Category Archives: Demolition Tools

FREUD DIABLO Red Fire Media STAFDA 2016

Diablo Red Fire

Each year Freud Diablo launches and/or updates several of their main products for a media event just before the STAFDA tradeshow. This year the event was named the Red Fire Media Event although it was a bit confusing because we were expecting to see some new product named Red Fire. Not the case. We did get to see some cool stuff including updates to their carbide recip blades, new carbide hole saws (coming soon), a carbide pruning blade, new Cerment II metal circular blades and finally the Track Point technology added to the Demo Demon Blades with some additional improvements. (more…)

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Milwaukee 9.0Ah MADNESS

M18 High Demand 9.0Ah

For November & December there are some very aggressive Milwaukee Deals designed specifically to put M18 9.0Ah batteries into your hands. The 48-11-1890 sells for $200, it’ll probably stay that price all next year and we think it’s well worth it but you’d be crazy to buy one. Only a few years ago Milwaukee was a small fry in the cordless game, they got aggressive to become top potato these days but competition is now heating up with many others. Milwaukee solution, 9.0Ah batteries for EVERYONE!!!

M18 FUEL Miter Saw

One great way into a couple larger batteries is the M18 FUEL miter saw 2734-21HD ($599), which will come with 1 battery normally but for the next couple months or until they all sell out you’ll get 2x of the 9.0Ah monsters. Weight obviously plays no part in how this tool functions so it’s a great partner for the bigger batteries but honestly this saw will work for hours on even a 5.0Ah. (more…)

At 5:07 PM | Posted in Cordless Tools, Demolition Tools, Electrician Tools, Milwaukee, Plumbing Tools, Wood Working Tools, World of Concrete | 2 Comments

Bosch 18V Brushless 1” Bulldog Rotary SDS-Plus GBH18V-26K

18V Bosch Bulldog

Available Shorty, a new addition to the Bosch 18V Rotary Hammer lineup a true 1” SDS-Plus Bulldog GBH18V-26 ($349, bare). The new EC Brushless motor will put out a very impressive 1.9 ft-lbs of energy. At the end of last year we did a full Cordless SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Head to Head and according to the numbers this new Bosch would be more powerful than the Hilti, Dewalt, Metabo, 18v Makita and Milwaukee (2712-20). Still slightly less impact force than the 36V Makita or Milwaukee (2715-20) but very close. Certainly power isn’t everything and at on 7.7lbs the new Bosch looks be the top power-to-weight in the class.

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL SDS-MAX Rotary Hammer 2717-22HD

M18 FUEL 2717-22HD

That is not a typo, it is a cordless SDS-MAX hammer with a 1-9/16” carbide bit capacity runs off a single M18 battery including the all the batteries you already have. While this was first reported to be coming many months back it looks like September it will finally be here: 2717-22HD ($799, 2x 9.0Ah), 2717-21HP ($649, 1x 9.0Ah) and bare tool 2717-20 ($499). Pre-Order this month (through October) and there is a Free M18 FUEL Hammer Drill deal these kits are all included on. These are the first tools we have seen that will include the 9.0Ah batteries and are very excited to get our hands on those as well.

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At 5:29 PM | Posted in Cordless Tools, Demolition Tools, Milwaukee | 4 Comments

Freud Diablo Track Point 7-1/4” Framing Saw Blade D0724PX

Freud Diablo Track Point

We heard about this new Diablo blade about 6 months ago but it was a “rolling change” for their most popular Freud Diablo 7-1/4” Framing Circular Saw Blade keeping the same part number. Great news is you can now get the new Diablo Track Point 7-1/4” saw blade D0724PX ($10, limited time BOGO), but be careful to make sure you see the “New Tracking Point” graphic on the left side of the blade or you might actually be buying the older version of the D0724PX. The older version is still a great blade but hopefully after you read this article and watch video you’ll have a better idea why the new blade with Track Point is better.

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Makita New AVT 70lb Breaker Hammer HM1812 (& HM1812X3 with Cart)

Makita HM1812X3

At the World of Concrete earlier this year we got a first look at the new Makita AVT Breaker HM1812 (HM1812X3 $1899 with cart). The display setup ran this new break against a 70lb air breaker so users could see and feel the difference. Additionally Makita had what looked like a real unit with a portion cutout so you could actually see the internal counter weight.

The existing Makita Breaker AVT HM1810 (HM1810X3 $1599 with Cart) will stay in the lineup which includes many of the same features such as counter balancing and AVT Anit-Vibration Technology. The new model builds off a great unit and packs a little more punch, slightly lower vibration at a price tag that is still very reasonable. Below is highlighted a few differences and similarities of the HM1810 vs HM1812 as well as a look at the Hilti TE 3000-AVR which is another great hammer but almost double the price.   (more…)

At 10:02 AM | Posted in Demolition Tools, Makita Tools, World of Concrete | 1 Comment

Ridgid New Professional Wet/Dry Vacuums Motor-On-Bottom 1650RV

Ridgid Wet/Dry Vacs

Ridgid has actually totally overhauled the Ridgid wet/dry vacuum line so there is a total of 12 new wet/dry vacuums in all (these are in addition to the Ridgid “Orange” vacs at home centers). The new Pro series offers several compact options in 4-6 gallon range as well as some nice specialty options for HEPA, stainless steel tank and a couple 2 stage options. One of the really interesting options that caught our eye was the 16 gallon Motor-On-Bottom 1650RV ($189) which has a couple of very nice features that make it a smart option for professionals.

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At 5:22 PM | Posted in Demolition Tools, Ridgid, Safety Equipment | 2 Comments

CP Red Hawk Road Gas-Powered Breakers

CP Red Hawk Road

There are probably few things on this planet that could make you feel as much like a man as firing up a big’ol gas powered concrete breaker and going to town until you are standing on a pile of rubble. The Chicago Pneumatic Red Hawk (and its sibling the Atlas Copco Cobra) have been the most popular of these types of breakers and with this latest update have made several improvements to compete more directly with electric, pneumatic and hydraulic breakers. (more…)

At 8:17 AM | Posted in Chicago Pneumatic, Demolition Tools, World of Concrete | 3 Comments

BASH Sledge Hammers Takes on the Ultimate Blender, Showdown of the Unbeatables

We have been very impresses with the Wilton BASH sledge hammers which keep expanding the line with non-sparking brass heads, splitting mauls and now a railroad spike driver. Nothing has quite the intimidation factor of a sledge hammer and BASH backs their claim as the toughest sledge hammer with a $1000 guarantee. Going to be pretty tough for a kitchen appliance to keep up but this is not an ordinary blender. Check out the National Geographic clip above and the full episode airs tonight (5/16/14) at 10:00pm.

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New Large Bosch Rotary Hammer RH745 & Demolition Hammer DH712VC

RH850VC

These 2 new models will be hitting the shelves this week and represent the continuation of the entire Bosch Rotary Hammer overhaul. The new RH745 will replace the 11263EVS rotary hammer while the DH712VC doesn’t directly replace anything it would probably be our choice over the massive 11316EVS if you didn’t want to step up to the inline DH1020VC.

If this all sounds like a bunch of gibberish numbers you’ll very much appreciate Bosch’s simplicity when it comes to their model numbers in this category. RH = Rotary Hammer, DH = Demolition Hammer & BH = Breaker Hammer, after those abbreviations a number that gets larger with more power (Our guess is it’s a metric measurement but doesn’t matter) then at the end any additional letter for specific attributes such as VC = Vibration Control in handle or in the case of the RH540S S = Spline and RH540M M = Max. Any of the older models will not follow this format so they are pretty easy to pick out if you are looking at all the Bosch Hammers together. For more on these specific new hammers check out the full Bosch press release below. (more…)

At 6:44 PM | Posted in Bosch, Construction Tools, Demolition Tools | Leave a comment