MRO Magazine

Hacksaw frames and blades


Industry

January 11, 2010
By PEM Magazine

MISSISSAUGA, ON — LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools, torches, solder and band saw blades, announces the introduction of the LENOX HT50 Hacksaw Frame and T2 Hacksaw Blades. The new frame design has the highest tension of any hacksaw in the world and the LENOX T2 Hacksaw Blade provides up to two times the life of existing LENOX blades; definitely a winning combination.

At 50,000 psi, the LENOX HT50 Hacksaw delivers the highest tension of any hacksaw frame on the market. The unique I-beam construction allows the frame to attain the highest tension which maximizes blade life and provides straighter cuts. The improved design also features a comfortable handle grip that absorbs shock, reduces discomfort in cold weather and can be used by both right and left-handed users. The convenient blade storage area inside the I-beam is opened without using a tool and can hold up to five extra blades. The LENOX HT50 can also easily convert to a jab saw. 
   
LENOX has combined their long-proven bi-metal expertise with the new T2 Technology.  The patent-pending design is optimized to minimize friction and maximize blade life when cutting through the widest variety of metal materials.
   
“Cutting speed and quality are the most important factors when using a hacksaw,” stated Web Shaffer, director of global product management, LENOX. “Although tradesmen don’t typically spend a lot of time thinking about their hacksaw, when they do use it, they want it to work quickly. The T2 Hacksaw Blades give them exactly what they need; fast, straight cuts and long blade life.”
   
“The Hacksaw Blade is a legacy product at LENOX. It was the first product we manufactured back in 1915,” stated Lee “Hackman” Breton. “It’s an important product for both LENOX and me personally. I did my first car cut using just a LENOX Hacksaw; a job that would have been much easier had I been able to use the HT50 and T2 combination!” 
   
The high tension of the LENOX HT50 and the extended blade life of the T2 Hacksaw Blade allow end users to get through tough materials faster and longer.   LENOX HT50 Hacksaw Frames and LENOX T2 Hacksaw Blades are sold through electrical, plumbing, HVAC and industrial distributors nationwide, as well as Lowe’s and Home Hardware. The Lenox T2 hacksaw blades will be available in March of 2010.  To learn more, visit www.lenoxtools.com.