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January & February means prime time for industry trade shows, up north things are a little colder, slower and people perhaps have a couple of days to see what’s new in their industry. Here is a quick list of just a few of the shows happening in the next two months.
International Builders Show – January 19-22, 2010
The largest building industry tradeshow in the country! More than 175 education sessions and great keynote speaker! All the top vendors will be there for building supplies, tools, etc with interactive booths and displays. Plus its Las Vegas.
AHR Expo – January 25-27, 2010
This is the world’s largest HVAC&R industry trade show. In Orlando, Fl for 2010 this show is not only a great place to see new products, attend education sessions, network but also has great deals on some of those expensive products from many vendors. This trade show is designed specific for those in the Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration industries. We mentioned the show earlier as the place where Ridgid is planning their 2010 World Premier Product Launch.
World of Concrete – February 2-5, 2010
The industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibits with the industry’s leading suppliers showcasing innovative products and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, a world-class education program, and the information you need to help sustain and grow your business. This show is also another great Las Vegas show, maybe the only place big enough for the indoor/outdoor requirements in February.
The Rental Show – February 7-10, 2010
This show features a wide range of products from heavy construction, light construction/general tool and party/special event products together on one floor, in one continuous hall. The show is also in Orlando,Fl for 2010 and I am just curious who provides all the rental party/special event products for the show.
Pumper & Cleaner Show – February 24-27,2010
In Louisville, Ky for 2010 this show is specific for professionals in septic system installation & service contractors, drain and sewer cleaning & repair contractors, portable restroom operators, industrial maintenance & cleaning contractors, municipal water & sewer system maintenance managers and other related professional.
The Wood Working Shows – January 15-17, 2010
This show really isn’t in the same league as these others; it’s a much smaller show that travels around the country all year long. It will be making a stop in Columbus, Ohio in about a week and I’m planning to attend. Check the website and see when it makes it to a town near you.
Obviously there are many more shows throughout the year worth attending however these are just a few in the next 2 months. If you can’t make it but are interested in a particular show I would encourage you to check out the websites. Many have interactive floor plans and a lot of details. Also specific trade publications will attend and do a good job covering the shows with articles and videos (see http://www.forconstructionpros.com/video/).
There have been some exciting products from Ridgid in 2009. The new microDRAIN and DVDpak have really changed the way many people do video inspection. The line trace feature on all the new monitors allows for easy location of the entire line.
At the www.ahrexpo.com on January 25-27 Ridgid will be announcing even more new products for 2010. Most of us are not going to be at the show but Ridgid still wants everyone to be a part of the excitement. If you visit their site you will see a countdown clock and email form to get the details sent to you on the 25th. Personally we have no idea what all is coming and what info will be available online on the 25th but we will definitely be checking it out in 27 days, 7 hours…
Unfortunately I don’t have any celebrity friends like David Letterman to do my top 10 list but these are some good gift ideas on Ohio Power Tool for anyone who loves power tools, ranging from $20-$299. Also all of the following items are eligible for the Free Shipping if part of an order over $99. Just use coupon code: TURKEY before December 7th. All these items are also currently in-stock but can’t promise they won’t run out by the holidays. Checkout the Holiday Specials Page for even more deals from Ohio Power Tool.
10. Hougen RotaCut Metal Drill Kit 11075 – $74
This hole cutter kit includes 7 different size metal drill bits from 5/16” – ¾” which are faster and last 10 times longer than standard twist drill bits. Ideal for any electrician, mechanic, HVAC, metal fabricator or anyone that does any work with metal. These bits work with standard chuck drills found in almost any toolbox.
9. Milwaukee Right Angle Drill Attachment 49-22-8510 – $49
This handy accessory can get you into very tight places and is compatible with any drill that can accept ¼” hex bits from 2.4V to 36V or corded drills. Ideal for driver bits, spade bits, ¼” hex drill bits and many other accessories.
8. Bosch DareDevil Spade Bit Set DSB5013P – $27
Every carpenter, remodeler, handyman or weekend warrior should have a good set of Spade Bits in the tool box but Bosch reinvented the spade bit with the new DareDevil bits. This is a great gift because even if they have some spade bits they will love to upgrade to these.
7. Ingersoll Rand Titanium ½” Impact Gun 2135TiMAX – $249
Probably the sexiest impact gun you could own. This titanium impact wrench is the lightest, toughest, most powerful tool on the market today. Any serious mechanic will love this gun.
6. Lincoln 18V PowerLuber Grease Gun 1844 – $267
Now a cordless grease gun is probably not going to be on most people’s wish lists however for many farmers, mechanics and other service pros this may be the ideal present to see under the tree. The brand spankin new 18V extends the battery life to be able to hand up to 8-10 tubes per battery. This alone can be a huge advantage when out in the field away from the charger.
Adding to its range of handheld inspection tools and accessories, RIDGID is pleased to announce the availability of the SeeSnake microEXPLORER Digital Adaptor 34953. Coupling the Digital Adaptor with the RIDGID microEXPLORER™ Digital Inspection Camera, you’ll immediately add digital image and video recording capabilities and a secondary playback screen to your existing drain inspection monitor. To use the system, simply plug the yellow RCA adaptor into the video out port on any SeeSnake or video out enabled monitor and plug the other end into the microEXPLORER camera and you are ready to take full advantage of recording digital images and video of your inspections.
– Eliminate the time it takes to rip and backup data files from VHS & DVD’s.
– Free up precious office space by eliminating VHS tapes and DVD’s.
– Easily capture and share inspections with customers and colleagues.
– Using the microEXPLORER alone, readily access and record inspections in out-of-pipe applications.
Checkout all the Ridgid Handheld Inspection equipment & accessories. For more information on the digital adaptor watch the video below.
Tired of your Flashlight dying while on the job? How about 3 times the run time. Bulbs are a pain to replace; how about 250 times the life span (50,000 hours). Ever dropped your flashlight and the bulb broke; how about a bulb that won’t break (or that is at least as strong as or stronger than the plastic housing it). One bulb (the last bulb you’ll ever need) to work with all M12, M18, V18, V28 & all 9.6-28V Milwaukee incandescent flashlights. Also works with most DeWalt, Bosch, Makita, Hitachi, Ridgid, Ryobi and other brands as well!
It’s all true for your current flashlight if you get the new LED upgrade kit from Milwaukee 49-81-0090. The cost for the upgraded LED bulb kit will be around $33 but could be worth it for all benefits it provides. With all the advantages and continuously cheaper LED bulbs hopefully it won’t be long until all work lights are LED. Probably never guessed your flashlight bulb would out live your children’s children did you?
The Upgrade to LED kit 49-81-0090 will be available soon on Ohio Power Tool category: Cordless Worklights.
It was announced several months ago Milwaukee was coming out with a full line of Test & Measurement Tools aimed directly at Electricians and HVAC/R guys. Some of the tools use the Milwaukee M12 batteries while others work off standard alkaline batteries. The launch was pushed pack slightly to ensure best possible quality and competitiveness but now it looks like Milwaukee is moving forward. With this new promotion you can pick up a Free Voltage Detector Work Light 2201-20 ($25) with the purchase of any of these Measuring Tools: Fork Meter 2205-20, Fork Meter HVAC/R 2206-20, Clamp Meter 2237-20, Clamp Meter HVAC/R 2236-20, Digital Multimeter 2217-20 & Laser Temp-Gun 2266-20.
The promotion is a Mail-In rebate (full details here) that runs from November 1 until March 31 next year so you have some time to take advantage. If you are interested in anything for Milwaukee including Tools, Parts or Repairs, Ohio Power Tool has your answer email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checkout the YouTube videos on some of these new products below:
Milwaukee Fork Meter
Milwaukee Clamp Meter
The much anticipated M18 Jobsite Radio 2790-20 has officially been announced and they solved all the problems with compatibility. Now all 12V-28V batteries from Milwaukee; M-series, V-series and NiCd will work to power this radio. But before you ask, no it doesn’t charge any of them. The weather sealed MP3 compartment will hold your iPod or other devices and keep them out of the rain. If you are concerned about durability they are made to the same standards as the M12 Radio 2590-20, checkout this YouTube that’s been working its way around.
The M18 Radio 2790-20 will be available soon but for more information on all Milwaukee M18 tools and accessories visit Ohio Power Tool. Read the full official Milwaukee Press Release below.