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Milwaukee hole saw promises longer life

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Milwaukee Tool Corp. introduced the Diamond Plus Hole Saws that are engineered to stand up to the hardest, most abrasive materials on the jobsite. 

The Milwaukee, Wis.-based company said the new diamond grit hole saw range utilizes a higher grade of diamonds and heat-resistant braze to deliver up to 10 times longer life than other products.

“The use of hard tile and stone like porcelain and granite is growing at a rapid pace as many designers and architects are specifying them for their durability and versatility,” said Ed Lau, product manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Because traditional glass and tile bits and carbide grit hole saws are not effective solutions in these hard materials, it was important for us to deliver a highly durable, long-lasting option that could get the job done quickly and easily.” 

Milwaukee’s Diamond PlusTM hole saws provide a single solution for drilling anchor and clearance holes in abrasive materials including tile, stone, glass, brick, block and cement backer board.

The new offering will include 1-pc hole saws that range in diameter from 3/16 in. to 1 in., and Threaded Hole Saws that range in diameter from 7/8 in. to 2-1/2 ins. Angle Grinder Adapters and Retractable Pilot Bits have been included in the line for added compatibility with common tools and to increase productivity.

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PRO Group points to 2014 events

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Denver-based PRO Group announced its 2014 show dates and PRO Hardware Distributor event dates.

The lengthy list of PRO Group distributor member events begins Jan. 18 with the Buttery Co. 2014 Dealer Show in Belton, Texas; and finishes in December with the Wallace Hardware Fall & Winter Market in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

For the list of PRO Group of events and other major industry dates on the industry calendar, visit the HCN events page.

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2014 Walmart Supplier Survey

BY HBSDEALER Staff

HCN sister publication Retailing Today presents the 2014 Walmart Supplier Survey, in which Walmart’s trading partners weigh in on working with the world’s first $500 billion retailer.

Stories in this special digital edition include:

  • Relationships solid, but execution lags
  • Suppliers still crave insight into online opportunity
  • Suppliers find growth prospects appealing

Click here for the report.

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