The FTL3 LED-50-HD 8 watt drop light from Larson Electronics offers operators in commercial and industrial work environments a more durable and powerful alternative to traditional fluorescent drop lights. Featuring weather and water resistant construction, heavy duty aluminum housing, rubberized handle and end cap, and a powerful LED tube lamp, this LED drop light is ideal for demanding work applications where durability as well as powerful output is needed. The housing on this LED light is constructed of aluminum for light weight yet durable operation. The LED lamp assembly is fitted with one of Larson Electronics’ LEDT24-8-T8 series, allowing this light to produce 800 lumens of high quality light output while also providing the impact and vibration resistance fluorescent and incandescent lamps can’t match, company sources report.
 

Milwaukee Tool Corporation expands its hand tool offering with the new Fastback II utility knife, launched in May 2013. Milwaukee Tool sources report the blade is based on jobsite research and user requests that it include blade storage for added convenience. The Fastback II has all the award-winning features of the original Fastback utility knife, and also features magnetic blade storage that folds into the handle for maximum accessibility. Designed to activate the blade three times faster than a two-handed opening, the Fastback II utility knife features a “Press & Flip” one-handed blade opening for easy activation. A tool-free blade change allows for fast and efficient adjustments, while a thin body design makes it easy for a user to store the knife in their pocket. The new magnetic blade storage will hold one spare blade at a time to keep the profile of the blade as slim as possible. An integrated gut hook and wire stripper are other features. In other news, Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver user driven solutions and rapidly expand its hand tool offering with the introduction of several new uility blades. Made of micro carbide deposited metal, the new general purpose utility blades last three times longer than standard carbon blades, and are engineered with optimized blade geometries for maximum cutting performance in a variety of applications. The blades will be available in June 2013 and include general purpose, hook, drywall, and carton utility blades.