May 2013
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. invited a large group of editors on June 12, 2013, to Milwaukee, Wis., to present the company's suite of new products for 2013.

Level

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Hilti’s PM 2-LG self-leveling line laser features two green laser lines for leveling junction boxes, cable trays, radiators, pipe installations and suspended ceilings and for aligning doors and windows. It also can transfer reference heights and has a rubberized housing and pendulum lock for increased durability. It comes with Hilti’s Calibration Service to help ensure reliability and accuracy. 


Wrench

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Channellock Inc.’s Xtra Slim Jaw adjustable wrenches come in 6- and 8-in. wrench sizes with ³/₁₆-in. Xtra Slim Jaws, which are 40 percent thinner than a regular wrench. They have four-thread knurl and nonprotruding jaws, signature CODE BLUE grips and jaws imprinted with standard and metric measurement scales.


Tape Measure

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DeWalt’s 16-, 25-, and 35-ft. premium tapes are designed for heavy-duty framing and have a reinforced housing and cast-metal impact plate to absorb shocks, rubber overmolding, an oversized end-hook and a five-screw design. The blades are Mylar-polyester-coated steel; a 13-ft. blade standout allows unaided measuring. 


Pliers

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Milwaukee Tool’s Torque Lock gripped locking pliers are available in both curved-jaw and long-nose styles. They have a thumb screw with convenient geometry for generating hand force and a screwdriver through-hole design to produce maximum locking force with a fast and controlled set up. They have a one-handed control release and are made from chrome-plated, forged-alloy steel.


Cable Stripper

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Wiha’s heavy-duty cable-jacket stripper and dismantling tool strips cables from 4 1/2 to 25 mm (³/₁₆ to 1 in.). It cuts straight, does window strip and spiral cuts. It Includes large and small retention hooks and users can quickly adjust cut depth.


Rod Cutter

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Greenlee’s threaded rod cutter cleanly cuts through threaded rod in one stroke, eliminating the need to grind or file before threading a nut onto the cut end. It has a wide base and includes a hole for permanent mounting to the work surface. It includes a ¼-in.–20-in. cutting die set and a ³/₈ in.–16 in. cutting die set


Pliers

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Irwin Tools’ 8-in. Max Leverage end-cutting pliers with PowerSlot has induction-hardened cutting edges that cut ACSR, nails, screws and piano wire and three-zone comfort grips that are contoured for optimal cushion and control. Integrated handle hooks are equipped for performance lanyard systems. 


Screwdriver

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Stanley’s 66-088 - ¼-in.-by-1½-in. vinyl grip stubby/standard tip screwdriver has a alloy steel blade and vinyl grip handle. It has black oxide tips for use in electrical applications, precision-formed tips and corrosion-resistant chrome-plated bars.


Conduit Spacer

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Southwire Tools’ anodized aluminum MM01 Marksman conduit-layout tool has etched markings and pinpoints a center knockout for sizes ½–4 in. in seconds. It includes a panel schedule showing the branch-circuit number to its corresponding color.