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February 16, 2022 By Glass Canada Staff
New cordless system
Hilti has launched the Nuron 22-volt cordless battery platform. Nuron is a single 22-volt battery platform that enables cordless tools on all kinds of jobs, from light-duty drilling to heavy-duty concrete breaking. Launching with more than 60 tools, the battery platform enables heavy-duty applications that were once restricted to corded, gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems. Nuron brings intelligence to the core of the platform – all tools generate data which is then stored on the Nuron batteries and sent securely to the cloud during every charge without any operator interaction. The data collected includes information such as tool usage, tool utilization, charging location and battery state-of-health. The completely reengineered Nuron batteries are more durable including a new, robust fiberglass-reinforced housing and external shock-absorbing bumpers which provide extra protection even in the toughest conditions. And, the electronics are fully sealed to protect against moisture, dust and other jobsite contaminants. Hilti’s dust removal systems are available for all Nuron tools and active vibration reduction comes as standard. Active torque control is a key safety feature available with many more tools in the new Nuron product range. Hilti also has worked with construction professionals to develop two new technologies for increased safety with angle grinders. The new 3D ATC system switches off the tool and activates the disc brake when there is sudden, uncontrolled movement in any direction. The same risk-reducing function comes with the new SensTech system, which senses when the operator’s hand is removed and engages the electric brake, e.g. when the tool is accidentally dropped. Additionally, each Nuron tool has a recommended tethering method and Hilti offers an ANSI-compliant tethering system to help avoid falling objects when working at heights.
The 20-volt Max adhesive gun is available in three canister sizes: the 10-ounce DCE560; the 29-ounce DCE570, or the 300 to 600 millilitre sausage tube DCE580, which provides the professional with the ability to choose the format that suits their typical use best. Key features include anti-drip which briefly auto-retracts the plunging rod when the trigger is released. Also featuring a variable-speed trigger and variable-speed dial, each of the 20-volt Max adhesive guns provide finite adjustments in the speed at which material is released. To limit user fatigue and ensure the proper amount of material is released, the gun’s trigger can be locked at a specific setting during use.
Keep the Heavy Duty Swivel Head Rivet Tool on hand for when your project calls for multi-angle rivet installation. Compatible with several rivet sizes and easy to adjust, use and clean. The Surebonder Heavy Duty Swivel Head Rivet Tool allows for solid, dependable rivet installation without requiring you to switch tools to reach different angles. It features a rugged die cast steel construction ensures strong riveting performance on even demanding or repetitive projects, a swivel head that rotates 360 degrees to facilitate installation from a number of different angles, and a spring-loaded handle and 1.7-pound weight to enable comfort. It is recommended for use with aluminum rivets of 3/32”, 1/8”, 5/32” or 3/16” diameter; steel rivets of 3/32”, 1/8” or 5/32” diameter; or stainless-steel rivets of 1/8” or 5/32” diameter.
Milwaukee Tool’s dipped gloves are designed to provide durability, all–day comfort, and superior dexterity for handling small objects. SmartSwipe index fingertips provide full access to touchscreen devices without removing the gloves and the textured nitrile palm provides excellent grip performance. The gloves are made of a nylon and lycra blend to provide all-day comfort and wick away moisture and also feature high-dexterity fingertips to maximize control when handling small objects. The gloves are certified EN388 1-4 3 for abrasion; to EN388 1-5 1 for cuts; EN388 1-4 2 for tears and EN388 1-4 1 for punctures
Vacuum loss warning
Wood’s Powr Grip offers an eight-inch industrial-grade plastic hand cup for flat surfaces. The cup features a 125-pound capacity and an industrial-grade plastic handle for lightweight and rugged rust-resistance. Features include a fast attach and release function. A red-line indicator warns the user of any significant vacuum loss. Supplied with protective carrying case.
Performance safety glasses from Milwaukee Tool are designed with high-impact, fog-free lenses. For added protection, the lenses are high-velocity impact tested, providing wearers with military grade impact protection. The protective eyewear features fog-free lenses so the lenses will stay clear and unobstructed on any jobsite. Durable anti-scratch lenses protect the eyes while withstanding the demands of a job site. Clear and tinted options are available so eyes stay safe whether working indoors or outdoors. Rated to ANSI Z87.1+ and CSA Z94.3 standards.
Drive fasteners faster
Featuring the Versa-Clutch system, the screwgun dials in the proper torque needed to effectively drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun has high power, sufficient to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood. The brushless motor in the DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life.
PThe Ryobi 18V ONE+ hp Compact Brushless Cut-off Tool cuts through metal, plastic, tile, pipe, wire shelving, drywall, cement board, PVC, and vinyl siding. It is compact in size at 8.5” and light weight — ideal for one-handed operation and cutting in tight spaces. Over 225 ONE+ Tools, all work with any RYOBI 18V ONE+ battery. Get more power, longer runtime and longer motor life provided by the brushless motor combined with advanced electronics and higher performance lithium-ion batteries. The wire form depth gauge ensures tool is flat to the work surface for increased cutting accuracy and stability. The carbide abrasive blade cuts drywall and plastics like PVC and vinyl siding, the diamond tile blade cuts a variety of tile, including ceramic and porcelain, as well as cement board, and the metal cut-off wheel cuts steel, aluminum, diamond plate, and copper. It also includes a forward/reverse cutting feature to change the direction of sparks and cut debris.
RIDGID introduces the Brushless 18V 3-Speed Impact Driver. This tool features a 2,250 in.-lbs. of torque for the most demanding applications. RIDGID Brushless Motors offer more runtime and longer motor life with 3-speed settings for added jobsite versatility, Tri-Beam LED for eliminating shadows on the work surface, and a one-handed bit loader for quick and easy bit changes. With registration, this tool is backed by the Lifetime Service Agreement.
Versatile and lightweight
Falling tools are a major cause of jobsite injury. Miller tool lanyards are engineered to deliver the assurance expect from Miller fall protection in a broad offering. Miller lanyards are designed to be reliable and safe, with a durable design and lasting materials that reduce chances to drop tools in the first place. Versatility is a focus, including adjustable products that can match any tool type and size. Compact and lightweight, Miller lanyards are made to reduce the worker’s fatigue and increase productivity. They are simple: easy to choose, easy to install, and easy to use. The superior mobility design allows natural movement. The Bandit tool lanyard conveniently attaches to the user’s belt. Tools are attached with the carabiner or by cinching the cord around tool. The WristBandit tool holder attaches to user’s wrist with Velcro. Tools are attached by cinching the lanyard cord around the tool. Miller products meet all applicable OSHA, ANSI and CSA standards
Certified fall protection
The ExoFit NEX Arch flash harness from Tenaquip is CSA-certified class AR with a 420-pound capacity. It features Nomex/Kevlar fibre shoulder straps with back and leg comfort padding. The Tech-Lite stand-up PVC-coated aluminum back D-ring provides confident anchoring and Duo-Lok quick-connect chest and leg straps secure the user. Leather insulators protect from static discharge. Nomex/Kevlar fibre webbing, belt loops and built-in lanyard keepers add convenience. Revolver vertical torso adjusters ensure a good fit. An impact indicator with integrated flame-resistant trauma straps and built-in reflective materials add another layer of safety.
Rise and grind
V20* Cordless 4-1/2-in. Small Angle Grinder features a powerful high-performance motor providing you with the grinding power you’ll need on the job. This unit is built with the user in mind providing control and versatility while adding comfort during use. It features high performance: powered by 8,500 RPM for aggressive applications, a cast metal gear housing that dissipates heat during extended use, a tool-free guard position for flexibility of application, a 3-position handle for versatility, and a contoured over-molded handle for added comfort.
The 712 Thor glazing hammer allows glaziers to install windows without damage or marks to the frame. The hammer has a 38 millimeter face and weighs 650 grams. It comes fitted standard with one hard white nylon and one soft grey face on a plastic handle. The faces are designed to wear and to be replaced by hand. All faces are one-piece moulded. There are no metal pegs or inserts to damage the workpiece as the face wears. Serrations in the metal head prevent the faces from coming loose during use. The faces have a shoulder for extra strength and to prevent fracture from misdirected blows. The easily interchangeable heads allow for use as a multipurpose striking tool in most assembly applications, including engineering, furniture, shopfitting, partitioning, glazing, injection moulding dies and more.
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