May Deals at Ohio Power Tool

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Summer is almost in full swing, and while construction is picking up all over the country lots of tool manufacturers have deals that you can take advantage of to get the tools you need to get your job done. There are more than a dozen currently running promotions at Ohio Power Tool, and whether you are looking for an upgrade, a new tool, or something for a father’s day present, there’s probably a deal that will help you get what you are looking for a little cheaper. Continue reading

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JET 60 & 80 Gallon Air Compressors

Jet Shop Compressors

Following their newly designed JET air tools that were released last year, JET now offers the option to power them with their own industrial grade compressors. Assembled in the USA, JET has their sights on maintenance shops, automotive repair, medical, aerospace, marine, and agricultural sites to compete with Ingersol, Snap-On, CP and others. Designed under strict standards and inspection requirements, JET compressors are ASME certified and made for long lasting performance. With a starting price of only $799 and solid performance we have seen with their new Jet air tools these guys could become a serious player in air compressors.

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Could 2016 Be The End of RIDGID CALENDAR?

Ridgid Calendar Girl Pin-ups

The RIDGID Calendars have hung on walls of garages and workshops across America for over 75 years with many famous celebrities gracing its pages as Pin-Up Models. This time honored tradition is rumored to possibly be coming to an END! Will 2016 be the Last RIDGID Calendar? Are people offended by Pin-Up Girls & Pipe Wrenches? Head over to our Facebook Post and let us know what you think, should RIDGID:

Kill the Calendars    or    Save the Calendars?

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Bosch GLL-30 Cross Line Laser GLL-30 Launching @ $69

Bosch Line Laser GLL-30

Bosch has been very aggressive recently with Lasers and Measuring Tools launching a host of new products at some surprisingly low price points. The new Bosch GLL-30 coming in June will retail for only $69, with all the common features you’d expect from Bosch like self-leveling for plum and level, manual lock mode and 5/16” accuracy @ 30′. It even comes with a MM2 mount, good for clamping onto a work surface but does not have magnetic capability like their BM3 ($25) mount.

Bosch GLL-30

We are expect some higher end Bosch line lasers coming soon as well and hopefully they will launch a green line laser at some point soon. They are really filling in all the gaps to be a full solution laser company. For more info on the Bosch GLL-30 coming soon check out their video and full Bosch Press Release below.

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Dewalt 20V Adds Crimping, Cutting & Pressing

Dewalt Crimpers

It used to be that trades were very loyal to certain trade specific tools electricians used GreenLee for knockouts and crimpers, plumbers used Ridgid threading and pipe tools, general tools whomever did it best like Skil Circular Saw, Bosch SDS Hammer, Milwaukee Sawzall and Dewalt Drill. The big move to cordless however changes everything because now it makes much more sense to stick to a single battery platform, and that platform is king. If you’ve got a dozen Dewalt 20V batteries and in the market for a press tool, chances are good you may consider the Dewalt over Ridgid ProPress.

Coming in June Dewalt will be adding 5 new tools to target professionals in various trades. For electricians Died Crimper DCE300, Dieless Crimper DCE350 and Cable Cutter DCE150, capacity up to 750 MCM Cu/1000 MCM Al. For Plumbing & Mechanical trades a Press Tool DCE200 to tackle 1/2” – 4” pipe. For various trades a Threaded Rod Cutter DCS350 which can do up to ½” steel and 3/8” stainless.

This seems like a somewhat scattered shot approach to building up the platform but these are the most popular power tools for various trades. For more info on these new tools the official Dewalt press release is below and expect more detailed info to follow in June on each tools specs, price and performance.   Continue reading

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Milwaukee Mag Drills Upgrade 4270-21 to 4272-21

Milwaukee Corded Mag Drills

Last year we saw the big press event hoopla focused on Milwaukee’s first ever cordless M18 FUEL Mag Drill 2787-22 ($2199) which performed equal to corded and had a ton of awesome new features. At the end of the day however most people can’t justify a price, 2x to 3x what an equivalent corded unit. Since that time Milwaukee quietly replaced their old mag drill 4270-21 with the New Milwaukee 1-5/8” Mag Drill 4272-21 ($899) which shares many of the same innovative features that people loved with the cordless but at a price of their old corded unit. See how this units stacks up to the other popular mag drills.

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Battle for Safer Jobsite Table Saws – Bosch Reaxx vs SawStop

Bosch Reaxx Saw

It was well over a year ago we first heard Bosch Reaxx Jobsite Table Saw GTS1041A-09 ($1499) would be hitting the market to compete with the SawStop Jobsite Table Saw JSS-MCA ($1299, + $100 w/shipping) which had, at the time, just hit the market. Well it looks like the day is soon at hand as Bosch is promising to deliver these new saws starting June 1 (you can pre-orders now), despite the active lawsuit with SawStop. We want to look at pros and cons raised by both sides and hopefully get a better idea how these two saws stack up! Continue reading

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Ingersoll Rand Ultra-Compact Impact Wrenches 35MAX & 15QMAX

IR 15QMAX

While the trend to have impact wrenches with more and more torque certainly continues as we’ve seen in our recent ½” Air Impact Shoot Out. That being said there are also many professional out there willing to take a little less power for a smaller more compact tools. After all what good is more power if you can’t fit the tool into the work space. IR already has some great impacts for very tight spaces with the Hammerhead 3/8” 2015MAX and ½” 2025MAX ($249, each) however those top out at 180 ft.lbs. so can’t replace your everyday impacts. These new IR Compact Impacts 3/8” 15QMAX and ½” 35MAX ($139, each) look to be the best of both worlds with compact design but solid power up to 450 ft.lbs. which will handle a wide range of common applications. Continue reading

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GreenLee Collapsible Reel Jack Stands RXM

GreenLee Reel Stand

For electrical professionals in the field that have to work with large spools have several very common complaints. Why do the stands need to be bulky and heavy? Why is there a left and right? Why do I need to crank all day to even get the stand to the material? Greenlee answers to the demands of electrical contractors with the release of their new GreenLee RXM Reel Stand ($479). Continue reading

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SKILSAW 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw SPT70WT-22

Worm drive table saw

We have been a fan of SKILSAW separating itself off from the SKIL brand and focusing on new saw products for pros. The worm drive saw has been a top choice for years and years and nice to see more products build around the tried and true technology. The biggest (really only) complaint we’ve ever heard about the worm drive is it can be too large and powerful for what people want to do using a 7-1/4” circular saw. New products utilizing the powerful motor like the Sawsquatch 10-1/4” Circular Saw SPT70WT-22 ($399) or the Outlaw 8” Worm Drive Metal Saw SPT78MMC-22 ($319) make a lot of sense. The new SKILSAW 10” Worm Drive Table Saw SPT70WM-22 ($379) is another great example of how this increased power as well as other inherent features of the gearing make this a very smart addition.

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