When it comes to cutting tools, the place to be is right here, with Kimball Midwest. While we know we’ve got one of the best, high-quality selections of cutting tools, that doesn’t stop us from introducing new items every year, and this year is no different.
This year we have two new tools, a new cutting gel, a thread restoring file set, a new extractor set and, of course, new drill bits and saw blades.
The Roto-Kut 2 Mag Base Frame Drill and the mini pneumatic Geared Air Saw are among the new tools featured this year. With a shorter profile, the Roto-Kut 2 fits in some tighter places. The powerful electromagnet holds the drill secure and still has a one-inch depth of cut. It also has an automatic safety shutoff. And of course, once you get the frame drill, you’ll need the bits. We have you covered with our Roto-Kut Frame Drill Cutter Sets. A ¾” five-piece set, a 1” five-piece set and a 1” three-piece set are available.
The Geared Air Saw is a reciprocating saw that pairs with most blades, accepting 3” and 4” air saw blades and 6” reciprocating saw blades. The 1/2 horsepower motor provides increased power for superior cutting action and faster job completion. The lightweight, low-profile saw allows for one-handed operation, and the adjustable air deflector allows exhaust air to be safely vented away from the user.
The saw also comes in an assortment with 40 Cobalt-Maxx saw blades, including 3” and 4” air saw blades for construction and finer cuts. The Cobalt-Maxx blades are ideal for fast cutting, heat resistance and long service life. The shock-resistant edge helps teeth stay intact, and the shatter-proof design promotes user safety.
And speaking of saw blades, though these don’t all pair with the mini saw, you can check out our Cobalt-Maxx Arc pouch kit, which gives you a 20-piece set of our long-life blades with a unique arc design that helps increase the tooth angle without decreasing the tooth size for lower cutting temperatures and increased speed on curved surfaces.
We also have a new Super Primalloy Extractor set an and Ultra Step Drill Bit set. The 10-piece extractor set removes broken screws, bolts, studs and pipe. The set covers a large range of fasteners from 1/4" (6mm) to 1-1/2" (38mm) diameter. Its unique square section straight-flute design positively engages the broken fastener for easier extraction, prevents chewing up or expanding the object being removed and helps provide minimal deformation of the broken part.
The 29-piece Ultra Step Drill set provides a clean, burr-free cut in soft and hard metal. The bits can be used on sheet metal without deformation of the substrate. Because they are step drill bits, there is a reduced risk of damage to the drill bit while enlarging holes.
The tap set works on a 3/8” drive ratchet and makes for high-torque tapping in tough materials. Just two sizes of taps allow use from 1/4" to 1/2" (M6 to M12) by simply tightening or loosening the socket.
The thread restoring files quickly reshape and clean damaged, dirty or otherwise unusable threads. Simply line up the thread file using the remaining undamaged threads and draw through the damaged threads to straighten and realign them.
To prolong those cutting tools, we also have Ultra-Cut Gold Gel Cutting and Tapping Fluid. The gel is ideal for metal removal and forming applications, including drilling, tapping, reaming and cutting. It helps to make cuts four times faster in stainless steel versus no lubrication while reducing friction, heat and premature dulling. Ultra-Cut extends tool life and increases speed of cut.