Metabo now has lithium-ion batteries for its cordless power tools. The batteries feature 40 percent higher performance and 40 percent less weight than traditional rechargeable batteries. The batteries come with a number of cordless tools, including a full line of drill/drivers, a reciprocating saw, and a four-piece combination kit. Existing BSZ Series tools can be upgraded to use the lithium-ion batteries with the purchase of this battery and charger. They can be stored up to 18 months without losing any charge, compared to four to six months for traditional batteries. The batteries are more environmentally friendly and can be easily disposed of because they are not made with any heavy metals. For more information visit www.metabousa.com or call (800) 638-2264.
Mobile Storage Cabinets
Two models of cabinets designed to combine different secure storage options with mobility are available from the Hodge Division of The Durham Manufacturing Co. The units are of heavy-duty, all-welded 16-gauge steel construction, measure 46 inches wide by 21 inches deep and 34 inches high, and have a 1,200-pound weight bearing capacity. Smooth, easy movement is assured by 5-inch by 1 1/4-inch polyurethane bolt-on casters, two rigid and two swivel. Both models have top work surfaces with a 3-inch lip at the back and push handles. One has a cabinet with a fixed shelf separated by a vertical divider and is fitted with double doors mounted on fully welded piano hinges. The second is an all-drawer unit with eight lockable drawers arranged in two vertical rows of four each. Both are furnished with a locking handle and two keys. They are finished in a durable gray powder coat. For more information visit www.durhammfg.com or call (800) 243-3774.
Klein Tools has added 11 miniature Cushion-Grip screwdrivers to its line of screwdrivers. These Cushion-Grip screwdrivers are available with the following tip types: #0 Phillips (Cat. No. 604-3), 3/32-inch keystone (Cat. No. 606-2), 3/32-inch cabinet (Cat. Nos. 607-2 to 607-4) and 1/8-inch cabinet (Cat. Nos. 608-2 to 608-10). Blade lengths range from 2 to 10 inches depending on screwdriver tip type. The miniature Cushion-Grip screwdrivers have precision-formed tips, providing an exact fit for small screw applications, and Cushion-Grip handles for superior comfort and grip. In addition, the screwdrivers feature Klein’s patented Tip-Ident handles for quick identification of the screwdriver type and tip orientation. For more information visit www.kleintools.com or call (800) 553-4676.
The Walk About Shoe is a classic three-eyelet lace design and it’s made from soft, supple cowhide for long life and comfort. The Walk About Shoe is leather lined and features Redback’s popular anatomic sole support system that prevents foot strain, fatigue, and related leg and back pain from being on your feet all day. The exclusive compression molded TPU sole assures unparalleled stability, long life, and resists oil and lubricants. Available in black and brown and in a wide range of men’s and women’s sizes. For more information visit www.redbackboots.com or call (877) 905-2668.
The PIG storage chest is a multipurpose, all-weather storage chest that provides 15 cubic feet of lockable, movable storage space. Ideal for use indoors or out, the storage chest is constructed of UV-inhibited polyethylene. The rounded lid prevents water and debris from accumulating on top, and it has an internal piano-style hinge that helps keep contents dry. Even when empty, the chest is designed not to tip over when the lid is raised, helping to keep workers safe. A strong base and heavy sidewalls allow the chest to be moved by forklift, even when fully loaded. The storage chest is available with 5-inch rubber wheels, 8-inch pneumatic wheels, or without wheels. It is offered in three colors: forest green, orange, and dark granite. For more information visit www.newpig.com.
The L.S. Starrett Co. offers the Model 799 Series electronic calipers. Part of the Starrett Global Series, the 799 calipers are light, comfortable, easy-to-use, and have a slim, streamlined profile. These calipers feature zero at any position, inch/millimeter conversion, a large, clear LCD display, and long battery life. They are available in 0-6 inches (150 mm), 0-8 inches (200 mm) and 0-12 inches (300 mm) models, each furnished in a fitted, protective case. Simple, push-button features provide zero at any position and instant inch/millimeter conversion. Resolution is .0005 inch (0.01 mm) and linear accuracy meets DIN862 standard. To prolong battery life, they automatically shut off after five minutes of inactivity, while retaining the last measuring position. For more information visit www.starrett.com or call (978) 249-3551.