Kett’s KD-441 use a five-amp pistol grip, 0‐2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel (up to 24 gauge), wire mesh to 18 gauge, spiral pipe, metal studs, plastics and rubber, with a scissor action – all at speeds up to 2,500 strokes per minute. The scissor shears weigh five pounds and have an adjustable cutting speed that can be tailored for individual cutting needs. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A-2 tool steel blades for durability.
The KD-441 Scissor Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the website or call (513)271-0333.
The KD-480 Scissor Shears use a 5-amp pistol grip, variable speed 2500 RPM motor that cuts through pliable materials, such as carpet, carpet underlayment, foam rubber, linoleum, vinyl, woven wood fabric and chipboard. The KD-480 even handles heavy foil, light insulated wire, hardware cloth and mesh screening with ease. At 16 inches long and weighing just 4 pounds, the shears deliver a precise cut with adjustable cutting speeds that can be tailored for optimal results. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A-2 tool steel blades for durability.
Kett’s P-540 shears are capable of cutting up to 14 gauge C.R. mild steel, most grades of stainless steel to 20 gauge and aluminum to .090 inches thick. The variable speed trigger lets the user make smooth, easy starting cuts even in most grades of stainless up to 16 gauge. At only 10 1/2 inches long and weighing just 4 pounds, the pneumatic shears deliver a powerful and precise cut in a compact and portable design. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades for prolonged durability.
The Double-Cut Shears’ dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a small 7/32-inch waste curl, leaving both sides of the cut straight with no need to file or deburr.
Kett’s P-500 shears are powered by a 90 PSI air power source. The variable speed trigger lets you control speed from 0 to 2,200 RPMs and cleanly cuts 18 gauge and lighter C.R. mild steel, most grades of stainless to 20 gauge and aluminum to .090 feet thick. With cutting speeds of 180 inches per minute, the P-500 leaves behind a smooth, straight cut that’s burr free. At only 3 pounds, the lightweight, pistol grip design of the shears offer superior maneuverability and flexibility. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades for prolonged durability.
Kett Tool, an Ohio-based manufacturer of electric and pneumatic tools, announces that Rick Fowkes, vice president of Kett Tool, has retired from the company. Fowkes retires after 34 years of service with the company. Alex Rozumovich, previously director of engineering, has assumed the role of vice president.
“Throughout his Kett career, Rick has demonstrated integrity and an enduring commitment to our company,” says Kathy Conlon, president, Kett Tool Co. “Rick has been a valuable partner to me and to the company throughout his 34 years. We thank him for his career with Kett Tool and wish him the best in retirement.”
During his 34 years with Kett, Fowkes was involved in all aspects of the business. He began his career at Kett Tool in 1982 as a sales associate. After gaining several years of sales and marketing experience, he became sales manager for the company in 1989. In 2007, he was promoted to vice president of the company, where he oversaw day-to-day activities, marketing and sales, public relations and strategic planning.
“I am grateful to have spent 34 years with this great company, and deeply honored to have had the opportunity to be part of its leadership for the last nine,” says Fowkes. “I am very proud of what my Kett colleagues have accomplished during our time together and know that Alex will play a big part in the continued success of the company going forward.”
Rozumovich has served as director of engineering since 2007.