Thursday, May 23, 2013


TubeShark Bender with Air/Hydraulic Power Unit.

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TubeShark Bender with Air/Hydraulic Power Unit.


TubeShark® is perfect for the home shop, fabrication shop, race car or aircraft builder... anyone who needs a practical and affordable precision tube bender. In the shop or in the field, TubeShark® produces quality bends in a wide variety of materials without distortion, equal to machines costing thousands more.


  • Produces bends up to 180°
  • Bending capacity: 1/2" to 2" O.D.
  • Accurate to within 1/4°
  • Bends round & square tubing, bar stock & pipe
  • Hydraulic power
  • Choice of foot control air/hydraulic power unit (shown) or electric/hydraulic power unit.
We stock Die & Shoe Sets for nearly every application.
You order the specificdie and shoe sets you will need with your TubeShark® bender. We stock a large selection of dies and shoes. It is fast and easy to order special dies, if needed, for a special bending job.  
  • Dies and Shoes for 1/2" to 2" diameter tube
  • 3" to 6" radius (5" - 8" for 1-1/2" to 2" tube)
  • Rectangular  & square die and shoe sets
  • All necessary follower dies, support plates and tube clamps

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Astro HVLP Mini Gravity Feed Spray Gun - 0.8mm Nozzle

Astro HVLP Mini Gravity Feed Spray Gun - 0.8mm Nozzle
HVLP Mini Gravity Feed Spray Gun - 0.8mm Nozzle
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  • Stainless steel needle and fluid tip
  • Very low overspray and fine atomization
  • Chrome with anodized air cap
  • NO GASKETS - manufactured with precision CNC machined parts
  • Nozzle Size: 0.8mm
  • Operation Pressure: 29psi
  • Net Weight: 1lbs (.45kg)
  • Dimensions W x H: 4-1/4" x 9-1/2"
  • Avg. AIr Consumpt: 4cfm
  • Air Inlet Thread NPT: 1/4"
  • Required Compressor: 1hp or above
  • Max. Pattern at 8" Distance: 4-3/4" (120mm)
  • Air Hose I.D. SIze: 4-6mm

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

BOND Material Handling Medium Duty Cast Semi-Steel Cup Dolly

BOND Material Handling Medium Duty Cast Semi-Steel Cup Dolly

BOND Material Handling Medium Duty Cast Semi-Steel Cup Dolly

When you need to move just about anything with posts or even without posts these dollies are real people savers! They are compact triangular shaped dollies with a cup center; often called cup dollies or cup casters. One dolly is placed under each post or leg of the article you intend to move; once all posts have dollies you simply roll your article through doorways, onto elevators, down the street, into the truck, or across the room! The swivel wheels and tripod wheel arrangement allow the article to be moved in any direction; even top heavy articles go where you want them too safely and securely.

BODY: Cast semi-steel with 2” deep well, measuring 5” at
  the top and 3-3/16” at the bottom.
  Clearance is 5/8” from the floor.
WHEELS: Must be specifiedwhen ordering. The 2” diameter
  wheels are chosen based on the weight carried and the
  environmental needs.

WHEEL MATERIAL CHOICES Capacity (lbs.)/ dolly
Hard tread, black solid rubber
Soft tread, black solid rubber
Bondrelene – black plastic
TuffBond – white plastic (shown above)

BODY: Rugged Ballistic Nylon material with heavy duty
  plastic piping. Large tooth zipper and two handles
  for ease of use.
DIMENSIONS: 12” diameter by 9” height

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wahlstrom Float Lock Drill Press Vise

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Wahlstrom Float Lock Drill Press Vise


Wahlstrom Float Lock Drill Press Vise

  • Float-Lock vise features a quick acting ratchet adjustment for faster setups and use.
  • The thumb ring release the ratchet to move the ratchet jaw along the vise shaft.
  • Vise turns on three sides, which permits drilling many holes without removing work.
  • Each drill press vise comes complete with a table mounting clmap and one set of deluxe jaw blocks.
  • M1-89-9 Corner Mounting Attachment: Quickly attaches the vise to any drill press table. Eliminates the need to drill a mounting hole in the vise to be easily moved between multiple drill presses.


    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    #Baileigh #SBR-5216 Manual 16ga x 52" Shear/Brake/Slip Roll

    Baileigh SBR-5216 Manual 16ga x 52

    Baileigh SBR-5216 Manual 16ga x 52" Shear/Brake/Slip Roll

    3-1 Combination – Shear Brake Roll

    The SBR-5216 brake roller shear acts as a 3 in 1 combination machine. This one machine consists of a low production press brake, slip roll, and sheet metal shear. Having three machines in one makes it a real gem in small shops with limited floor space.
    The SBR-5216 combination shear brake roll can handle up to a 52” wide piece of sheet metal and can cut, roll or shear mild steel down to 16 gauge thickness. This is the most powerful 3-1 combination machine on the market and is offered at a fantastic price making it reasonable for home shops, industrial art shops, and other facilities where small production runs don’t justify dedicated individual machines.
    This combination shear brake roll has a manual sheet metal shear that has a spring loaded clamp that keeps the material from lifting up, which extends blade life. The blades are hardened for long life and can be turned four times, again furthering the useful life of the blades. The manual press brake section has removable and movable top fingers (or punch) and the bottom V-block die is fixed. The movable and removable fingers allow for many types of boxes and pans to be made. The slip rolls are hardened for long life and allows for very tight radiuses to be made. The rolls come with three wire grooves, perfect for sheet metal applications.
    The SBR-5216 brake roller shear can be bench or stand mounted. The metal shear comes with a blade gap adjustment, as well as a material guide. The press brake has a depth adjustment for repeatable bends. The manual slip roller has a back roll adjustment as well as a top roll adjustment. These adjustments make it a user friendly machine when changing between material, thicknesses and projects.
    This manual brake roller shear has a massive capacity and is perfect for low production applications. It is typically in stock for quick deliveries.

    Bed Width: 52"
    Shear Capacity:16 ga
    Bending Capacity: 16 ga
    Rolling Capacity: 16 ga
    Max Bend Angle: 90 deg
    Min Rolling Diameter: 2.5”
    Box Depth: 4"
    Power Requirement: Manual
    Shipping Dimensions (L/W/H): 67” / 30” / 46”
    Shipping Weight: 1200 lbs

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    Baileigh Plate Shear SH-120250-HD

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    Baileigh Plate Shear SH-120250-HD 
    #Baileigh Plate Shear SH-120250-HD


    At 18 strokes a minute the SH-120250-HD from Baileigh Industrial is a must have in any production environment that shears ¼” mild steel.  The SH-120250-HD plate shear can cut ¼” mild steel over its entire 120” length.  For even more production the SH-120250-HD features an NC controller for programming of the back gauge.  This programmer is accurate to =/- .01mm and can hold up to 100 programs.  Convenient rolling tables mounted on the front of the machine help with loading of materials.  Gap is easily adjusted via hand wheels.  Another nice feature is the shadow line postioner to help with placement of material.

    Since the SH-120250-HD plate shear is built to last, Baileigh Industrial uses only the best quality components, Schneider electrical, Rexroth hydraulic systems, and NOK seals from Japan.  The massive frame of the SH-120250-HD is all integrated and fully welded to eliminate vibrations commonly found on other models.  By eliminating vibrations, it is eliminating any stress that can occur during the cutting process.

    Thickness (mild steel) .250"
    Max. Material Thickness (Stainless Steel) .157"
    Blade Rake Angle .5° - 1.5°
    Blade Clearance Manual Hand Wheel
    Back Gauge Length 25.6" (motorized)
    Shear Length 120"
    Motor 15 hp
    Power Requirements 220V 3-Phase / 60 Hertz
    Shipping Weight 14,560 lbs.
    Shipping Dimensions 154" x 64" x 77"

    Mechanix Wear The Original 0.5mm Glove, High Dexterity

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    Mechanix Wear The Original 0.5mm Glove, High Dexterity
    Mechanix Wear The Original 0.5mm Glove, High Dexterity


    • Ultra Feel: 0.5mm synthetic leather form fits hand for precision work.
    • Index Finger: 0.5mm synthetic leather wraps top of finger for increased dexterity and protection.
    • When you need the tactile control of bare hands while still wearing gloves, get the Original® 0.5mm.
    • Our most dexterous glove, the Original®  0.5mm features a new more supple 0.5mm synthetic leather palm, fingertips and thumb, allowing for superior feel and pinpoint precision.
    • Non-lined, four-way stretch spandex finger gussets and thumb panel and stretch Lycra finger panels provide ultimate flexibility.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013


    Order Mahr Gages at Light Tool Supply http://www.lighttoolsupply.com

    George Schuetz, Mahr Federal Inc.
     Machinists working strictly in metal-working shops do not have many occasions to gage the thickness of soft materials.  But many of our readers work in supporting roles, helping to build or maintain the machines that produce textiles, plastic films, paper and other products that are compressible.  Even readers who work only with metals should realize they are not alone in their concern for accuracy:  the shirt on your back, the newspaper you read this morning and the garbage bag you tossed it in, were all produced to exacting thickness tolerances.
     Differences in gaging pressure translate readily into differences in the degree to which the sensitive contact compresses or penetrates the material being gaged.  It is, therefore, essential to use a standardized method when measuring the thickness of compressible materials.  Every industry and every kind of material has its own standards, most of which have been established by the American Society for Testing Materials or by Underwriters’ Laboratories.  These standards specify the size of the reference table and the measuring contact (or foot), the dial gradations, and the amount of force to be used.  (Gaging force is controlled by a weight, rather than with the springs found in most dial indicators, to ensure consistency of compression).  Such standards make purchasing decisions quite straightforward:  often, you need only specify which ASTM standard you wish to meet.
     Assuming you have the right gage for your material, making accurate measurements of compressible materials is not difficult if you follow a few basic guidelines:
    The Anvils Must be Parallel

     If they are not, they will compress the material at an edge rather than across a flat surface.  To check for parallelism, close the contacts and try to shine a flashlight through them.  Parallel contacts allow no light to shine through; any lack of parallelism is readily apparent down to about 0.0001” (2um).  Check front to back, and side to side.
     It is difficult to hold larger contacts -- say those above 1/2” x 1/2” (12mm x 12mm)--in alignment with the light source.  And the visual method may fail to reveal problems such as an upper foot with a worn center or a chipped edge.
     If you need more accuracy or if visual inspection reveals a lack of parallelism and you want to measure it, use this method:  Place a precision wire of 0.010” or 0.020” (.2mm or .5mm) diameter under the front edge of the upper foot, and zero the indicator.  Then retract the contact, place this “master” under the rear edge, and repeat the measurement, noting the variation.  Repeat for left and right sides also.
     Some gages have machine screws to adjust the reference table into parallel with the upper foot.  On those gages that do not, the common solution is to file down either the boss that holds the indicator to the frame, or the shoulder against which the reference table support is clamped.  Easy does it!

    Make Sure Contacts Are Not Contaminated
     This is a common source of error.  As in any gaging procedure, the contacts must be kept clean of dirt, lint or hair.  When measuring materials such as polyethylene film, which may have been in liquid form only minutes before, beware of the buildup of chemical deposits on the contacts.  As with any textile product, frequently clean lint off the contacts.
    Check for Gage Repeatability By Checking Several Points on the Surface of a Known, Consistent Sample
     Most gages for thin materials do not need to be mastered.  Simply “zero” the gage against the reference table.  To avoid having to count dial revolutions when measuring thicker materials like acoustic tiles or carpet, use a gage block to set the zero at the nominal dimension of the material.
     If a gage reads “under”, the problem is most likely a lack of parallelism.  If it reads “over”, dirt is probably the culprit.  Of course, other factors common to all gaging, such as friction in the mechanism or a loose fixture, can also be at fault.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Hoppy Photometric Headlight Aimer VISION 100

    Hoppy Photometric Headlight Aimer VISION 100

    Hoppy Photometric Headlight Aimer VISION 100

    The Hoppy Vision 100 Photometric Headlight Aimer has received the prestigious Innovation Tools Award sponsored by Professional Tool and Equipment News . It was selected by a panel of shop owners and technicians all of whom are Certified Master Technicians. The criteria for the selection include uniqueness, improvement over existing products, time saving ability and cost.

    The Hoppy Vision 100 Photometric Headlamp Aimer is the result of a concentrated effort by Hoppy to develop a state of the art photometric aimer that is affordable, easy to use and will aim all D.O.T approved headlamps.

    The Vision 100 is approved for use in all states and Provinces. It is also approved for all state Inspection programs including Maryland and Virginia.

    • LCD digital display gives simple, readable step by step aiming instructions.
    • Uses laser technology to square the aimer to the vehicle (no aiming visor needed).
    • The front centering cover uses photo diodes to accurately locate the optical center of lamp.
    • The operator is prompted with arrows on the LCD display which direction to move the aimer.
    • After there is Two XXft.s on the screen the aimer has found optical center of lamp (no light intensity meter needed).
    • Uses rechargeable Ni-Cad batteries.
    • Includes: Floor Track and Battery Charger.
    Field of View:  ± 49in. V x ± 65in. H @ 25ft.
    Candela: 1,000 – 100,000 candela
    Temperature: 32 – 110 degrees F
    Storage Temperature: 0 – 120 degrees F
    Humidity: Non-condensing
    Update Speed: 1 update / sec (maximum)
    Accuracy: 4in. @25ft.
    Repeatability: 1in. @ 25ft.
    Power: Ni-Cad battery pack & 9 VDC Wall Charger
    Voltage Input: 7.2 – 9.0 VDC
    Battery Life (continuous): ± 4.25 hours
    Headlamp Styles: US Low Beam, US High Beam, Fog Lamp
    Aim Algorithms: Fractional Zone Aim (FZA), Hot Zone Aim (HZA)
    Floor Slope Compensation: Adjustable ± 2O

    TMX #LiveCenters, Precision Accuracy 0.0002"

    TMX Live Centers, Precision Accuracy 0.0002"
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    • Machined from one piece of forging.
    • Hardened and precisely ground.
    • Spindle is made of high quality Alloy Steel, heat treated to RC 60-62.
    • Centers are provided with three selected heavy duty precision bearings.
    • Bearings are protected against dust and coolant.

    TMX Live Centers, Precision Accuracy 0.0002

    Thursday, May 2, 2013

    Universal Stand for Mahr/Federal Pocket Surf

    Universal Stand for Mahr/Federal Pocket Surf

    The EAS 2426 Universal Stand is a heavy duty, fully adjustable, multi-position comparator stand for staging the PocketSurf unit in any position relative to the workpiece surface to be measured. The stand will accommodate workpieces ranging in height from flush with the stand’s work surface up to 8.4"/ 215mm high, and can be used with or without additional workpiece fixturing.

    The probe can be in its 90°,180° “Extended” or 270° positions. The stand’s 360° Column Clamp and Bracket can be positioned anywhere vertically and radially on the column, permitting the stand to be used as a height stand on a surface plate or other suitable work surface to measure workpieces positioned adjacent to it.

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    EDGE Mini Pro Tram

    EDGE Mini Pro Tram

    EDGE Mini Pro Tram
    The Mini Pro Tram by Edge Technology has all the same great features of the full size Pro Tram but in a smaller package. The unit is perfectly sized for bench-top and mini-mill machines.


    • Square the head of a milling machine and milling vises quickly and easily
    • Simply lower unit to table and adjust the head until both indicators read the same
    • Can be used with a sine bar or sine plate to adjust the head to precise angles
    • Calibration procedure accounts for any error introduced by worn collets
    • Guaranteed to be equal to or better than any other tramming method or spindle squaring device available.
    • Indicator graduation 0.001" & repeatability of 0.0002”
    • Includes calibration gage and padded case