Rivet Tool has force/weight ratio of 509 lbf/lb.

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Weighing less than 2¼ lb, ProSet(TM) 1600 is built from cast aluminum and high-strength polymers and able to maneuver in tight spaces. Ergonomic design incorporates 2-finger trigger; quick disconnect nose housing; and left or right, On/Off swivel air fitting. Front end components can be serviced in minutes. In addition to 5/32 in. rivet dia open-end all aluminum and steel rivets, tool can set all aluminum, steel, and stainless steel rivets from 2.0 mm to 1/8 in. dia.

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New ProSet 1600 Rivet Tool Combines High Force-to-Weight Ratio

Weighing less than 2 ¼ pounds and featuring a force/weight ratio of 509 lbf/lb the ProSet(TM) 1600 Rivet Tool sets from 2.0 mm micro rivets up to 1/8 inch diameter rivets in all materials and up to 5/32 inch open-end all steel rivets.

SHELTON, Conn., (May 26, 2006) - Emhart Teknologies today announced the introduction of the latest tool in the all newly engineered POP® ProSet(TM) line of rivet tools: the ProSet(TM) 1600 Rivet Tool.

Built from rugged cast aluminum and high strength polymers, the ProSet(TM) 1600 Rivet Tool is a compact, lightweight tool with a very high force-to-weight ratio, enabling it to set all aluminum, all steel and all stainless steel rivets from 2.0 millimeter to 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) diameter, as well as 5/32 inch (4.0 mm) rivet diameter open-end all aluminum and all steel rivets.

The combination of compact size and high power makes the ProSet(TM) 1600 an extremely versatile tool for production line use enabling the user to maneuver the tool in tight spaces. A comfortable ergonomic design offers a low activation force two finger trigger and the small rounded handle reduces user fatigue.

Thanks to the unique quick disconnect nose housing, the front end components can be serviced in minutes - without tools. An innovative left or right, On/Off swivel air fitting provides additional flexibility, conserving energy and reducing operating costs. With the Mandrel Collector system, spent mandrels are instantly collected and with the quick disconnect system, disposal takes no time keeping work areas safe and clean with minimal downtime.

"The new ProSet(TM) 1600 is a feature-rich product designed to deliver exceptional value to our customers," said Ed Dalterio, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Emhart Teknologies. "It incorporates everything we've learned about tool design from our 100 plus years of experience," he said.

About Emhart Teknologies

Headquartered in New Haven, Conn., Emhart Teknologies is the global leader in the design and creation of unique assembly technologies, from concept through installation. Emhart's technology-based assembly products and systems are designed to deliver innovative, integrated system solutions to virtually any manufacturing challenge anywhere in the world. From automotive to construction, from computer to appliances, Emhart products and systems are distributed and sold in more than 100 countries. A Black & Decker Company, Emhart has 3,000 employees within 24 operating facilities worldwide. For more information please go to www.emhart.com.

Cindy Blish
Marketing Services Manager
Emhart Teknologies
50 Shelton Technology Center
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 944-1706

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