Category Archives: Jet Tools

Don’t Take TAX Advice from a Tool Blog

2016 Tax Deductions for Tools

Certainly anything tax related consult a professional but we got an interesting piece of promotional material from our friends at Jet & Powermatic about buying equipment. We thought we’d pass on as many tool users are also small business owners. We were not aware you can deduct up to $500,000 (for 2016) for tools, equipment and even “business-use” vehicles under section 179. Average business tax rates are 35% so if your business is having a good year it might be time to consider purchases. The end of the year is also when all the Holiday Deals hit so a nice time to consider purchases.

There is an entire .ORG website dedicated to Understanding Section 179 which if you are interested you can learn more there. Also they have a calculator to figure out what deductions can be taken for savings. Talk to your tax professional to see how this applies to you.

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Holidays for the Pros 2017 Coptool Gift Guide

Holiday for the pros 2017

Every holiday season it seems like the big boxes put serious pressure on all the name brand Power Tool guys to make the cheapest possible cordless tool kits and accessory bundles to hit their price points. They’ll pack them with older SKUs or lower amp batteries or throw in stuff that doesn’t always make sense all in an effort to show a “better deal” often targeting consumers that might not know the difference. We thought we’d take a different approach to find deals that make sense for PROFESSIONALS who know their stuff, to find the best deals on the latest and greatest stuff at all price levels. Use Coupon Code = GIFTGUIDE at Ohio Power Tool to receive Free Shipping on any of these specific items!! (more…)

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Jet Compact Impacts 3/8” & 1/2”, 500 ft lbs Torque

Compact Impact Drivers

Jet just launched 2 new compact impact wrenches which has been a very popular trend with Ingersoll Rand, Chicago Pneumatic, Proto, AirCat and others all with great options. The JET R8 JAT-106 ($159) 3/8” impacts and the JAT-107 ($165) ½” impact have some tough competition but took a little different approach to give them more power which should make them popular with some users. (more…)

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JET Introduces New Web Strap Pullers

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Following their recent redesign of their top of the line JLH and JLP series lever hoists, JET is now introducing their new line of web strap pullers. There are 4 new models, either 1 or 1.5 tons and come in either single or double pull design for each tonnage. JET Web Strap Pullers are precision engineered and have several features to make pulling and tensioning applications safer and easier.

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Jet Lever Hoists, Promise Safest on Market

Safest Lever Hoists

Safety should always be top priority when lifting extremely heavy items overhead. We were happy to see Jet investing significant resources into improving what was already a great product. The new JLP and JLH manual lever hoist lines are now some of the highest quality hoists on the market and the JLH series is arguably also the safest. Here is a quick look at what is new and the difference between the two options. (more…)

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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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Air Impact Torque Test 1/2″ – IR vs CP vs Jet

Impacts IR vs CP vs Jet

One of the biggest questions we always get with pneumatic tools, or any tools for that matter, which one is more powerful? When it comes to air tools there are several different numbers you will see on the boxes and it’s clear manufacturers are not using any sort of standardization to report these numbers. Torque is also affected by application, air pressure and other environmental conditions so getting an exact number is not always easy. All 3 of these impact wrenches are their respective brands top dogs, composite construction and have been launched within the last year. (**3/15/16 – We also added new testing for 1/2″ Cordless Impacts vs Air Impacts)

Working Torque: The range of torque to be used on a daily basis both in forward/reverse. For instance your average full-size pickup lug nut should be put on about 120-180 ft. lbs. and may require much more to take it off depending on how & when it was put on. This should give a range which you would get from switching the tool from the lowest setting to highest. Jet JAT-121 ($229) reports a 50-550 ft-lbs, CP7749 ($229) goes from 100-522 ft-lbs., IR 2235TiMAX ($279) does not report a “working torque” range only max torque 930 ft-lbs. and “Nut Busting Torque”. (more…)

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Jet Industrial Bench Grinders & Metal Dust Collection Stand

Jet Bench Grinding

For years Jet has offered several competitively priced, pretty good 6″, 8″ & 10″ bench grinders. JET now offers a solution for heavy duty applications with their new line of Industrial Bench Grinders. Built to work in demanding, high volume environments, these grinders are durable enough to tackle the toughest grinding applications all day long while delivering high quality results you’d expect from a JET shop tool. Paired with JET’s new Metal Dust Collection Stand, these grinders become the perfect solution for high volume shops. (more…)

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Holiday Tool Deals for the Pros 2015

Happy Holidays

Every year around the holidays we see some great deals in power tools hitting a wide range of audiences and price points. Deals for people buying their first cordless drills all the way up to serious pros looking for great deals on tools they use every day. If you open your local paper to the home centers deals or look on major tool website you’ll find  $99 cordless tool kits from pretty much all the top tool brands: Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other specials of the Holiday Season. We wanted to highlight a couple other deals aim more at professional tool users which you might otherwise miss if you aren’t paying attention. (more…)

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JET Cyclone Dust Collectors Takes Vortex to Next Level

Dust Management System

The technology of dust collection has certainly changed over the years. There are really no excuses with such a wide range of options and very low entry level price points for collecting and handling dust. These new Jet Cyclone Dust Collectors are a great example of 3 machines that can handle production level work for a very reasonable price tag. These additions make a nice next step up from the Jet Vortex Cone single stage collectors we’ve been using for years. A tried and true style of design these units add some premium features such as remote control, solid connectors and high quality Jet Tool construction.

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