Product News: Portable Tools

Angle Grinders suit heavy-duty industrial applications.

Press Release Summary:

Angle Grinders suit heavy-duty industrial applications.

Jul 17, 2014 - Available with 1.6 and 2.2 hp motor, respectively, Cleco® 1660 and 2260 are compatible with depressed center wheel and cut-off abrasives, including 4, 4.5, 5, 6, and 7 in. Grinders feature all metal housing and dual auxiliary handle positions. Reversible throttle handle and interchangeable guards allow versatility to fit any application. To meet highest safety standards, tools have safety lock throttle lever, industrial governor, and CAGI-compliant guards.

Apex Tool Group, LLC - Sparks, MD

Original Press Release

Cleco® Angle Grinders Enhance Productivity With Maximum Material Removal

Press release date: Jul 16, 2014

Cleco® Angle Grinders

Lexington, South Carolina—Cleco® Tools announces the launch of its new 1660 and 2260 Angle Grinder product series. Engineered to provide maximum material removal in heavy-duty industrial applications, Cleco’s right angle grinders deliver optimal power and efficiency while maintaining durability and user ergonomics.

Cleco’s angle grinders feature high quality components to ensure superior performance and reliability. Requiring less maintenance than traditional angle grinders, Cleco’s angle grinders minimize downtime, enhancing productivity and maximizing users’ bottom line. With multiple handle positions and a unique ergonomic design, these angle grinders enable more efficient usage while ensuring versatile operation for diverse applications.

“For industrial applications requiring maximum material removal, our new Cleco angle grinders are the solution,” said Renato Dell’Osso, Global Product Manager. “With a rugged design and unmatched productivity, Cleco angle grinders withstand even the harshest environments while providing superior material removal capabilities.”

Key features of the new 1660 and 2260 angle grinders include:

Streamlined angle head and all metal housing for ultimate ruggedness
Available in powerful 1.6HP and 2.2HP motor options engineered for maximum sustained power
Dual auxiliary handle positions, reversible throttle handle and interchangeable guards allow for versatility to fit any application
“Weight forward” motor architecture provide improved ergonomics
Standard safety lock throttle lever, industrial governor and Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) compliant guards ensure grinders meet the highest safety standards
Cleco angle grinders are compatible with industry standard depressed center wheel and cut-off abrasives, including: 4 in. (100mm), 4.5 in. (115mm), 5 in. (125mm), 6 in. (150mm) and 7 in. (180mm)

For more information on Cleco Tools and the new 1660 and 2260 angle 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

Cleco® Tools ( is a brand of Apex Tool Group, LLC ( For over 100 years, Cleco® has been THE trusted name for the most demanding industrial applications. As the leading innovator in assembly tools and heavy-duty material removal tools, Cleco® 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.