April 25, 2012

Trex Company has entered into a licensing agreement with Freud America to introduce the first saw blade specifically designed for cutting composite decking materials.  Diablo, Freud’s premier brand of construction tools, will be introducing the new blade series for maximum performance and highest quality of finish when cutting composite decking materials.

April 24, 2012

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Irwin Industrial Tool Co., has issued a voluntary recall of a promotional 10-inch circular saw blade 3-pack due to laceration hazard posed by defection packaging. 

Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the bottom of the packaging. No injuries were reported.

The products, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40. Approximately 55,260 were purchased. 

February 17, 2012

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools introduced three new Hyde glass scrapers with a new look and new functionality.

The high end of these offerings is a retractable, soft-grip glass scraper with built-in storage for removing coatings, paint and stickers from glass, mirrors or windshields. The rubberized body provides a safe, comfortable grip. Tucked into the tool is convenient storage for up to five razor blades.

Two additional scrapers being introduced also feature blade storage. These include:

December 2, 2011

Wiss, a Sparks, Md.-based Apex Tool Group brand, has unveiled its Auto-Retracting Utility Knife, which automatically retracts its blade once it loses contact with the material being cut. This safety feature works even if the blade slider is in the open position.

November 17, 2011

Stanley introduced a new carbide utility blade that it says lasts more than five times longer than competing blades.

The key to the product is Carbide Blade Technology, which provides increased blade life, maintains first-cut sharpness and offers snap resistance.

December 5, 2010

While the utility knife is a staple of home channel tool sales, an array of...

November 29, 2010

Clifton, N.J.-based Forrest Manufacturing has introduced a Duraline Tenoning Blade for serious craftsmen....

November 8, 2010

The new DW8500 Diamond Chop Saw Blade lasts 100 times longer than traditional abrasive cutting blades....