The ASE 18 cordless reciprocating saw is now available with a lithium-ion battery. The saw and its “Quick” blade changing system facilitate easy, tool-free blade changes. The use of lithium-ion batteries, which weigh less than traditional rechargeable batteries, makes the tool lighter and easier to use. Other features include an ergonomically designed handle to reduce operator fatigue and allow closer access to difficult to reach locations; a tool-less adjustable depth stop and a two-finger power switch that increases user comfort. The saw delivers 0-2,700 strokes per minute, with a stroke length of 1 inch.It is 19.5 inches long, weighs 7.7 pounds and comes with a charger, two battery packs and an assortment of saw blades. Applications include heating and air conditioning, among others.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey