Bosch DareDevil Spade Bits

We continued to be amazed at the incredible amount of product development coming from Bosch Accessories. These guys are systematically reinventing all the basic accessories we use everyday and coming out with some really cool new products.

Recently the Bosch Big Blue Team spent the day at Ohio Power Tool and one of the new products that really impressed a lot of people were the DareDevil Spade Bits. Most people don’t think about their spade bits that much and just buy whatever is cheapest at the local big box. The new Bosch spade bits however are almost like a different tool. The DareDevil bit pulls itself through wood without any effort at all which really makes repetitive drilling significantly easier especially at an angle or overhead.

The key to this performance is the patented design of the bit itself.  Many of the other wood drilling products come with a threaded tip for fast smooth feeding. A first for spades, Bosch has incorporated a full cone threaded tip, which has increased not only the speed of the bit, but also the ease of drilling. 

Another patented feature of the DareDevil is the contoured paddle.  This wave-like shape speeds up chip removal, adding to the speed of the bit.  The combination of these two features creates astonishing results.  In independent testing, the DareDevil was 2.4x faster and required 53% less force than the Irwin Blue Groove*. 

It doesn’t end there. While spade bits are not expected to produce anything beyond average hole quality, the DareDevil is not your average spade bit.  The patented spur and reamer design is unique in that it not only scores the wood for a clean entry hole, but also has angled cutting edges that ream the hole for reduced breakout, leaving a cleaner exit hole than any competitive bit.

Ohio Power Tool has the individual DareDevil Bits in-stock with full kits coming in the next few weeks. Watch the YouTube video below and see how much easier the DareDevil goes through wood than the Irwin Blue Groove, the most popular spade bit prior to the Bosch DareDevil launch.


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Ingersoll Rand Air Impact Wrenches – Free Socket Sets

Ingersoll Rand is one of the most popular brands of choice when it comes to Air Impact Wrenches. The IR tools are built to stand up to professional daily duty and if you depend on these tools everyday I would think it might be hard to look past the Ingersoll Rand tools for a second rate product off the back of a truck. Ohio Power Tool is making the decision easy to buy the best by offering extremely low prices in addition to giving a full socket set away with some of the most popular IR impact tools.

1” Impact 285B-6 – $449 – Free Socket Set: SK8C5T ($76)
¾” Impact 2141 – $419 – Free Socket Set: SK6H8 ($61)
½” Impact 2135TiMax – $249 – Free Socket Set: SK4H13 ($30)
3/8” Impact 2115TiMax – $219 – Free Socket Set: SK3H8 ($14)

19.2V IQv – ½” Impact W360-LSP – $359 – Free Socket Set: SK4H13 ($30)
14.4V IQv – 3/8” Impact IQV144K – 398 – Free Socket Set: SK3H8 ($14)   


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New Bosch Fiber Cement Saw Blades

Recently Bosch has introduced 2 new circular saw blades specifically designed for cutting fiber cement siding and backerboard. The CB704FC & CB706FC blades are specifically designed for cutting through this tough material and also to keep dust to a minimum. One of the most common problems working with fiber cement products is the large amount of dust produced when making cuts. To combat the problem other companies have actually produced saws with vacuum attachments. This is a good solution but pricy and you end up with more tools on the job.

The new Bosch Fiber Cement Blades are much more cost effective and do a significantly better job at reducing dust when compared to traditional blades. The new blades feature less contact points and deep gullets to divert the dust. You can see in the video below the dust in a well ventilated area is kept to a minimum.       

CB704FC – $50.40
4 Diamond Impregnated Carbide Teeth
Extra Long Life

CB706FC – $11.65
6 C4 Carbide Teeth
Long Life

“Professionals who cut single sheets have been looking for a cost-effective blade that can meet the rigorous demands of cutting these dense materials affordably and productively,” states Jon Howell, Product Manager, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories. “Almost everyone has a circular saw so users don’t have to buy any new equipment.”


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New Hougen HMD904 Mag Drills

Hougen was the first company to develop and patent the Magnetic Drill back in 1976. Since then there have been many improvements made to the original design but Hougen has remained a leader in the magnetic drill industry. The model HMD904 has been one of the most popular mag drills for many years because of its light weight design, significant power and durability. Not to long ago the HMD904S with swivel base was introduced which allowed for slight adjustments after the magnet had been activated.

Now you have two new options for the HMD904 which are the HMD904C ($899.95), which is the basic 904 model with the 16oz coolant tank and fittings. The second option is the Fabricators Kit HMD904K ($1,188) which includes the HMD904C, ½” Jacobs Chuck with adaptor and 12002 Rotabroach Cutter Kit. The fabricators kit provides the basic set up with several Rotabroach sizes to get started but with the chuck the mag drill can also use regular twist drill bits.

The 16 oz coolant tank is also available as an add-on option for existing HMD904 mag drills as HOU05548 (Hex Arbor) & HOU05087 (Spindle Arbor). Call Ohio Power Tool at 800-242-4424 if you need as order any Hougen parts or accessories.


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Free 12V Max Bosch PS20-2A Pocket Driver

For a limited time at Ohio Power Tool you will receive a free PS20-2A ($119) with any Bosch purchase over $1000. Yes these are brand new 12V Max PS20 tools with increased power, not the 10.8V version. All the tools are brand new, not reconditioned and will ship with the order, no mail-in rebates. The PS20-2A kit includes the 12V Pocket Driver, charger, 2 lithium batteries & carrying case. This offer is good for all US and international customers.

The PS20-2A is an incredibly handy and popular tool which has found a huge following in many different industries. The first generation PS20 was a revolutionary product when it was released (see Milwaukee vs Bosch). The tool could do many of the jobs of other 14.4v & 18v tools had done but with half the size and weight. The new second generation 12V Max version features even more power and improved design. The Bosch 12V Max tools can also use the 10.8V batteries and chargers. With the recent addition of the PS30 3/8” Drill/Driver & PS50 Multi-X tool the 12V line of tools is now much more complete.

Get shopping for your new Bosch Tools


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Milwaukee M12 & M18 Tools – In-Stock Now!

The wait is over on almost all the Milwaukee M12 & M18 tools. M12 Hackzall, M12 Copper Cutter, M18 Hammer Drill w/Free impact, M18 Combo Kits and most everything else has arrived in the past few days at Ohio Power Tool. If you had a pre-order you may have already received your tools as some of the new stuff went out as early as last week. For those of you who didn’t order from Ohio Power Tool I’m sure you won’t have to wait that much longer for your new Milwaukee Tools.   



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Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools


Put down the tiny kitchen knife; move the kids a few feet back and this year take the Sawzall to a couple hundred pound pumpkin it took 2 of you to load in the truck. It probably won’t turn out that pretty but it’ll be much more fun than last year. Below is a video from the DIY Network on Pumpkin Carving with power tools.



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Power Team Railroad & Heavy Equipment Power Jacks


Well know for their large hydraulic equipment Power Team has built portable high tonnage jacks specific for lifting rail cars and heavy equipment. The jacks range from 60 to 200 tons and are powered by air or electric. There are several different options such as pumps, height, tonnage, remote control and other features that can be customized but most commonly units are ordered in pre-configured arrangements. Some times known as power risers or power lifts the portable lifts are easy to maneuver around while still capable of lifts incredible amounts of weight.


Models PLE6014 & PLA6014 are specifically built as “Railroad Edition” models for maintenance on locomotives and railcars. The jacks come equipped with extensions to match most applications with up to a maximum lifting height of 70”. Both units also feature 20 ft remote controls, adjustable handle, foam filled tires and patented lowering valves for smooth, safe lowering. The main difference is the PLE6014 is powered by 1-1/8 HP 110/115 VAC using 25 amps of electric power. The PLA6014 is powered by a rotary air pump which uses 50 CFM at 80 psi.



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Tent Sale & Tool Expo – October 22nd

For those of you that might be in or around Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, October 22nd I would like to invite you to Ohio Power Tool for the Annual Tent Sale & Tool Expo. This year it’s a little later than usual so it would correspond with the launch of so many new lines of tools including: Milwaukee M12, Milwaukee M18, Bosch 12V Max, Bosch 18V Lithium, Ridgid Explorer & New Seesnakes, plus many other exciting product. All of these new tools will be at the show ready for you to demo, so if you want to try out the new Dremel Multi-Max or anything else come on down. Each vendor will be there in full force including the Bosch Big Blue Trailer. Milwaukee, Ingersoll Rand, Ridgid, Chicago Pneumatic, Hougen, Power Team and many others will have tents and tables set up as well. The event runs from 10:00am – 5:00pm or when people finally leave.

This is a great event for any one buying tools or just wanting to test out the new tools! Ohio Power Tool, already known for low internet competitive pricing, really blows it out for the tent sale. Lots of existing products are discounted for that day in addition to overall discounts given on all in-store orders. On top of the Ohio Power Tool discounts the vendors on hand have even more discounts in the form of promotions, instant rebates, free tools, tool trade-ins, etc. For instance, Bosch is offering $75 trade-in on any 18 volt, working or not, to upgrade to their new 18v lithium. That would put the new Bosch 18V compact drill at $129 and on top of that you would still get off an additional discount from Ohio Power Tool.

I’m sounding like a used car salesman now but it is definitely worth checking out if you want to get some really good deals on power tools or just get your hands on some of the new tools.      


At 12:12 PM | Posted in Atlas Copco, Bosch, Chicago Pneumatic, Dremel, Hein Werner, Hougen, Ingersoll Rand, Irwin, Kett Tools, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Mityvac, Power Team, Ridgid, Simplex, Tanaka, Top Deals, Wright Tool | Leave a comment

Bosch Jigsaw Blades – Extra Clean for Wood T308B

Typically I wouldn’t get that excited about a new jigsaw blade however the T308B is worth a little notoriety. Why? Basically it makes a really nice clean cut in wood. After you use them once it will seem so simple and you will wonder why all the jigsaw blades wouldn’t be made like the Bosch. For only a few cents per blade extra it’s far and away the obvious choice over any other jigsaw blade I’ve ever used on wood.  

Bosch’s patented tooth design allows the blade to cut on both the up and down strokes as opposed to most blades that cut on either the upstroke or down stroke. This dual cutting action leaves a cleaner finished surface and eliminates the need to cut from the bottom or flip the material taking a lot of guesswork out of the process.

“Most woodworkers think of a jigsaw as a rough cut that requires further finishing work on the piece. But, with this blade, these steps can be eliminated” states Mike DeMaira, Product Manager for Jigsaw Blades.

The 12-TPI blade has precision ground scalpel and pointed teeth. The scalpel teeth produce the cleaner cut on the bottom of the surface while the pointed teeth from the shank to the middle of the blade provide the cut for the top surface. The 4-1/2” blade increases productivity by allowing users to cut a greater number of materials such as hard and soft woods, MDF, melamine, plywood, and laminated particle board.

The Extra Clean for Wood blade is ideally suited for fine woodworkers, cabinet producers, or custom remodelers who need to ensure that the first cut is the best cut.

Ohio Power Tool carries a wide range of jigsaw blades for all varieties of materials including different metals, ceramic, laminates, wood and any thing else you might need to cut. If you are looking for a new fine cut saw, Bosch makes some excellent jigsaws and flush-cut saws.

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