Tool news this week: March 12th
Big news from Hitachi and Metabo, plus product announcements from Bora and Kreg
Hitachi Power Tools Renames to Metabo HPT in North America
BRASELTON, GA. (March 12, 2018) – Hitachi Power Tools today announced a name change from 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 2018 with the launch of MultiVolt, while the majority of products will changeover after December 2018.
For more information about the name change here.
BORA TOOL RELEASES MULTI-USE QUICKCUT™ CIRCULAR SAW CUTTING GUIDE
TROY, Mich. – March 8, 2018 – BORA Portamate, a leading manufacturer of tools, woodworking and workshop accessories, introduces its new QuickCut™ circular saw cutting guide, an all-in-one tool designed to achieve precise measurements and cuts each and every time.
The QuickCut is the Swiss Army Knife of cutting guides, with four preset angles for guiding your circular saw in making accurate and repeatable cuts for any project. Along with its convenience, the QuickCut features several other quality inclusions that will make this a favorite tool in the workplace:
•Includes both Imperial and Metric rule, allowing for a quick switch in measuring methods without searching for a separate tool.
•Crafted for all types of projects, the QuickCut boasts 14-inches of measuring excellence, included on the guide rail for making long, straight cuts.
•Built with a strong aluminum extrusion and a large grip handle for extra comfort and precision.
•Save project time with four common preset angles and conveniently placed ruler marks.
Kreg® is proud to introduce the all-new 90° Corner Clamp
The Kreg® 90° Corner Clamp gives you the helping hand you need to hold 90° corners and “T” joints together securely when you’re assembling boxes, drawers, cabinets and cases. Plus, the 90° Corner Clamp leaves both of your hands free to add your fasteners. The 90° Corner Clamp is the fastest, easiest-to-use corner clamp you can buy thanks to Kreg Automaxx® auto-adjusting technology that adjusts the clamp automatically to the thickness of your workpieces — up to 1″ thick. The 90° Corner Clamp features cast-aluminum pads—an outer “V” and inner wedge—that press against the inside and outside faces of the two pieces being joined in order to hold those pieces at a 90° angle to one another. Edge stops also help align the edges of the pieces to ensure accurate assembly of structures like boxes, cabinets, drawers, and cases. The 90° Corner Clamp also simplifies “T” joints that are commonly used to attach things like shelves and partitions, thanks to openings in the outer “V” clamp pad. Thanks to Automaxx® auto-adjust technology, all you have to do is squeeze the clamp handles. The clamp will automatically close with the amount of pressure you have set, regardless of the material, whether you’re using thin plywood for drawers, or materials up to 1″ thick.
The 90° Corner Clamp (Item# KHCCC) will be available in April 2018, and has a MSRP of $39.99.