Makita Auto-Start Wireless System AWS Cordless

Makita AutoStart Wireless System AWS

Two big changes have been hitting the jobsite this year, we are seeing more heavy duty cordless tools taking the places of corded tools and clouds of silica dust are being eliminated. Unfortunately these 2 things don’t seem to work together as typical dust extractors turn on/off based off the tool plugged into them. Makita wireless AWS technology looks to change that, Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS), which uses Bluetooth™ technology for wireless communication between tool and vacuum/dust extractor to turn on/off makes a cordless vac system feasible from a power usage stand point. New AWS solutions announced was teased at their event last summer but fully launched last month at STAFDA including their first Cordless SDS-MAX hammer.

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Ridgid’s New Thermal Imagers – Predict, Prevent & Preform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIDGID® thermal imagers feature the latest technology, including the best image
resolution in their class and an easy-to-use interface, to help you efficiently predict
problems before they happen and  prevent costly system downtime and keep buildings running at the highest performance with RIDGID Thermal Imagers (Pre-Sale Coming Soon). The new line features the latest technology, best images in their class and easy-to-use interfaces to predict problems before they happen.  Continue reading

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New Southwire Hand Tools – Made In the USA

Proudly made in the USA! That’s the theme of Southwire’s recently launched electrician hand tools. Many electricians proudly invest in American made products, so what does Southwire do? They blast the market with American made steel and “MADE IN USA” stamped on every hand tool. Not to mention that the new USA line-up incorporates red, white and blue on every tool!  The company plans to grow their American made hand tools, so stay tuned!

The new line up consists of six new Southwire electrician’s hand tool available in-store and online very soon! Check out their Facebook Live Event Today (11/28) at 7:00 pm to launch these new tools!

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CYBER MONDAY 25% OFF at Ohio Power Tool

Cyber Monday Ohio Power Tool

Looking to save an additional 25% off already low Sale Prices (add to cart to see final price) for Name Brand Professional Power Tools? Check out Ohio Power Tool’s Cyber Monday Deal Today Only 8am – 4 pm EST. Tools from Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita, Metabo, IR, CP, Jet as well as accessories, hand tools and apparel. Stock up on tools for yourself or the tool lover on your holiday list!

https://www.ohiopowertool.com/s-136-2017-Cyber-Monday-Deals.aspx

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Stocking Stuff Idea – Mastery of Fire

TS8000 Hand Torch

Some great holiday stocking stuffer gift ideas that never seem to fail are LED Lighting and Pocket Knives but don’t underestimate the power of fire, sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Hand torches are incredibly useful tools and not just for sweating pipe. The Bernzomatic torch TS8000 ($39) or as a kit with MAP/PRO gas TS8000KC ($54 + $10 off Black Friday deal) is pretty much the best option out there with all the bells and whistles, on/off trigger, swirl flame for maximum output and a super easy to use design. We just upgraded from our manual option and for the small price difference there is really no reason manual should even still even exist.

Hand Touch Automatic vs manual

If you’re still not sure why complete mastery of the flame is such a really cool holiday gift idea below are a few videos that’ll likely spark some project ideas from woodworking to corn on the cob. Continue reading

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Milwaukee Combination Wrench Sets with Max Bite

Milwaukee Wrench Sets

Got to give credit to the team at Milwaukee only a few short years ago they didn’t make 1 hand tools now they are quickly becoming the leaders in many hand tool categories. Combination wrench sets are a little trickier to improve upon as they have done in many other categories but it looks like they have added some nice features. Max Bite on the open end provides up to 25% torque improvement, rounded I-beam design is more comfortable to use, included trays are nice for tool chest storage and ink filled sizing makes identification fast. All around a nice package at a fair price with a life time warranty.

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New Ridgid SeeSnake CS12X Is Here!

Work smarter, not harder on the job site with the new RIDGID SeeSnake CS12x Digital Recording Monitor 57278 ($3,950). It delivers a large screen for easy viewing, dual battery functionality for maximum runtime and Wi-Fi connectivity for simple footage sharing.

This latest generation digital recording monitor streams and records inspections to any iOS or Android mobile or tablet device with the free HQx Live companion app. The app can be downloaded through the iOS App Store and Google Play for immediate sharing of inspection footage. The CS12x also allows saving images to a USB drive for simple post-inspection transfer to clients and team members.

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Red vs Green Line Lasers, You Have A Choice

Red vs Green Laser

The battle of Red Laser Vs Green Laser rages on, clearly Green is easier to see with the human eye than Red but there are other factors that need to be considered, mainly cost and runtime. Good news is the cost on green lasers has come down dramatically so it is easier to build lasers such as the Bosch GLL 100 G ($229), the other good news is that Red Line Lasers continue to fall as well with some cheaper options even below $40 like the Bosch GLL 2. This certainly doesn’t make the decisions easier but good news is pretty much anyone can afford a laser level. Runtime is the other important consideration while Bosch does not give their specs, PLS does provide estimates of 35+ hours with PLS180 RED ($282) but only 2-6 hours with PLS180 GREEN ($479) which is probably very similar ratios across other brands.

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2017 Makita Holiday Deals for the Pros

Leftover turkey is wrapped up and stowed in the fridge, Thanksgiving pies have been devoured, and you’re ready for a long nap. Unfortunately, the holiday shopping kicks off with a vengeance even before you’ve had time to make that cold turkey-stuffing-cranberry-sauce sandwich. In this article, we’re focusing on Makita’s holiday deals including hot buys, free tools and more! We of course are focused on professional users and the deals on the good stuff and try to stay away from the gimmicks. Stay tuned for more holiday deal posts coming for other top tool brands!

While there are many great Makita deals this holiday season, one of their bests is the on the 2-PC Combo Kit (XT268T, $429.97) and receive a free 6.0 battery (BL1860B, $159.95) AND your choice of a free bare tool. Free bare tool options include a circular saw (XSS02Z, $119.95), recip saw (XRJ04Z, $119.95), multi oscillating tool (XMT03Z, $119.95), the new compact router (XTR01Z, $149.97) and a dual port charger (DC18RD, $129.95). If you’re looking to upgrade your equipment, this is a professional brushless combo kit, loaded with power, speed, options and a lot of battery life. Continue reading

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You Already Have Makita Sync Lock 18V Security

Makita Battery Security

There have been some struggles for both the Milwaukee ONE-KEY and Dewalt Tool Connect platforms as Theft Deterrent Systems and Makita feels they’ve got a strong agreement for their new Sync Lock Security System. These other systems offer multiple features, App connectivity and a lot of Bells and Whistles however in many small, mid-size and larger companies we’ve talked with they are looking for simple to use, low cost solutions for just theft deterrents for their tools and batteries. The Makita Sync Lock takes a much different approach and we think have really nailed an easy to use straight forward solution that will be exactly what some companies are looking for and the best part is it works with all the batteries you currently own!

What is Makita Sync Lock?

The Sync Lock Battery Terminal BPS01 ($199) is all you need to access it and get going, a very simple device (along with free software anyone can download) which allows you to very quickly set up your terminal (or multiple terminals) for your company. Then any Makita 18V battery that goes on the terminal is set exclusively to just your company and needs to be reset on one of your company’s terminals at an interval which you determine either in hours, days, weeks, months, years or whatever you want. When time expires that battery does nothing (not even charging) until it is put back on one of your companies terminals! The terminals themselves work in about 2 seconds and use a standard alkaline battery that’ll last 2+ years so very trouble free to operate.      Continue reading

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