All Handheld Tools/Workshop Tools Articles

Diving force - underwater demoltion solution
Hand held demolition tools supplied a solution for an underwater demolition challenge for divers from TAI (Taucher, Atemschutz, Industriearbeiten) GmbH. D&Ri reports
Climax Portable Machine Tools expands rental operation in US and Australia
Climax Portable Machine Tools has opened three new rental depots in the US and one in Australia to support increased demand for its on-site portable machining tools.
Cutting tool specialist SIMA opens in Italy and plans export growth
SIMA, the Spanish manufacturer of table saws, cutting machines and surface preparation tools, has opened a new subsidiary office in Italy and plans other new offices in Brazil and Qatar this year.
Cutting edge: new cutting, breaking and sawing tools
Two pages of new cutting, breaking and sawing products from companies including Husqvarna, Hilti, Atlas Copco, DEWALT, Stanley, Makita, ICS, Wacker Neuson, Stone and EDT Eurodima.
Shindaiwa welder generators now available in Europe
Former Arc-Gen salesman Andy Munford and two business partners have established Shindaiwa Ltd to market Japanese-built welder generators throughout Europe.
Chicago Pneumatic to make big noise at Bauma
Bauma is where Atlas Copco starts to really push its Chicago Pneumatic brand in Europe. Having already rebranded its Irmair compressors as Chicago Pneumatic in Europe, the company will use Bauma to show a wide range of gensets and compressors as well as a selection of handheld tools and breakers and light concreting and compaction equipment.
Sullair to close Montbrison compressor plant in France
Sullair Corporation plans to close its portable compressor and pneumatic tool factory in Montbrison, France later this year. Workers at the site are currently on strike as discussions with Sullair continue.
Sullair modifies 'Smart Pressure' compressor set
Sullair has made some adjustments to its PAC80 low pressure compressor including a frame design that allows the unit to be stacked and a raised fuel tank to make it easier to refuel.
Hycon launches low-cost hydraulic breaker pack
Danish hydraulic tool specialist Hycon has launched a small powerpack and 15 kg breaker comination that it hopes will compete head on with electric breakers.
Speedy Hire introduces vibration meter for hand-held tools
Speedy Hire is offering its customers a hand arm vibration (HAV) monitoring device that can be attached to almost any hand-held tool and used to alert users and employers about levels of vibration.
New Hilti breaker with "exceptionally low" vibration
Hilti has launched a new 11.8 kg breaker with “exceptionally low” triaxial vibration levels of 6.5 m/s2.
Three new pneumatic breakers from Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco has introduced three new hand-held TEX pneumatic hammers, the 05PE, 09PE and 12PE
Chicago Pneumatic adds hand-held breaker
Chicago Pneumatic has added to its hand-held line of petrol-driven breakers with the addition of the 22.7 kg (50 lb) Red Hawk
Study confirms advantage of good ergonomics
A study by the Chalmers University of Technology has provided validation of Husqvarna's claims for its ergonomic design effort in its hand tool design
Maximum demolition
US equipment supplier Metabo Corporation has introduced a new demolition hammer in the shape of the 12 kg (26.5 lb) MHE 96 SDS-Max
Fast cutting
Wacker's new 115 V electric-hydraulic concrete reinforcement steel (rebar) cutters are available in professional and economy versions
Power to hand - the latest demolition hand tools
There may be a continuing effort in the industry to make ever-greater use of machine-mounted attachments, but there will always be some situations where only hand carried tools will do the job. D&Ri reports on some of the latest power tools to come onto the market
Power tool round-up
Manufacturers are deploying advanced electronics and innovative mechanicals to make powered hand tools more effective and safer.
Dewalt's mega-launch
DeWalt is extending its use of Lithium-Ion battery technology in its power tools and is also entering the plunge saw market for the first time. Murray Pollok reports from the company’s recent product launch in the UK.
Belle launches low vibration breakers
Belle Group has introduced a new range of low vibration breakers. Ray Neilson, Belle’s managing director, told IRN than the BHB2025X breaker has a hand-arm vibration (HAV) of just over 7.0 m/s2, and that the new models had twice the break-out force and double the compression of the older versions.
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