Category Archives: Kett Tools

New Style of Kett Metal Cutting Shears & Nibblers – KL Series

If you have a pair of electric metal cutting shears whether it is a Kett Tools brand or Yellow, Red, Blue, etc chances are Kett is still the manufacturer of the head and blade components. This Cincinnati based company has made a very good name as the go-to guys in the metal shear world.  

The New Kett KL Series of shears features many of their same well known shear heads but with a new horizontal body. The new configuration may be preferred by some for a great feeling of control as opposed to the pistol grip configuration of the KD Series. The series also features two KL Series Nibblers in 18 & long neck 20 gauges. In total there are 8 styles in the KL Series and all feature interchangeable heads.

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Kett Tools KSV-434 Vacuum Saw to Meet EPA Requirements

 

The Kett Vacuum Saw KSV-434 ($445, Ohio Power Tool) has been around for many years and during that time has been a very popular tool. One of the most common applications have been for disaster recovery such as fire & flood repair. This work is made much easier with these Kett Saws because it is so easy to cut into paneling and drywall at a selected depth by setting the depth gauge. This allows for a very clean removal without damaging the studs and framing. For this reason remodeler also find the tool extremely handy when it comes to this kind of task.    

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Kett KD-446 Profile Shears for Corrugated Metal & Curve Cuts


Kett metal shears are the standard in the business, if you are using another brand chances are you are still probably using a Kett head and shear blades. One problem with most metal shears however is it can be difficult to make tight radius cuts or work with corrugated metals. The new Kett Profile Shears KD-446 ($265, Ohio Power Tool) uses a different style head specifically designed to be more maneuverable while cutting. The profile shear can cut a radius as tight as 3” but only does 28” per minute in a straight cut while the less expensive KD-200 ($199, Ohio Power Tool) can do almost 300” in same time. If your primary need for an electric shears is for cutting spiral duct, wire mesh, corrugated siding or roofing this might be the right shear for you. Checkout the KD-446 in the video below:


   

     

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Tent Sale & Tool Expo – October 22nd

For those of you that might be in or around Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, October 22nd I would like to invite you to Ohio Power Tool for the Annual Tent Sale & Tool Expo. This year it’s a little later than usual so it would correspond with the launch of so many new lines of tools including: Milwaukee M12, Milwaukee M18, Bosch 12V Max, Bosch 18V Lithium, Ridgid Explorer & New Seesnakes, plus many other exciting product. All of these new tools will be at the show ready for you to demo, so if you want to try out the new Dremel Multi-Max or anything else come on down. Each vendor will be there in full force including the Bosch Big Blue Trailer. Milwaukee, Ingersoll Rand, Ridgid, Chicago Pneumatic, Hougen, Power Team and many others will have tents and tables set up as well. The event runs from 10:00am – 5:00pm or when people finally leave.

This is a great event for any one buying tools or just wanting to test out the new tools! Ohio Power Tool, already known for low internet competitive pricing, really blows it out for the tent sale. Lots of existing products are discounted for that day in addition to overall discounts given on all in-store orders. On top of the Ohio Power Tool discounts the vendors on hand have even more discounts in the form of promotions, instant rebates, free tools, tool trade-ins, etc. For instance, Bosch is offering $75 trade-in on any 18 volt, working or not, to upgrade to their new 18v lithium. That would put the new Bosch 18V compact drill at $129 and on top of that you would still get off an additional discount from Ohio Power Tool.

I’m sounding like a used car salesman now but it is definitely worth checking out if you want to get some really good deals on power tools or just get your hands on some of the new tools.      

 

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Selecting the Right Kett Saw

At first glance it appears that there are many Kett Saws that all look very similar and it can be difficult to know which is right for you. Hopefully we can give a brief description that will make the process much easier.

The first thing to look at is the basic motors and for the saws there are basically 4 types: 2 pistol grips, a D-handle and a pneumatic model. From there you will select the head which there are 7 different types. Each of the heads work with multiple blades and there are 36+ different blades to choose from. The easiest thing I’ve found to do is work backwards. What type of material do you need to cut?

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Kett Tools – Metal Cutting Equipment

Recently Kett Tools updated their website and added some additional products that were not previously on their former site. Additionally you can now find and download the full technical breakdowns, which is not always the case with many other manufacturers. (If you are looking for breakdowns, here is a good resource to help you find manufacturer’s parts breakdown pages.) If you are not familiar with the Kett Tool Company they are popular for their specialty shears, saws and nibblers. The new site also features videos (see below) highlighting some of the different tools in action, cutting metal sheets, wood panels and cement board.

Tool Kit Highlight: Kett Kit 210
Includes a KD200 double cut shear
Interchangeable nibbler head attachment 1020
Metal carrying case 251-4
$319.50

While the Kett Tool site is strickly informational, Ohio Power Tool is one of the best places on the internet to actually purchase Kett Tools. The site was recently updated with additional tools and shear heads. Additionally any parts or blades you might need not listed on the site simply call 800-242-4424 with the part number and they will get you the parts.

Videos

Double Cut Shears

Cement Fiber Board Shears

D Handle Saw

Pistol Grip Saw

Vacuum Saw

18 Gauge Nibbler

   

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