Cordless Band Saw: Improved Safety Features

The MBS 18LTX 2.5 Band Saw comes with a standard “safety break” that can stop the blade in under a second. It also has a full blade guard, protecting the user from blade slippage. The saw has a 21⁄2-in. cutting capacity and is well suited for cutting small-diameter metal and plastic pipe, conduit and threaded rod. Electronic controls in the battery pack communicate with the tool to extend run times and battery life. Metabo;

Intelligent Tool Locker: RFID Tags Track Assets

The Level5 ATC Locker uses an RFID tagging system and a touchscreen interface to keep track of tools and accessories that are too bulky for a normal tool chest. The tracking system is fully networkable and can be scaled with other Level5 lockers for a site-wide asset tracking system. The locker has three heavy-duty metal drawers and foam-padded shelves to maximize space for unusually shaped accessories. Snap-on Industrial; 

Cordless Drill-Driver: Built-In Kickback Control

The DD183 18V EC 1⁄2-in. Drill-Driver features an integrated kickback control sensor, which automatically shuts down the motor if the tool detects bind-up. The tool is able to deliver 44 ft-lb of torque and has a two-speed variable rpm of 1,900 rpm and 600 rpm. An all-metal, keyless chuck improves torque transfer, while electronic controls prevent overload from damaging the motor. Bosch Power Tools;

Cold Planer: Half-Lane Milling Machine

Two new cold planers from Caterpillar can perform half-lane, full-depth removal of asphalt and concrete in a single pass. The PM620 and PM622 are both powered by Cat C18 ACERT engines capable of delivering 630 hp of power. The planers feature a four-post design with an auto-leveling function that provides smooth height adjustment without stepping. The Cat grade-control system offers 2D slope control as standard, with 3D grade controls available as an option. Caterpillar;

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