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Tools - December 2017

Tools featured in Metal Construction News' December 2017 issue.

Robert Bosch Tool’s Impact Tough Impact Driver Bits have an extended torsion zone to absorb torque peaks to reduce breakage. Its impact-rated line includes heat-treated, impact-rated line screw driving bits, double-ended bits, nut setters, sockets and bit holders for high-torque impact drivers. The bits come with silver, high-visibility sleeves and a coating with laser markings for clear identification.​

D.I. Roof Seamers’ self-propelled 4 Station Roof Seamer produces 180-degree finished seam profiles. It is recommended for use with 22- to 26-gauge panels. Multiple chassis types are offered for mechanically seamed panel profiles. The 4 Station Roof Seamer comes with a 110-volt electric motor and an optional 220-volt motor is available. Additionally, it has a quick-disconnect plug for safety.

Kett Tool’s KD-446L Profile Shears cut corrugated panels for siding and roofing for metal buildings. The shears cut a variety of profile and flat materials including 18-gauge mild steel, soft, non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper and brass to 0.09-inch-thick, spiral duct and wire mesh. The 5-pound tool has a 3-inch cutting radius, which allows for maneuverability when cutting tight curves. Its 5-amp, pistol grip, variable-speed, 2,500-rpm motor operates at speeds to 28 feet per minute. The KD-446L Profile Shears’ blades create an edge-sealing effect during cutting that helps eliminate kerf and waste material.

Milwaukee Tool’s M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw cuts fast with its 3,900-rpm Powerstate brushless motor. It has a 20-mm arbor and can cut through a wide range of small diameter metal. The metal circular saw works with 5 3/8-inch to 5 7/8-inch blades. It has a 2 1/4-inch cut capacity with a 5 7/8-inch blade. The 6 1/2-pound M18 FUEL Metal-Cutting Circular Saw comes with two, M18 Redlithium XC 5.0 battery packs, a M12/M18 multi-voltage charger, 30T blade and contractor bag.

M.K. Morse’s Metal Devil NXT circular saws cut through steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Three models are offered: a 14-inch chop saw, 9-inch saw and 7-inch saw. At 45 degrees, the 14-inch chop saw cuts round material to 4 1/8 inches, square material to 3 1/2 inches square and rectangular material to 3 1/8 inches by 4 3/8 inches. At 90 degrees, it cuts round material to 5 1/8 inches, square material to 4 3/4 inches square and rectangular materials to 3 3/4 inches by 7 1/4 inches. The 9-inch and 7-inch saws both make zero to 45-degree bevel cuts. The 9-inch saw cuts materials to 3/8-inch thick and has a cutting reach to 3 1/4 inches. The 7-inch saw cuts materials to 1/4-inch thick and has a cutting reach to 2 3/8 inches.​

Senco’s impact-rated DuraSpin bits for high-torque, metal-to-metal applications are manufactured from high-grade steel tempered with a custom heat treatment. They are designed to reduce breakage and extend bit life. DuraSpin bits narrow above the hex shank to absorb excess torque and impact energy. The line includes #2 Phillips, #2 square and Rex Drive in from 7 3/4 inches to 9 inches long. Applications for the bits include steel decking, hat channel, wall panel construction, resilient channel, metal truss assembly, window framing and aluminum extrusions.​

SKILSAW Power Tools’ 8-inch OUTLAW worm drive metal cutting saw (model SPT78MMC) has a 4 1/2-inch cut depth and depth-of-cut stop that adjusts for different material sizes and shapes. Its left blade saw has a blade window. The 38.2-pound saw has a 15-amp, dual-field motor. It comes with space for tool wrench storage, large chip tray and carbide-tipped blade that creates minimal burrs.​