Double Cutting Action of Shears Conserves Materials

The double cutting action of the shears transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred.

The double cutting action of the shears transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred.

Kett Tool Co. helps metal fabricators conserve materials with the double cutting action of the KD-442 Double-Cut Shears. When cutting cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel and stainless steel, the double cut action of the KD-442 transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred to allow maximum use of sheet material.
  
Kett’s KD-442 shears use a five-amp pistol grip, 0-2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through C.R. mild steel (up to 16 gauge), most grades of stainless to 18 gauge, sheet metal, spiral pipe, metal doors and metal studs, all at speeds of up to 170 inches per minute. The shears weigh five pounds and have close cutting blades that can cut a radius as small as 7-inches, making the shears both portable for location usage and durable for daily shop operations. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades.

The KD-442 Double-Cut Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit here or call (513) 271-0333.
 

Scissor Shears Cut Thin Coated Metals

When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the scissor shears seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.

When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the scissor shears seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.

Kett Tool Company helps plastic fabricators, siding installers and sign companies conserve materials with the swiping cut action of the KD-441 Scissor Shears. When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the KD-441 seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.
                                                                                                  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.

Shear Cuts Metal while Conserving Materials and Costs

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs. The shears deliver precision cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic and Formica without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece.

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs.

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs.

The Double-Cut Shears’ dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a small 7/32-inch waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not hardened or burred to allow maximum use of sheet material. The blades’ swiping action also seals edges of coated metals.

Kett’s KD-400 shears use a 5-amp, variable speed, 2,500 RPM electric motor to produce straight or contoured cuts in C.R. mild steel (up to 18-gauge), most grades of stainless steel to 20-gauge, aluminum to 0.080 inches, and plastic or Formica up to 3/32 inches thick—all at speeds of up to 300 inches per minute. The lightweight, maneuverable shears easily follow a scribed line, capable of cutting a radius as small as 6 inches.

The KD-400 Double-Cut Shears are also available with a contour cutting blade 60-21C to cut tighter curves and the HS blade 60-21HS for cutting foam filled doors. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades for prolonged durability.

The KD-400 Double-Cut Shears are available through authorized dealers.

Shears Feature Curved Blade

The KD-446L Profile Shears features a curved blade configuration for maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts.

The KD-446L Profile Shears features a curved blade configuration for maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts.

Kett Tool Co. introduces the KD-446L Profile Shears, featuring a curved blade configuration for maneuverability when making tight-curved cuts in profile and flat materials.
 
Professionals working in the construction, metal building, metal fabrication, roofing and other industries will appreciate the flexibility of the KD-446L thanks to its lightweight design and ability to cut corrugated and flat metal, as well as soft non-ferrous metals at a radius as tight as three inches. At only 15 inches long and weighing five pounds, the KD-446L provides the versatility to make curved cuts while maintaining comfort and control.
 
The KD-446L features a five-amp pistol grip, variable speed motor that allows users to control speeds from 0 to 2,500 RPMs. The shears cut profile and flat materials up to 18-gauge cold-rolled (C.R.) mild steel, soft non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper and brass (up to .090 inches thick); wire mesh and many other sheet materials – all at speeds of up to 28 feet per minute.
 
The cutting blades are made from quality steel, heat treated and precision ground for extended operation.
 
To see the KD-446L Profile Shears in action, watch the video here.  
 
KD-446L Profile Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the website or call (513)271-0333.

Tool Makes Curved, Straight Cuts in Flat or Corrugated Steel

The KL-2030 Long Neck Electric Nibbler provides contractors flexibility for making straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel.

The KL-2030 Long Neck Electric Nibbler provides contractors flexibility for making straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel.

Kett Tool’s KL-2030 Long Neck Electric Nibbler provides contractors flexibility for making straight and curved cuts in flat or corrugated steel. The tool’s elongated neck and one-handed maneuverability allow clean and burr-free cuts. The KL-2030 features a 4-amp, 2500 rpm straight handle electric motor to cut 18-gauge cold rolled mild steel and most grades of stainless steel (up to 20 gauge). The long neck allows easy cutting of corrugated sheet and flat sheet at more than 80 inches per minute. Weighing 4 1/2 pounds, the nibbler creates a 1/4-inch-wide cut and has a cutting radius of 1 1/2 inches.

Wrench-Free Nibbler Delivers Burr-Free Cuts of Sheet Metal

The wrench-free nibbler features a rotating head for operation.

The wrench-free nibbler features a rotating head for operation.

Kett Tool Company has introduced the KL-2020 14-Gauge Nibbler, wrench-free nibbler featuring a rotating head for operation. The KL-2020 boasts a die design that allows for maneuverability in cutting sheet metal.
 
Metal fabricators, auto manufacturers and construction crews will appreciate the KL-2020 nibbler that can be locked into four different positions (in 90-degree increments). A rotation of the hand changes the angle of the die while the free-floating punch design extends time between replacements.
 
The KL-2020 cuts 14-gauge cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel and most grades of stainless to 16-gauge. At just 10.5 inches and four pounds, this four-amp, 2500 RPM straight handle electric nibbler is easy to handle and store at any job site. It delivers a clean burr-free cut of flat and corrugated sheet metal up to 65 inches per minute.
 
The KL-2020 Nibbler is available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, users can visit Kett Tool or call (513)271-0333.

Scissor Shears Deliver Precision Cuts

KD-480 Scissor Shears use a powerful 5-amp pistol grip, variable speed 2500 RPM motor that quickly cuts through pliable materials.

KD-480 Scissor Shears use a powerful 5-amp pistol grip, variable speed 2500 RPM motor that quickly cuts through pliable materials.

Kett Scissor Shears deliver precision cuts in a wide range of pliable materials with unique scissors action. The KD-480 Scissor Shears from Kett Tool has a stationary bottom blade and large “rabbit ear” blades to funnel thick, soft materials into the scissor jaws for a clean cut, without fouling or gouging.

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.

Shears Offer Double-cutting Action

Kett Tool delivers maneuverability, flexibility and speed for making smooth, burr-free cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with the double-cutting action of the P-540 Double-Cut Shears.

Kett Tool delivers maneuverability, flexibility and speed for making smooth, burr-free cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with the double-cutting action of the P-540 Double-Cut Shears.

Kett Tool delivers maneuverability, flexibility and speed for making smooth, burr-free cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with the double-cutting action of the P-540 Double-Cut Shears. The Double-Cut Shears’ pistol grip, 2,200 RPM pneumatic motor runs on a 90 PSI power source, delivering time-saving cutting speeds of 180 inches per minute.

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.

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Double-cut Shears Cleanly Cut Cold Rolled Mild Steel

Kett Tool provides contractors with maneuverability for making smooth, straight cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with the double-cutting action of the P-500 Double-Cut Shears.

Kett Tool provides contractors with maneuverability for making smooth, straight cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with the double-cutting action of the P-500 Double-Cut Shears.

Kett Tool provides manufacturers and contractors with superior maneuverability for making smooth, straight cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with the double-cutting action of the P-500 Double-Cut Shears. At only 10 1/2 inches long and weighing just 3 pounds, the pneumatic shears deliver a powerful and precise cut in a compact and portable design.

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 Announces Retirement of Vice President

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.