Lexington, South CarolinaNovember 14, 2013—Cleco® Production Tools, a business unit of APEX Tool Group, LLC, is pleased to announce the new Heritage Series of material removal products. The new 216, 236, and 25 Series Grinders utilize the latest in advanced alloy materials and improved motor technologies to deliver industrial grinders that offer increased durability and power, yet are lighter and more capable than ever before.

The Cleco 216, 236, and 25 Series is engineered for heavy-use, industrial applications and built to deliver unmatched productivity and maximum material removal with minimum operator effort. Each series was precisely engineered to provide the power and durability required for the user’s application: Series 216, 0.7 HP; Series 236, 0.9 HP; Series 25, 1.4 HP. Now available in high visibility Cleco orange, the Heritage Series Grinders come in over 60 configurations. Compatible with industry standard abrasives, the Heritage Series Grinders offer configurations up to 1.4 HP and up to 25,000 rpm.

“This new family of grinders provides the user with more horsepower and up to 45% less weight which increases the power-to-weight ratio by up to 114%,” said Renato Dell’Osso, Global Product Manager.  “This means more material removal, less operator effort, and more work done.”

Key features of the new 216, 236, and 25 Series include:

  • Advanced lightweight alloy housing maintains durability while cutting weight by as much as 45%
  • Improved motor technology delivers up to 27% more sustainable power while maintaining the compact size of the tools
  • Power-to-weight ratio improved by as much as 114%
  • High-visibility Cleco Orange
  • Complete parts interchangeability with the Cleco Series 116, 136, and 15
  • Designed, engineered and made in the USA

The Cleco heavy-duty industrial grinders have been trusted in the industry for decades.


For more information on Cleco Tools and the new Heritage Series Grinders, visit www.ClecoTools.com, email Cleco's service desk or call 800.845.5629.

About Cleco

Cleco® Tools is a business unit 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.

About Apex Tool Group, LLC

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.  The Company markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer of several key private label products for major retailers.  APEX Tool Group’s global brands include Crescent®, GearWrench®, Armstrong®, Weller®, Lufkin®, Campbell®, SATA® and Wiss®. It is a portfolio company of Bain Capital. Learn more at www.apextoolgroup.com.