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Tools: Hand-held, Power and Machine Tools

Tools tailored to the agricultural sector

3rd September 2021 Agriculture is a vital part of the South African economy and ensuring the smooth running and maintenance of farming equipment is essential to its success. Farms often operate maintenance and repair workshops on site, for regular maintenance or repair of equipment and require tools that are both... 

New tools available in South Africa

21st May 2021 A new range of imported tools, said to be ideal for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts, is now available in South Africa. The comprehensive range features a wide selection of products, including generators, paint accessories, garden tools, safety products and automotive equipment. The comprehensive... 

The Total Tools range is available at Brights Hardware stores
The Total Tools range is available at Brights Hardware stores

New range of cordless, brushless power tools

30th April 2021 Four new power tools have been recently launched in South Africa. The tools are designed using the latest graphene battery system technology and are set to lead the way in the 18 V cordless tool category. Leading construction and mining equipment manufacturer CAT has extended its international... 

The Cat cordless DX51B jig saw
The Cat cordless DX51B jig saw

Cordless mitre saw is light-weight yet powerful

8th January 2021 A new dual bevel sliding compound mitre saw offers the power of a corded 305 mm mitre saw but is up to 15% lighter than corded models. The saw can deliver up to 500 cuts in a 78 mm pine board on one 12.0 Ah battery charge while offering the same capacity as 305 mm corded mitre saws. 

The M18 FUEL 305 mm Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Mitre Saw from Milwaukee Tool
The M18 FUEL 305 mm Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Mitre Saw from Milwaukee Tool

Band saw is the fastest on the market

20th November 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): A new compact band saw from Milwaukee Tools is said to offer the fastest cutting speed and largest cut capacity of any compact band saw currently on the market. Optimised for the trade, Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL Compact Band Saw is equipped with a Powerstate... 

Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL Compact Band Saw
Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL Compact Band Saw

Cordless high torque impact wrench offers breakthrough technology

4th November 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): A new cordless high torque impact wrench from Milwaukee is said to be the first of its kind and is tipped as a breakthrough in cordless power tool technology. Milwaukee's M18 FUEL 1” High Torque Impact Wrench offers a combination of three innovations, exclusive... 

M18 FUEL 1” High Torque Impact Wrench from Milwaukee
M18 FUEL 1” High Torque Impact Wrench from Milwaukee

Battery powered equipment is a game-changer

4th September 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom) – Milwaukee Tools has done it again – bringing users a new innovation that will change the way work gets done on the jobsite.  MX FUEL is one of the most aggressive takes on battery powered light equipment the industry has ever seen. Exposure to emissions,... 

Milwaukee Tools offers a range of battery powered light equipment
Milwaukee Tools offers a range of battery powered light equipment

Multi-tool promises all-in-one functionality 

19th June 2020 A multi-functional cordless oscillating tool aims to replace a range of individual tools traditionally used in workshops and by do-it-yourself enthusiasts. The tool is supported by a set of interchangeable cutting blades and is designed to cut, saw, sand, grind and scrape a variety of materials. 

Crankshaft for diesel engine gets a turn

1st April 2020 A crankshaft belonging to an 18-cylinder diesel engine is currently being remanufactured. The large 4000 hp diesel engine component is 2.7 m in length and powers a rigid frame dump truck in an open cast mining operation, under arduous operating conditions. The Cummins QSK 78 diesel engine had... 

Remanufacturing a crankshaft at Metric Automotive Engineering
Remanufacturing a crankshaft at Metric Automotive Engineering

Compact battery pack powers cordless tools

20th February 2020 A high power battery pack for cordless drills, drivers, jigsaws and other battery-powered assembly tools is seen as an ideal power source for tools that require ergonomics, portability and ease of handling. The compact design of the Li-HighPower battery pack with 4.0 Ah capacity makes it 20%... 

The Li-HighPower battery pack for portable power tools
The Li-HighPower battery pack for portable power tools

SOMTA TOOLS (PTY) LTD

15th November 2019 Somta Tools is the largest cutting tool manufacturer & supplier of drills, reamers, end mills, bore cutters, threading tools, toolbits, solid carbide tooling, carbide insert tooling, custom tools and surface coating solutions in Africa, striving to become the undisputed leader of Machining... 

SOMTA TOOLS (PTY) LTD

Husqvarna South Africa

15th November 2019 With over 325 years of innovation and passion, Husqvarna provides construction professionals with support, service and a wide range of machines, diamond tools and all accessories that you need to cut, saw, drill, demolish, grind and polish concrete. We let high performance meet usability and... 

Husqvarna South Africa

Tool set hammers prices

14th November 2019 A medium 65 piece tool set packed in a moulded case with a reinforced soft handle, is now on offer at a competitive price. The tools have a chrome vanadium forged body for torque, strength and durability with a full polished chrome finish for anti-corrosion protection. In addition, the tool sets... 

Self-powered bit sharpener is a toolkit must-have

17th October 2019 New technology in drill sharpening promises a new lease on life for old, damaged and blunt drill bits.  The aim is for the self-powered bit sharpener to become one of the most valued machines in any industry, workshop or do-it-yourself toolkit. 

Hammers and axes in store

10th October 2019 A new range of hammers and axes is now available from retailers throughout South Africa. The tools have jacketed graphite handles and machine-curved, highly polished steel heads and claws. Made with the use of new forging technology, they are equipped with profiled, drop-forged and heat-treated... 

Angle grinders with interchangeable accessories

3rd September 2019 A new range of angle grinders for grinding metal or cutting wood and plastics has been made available to the South African market. A key feature of the range is the speed and ease at which attachments can be changed. Grinder accessories can be changed with one click and without any loose parts or... 

Magnetic nut driver set on offer

1st August 2019 A magnetic driver set made with rare-earth magnets, has been launched in South Africa. The retracting magnet moves up to 47 mm to facilitate the fastening or extracting of bolts and nuts in hard to reach places and cavities. A handle is  included in the kit and converts the unit from a... 

Mid-torque impact wrench for vehicle wheels

4th June 2019 An impact wrench uses both rotational force, or torque, and short-burst concussive blows, or impacts, to tighten and loosen bolts, nuts and screws. Recently, Tyremart trialed the Milwaukee M18 Fuel ½" mid-torque impact wrench at some of its outlets. The wrenches were used to loosen the bolts on... 

Demolition robot extends its reach

21st May 2019 A new remote-controlled demolition machine was showcased at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas. The mid-sized robot is 1.2 m wide and can handle attachments weighing up to 500 kg. The three-part arm rotates 360° and extends 6.5 m vertically and 6 m horizontally. 

The Brokk 300 demolition robot with 360° rotating arm
The Brokk 300 demolition robot with 360° rotating arm

Fast Cut Tooling and Supplies

6th November 2018 Maintain the Competitive Edge with Tailored Machine Tools.  When you work with us, you have direct access to a full range of machine tools, turning tool holders, end mills and high speed drills, among many other products.   We’ve worked hard to curate a broad catalogue of products & services... 

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