Upgrade all your Milwaukee NiCad Tools to Lithium Ion for $179

Have you been waiting to upgrade your old NiCad tools but don’t want to shell out a bunch of money to replace everything. How about $179? If you are currently using Milwaukee’s 18 volt NiCad tools which have been leading the industry for years now you can upgrade for cheap. $179 will get you two new V18 Milwaukee batteries and a universal charger which can charge either a new V18 battery or your old 18 volt NiCad battery in less than an hour. V18 Milwaukee Upgrade Package

Why upgrade to the Milwaukee V18 Lithium Ion Battery?

View all our Milwaukee Tools. If you have any questions feel free to contact the trained professionals at Ohio Power Tool.

At 8:35 PM | Posted in Automotive Tools, Construction Tools, Milwaukee | 3 Comments

Rotary Screw Compressor vs Reciprocating Air Compressor

Choosing a stationary air compressor for your facility can be a difficult decision. Some common questions you will need to answer are: Where will the compressor be located? How much room is required? What is the total budget? How much maintenance is required? How much air is used throughout the day? How much does that air requirement fluctuate? How much pressure or PSI is required? How much horsepower is needed? What are the electrical requirements? Are there any noise restrictions?  
The basic things to look at when comparing compressors are:

Horsepower – This is directly proportional to Cubic Feet per Minute CFM.
CFM – Cubic Feet Per Minute

PSI – Pounds per Square Inch must not exceed the requirements of pneumatic tools and equipment.
Tank Size – Size of the air reservoir is important for continuous operation and also determines the size of the overall compressor.
Dryers & After Coolers – Air treatment is important for removing moisture from compressors under heavy use.
Electrical Requirements – It is important to make sure your facility can handle the electrical requirements of the selected Compressor.   

When comparing reciprocal air compressors with rotary screw compressors you will see many advantages to choosing the screw compressor. They are more compact, operate quietly, built for continuous operation and typically see less maintenance. The down side is the initial costs are higher. When you compare a 5 HP reciprocating air compressor at $1807 with a 5 HP rotary screw compressor at $3688 do the advantages out weight the initial cost?

Reciprocation Air Compressors
Ingersoll Rand 2475N5 – 5 HP – 175 PSI – 16.8 CFM – $1807 – With Air Cooler $2337
Ingersoll Rand 2545E10V – 10 HP – 175 PSI – 35 CFM – $2410 – With Air Cooler $3519
Ingersoll Rand 7100E15V – 15 HP – 175 PSI – 50 CFM – $3217 – With Air Cooler $4792

Rotary Screw Air Compressor  
Chicago Pneumatic QRS5HP – 5 HP – 155 PSI – 16.6 CFM – $3688 With Dryer $4824
Chicago Pneumatic QRS10HP – 10 HP – 155 PSI – 30 CFM – $5732 With Dryer $7170
Chicago Pneumatic QRS15HP – 15 HP – 155 PSI – 45 CFM – $6684 With Dryer $8352

Each application is different, if you have any questions it is best to call or email one of our trained professionals and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. View more industrial air compressors and pneumatic tools at Ohio Power Tool.

At 10:40 PM | Posted in Air Compressors, Automotive Tools, Chicago Pneumatic, Ingersoll Rand | 7 Comments

Milwaukee 12V Micro Driver vs. Bosch 10.8V Pocker Driver

Later this month Milwaukee will release the new sub-compact 12V Lithium Ion Micro Driver (2401-22) which will compete directly with the extremely successful Bosch PS20 10.8V Lithium Ion Pocket Driver. How does the Milwaukee vs. Bosch comparison stack up? On paper the Milwaukee looks to have the advantage with 1.2V more power with equal price and charge time but we won’t know for sure until it comes out. Expect additional 12V lithium Ion tools from Milwaukee to follow hopefully in time for Christmas. The 12V Micro Driver 2401-22 should be available for sale on Ohio Power Tool within a week or two along with a new compact drill/driver V18 2601-22 which will weight only 3.5 lbs.

For more Bosch and Milwaukee tools visit Ohio Power Tool and let us help you find the right tool for the job.

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Steel Hawg – Carbide Tipped Annular Cutter from Milwaukee

The Steel Hawg® Milwaukee Annular Cutters were recently added to steel cutters on Ohio Power Tool. These carbide tipped steel drills offer a full 2 inch cutting depth which can be achieved with this style Milwaukee carbide tipped Steel Hawg® Annular Cutter. Like other cutters, these cutter removes material three times faster than twist drill bits and leaves a smooth, precision machined hole. They can be used on steel, stainless steel, cast iron or aluminum. A threaded back end allows the user to choose which style arbor fits their electro magnetic drill stand. These annular cutters are available in sizes up to an impressive 6 inch diameter.

Please visit Ohio Power Tool for more information on Milwaukee metal cutting saws, Milwaukee mag drills and all other Milwaukee tools and accessories.


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Bosch 10.8V Litheon Tools – These Ain’t No Kid Toys

litheon 10.8v

About a year ago Bosch Tools released their line of Litheon™ cordless tools.  The new line of power tools used lithium ion batteries which offer several advantages over traditional BLUECORE NiCad including more power, longer run time and consistent power during battery use. The 36v Bosch Brute tools were a no brainer, these were professional tools that addressed many issues for those who depended on their cordless tools to be working all day everyday.

But what about the line of 10.8V Litheon tools? Who are these tools for? Many people’s perception is these don’t look like serious tools, maybe something for the wife to hang pictures with… not the case. These are well built compact tools with serious power. The small size makes them much easier to carry and with perfect balance these are great to use in any position. The I-Driver PS10-2  has an even smaller profile and adjustable head for the hardest to reach spaces. The battery from the Pocket Driver™ PS20-2 last long enough to drive 100 3 inch screws and with a 30 minute charge time your second battery will be waiting for the next 100 screws.  

As for the power check out the Impactor Fastening Driver PS40-2 which proves 60% more torque that traditional 18v drill/drivers at 800 in. lbs. of torque. All that power from about 1/3 size and weight makes these tools serious work horses, just with a smaller size.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the professional staff at Ohio Power Tool and they will be happy to assist you in finding the right tool for the job.

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New 35 lbs Demolition Tool of Choice – Bosch 11335K

Bosch 11335 

Bosch has recently released a new 35lb Breaking Hammer which adds to their extensive line of demolition tools. The Bosch 11335K looks like traditional jack hammers but is incredible versatile. At 35 lbs and with multiple grip positions this tool is easy to operate in angled, horizontal or vertical applications.  Powered by a 1750 W motor and 34 ft lbs of impact force the 11335K has the highest removal rate in its class, up to 50% faster than most competition. Shock absorbing top handles have been added to reduce vibration up to 40% vs. competitors, providing uncompromising control and comfort for users.
A few additional Bosch demolition tools to consider would be Bosch SDS-Max 11245EVS which offers incredible breaking power in a compact design for heavy duty angled and horizontal applications. Another great breaker is the Bosch Bulldog 11255VSR is a Rotary Hammer Drill that offers a lot of demo tool for the price. Finally the Bosch Brute 11304, the standard in electric jack hammer equipment. Although this unit is rather heavy at 60+ lbs, limiting it to mostly vertical use, it plugs into any standard socket or generator which means it does not require a compressor. View full line of Bosch demolition hammers and breaking tools at Ohio Power Tool.

At 1:36 PM | Posted in Bosch, Construction Tools, Demolition Tools | Leave a comment

Metal Drilling with a Mag Drills – Hougen or Milwaukee

mag drill

There are many different models of portable magnetic drill presses available however Hougen’s line up shows some clear product advantages over the competition. In size, power, price and durability Hougen Mag Drills and their line of Rotabroach Annular Cutters are defiantly leaders in the industry.
The HMD925 may be one of the best Power Feed Drills on the market today. It weighs only 37 lbs, and is 16% lighter than competitive models. It has the capacity to drill holes to 1-1/4 diameter in power feed mode, up to 1-1/2 diameter in manual feed mode, and up to 2” deep using Rotabroach annular cutters.
Utilizing the latest developments in technology, the HMD925 incorporates smart circuitry, designed to monitor and automatically adjust the feed motor control, maintaining optimum performance throughout the cut while extending cutting tool life. The HMD925 comes complete with a coolant bottle and standard Hougen safety features. It’s also priced less then popular competitive models.
If size is a concern there is probably no better or more portable mag drill to consider than the HMD150. The big brother to the HMD115, The HMD150 is small, powerful, and a has a full 1" depth of cut. The HMD150 is a fabricator’s dream. It gets into tight spots with the low profile 7-13/16" height. Also it has the lift detection safety feature, eliminating safety switch adjustments. The HMD150 uses the Rotaloc PlusTM cutters from Hougen. They have a bayonet-style twist and lock shank for quick cutter changes. Rugged and full of power the HMD150 is great tool for construction and fabrication.
Milwaukee Tools also produces a line of portable magnetic drill presses that most closely rivals Hougen’s excellent line of products. While Milwaukee does not focus primarily on Metal Cutting as Hougen does, they do product a superior product when compared to the rest of the competition.  
If you have any questions or would like to check out other portable magnetic drills available please visit www.OhioPowerTool.com and our expert staff would be more than happy to assist you. Don’t forget to ask about our wide variety of annular cutters, we will be happy to help you find the right tool for the job.


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LEED Certified & Green Buildings: Sooner Rather Than Later

 Green Building

A very popular topic in the news recently has been environmentally friendly buildings and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for not only new buildings but existing buildings as well.
As more media attention is focused on these efforts a common question for almost any new build will be “Is it a green building?” and/or “Is it LEED certified?” As a large supplier of tools and equipment for the construction industry we are beginning to see what is coming down the pipe. As companies, especially the very public ones, build new spaces they are going to demand the construction be “Green” enough to meet the minimum LEED certification and they are going to want it at little or no additional costs. It is going to be increasingly important for builders and suppliers like us to be ever more conscious of this trend.
From our dealings with industry leaders it is clear not all LEED Certified Green Buildings are radically different from those constructed in past years. While some Platinum level buildings support solar panel roofs and wind turbines this is not required to obtain LEED certified status.
Many of the green products and materials are prices similar that of other products and work just as well. A good example of this would be switching cleaning and sanitation products to earn up to 13 LEED points in existing buildings. Visit Clean Innovations to learn more on that.    

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Ingersoll Rand – Mini Tools

 IR Mini Air Tools

The Ingersoll Rand family of mini air tools perfectly complements its existing lineup of full-size automotive maintenance and repair tools to provide you with a complete solution for all your jobs, big and small. Whether you’re working in tight spaces or doing finely detailed finish work, our mini tools deliver the power, versatility, and durability you want, in a conveniently smaller size.

This new line of tools is perfect addition for any garage whether a professional mechanic or working in your garage at home. There is a full line of these small but powerful new tools including:

3103K Mini Surface Prep Grinder Kit – Ideal for removing rust, surface deposits and welds in areas it may be hard to reach with a traditional grinder
3128K Mini Random Orbital Sander Kit – Works as good as any normal orbital sander but in a more compact design
3129K Mini Polisher Kit – Buff and polish metal, paint or plastic to a high gloss finish
2101K Mini 1/4" Impact Wrench Kit – Powerful Impact Wrench able to deliver 50 ft-lb of torque, this tool packs a lot of punch for its size.
7804K Mini 1/4" Drill/Driver Kit – Five vane motor delivers smooth but robust power to where you need it most.   

These mini air tools are exactly what you are looking for and each come with a complete kit which include all necessary attachments to get started. To learn more about any Ingersoll Rand Tools visit Ohio Power Tool and talk to the experts.

At 4:12 PM | Posted in Automotive Tools, Ingersoll Rand | Leave a comment

Mityvac Product Line Acquired by Lincoln

Lincoln recently completed the acquisition of the Mityvac line of vacuum/pressure pumps, specialty tools and accessories for the automotive industry. The product line was acquired from San Antonio, Texas-based Prism Enterprises LP.

Mityvac products are used to diagnose problems and measure the effectiveness of many of the systems in automobiles and other engine-driven devices. Products acquired by Lincoln include: Mityvac Vacuum Pump; Silverlineñ and Silverline Plus Automotive Kits and Vacuum Pump; Universal Cooling System Test and Retrofit Kits and Radiator Adapter; AirEvac; and Ignition Trak.

Other products are: the Fluid Evacuator and Fluid Evacuator Brake Bleeding Accessories Kit; Fluid Transfer Pump Kit; Hydraulic Injection System Shooter; Brake Hose Clamp; Vacuum Gauge/Fuel Pump Tester; Fuel Injection Pressure Test Kit; Compression Test Kit; and Stem Compression Tester.

"Lincoln is pleased to add the Mityvac product line to our extensive product offering," said Lincoln President Mark Schroepfer. "These unique products are a natural fit with our existing products for the professional mechanic, auto repair shops and the skilled do-it-yourself individual. With this acquisition, two well-regarded brands ø Lincoln and Mityvac ø have been brought together under one management team."

Specials on Mityvac & Lincoln Lube Products

Select items from both lines of products will feature free gift card of $5-50 with purchase. The gift cards can be selected from any of the following stores: Applebee’s, Starbucks, Best Buy, Bass Pro Shop and several others. This deal is good thru June 30, 2007. For more information please visit www.ohiopowertool.com.



At 6:35 PM | Posted in Automotive Tools, Lincoln, Mityvac | Leave a comment