Category Archives: Cordless Tools

Can Milwaukee M18 Chain Saw 2727-21HD Replace Gas?

Launching very soon, July 2018, the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16” Chain Saw 2727-21HD ($399) will be hitting the streets with the new 12.0Ah High Output batteries. The big question on everyone’s mind seems to be can this 18V cordless chain saw beat 36V, 40V, 54V, 60V, 80V but most importantly gas saws? Sure everyone would love to stop messing with gas engines and use a simple battery but a few important things have hindered them taking over the market. Most importantly Power, Price & Runtime! Milwaukee is not first to market here with a cordless chain saw that uses a tool battery but believe they can now address all 3 of these concerns. (more…)

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Tool Batteries Are Now 8.0Ah, 12.0Ah & Beyond

Dewalt FlexVolt 12.0Ah

Over the last few weeks we have seen the launch of new battery technology from Metabo and Dewalt which puts new Amp/Hour ratings (used as an 18/20V) at 4.0Ah for slim, 8.0Ah for standard size and 12.0Ah for the large batteries. These launches come only days ahead of Milwaukee’s big 2018 New Product Symposium #NPS18 so we anticipate some news coming from the Red Camp as well. These new batteries are not just a little more runtime however we are seeing real increase of peak watt output!

Metabo LiHD 8.0Ah (more…)

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Dewalt FLEXVOLT 2.5 Gal. 60-Volt MAX Cordless Air Compressor Kit

Want to keep using your pneumatic tools you already have, but are ready to ditch the cord AND your old air compressor? Well the fine folks at Dewalt have you covered with their new FLEXVOLT 2.5 Gal. 60-Volt MAX Brushless Cordless Air Compressor Kit. With a 2.5 gallon tank and up to 135 PSI, this cordless air compressor is ready for a variety of jobs and applications. (more…)

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Bosch 12V Laser Levels with Bluetooth GLL3-330

So, you’re on the job scrolling through Facebook, your foreman walks by and says, “get off your phone and get some work done.” You then quickly pull up the app and operate your Bosch 360 Three-Plan Leveling and Alignment laser and say “I am getting work done, you didn’t know about this?” This is one of those feel good moments that we’re going to prepare you for!

Starting March 1st, 2018 three models will be available to purchase:

  • GLL3-330C ($499, Green Beam)
  • GLL3-330C ($399, Red Beam)
  • GLL3-300 (Red Beam), without Bluetooth Connectivity.

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Paslode 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

If you have finished carpentry work to complete in tight spaces, consider the Paslode 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer. At only 4.25 lbs., it’s the lightest cordless brad nailer model on the market. (more…)

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Ridgid GEN5X Brushless 18V 4-Mode Impact Wrench

If you’re ready to get rid of your old impact wrench, take a look at the new Ridgid GEN5X Brushless 18V 4-Mode Impact Wrench. It has 4-modes, including a unique “auto” mode, that helps it to stand out from the competition by helping you to match the power of the wrench to the needs of the task. (more…)

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Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless 7-1/4 in. Brushless Circular Saw

Cuts like a knife & feels so right – the Ryobi 18-Volt brushless 7-1/4 in. circular saw is an amazing saw providing longer runtime, more power and a longer motor life. With a 7-1/4 in. blade that provides 26% increased cut capacity and blade variety, the added feature of a 0-56° bevel cut allows us the ability to cut the most common and complex angles. (more…)

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Ryobi 18V One+ 1/4in. Brushless Impact Driver

Lean, mean, and neon green, the Ryobi 18-Volt One+ 1/4in. Brushless Impact Driver feels great in our hands and delivers big power from a compact frame. And with 3 different speeds, this 18V impact driver can adapt to any job you throw at it. (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL – Gen 2 is Here!

M12 FUEL Cordless

The new M12 FUEL generation 2 Drill/Drivers, Impacts & Combo Kits are now coming in! Back in 2013, Milwaukee first introduced their M12 drilling and driving solutions, which set the benchmark for the sub-compact industry in a couple ways:

  • They utilized the most advanced POWERSTATE™ Brushless technology available at the time, reshaping perceptions of performance and capabilities of 12V tools.
  • They were the most compact in their class.

Milwaukee continues to demonstrate their market leadership position by driving the 12V technology and as they always say, leaders never rest of their laurels. As technology evolves, they’ve constantly drive for new ways to push forward the M12™ drilling and driving experience. Their technology and capabilities reached new heights since 2013 and come January 2018, they’re setting the benchmark once again with the next generation of M12™ drill and driving.

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Bosch Starlock Oscillating Multi-Tools

GUEST POST – Dwain is one of the experts behind oztooltalk, from Australia . You can find more of their video tool reviews on their Youtube Channel.  

Most Coptool readers would know that Bosch and FEIN worked together to create Starlock, an innovative system for attaching oscillating multi-tool (OMT) blades and bits. Currently only Bosch and FEIN tools employ the the Starlock system, though it will undoubtedly start appearing on other brands in the near future.

Tool-less bit changes have already been increasing the flexibility of OMTs for a few years, making tradespeople more likely to use them for multiple tasks (like sanding). But apart from making the blade change even faster, Starlock makes a huge difference because users don’t have to handle the blades. Why is this this useful? Because OMT blades get hot! It’s quite common for users to want to rotate a blade several times, but the hot blades are painful to handle.

Coptool discussed the Starlock system was a while back – (previous coptool post). The new OMTs come in two variations, StarlockPlus and StarlockMax. A summary of the blade compatibility is listed below:

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