and removal, the user always gets the full picture: He now has "a grip" on bit selection and change. The eye-catching trademark feature of the tool is the swing-open magazine concealed in the handle which holds up to 8 bits. Change bits in a matter of seconds The bits are not only safely stored inside the handle, they are also available in a matter of seconds: With a light press of the thumb, the magazine swings open. The bits are changed just as quickly: The slightly protruding bits can be removed easily. Simply attach to the magnetic fastener, close the magazine again, and you’re done. With the ergonomically formed SoftFinish® handle made of soft material gentle to the skin, the user of the new Wiha magazine bit holder doesn’t have to do without comfort. With a length of approx. 40 x 170 mm, it is extremely compact and fits in any toolbox or tool bag. Variety in overview Even in the tightest of spaces, the bit holder scores points with its wide assortment: The user finds a made-to-order assortment among the four initial-equipment bit variations (Torx – slotted+PH – slotted+PZ – Torx + slotted + PH + PZ, in each case with 8 bits) in 2 different qualities. Alternatively, you can fill the universally equipable magazine as you wish. Therefore, the magazine bit holder is ideal for anyone who must work with several screw types or screwdrivers within a short time. The new magazine bit holder also accommodates the user in terms of price: Compact and well arranged – equipped with 2 more bits than its predecessor, it is now around 10% cheaper! Last but not least, the magazine bit holder can really score at the point of sale as well: Packed in new blister packs, with highlighted product features in multiple languages and an eye- catching counter-top display showing the variety of configurations available, customers will be acquainted with the new product in no time at all.

For further information please contact: Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH Obertalstraße 3 - 7 78136 Schonach, Germany Tel +49/7722-9590 Fax +49/7722-959 155 info@wiha.de www.wiha.de

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New, optimized TORX® ball end tools With optimised TORX® ball end geometry - For maximum strength and high torque values - Easy screwing at an angle of up to 25° - For working in hardto-reach places TORX® ball end tools are always needed when TORX® screws are to be screwed in tight spots or at an angle. For these applications, Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH offers an extended product range of TORX® ball end tools with improved geometry, which will convince users in installation, service and maintenance. What’s special about it is the special manufacturing process which significantly improved the tool quality. Wiha’s TORX® ball end tools are manufactured with cold forming. A specially developed system from Wiha works according to the innovative process that was optimized for this product. Thanks to this technology, the tools can be manufactured with a strengthened ball run-out cross-section. With this, a maximum in terms of strength and torque values is achieved. Wear is minimised and the life of the tool is extended accordingly. In addition, the optimized ball end geometry enables screwing at an angle of up to 25°, so that now even screws in difficult installation positions can be reached. Wiha applies these advantages from the Wiha TORX® ball end to the entire product range. L-keys are available in sizes T9 to T40, singly or in an 8-piece holder. The extensive bit assortment is available in lengths of 50, 70 and 90 mm as a single item and in various combination sets. The TORX® ball end screwdrivers are offered with the proven SoftFinish® handle. This handle fits optimally in the user’s hand due to the material combination used, which includes an integrated soft zone. Other features include the through-hardened, chrome-plated blade and the precisionfitting ChromTop® blade tips. A set with sizes T9 to T30 rounds out the product range. With the wide product range in proven Wiha quality, every user finds the matching TORX® ball end tool for his needs.

For further information please contact: Wiha Werkzeuge GmbH Obertalstraße 3 - 7 78136 Schonach, Germany Tel +49/7722-9590 Fax +49/7722-959 155 info@wiha.de www.wiha.de

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Extremely accurate work horse for high tech applications The XPS-16 is for shops that demand the ultimate in precision, simplicity and productivity. Only CNC can reproduce the complex, high-tech points found on today's premium HSS and carbide drills, and only the XPS-16 can to it all - with the touch of a button. Imagine, for the price of a couple hundred premium carbide drills, you can sharpen in house for only pennys a drill. This high capacity machine can sharpen thousands of drills a week. With a user interface as easy to learn and use as a palm pilot, anyone in your shop can be using the XPS16 in just a few minutes. Sharpen preprogrammed points, or program your own custom points. The XPS16 is the only machine in the world that with the touch of a button can automatically detect the drills length, diameter, and web thickness - then sharpen the drill all in one continuous process without operator involvement. For carbide, there's even an automatic cycle to hone the cutting edge. An important step to achieve the long drill life you expect. Specifications: • 2 flute Drills: 1/8-5/8" (3-16mm) Dia. • Point Angle: 90°* - 150° • Point Styles: Standard, Conic, X and R Point split • Power: 8 amps@115VAC - 4amps@230VAC • Size/Weight: 22"x26"x12"H (mmxmmxmm)/115lbs (52kg) • Vacuum grit removal system included. • Optional Diamond and CBN superabrasive grinding wheels available. • *With optional 90° software (118° standard)

Benefits: • Lifetime lubrication seals • Vacuum grit removal system which eliminates airborne contaminants • Durable fiber optic sensors measure and size drills • Convenient internal chuck holds drills • LCD display panel for one-touch programming • Long-lasting superabrasive plated grinding wheels • "Grind Motion Control" monitors load on grinding wheel, adjusts feed and speeds keeping drills cool

Most advanced manual drill/tool sharpener Specifications: • Attachments are available to sharpen Countersinks, Brad Points, Step Drills, Large drills 13/16" - 1-3/16" (21-30mm), Left Hand drills, and 90° drill points. • XT-3000 Base Unit Specifications: • Acceptable drill diameter: 3mm (.118, 1/8inch) - 21 mm (.826, 13/16 inch) • Acceptable drill length: Unlimited maximum, two inch min. • Adjustable point angle range: 118° - 150° • 2 Chucks - Meets or exceeds National Aerospace Standards for lip height variation. • Motor - Emerson ¼ hp - 3450 rpm - Rated contin. duty • Weight - 60 lbs.

If you want the right point for the job, but don't want to become a tool and cutter grinding expert, the Darex XT-3000 is for you. It sharpens a wide variety of sizes and styles of drills and other tools with ease and accuracy. Imagine, for the price of a couple hundred drills, you can sharpen in house for only pennies a drill. Using our patented chuck/cam design allows anyone to be a sharpening expert with a few minutes of instruction. A rock solid heavy duty machine capable of sharpening all day, everyday. Attachments can be interchanged in seconds and all adjustments can be made without tools.

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Benefits: • 2 wheels in machine - a sharpening wheel and a point split wheel. CBN or diamond wheels available. • No tools necessary for any adjustments on machine or attachments • Vacuum port and grit tray • EZ adjustable split depth and split angle • Adjustable point splitting • Adjustable point relief

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Stubby works in tight spaces

Bondhus Corporation has created a new “Stubby” line of premium quality hex tools that solve the problem of reaching screws in tight or obstructed spaces. The short arm is shorter than a standard short arm, bent with a tight radius and finished with a chamfered end to ensure easy entry into the screw head. The long arm of the tool has a ball end tip for fast insertion or extraction of screws at angles up to 25°. Stubby hex keys eliminate the need to trim and file the short arm which could introduce burrs, soften the steel and result in stripped screw heads. The tools are made from Bondhus’ exclusive Protanium® steel which makes them up to 20% stronger than competitor tools and carry the Bondhus lifetime warranty. All Stubby tools feature Bondhus’ proprietary ProGuard finish, which offers five times more corrosion protection when compared to competitor finishes. For further information please contact: Bondhus Corporation 1400 East Broadway Monticello MN 55362 USA Tel +1/763-295 2162 Fax +1/763-295 4440 info@bondhus.com www.bondhus.com

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Cut in confined spaces The new LightCUT offset cutters by VBW are compact and light, reducing the effort required by the user. With its new LightCUT offset cutters, VBW, the specialist tool manufacturer from Remscheid, Germany, has launched another tool designed to make work on building sites that much easier. Compared with conventional bolt-cutters, the LightCUT is far lighter and much better balanced because the manufacturer has employed a light alloy for the handles. Thanks to the lightweight construction, users save energy during their daily work and achieve high levels of performance.

Thanks to the rounded tips of the cutters and the 20° cutting angle, steel wires can easily be cut even deep inside the box and against the walls. The amount of strength required is reduced because the geometry of the tool makes it possible to complete the cut with only little effort. Simple, accurate adjustment of the cutters thanks to eccentric screws and high-quality hardening to round off the excellent list of features incorporated in these LightCUT offset cutters.

Less effort – greater efficiency With its new heavy-duty MasterCUT steel fixer's pincers, VBW, the specialist manufacturer of pliers and cutters based in Remscheid, Germany, has extended its range of special-application tools. The MasterCUT is mainly intended as a building-site tool, in particular for jobs involving reinforced concrete, and ensures smoother, quicker work processes. These slim-line pincers are ideal for wiring up reinforcing steel rods which are not normally accessible. The unbeatable advantage of this tool is in the relationship between the effort need and the results achieved. The increased leverage provided by the long handles reduces the amount of effort required on the part of the worker by around 30%, which makes the tool ideal for strain-free long-term use. At the same time, the pincers have been constructed in such a way that the shock caused by the cutters meeting after the cut is absorbed to a large extent, which protects the user's hands.

Drop-forged, oil hardened special steel coupled with induction-hardened cutters guarantee longer lifetimes for the MasterCUT.

The heavy-duty MasterCUT steel fixer's pincers, minimum effort for maximum effect.

A further advantage is the longer lifetime of these tools, which is guaranteed by the use of drop-forged, oil-hardened special steel and induction-hardened cutters. VBW offers two versions of the MasterCUT: chromium plated with a polished head and black lacquered with a polished head. These new pincers are available through trade dealers.

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For further information please contact: VBW Werkzeugfabrik GmbH Lange Strasse 40-56 42857 Remscheid, Germany Tel +49/2191-7880 Fax +49/2191-790511 sales@vbw.de www.vbw.de

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2-in-1 Close Quarters AUTOFEED™ Cutter The RIDGID® 2-in-1 Close Quarters AUTOFEEDTM Cutter combines the RIDGID® Model 118 Close Quarters AUTOFEED Cutter with a ratchet handle that allows for easier cutting in tight, restricted spaces. The cutter can be used alone or with the ratchet handle. The handle, a light and ergonomic accessory, can be attached to the cutter and operated in ratchet steps as small as 10 degrees, allowing for fine indexing of the cutter to operate in tight spaces where the cutter cannot be rotated by hand. The RIDGID Model 118 Close Quarters AUTOFEED Cutter requires the operator to tighten the football-shaped knob only once and the spring-loaded cutter wheel will automatically cut. The cutter is adjustable from ¼-inches to 1 ⅛-inches outer diameter. The cutter is designed for use on hard and soft copper, aluminum, brass and plastic tubing. The cutter comes with a spare E-3469 cutter wheel in the knob and the ratchet handle is also compatible with the RIDGID Model 101 tubing cutter. “The 2-in-1 Close Quarters AUTOFEED Cutter features a new ratchet handle that allows more flexibility and mobility for users to cut copper faster and more efficiently when in hard-to-reach areas and restricted spaces,” said Kennia Papadakis, director of marketing hand tools, RIDGID. “It’s rugged and easy to use. It’s also ergonomically designed so it doesn’t slip in users’ hands when they are cutting.” The 2-in-1 Close Quarters AUTOFEED Cutter is backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty

Press Snap™ Soil Pipe Cutter The RIDGID® Press Snap™ soil pipe cutter expands the capabilities of RIDGID standard press tools by providing a fast and easy way to cut cast iron soil pipe. The Press Snap cutter eliminates the need for manual ratcheting when it is connected to a RIDGID press tool. To make a cut, the Press Snap cutter is attached to the press tool, the Press Snap chain wraps around the pipe, and the user presses the trigger to make the cut. There is no need to score the pipe beforehand. The Press Snap cutter cuts most 1-1/2- to 4-inch no hub and service weight soil pipe. It works with all RIDGID standard press tools, including the CT-400, 320-E, RP 330-B and RP 330-C. “The Press Snap soil pipe cutter provides additional functionality to RIDGID press tools,” said David Roberts, plumbing and pressing technologies. “The new Press Snap cutter enables users to cut soil pipe in seconds with minimal effort.” RIDGID pressing technology consists of electrohydraulic press tools with interchangeable jaws and rings that press and connect copper, stainless steel, and PEX tubing in seconds. The Press Snap soil pipe cutter is backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty For further information please contact: Ridgid Inc. 400 Clark Street Elyria, OH 44035-6108, USA www.ridgid.com

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Watch out for ttap®! ttap® is the new patented drive system, ensuring stick-fit without wobbling. ttap® is designed to work with all types of assembling, including demanding professional applications and single handed operation. With ttap® assembling becomes easier, quicker and more safe. ttap® is a drive system designed to work excellently with all types of assembling, including demanding professional applications. The stick-fit no wobbling feature enables one handed operations without magnetic holder. ttap® makes collated screw feeders work efficiently. ttap® makes screw assembling easier and at lower costs. Easier: Stick-fit; screwdriver "sticks-fit" in the recess No wobbling; screwdriver does not wobble out of the recess, does not cam out No need to pusch; no end-load on screwdriver needed one-handed operation is possible no magnetic bit holder needed and thus there are no steel splinters to clog the bit Hex-lob (Torx®) compatible Screwdriver enters the screw recess more easily (also advantage on collated screws) Cost efficient: Reduce drive tool usage Improved productivity Reduced risk to damage rust protection plating Better profits and job moral ttap® is well established on the Finnish market as well as in Norway and Germany. Now ttap® is also being introduced and marketed by the two Swedish companies Swedfast AB (Scandinavian industry) and ThoméeHDF (Swedish retailers). Swedfast AB is also a licensed manufacturer of ttap® screws, mainly in stainless quality for the European market. - ttap® is the best screw we have ever had in our product range, claims Tommy Persson, Product Manager of Swedfast AB. We are convinced that professional users on the Scandinavian market will appreciate ttap®.

For further information please contact: INFAST AS Ekraveien 65c 0757 Oslo, Norway Tel +47/22-504 753 Fax +47/22-504 756 info@ttapdrive.com www.ttapdrive.com Swedfast AB Nissastigen 32 S-31441 Torup Sweden Tel +46/345-40600 Fax +46/345-20551 info@swedfast.se www.swedfast.se 68

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Made in Germany The HEUER Vice is a tool of the highest quality, made purely of steel of guaranteed robustness. On account of its supreme individual components it overwhelms totally – with its reliability, durability and precision. The drop-forge clamping jaw for example – recently series produced as standard – makes our flagship product so robust that we can guarantee its indestructibility. Because of its narrow drop-forged guides, it offers an enhanced clamping depth. Internal dual-prism guide track design offers optimal protection against damage and fouling. Large track guide surfaces assure constant, smooth functioning of the guide rails, fully machined to guarantee precision when working on sensitive workpieces. An additional feature is the protected precision spindle bearing, the double-action trapezoid thread and the easily adjustable centrally located guide. This con-struction is conducive to its high precision. The spindle keys with riveted safety rings made of steel afford the required safety. An anvil is integrated in the rear jaw.

The HEUER Vice is a prime example of reliability and durability on account of its high quality and well-thought-out workmanship and is Ideal for rough conditions in the workshop. The protected precision spindle bearing is located within the drop-forged front jaw of the vice and is therefore optimized against damage and fouling. A feature that only the HEUER Vice offers in this form. The finished, drop forged guiding brackets keep the safeguard with double internal prismatic guide-ways accurately on course. It does away with annoying wobbles and instability. The HEUER-Stand-Lift is the perfect supplement to the Heuer-Vice for ergonomic working without a workbench. No matter which differing body sizes, tool sizes and type of work top be carried out, HEUER-Stand-Lift units enable the perfect operating position to be adjusted effortlessly to the vice. The adaptation of the vice to body size is an especially important factor for trainees in schools or trainee workshops, in order to avoid incorrect body posture and its serious consequences.

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Items of different height, sizes and shapes requiring a variety of work, are effortlessly accommodated with the HEUER-Stand-Lift equipment. The vice can be adjusted with ease to a height of 200mm and rotated through 360°. The main attraction: An extremely sturdy stand support makes flexible working in limited space possible, without a workbench. This allows working on bulky work pieces from all sides without any hindrances. A gas shock absorber, specially tuned to the weight of the vice, makes the vice practically weightless. Once the clamp lever has been released the vice can easily be brought into the desired work position. For further information please contact: Brockhaus HEUER GmbH Oestertalstr. 54 - 58840 Plettenberg ,Germany Tel +49/239-6029-0 - Fax +49/239-6029-29 info@heuer.de - www.brockhaus-heuer.de 2013 SPRING


Right Tools for Right Jobs EHOMA, known as the most prestigious hand tool company, is famous for clamps and shears. We have the excellent research team to ensure the quality, improve the function, and develop the product. In addition, we manufactures products with the ISO9001 standard.

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The world’s largest manufacturer of industrial brushes and surface finishing tools. With more than 1.200 employees in 14 companies worldwide, OSBORN produces more than 150.000 different High-Quality-Brushes for deburring, derusting, sealing, removing lacquer, removing slag, cleaning, descaling, depolishing, wood graining, roughening, smoothing, tube cleaning, and many more.

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Professional Tools From Leading US Company Dead Blow Hammer Line Non-Sparking & Non-Marring Replaceable Tip Dead Blow Hammer Kit (Product No. 8601). This new hammer kit features a Dead Blow design, which allows for maximum striking force during use without the bouncing effect. The innovative non-slip grip design allows for a comfortable hold and maximum striking power while the flanged-butt design provides additional safety during use. The new kit comes equipped with 8 easy screw-on color-coded replacement tips; super-soft, soft, medium, tough, medium hard, hard, extra hard and brass face; all of which are strategically designed for use on various applications. This new Dead Blow Hammer Kit comes packaged in a molded plastic storage case and is made in the U.S.A. featuring quality workmanship and value. No matter what your job demands, this new kit is sure to provide the selection and versatility required to get the job done. 4 Piece Ball Peen Hammer Set SK Hand Tool Corporation has expanded its hammer line with the introduction of its new 4 Piece Ball Peen Hammer Set (Product No. 8502). This new hammer set is made in the U.S.A. and contains four hammers in 8, 12, 16 & 24 oz. weights. These top of the line hammers are made with tempered alloy steel and are chemically bonded to the handles to provide maximum durability and strength. The unique non-slip grip allows for a comfortable hold and maximum striking power while the flanged-butt design provides additional safety during use. Hammer set comes packaged in a plastic molded case providing a quick and easy storage solution. This 4 piece set features new fiberglass handles that are bonded to the hammer heads through a patented bonding process. This is a chemical bonding process versus the traditional mechanical process of driving the handle into the eye of the hole to create a connection. Therefore, SK’s fiberglass handles are 2X stronger and more durable than traditional wood handles. Additionally, these hammers boast an overall pull strength in excess of 3,000 lbs., which is well above the 1,000 lb. minimum set forth by ANSI specifications. Founded in 1921, SK Hand Tool Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional tools for automotive assembly and maintenance applications; industrial assembly, production, maintenance applications; as well as construction and trade applications. SK’s major product lines include sockets, ratchets, wrenches, impact wrenches, air ratchets, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, chisels and storage chests. For further information please contact: S+K Hand Tool Corporation 9500 W. 55th Street, Suite B McCook, IL 60525 USA Tel +1/708-485 4574 Fax +1/708-485 7440 info@skhandtool.com www.skhandtool.com

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IF Design Award for the tiler’s hammer The ergonomically optimized handle offers not only a high grip but allows a fatigue free working. A finger grip zone with a clear contouring and a special cross-sectional profile reduce the force on the hand and arm apparatus, especially when working longer. The grip ensures not only the precision but also the concentration during working process. The tight connection between hammer head and handle offers additionally high security and protection against damage to tiles. Staggering impossible! Furthermore, the rubber pad on the hammer head serves protection of the tiles, so that slipping on smooth surfaces is prevented and additional absorption is given. And to avoid loss to the owner of such an outstanding product, a loop at the end of the handle offers the possibility of hanging. The tiler´s hammer stands once again for the exceptional know how at Picard which consequently transfers the experience and expectations of the craftsmanship into innovative products. The new Picard tiler´s hammer has also convinces the IF Design Award jury rewarding it with the IF Design Award 2010. Picard Tools have been on the market since 1857 and this stands for 150 years of specialising in hammer manufacturing. Innovation, experience and craftsmanship of our staff carry the success of the company. We have always kept pace with new developments and adapted to new processes: improved steel, more effective possibilities of manufacturing and precise control processes have continuously improved the manufacturing. And that’s how we make our top quality products. Today we produce in 4th generation tools which satisfy the high demands of the professional user. Customer satisfaction is therefore our most important objective. For further information please contact: Joh. Hermann Picard GmbH & Co. Rottsiepen 15 42349 Wuppertal , Germany Tel: +49/202-247 54 -0 Fax: +49/202-247 54 -50 info@picard-hammer.de www.picard-hammer.de

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The new ratchet screwdrivers, for instance, are available as hand-held models with “Rapidaptor” quick-release chuck for bits or as holders for Vario double-ended blade profiles. The “Kraftform Kompakt” product line that can be used either in hand or power tool applications is supplemented by two additional tools: “Kraftform Kompakt 60 RA” with 16 bits and “Kraftform Kompakt 27 RA” with six bits integrated into the handle. This means that the user has a number of tools available in a very compact form that can also be easily carried to the next job. Wera is one of the world's leading manufacturers of screwdriving tools. The company is based in Wuppertal, Germany and develops and manufactures tools that meet the requirements of professional users. For over 70 years Wera has concentrated on the development and production of screwdriving tools. The company has never lost its focus on its core product, which has made Wera a specialist manufacturer with a worldwide reputation. Wera continues to inspire its customers with new and extraordinary designs for tools that produce better work results because of their special and often unique properties.

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Robust ratchet screwdriver that makes work particularly convenient Whenever it is a case of speed and screw-driving convenience, ratchet screwdrivers are always the preferred choice. Continual screw-driving saves having to repeatedly reattach the tool to the screw, something that is particularly advantageous when working in confined spaces. Against this background, the Wuppertal-based screw-driving tool specialists, Wera Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG, has now added ratchet screwdrivers to its range of products; tools that allow not only for precise but also for powerful work. This is achieved through a fine-tooth design that allows a minimal return angle of only 8°. At the same time a maximum torque of up to 50 Newton metres ensures – according to the manufacturer – much greater strength in comparison to conventional ratchet screwdrivers. An easy-to-operate and ergonomic reverse direction switch enhances working speeds. Additionally, there is a lockable neutral position that allows fine adjustment work to be carried out. The ratchet function can also be disabled in this way should it not be required when tightening a screw. The new ratchet screwdrivers are also provided with the “Kraftform” handle, thus ensuring that work is done in an ergonomically safe way. The shape that fits perfectly into the hand prevents any improper strains and injuries. Moreover, the handle is equipped with a non-roll feature. satisfies the individual requirements prevailing in a host of applications.

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Ratchet for rapid turning work Ratchets number among the most important tools for assembly and repair work in automotive technology. This is demonstrated very clearly in work on gears and engines. In engines there are numerous screw connections, from the cylinder head to the connecting rod bearing, that have to be loosened for maintenance. Often they are so difficult to access that normal spanners cannot be used. The special transmission of force and leverage of a ratchet is indispensable for performing all these screwing jobs efficiently. This means not only screws and bolts of different sizes and types can be loosened or tightened, but parts of the vehicle that are difficult to access can be reached without any problem.

By virtue of the “Zyklop” ratchet the Wuppertal tool specialist Wera Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG furnished proof that there is optimization potential even for a presumably perfected tool like the ratchet. By means of this innovation, states the manufacturer, it is possible to work significantly faster than with conventional ratchets. In addition, the “Zyklop” is almost universally applicable and can thus replace several types of ratchet in a single tool.

The high working speed is achieved thanks to a swivelling ratchet head. It can be set in such a way that, as with a screwdriver, the bolt or nut and ratchet form an axis. In this zero-degree position a special rotating mass design provides for acceleration of the screwing process. In combination with a freewheel sleeve the ratchet is merely “turned briefly” and then continues to turn like a spinning top. This saves time because the ratchet is put in an offset position merely for initial loosening or final tightening of the bolt or nut. According to Wera, the “Zyklop” screws three times as fast as conventional ratchets. In addition, the exceptionally ergonomic “Kraftform” handle with rotationally symmetric design, known from other Wera tools, guarantees good force transmission and thus rapid, joint-friendly and fatigue-free screwing. Wera’s “Zyklop” offers a combination of six different tools altogether with an offset ratchet, flex head ratchet, nut fixing ratchet, fine-toothed ratchet, power ratchet and screwdriver. The Zyklop’s swivelling ratchet head, for example, performs the function of a flex head ratchet enabling the user to reach even difficult-to-access screw positions. The defined lock positions at 0°, 90° and 15° (from 90° position) ensure reliable work without any slipping of the ratchet head. Sliding switches mounted on both sides enable unlocking in every position. As a fine-toothed reversible ratchet with 72 teeth, the ”Zyklop” has a return angle of only 5-6°. This enables precise work with short travel and facilitates screwing in

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extremely confined installation situations without much room for leverage. This means it is not only suitable for powerful detachment and tightening of screw connections, but also for careful work in sensitive areas of application. Furthermore, the “Zyklop” can be used with the ratchet head in the zero position and while employing a bit as a screwdriver. The bottom line is that it optimally meets a wide variety of screwing requirements with a single tool. For further information please contact: Wera - Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG Korzerter Straße 21-25 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-404 5311 Fax +49/202-403 634 info@wera.de www.wera.de

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Wera Koloss: The first tool to combine ratchet and hammer! The multi-functional Koloss developed by the tool specialist is the first ratchet that can be used not only for fastening but also for hammering, striking and aligning without risking any damage to the tool. Following the successful introduction of the Zyklop ratchet, Wera is once again presenting a fastening tool with special features that have never been available on the market in this format. The starting point for the new development was the fact that ratchets are often used as hammers in real life – a practice that often results in the destruction of conventional tools. By contrast, the new Koloss can safely be used as a hammer; in fact, it was specifically designed for this purpose. The distinctive names Koloss and Zyklop from Greek mythology were chosen by Wera to give these two unusual tools a unique position in the market. At the trade fair Wera emphasised that the Koloss with its multi-functional features opens up a completely new tool segment. It has been designed for a wide range of applications and replaces two separate tools. Typical applications that involve hammering and fastening in quick succession include mechanical engineering, vehicle construction and maintenance, civil engineering, industrial maintenance and wood or metal working. During the product presentation at the Cologne fair Wera explained why the combination of ratchet and hammer has to meet higher quality requirements. Since hammering subjects the tool to extremely high forces the hammer head is pinned to the shaft in a form-fit joint to prevent any part of the tool from accidentally becoming detached. Although designed to be protected during hammering, the square drive, inadvertently left in the drive position, automatically gives way to impacts and therefore cannot be damaged. The zinc phosphate-coated hammer head is drop forged to ensure that the tool can be properly used as a hammer. The hammer area can be covered with a protective pad, if necessary. The tubular hammer/ratchet shaft is a particularly useful feature because it minimises impact vibrations and protects users against injury. As a complete 1/2” reversible heavy-duty ratchet Wera’s new Koloss is suitable for forceful loosening and fastening of screw connections as well as precision work in delicate applications. The fine-tooth reversible ratchet has a return angle of only 6°. This makes it easy to work even in confined conditions. The Koloss has a forward/reverse function designed for heavy-duty applications. The push-through square drive was developed specifically for these special requirements and is considerably more robust than a switch-based forward/reverse mechanism. The manufacturer guarantees tool’s reliability at loads of 600 Nm. The new ratchet has a number of other practical features and functions that make work easier. A removable retaining ring allows the Koloss to be cleaned or lubricated without any problems. The shape of the handle is based on the Kraftform design used in other Wera tools and has been modified to provide optimum ergonomics also for hammering. Wera offers a wide range of accessories for the Koloss to deal with a variety of everyday requirements. The extension enables users to transfer more torque and prevents any risk of damage or injury potentially caused by the improper use of pipes or other similar objects. A pin, which fits into the end of the handle, can be used to centre lugs or align drill holes, for example. Rubber pad attachments are available for the striking faces to protect surfaces and components.

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Unbelievably fast Zyklop ratchet With ist new Zyklop ratchet the Wuppertal screw tool specialist is expanding its product range to include tools that grasp around the screw. With the Zyklop users can now perform screwdriver operations considerably faster than with the products available to date on the sector. This high rate of work is the result of a special rotating mass design that can spin at particularly great speed at the 0° position. In conjunction with the particularly ergonomic, rotationally symmetrical Kraftform handle known from other Wera screw tools the Zyklop ratchet accelerates the screwing process. The name was suggested by its unusual design reminiscent of the powerful Cyclops of mythology. Detlef Seyfarth, Marketing Manager at Wera, commented on the background to the new development: “A good ratchet not only belongs in the standard tools for a mechanic, but is practically the heart of every tool box. We have therefore pursued a particularly demanding line in the product development. With the powerful Zyklop Wera is now presenting not only a simple ratchet, but a tool that combines the advantages of many ratchet types and screwdriver tools and in addition is unbelievably fast. This means that many fields of work involving screwdriving operations can be covered optimally with the one tool, and the user can profit in addition from the particularly good transfer of forces. The main advantage lies in the speed: the Zyklop works three times as fast as conventional ratchets.

small strokes and screwdriving operations in highly confined situations without adequate room for leverage. With the ratchet head at 0° the Zyklop can take a bit and be used as a screwdriver as well. Here too, the rotating mass design provides for considerable acceleration of the screwdriving process. Thanks to the ball lock, sockets and accessories sit firmly in the Zyklop’s ratchet head for all applications. This serves to prevent the tool from slipping or falling out during work – particularly in such sensitive areas like motors or engines when the loss of a socket would at worst entail the work- and costintensive dismantling of the entire assembly. Also, the ball lock on the Zyklop assures reliable tool control during work. All in all the new Zyklop from Wera is a fine-tooth ratchet, flex head ratchet, angle ratchet, nut fix ratchet, power ratchet, and screwdriver, or the combination of six different tools in total. All important sockets, extensions, bits, and other additions are available singly or in sets in the sizes 1/4'', 1/2'', and 3/8''. The sockets themselves have been designed in accordance with the new standard ISO 2725 Part 3 and can be used for both manual and machine operations. The provision of two different sets of sockets is therefore no longer necessary. Also in the detail this trade fair innovation from Wera presents a high utility value. For instance, the sockets have been knurled for manual operations and enhanced grip. The Zyklop boxes are made of solid metal and present an attractive design and practical features like rubber feet for stability and removable foam inserts.

For instance, with its swivelling head, the Zyklop also assumes the function of a flex head ratchet. The predefined lock positions at 0°, 90°, and 15° (from the 90° position) ensure reliable work without slipping. Slide switches on each side are used to disengage at any position. The swivelling ratchet head can also be used on screws that are otherwise difficult to access. The Zyklop is suitable not only for the powerful loosening and tightening of screw unions, but also for delicate work in sensitive areas. As a reversible ratchet with fine-pitched teeth it has a backlash angle of only 5–6°. This facilitates precise work with

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Drill and screwdriver bits from the one source Because screwdriving and drilling are often two interlinked processes Wera now provides its users on the craft and industrial sectors with various drill bits and combined drill and screwdriver bit sets. The company is therefore expanding its product range in the field of drilling applications. The range now includes a nineteen-piece set of metal twist drill and screw bits and an eighteen-piece set of wood twist drill and screw bits. Both sets come in practical bags with velcro flaps. The user then has a convenient set of drill and screwdriving tools within easy reach. Besides these combined sets Wera also offers special drill bits for the most diverse requirements, e.g. combined tap and core drills, countersinks, practical sets of HSS stepped drills, etc. All sets are delivered complete with Wera’s patented Rapidaptor quick release mount. This can be inserted in cordless and electric screwdrivers as well as in the chucks of electronic drilling machines. This universal mount greatly accelerates bit changes without auxiliary tools. The bit is simply pushed into the receiver and engages automatically as soon as it is placed in the screw or at the drilling point. In addition, the user can control drilling or screwdriving reliably by holding the tool’s free turning activation sleeve – a great help when positioning on the screw or drilling point. Consequently, slipping and therefore possible damage to the workpiece can be eliminated.

Kraftform Fluid chemicals With the product family Wera Kraftform Fluid Chemicals the company provides users on the craft and industrial sectors needs-based auxiliaries for loosening seized screws and protecting screw unions against corrosion and extreme temperature effects. High Performance Screw Releaser is used to loosen severely rusted and seized screws quickly and easily. The liquid is sprayed on the affected screw and penetrates even the finest and underlying cavities to dissolve rust and dirt particles. A practical addition to Wera’s Stainless range is the High Performance Stainless Steel Protector. This cleans stainless steel surfaces of stubborn soiling like greases, resins, cement skin, etc., protects them, and promotes the surface’s important passive layer by forming a protective film that acts on the treated surface as sustained protection against renewed soiling. The High Performance Ceramic Lubricant protects against extreme temperatures and environmental effects. It facilitates the loosening of screw unions in heavily corrosive environments and is suitable for a temperature range from -40 °C to +1,400 °C. Besides its functionality Kraftform Fluid presents in addition a conspicuous design whose form and colours are based on the established Kraftform handle. This makes the product series an eyecatcher on the shelves for high recognition levels.

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Innovative ideas for screw tools Innovation based on good tradition is the trademark of the German toolmaker Wera Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG. In its over 70-year company history Wera has developed into a successful and internationally recognized corporation. Instead of opting for diversification, the manufacturer consistently focused on the development and production of ergonomic and durable screw tools for professionals – from screw-drivers, ratchets and bits all the way to L-keys and torque tools. “In industry and the craft trades it is a long-established fact that Wera introduces a large number of innovations on the market every year. The most frequently asked question of customers, therefore, is not whether

chiseldriver has an integrated impact cap and a hexagon “pound-thru” blade. This makes the tool so rugged that, for example, you can even knock off screw clamps with it. Furthermore, it can be additionally used as a chisel. The latest innovation is a ratchet with the attention-getting name “Zyklop”. The main advantages are the high working speed and combined advantages of five types of ratchet in a single tool. In addition to several demand-geared ratchet sizes, Wera offers various sets with accessories like extensions, sockets and sliding t-handles. As the company states, the broad spectrum of ideas developed by Wera is reflected in the numerous product advantages and the innovative product represents a real quantum jump in the ratchet market. Supported by state-of-the-art technology and software, the individual development steps are always carried out in a structured and success-oriented manner. The process ranges from idea management encompassing current creativity techniques to the construction of prototypes and extends all the way to user-oriented training for all employees and partners in Sales. Furthermore, the distributive trade and users have access to a training and competence centre, the “Werarium” in Wuppertal, which - according to Wera – is unique in the sector. To ensure that Wera can continue to operate successfully worldwide in the future, the Wuppertal company implements a global industrial property rights strategy. With more than 300 industrial property rights Wera is considered to be the innovation leader in the screw tools segment. Thanks to international market monitoring, measures can be taken immediately in the event of violation of industrial property rights. Imitations are then removed from the market at once, stocks as well as production equipment are eliminated promptly. For further information please contact:

Wera will bring out a new innovation, but what kind of innovation it will be,” says Marketing Manager Detlef Seyfarth. The goal, he adds, is always to offer users specific solutions for their problems. A very successful example is the Wera chiseldriver. Through this product Wera demonstrated that screwdrivers are misused for diverse jobs in the workshop. A screwing tool for extra hard “side jobs” was developed against this background. The

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“Extra Slim” VDE blades for electrical applications screws found in sprung cage terminal blocks and RCBO’s, the blade has to be inserted deep into the terminals to reach the screw or spring element – impossible with traditional VDE screwdrivers. With this in mind, Wera recently launched a range of “Ultra Slim” VDE screwdrivers, designed exactly for this type of application. The product an overnight success, and so now Wera have also announced the addition of the “Ultra Slim” interchangeable blades to the “Kraftform Kompakt VDE” range.

“Kraftform Kompakt VDE” is one of the most popular Wera Tools ranges, offering unbeatable versatility, customisation and portability for electricians. This range has now been perfectly rounded off with the launch of the new “Kraftform Kompakt VDE Extra Slim” interchangeable blades at the International Hardware Fair 2012. In screwdriving applications with electrical equipment, VDE screwdrivers often have their use restricted by the diameter of the insulated blade. For example, for recessed

These new blades feature a greatly reduced blade diameter when compared with conventional VDE screwdrivers, allowing recessed screws in electrical components to be easily and safely reached. Despite their slender design, they are very robust and boast a long service life. The protective insulation is integrated into the blade and is practically wear-free, so frayed insulations become a thing of the past. The “Kraftform Kompakt VDE extra slim” is available from the trade in a practical user set. A rugged belt pouch contains 14 interchangeable blades with the profiles Phillips, Pozidriv, TORX®, slotted and PlusMinus in various dimensions, a voltage tester, and a “Kraftform VDE” handle with hexagon chuck for connection to the blades. The insulated interchangeable blades are easily and rapidly inserted into the handle, and permanently locked until released – preventing any unintentional removal. The insulated interchangeable blades by Wera fulfil all the safety requirements specified in German and international standards (DIN EN 60900 or IEC 60900:2004), being individually tested at 10,000 volts. This ten-time higher testing load ensures safe working at the maximum permissible voltage of 1,000 volts.

“Big Packs” with 14 screwdrivers covering every application The new “Wera Big Packs” contain all the screwdrivers a professional would normally need, leaving them optimally equipped for almost any application. There are two different “Wera Big Packs”. They each contain 14 screwdrivers and two wallmountable storage racks where the tools can be neatly displayed. The version “Big Pack 300” includes Series 300 General Purpose screwdrivers with the profiles Phillips, Pozidriv, TORX® and slotted in various dimensions. The “Big Pack 160i” comprises individually tested insulated VDE screwdrivers with the profiles Phillips, Pozidriv, TORX®, slotted and PlusMinus. Additionally, a new “extra slim” screwdriver with greatly reduced blade diameter is also included. This screwdriver features integrated protective insulation so that even recessed screws can be easily reached ideal for sprung cage terminal blocks and RCBO’s

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All screwdrivers boast the proven “Kraftform” design handle for ergonomic, safe working. The design, which fits perfectly into the hand, prevents any undue strains and injuries; and a useful anti-roll feature is integrated into the handle. A distinct marking on the handle allows for rapid selection of the appropriate screwdriver without any need to inspect the blade. The Phillips, Pozidriv and slotted tools are additionally provided with anti-cam out “Lasertip” tips. This prevents the annoying slipping of the screw-driving tool out of the head of the screw, making screw-driving jobs simpler and faster. For further information please contact: Wera - Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG Korzerter Straße 21-25 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-404 5311 Fax +49/202-403 634 info@wera.de www.wera.de

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The“Impaktor” system for cordless impact drivers Since its 2011 launch, the “Impaktor” system from Wuppertalbased screw-driving specialist Wera Tools has proved itself to be indispensable for users of cordless impact drivers undertaking screw-driving jobs. In comparison to standard or torsion bits it offers as much as a ten-time longer service life depending on the output. At the International Hardware Fair 2012 in Cologne, Wera presented a useful extension to the Impaktor range, introducing a new TORX® 20 (TX20) bit. It is available individually, as a 10pc box of bits, or in a new TORX® Bit-Check bit set. Moreover, three Impaktor TX20 bits have replaced the standard TX20 and PH1 bits previously included in the 30piece Impaktor BitCheck. So-called impact screwdrivers place extreme demands on the accessories used, since the screw is tightened by means of consecutive radial strokes applied rapidly in the direction of turn. The high output performance of the tool and the permanently recurring peak torque loads exceed the physiccal limitations of most bits and bit holders. This results in above-average wear. The basis for a longer service life with the “Impaktor” system is created during the manufacturing process, with a best possible utilisation of the material properties, individual hardening technology and an optimally designed geometry of the screwdriving tool. In this way Impaktor bits are precisely designed to match the respective type of output, and thereby the individual screw-driving application, and are equipped with a torsion zone. Their combination with the two additional torsion zones in the Impaktor bit holder creates the unique “TriTorsion” system. Depending upon the peak torque loads, two or three of the differently dimensioned torsion zones react automatically, allowing an optimum adaptation to the specific screwdriving application. This enables even more kinetic energy to be absorbed by this screw-driving tool system and diverted away from the tip of the bit. This results in an unbeatably long service life, even when subjected to extreme loads.

This reduces the degree of contact pressure required and the user can spare energy even when using the power screwdriving tool for a longer period.

Optimally equipped for all screw-driving jobs with the compact “Tool-Check”

An astonishing 38 pieces are included in a new tool combination that was presented by the Wuppertal-based screwdriving specialist Wera Tools at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne. The particularly compact “Tool-Check” is the perfect universal companion for a number of screw-driving applications. The combination kit contains a Bit Ratchet, a “Rapidaptor” bit holder as well as a total of 28 bits, seven sockets and a socket adaptor. Bits and sockets can be driven with the Bit Ratchet; and the “Rapidaptor” also serves as an extension. Tools are clearly arranged and securely housed in a robust plastic box. Despite the wide range of equipment, the Wera “Tool-Check” measures just 15 x 8 cm. The tools offer the following advantages: Bits for screw-driving applications suitable for both metal and wood Hand and machine sockets for use in manual as well as power tool applications “Rapidaptor” bit holder with rapid-turn sleeve for particularly fast bit change ¼” Bit Ratchet for rapid working when screw-driving with a power tool or hand tool is not possible because the space is too limited For further information please contact: Wera - Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG Korzerter Straße 21-25 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-404 5311 Fax +49/202-403 634 info@wera.de www.wera.de

In addition, there are minute diamond particles on the tips of the “Impaktor” bits. They reduce the so-called ‘cam-out’ forces that lead to the bits slipping out of the screw head. Normally, a higher contact pressure is necessary with impact drivers, but the diamond particles literally “bite” themselves into the screw.

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Wera reinvents the wrench with the “Joker” With the multi-function “Zyklop”, Wera Tools transformed the ratchet. With the outstanding “Impaktor” bit system, they revolutionized impact driver screw-driving. Continuing this trend of dynamic, industry-changing innovation, Wera have now completely reinvented the humble wrench, that hitherto basic yet indispensable tool – the Joker has landed! The German screw-driving specialist presented this latest innovation for the first time at the International Hardware Fair 2012. “All professional card players are happy to have a joker in their hands, as this increases their chances of winning quite considerably. That is why we have chosen the name of Joker for our new, rather clever combination ratchet wrench”, explained Wera UK boss Ian Walford on the occasion of the fair presentation. But what is actually behind this ‘wrench 2.0’– and was it really necessary to reinvent this simple screw-driving tool? As Wera emphasized at the fair, the “Joker” cannot only do everything that a combination ratchet wrench needs to do, but much more. In this respect the manufacturer points to four particularly striking product advantages that offer users added value and therefore constitute decisive sales arguments for the trade. Advantage 1: Holding function The “Joker” offers a practical holding function that allows nuts and bolts to be held in the jaw and easily positioned where they are needed. Fastening on to the thread can then be done quickly and precisely. After applying and positioning the nut or bolt, fastening can begin immediately – no additional tools required. No more timewasting searches for dropped nuts and bolts! Advantage 2: Limit stop Constant re-positioning of the wrench? Difficulty holding fasteners in confined spaces? Easing off to avoid any risks of injury or fastener damage? That was yesterday. Today, the Joker prevents slipping off of the fastener head with its integrated limit-stop – no longer is the thumb needed to act as a depth stop. This makes things much easier, and allows significantly more force to be applied during fastening jobs. Advantage 3: Anti-slip effect The Joker’s clever double-hex geometry delivers a very positive connection with nuts or bolts – it’s a perfect fit. And the exchangeable, hardened metal gripping plate in the Joker’s mouth literally bites itself into the bolt with its extremely hard tips. Both features combine to prevent any unpleasant slipping, even at higher torque. Advantage 4: Very small return travel angle Where conventional wrenches with a 60° return travel angle have to be turned over and over to tighten or loosen bolts and nuts in confined spaces, the “Joker” now offers a 30° return travel angle with a double-hex design. Along with the Joker’s straight neck, this means that flipping the wrench has become a

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thing of the past. With the Joker, you can now loosen and tighten nuts and bolts, in situations where conventional tools fail, particularly in confined spaces where conventional openjawed wrenches fail. The ratchet mechanism at the ring end of the “Joker” has a fine toothing design with 80 teeth, enabling screw-driving even when the space is very confined. All in all, the new combination ratchet wrench can solve screwdriving tasks in almost any conceivable situation rapidly and with great precision. And the user also has good cards in terms of the service life. A special forged geometry in combination with high performance chrome molybdenum steel and a nickelchrome coating ensure high resistance to wear and dependable corrosion protection. Every “Joker” can be immediately recognized even at a distance thanks to its distinctive aesthetic product design and specifically created logo, which is reminiscent of a winking “smiley”. “Because it functions so much better than conventional wrenches, the “Joker” will become the new favorite wrench among users”, says the convinced Wera UK Managing Director. The “Joker” by Wera is available in the conventional wrench dimensions 10, 13, 17 and 19 mm individually or as a set in a folding velcro pouch. The individual packing units are equipped with a “try me” function which allows the “Joker” to be tested on a bolt head out of plastic material. For further information please contact: Wera - Werk Hermann Werner GmbH & Co. KG Korzerter Straße 21-25 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-404 5311 Fax +49/202-403 634 info@wera.de www.wera.de

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Powerful fine spray system High quality surfaces thanks to the finest atomisation WAGNER has developed a particularly powerful fine spray system with the W 860 E, which complements the new ProjectPro equipment category. This "power pack" among the fine spray systems for the universal home handyman has a 2 stage high power turbine for the finest atomisation and brilliant surfaces (atomisation power 130 W). The three-way adjustable paint jet round, horizontal and vertical - allows all spraying work to be carried out precisely, even at an angle overhead or when lying down. The paint flow can be smoothly regulated and set precisely to suit the material. The best feature of all: the W 860 E is particularly convenient to operate, because all equipment functions  On-Off switch, paint flow rate, air flow rate  can be controlled on the Direct Spray Control handle of the gun. Thus you have everything under control.

The separable gun with the Click & Paint system allows quick colour changes and easy cleaning  the reservoir and the paint wetted parts can be taken off with a "twist", topped up and cleaned in the shortest time. This allows changes between different materials and colours. When different spraying attachments are used this is possible in seconds even without intermediate cleaning. Unused material can be kept in the paint reservoir for the time of the project. The high grade case is just as practical and provides adequate stowing space for the gun, the spraying attachment ”Perfect Spray 800” with 800 ml reservoir capacity, the 3.5 metre long hose and other accessories. The W 860 E fine spray system from WAGNER is ideal for instance for spraying varnishes,

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Multi-Bit Screwdriver Delivers Fifty Percent More Torque Than Standard Models IDEAL today introduced the amazingly versatile 21-in1 Twist-a-Nut™ multi-bit, dual-ratcheting screwdriver featuring more unique fastening applications than any other tool designed for professional electricians, along with fifty percent more torquing power than standard ratchets. "The 21-in-1 Twist-a-Nut™ gives electricians the most powerful torque of any screwdriver on the market plus infinite possibilities when it comes to fastening and wire preparation," explained Bruce Hartranft, Product Manager for IDEAL. "We've also redesigned the handle for improved ergonomics and greatly reduced finger stress." Ultimate Multitasker IDEAL configured the tool so that the four bits most frequently used by electricians are pre-loaded into the driver shaft with an additional 12 specialty bits securely stored for quick access within the handle. Its two interchangeable chrome-vanadium shafts were designed for effortless driving of 1/4", 5/16" and 7/16" nuts. In addition, the handle has two Accu-Loop™ wire looping holes to create perfectly formed wire loops, along with the patented Wire-Nut® ratcheting wrench formed into its bottom that accepts twist-on wire connectors from IDEAL and other manufacturers. Not only does this timesaving tool harness all these capabilities, it also offers the flexibility of being compatible with IDEAL's Conduit Deburring Tool and the 6-in-1 Tap Tool. All-Metal Ratchet The 21-in-1 is built around a premium all-metal, 28tooth ratcheting mechanism that delivers an exceptionally high 225 lbs of torque, stronger than the human wrist can torque yet smooth for repeated use without fatigue. The ratchet provides three-position ratcheting action -- clockwise, counter clockwise, and locked -- to tackle any challenging task. Ergonomic Design IDEAL has redesigned the original Twist-a-Nut™ handle, bringing added durability, comfort and torque to the two-part dual durometer grip. Soft, black overmolding on the outer surface of the grip strategically exposes six torsion bars to provide exceptional stability. This harder, high-visibility yellow reinforced propylene is also used for the ends and inner surfaces to assure toughness. Leopard spots are set into the soft black grip so that slippage due to sweat is avoided. Grip materials are resistant to water, perspiration, oil and chemicals, maximizing tool service life. About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries. For further information please contact: Ideal Industries Inc. Becker Place Sycamore, IL 60178, USA Tel +1/815-895-5181 Fax +1/815-895-4800 Ideal_Industries@idealindustries.com www.idealindustries.com

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Pressing and Cutting Technology for Copper, Stainless Steel and PEX Tubing Say "hello" to your little friend! RIDGID® introduces the ultimate in press tool technology: the RP 210-B. For a fast and reliable way to join copper, stainless steel and PEX, the new RP 210-B has more capacity than any compact press tool on the market. This model is 2 inches shorter and 25% lighter than our previous compact tool and features the longest service interval available (32,000 cycles), an improved swiveling barrel and a powerful 18V Lithium-Ion battery. Now you can do more… with less! Ridge Tool is the world's technology leader for pressing equipment, making the high-performance RIDGID tools that drive the speed and reliability of pressed Copper, Stainless Steel and PEX Tubing connections. Specifications • • • •

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Increased Speed - connections made in as little as five seconds, with the fastest power pressing tools in the industry. Increased Reliability - hydraulic power pressing tools designed with high-end diagnostics ensuring the same watertight seal is made with every connection. System Compatibility - pressing tools, jaws and rings that are designed in conjunction with the fitting manufacturers, optimizing system compatibility. Maximum Uptime - battery-powered pressing tools that use 18 V Li-Ion batteries, enabling more work-percharge and use in extreme temperatures. Battery and corded pressing tools also provide the longest lifecycle in the industry, 32,000 presses before tools require recalibration. E3® power and manual press tools, designed with Expert-Engineered Ergonomics for maximum comfort with everyday use. RIDGID Durability - all pressing tools, jaws and rings are built for the most demanding applications and are backed by the RIDGID Lifetime Warranty Quick-Acting Tubing Cutter Introducing the NEW RIDGID® 65S Tubing Cutter. The 65S has been designed for optimized performance on Stainless Steel tube. The spezial product features are: • Quick-acting mechanism that rapidly adjusts to different sized tubing. • Six individual bearings replace traditional rollers. The bearings create a smoother cut, and allow for increased speed around the tube. • A contoured frame allows for easy alignment while adjusting the cutter to make a cut. • Specially designed Heavy Duty cutter wheel contains bearings to decrease rotations needed to complete a cut. • Oversized, easy to grip, smooth X-CEL® knob allows for easy and quicker adjustments. Fits comfortably in the palm of your hand while rotating the cutter around the tube. • X-CEL® wheel pin, for quick and easy wheel change, no tools required. For further information please contact: Ridgid Inc. 400 Clark Street Elyria, OH 44035-6108, USA www.ridgid.com

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High-quality, sturdy and space-saving To have everything needed for work to hand immediately – that is what every workman wants. With the new crimp assortments from KNIPEX, he can have it: the sturdy TANOS MINI-systainers hold crimping pliers (and some assortments also have a wire stripper) as well as the corresponding cable connectors. Two robust stackable plastic inserts, each with six trays to hold the various cable connectors ensure that the sturdy plastic boxes are neat and well organized. The user can find the right crimping pliers immediately – and two of the four new assortments also have a self-adjusting universal insulation stripper, the KNIPEX “Multistrip 10". A practical clicking system allows several boxes to be stacked together to save space. And if the workman has to bring his tools with him to the construction site, he will find the TANOS MINI-systainer® very handy: it is a good way of transporting pliers and connectors safely. KNIPEX offers a total of 13 assortments with a variety of pliers and cable connectors.

The new KNIPEX boxes of assortments can be connected together in stacks to save space

PreciForce crimping plier: Easy to handle, compact and with amazingly high leverage

For further information please contact: KNIPEX-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG Oberkamper Straße 13 42349 Wuppertal Tel.: 0202/4794-0 Fax: 0202/4774-94 www.knipex.de marketing@knipex.de

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Multi-Strip 2000 Robust self-adjusting automatic wire stripping pliers for high volume production and heavy field usage. The tool is equipped with wire cutter, detachable length stop and power adjuster to compensate for a variety of different insulations. It fully self-adjusting throughout its capacity range and its ergonomically designed, contoured handles ensure comfort and ease of use. • • • •

A one-handed action grips and strips the wire without damage to the conductors. Integral wire cutter and variable gripping power control. Handles a wide range of wire sizes and types. Detachable wire length stop.

ZB Tools Ltd and ABECO Ltd are privately owned Companies situated at the same location, occupying 3,500 sq. meters of manufacturing and office space. ABECO Ltd (formed in 1970) is the - manufacturing arm - of its partner company, ZB Tools Ltd, who in turn is responsible for the research and development of new products and their worldwide distribution. Our products are made to European Quality Standards and are distributed by some of the most renowned names in the world. Our tools are well known to maintain longevity in desert-dry and marine-wet climatic zones which, together with our competitive pricing policy, enhances the commercial attractiveness of working with ZB tools. • • • • • • • • • • •

Our range of products, amongst others include: Automatic Wire Strippers Cable Preparation Tools Crimping Tools Coaxial Strippers Fiber Optic Strippers PCB Assembly Jigs and Tools De-soldering Pumps Pneumatically Operated Tools and Machines Servicing Aids Customization and tailor made tools to client specifications.

We constantly review our product portfolio to ensure innovation and upgrading of our products to meet market demands. We support our customers with reliable and prompt spare parts logistics and offer technical assistance in choosing the best tool for the job. For further information please contact: Abeco Limited and ZB Tools Ltd. KW16, Kordin Industrial Estate Paola PLA 3000 Malta Tel +356/2182 5267 Fax +356/2166 2827 sales@abeco.com www.abeco.com or info@zbtools.co.uk www.zbtools.co.uk

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Expansion of Torqueleader Range Torqueleader ESD Electric Screwdrivers are designed with precision torque control in mind and have become a leader in innovative assembly solutions. This electric torque screwdriver is most suitable in the electronic and production environments. Low voltage motors combined with advanced electronics deliver precise torque control unmatched by any other production driver. The EF and K series screwdrivers ensure accuracy in the fastening process with precision automatic shutoff when the preset torque is achieved. The rugged production tools are designed to increase productivity and enhance product quality through the precise torque control. The torque setting is adjustable by the user and is set against an external scale and the supplied torque reference charts. The models offered cover a range from 5 – 440 cN.m. The screwdrivers require an external controller/power supply. A range of driver arms, accessories and power bits are available. The controller will also store the last mode used ready for the next time the unit is turned on. User selectable double hit function enables precise torque control for soft joint applications. The double hit mode causes the electric screwdriver to perform a second “hit” to stabilise the joint after relaxation. A high and low speed button offers the user the option of selecting the correct screwdriver speed for the type of application. Integrated overheat protection (OHP) and over current protection (OCP) protect the screwdriver from damage or malfunction The advanced temperature detection system powers down the controller and resets automatically when temperatures return to normal levels. Intuitive controller LED system advises user which mode is in operation. There is a Stop/Start and Screwdriver Lock output signal for the connection to PLC systems. The Controller has also an integrated RJ-11 socket for the connection to an optional screw counter unit. Switchable 110 and 230V input voltage. The unit will reset if the motor current is too high. Why choosing the Electric Torque Screwdrivers... ESD compliance - any lapses in preventing the occurrence of electrostatic discharge can affect production yields, manufacturing costs, product quality and reliability. Having adverse effects on reputation and profitability. Every Torqueleader ESD Electric Screwdriver is manufactured using anti-electrostatic plastic material, preventing ESD build up and hence static damage to electronic components. Air Operated V Electric Screwdrivers – the Electric Screwdrivers are less expensive to maintain than air operated drivers and utilise simple serviceable motor brushes and lower voltage motors that resist “burnout”. Electric Screwdrivers do not require the expensive pipework, compressors, water separators, filters/regulators needed to operate air systems For further information please contact: MHH Engineering Co. Ltd. Gosden Common, Bramley, Guilford, Surrey. GU5 0AJ, UK Tel +44/1483-892 772 Fax +44/1483-898 536 sales@torqueleader.co.uk www.torqueleader.com 2013 SPRING

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Effortlessly mow – and enjoy your free time The GARDENA robotic lawnmower R40Li mows the lawn on its own and recharges itself at the charging station. You can enjoy a beautifully maintained lawn and have more free time. The innovative GARDENA robotic mower R40Li does your mowing for you: it mows the lawn on its own, while you enjoy your free time or do other things. Thanks to its irregular pattern, the R40Li mows a lawn area up to a maximum of 400 m² – effectively, reliably and without wheel ruts. Always resulting a perfectly cared-for lawn. When required, the robotic mower recharges itself at the charging station. Its easy-to-place boundary wire shows the R40Li where to mow. It repeatedly cuts grass tips with razor-sharp blades; grass clippings remain on the lawn as a natural fertiliser (mulch principle). The cutting height of 2 to 5 cm can be easily set with a rotary knob. With a weight of eight kilograms, the robust robotic mower tackles inclines

up to 25 %. Programming is incredibly simple and quick. Different mowing times or days can be set on the large selection panel and display. Following the menu is easy and intuitive. After programming, the R40Li starts on its own at the set times, even when it rains. The powerful and easy-care lithium-ion 18 V /1.6 Ah battery ensures reliable and energy-saving operation. The R40Li also works very quietly and without emissions. Highly sensitive collision sensors and the boundary wire help the R40Li to avoid obstacles in the garden. Lift and tilt sensors, and a large space between the housing and blades, guarantee additional safety for people and animals. For example, when the mower is lifted, the blades immediately stop and thereby prevent injuries. The robotic mower can also be stopped at any time with the large, easy-toaccess stop button. R40Li is flexible and therefore well suited for nearly any garden type, as well as for example secondary areas. The robotic mower is supplied with a charging station, a power cable, boundary wire, staples, spare blades, couplers and connectors. Perfect cutting result – no need to remove the grass clippings Continuous yet gentle cutting of grass tips gives a lush, green lawn. The fine grass clippings remain on the lawn as a natural fertiliser (mulch function) and thereby save you the need for collecting grass. Low-noise, emission-free and energy-saving The robotic mower R40Li is significantly quieter than common electric, battery-operated or petrol-driven lawnmowers, and has a low energy consumption of only 7 kWh/month for a lawn area of 400 m². Easy installation The robotic mower is easy to install and operate. The boundary wire enables reliable and precise operation on the lawn area to be cut Anti-theft protection The anti-theft alarm function, installation lock and PIN code ensure reliable anti-theft protection

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For further information please contact: GARDENA AG Hans-Lorenser-Strasse 40 89079 Ulm, Germany Tel +49/731-490-0 Fax +49/731-490-219 info@gardena.com www.gardena.com

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Attention guaranteed! DRONCO offers a broad range of sophisticated presentation options for retailers. Get your sales of cutting discs and abrasives up and running! Promotion Point of Sale displays for counters or product shelves ensure a level of recognition and additional high sales! We can supply your display stands from a core range on one module to a complete range over three modules. Expertise in every area of cutting and grinding from one source! This gives customers a perfect explanation of DRONCO‘s innovative products and creates demand.

DRONCO Wire Presentation for tins: Our bestseller: The 1mm special disc for steel and stainless steel in a 10-pack tin. Simply hang inthe support between the modules or in a rear panel (suitable adapter supplied) and watch your sales take off! Dimensions: 15 x 135 x 16 cm

perfectly p DRONCO Triangle display: Can be stocked individually with new or standard products. Dimensions: 28 x 175 cm

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DRONCO Concrete Display: Stocked with an „Evolution Speed“ diamond disc: Impressively displayed with a short explanation on the spine label. Dimensions: 20 x 30 x 20 cm

DRONCO Sales Display for the new Flap disc G-AK with ceramic grain: The eyecatcher for the new performance class from DRONCO: Dimensions: 42 x 34 x 28 cm

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Innovations for structural steelworker Both spirit-levels are only 25 cm long which makes them a constant companion. One has a fixed 45° angle vial for easy checking of struts and 45° pipework; the other has an angle vial and scale which can be rotated through 360°. Advantages that appeal to all involved in structural steelwork:  A milled measuring surface with a V groove and rare-earth magnets. These guarantee secure positioning and an extra-strong grip on pipes and other structural steel components.  The horizontal vial has six rings which can be used to measure 1% and 2% slopes.  In addition, both versions of the Type 81 SV REM spirit level have a classic vertical vial.  Both types are suitable for overhead measurements. Type 81 SV REM W45 has a high-grade 45° vial in addition to the vertical vial.

The Type 81 SV REM W45 and W360 spirit-levels demonstrate STABILA’s innovative skills twice over. Close contact with construction industry craftsmen and their constantly changing working requirements generates problem solutions which are distinguished by precision, robustness and lasting accuracy.

New professional spirit level for bricklayers and concrete workers. Strong - easy-to-clean and with useful details.

The extra-strong aluminium pressure-cast profile with two milled measuring surfaces is given a special coating by STABILA so that bricklayers and concrete workers can easily clean their professional-quality spirit-level. The vertical vials are at the end of the profile to prevent them from being quickly obscured by dirt. Depending on the length of the spirit-level, the walls in this region are either twice or three times thicker than elsewhere. Depending on the length, the profile of the Type 82 S spirit level has either one or two hand-holes which make handling easier and provide a better grip.

The Type 82 S is yet another example of how STABILA achieves creative problem solutions for specific building trades. The craftsmen can use these to optimise his working processes and make huge time-savings, even in routine work.

An abrasion-resistant cm scale on the Type 82 S bricklayer’s spirit level.

A scale with 1 centimetre increments is incorporated into both sides of the profile before painting and coating. A good idea as it means bricklayers and concrete workers do not have to keeping reaching for their ruler.

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For further information please contact: Stabila Meßgeräte Gustav Ullrich GmbH & Co. KG Landauer Strasse 45 76855 Annweiler, Germany Tel +49/6346-3090 Fax +49/6346-30989 sales@stabila.de www.stabila.de

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Measuring with precision Pocket PRO Magnetic The professional mini format spirit level ‚ ideal for every craftsman who is proud of his work. A robust case with an aluminium core. A rectangular aluminum frame with two precisely milled measuring surfaces - on the side and the base. The plastic mini format sprit level with an extra-strong rare earth magnet for horizontal measurements. Up to 5 times stronger than normal ferrite magnets. It leaves your hands free for aligning and adjusting metal objects. It also has a cleanly shaped V groove. These professional features allow measurements to be taken on flat and round surfaces. The vibratory ground surface of the aluminum frame (roughened and hardened) provides permanent protection of the Pocket´s measuring surfaces. Both the base and lateral measuring surfaces have an extra-strong rare earth magnet – up to 5 times stronger than normal ferrite magnets – which leave your hands free for adjusting and aligning metal objects. The vertical measuring surface is at 90 degrees to the horizontal measuring surface, allowing vertical measurements to be taken with the horizontal vial. A secure belt clip is included.

Pocket Electric The plastic mini format sprit level with special features for the electrician: Extremely fast and secure for leveling switches and sockets. Extra strong rare earth magnets. Place the Pocket Electric on the edge of the switch or socket insert - the spirit level aligns itself automatically with the surface of the socket to be measured enabling the fixture to be easily and immediately aligned with the spirit level. The additional base measuring surface makes the Pocket Electric a useful spirit level to have with you always - not just for electricians. For further information please contact: Stabila Meßgeräte Gustav Ullrich GmbH & Co. KG Landauer Strasse 45 76855 Annweiler Germany Tel +49/6346-3090 Fax +49/6346-30989 sales@stabila.de www.stabila.de

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Grex Power Tools will be proudly releasing their Green Buddy™ 18 Gauge 2" Brad Nailer. Designed and built for accuracy, performance, control and dependability, the Green Buddy™ is best in its class. Bradders are widely known to be the most used pneumatic nailers. But in the last 10 years, the trend for most manufacturers has been to focus on developing the lowest cost tool possible. Following their design philosophy, Grex Power Tools has instead focused on developing the best tool possible. They are able to do this by leveraging the innovation and technology from their 23 gauge headless pinners in designing the Green Buddy™.

The quality build and all metal construction makes the tool’s overall construction stand apart from existing brad nailers in the market - the hardened steel nose piece is precision machined for accurate nail feeding and firing; the one-piece steel driver is precision machined and hardened for an optimal balance of performance and durability; and the extruded aluminum magazine is durable and designed for smooth and quick reloading.

Grex Power Tools Company profile About Grex Power Tools: Grex's philosophy in offering high quality products have allowed it to gain a well-known reputation worldwide since 1995. Grex continues to spearhead with innovative and original products to surpass the expectations of consumer needs.

Grex specifically keyed in on precision and accuracy when designing Green Buddy™. The patented Integrated- Safety ™ not only provides smooth and accurate operation while maintaining a super fine narrow nose for detail work and the ability to drive nails at any angle. Green Buddy™ is for the professionals that need a tool that can help them push the boundaries of their trade.

For further information please contact: GREX 705 South Electric Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803 Tel 626.289.7618 (M-F 9AM-5PM PST) Fax 626.289.8121 www.grexusa.com info@grexusa.com

“We’ve done our homework. All the professionals we spoke with have told us they wish tools were built like they were back in the day. They want durability and performance. And we believe we’ve delivered that, plus some more.” says Daniel Huynh, Director of Business Development. Kit Contents: Green Buddy™ 2” Brad Nailer, plastic carrying case, two (2) no mar tips, bottle of tool lubricant, Allen wrench set and safety goggles.

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Portable Band Saw Machine ALFRA ROTAFLEX – professional machine for engineering workshops and assembly shops There is a variety of portable band saw machines, but only a few of them are suitable for industrial applications or at a construction site. Pricing is usually being more important than reliability and durability. Our new machines have an excellent price-performance-ratio and are setting new standards. The robust and compact design makes it ideal for handling in the machine shop or the construction site. Ideally qualified for locksmiths, plumbing, metal-, heating-, pipeline- and mechanical workshops. Also for construction companies, public utilities with or without mobile workshops, power stations, schools, technical learning and teaching facilities. Special Features: • Portable • Mobile • Change from horizontal or vertical cutting within seconds. • With help of the vertical section notches or contours can be cut out easily from radius 85 mm on. • For vertical section 0 - 45 ° stepless • Very fast band saw blade-change, as the change is on the front side • Cutting pressure adjustment in 4 steps, matched to the material cross section • Safe material clamping due to quick-vice application • Robust high-performance single-phasemotor • 4-fold ball bearings-blade guide RBX 120 HV • 8-fold ball bearings-blade guide RBX 180 HV • Adjustable ball bearings-blade guide for angular cutting

Equipped with solid transport wheels, therefore easy portable Change from horizontal to vertical cutting within seconds Quick vise for variable material usage Single-phase motor – low wear 1 Saw Blade included in delivery ALFRA is a leading global developer and producer of innovative, hightech tools and machines for the panel building industry, the steel construction and the hardware business in general. The company is one of the market leaders in each of its business areas: switch board industry, cutting tools, metal working solutions. ALFRA manufactures a broad range of products for example sheet metal punching machines, busbar cutting-bending and punching devices, Din Rail cutting units, stationary punching machines, metal punching tools and machines, metal core drilling machines, HSS and TCT core drills, metal-saws, band-saws, circular-saws and deburring technology.

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For further information please contact: ALFRA Alfred Raith GmbH Sägen- und Werkzeugfabrikation II. Industriestrasse 10 68766 Hockenheim, Germany Tel +49/6205-3051-0 Fax +49/6205-3051-135 export@alfra.de www.alfra.de

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Milwaukee annouce new M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver Milwaukee Electric Tool continues to expand the fastest growing 18V platform in the industry with the introduction of the new M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver. As part of the new M18 FUEL family, a new breed of cordless power tools within the M18 System, the new 1/4" Hex Impact Driver features Milwaukee’s exclusive combination of the POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS Electronic Intelligence to deliver up to 3X longer motor life, up to 50% more runtime, and a proprietary 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL feature.

In addition, all M18 FUEL products include the new multi-voltage charger to allow users to charge all M12 and M18 batteries with one charger. Available in June of 2012, the new M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investing in game changing technology.

“The 3-Mode DRIVE CONTROL feature gives users better control over the power and speed required for specific applications,” says Tom Simeone, Sr. Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool Corporation. “With the touch of a button, they can go from a precise application such as fastening small machine screws to an application that requires maximum performance such as driving lag screws.”

Specifications M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver (2653-22) • Volts: 18V • Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs • Max RPM: 0-2900 • Max IPM: 0-3600 • Tool Length: 5-1/2” • Tool Weight (w/ battery): 3.6 lbs • Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver, Belt Clip, (2) M18 HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM Battery Packs, MultiVoltage Charger and Carrying Case

The new POWERSTATE Brushless Motor works harder, lives longer, and converts energy into power and torque more efficiently than leading competitors. The POWERSTATE Motor is completely d e s i g n e d , engineered and built by Milwaukee Tool, providing up to 1600 in-lbs of torque and 0-2900 RPM to make the M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver the most powerful tool in its class. The POWERSTATE Motor also reduces noise and cools more rapidly, delivering years of maintenance-free performance.

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Milwaukee REDLITHIUM Batteries provide significantly more run-time, power and recharges than any other Lithium product on the market. REDLITHIUM also delivers best-inclass performance in extreme job-site conditions. With Milwaukee® durability built into each pack, the REDLITHIUM Battery operates cooler and performs in climates as low as 0°F/-18°C with fade free power. A battery fuel gauge also displays remaining charge for less down time on the job.

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REDLINK PLUS Intelligence hardware and software, the most advanced electronic system on the market, allows the user to choose between three fastening modes with the DRIVE CONTROL feature. Mode #1 is for precision work (0-850 RPM, 200 in-lbs of torque), Mode # 2 helps prevent damage to fasteners and material (0-2,100 RPM, 700 in-lbs of torque) and Mode #3 delivers maximum performance for the toughest applications (0-2,900 RPM, 1600 in-lbs of torque).

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Volts: 18V Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs Max RPM: 0-2900 Max IPM: 0-3600 Tool Length: 5-1/2” Tool Weight (w/ battery): 3.0 lbs Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver, Belt Clip, (2) M18 COMPACT REDLITHIUM Battery Packs, Multi-Voltage Charger and Carrying Case

Volts: 18V Peak Torque: 1600 in-lbs Max RPM: 0-2900 Max IPM: 0-3600 Tool Length: 5-1/2” Tool Weight: 2.1 lbs Includes 2653-20 M18 FUEL 1/4" Hex Impact Driver and Belt Clip

For further information please contact: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation 13135 West Lisbon Road Brookfield, WI 53005-2550,USA Tel: 1-800-729-3878 Fax: 1-800-638-9582 www.milwaukeetool.com

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Cordless LED Work Light Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its LITHIUM-ION system with the new M18 Cordless LED Work Light. Featuring up to 4X longer run-time than incandescent models, the new 2735-20 can be powered by either the M18 XC High Capacity LITHIUM-ION Battery or the M18 Compact LITHIUM-ION Battery. In addition to the choice in battery size, the new M18 Cordless LED Work Light combines an integrated hook and a 135° rotating head for convenient, hands-free use says Rick Gambaccini, Sr. Product Manager-Cordless of Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. As a result, the user not only has their hands free while working, but can easily point the light beam toward the desired work area. In addition, a 50,000-Hour 160 Lumen LED provides a brighter and whiter beam than incandescent models. This high quality LED as well as an impact and weather resistant sealed aluminum head, allows Milwaukee® to provide a limited lifetime LED warranty. With the addition of the new LED Work Light, the M18 cordless system continues to grow and provide innovative solutions. With leading LITHIUM-ION Technology, Milwaukee® will continue to build this platform to offer industry leading balance, power and ergonomics.

Voltage Detector with Work Light Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces the Voltage Detector with Work Light as a part of its new line of test and measurement products. With industry leading non-contact voltage detection technology, the 2201-20 runs off an easy-to replace AAA battery platform and doubles as a mini-flashlight. “We know there are many non-contact voltage detectors on the market today,” says Jonathan Morrow, Director Marketing Product Management-Test & Measurement for Milwaukee Electric Tool Company. “What makes this tool different is that we focused on creating a noncontact voltage detector that doubles as a flashlight. Our extra bright LED Work Light is built into the unit and is 3 times brighter than the closest competitor. At 3.5 inches long and with an easy to use rear button, this is the perfect tool for every electrician." The new Milwaukee® Voltage Detector with Work Light provides a wide range of 90-600 VAC for detecting voltage in wire, outlets, and cable. In addition, the unit will slide onto and attach to the mainframe of the Milwaukee® Laser Temp-Gun™ and Digital Multimeter to increase their performance and usability. For further information please contact:: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation 13135 West Lisbon Road Brookfield, WI 53005-2550 Tel. +1/262-781-3600 - Fax: +1/262-781-3611 www.milwaukeetool.com 2013 SPRING

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The Pliers Company It all started back in 1882 when C. Gustav Putsch set up his own forge shop in Cronenberg. Today, KNIPEX, the independent fourth-generation family company is one of Europe’s leading manufacturer of high quality pliers. With over a thousand separate styles and sizes KNIPEX offers a complete range of pliers for almost every application in trade and industry. The breadth and depth of our range ensures that the best tool can always be found for every application. Again and again, KNIPEX innovations offer future-oriented solutions and set standards for easy, effective and reliable work. For our development work we rely on an intensive sharing of experience with users. We utilize the most modern design technology and the highest efficiency testing and experimental equipment. Particular attention is paid to ergonomic criteria in the production of our pliers: above all in the form of effort-reducing constructions and a handle design which is ideally suited to the moving hand and ensures minimum fatigue and safe work. KNIPEX pliers are supplied only through distribution. We do not supply direct to end users. KNIPEX offers their partners in trade a high level of inventory availability, extensive consulting and training and a wide variety of sales support. KNIPEX pliers are in great demand throughout the world and we export over 60% of our production. An international network of distribution branches, agencies and importers connect us to our customers in over one hundred countries. Sets of pliers in a two-color foam tray. • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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pliers arranged clearly and well protected organisational system suitable for all common mobile workshops and workbenches a choice of three sets: Basic, Circlip Pliers and Water Pump Pliers in a foam tray for workbenches and tool trolleys Clearly organized storage of tools. Precisely-sized recesses for holding the pliers. Dimensions of the foam insert (LxWxH): 335 x 165 x 33 mm Material: two color, closed pore foam Model 00 20 01 V01 : 4 pliers in a foam tray Model 00 20 01 V02 : 6 circlip pliers in a foam tray Model 00 20 01 V03 : 3 pliers in a foam tray

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The 150-mm Pliers Wrench. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

heavy duty, small professional tool for precision work with screws quality and operation features are the same as those in the large pliers wrench stepless gripping of all widths across flats up to 27 mm 14 adjustments positions for user-friendly handle position zero backlash jaw surface pressure prevents damage to edges of sensitive components ratchet-action gripping jaws allow fast tightening and releasing of screw connections for applications: in industry and trades, e.g. tightening, bending, pressing, holding in sport and leisure, e.g. emergency tool kit/boats, diving, bicycles in hobbies and DIY work, e.g. model construction, adhesion, closing chain links in the home and garden, e.g. fittings, furniture assembly, garden tools, home removal excellent for gripping, holding, pressing and bending workpieces for careful installation of finished-surface components zero backlash jaw surface pressure prevents damage to edges of sensitive components fast adjustment by pushing a button directly on the workpiece no unintentional shift of the gripping jaws and no slipping of the joint replaces a complete set of spanners parallel jaws allow infinitely variable gripping of all widths to the specified maximum size the action of the jaws allows screwed connections to be tightened and released quickly using the ratchet principle lever transmission greater than 10 - 1 for strong gripping power Chrome Vanadium electric steel, oil-hardened and tempered Length 150 mm : the mini plier wrench for precision mechanics Ideal multi-purpose wrench in pocket size Indispensable companion in emergency tool kit Length 180 mm : with narrow gripping jaws - for fastening/loosening situations requiring a slim tool

For further information please contact: Knipex-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG Oberkamper Str. 13 42349 Wuppertal, Germany Tel +49/202-4794-0 Fax +49/202-477 494 info@knipex.de www.knipex.de

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A real help in all situations The new BESSEY multi-function tool DMT is versatile, high quality and very compact. It’s also very unique in that its key tool is an extra long cutting tool – with a cutting length of 55 mm - and not a plier. It can cut a variety of materials and, with a variety of additional tools, is very versatile. The DMT`s extra large shears cut a variety of materials such as leather, rope, vinyl, thin cable, twine, thin plastic and paper. Equipped with a knife, saw, file, Phillips head screwdriver and both a large and a small slotted screwdriver, the BESSEY multi tool is also suited for many additional uses. The tool, which is only 10 cm long when closed (17.5 cm when open) and just 300 g in weight, is an indispensable help in many

It can cut a variety of materials.

situations, in the workplace and day-to-day. Additional features include a stainless steel blade and a two-component handle that gives an enhanced grip for safer handling. Even when folded down to just 10 cm, the DMT multi tool is extremely handy and the mechanic can always have it at hand in the belt bag supplied. This is made of nylon and is extremely durable. This protects the tool ideally from external influences and guarantees a long lifetime. For the trade BESSEY has packed the multi-function tool incl. belt bag individually. 8 units are prepackaged in a compact sales display. Placed ideally on the sales counter, it is a real inducement to the buyer to take one away. Since more than 100 years the clamping and cutting technology specialist BESSEY is present in the markets and stands for intelligent and high quality tools You find the company’s products in more than 90 countries.

For further information please contact: Bessey Tool GmbH & Co. KG Mühlwiesenstr. 40 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany Tel +49/7142-401 0 Fax +49/7142-401 333 info@bessey.de www.bessey.de 124

The two Phillips head screwdrivers are extremely useful.

Ideal for sensitive workpieces - the one-handed clamp EZS

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Compact in design – strong in performance This little tool has lots of spirit! The D15A Erdi Ideal snips are a world first for professional hand snips. They have just as much power as larger shears, is small enough to fit into the ruler pocket, and has an extremely reasonable price of less than 20 euros. This makes these compact snips a real all-rounder – ideal for professionals and for do-it-yourselfers. They have a unique construction. At only 18 cm long, the D15A Ideal compound leverage snips are extremely compact. Thanks to their short handles and small cutter head, they are able to reach hard-to-access places and handle the smallest radii. Even if their overall length is distinctly shorter than other snips, a thickness of 1.2 mm is no problem for them – whether it copper, aluminium, galvanized sheet or stainless steel. Because the lock and stop are combined, they can be closed and locked with just one finger, which is easier than with traditional compound leverage snips. The highlight of the tool`s construction is that the standard dimensions of the opening-width between the handles is constructed to allow the full cutting length to be used. As a small, versatile powerhouse which will fit into any ruler pocket, no handyman should be without the new D15A from BESSEY. It is an ideal cutting tool for all professionals – be they heating, air conditioning, ventilation fitters, plumbers or roofers – whether for regular or only occasional sheet-metal work. Using the new D15A Ideal snips saves effort. As with all other compound leverage snips, they consist of a cutter head and handles. Both parts have hinged joints, producing additional leverage. This means that, compared to snips without compound leverage, the D15A does the same work with around 25% less manual effort from the user. Another benefit of compound leverage snips is also inherited by the latest addition to the BESSEY shear family: the adjustable bolted joint, which guarantees consistent cutting quality for over a year. To the observer, it could seem like magic! Years of development work and the toolmaker expertise of several generations have all gone into the D15A. BESSEY`s in-house quality standards are also your guarantee for a long service life: Each pair of snips is both adjusted and inspected by hand. All blades are induction-hardened and last up to 15 times longer than unhardened materials.

For further information please contact: Bessey Tool GmbH & Co. KG Mühlwiesenstr. 40 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany

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Cut sheets without deforming The new Erdi nibbler from BESSEY cuts sheets without deforming - even on the smallest radii. The integrated cutting-off function then immediately removes the swarf. Clear lines Regular sheet steel snips tend to deform the sheet during cutting. The nibbler is different. It enables the material to retain its original form during the cutting process. BESSEY has now equipped the nibbler with an open die-plate, through which the swarf can easily run out. The integrated cutting-off function then removes the swarf cleanly. Good cuts The new nibbler cuts normal sheet metal of 400 N/mm² up to a thickness of 1.2 mm. Stainless steel sheets of 800 N/mm² can be cut to 0.8 mm thickness. It can also cut the smallest of radii down to just 25 mm. A drilled hole of 8.5 mm is required for cuts in the centre of the sheet. Secure grip Grip covers with soft material inserts in the upper part enable comfortable operation. In addition, the lower anti-slide device is set back and prevents the hand from slipping.

Cut safely The new ERDI safety strap cutter D123S by BESSEY can be used with one hand. The lightweight and convenient tool cuts steel straps up to 32 mm wide and 1 mm thick. Single-handed operation With the D123S, BESSEY is introducing a unique one-handed operation strap cutter to the market, which can even cut hardened steel straps of 32 x 1 mm. This means that over half of all commonly-used packaging straps can be cut, for example, steel strapping on wooden crates. Easily guided At 260 mm, the snips are very short and therefore also lightweight. The tempered head is slim, but also extremely stable. This means that the snips can easily be pushed under the taut straps.

Safely held A strap holding element, made of polymer material, firmly holds the strap down while it is cut, preventing it from snapping dangerously upwards. When the snips open up again, the strap can be safely removed. For further information please contact: Bessey Tool GmbH & Co. KG Mühlwiesenstr. 40 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany Tel +49/7142-401 0 Fax +49/7142-401 333 info@bessey.de www.bessey.de

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Practical quick-change magicians BESSEY never rests on its laurels – the clamp specialist is expanding its offering with new innovations and accessories in the area of one-handed clamps. To this end, we will be showing our EZS one-handed clamp, launched in 2009, for the first time at the trade fairs in Cologne and Nuremberg. Also, the practical DuoKlamp is receiving a clamp extension. For both these one-handed clamps, ease of use – whether for clamping or spreading – has been the main focus of the BESSEY designers. These clamps make the perfect assistant for professionals and do-ityourselfers alike, particularly for one-handed tasks such as over-the-head work and when using another tool at the same time. The EZS one-handed clamp, available in clamping widths of 15 to 90 cm, grips with a force of up to 2,000 N, while at the same time being gentle on the clamping surface. The ergonomically shaped two-part plastic handle with pump lever is positioned behind the rail. This allows for a firm grip from either direction. Large, soft protective caps ensure a firm grip and protect delicate surfaces. An intelligent release mechanism allows the EZS to be conveniently converted from clamping to spreading. With the push of a button, the upper part can be released without the use of tools and placed on the other end of the rail for spreading applications. During the process, the release button remains firmly connected to the clamping tool, preventing it from getting lost. BESSEY has now given the tried-and-true DuoKlamp, which offers clamping widths from 16 to 65 cm, a practical accessory in the shape of the new DKX clamp extension. It is quick to fit, and makes it possible to work with large workpieces. As a result it is possible to achieve a clamping width of up to 1.65 m and a spreading width of up to 1.80 m with a “small” DuoKlamp. This helpful expansion, which makes the range of possible applications for the DuoKlamp even more flexible, is available for 19.90 euros (RRP excl. VAT) in specialist retailers. A special feature of the DuoKlamp is the smooth, large, continuous clamping surfaces with their protective caps. This makes it possible to conveniently clamp delicate workpieces, and also round or pointed objects. For further information please contact: Bessey Tool GmbH & Co. KG Mühlwiesenstr. 40 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany Tel +49/7142-401 0 Fax +49/7142-401 333 info@bessey.de www.bessey.de

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More than a clamp – a clamping concept! Wherever parts with delicate surfaces need to be clamped or spread parallel to one another, the BESSEY REVO body clamp is the ideal tool. Well considered accessories and technical refinements such as the tilting adapter, the framepress set or the new body clamp extension provide the right solution for practically any application. A powerful grip is guaranteed by clamping forces up to 7,000 N and large clamping surfaces. The REVO body clamp can be used for all applications – even behind and at the sides of the high-quality profiled rails. This allows you to clamp in locations that conventional screw clamps are unable to reach. They even have a grip on pointed and rounded surfaces. Craftsmen also enjoy being able to adjust them to the precise setting for corners and stepped edges. However, the REVO body clamp offers can be used for many more applications. It is not “just a clamp”, but rather, part of a comprehensive clamping concept. The REVO is made even more versatile by the well considered accessories. New to the BESSEY range is the KBX body clamp extension. This simple, but very clever clamping connection made from sturdy aluminium makes it possible to increase the opening width of the REVO up to 5(!) m. For clamping at non-right angles, the KR-AS tilting adapter is available. It can be easily slid onto the clamping jaws and is infinitely adjustable within a tilting range of 30°. The REVO body clamp has a practical extra feature for clamping frames: the KP variable frame-press set. It consists of four 90° angles. It can be used to custom-adjust the clamping pressure by inserting two clamps per corner. The TK6 table clamps can be used to easily secure the clamps and their workpiece contact surfaces to a workbench. BESSEY has developed another noteworthy product with the REVO KRV Vario body clamp. The Vario variant REVO body clamp for clamp lengths of 1 to 2.5 m is available with an infinitely adjustable head which can be moved at the press of a button. When it is positioned in the centre of the workpiece, this means that the weight can be well distributed – particularly when an object will be clamped for an extended period. Three interchangeable and glue resistant protective caps guarantee workpiece protection. Movable workpiece contact surfaces prevent direct contact between the workpiece and the grooved steel rail, without sacrificing the function of the jaw faces. For further information please contact: Bessey Tool GmbH & Co. KG Mühlwiesenstr. 40 74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen Germany Tel +49/7142-401 0 Fax +49/7142-401 333 info@bessey.de www.bessey.de

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Easily assess the indoor climate PTD 1 thermal detector from Bosch reliably displays thermal bridges and mold risk areas. It delivers precise measuring results at the push of a button and reveals critical positions in the entire house in seconds. The thermal detector uses red, yellow or green LED to show whether action needs to be taken. People who value a healthy indoor climate and high energy efficiency can use the PTD 1 thermal detector in future. It can be used to quickly and easily detect what are known as thermal bridges and mold risk areas. Thermal bridges are areas of the building where heat escapes and energy is lost. Typical examples of these are poorly insulated windows or uninsulated areas of outer walls. Depending on the mode selected, the tool measures room temperature, surface temperature of walls and objects, and humidity. It then assesses these readings in relation to each other and interprets the data. This is made possible by three sensors and Boschdeveloped software. The result is presented to the user in a traffic light system using three LEDs: red means “there is an high risk”, yellow means “there is an increased risk”, and green means “there is no risk”. This reveals critical positions in seconds, and the user can then take action to make their home more comfortable and energy efficient. Easy measurement for quick results

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The exact measured values can be quickly and easily read on the illuminated display. Easy-to-understand symbols show each operating mode, the battery status and the unit of measure in degrees Celsius or in percent if it is humidity. The measuring field is indicated on the wall or object by a laser circle. The maximum working range of the PTD 1 is five meters, and the optimum measuring distance is one meter. This thermal detector sits comfortably in your hand during every measurement due to its classic pistol-grip shape. The tool is switched on either using a button on the control panel or using the switch on the handle. The illuminated display then instantly lights up and the PTD 1 will automatically be in the most recently used mode. The thermal detector is powered by two standard AA batteries.

The thermal detector is easy to operate and has only a few buttons. It works in three modes: In Mode 1 the tool measures the surface temperature of walls and objects, for example radiators, with a measuring accuracy of ± 1 degree Celsius. This enables you, for example, to determine whether radiators are working properly.

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. Each year, Bosch Power Tools launches more than 100 new products onto the market.

·In Mode 2 the PTD 1 detects thermal bridges by taking various temperature readings. The tool uses a red LED to warn you when it discovers hot or cold draughts.

For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com

In Mode 3, to locate a mold risk, the thermal detector measures the room and surface temperature and the humidity with an accuracy of ± 2 percent. It uses these three readings to locate mold risk areas. The tool uses a red LED to warn you when there is an acute risk.

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Cordless tool with extra-short, adjustable drilling head The GWB 10,8-LI Professional angle drill from Bosch excels in hard-toreach areas - Shortest adjustable head with professional quality Auto-Lock chuck - Especially long handle with long accelerator switch - Drilling and screw-driving with 1,300 revolutions per minute In future, professional trade-people can use the GWB 10,8-LI Professional angle drill from Bosch in all tight spaces that conventional drills cannot reach. It is the only tool on the market to have a fiveposition adjustable head with professional quality Auto-Lock chuck and a head length of only 11 centimeters. Moreover, the handle and accelerator switch are especially long, which makes the tool even easier to operate from awkward work positions. And it sits comfortably in your hand thanks to its soft-grip surfaces. The integrated LED light illuminates the work area. Powerful tool with functional features Whether it is used for servicing, kitchen fitting, everyday installation work or exhibition stand construction this handy cordless tool is truly versatile. Its head position can be adjusted in 22.5-degree steps from zero to 90 degrees. With a speed of up to 1,300 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of eleven newton meters, the tool is even suitable for power-demanding applications in steel and wood. The maximum screw diameter is six millimeters, and the maximum drilling diameter is ten millimeters. The required bits can be quickly and easily changed thanks to the Auto-Lock chuck. Te GWB 10,8-LI Professional is powered by a 10.8 volt changeable battery with lithium-ion technology. The battery is compatible with all Bosch professional tools in this voltage class. A clearly visible charge level indicator on the tool can be used at any time to find out the battery status. When the battery needs to be recharged, the tool is available for use again after only 30 minutes thanks to the quick charger. The GWB 10,8-LI Professional angle drill is available at specialist retail outlets in two versions: A -路in the L-Boxx including two 10.8 volt lithium-ion batteries and a quick charger or路B - in a carton with L-Boxx inlay without battery and charger.

For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com Pictures by Robert Bosch GmbH

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First cordless screwdriver with built-in accessories For do-it-yourselfers who want to always have their bits at hand when screw-driving, there is now the PSR Select from Bosch. This cordless screwdriver has an integrated cylinder that contains twelve standard bits. To change the bit, you turn the cylinder until the required bit appears in the viewing window, press the switch behind the cylinder to push this bit forward into the bit holder, and then you can carry on working as normal. This “Easy Select” system ensures that you will never again lose a bit and you don't have to search for the right accessory. If you want to replace a bit, you simply take it out of the bit holder, replace it with a new one and then pull it into the cylinder using the switch. That’s all you have to do to adapt the range of bits to your own needs. Versatile and easy to operate The PSR Select is small, handy and powerful all at once: it weighs only 500 grams, is powered by a 3.6 volt lithium-ion battery and can drive up to 90 screws per battery charge. The PSR Select is designed for screw diameters up to five milimeters. Thanks to its bit cylinder, it can store the right bit for virtually any screw, is versatile and covers all basic screw-driving applications.

PSR Select has its bits at hand

Integrated cylinder with twelve screwdriver bits for fast bit changes Maximum flexibility in different screw-driving applications Small, light-weight and powerful thanks to lithium-ion battery

The integrated lithium-ion battery has hardly any selfdischarge and no memory effect. As a result, the PSR Select is ready to use even after lengthy breaks and you can recharge it at any time without worrying about impairing performance. The charging state is displayed by LED.

The built-in LED, the “Power Light”, lights up even dark work areas well. A soft-grip surface ensures a firm hold and the twofinger trigger makes the cordless screwdriver comfortable to operate. The tool is supplied in a carrying case including charger and twelve screwdriver bits. The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. In 2011, its workforce generated sales of some 3.8 billion euros, 90 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. Each year, Bosch Power Tools launches more than 100 new products onto the market. The division generated about 40 percent of its sales in 2011 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. The business segments electric power tools, accessories, measuring tools and electric garden tools of Bosch Power Tools outperformed the market. For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com

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A multi-talented tool for hammering, drilling and screwdriving Bosch is launching the Uneo Maxx onto the market, a new Uneo model that has a longer runtime, a more powerful changeable battery and a faster charger. The Uneo Maxx is therefore ideal for do-ityourselfers who regularly and intensively perform do-it-yourself projects in their house and garden. One tool for all conventional applications The Uneo Maxx weighs only 1.4 kilograms including changeable battery and combines three functions in one tool: hammering, drilling and screwdriving. Thanks to its pneumatic hammer mechanism, this multi-talented tool effortlessly drills holes up to ten millimeters in diameter into concrete – and it does so 50 percent faster than the best comparable competitor models. Simply throwing a switch transforms it from a rotary hammer into a drill or screwdriver. This means that the user no longer has to switch from one tool to another when performing conventional applications – such as hanging light fixtures, fitting kitchen cabinets or assembling furniture. Instead, he or she only has to switch from drill bits to screwdriver bits. These bits are quickly and easily changed using the SDSQuick system.

A logo on the packaging identifies the Uneo Maxx as a member of the “Power4All” cordless family. This means flexibility for the user: the 18 volt lithium-ion battery can currently be used in nine different garden and DIY tools from Bosch within this voltage class. Further advantages include the softgrip coverings on the handle for a secure and comfortable hold, and the “PowerLight” which ensures that the work environment is always well lit, even in dark areas. This cordless tool guarantees the user maximum freedom of movement. It is powered by a replaceable 18 volt lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries do not have any self-discharge, so they are always ready to use. They also have no memory effect, so they can be recharged at any time without the user having to accept a deterioration in battery performance. Per battery charge, about 20 holes with a diameter of ten millimeters can be drilled into concrete or 120 holes with the same diameter can be drilled into wood. Up to 130 screws (5 x 60 mm) can be driven per battery charge. Two green LED arrows show the user whether forward or reverse rotation is selected. The charging state of the tool is also indicated by LEDs: green means the tool is sufficiently charged, and red means that it should be recharged soon. The Uneo Maxx is quickly ready for use again thanks to the one-hour charger, which is supplied as standard.

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The Uneo Maxx is expected to be available at retail outlets from February 2011 onwards at the recommended retail price of 199.99 euros. It comes complete with the one-hour charger, the battery, two masonry drill bits (six and eight millimeters), two universal drill bits for wood and metal (five and six millimeters), and four different types of long screwdriver bits. Once the user has purchased the tool, he or she can therefore start working straightaway. For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com

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Making DIY easier This work bench is assembled and dismantled in seconds Bosch’s range now includes the first mobile work bench for do-it-yourselfers – the PWB 600. It is assembled in seconds in only three steps: put your foot on the foot bracket, pull the bench up and fold open the work surface. The PWB 600 automatically engages to provide a secure and stable stance. Maximum flexibility when processing workpieces The bamboo tabletop area is 680 x 550 millimeters, robust, water-repellent and therefore durable. It is split into two parts to enable work-pieces to be clamped in the middle. Even conically tapered shapes can be securely fixed because the tabletop is brought into position using two smooth-running cranks that can be adjusted independently of each other. The maximum clamping depth is 34 millimeters, and the maximum clamping width is 525 millimeters. The work bench also includes four clamping jaws. These can be flexibly positioned on the tabletop by inserting them into the recesses provided. This enables you to fix even round or awkwardly shaped work-pieces quickly and easily. Moreover, the clamping jaws are slanted on the side to enable you to work close to edges, for example when sanding. Work materials such as sanding paper can be kept within reach at all times by storing them in the integrated storage compartment on the frame.

Easy transport, space-saving storage Due to its unique folding mechanism, the PWB 600 is dismantled as quickly as it was assembled. It weighs only 11.6 kilograms due to its aluminum frame and is only nine centimeters deep when folded together. This enables especially easy transport and space-saving storage of the work bench. The PWB 600 comes complete with four clamping jaws. Specifications

PWB 600

Work height

834 mm

Dimensions (folded together)

640 x 840 x 90 mm

Max. clamping width (with clamping jaws)

525 mm

Max. clamping width (between two-part tabletop)

85 mm

Clamping depth

34 mm

Size of tabletop

680 x 550 mm

Weight

11.6 kg

Max. carrying capacity

200 kg

For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com All Pictures by Robert Bosch GmbH

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Now with deadman switch - Professional straight grinder for industrial use With the GGS 28 LP Professional, Bosch is launching the first straight grinder with deadman switch onto the market. The tool runs only when the safety mechanism is permanently pressed. If you let go of it, the machine immediately shuts down. Bosch therefore offers a tool that enables safety engineers in the industrial sector to meet the increasingly high requirements of work safety because the user has complete control over the straight grinder at all times. Wide range of applications and long tool life The GGS 28 LP Professional is designed for applications that are subject to high safety standards, particularly in refineries, on oil platforms, in crane and ship building, and in tank and container construction. The tool offers 500 watts of power and has cut-out carbon brushes that ensure a long lifetime of the straight grinder. Due to its long grinding spindle, the tool is also suitable for demanding applications in hard-to-reach areas. The applications range from deburring sharp edges through to grinding surfaces. A speed of 29,000 revolutions per minute ensures that this work is done quickly. The low weight of only 1.6 kilograms helps to make the tool very comfortable to use. The GGS 28 LP Professional’s features are completed by a hardened clamping unit that ensures a secure and lasting hold on the accessory, ball bearings sealed on both sides that minimize servicing needs, and an extended cable grommet that prevents cable breaks. It comes complete with a six-millimeter collet. Collets with a diameter of up to eight millimeters are available as accessories.

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GGS 28 LP Professional straight grinder with powerful 500-watt motor for demanding applications Long grinding spindle makes it easy to work in hard-to-reach areas. Specifications

GGS 28 LP Professional

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1.6 kg For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com

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Powerful - even when diamond dry drilling The GSB 162-2 RE Professional from Bosch is a new powerful impact drill for demanding work with diamond core cutters. This powerful tool is ideal for impact drilling in concrete and masonry, screw-driving and drilling with large diameters in wood, and stirring viscous materials. Equipped with a 1500-watt high-performance motor, this impact drill effortlessly completes even tough jobs on the construction site due to its high overload capability. The optimized speed ensures fast work progress when non-impact dry drilling with diamond core cutters up to 162 millimeters in diameter. The two-speed gearbox is an advantage for working with various different materials. The large spread between first and second gear enables not only the use of diamond core cutters in the low speed range, but also impact drilling applications with high speed and impact rate. In addition, the Bosch GSB 162-2 RE Professional can be used for demanding stirring and screw-driving applications, working with holesaws, and drilling in materials such as stone or wood. Precise work is supported by the adjustable speed preselection. The rotating brush plate provides equal power in forward and reverse rotation, which is especially an advantage when driving screws. Safe handling, even when performing tough jobs. Increased work safety is provided by the “Anti-Rotation� overload clutch. The radial and axial secured auxiliary handle and the main handle with softgrip coverings ensure a secure hold on the new impact drill, even in demanding applications. The restart protection prevents the Bosch GSB 162-2 RE Professional from automatically restarting after a power cut. The automatic locking of the 16-millimeter keyed chuck also contributes to safe and easy handling. A ball grommet provides more freedom of movement and prevents cable breaks. With these functions, the Bosch GSB 162-2 RE Professional is one of the optimum tools for versatile use by electricians, plumbers or carpenters. For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com

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Larger drilling diameter in concrete PBH 2500 rotary hammer from Bosch adds a more powerful tool to the “Compact Generation” For medium-difficulty to demanding hammering, drilling and chiseling work 600 watts of power and single impact force of 1.9 joules Maximum drilling diameter in concrete is now 22 millimeters SDS-plus for fast drill bit and chisel changes With the PBH 2500, Bosch is adding a rotary hammer to its “Compact Generation” for do-ityourselfers that has 50 watts more power and ten percent more impact force than the most powerful tool previously available in this range. This now makes it possible to drill diameters of up to 22 millimeters in concrete. You can choose between the model with SDS-plus chuck (RE) and the model with additional keyed adapter and six-piece SDS-plus drill bit set (SRE). These exceptionally handy tools are designed for medium-difficulty to demanding hammering, drilling and chiseling tasks.

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The chiseling function is also selected using the rotary switch. Drill bits can be replaced with chisels quickly and without the need for additional tools thanks to the SDS-plus chuck. The integrated “Vario-Lock-System” also enables you to adjust the chisel to one of 36 positions to precisely adapt it to each work situation, for example to remove old tiles from walls and floors. Further advantages are the accelerator switch for smooth drilling starts, the slim-line design and soft-grip surfaces which make the PBH 2500 sit securely and comfortably in your hand. The PBH 2500 RE and PBH 2500 SRE rotary hammers will be available from July 2012 onwards. They come complete with SDS-plus chuck, auxiliary handle, depth stop and carrying case. The SRE version also comes with a keyed adapter and a sixpiece SDS-plus drill bit set. This enables you to start working straightaway after purchasing the tool.

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The 2.2 kilogram light rotary hammers offer 600 watts of power, a single impact force of 1.9 joules, and they have a pneumatic hammer mechanism for high impact force in hard materials. As a result, they effortlessly drill holes in concrete and very powerfully complete chiseling work such as cutting cable slots. If you want to drill in masonry, wood and metal or you want to drive screws, you simply switch off the impact using the rotary switch, select the appropriate chuck – SDS-plus for masonry, keyed adapter for wood and metal and for screw-driving – and then you can carry on working quickly. The maximum drilling diameters are 30 millimeters in wood and 13 millimeters in steel.

For further information please contact: Robert Bosch GmbH P.O.Box 10 01 56 70745 Leinfelden-Echterdingen Germany Tel +49/180 333-5799 Fax +49/711-758-1930 kundenberatung.ew@de.bosch.com www.bosch-pt.com

The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative

strength and pace of innovation. Each year, Bosch Power Tools launches more than 100 new products onto the market. The division generated about 40 percent of its sales in 2011 with products that have been on the market for less than two years.

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Compact and powerful tool for do-it-yourselfers Skil is launching the model 2532 onto the market – a cordless combi drill for demanding drilling, impact drilling and screwdriving applications. This tool is both compact and powerful, weighing only 1.4 kilograms including 18 volt lithium-ion battery, which makes it the lightest tool in its class. This is especially advantageous when do-it-yourselfers have to work overhead for extended periods of time, for example when fitting ceiling profiles. This cordless combi drill is comfortably operated with two fingers using the accelerator switch. It has a two-speed gearbox that offers high power for screw-driving in first gear and high speed for drilling with and without impact in second gear. The tool covers virtually every screw size and application with its 19 torque settings. The maximum torque is 40 newton meters. You select the drill setting to drill in wood or metal, and the impact drill setting to drill in masonry. The maximum drilling diameters are 35 millimeters in wood, ten millimeters in steel and 15 millimeters in masonry. Each accessory is quickly and easily changed thanks to the keyless chuck with Auto-Lock. The tool is powered by an 18 volt lithium-ion battery, which has no memory effect and hardly any self-discharge. As a result, the 2532 cordless combi drill is ready to use even after lengthy breaks and can be recharged at any time without any loss of performance. The battery and the tool are ready to use again after no more than one hour thanks to the quick charger. The “Electronic Cell Protection”, ECP for short, ensures long battery life. It reliably protects the battery against overload, overheating and deep discharge. The tool's features are completed by an LED “Spotlight” that is positioned on the foot of the tool and clearly illuminates the work surfaces, and softgrip in the grip area.

Easy to operate even for beginners The Torro from Skil makes DIY easy for people who have little experience of using power tools: it drills into all common materials such as wood, metal, masonry and even concrete, eliminating the need to ask which tool is suitable for which application. Moreover, it saves you having to figure out whether you have to drill with or without impact: all you have to do is use the self-explanatory symbols to select the corresponding material and then make the correct setting by simply turning the switch. The Torro offers 550 watts of power and has an optimized ratchet-controlled impact mechanism which generates a maximum of 45,000 blows per minute and enables powerful drilling up to a diameter of 16 millimeters in masonry and ten millimeters in concrete. When you select wood and metal as the materials, the impact is automatically deactivated and the tool drills holes up to 35 millimeters in wood and 13 millimeters in steel. All typical applications are therefore covered, from making dowel holes through to drilling rows of holes in wood or metal profiles. The speed of 3,000 revolutions per minute enables work to be done quickly. The vibration reduction system ensures a high level of comfort because the handle and the housing are decoupled from each other. This minimizes vibration and ensures good control over the tool. The low weight of 1.9 kilograms also contributes to this. The Torro has an “Easy Lock” chuck for tool-free accessory changes: turning the switch to the corresponding symbol will cause the spindle to lock, enabling the do-it-yourselfer to conveniently change the accessory with both hands. Standard straight shank drill bits can be clamped in the chuck.

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The features are completed by an auxiliary handle, a depth stop and a large accelerator switch with lock-on function for continuous work. Founded in 1924, SKIL has become one of the most recognized and powerful brands in the power tool industry For further information please contact: Skil Corporate Headquaters: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation 1800 W. Central Road Mt. Prospect, IL 60056, USA 1-800-301-8255 www.skil.com

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Compact and Durable Maintaining existing strengths and combining them with the latest technological advances - this is the motto that Metabo has applied in the complete redesign of its two cordless drill/drivers, the BS 14.4 Li and BS 18 Li. The reliable performance capability remains in place, but the battery capacity has been increased from 1.3 Ah to 1.5 Ah – giving the two drill/drivers more screwdriving performance per battery pack. Metabo is the only manufacturer to fit tools of this class with a cell capacity display which allows the user to gauge how much more work can be carried out with the current charge. In order to make the most efficient and safe use of the saved energy, Metabo has also implemented its latest optimized battery technology in this class. The new Ultra-M-Technology is characterized by the first class intelligent battery management providing integrated single cell monitoring and processor-controlled charge and discharge.

Metabo is also the only manufacturer to offer a three year guarantee on the lithium ion battery packs with no charge cycle limitation. The overload protection provides both the tool and the user with the highest possible level of safety.

The LED working light and the soft grip bit holder are practical features which make daily use easier. The BS 14.4 Li and BS 18 Li have been part of the Metabo range since 2009. "Because of the rapid developments in technology, we constantly return our successful products and technologies to the test rig“, says Martin Egenrieder, Product Manager for drills and battery packs at Metabo. "We want to be in a position to offer the best possible solutions to ease the day-to-day work of professional users at all times. For this reason, we regularly revise our tried and tested tools such as the BS 14.4 Li and BS 18 Li.“ The two new drill/screwdrivers will be in the stores as of March.

For further information please contact: Metabowerke GmbH P.O.Box 1229 72602 Nürtingen, Germany Tel +49/7022-720 Fax +49/7022-722 595 metabo@metabo.de www.metabo.com All photos by Metabowerk

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The Cutting Edge in Cordless Whether roofer, antenna manufacturer or locksmith: More and more professsionals in the construction and metal working sector value the use of cordless angle grinders. Wherever mains cables get in the way, the mobile tools impress with their great flexibility. Proof that this does not impair endurance shows in a new development from Metabo. In September 2010, the traditional manufacturer has introduced their cordless angle grinder W 18 LTX, with 18 volts and a disc diameter of 125mm. The machine impresses with its 3.0Ah lithium ion battery pack technology and especially powerful electric motors. The result of this combination is an angle grinder from Metabo that manages the highest amount of cuts with one battery charge in metal - up to 45 per cent more than comparable professional tools of the competition. Handy: rotating battery pack, detachable dust filter The W 18 LTX is the only professional cordless angle grinder with a rotating battery pack. This permits the craftsman to work comfortably in hard to reach areas and an important benefit is the slim, compact construction of the tool. A unique selling proposition is the detachable dust filter which prevents metal particles from entering the ventilation slots and damaging the motor. Such protection is very useful for cordless angle grinders as the permanent magnets of the battery pack attract the metal dust. Handy for the craftsman: The filter can be fitted and detached without tools and can be cleaned easily using compressed air. To speed set up, the machine comes with a quick tool change system which permits changing the grinding discs without tools. More protection thanks to direct temperature monitoring Typical of Metabo is the multifunctional monitoring system. In order to prevent an overload situation, a sensor measures the temperature directly at the motor - a unique function for a cordless angle grinder. The monitoring of current ensures that the machine switches off immediately should there be any lock up of the disc. The battery pack temperature is also constantly recorded. If it reaches a critical level, the device switches off. The electronic single cell protection (ESCP) protects each individual battery pack cell from getting completely drained during working or from any overload during the charging process. This monitoring system increases the service life of machine and battery pack. The reliability of these high-quality battery packs is reflected by the 3-year guarantee Metabo

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offers on even its batteries. In special situations the no-volt release switch prevents the angle grinder from starting again accidentally after changing the battery pack and this safety cut out is visible by means of an LED warning light. This ensures that the professional user can work not only quickly and comfortably with the cordless angle grinder W 18 LTX, but also gets that extra bit of special safety. For further information please contact: Metabowerke GmbH & Co. P.O.Box 1229 72602 N端rtingen Germany Tel +49/7022-720 Fax +49/7022-722 595 metabo@metabo.de www.metabo.com

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Tough and quick with no need for cables From kitchen construction through to professional carpentry, many users depend on a jigsaw that is as mobile as possible. And now there is one from Metabo: The N端rtingen based power tool manufacturer has introduced the STA 18 LTX rechargeable jigsaw to the market. In particular, when it comes to curved cuts with numerous turns, users value the freedom afforded by a jigsaw without a power cord. It is ideal for shortening roof boards or cutting holes in worktops, wall and ceiling fascias to accommodate basins, sockets or light fittings. To ensure the professional user makes quick progress, Metabo places great emphasis on efficiency. With just a single battery charge, the tool is capable of cutting more than 30mtrs in 19 mm particle board - the highest sawing performance in this class. The Li-Power-Extreme battery pack provides this amazing performance with a voltage of 18 Volt and a capacity of 3.0 Ah. It is so reliable Metabo is confident to guarantee it for three years. With the "Quick" change system Only robust tools are capable of withstanding tough permanent use on construction sites and in the workshop. The rechargeable jigsaw is fitted with a tough gear housing made of cast aluminum and its ideal for permanent use. The features are designed primarily to make work easier for the user. The Metabo "Quick" blade change system enables safe and tool-free replacement of blades within seconds. The user only needs to pull the robust cast aluminum lever and the blade is ejected. With their free hand, the user is able to insert a new blade and secure it in place by releasing the lever.

135 mm deep in wood. In non-ferrous metals it reaches a maximum cutting depth of 35 mm and 10 mm in steel sheet. The close contact saw blade support means that the blade is guided with maximum stability, ensuring that the user is able to work very accurately. An LED lights up the cut clearly and a fan function can be switched to produce a forward facing blower to keep the cutting line free from saw dust. The tool curve cuts well and the appropriate additional accessories allows it to be used for circular or parallel cuts. The tilting footplate also enables diagonal cuts of up to 45 degrees. A protective plate with slide shoes and particle tear protection is included as standard to effectively prevent delicate material surfaces from being scratched during sawing. Compatible with mains-powered jigsaw accessories As far as the scope of delivery is concerned, the user has the choice: They may choose the standard version in a case with two Li-Power-Extreme battery packs, ASC 30 charger, protective plate, particle tear protection plate and Allen key. Or they may choose the version without accessories with the intention of using the jig saw with battery packs purchased with other Metabo tools. All of the additional equipment and accessories designed for the mains-powered jig saws made by Metabo can also be used with the STA 18 LTX.

Easy to operate The ergonomic design and the rubberized softgrip handle ensures that the rechargeable jigsaw is easy & comfortable to control. The four-stage orbital function enables the user to adjust to the material being used. With the orbital control active the saw progresses faster and with it deactivated the saw delivers maximum precision for intricate cuts. The STA 18 LTX saws up to

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Light weight with good cutting ability

Available as from January 2011: The cordless hedge trimmer AHS 36 V by Metabo is the lightest professional tool on the market with only 3.9 kg of weight. Source: Metabo

Anyone who has to cut hedges far away from any power supply has until now been dependent on loud petrol powered or heavy cordless hedge shears. Now however, Metabo has now developed the cordless hedge trimmer AHS 36 V, a light weight machine with excellent cutting properties for professional use. The hedge trimmer, which will be introduced to the market in January 2011, is the lightest professional tool on the market weighing in at only 3.9 kg. Whether you are a janitor, landscaper or gardener, professionals cut large hedge areas with this machine with ease and without the risk of accidentally cutting through a mains cable. Its also friendly in terms of noise pollution on e.g. cemeteries and in parks. The AHS 36 V compliments Metabo's range of mobile gardening tools. An extensive range of gardening cordless tools is now available to the professional: the PowerTrimmer, PowerCutter and the new AHS 36 V. Fast and powerful cut The cutting properties speak for themselves: The machine permits fast efficient work with a blade length of 55 mm and a stroke rate of 2,700 cuts per minute. Thanks to a cutting capacity of 20 mm and professionally sharpened blades in typical Metabo quality, even thicker branches can be removed without any effort. The precision blade guides ensure an ideal cutting quality and thanks to the low friction loss, a longer battery life is achieved. The aesthetic appeal of the hedge trimmer lies also in its dynamic design and rubber coated handles.

Convincing safety concept Long service life and safety - this is what Metabo focused on even for the AHS 36 V. An impact protection plate at the front end of the blade shaft ensures that the blades are optimally protected even when placing it on a hard surface. The Electronic Single Cell Protection (ESCP) developed by Metabo prevents the battery from being overcharged and also prevents a damaging deep discharge when working. The tool switches off automatically as soon as the battery is too hot or the blades of the hedge trimmer are jammed. ESCP prolongs the service life of battery and tool and ensures safe working. The safety system is so effective that Metabo grants a threeyear warranty on the battery.

For further information please contact: Metabowerke GmbH & Co. P.O.Box 1229 72602 N端rtingen Germany Tel +49/7022-720 Fax +49/7022-722 595 metabo@metabo.de www.metabo.com

Li-Power battery with long service life One battery charge delivers approximately one hour of effective use for the gardening professional. The battery Li-Power with 36 Volt and 1.5 Ah ensures on the one hand a powerful cut, on the other hand it is so compact that the weight is hardly noticeable. The user can see the charge state of the battery anytime at the press of a button. Thanks to the fast ASC 15 charger the energy storage is almost completely charged after only 30 minutes enabling the hedge trimmer to be quickly in use again. Using a second battery available as an accessory, provides the possibility of uninterrupted use.

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New generation of hammers

The new KHE 2850 achieves up to 31 percent greater drilling performance than comparable competitor tools.

The generations are changing at Metabo: The Swabian power tool manufacturer is bringing a new range of professional hammer drills for construction and renovation projects onto the market. It includes the combination hammers KHE 2443, KHE 2650, KHE 2850 and KHE 2851, the multi hammers UHE 2250 Multi and UHE 2650 Multi and the BHE 2243 hammer drill. The extreme performance provided by the tools is due to partially to a new high performance hammer mechanism. It is precisely mounted in an aluminum alloy housing which is capable of withstanding even the toughest of mechanical loads, thus providing the long life for the tools.

is in forward rotation. The function switch enables the professional user to select the application they re-quire. If the user intends to chisel for a longer period of time, they can lock the machine in that mode. The four combination hammers differ primarily according to motor power, drill diameter capacity, electronics and tool changing systems. The KHE 2443 is the basis professional tool. With an 800 Watt motor it is capable of drilling up to 24 mm sized holes in concrete, when in hammer drilling mode, a single impact delivers a rating of up to 2.4 Joules. The clutch limits the sudden return torque that occurs when a tool becomes blocked or jammed. When it comes to the combination hammers KHE 2650, KHE 2850 and KHE 2851, the performance increases step-by-step up to 1,010 Watts and the maximum drilling diameter up to 28 mm. The single impact energy increases also, up to 3.1 Joules. In order to determine the precise drilling depth, the three models all have a quick adjust depth stop.

Thanks to the Metabo Quick change system, the user is able to switch the hammer chuck for a quick tensioning chuck in just a single hand movement. A new feature is the ball joint cable sleeve which protects the tool cable and thus offers the user more freedom of movement. Rubberized main handle and side handles absorb vibrations and An additional quick tensioning chuck is part of the scope of delivery of the KHE 2851 combination ensure good handling and the safety hammer. clutch guarantees optimum Combination hammers: from basic through to premium protection should the tool hit any obstruction. The premium The new combination hammers excel in four areas – tools KHE 2850 and KHE 2851 are so powerful that they hammering, chiseling, drilling and screwing – and offer extreme achieve a 31 percent increase in drilling performance when force and durability. A right-left switchover function with brush compared to similar competitor models. VTC electronics bridge ensures that their performance is as good in reverse as it ensures that the tools are able to work to a selected constant 142

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speed even under great loads. The KHE 2851 is delivered with an additional quick tensioning chuck for drilling without hammer action. Flexible mutli hammers The two new multi hammers are particularly versatile: For hammer drilling, chiseling, drilling without hammer action in both first and second gear as well as for screwing in and removing screws. The UHE 2250 Multi with a performance of 705 Watt and single impact energy of up to 2.5 Joules is the right tool for drilling holes of up to 22 mm in diameter in concrete. The speed can be pre-selected using the adjusting wheel. The UHE 2650 Multi with its larger 1,010 Watt motor and single impact en-ergy of up to 3.0 Joules manages holes up to 28 mm in diameter. The VTC electronics keeps the speed constant even under load and

Flexible use: The 1,010 Watt multi hammer UHE 2650 Multi is capable of hammering, chiseling, drilling without impact in both first and second gear, and for screwing.

of the machine case to store and transport materials and accessories such as drills, dowels and gloves for example.

Hammer drills with an impact The two function hammer drill BHE 2243 is the ideal option when it comes to professional starter tool, for example, for fixing brackets for cable ducts. With a performance of 800 Watts it masters both hammer drilling holes up to 22 mm in diameter in concrete as well as drilling without hammer action, for example, in wood or steel. The user only needs to set the switch to the function they require. Powerful 5,400 With powerful 5,400 impacts per minute and single impact energy of 2.4 Joules the new impacts per minute and BHE 2243 hammer drill achieves considerable perform-ance. single impact energy of 2.4 Joules result in a considerable hammer performance and thus offers additional safety and convenience functions such as enable work to progress quickly. restart protection, overload protection and carbon brush wear display. For further information please contact: When it comes to features, both multi hammers are top class, from the rubberized main handles and side handles through to the quick adjust depth stop and the Metabo Quick chuck change system. Both machines are supplied with an additional quick tensioning chuck. The combination hammers KHE 2650, KHE 2850 and KHE 2851 as well as the UHE 2250 and UHE 2650 Multi Hammers will be appearing on the market in newly developed tool cases. The polypropylene material and the metal catches make the case particularly robust. The handle is designed in such a way that two cases can easily be carried in one hand. Innovative Plusboxes complete the new transportation system. The user can attach them to both sides

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Tough and compact: Grinding, roughing and separating with 1,700 Watts Metabo offers metal workers and other professionals two new handy angle grinders as of spring: the WX 17-150 and the WX 17-180 unite 1,700 Watts of power with a compact construction. Both tools also weigh less than 4 kg enabling steel construction professionals to work vertically and overhead without exerting much effort. Whether you are carrying out production hall installlations, mounting turbines or building bridges, these tools are more than capable.

With a weight of just 3.8 kg, even overhead tasks are easily handled using the WX 17-150. Photo: Metabo

Grinding discs with a diameter of 150 mm fit the WX 17-150 angle grinder.

With a torque of 6 Nm, the WX 17-180 is ideal for grinding welds. Photo: Metab

Safe and comfortable With both of these tools, the main handle can be rotated simply and without tools. The side handle on the tool also absorbs the vibrations generated when operating the machine. As a result, it is easier for metal workers to work longer without tiring. The wheel guard can also be adjusted without the use of tools. The soft start function enables a smooth start-up, and to ensure the tools do not start-up of their own accord after a interruption to the power supply, Metabo has fitted these grinders with a no-volt release switch. Attention has been paid to ensure that the tools are maintenance friendly: the auto-stop carbon brushes of the Marathon motor are positioned directly behind a housing flap which can be accessed from the outside, allowing easy replacement.

For further information please contact: Metabowerke GmbH P.O.Box 1229 72602 N端rtingen, Germany Tel +49/7022-720 Fax +49/7022-722 595 metabo@metabo.de www.metabo.com

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With a weight of just 3.8 kg, this tool provides a torque of 5 Nm. With this much power at their fingertips, the user can work easily, even with serrated discs. If you are using grinding discs of up to 180 mm, you will need the WX 17-180. This tool provides a torque of 6 Nm which makes it particularly suited to grinding welds. At just 3.9 kg, it is considerably lighter and handier than the larger tools a professional has previously had to rely on for such tasks.

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Specialized in Steel Cutting Innovative cutters that can tackle even the most complicated and challenging cutting problems, steel strapping cutters and threaded rod cutters as well as stationary shears and new battery powered steel cutters are some of the new products offered by the German company Albert Krenn.

The specialist for steel cutting is known for offering EuropeÂ’s most extensive Steel Cutter program including for example manual devices, flexible, battery driven cutting tools as well as stationary machines for cutting steel up to 50 mm diameter. Thanks to more than 50 years of experience the company Krenn can offer a broad variety of innovative and economic cutting solutions covering any particular requirement.

The pneumatic steel cutters are easy to handle and offer high cutting power of up to 12 mm diameter. The electro-hydraulic cutters are available with electrical or battery power, some with exchangeable heads and offer cutting capacities of up to 20 or 30 mm diameter. The stationary Krenn machines even cut up to 50 mm. In addition the company offer strapping cutters and threaded rod cutters as well as a range of accessories such as tool trolleys, lifting or suspension gear or tools with foot-operated switch.

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DREMEL速 EXPANDS ITS LINE OF CORDLESS ROTARY TOOLS A new cordless rotary tool from Dremel provides DIY enthusiasts, builders and crafters with specialized features for power and precision The Dremel brand is expanding its line of cordless rotary tools with the introduction of the Dremel 8220 Cordless 12VMAX High-Performance Rotary Tool. The Dremel 8220 High-Performance Rotary Tool is powerful and precise, providing users with greater control and the ability to work effectively on a broad array of materials and projects. This new addition to Dremel's extensive line of rotary tools is designed for projects requiring high-performance attachments and premium power.

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array of projects with precision, power, and ease, giving them greater confidence and control during demanding applications." Do it yourself enthusiasts can tackle a variety of projects with this new rotary tool, from cutting, grinding and routing to cleaning, sanding and polishing. From enjoying a hobby like jewelry making or glass engraving, to tackling home improvement projects like sharpening garden tools or repairing faucets and pipes, the Dremel 8220 rotary tool provides versatility and precision for projects both large and small. Performance The Dremel 8220 features a high-performance motor that boosts power and is designed for demanding applications. A removable, next generation 12VMAX lithium-ion battery delivers peak performance and runs 33 percent longer when cutting screws, in comparison to the Dremel 8200. The one-hour charger provides fast charge time so that you can return to your projects quicker. Versatility The Dremel 8220 is compatible with all standard Dremel attachments and high-performance Dremel attachments, including the Dremel Multi-Saw and Planer for added cutting and planing applications. The Dremel 8220 is designed to drive the full range of Dremel accessories. The EZ TwistTM nose cap with an integrated wrench allows for fast accessory changes. Ergonomics The Dremel 8220 features a classic pencil grip nose cap that allows comfortable grasp of the tool, at a balance point close to the bit. The 360-degree grip zone with soft grip provides comfortable grip in any position, while a separate on/off switch retains speed settings for ease of use. The Dremel 8220 Cordless 12VMAX High-Performance Rotary Tool is available in two different kits. The standard kit includes one attachment and 28 genuine Dremel accessories, one 12VMAX battery and a 1-Hour Charger, while the premium kit includes two attachments and 28 genuine Dremel accessories, two 12VMAX batteries and a 1-Hour Charger. The Dremel 8220 comes with a two-year warranty. "Since Dremel invented the first rotary tool more than 75 years ago, no other brand has worked harder to bring users a more complete and innovative system of rotary tools, accessories and attachments," said Fulvio Camarotto, Dremel group product manager. "The Dremel 8220 enables users to tackle a wide

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For further information please contact: Dremel 1800 W. Central Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056, USA Tel +1/800-437-3635 or Tel +1/-262-554-1390 www.Dremel.com

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Handheld saw and corded rotary tool help consumers tackle their to-do lists Dremel® Expands Versatile Tool System For the two-thirds of homeowners planning to tackle a home improvement project, their to-do lists just got easier thanks to two new Dremel® tools. Not only are the new Dremel SawMax™ and Dremel 3000 tools ergonomic and easy to use, they deliver the performance necessary to tackle a wide variety of do-it-yourself, hobby and craft projects. “Both the Dremel Saw-Max and Dremel 3000 have quickly become go-to tools in my home workshop,” said expert craftsman Chip Wade of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal: The Block” and “Designed to Sell.” “They’re easy to handle and easy to store, so I’ve found myself reaching for them often when I need to make a quick cut or material modification.” Dremel Saw-Max The Dremel Saw-Max is reinventing cutting – the No. 1 Dremel accessory category – as consumers know it. A compact, handheld saw, the Dremel Saw-Max allows users to make precise, clean and straight cuts in a wide variety of materials using compact cutting wheels. At one-third of the size and weight of a traditional circular power saw, the tool enables easy, one-handed operation and allows for detailed work in tight spaces.

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A versatile system of cutting wheels are quick to change and offer the ability to make straight, plunge or flush cuts up to 3/4inch deep through wood, plastic, laminates and drywall, as well as sheet metal and wall and floor tiles. Perfect for applications such as installing baseboards and trim, replacing flooring, remodeling a bathroom or kitchen, repairing a roof, and installing wire shelving, the Dremel Saw-Max gives users the ability to cut easily and efficiently. Dremel 3000 Combined with a more efficient fan design and side vents to provide a cooler running tool, the Dremel 3000’s low noise and vibration offers users a comfortable tool experience for extended periods of time. The tool also features a new industrial and symmetrical design including a trumpet-shaped nose cap to facilitate a pencil grip tool hold. The Dremel 3000 is ideal for applications including cutting, grinding, sanding, carving and polishing a variety of materials.

The Dremel 3000 makes over the brand’s most popular rotary tool, featuring innovative, user-requested upgrades to the tool’s design, function and ergonomics. The tool also features the brand’s first EZ Twist™ nose cap design, featuring an integrated wrench that allows the nose cap to be used as a wrench to tighten accessories and eliminates the need for a separate wrench. This enables you to change accessories in only three steps: twist open the nose cap and collet nut, insert the accessory, twist shut the collet nut and nose cap – that's it. The accessory is securely in place and the tool is ready to use. This saves time and eliminates the need for a conventional wrenc. The tool is shorter than its predecessor, the Dremel 300 Series, while achieving a 1.2 amp rating to provide users with even more control for precision and detailed work.

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About Dremel Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. The Dremel brand’s leadership in design and manufacturing has made it the top selling rotary tool in the world, a reflection of the company’s commitment to innovation and quality. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of high-performance rotary tools and rotary tool attachments and accessories, specialty tools and an oscillating tool and oscillating accessories, delivering the perfect solution for almost any job. For further information please contact: Dremel 1800 W. Central Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056, USA Tel +1/800-437-3635 or Tel +1/-262-554-1390 www.Dremel.com

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Staying ahead through advanced engineering The compact class of petrol chainsaws from DOLMAR Users of petrol chainsaws, whether professionals or demanding homeowners, recognize that the DOLMAR brand name stands for short innovation cycles, sophisticated engineering and long years of reliable service. At demopark 2007 the long-established Hamburg power products manufacturer – which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year – unveiled a new compact class of petrol chainsaws While the term “innovative” is much overworked these days, it certainly applies to the two new DOLMAR petrol chainsaws. These powerful machines for the quality-conscious private and semiprofessional user incorporate a series of technical refinements that set new standards in this product segment. The new PS-420 and PS-350 compact petrol chainsaws from DOLMAR are driven by powerful, free-revving and hightorque engines made from lightweight magnesium castings. Featuring a vertical 6-port die-cast cylinder, the engines have displacements of 42 cm³ and 35 cm³ respectively and are rated at 2.1 kW and1.6 kW. Starting system For many homeowners, the hardest part of using a petrol chainsaw is getting it started. So they in particular will welcome the springassisted starting system fitted to the new DOLMAR compact class chainsaws. This clever and sophisticated starting system is a minor technical triumph and makes the new chainsaws much easier to start and a real pleasure to use. The system works by using spring pressure to help overcome the compression resistance. The side-mounted air intake on the engine housing is positioned to ensure that the combustion air is drawn in where it is likely to be cleanest – well away from sawdust and chips.

automatically return to its starting position. For Service position depress the combination switch fully until it locks in the safety position. Primer pump The easy-start system developed by DOLMAR’s engineers and fitted as standard is characterized by a new ignition curve for optimized engine management, particularly at the starting stage. 3 or 4 strokes on the fuel pump (primer) fitted as standard serves to fill the LE carburettor with fuel. For easier starting from cold the combination switch is moved to its upper position to operate the half-throttle and choke functions. Now the chainsaw can be started with very little effort just by pulling the starter cord a few times. Air filter The large-capacity air filter has sloping sides, preventing dirt from collecting on the surface, while a collar around the housing effectively prevents dirt ingress from outside. Maintenance and cleaning of the air filter could not be simpler. The cover is held in place by a central screw and clips, which can be removed without tools for quick, easy cleaning of the nylon mesh filter insert.

Combination switch An important new safety feature is DOLMAR’s “Touch & Stop System”. As the name suggests: just a light dab on the combination switch will cause the engine to cut out immediately in any situation, and the switch will

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Sprocket cover The sturdy plastic sprocket cover is carefully designed to eject the chips away from the operator and the work area. The lateral chain tensioning facility makes light work of tensioning the chain, while the guide bar is held securely in place by a twin bolt system. Chain brake The externally mounted sprocket makes it much easier to fit the chain and also facilitates cleaning of the chain operating area. The screwon bumper spike is a very useful aid, especially

Both models in DOLMAR’s new compact class are fitted with stainless steel mufflers. As the new, tougher EU emission standards come into effect, later production models of the new chainsaws will be equipped with a catalytic converter. Extended trials were conducted with amateur and professional users to see how the new DOLMAR compact class performed under real-life conditions. The outcome of the tests is unequivocal: the new PS-420 and PS-350 petrol chainsaws exhibit ideal handling characteristics, are easy to use and uncompromisingly user-friendly on all counts. The test users were also very impressed by the high quality and sophisticated design of these tools, their high standard of assembly and finish, outstanding ease of maintenance and excellent starting characteristics. These new chainsaws from DOLMAR set new standards in the compact class, just as the company’s professional chainsaws have become a class-leading industry benchmark. Homeowners and professional users will be able to judge for themselves this summer, when the new models go on sale across DOLMAR’s strong dealer network.

when cutting large logs to length. The internally mounted, carefully shielded chain brake utilizes a toggle joint mechanism and is fitted with a 380° brake band for dependable and highly effective braking.

Innovation is a tradition at DOLMAR, the world's original manufacturer of gasoline chainsaws. DOLMAR manufactures a comprehensive assortment of power products for grounds, forestry, agriculture, utility, construction, and industrial applications.

Steel springs, oil tank filler cap An effective built-in damping system uses four heavy-duty steel springs to absorb the vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted to the machine’s handles, making it noticeably less tiring to work with for extended periods. The fuel tank filler cap and the large and easily accessible S-shaped oil tank filler cap with trapezoidal threads can be removed quickly and easily using the combination wrench supplied. The tanks have generously sized filler openings to accommodate the safety filler spouts that are available from Dolmar’s extensive range of accessories. 2013 SPRING

For further information please contact: DOLMAR GmbH Postfach 70 04 20 D-22004 Hamburg Germany Tel +49/40-66986-0 Fax +49/40-66986-355 service@dolmar.com /www.dolmar.com

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Affordable New Step Drill Bits Tool versatility means added value for today's contractors. That's why IDEAL has introduced a new line of double-fluted step drill bits that feature a 1/4" hex shank compatible with virtually every drill on the job site, including 3-jaw chuck, impact drivers, and quick change drill chucks. "Our Quick Change bits are designed to appeal to contractors interested in buying and carrying fewer cutting supplies," explained Aaron Mattison, Product Manager for IDEAL. "Using only a single bit, contractors can precisely cut multiple-size holes through brass, plastic, carbon steel, cast iron, stainless steel, and hard or soft woods." Key to the Quick Change bit's success is an aggressive split point tip that is twice as fast at initial penetration as conventional step drills. By dramatically reducing penetration time the bit prevents skidding across the surface, while also eliminating the trouble of making a pilot hole or punch. Each 1/16" multi-diameter step is radius-blended to smoothly transition from one to the next. Hole-size diameters are laseretched in the flute area for quick and positive identification. The double-fluted design, with its secondary cutting edge, yields more balanced, vibration-free cutting for exact, repetitive holes. To further enhance cutting performance, the bitsincorporate the most durable, double-tempered high-speed steel available for cutting tools. Three bit sizes are available: 1/8" to 1/2", 1/4" to 7/8", and 1/4" to 1-1/8", along with kit that contains all three sizes in a rugged blow-molded case.

Sir Nickless™ Armored Cable Cutter Helps avoid cutting wire insulation in armored cable Unnecessary nicks in armored cable wire insulation cause rework, call-backs and possible arc-faults. The Sir Nickless Armored Cable Cutter protects armored cable wires by drawing wires down, creating an air space above the wires, providing room for the cutting blade to shear through and sever the armored casing without nicking the wires within. For further information please contact: Ideal Industries Inc. Becker Place Sycamore, IL 60178, USA Tel +1/815-895-5181 Fax +1/815-895-4800 Ideal_Industries@idealindustries.com www.idealindustries.com

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Ideal Industries shipping new Spade Drill Bits Spade drill bits are essential tools routinely used by electricians who do wiring and cabling, especially for drilling holes in wood for conduit runs. However, traditional spade bits have proven to be slow, often vibrate badly during drilling, and will dull after just a few uses. The IDEAL Power-Spade spade bit helps eliminate these problems to provide an increased level of performance, whether the user is boring through wood, cement board, composite enclosures or ceiling tile. Designed to meet the requirements of professional electricians, the Power-Spade is a giant leap forward in terms of speed, hole quality and ease of use. Sporting a unique full-cone threaded tip, the Power-Spade operates fast, requiring up to 50% less force to achieve even faster cuts than other leading competitors' spade bits. Self-feeding action promotes smoother, vibration-free drilling while the contoured paddle quickly removes chips from the hole, preventing lockup. This contoured paddle also creates a more aggressive cutting blade angle than traditional straight spades, resulting in faster penetration and removal for optimum hole finish. Breakouts are virtually eliminated by the bit's spur and reamer that perfectly scribes the outside of holes.

IDEAL uses its design expertise to offer a dependable product in a size range of 1/2" to 1-1/4", including standard shank bits and "stubby" short shank models (3/4", 7/8", 1") that permit access in tight areas such as between studs or inside cabinets where standard length spades will not fit. A separate carbide pilot is available for abrasive material boring. Product Feature: • Full cone threaded tip for fast and effortless drilling • Contoured paddle provides fast chip removal • Unique spur and reamer design also cuts cleaner entry and exit holes with significantly reduced breakout splintering • Require up to 50% less force to achieve even faster cuts than other leading competitors' spade bits For further information please contact: IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. Becker Place Sycamore, IL 60178 USA Tel: 800-435-0705 Fax: 800-533-4483 www.idealindustries.com

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2012 Taiwan Hardware Show concluded with high acclaim and remarkable orders from overseas Taiwan Hardware Show (THS), known as the most significant Asian hardware exhibition that trade buyers must attend in the autumn, came to an end on October 13. Nearly 300 manufacturers gathered in this three-day exhibition to showcase more than 10,000 products, and attracted 21,636 visitors from 58 countries around the world. Compared to the depression experienced by the other parallel large-scale exhibitions in Asia, THS 2012 still enjoyed a 10% growth in the international turnout. Undaunted by European debt crisis and the ongoing global economic turmoil, THS 2012 has once again helped the local manufacturers to explore international markets. The overseas orders reflect an upward trend amid economic depression. It is expected that they may bring in a subsequent production value amounting to 6 billion USD. Many vendors expressed their wishes for continually exhibiting on site, and asked how to register themselves for the show in the next year as a result. th

Running its 12 edition, Taiwan Hardware Show keeps serving as the best platform to integrate Taiwan’s hardware industry with the global market. In this year, the main theme of THS highlights the combination of the traditional manufacturing skills with the latest digital technologies to make Taiwanese hardware industry even more value-added through innovative R&D and brand-building. In addition, Taiwan Hardware Show 2012 has seen a lot of gains in each exhibition category. A steady growth was witnessed in the Tools & Accessories category. Many inquiries were made and orders were placed in the categories as Building Supplies and Machines & Plant Equipment. The number of exhibitors grew by 50% in both categories of Garden & Outdoor Equipment and Safety Equipment & Products, whose exhibitors reflected that inquiries from buyers increased significantly. Some vendors in the Safety Equipment & Products category even mentioned that mechanical and automotive repair attracted the majority of overseas buyers who paid very much attention to equipment and products concerning personal safety or job security, and that THS had a much better effectiveness in marketing promotion than their own professional exhibitions. It is obvious that the diverse quality vendors and products displayed in THS have created a positive feedback loop in clustering effect. Many Taiwanese leading manufacturers and traders use this rare opportunity when international procurement executives gather together to conduct in-depth exchanges with buyers. It is also here that they respond to the international market demand by high-end and refined products produced by superior R&D capabilities and flexible production processes, in a hope to push products made in Taiwan and grasp the global markets. In the next year, Taiwan Hardware Show 2013 will take place at Greater Taichung International Expo st

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Center for the very first time, scheduled from October 21 to 23 . THS 2013 will continue to display all the eight categories, including Tools & Accessories, Locks & Fittings, Fasteners & Fittings, Building Supplies, Garden & Outdoor Equipment, Automotive Supplies & Accessories, Machines & Plant Equipment, and Safety Equipment & Products. Based on the success of THS 2012 THS, many manufacturers and traders have already booked their booths for the next year on the scene. Interested in THS 2013? Please contact Ms. Paula Yang by phone at +886 2 2595 4212 ext.715, or visit THS official website www.hardwareshow.com.tw for more details. 154

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