Power Tools

March 1, 2006
Milwaukee Electric Tool Milwaukee introduces the model 6268-21 variable speed orbital action jig saw with LED light. The saw offers a cushion gripping

Milwaukee Electric Tool

Milwaukee introduces the model 6268-21 variable speed orbital action jig saw with LED light. The saw offers a cushion gripping surface on the top handle and front nose as well as a lower center of gravity and counter balance mechanism for smooth operation and optimal operator comfort. The 6.5-amp, variable-speed motor cuts through tough materials. The LED light on the 6268-21 jig saw improves the sightline for the user and is protected within the all-metal gearcase for durability. The light and 9-position dust blower provide increased visibility to follow the cut line. With a 1-inch stroke, a 4-position orbital cutting action and precision roller blade guide system, this saw can power through wood, metal and laminates.
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Makita's 1-inch impact wrench, model TW1000, has 738 foot-pounds of torque for large, industrial applications, and taking only 3 seconds to seat a 1-3/16-inch bolt. The TW1000 also features a no-load speed of 1,400 rpm with an innovative rocker-type forward and reverse switch for fast, one-handed operation. The new 1-inch impact wrench has a large 3-1/8-inch hammer that provides impact power of 1,500 impacts per minute. The TW1000's gear housing, rear casing and handle are protected with rubber bumpers for added durability. The ergonomically designed impact wrench has a rubberized grip for more comfort, control and reduced operator fatigue. Additional features include a side handle that rotates 360 degrees and a sky hook to facilitate jobsite portability and storage.
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The new Hilti WSR 1250-PE reciprocating saw features a powerful 12-amp motor for power to cut through tough applications, such as light masonry. The Hilti Smart Power system maintains constant blade speed under load to reduce cutting time, and orbital action is designed for faster, more aggressive cutting into wood and other soft materials. A variable speed trigger provides optimized cutting and a six-position fully adjustable contact shoe offers better cutting depth control and more efficient blade use, according to the manufacturer. To reduce operator fatigue and provide better working comfort, the saw features an anti-vibration system to reduce vibration and extend blade life. For added comfort, the saw also features an ergonomic, full-hand trigger with a transport lock.
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Bosch Power Tools

The new CPK40-18 four-piece, 18-volt cordless combo kit features two Bluecore batteries and a 30-minute, dual-bay charger. The combination also features the cordless 18-volt Brute-Tough hammer drill/driver, 6½-inch circular saw, reciprocating saw and flashlight. The 30-minute dual-bay charger, which also utilizes a micro-processor to read the internal battery temperature and optimize the charging process, replaces the formerly standard 1-hour single-bay charger. Now users can charge two batteries simultaneously and in half the time. All Bluecore batteries and 30-minute chargers are compatible with current and previous generation tools, batteries and chargers. The combo kit also comes with a soft-bag carrying case large enough to fit other jobsite necessities.
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DeWalt's new 18-volt, heavy-duty, steel-framing screwdriver, the DC668KA, is designed for commercial drywall, MRO, mechanical, HVAC and metal roofing and siding applications. The Versa-Clutch system allows the user to regulate the amount of initial turning power to ensure the fastener is properly seated, helping to eliminate stripping. The tool also features a dual-speed range of zero to 900 and zero to 2,700 rpm providing the user with greater control on the jobsite. The ergonomically designed handle is made with a textured grip that gives the user greater stability and control while working.
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Hitachi Power Tools

Hitachi Power Tools' new ¾-inch impact wrench, the WR22SA, produces a torque of 450 foot-pounds and features the company's internal double insulation, designed to increase tool life and durability. With a 7.5-amp, 850-watt motor, the WR22SA generates 1,800 rpm and an impact rate of 2,000 ipm. The wrench is designed for tightening and loosening nuts and bolts in the automobile, ship-building, agricultural and construction industries. It is also useful when assembling scaffolding, installing electrical equipment, plumbing, HVAC installation and various fastening applications. The wrench is covered in a soft, durable elastomer compound that absorbs vibration. The coating also provides a comfortable, slip-resistant grip and prevents the tool from sliding off a surface when not in use.
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Target's new Pro 48 D concrete saw features a Yanmar 4-cylinder diesel engine that is rated at 48 hp and meets current EPA requirements. The IntelliSeal bladeshaft system allows for a minimum of 500 maintenance-free hours and is designed to eliminate daily greasing of bearings. Two sealed radial ball-bearing cartridges provide strength and durability. The tapered shaft system facilitates servicing of sheaves and blade collars. The quick disconnect blade flange allows for easy mount and dismount of blades. The multi-positional handlebars adjust to the individual operator's preference, increasing operator comfort and reducing fatigue. The slip-on blade guard comes with an auto-latch for easy removal and installation.
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McGill now offers a line of portable ground fault circuit interrupters that safeguard operators of power tools, drills, washers and other electrical equipment from the dangers of shock and accidental startups. Compact and lightweight, the GFCIs are designed for use on indoor or outdoor jobsites with a variety of electrical devices to provide superior protection in three-wire circuits. Contractors can choose from six 15- and 20-amp, 120- and 240-volt, 60 Hz models, including an 11-inch cord set, tri-tap receptacles, in-line GFCIs and a GFCI-protected quad box.
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