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Milwaukee Tool introduces a unique new professional-grade solution for making fast and accurate cuts through a wide array of materials—the M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool. By harnessing the power, performance and run-time of M12 FUEL™ technology*, the new tool can tackle materials ranging from metal and steel, to drywall, cement board, and tile Read More

Milwaukee Tool introduces a unique new professional-grade solution for making fast and accurate cuts through a wide array of materials—the M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool. By harnessing the power, performance and run-time of M12 FUEL™ technology*, the new tool can tackle materials ranging from metal and steel, to drywall, cement board, and tile. Its one-handed, in-line design provides exceptional control and visibility through cuts, and it is the only cordless tool of its kind with reversible blade rotation.

“While multi-material cutting tools are not new to the market, there are only a select few that have been engineered to withstand the demands of the trades, and none of the cordless options provide the level of performance that these users require,” said Tyson Apfelbeck, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool changes all that by being the first dedicated cordless multi-material cutting tool designed with the performance needed by the trades. Completely optimized for one-handed use, this tool’s cutting performance and versatility allow it to easily replace many cutting tools that require two hands.”

The M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool’s POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor delivers 20,000 RPM. When this motor is paired with Milwaukee’s REDLINK™ Intelligence and REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 Battery Pack, the tool has the cutting performance and speed to tackle various materials without bogging down. For example, it can make 12” cuts in 26ga sheet metal in under 10 seconds and 3” cuts in 3/8” ceramic tile in under 9 seconds.

As the only tool of its kind capable of reversible blade rotation, users can easily control where they eject debris and can optimize the blade for the application at hand. Its in-line design also provides exceptional control in cutting applications while improving line of sight to the material.

Ideal for cutting light to medium gauge metals and various non-metal building materials (tile, drywall, fiber cement, PVC/Plastic, etc.) the M12 FUEL™ 3” Cut Off Tool is the most capable compact cut off tool. Due to its incredible versatility, the tool will come complete with the necessary blade accessories for these applications, so users can get to work quickly and easily.

Available September 2018, the new M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool joins the largest sub-compact cordless system in the industry, now offering more than 90 professional solutions focused on power, productivity, and portability.

* M12 FUEL™ power tools are designed, engineered, and built to deliver extreme performance and productivity. All M12 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M12 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful sub-compact cordless tools in their class

Specifications

M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool Kit (2522-21XC)

Blade Size: 3”
RPM: 20,000
Arbor Size: 3/8”
Cut Depth: 0.64”
Length: 8.9”
Width: 4.7”
Height: 3.5”
Weight (w/ XC4.0 battery): 2.4 lbs
Includes M12 FUEL™ 3” Compact Cut Off Tool, (1) M12™ REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0™ Battery Pack, M12™ Charger, Dust Accessory Shoe, (3) Accessory Blades (Metal Cut Off, Carbide Abrasive, Diamond Tile), Blade Wrench, and Contractor Bag.

*Also available as a Bare Tool (2522-20)

** Metal Cut-Off Wheel, Carbide Abrasive Blade, Diamond Tile Blade also sold separately

OLFA’s Rolled Materials Cutter is preloaded with an enclosed 45mm rotary blade that offers 12 cutting positions per blade for longer blade life. The solid base prevents users from damaging the surface under the cutter, making the tool perfect for cutting anything on a roll – from paper and linoleum to carpet and turf. The Read More

OLFA’s Rolled Materials Cutter is preloaded with an enclosed 45mm rotary blade that offers 12 cutting positions per blade for longer blade life. The solid base prevents users from damaging the surface under the cutter, making the tool perfect for cutting anything on a roll – from paper and linoleum to carpet and turf. The Rolled Materials Cutter slices easily through the toughest materials. This cutter has an ergonomic handle design with a large handhold allowing for a sturdy and comfortable grip.

Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces a complete line of duct and sheet metal tools, including the new Duct Cutter with Wire Cutter, HVAC Hand Notcher, Tin Snips, Hole Cutter and more. When equipped with these durable, reliable tools, professionals can easily complete a range of tasks involved in this season’s HVAC installations Read More

Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, introduces a complete line of duct and sheet metal tools, including the new Duct Cutter with Wire Cutter, HVAC Hand Notcher, Tin Snips, Hole Cutter and more. When equipped with these durable, reliable tools, professionals can easily complete a range of tasks involved in this season’s HVAC installations and maintenance projects.

Duct Cutter with Wire Cutter (Cat. No. 89554)

· All-steel, double-edge blade easily cuts fiber board, fiberglass lined and flexible ducts
· Built-in wire cutter provides added convenience
· Compound leverage mechanism enables easy wire cutting

Straight and Offset Hand Seamers (Cat. Nos. 86522, 86524)

· Compound-leverage mechanism easily and accurately bends, seams and flattens sheet metal
o For use in hard to reach, confined spaces (Cat. No. 86524)
· Three-inch jaw folds 22 gauge steel and 24 gauge stainless steel
· Jaw notched in 1/4-inch (6mm) increments for precise bending measurements

Snap Lock Punch (Cat. No. 86528)

· Drop-forged steel jaw easily punches 3/8-inch (10mm) wide impressions on metal edges to easily join pieces of sheet metal, duct or pipe
· Compound-leverage mechanism for greater control and easy operation
· For use on sheet metal and vinyl and aluminum siding

HVAC Hand Notcher (Cat. No. 86526)

· Cuts 30-degree V shapes in sheet metal to make corners quickly and easily
· Drop-forged, high-impact steel jaw with 13/16-inch (21mm) maximum throat depth
· Jaw’s hook design easily notches corners and take-off tabs without slippage
· For use on up to 24 gauge steel and 26 gauge stainless steel

5-Blade Duct Crimper (Cat. No. 86520)

· Produces factory-precision indentations in stove pipe and round duct with ease
· Compound-leverage mechanism completes precise indentations
· Crimps 24 gauge steel and 28 gauge stainless steel
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Tin Snips (Cat. No. 89556)

· 12 inch long tool with high-carbon steel cutting blades
· Full 3.5-inch (89mm) blades cut both straight and wide curves
· All steel construction for long life and durability
· Large handles accommodate work gloves
· Easily cuts tin, copper, aluminum, soft metals and vinyl
· Excellent for use on 24 gauge steel and 28 gauge stainless steel
· Replacement blades sold separately (Cat. No. 89555)

Hole Cutter (Cat. No. 89552)

· Cuts two to 12-inch (51-305mm) holes in sheet metal
· Measurement scales labeled in inches and centimeters provide added accuracy
· High-quality bearings assure a long cutting life
· Installs into standard electric drill chucks
· Adjustable pivot point ensures accurate hole size
· For use on up to 24 gauge steel and 26 gauge stainless steel
· Includes replacement bit and L-Style Hex-Key for tightening
· Additional replacement bits sold separately (Cat. No. 89551)

Folding Tools (Cat. Nos. 86530, 86532, 86534)

· Two folding depths: 3/8-Inch (10mm) and 1-Inch (25mm)
· Folds up to 24 and 28 gauge stainless steel
· Handy sight gauges for accurate depth alignment
· Made of heavy-duty 16 gauge steel for strength
· Available in 12-inch (Cat. No. 86530), 18-inch (Cat. No. 86532) and 24-inch (Cat. No. 86534)

“This expansion to the HVAC product line provides professionals with a variety of reliable, convenient tools needed to get the job done day-in and day-out,” says Sabrina Kalsi, product manager at Klein Tools. “Our goal is to make all tradespeople aware of the versatility of Klein tools. While the first pair of Klein pliers was forged together for a lineman in need, today, Klein’s family of engineers, craftsmen and workers collaborate together to expand our product offering, manufacturing tools that more professionals can benefit from.”

For more information, visit www.kleintools.com/new-products

PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of building materials for residential and commercial needs, has launched GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit to promote hand safety and value.    The glove lines include GRX Cold Weather, GRX Industrial, GRX Professional and GRX Tradesman.    GRX Read More

PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of building materials for residential and commercial needs, has launched GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit to promote hand safety and value. 

 

The glove lines include GRX Cold Weather, GRX Industrial, GRX Professional and GRX Tradesman. 

 

GRX gloves will be available through the PrimeSource network of pro-contractor supply location and pro-supply locations like 84 Lumber and BMC.

 

See the glove live at www.grxgloves.com

 

GRX ProSeries Glove model

Plugfones are a combination of comfortable, safety-rated earplugs and high-quality speakers that allow you to listen and communicate more effectively on the job. Plugfones feature an ANSI- and NIOSH-certified NRR of up to 26 dB, and when paired with technologies like Bluetooth and noise isolating microphones, they make for the ultimate hearing protection + listening Read More

Plugfones are a combination of comfortable, safety-rated earplugs and high-quality speakers that allow you to listen and communicate more effectively on the job. Plugfones feature an ANSI- and NIOSH-certified NRR of up to 26 dB, and when paired with technologies like Bluetooth and noise isolating microphones, they make for the ultimate hearing protection + listening experience. OSHA-compliant volume limiting models are available.

Visit Plugfones to learn more about the ultimate in jobsite hearing and listening at their website: https://www.plugfones.com/

To read a review of Plugfones from The Hub’s Eric Aune from last year click here: Review: Bluetooth Earplugs

Plugfones Bluetooth Earplugs