Howmet’s Huck® Range Force™ battery tool 07 April 2021

Howmet Fastening Systems has developed the Huck® Range Force™ battery tool, which it states is a portable powerhouse for multiple applications and industries including aerospace, solar, transportation and construction.

The Huck® Range Force™ battery tool has an electronically adjustable pull force and long stroke of 1.18 inch (30mm) to enable installation of structural and non-structural blind rivets, as well as two piece lockbolts up to ¼ inch (6.4mm) in diameter. The tool, produced for Howmet Fastening Systems by Makita®, has an electronic control that easily changes the pull force to install the fastener.

With a quick nosepiece change and a simple one finger pull force adjustment, the tool is ready for the next style of fastener. Using a 18V lithium-ion 5.0Ah battery, the tool is highly portable, reliable and versatile. The tool is also lightweight, weighing between 4.8lbs – 5.5lbs depending on battery used, as well as being ergonomic. Battery recharge time is approximately 45 minutes.

There are currently two versions available with different pull force and installation speed limitations. Several accessories are also offered such as extra batteries, chargers and carrying cases. 

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

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