Category Archives: CS Unitec

Dust Collection Vacuums for OSHA Silica Rules

As the OSHA’s silica June 23, 2017 compliance deadline is rapidly approaching, do you know which dust collection vacuum complies? Do you know how often filters need to be changed? Do you know the filter efficiency standard? If you answered no to any of these questions, don’t worry, in today’s Coptool post we will discuss OSHA’s silica regulation and approved products to ensure you’re in compliance!

OSHA has issued two standards in an effort to protect millions of construction workers from crystalline silica – one for construction and the other for general industry and maritime. Throughout this post, we will be focusing on the construction standard. OSHA recognizes that current silica regulations do not provide adequate protection for construction workers. With the new standard, OSHA is reducing the permissible exposure limit to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air over 8 hour time weighted average. Basically 1/5 of the previous standard of 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air over 8 hour time weighted average. Check out the Pulse-Bac Vacuum video above, they do the best job we have seen for outlining the basic details.


At 1:23 PM | Posted in Bosch, CS Unitec, Green Building Materials, Makita Tools, Safety Equipment, SILICA DUST TOOLS & VACUUMS | Leave a comment

CS Unitec Long-Reach Drywall Sander ELS 225.1

Dustless Drywall Sanding
CS Unitec has engineered a new Long-Reach Drywall Sander ELS 225.1 ($965, system with Vacuum) that prepares walls and ceiling seams that delivers flawless results. With this new system, users can create a smoother finish, quicker and cleaner that comparable products. In addition, this new system makes it easier, approximately 60% easier and less effort prior to painting, plastering and/or decorating. Not only can this product reach higher ceilings and up to 9 feet, is extremely low weight, making it easier to be used for ceiling applications. Its 9” flexible head is not only ideal for larger surface areas, it conforms to contours as well! Its ergonomic handle design provides superior balance, allowing it to be guided for longer periods of time and less operator fatigue.


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CS Unitec Eibenstock 7” Concrete Grinder Walk Behind or Handheld Unit EBS 180 H

Concrete Grinding

At the World of Concrete earlier this year we had the opportunity to run the CS Unitec 7” Concrete Grinder EBS 180 H ($980) with the optional walk behind stand 37217 ($560). For anyone who has spent time using a traditional 7” grinder on concrete will understand while they can do a decent job they are not well designed for this application off extended periods working on the floor. The EBS 180 H has a very powerful 20amp motor specifically designed and geared for this tough application. With a built-in dust port, adjustable guard, flush front, vibration control and duel top handles make this tool ideal for applying various levels of pressure that give the user excellent control, from lightly skimming the surface smooth or heavy material removal. (more…)

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Trelawny Needle Scalers and Chisel Scrapers Now Available thru CS Unitec

Trelawny Air Scrapers

The Trelawny air tools are some of the highest quality material removal tools around.  These tools are ideal for many applications/materials such Paint, Residue, Adhesive, Asbestos, Linoleum, Carpeting, Plaster, Mortar, Floor tiles, Metal slag, Rubber coatings, Roofing materials, Chemical spillages or Bituminous products. Having made a name for themselves around the world, the Trelawny company has partnered with CS Unitec for distribution within the United States and can now easily be purchased through companies like Ohio Power Tool. (more…)

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CS Unitec ETS 225 9″ Drywall Sander

ETS 225 drywall sander

Anyone who has ever done it knows that sanding the joint compound off of drywall is a messy, arduous, and sometimes downright dirty job. CS Unitec has been there, and now they are improving the entire process with the introduction of the CS Unitec 9” Drywall Sander ETS 225. (more…)

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Concrete Cutting with CS Unitec Diamond Chain Saws

January is always a fun time to talk concrete because of the World of Concrete show at the end of the month. If you have a chance to go one interesting demonstrations you will probably see is the guys cutting perfect square windows in solid wall slabs of concrete using diamond chain saws. It still amazes us everytime we see it. There really is nothing that compares to these concrete chain saws when you are looking at cutting power to weight and the ability for one person to control it.


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CS Unitec Tools for Underwater and ATEX Environmental Zones

Next time you need a new reciprocating saw you may stop by the local hardware store for your pick of several name brand recip saws but what about the next time you need to do some underwater cutting? Not that most of us will face that problem on your next weekend project but for some reason we are just happier knowing there are tools out there like The Shark, a 2HP Hydraulic Recip Saw. CS Unitec makes a wide range of specialty tools in electric, pneumatic and hydraulic which can be used in all sorts of environments, even including areas with dangerous gas vapor in the air.  

ATEX or ATmospheres EXplosibles are areas classified into zones (0, 1, 2 for gas-vapor-mist and 20, 21, 22 for dust) must be protected from effective sources of ignition. Zone 0 and 20 are the zones with the highest risk of an explosive atmosphere being present. The directive covers a large range of equipment, potentially including equipment used on fixed offshore platforms, in petrochemical plants, mines, flour mills and other areas where a potentially explosive atmosphere may be present.

Whether its work underwater, dangerous mining or building a deck in the backyard the guys at Ohio Power Tool are very knowledgeable and can help you find the right tool for the job. Here are some pictures of the CS Unitec Hydraulic Mag Drill in action doing some repair work on existing bulkhead steel sheeting. The HB-4400 was used to install 12-16 screws around the perimeter of the plate.        


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Chicago Pneumatic Portable Handheld Hydraulic Tools

It is a little confusing that a tool company with “Pneumatic” in their name would be in the Hydraulic Tool business. However, since the company is a part of Atlas Copco, one of the top names in Hydraulics worldwide and because these CP Hydraulic Tools are basically the red version of those Atlas tools we are very confident these tools will live up to the Chicago Pneumatic Construction name.

Hydraulic vs Pneumatic vs Electric
There are many reasons to consider the Hydraulic Tools over pneumatic or electric including: provide the most power and torque, fluid cannot compress like air, the tools will not freeze at low temperatures, hydraulic tools can work underwater, ATEX approved for dangerous environment (in many cases), life span of the tool is very long, low maintenance as the parts are continuously lubricated and the tools are quieter than other options. The reason you don’t see more hydraulic tools on the jobsite today is basically because of the higher initial start up costs for a complete system.


At 12:11 PM | Posted in Atlas Copco, Construction Tools, CS Unitec, Demolition Tools | 1 Comment

Selecting the Right Concrete Core Drill & Diamond Core Bits

I apologize in advance for the dry material but we get lots of questions about concrete core drilling and hopefully we can clear it up a few of the basics in this post. There are lots of options when it comes to coring drills & rigs in terms of price, quality, size, power source, etc. Each type of drill has its place and it’s not always easy to select the right one and not make the decision totally based on which is cheapest. Ohio Power Tool offers a wide range of different types of core drills to cover the majority of needs out there which we’ll look at but obvious there are dozens of other brands out there that could be matched up.


At 1:46 PM | Posted in Construction Tools, CS Unitec, Diamond Products, Milwaukee, World of Concrete | 1 Comment