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Hand-Held and Power Tools

Battery-powered power tools more beneficial

By: Malusi Mkhize     1st April 2016 Outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna’s 36 V lithium-ion battery-powered equipment provides long lasting power and greater economical value than petrol powered alternatives, says Husqvarna South Africa product support general manager Bronson Gunter. The high-performance battery can be used... 

Manufacturer introduces cordless cutoff technology

By: Malusi Mkhize     1st April 2016 Power equipment manufacturer STIHL has developed what it says is the world’s first cordless cut-off machine that has a 230 mm cutting wheel for both indoor and outdoor cutting requirements. The STIHL TSA 230 is carbon emission-free compact and lightweight. The company introduced the machine to... 

Manufacturer introduces cordless  cutoff technology
A FIRST The STIHL TSA 230 is the world’s first cordless cut-off machine with a 230 mm cutting wheel

Strong growth leads to blade technology introduction

By: Malusi Mkhize     1st April 2016 Engineering and electronics specialist company Bosch is set to introduce its NanoBlade technology in October this year to selected markets, with initial availability being targeted for Europe. This follows the company’s strong growth in power tools last year that resulted in a €4.5-billion... 

Strong growth leads to blade technology introduction
CUTTING EDGE Bosch’s new NanoBlade technology is ideal for do-it-yourself applications

Bolting tools manufacturer merges with Chicago pneumatics specialist

     3rd April 2015 New Jersey-based bolting tools manufacturer Titan Technologies has integrated with pneumatic tools manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic Tools, which specialises in manufacturing, maintenance, construction and demolition. Very-high-load bolting is used when traditional assembly solutions are not... 

New three-in-one electrical tool launched this month in South Africa

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd April 2015 After successfully launching the new Ridgid RE60 three-in-one electrical tool in Europe and the US late last year, US-based hand-held tools manufacturer Ridge Tool Company will this month make the product available for the South African market through local industrial products supplier Dowson &... 

New three-in-one electrical tool launched this month in South Africa
TERRY O'KELLY The Ridgid RE60 was well received by industry after its European and US launch late last year

Power tools specialist launches new impact drill

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd April 2015 Power tools manufacturer Bosch will launch the GSB 162-2 RE professional impact drill, featuring a 1500 W high-performance motor with a high overload capacity for hard applications, in the first quarter of this year, says Bosch industrial power tools senior brand manager Juergen Lauer. He tells... 

Power tools specialist  launches new impact drill

Sales increase for ratchet action tool

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd April 2015 Having showcased its Band-It Bantam tool CO75 at last year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, the 2014 sales of clamping systems solutions provider Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions increased by 3%, says Rosa Remendos, business manager of Banding & ID Solutions South Africa (SA). Remendos... 

Sales increase for  ratchet action tool
PRODUCT SHOWCASE The 2014 Electra Mining Africa exhibition enhances sales of the Bantam tool C075 by 3%

Tooling companies’ joint venture offers comprehensive solution

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd April 2015 Specialist in the manufacture, assembly and sale of diamond tools and equipment Diamond Products has partnered with professional power tools manufacturer Makita, through its Southern African sole distributor Rutherfords, to provide customers with comprehensive  power tools and cost effective... 

Tooling companies’ joint venture offers comprehensive solution
POWER TOOL PARTNERSHIP Diamond Products partner with professional power tools manufacturer Makita

Faster, tighter banding tool

By: Dylan Slater     4th April 2014 The installation of band clamps can be performed faster and tighter than before using the newly released Ultra-Lok UL4000-C tool. 

Faster, tighter banding tool
IMPROVING EFFICIENCY The clamp is three to five times stronger than conventional band and buckle systems

Industrial grinder brings operator safety

     4th April 2014 Diversified engineering company Atlas Copco launched a new grinder at the end of last year, which incorporates numerous safety features, including an overspeed protection device and dual-acting security mechanism. 

Industrial grinder brings operator safety
PNEUMATIC GRINDING The grinder is ergonomically designed with a high power-to-weight ratio

Johannesburg exhibition to showcase power tools

     4th April 2014 Buyers of handheld and power tools will have direct, face-to-face access to a large number of Greater China suppliers during the yearly Hardware and Building Materials exhibition of China Sourcing Fair, where the latest products and innovations in this tool sector will be showcased. 

Johannesburg exhibition to showcase power tools
MADE IN CHINA The latest products and innovations will be showcased

New grinder improves concrete edge grinding

By: Dylan Slater     4th April 2014 A new range of power tools, manufactured by technology supplier Robert Bosch Power Tools, will improve working conditions and increase efficiency with an incorporated dust-extraction system. 

New grinder improves  concrete edge grinding
DUSTLESS GRINDING The vacuum and grinder combination is part of the Click & Clean System from Bosch

New pneumatic grinder to be introduced

By: Dylan Slater     4th April 2014 Industrial machinery supplier Dowson and Dobson Industrial (D&D) plans to launch the new Mighty Seven QB-185 pneumatic vertical grinder towards the end of next month. 

New pneumatic grinder to be introduced
AIR GRINDING The QB-185 grinder is used in heavy-fettling applications

Rutherford Makita

     4th April 2014 Wholly owned subsidiary of Hudaco Trading and industrial power tools distributor Rutherford was established in South Africa in 1912. In its early years, the company mainly sold general engineering requisites in the shape of packings, brassware, belting but, in latter years, it became well... 

Rutherford Makita

Tool range extended for SA market

     4th April 2014 Power tool manufacturer Makita Industrial Power Tools expanded its product range in 2013 with cordless, lithium-ion-powered tools and a corded grinder to better serve the South African power-tool market. 

Tool range extended for  SA market
SHEDDING LIGHT The flashlight produces 160 lumens and lasts 50 000 hours

Torque multipliers offer lightness, resilience

By: Dylan Slater     4th April 2014 An increased focus on safety and a better understanding of the importance of applying correct torque forces by companies, has led to an increased demand in the market for torque multipliers, says hand tool manufacturer Gedore Tools South Africa (SA). 

Torque multipliers offer lightness, resilience
MAXIMUM TORQUE Manually operated torque multipliers can increase torque in the range of 250 Nm to 54 000 Nm

Engineering solutions provider expands offering

By: Gia Costella     5th April 2013   Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has expanded its range of tools by introducing industrial tools and equipment manufacturer Atlas Copco’s turbo grinders this month, which are designed for grinding, cutting and sanding, even in confined spaces. 

German wall saw imported for African market first supplied to Botswana

By: Gia Costella     5th April 2013 Manufacturer and supplier of diamond tools and equipment Diamond Products introduced the DP 75 H wall saw to the African market this year and hopes to establish the saw and its technology as an accepted product on the South African market.   

New taps tackle tough materials

     5th April 2013 International solid-carbide and steel rotary cutting tools manufacturer Dormer Tools last month launched a new range of multi application taps which are designed to support a high level of performance in a range of hard-to-machine materials.   

Pneumatic air tools to be showcased at trade fair for first time

By: Gia Costella     5th April 2013   Industrial products supplier Dowson & Dobson will showcase its range of Mighty Seven (M7) pneumatic air tools at this year’s Automechanika trade fair, which will target trade visitors from sub-Saharan Africa and will take place from May 8 to 11 at the Nasrec Expo Centre, in Johannesburg. 

Technology provider focuses on user safety, driven by demand

By: Gia Costella     5th April 2013 To meet the rising demand for operator safety on site, as specified by major construction companies, added safety features have been included in the design of the new GBH 8-45 DV professional rotary hammer, which was launched in January by technology and services provider Bosch Power Tools South... 

Air motors better suited for tools

By: Yolandi Booyens     6th April 2012 Industrial equipment supplier Dowson & Dobson Industrial (D&D) will, on June 1, introduce a new range of hand-held tools that make use of turbo air motors, which are better suited as a drive for standard air tools than electric motors.  

Company introduces new lithium-ion range

     6th April 2012 Outdoor power tool manufacturer Stihl has harnessed lithium-ion technology to produce a new line of environmentally responsible products, eliminating fuel costs and exhaust emissions.  

Local company experiences continued growth

By: Yolandi Booyens     6th April 2012 Outdoor power equipment supplier Briggs & Stratton reports that it has experienced healthy year-on-year turnover growth on product sales 

Market demands continual innovation

By: Yolandi Booyens     6th April 2012 The hand-held and power tools market is not easy to enter, as new players first have to prove themselves in one or more facets, says diversified technology company 3M South Africa. 

New jigsaw available

     6th April 2012 Power tools manufacturer Makita made a new jig saw, which has been developed to cover the midrange capacity segment, and which provides contractors and woodworkers with a compact, powerful model that provides less vibration, available to the market. 

Upgraded hand-held tool saves costs

By: Yolandi Booyens     6th April 2012 Global polymer processing company Rehau has launched an enhanced version of the Adamik hand-held portable Edgebander, which is used to apply edgeband to chipboard in Europe 

Company strives to provide high-quality tools at affordable prices

By: Yolandi Booyens     4th April 2012 Specialist in the manufacture, assembly and sales of diamond tools Diamond Products has introduced its lightweight Shibuya core drill into the market. 

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