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April 11, 2014 - Compatible with industry standard abrasives, Vertical Grinders are engineered for heavy metal fabrication processes in multiple industries including shipbuilding, rail and foundry, and infrastructure applications. Units feature reversible handle and one-piece, all metal housing for harsh environments. Available in 3 hp and 4 hp versions with industrial governor, grinders offer variety of guard options, including 6 in. Type 6 and Type 11, 7 in. Type 27, and 9 in. Type 27. 

New Vertical Grinders by Cleco® Deliver Maximum Material Removal Power

Cleco Corp.
544 Redbud Hwy
Rosedale, VA, 24280

Press release date: April 2, 2014

Lexington, South Carolina—ClecoŽ Tools, a business unit of Apex Tool Group, LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Vertical Grinder product line. Designed with unmatched productivity and maximum material removal, Cleco’s Vertical Grinders are engineered for heavy metal fabrication processes in multiple industries including shipbuilding, rail and foundry and infrastructure applications.

Cleco’s Vertical Grinders provide efficient and constructive use of productivity while allowing for quick and easy configuration to a variety of user preferences and applications. Featuring a superior rugged design, Cleco’s Vertical Grinders can also withstand demanding environments while still ensuring the highest level of reliability.

“Cleco has leveraged over a century of experience in industrial products to bring our new Vertical Grinder to market,” said Renato Dell’Osso, Global Product Manager. “Designed for the most rugged, heaviest material removal, the Vertical Grinder allows our customers to satisfy virtually any heavy-use industrial application.”

Key features of the new Vertical grinder include:

Streamlined, one piece, all metal housing for ultimate ruggedness in harsh environments
3HP and 4HP motor with industrial governor engineered for maximum sustained power
Reduced weight and height for improved ergonomics
Reversible handle and interchangeable guards allow for versatility to fit any application
Available in high-visibility Cleco orange

Compatible with industry standard abrasives, Cleco Vertical Grinders are available in 3HP and 4HP versions, with a variety of guard options including 6 in. (150mm) Type 6 and Type 11, 7 in. (180mm) Type 27, and 9 in. (230mm) Type 27.

For more information on Cleco Tools and the new Vertical Grinders, contact your local Apex Power Tools representative at:

Americas: ; +1 (800) 845 5629
Europe/Middle East: ; +49 (0) 73 63 81 0
China/Japan/Korea: ; +86-21-60880320
India/South Asia: ; +91 20 66761111

ClecoŽ Tools ( is a brand of Apex Tool Group, LLC ( For over 100 years, ClecoŽ has been THE trusted name for the most demanding industrial applications. As the leading innovator in assembly tools and heavy-duty material removal tools, ClecoŽ products can be found in the most fast-paced and challenging production environments.

Apex Tool Group, LLC based in Sparks, Maryland, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products.  Directly, and through its subsidiaries, Apex Tool Group serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. 
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