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Hand-Held and Power Tools

Continued growth for tool manufacturer

6th April 2018 This year, tool and equipment manufacturer the Hilti Group intends to maintain its growth momentum following last year’s growth of CHF 5.1-billion throughout all of its business regions. The company explains that year-on-year the company’s sales are up by 10.8%, and 9.6% in local currencies. 

Manufacturer continues to grow in power tools market

6th April 2018 Power tools manufacturer Bosch’s Power Tools division recorded a ‎€4.7-billion turnover last year, which was higher than the year before. This growth corresponds to 5% in local currency and 4% yearly. Bosch is continually expanding its range of cordless tools, which are becoming increasingly... 

Manufacturer continues to grow in power tools market
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POWER TOOLS The market has shown continual growth internationally

New measuring laser introduced to African market 

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Tool and fixings distributor Upat has introduced the Stabila LAR 350 rotational laser (LAR 350) to the African market, which enables construction workers and foremen to measure, level and position equipment, explains Upat national product specialist Charl Weber. The LAR 350 has a wireless... 

New measuring  laser introduced  to African market
Stabila national product specialist Charl Weber describes the advantages of using Stabila measuring tools. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Power tool systems’ new line launched in Southern Africa 

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Hand-held power tool supplier Milwaukee has launched the patented Red Link Plus Intelligence electronics system for hand-held power tools. “The Red Link Plus system introduces new electrical controls throughout the hand-held power tools that the company supplies. It starts with the battery packs... 

Power tool systems’ new line launched in Southern Africa
Milwaukee product specialist Werner Koch explains the power tools available from the company. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Rebranded power tools division maintains commitment to quality

6th April 2018 Tools and equipment manufacturer Hitachi has renamed its Hitachi Power Tools to Metabo HPT for its full line of power tools, fasteners, accessories and outdoor power equipment products for North America. The transition will start from September this year with the launch of MultiVolt under the... 

Company resupplies machine stock to keep S. African market supplied

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 To keep its supply of stud-welding machines current, furnace and industrial services company The Dickinson Group keeps a range of such machines in stock at its Vereeniging headquarters at all times. The company has supplied more than 600 stud-welding machines over the past 24 years to the mining,... 

Company and distribution partner provide largest range of tools in S. Africa

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Owing to its well-established relationship with its loyal distribution partners and distribution network in Southern Africa, a large range of about 5 200 individual line items of hand tools from professional tools manufacturer Jonnesway are being used in Southern Africa, says Carel Venter, the... 

Company and distribution partner provide largest range of tools in S. Africa
TOOL RANGE Jonnesway has a wide range of tools and works with original-equipment suppliers to ensure that tools are always available

Company expands woodworks series

7th April 2017 Power tool company Hitachi announced the launch of its 254 mm portable jobsite table saw C10RJ model. It features a 15 A motor with soft start and electric break that produces 4 500 rpm to rip through tough hardwoods. 

Company expands woodworks series
FOLD & ROLL STAND MODEL C10RJ TABLE SAW Designed with sturdy legs that fold for easy setup and breakdown

New fastening solution introduced onto market

By: Johane Turkstra     7th April 2017 To mitigate welding, bolting and clamping, construction company Hilti introduced to the South African market its Threaded Stud S-BT technology for multipurpose fastenings, including grating, onto coated structural steel in mildly and highly corrosive environments. “Welding channel mounts or... 

New fastening solution  introduced onto market
THE HILTI THREADED STUD S-BT A cost-effective solution for fastening onto steel in mildly and highly corrosive environments

Long-running oscilloscope provider upgrades tools

7th April 2017 After 17 years of leading the 20 MHz and 40 MHz hand-held industrial oscilloscope category, electronic test tool company Fluke’s 123, 124 and 125 models of ScopeMeter test tools are being replaced by the 120B series which includes new models namely the 123B, 124B and the 125B. 

Innovative solution to cable theft in South Africa

By: Johane Turkstra     7th April 2017 Amid concern over cable theft in various South African industries, clamping and fastening company Band-It’s Ultra-Lok tool has been improved to assist in mitigating cable theft.  

Innovative solution to cable theft  in South Africa
ULTRA-LOK Ultra-Lok streamlines the process of cable bundling

Cordless die grinder introduced onto market

7th April 2017 Tools and dies manufacturing company Milwaukee introduced its new M18 Fuel Die Grinder in January. “When faced with a situation that requires grinding in tight spaces or irregular surfaces, mechanical and metal fabrication professionals will most often turn to a die grinder to get the job done,... 

Cordless die grinder introduced onto market
MILWAUKEE’S M18 FUEL DIE GRINDER The grinder has been engineered for the most demanding tradesmen globally

Saw designed for hard-to-reach areas

7th April 2017 Earlier this year, multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch launched its GSA18V-125 18V EC Brushless 285 mm stroke reciprocating saw, which combines an advanced handle design for greater comfort, an 18 V motor and orbital or nonorbital action to deliver superior cutting... 

Saw designed for  hard-to-reach areas
BOSCH RECIPROCATING SAW The saw allows for greater access in hard-to-reach areas

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

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... 

Battery-powered power tools more beneficial
NEIGHBOURHOOD FRIENDLY Battery-driven power tools offer more efficiency and reduce maintenance cost

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

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

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

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%

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... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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. 

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.   

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... 

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.   

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 

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. 

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.  

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. 

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