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Popular pocket-sized CoBolt now features a blade recess for easier cutting of thicker materials. KNIPEX Tools introduced a version of its CoBolt S compact bolt cutters with a special blade recess (71 31 160 and 71 31 160 SBA). This new blade recess is specially designed for cutting thicker materials with ease. Despite its compact Read more

Popular pocket-sized CoBolt now features a blade recess for easier cutting of thicker materials.

KNIPEX Tools introduced a version of its CoBolt S compact bolt cutters with a special blade recess (71 31 160 and 71 31 160 SBA). This new blade recess is specially designed for cutting thicker materials with ease.

Despite its compact 6 1/4″ length, the CoBolt S provides extremely high cutting power, easily cutting bolts, nails and rivets up to 11/64″ in diameter. In addition to its compact design, the cutter has a slim head designed for better access to confined areas. The CoBolt S has a strong lever action mechanism that allows the user to exert less effort when using the cutter. Below the joint is a gripping surface for pulling wires with a diameter from 3/64″.

Other features include laser-cut edges on the blades, which prevent material being cut from slipping. Forged and multi-staged oil-hardened from German, chrome vanadium heavy-duty steel, the CoBolt S has induction-hardened cutting edges with a hardness of approximately 64 HRC for cutting thin hard wire, screws and springs.

“The latest version of the popular CoBolt S has a heavy-duty cutting edge with recess that slices through the hardest round materials in just one cutting action,” said Peter A. Grable, product manager, KNIPEX Tools. “With its slim head and strong lever action, no other compact cutters cut with the ease and precision of the CoBolt S.”

New Step Bits are up to twice as fast with extended life Emerson’s (NYSE: EMR) Greenlee is innovating the step bit for an advanced holemaking solution. The new Greenlee GSB Series Step Bits are manufactured in the USA and feature an improved split-point tip for even faster penetration and a patented split-step design to optimize Read more

New Step Bits are up to twice as fast with extended life

Emerson’s (NYSE: EMR) Greenlee is innovating the step bit for an advanced holemaking solution. The new Greenlee GSB Series Step Bits are manufactured in the USA and feature an improved split-point tip for even faster penetration and a patented split-step design to optimize chip load for a faster and smooth cutting experience while achieving more holes per charge.

“We’ve taken our step bit design to a whole new level, focusing on the best possible performance with cordless drills,” said Rob Bentley, senior product manager, Greenlee for Emerson. “Greenlee is proud to announce a patented design that provides the fastest, smoothest cut, the longest life and the most holes per charge.”

Progressive cutting edges on the bits provide balanced aggression to maximize torque efficiency and minimize stalling when using a cordless drill. An improved double flute design provides enhanced chip evacuation, while also increasing cutting speed and bit life. Laser markings on the bits allow for easy part and size identification. The GSB Series Step Bits for mild steel will be offered in two sets, available in 10 Imperial-sized step bits ranging from 1/8-inch to 1-3/8-inch, and three Metric-sized step bits ranging from 4mm to 32.5mm.

Professionals interested in the GSB Step Bits can visit Greenlee.com/StepBits to learn more information. To request a hands-on tool demonstration from a Greenlee Pro Tool Specialist, visit Greenlee.com/requestdemonstration. For more information on Greenlee, visit Greenlee.com.

Emerson’s Professional Tools businesses include Greenlee as well as the RIDGID® and Klauke® brands and provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit emerson.com/professionaltools for more information.

With Deals from a Variety of Retailers Through the End of December, Bosch Invites Customers to Enjoy Incredible Savings on Top Products Bosch Power Tools, the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced its special holiday savings with top retailers including Acme Tools, Lowe’s, Amazon and more. Now through the Read more

With Deals from a Variety of Retailers Through the End of December, Bosch Invites Customers to Enjoy Incredible Savings on Top Products

Bosch Power Tools, the world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced its special holiday savings with top retailers including Acme Tools, Lowe’s, Amazon and more. Now through the end of the month, customers can take advantage of the year’s biggest deals on their best-selling products, from the 12V Max 3/8 in. Drill/Driver Kit to the fan favorite 18V Freak 2-in-1 Impact Driver, and self-leveling cross-line laser.

  • What: Bosch Power Tools’ 2020 Holiday Deals
  • When: Available through December 31, 2020
  • Where: Participating retailers. Visit www.boschholidaydeals.com for more information

For more information and a full list of Bosch Power Tools’ Holiday Deals for 2020, please visit www.boschholidaydeals.com, or connect on Facebook and Instagram.

Spyder announced the newest additions to its STINGER™ line of professional-grade wood-boring tools. The new STINGER™ Power Bits complement the company’s popular spade and auger bits with several unique features. They make exceptionally fast, clean cuts with less battery-draining torque. STINGER™ Power Bits are designed for drilling both soft and hard wood, as well as Read more

Spyder, STINGER Power Bits, Spyder STINGER Power Bits, tools, drills, STINGER Spade Bits, STINGER Auger Bits,Spyder announced the newest additions to its STINGER™ line of professional-grade wood-boring tools. The new STINGER™ Power Bits complement the company’s popular spade and auger bits with several unique features. They make exceptionally fast, clean cuts with less battery-draining torque.

STINGER™ Power Bits are designed for drilling both soft and hard wood, as well as plywood, laminated wood and particle board. They speed through cuts, making clean holes up to 40 times faster than conventional center-point spade bits. As a precision, clean-cutting tool, they excel in finish carpentry as well as rough construction applications. Burr-free entry holes and exit holes with no blowout look great on woodworking projects, and they make pulling wire and inserting plumbing tube/pipe through studs a cinch.

The new bits are optimized for use on both high- and low-torque drill motors and impacting tools. They require up to 50 percent less torque than standard threaded auger and spade bits, slowing battery drain on cordless tools. The reduction in power to drill means STINGER™ Power Bits can make up to 25 times as many holes on a single battery charge.

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“The Spyder STINGER™ Power Bits are an entirely new type of bit for wood drilling. They make clean holes like Forstner bits and bore deep and straight like auger bits, while providing an exceptional value like spade bits,” said Ryan Campbell, Executive Vice President of Spyder. “Our wood-boring tools are highly regarded among woodworkers and construction professionals, and the STINGER™ Power Bit provides yet another option to meet the demands of their materials and budget.”

The STINGER™ Power Bits join Spyder’s STINGER™ Spade Bits and STINGER™ Auger Bits, providing plenty of options for professional users in terms of features and price. Here’s how they compare in several key categories:

New STINGER™ Power Bits

  • Application: Wood without nails
  • Shank: 1/4-inch impact-rated speed hex
  • Finish: Very clean entry and exit holes
  • Point: Non-threaded center-point tip with chip relief
  • Speed: 40x faster than conventional bits
  • Life: 25x more holes than conventional bits
  • Value: $19.98 for 4-piece kit (1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 1″)

STINGER™ Spade Bits

  • Application: Wood without nails
  • Shank: 1/4-inch impact rated speed hex
  • Finish: Rougher entry and exit holes
  • Point: Threaded, self-feeding tip with chip relief
  • Speed: 20x faster than conventional bits
  • Life: 10x more holes than conventional bits
  • Value: $14.98 for 6-piece kit (3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8 and 1″)

STINGER™ Auger Bits

  • Application: Wood and wood with nails
  • Shank: 3/8-inch and 7/16-inch impact rated speed hex
  • Finish: Rougher entry and exit holes
  • Point: Threaded, self-feeding tip with chip relief
  • Speed: 20X faster than conventional bits
  • Life: 10x more holes than conventional bits
  • Value: $29.98 for 3-piece kit (1/2, 3/4 and 1″)

Four-piece STINGER™ Power Bit kits are now available nationwide at Lowe’s stores and online at Lowes.com. Individual pieces and additional kits will be available soon.

For more information, visit www.spyderproducts.com.

Offering four times the charging current of a standard charger, the two-cycle charging method gets pros back to work faster Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced the addition of its new six-bay charger, the GAL18V6-80, offering convenience and speed when charging multiple Bosch 18V batteries. The sequential, two-cycle Read more

Offering four times the charging current of a standard charger, the two-cycle charging method gets pros back to work faster

Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced the addition of its new six-bay charger, the GAL18V6-80, offering convenience and speed when charging multiple Bosch 18V batteries. The sequential, two-cycle charging method is designed to minimize downtime, improve organization and stay power-ready in a lightweight, easy to transport package.

“Designed to get users back to work as quickly as possible, the newest addition to the Bosch charger lineup delivers fast and efficient 2-cycle charging,” said Jocelyn Cronin, Project Management Specialist at Bosch Power Tools. “Offering power and convenience at an unparalleled value, the charger is must-have for pros in any trade.”

The GAL18V6-80 features an 8-Amp charging current, which delivers four times the charging current of a standard charger. 8-Amp and Sequential 2-cycle charging gets users back to work quickly. The first cycle is capable of charging CORE18V 4.0 Ah batteries to 80 percent in 32 minutes and full charge in 50 minutes. Additionally, LED indicators show charging cycle and level for each battery, allowing users to monitor and prioritize battery charging while they work.

The charger also features a cooling fan, providing active cooling to optimize charging and prevent overheating. Additionally, it comes a large handle and cord wrap to make transportation easy and convenient.

Bosch Power Tools Battery Charger Fast Facts

  • The 18V 6-Bay Lithium-Ion Fast Battery Charger delivers convenience and speed when charging multiple Bosch 18V batteries.
  • Offering an 8-amp charging current, four times the charging current of a standard charger, the two-cycle charging method gets users back to work faster.
  • The charger first cycles through the connected batteries, charging CORE18V 4.0 Ah batteries to approximately 80 percent in 32 minutes, before cycling again to charge the batteries to full capacity in 50 minutes.
  • LED indicators in each charging bay show charging cycle and level for each battery, allowing users to monitor progress while they work.
  • Each charging bay has a priority button that will immediately start the charging process in that charging bay. If the priority button is pressed once, the battery in that bay is prioritized, meaning that it will be charged to approximately 80% first. If the priority button is pressed again, the battery in that bay will be prioritized further, charging it to full capacity.
  • An error indicator alerts users in case of charging interruptions due to temperature and/or faults.
  • The charger is equipped with an active cooling fan, designed to prevent overheating and optimize charging.
  • The charger doubles as an ideal battery transportation solution, featuring a large handle and cord wrap.
  • A flexible charging solution, the GAL18V6-80 is compatible with Bosch 18V lithium-ion batteries.

For more information and specifications, please visit www.boschtools.com/us.