Week In Review Ep. 142 | Festool and Sawstop Partner, New Milwaukee Quik-Lok & More

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Milwaukee M18 Quik-Lok Trimmer, Edger, Pole Saw

M18 FUEL Quick-Lok Trimmer
Over the past year we’ve seen a big move away from single use Outdoor Power Equipment trimmers, edgers and pole saws and a shift towards a single motor system with replicable heads. This is true for both residential use and professionals. It makes total sense, we’ve seen this work very well with other brands so for Milwaukee it’s no surprise they would take this next step. Launching closer to spring time, Pre-Sale up soon M18 FUEL OPE with Ohio Power Tool. This will not replace the existing string trimmer 2725-21HD ($299) or the Hedge Trimmer 2726-21HD ($329) but will be interested to see how these are all promoted as we get closer to April & May. For more info in the meantime here is the full Milwaukee Video & Press Release:

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its growing line of outdoor power equipment solutions with the versatile QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System. The new system is made up of multiple attachments including a string trimmer, edger, pole saw, and hedge trimmer. For the versatility to complete a wide range of applications, users can swap between attachments for use on the M18 FUEL™ Power Head. Powered by M18 FUEL™, the QUIK-LOK™ Attachment System utilizes the most advanced cordless technology to deliver best-in-class power and run-time for landscaping and trade professionals. The System also achieves instantaneous throttle response while being up to 2 pounds lighter than the other options on the market.    Continue reading

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Is Festool About to Demo a New Table Saw with Sawstop Technology?

A few hours ago, the Netherlands Festool Youtube account (youtube.com/FestoolNederland) posted a shot 20 second video featuring a small group of Festool employees preparing for a major Construction Fair, by using what looks like a Festsool Table Saw with Sawstop Safety technology, Hotdog test and all…

The description, as translated by Google, is as follows:

Our trainers are currently preparing for the Construction Fair so that they can answer any questions about the innovative SawStop technology. Experience the machine live at the construction fair from 4 to 8 February. Request your tickets here for free and win a KAPEX KS60 of € 774

The show they’re referring to is the BouwBeurs Construction Fair, that largest and most complete trade fair for executive construction, according to their website. The Fair is a bi-annual show that covers all facets of the construction industry.

This is the first time we’ve seen the Sawstop technology in a Festool tool since they were acquired by TTS (Festool’s parent company) back in 2017.

The video leaves us with more questions than answers at this point. We reached out to Festool for comment and will update this article with any new information we acquire.

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New Tools from Skil, Makita, Kobalt & Ryobi, Plus 2018 Awards – Coptool Week In Review

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Milwaukee & Dewalt Reviews, Tool Tales & Tall Grass – Coptool Week In Review

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On A Quest for the Perfect Flap Disc

Ceramic Hemp Flap Disc

When it comes to flap discs we have really seen a lot of improvements in recent years, on a never ending quest to find the perfect flap disc we might be pretty close. The new CS Unitec Plantex Sunfire Ceramic Flap Disc brings a lot of things together in a single package that can do a lot for a pretty reasonable price. For a Traditional Flap Wheel with 7/8” opening, commonly 40, 60 or 80 grit and fiberglass backing you’ll pay around $3 wheel. Still a terrific option but you’re not able to use the full wheel, messing around to change the wheel each time, potentially breathing in fiberglass dust, having to pick between a better finish or more aggressive material removal. Continue reading

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Dewalt 20V Max XR Brushless Jigsaw DCS334 | Should You Upgrade?

Dewalt’s DCS331 has been on the market since 2012, and over 6 years later, Dewalt has finally released a long-awaited upgrade. The DCS334 Jigsaw has arrived, and it’s engineered for the XR battery platform, offering a lot of new upgrades over the 331.

For many Dewalt fans, especially those who may be approaching year 7 on their original 20V MAX jigsaw, the question now is, “should I upgrade?”  Continue reading

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Tool Fights, Bat Suits, Drunk Chainsaws & More! This Is Your Coptool Week In Review 12/21/18

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Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Electrical Cable Stapler DCN701

Today we look at the DCN701, which is an all new Cordless Electrical Cable Stapler courtesy of Dewalt. This Stapler is built for residential wiring applications, primarily fastening Romex brand wires and cables. With the compact frame and lightweight design that make up this stapler, it is ideal for tight spaces. This tool also comes with a 20V MAX* Compact XR Lithium Ion Battery Pack, a staple holder, charger and manual.

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Week in Review Ep. 138 | Werner Ladders, Ridgid Yoga Mats and so much more!

The Coptool Week In Review – 12/14/18 – Episode 138
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