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IBC Welcomes Sioux Tools, Snap-on Power Tools Inc. as a Preferred Supplier

East Granby, CT – IBC announced today the addition of the Sioux tools brand through Snap-on Power Tools Incorporated to IBC's IndustrialSupplyPlus® division as a Preferred Supplier.

A market leader among industrial power tool manufacturers, Sioux tools are manufactured in Murphy, North Carolina and owned by Snap-on Power Tools Incorporated. Sioux tools have a well-known reputation for innovative design and a commitment to developing next generation ergonomics. The company's industrial air tools and Force tools span a product line of drills, assembly, abrasive, finishing, percussive, specialty and general accessories.

Mike Biggs, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Industrial Power Tools at Snap-on Power Tools Incorporated, looks forward to building a professional partnership with IBC. "We seek to expand the reach of Sioux tools through IBC's strong network of distributors. IBC itself is a solid organization and we are delighted to partner with them," said Biggs.

"Sioux tools are highly regarded in the industry as reliable, top-quality products," said Ron Nuñez, President and COO of IBC. "We are excited to add the Sioux tools offering to our network of Preferred Suppliers."

IBC is one of North America's leading alliances of industrial, bearing & power transmission, electrical, and sub-assembly distributors with over 550 locations and total sales in excess of $6.64 billion. The organization provides multi-location customers a streamlined, cost-effective, dynamic purchasing source for national and regional contracts. IBC provides its member-distributors and preferred suppliers the tools, resources and market access needed to thrive in today's competitive marketplace, as well as a unique collaboration forum. IBC is a Hispanic Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

To learn more about Sioux tools, call (828) 835- 9765 or visit For more information about IBC, please call (888) 509-5609 or visit its website at





(6) NEW Powerful and Compact, 1HP Angle Die Grinders join the Signature Series Abrasive Tool family



(Murphy, North Carolina) - Sioux Tools announces the release of our New SAG10 Series 1HP Angle Die Grinders that designed for powerful, reliable performance in the most demanding applications. The new program includes (6) new angle die grinders – (3) different speeds (12,000 RPM, 15,000 RPM and 18,000 RPM) and a choice of either a ¼” or 6mm collet.  All (6) angle grinders feature an efficient (5) vane motor, heavy-duty steel gear head and robust gear packages which deliver the power, working speed and durability for the big jobs. Responsive teasing throttles provide smooth startups and excellent control and the compact gear case which measures only 2.9” allows easy access in tight spaces.  All of these tools also feature a heavy duty, precision ground 200 series collet for secure and accurate performance. The new SAG10 Series 1HP angle die grinders are part of a family of over (25) abrasive Sioux Signature Series tools that all feature drop in motors and a positively spaced rotors. This means quick and easy maintenance - no motor alignment required, no press fits and no shims. 



These new 1HP angle die grinders deliver unmatched power, durability, accessibility and control making them ideal for metal fabrication shops, tool makers, foundries, stainless steel finishing operations and general manufacturing. 



Best in Class Performance

  • Powerful 1 HP, (5) vane motor delivers consistent power and working speeds for heavy loads

  • Responsive teasing throttle provides smooth startups and excellent operator control

  • Heavy duty, precision ground, dual tapered collet provides a secure clamp load and delivers superior run out characteristics

  • Heavy-duty ball and needle bearing construction


Best in Class Ergonomics

  • Compact yet durable steel gear case measures only 2.9” provides access into confined spaces

  • Ergonomic composite handle with textured comfort grip

  • Ergonomic safety lever fits comfortably in the palm of your hand

  • (4) position adjustable angle head with a round motor barrel for comfortable operation in any orientation.

  • Low sound level  (78 dBA) 


Best in Class Serviceability / Durability 

  • Drop in motors with no alignment required

  • No press fits & no shims = quick easy maintenance

  • High part interchangeability = lower service part inventories

  • Steel Angle Head – Maintains structural integrity under load resulting in better gear engagement and longer life

  • Precision Machined Heat Treated Spiral Bevel Gears for smooth operation and maximum life

  • Grease Fitting for easy lubrication


Designed For The Way You Work

  • Side handle can be positioned for left or right hand operation

  • Built in speed control allows you to fine tune the speed for your application

Signature Series is a pneumatic tool program inspired by the operator and designed by Sioux Tools. Since 1914, Sioux Tools has been committed to bringing productive solutions to the pneumatic power tool industry. Signature Series is an innovative pneumatic power tool program created through the implementation of next generation ergonomics, productivity enhanced features, value and accuracy.


You may visit our web site at to access high resolution images, cutaway images, application shots and a program brochure outlining the features and benefits of these great tools. 


In 1994 Sioux Tools joined Snap-on Incorporated, which added industrial power tools to the extensive Snap-on line. Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools,and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment andsolutions which are used by technicians and professionals at vehicle dealerships and repairand in the marine, powersports and aviation industries. Snap-on is one of the largest nonfoodcompanies in the world, selling its products through more than 4,000 franchiseesand through company-direct sales and over the Internet. Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, which was founded in 1920 and is a $2.8 billion, S&P 500 companyin Kenosha, Wis. For additional information on Snap-on, visit



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date: June 9, 2008


client/job#: Sioux Tools, Murphy, NC

job name: Jitterbug Sander Article

description: Copy 

Contact: Will Springer / Springer Marketing & Advertising


Sioux Tools Introduces Finishing Sander Designed for Extended Use.

A year after introducing the RO25 Series random orbital sander, touted as the most comfortable sander ever designed, Sioux Tools (Murphy, NC) introduces the Jitterbug, a ¼ sheet finishing sander built for comfort and engineered for greater productivity.

In designing the new Jitterbug, Sioux Tools engineers revisited virtually every component found on today’s best finishing sanders. The result is a ¼-sheet pneumatic finishing sander that can be used for extended periods of time and is easier to maintain over the life of the tool.

For starters, the soft cushioned grip features an asymmetrical shape, making it a more natural fit for the hand. The grip rotates in 15-degree increments and locks into 24 indexable positions, which enables the operator to adjust the grip to his/her unique hand position. The grip is also reversible, allowing it to accommodate left- or right-handed use.

Another significant improvement in the tool’s design is the shape and position of the power lever. By molding the contour of the lever over the top of the grip and giving it a smooth hour-glass shape, Sioux Tools engineers were able to reduce the amount of force needed to engage the sander, allowing the operator to work for extended periods.

At the same time, engineers focused on ways to reduce vibration. Their solution is a 10,000 rpm motor that features a single-piece, precision-machined spindle and counterbalance along with dual vibration dampers that effectively absorb virtually all vibration.

The air inlet has been positioned lower on the tool so as not to interfere with the natural position of the wrist. An exhaust deflector provides precise control over air flow, enabling the operator to direct the exhaust as needed.

Sioux Tools engineers were also able to improve the life of the tool. As a result, the Jitterbug is one of the easiest tools in its class to disassemble, maintain, and re-assemble. In fact, the motor cartridge can be removed and replaced in a matter of minutes. Inside, a single-center o-ring replaces hard-to-handle inlet rings.


A division of Snap-On Inc., Sioux Tools is headquartered in Murphy, NC, and since 1914 has been a pioneer in the field of pneumatic industrial power tools. Today the company is a leading provider of pneumatic screwdrivers, routers, abrasives, drills and finishing tools for professional craftsmen. For more information on the new Jitterbug ¼-sheet finishing sander or any of the more than 800 industrial products crafted by Sioux Tools, visit To find your nearest distributor of Sioux Tools, call 800-722-7290.

Jitterbug Brochure Copy

Springer Marketing & Advertising

DATE / June 9, 2008




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