Empire Innovating with New e105 Digital Level

e105 box level presentation

Milwaukee‘s acquisition of Empire is starting to result in changes to their tried and true products.

Empire’s next generation digital box level is the e105. The e105 promises a best in class solution that provides the key features users look for in a digital level. Built on Empire’s mist advanced box level platform, it features dual screens and an audible indicator confirming the desired level position and allowing for sight-free leveling. AN IP65 rating protects the level from dust and water.

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Milwaukee Stepping Up Their Outdoor Tool Game with Blower and Trimmers

M18 lawn and garden

Milwaukee is preparing to introduce a cordless hedge trimmer, string trimmer, and blower to their M18 line.

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Milwaukee‘s 9.0 Ah battery is on the horizon, and with it will come tools that would not have been possible (or maybe just not very good) with their lower capacity batteries. In early 2017 you can expect to see a hedge trimmer, string trimmer, and outdoor blower all running on Milwaukee M18 batteries.

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Milwaukee Is Getting into the Drywall Market with a Screwgun and Cut-out Tool

M18 Screw Gun Cut-Out Tool

Milwaukee is expanding its M18 line with a brushless drywall screwgun and a cut out tool.

Milwaukee typically lists their “core trades” as being plumbing, HVAC, electrical and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) professionals. There isn’t a huge window for drywall hangers to fit in with those categories, so a foray into drywall tools wasn’t part of the initial FUEL release. Milwaukee is planning to rectify their neglect of drywall professions with an M18 FUEL Drywall Screwgun and an M18 Cut Out Tool.

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 10” Dual-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw 2734-21HD

cordless 10" miter saw

At the recent Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2016 we all got a chance to tryout the new Milwaukee FUEL M18 10” Dual-Bevel Compound Miter Saw 2734-21HD with 9.0Ah battery for the first time. This is the first 10” cordless miter to hit the market and the saw really address many of the power and functionality concerns to replace a corded 10” sliding compound miter saw. The big question is are people ready to go 100% cordless with their Miter Saws?

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Makita Pro Center Grand Opening July 26th

Makita Pro Center

Ohio Power Tool continues to grow and expand their offering of tools, supplies and services with a goal to become a destination to shop for all the big kid toys you really want & need. The Makita Pro Center seemed like the perfect addition to continue to expand the Makita offering and give customers a more interactive shopping experience. Continue reading

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No Priming and Auto Shutoff with M18 Fluid Transfer Pump

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The Milwaukee fluid transfer pump seeks to provide a cordless solution for jobs that require water transfer. Continue reading

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Finding the Best Disposable Gloves Built for Mechanics

Disposable Gloves for Grease

There are tons of brands out there selling disposable gloves with many different names and promises slapped on the side. Most are targeting the very high volume of usage in food processing, medial fields and other related industries. The trouble is finding the right heavy duty gloves for use in construction, mechanics, plumbing, repair and other professional trades which have pretty different requirements. You need something with finger dexterity, but tough and something that can handle grease and chemicals that would eat right through your typical food or medical grade nitrile gloves. See video below with the WD-40 chemical test on disposable gloves.

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Bosch 18V One Handed Recip Saw GSA18V-083B

Bosch 18V Recip

One of the biggest trends in Cordless recip saws over the past few years has surprisingly been away from the bigger, more beefy saws and more towards the less expensive, compact recip saws. For a lot of jobs these one handed cordless saws really are the way to go. One first glance the new Bosch 18V recip GSA18V-083B ($139, bare) definitely looks like a blue version of the Milwaukee M18 Hackzall ($99, bare) but on second glance, well yeah it still looks like a Bosch Hackzall. That isn’t a terrible thing however because it’s been very popular for Milwaukee cordless users so no reason to think Bosch 18V Cordless users would be any less excited for this addition. Continue reading

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2 Day Sale! #FUELDAYS

FUELDAYS

Starting today, July 11th and ending tomorrow, July 12th #FUELDAYS, you can get an exclusive deal from Milwaukee Tool and Ohio Power Tool for 20% off + Free Shipping + a 25’ Tape & Fastback Knife Combo with select FUEL Kits (while supplies last)! Check out the full List of FUEL DAYS M18 Kits but they are pretty much all included. Continue reading

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Heated Gear Savings During Christmas in July

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For a limited time, Ohio Power Tool is selling Milwaukee Heated Gear at deeply discounted prices.

While supplies last, Ohio Power Tool is offering $60 off in-stock Milwaukee Heated Hoodies, $80 off in-stock Milwaukee Heated Jackets, and $120 off in-stock Milwaukee Heated 3-in-1 Jackets. Because it is Christmas in July, Ohio Power Tool is also offering free shipping on the orders, as a special gift to you. This is the Season 6 version, so none of the updates that were discussed in the earlier blog post are present on these jackets. Why wait until September for the Season 7 stuff when you can get Season 6 for a steal now! Check out all the different jackets that have a discount here, and be sure to check back in the fall for the Season 7 gear here.

Most Stock Currently (as of 7/11) in these SKUs and Sizes:
2369 Grey Hoodie Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – L, XL, 2X, 3X
2381 Black Hoodie Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – XL, 2X, 3X
2171 RipStop 3-N-1 Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – XL
2395 Black Jacket Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – S, 2X, 3X
2385 Camo Hoodie Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – L
2393 Camo Jacket Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – XL

Limited Stock Remaining (as of 7/11) in these SKUs and Sizes:
2392 Camo Jacket Only – L, XL, 2X, 3X
2382 Camo Hoodie Only – XL
2390 Red Jacket Only – XL, 2X, 3X
2399 Women’s Black Jacket Kit with M12 Battery & Charger – S, M
2387 Camo 3-N-1 Kit with M12 Battery & Chager – S, M

Other SKUs and Sizes still available in very low quantities Call Ohio Power Tool 800-242-4424 to confirm availability. Should go without saying but if you purchase a size that says SOLD OUT the item will not ship… 

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