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Safe Cracking with Milwaukee Carbide Torch & Carbide HoleDozer

Carbide Sawzall Blades

We just received this Milwaukee PACKOUT sample case and challenge to use the accessories to do the #CarbideGaunet. While drilling through some nail embedded wood or rebar a few hundred time sounds like fun we really wanted to see if these could handle something a little more challenging, like getting into a safe! Certainly those have to be tough right, are these new accessories tough enough to drill thought the locking mechanism or cut through the entire safe?

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Dust Extractor Testing – Tool Box Buzz, Pro Tool Reviews, Coptool

2017 hepa vacuums

Towards the end of last year when the OSHA silica rules were going into effect we were getting lots of questions about dust extractors specific to Silica, how they are each viewed under OSHA’s Table 1 standards and of course how each performed head to head. At the time there were no head-to-heads out there on these vacs so the Coptool Team got on the case to put together a basic Vacuum Head-to-Head to help users gain more information.

Since our video first aired several manufacturers have made updates to their products with lower prices and/or included HEPA filters which is awesome news for everyone! Also two of our tool reviewing hero’s Pro Tool Reviews and Tool Box Buzz jumped on the case to do their own vacuum comparisons, with some great testing rigs and pointed out some additional information that we might have glossed over. We really think both of these groups do top notch tool test, Clint’s team at Pro Tool Review is always very detailed and Rob’s Crew are mostly professional contractors with some great insights.  (more…)

At 5:31 PM | Posted in Bosch, CS Unitec, DeWalt Tools, Fein Tools, Festool, Hitli Tools, Makita Tools, Metabo Tools, Milwaukee | Leave a comment

Milwaukee Work Performance Gloves

As the band Spinal Tap once famously said, “smell the glove…” One whiff of these Milwaukee Work Performance Gloves, and you can smell ultimate durability and all-day comfort. The high-quality gloves are ready for 2018 with “Smartswipe” fingertips, knuckles and palms designed to allow the use of touch screens, and high dexterity fingertips to provide precision when handling small objects. (more…)

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Milwaukee #whipyourpackout Giveaway from Ohio Power Tool

If you haven’t already noticed, Ohio Power Tool has launched a giveaway last week entitled with the hashtag #whipyourpackout. Since this giveaway posted, we’ve seen some awesome pictures of Milwaukee PACKOUTS and other ways people stay organized. Pictures and stories keep rolling in! I’ve compiled a few I’ve found on the Ohio Power Tool Facebook page and posted below. Enter to win special edition PACKOUTS Kits with M18 Tools inside 2796-22PO ($499 value)2897-22PO ($399 value) along with several other great PACKOUT prizes!   (more…)

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Is the Tool Belt Dead?

Construction Workers

When I was younger all the dads had a mustache, they drank Budweiser and pretty much all had the same leather tool belt. Today there are a lot of options for carrying your tools with you no matter what your trade. The Tool Belt is not dead yet, it’s still the staple for keeping tools close at hand but they have certainly evolved and there are now lots and lots of other options, from tool vests, tool aprons, tool backpacks and much more!

Ergodyne recently launched their tool aprons, the most popular version 22 Pocket Canvas Apron 5704 ($23) abrasion resistant, pocket for everything and it distributes the weight much better than your standard similarly priced tool belt. (more…)

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Top 10 Power Tool Innovations of 2017

It was actually pretty hard to narrow it down to just 10 as we saw a lot of innovations this year from many many manufacturers. We are sticking with tools that actually hit the shelves and were used by professionals in 2017, not launched at a trade show but won’t be here until 2018 or later. We are just going to do a quick rundown of each as well as talk a little at the end for hopes for this year’s (2018) tool innovations.

Milwaukee Modular Storage

10. Milwaukee PACKOUT Storage System – While storage solutions are nothing new for professional tool brands we do think the PACKOUT system has really changed the game and set the bar much higher for these systems. Much more tough and rugged than other popular systems from Dewalt, Ridgid and even Festool Systainer. The demand has been crazy with back orders possibly out until February. How is this a “Power Tool” innovation? We have seen some M12 FUEL Tools packed into the small PACKOUT already, M18 FUEL will be coming in Larger PACKOUTS very soon at aggressive pricing. Will it change the way we buy and store Power Tools? We have just 1 request for Milwaukee, please make an addition to the lineup with a Roller Cooler. Coptool Post on PACKOUT (more…)

At 10:19 AM | Posted in DeWalt Tools, Diamond Products, Makita Tools, Metabo Tools, Milwaukee | 1 Comment

Milwaukee Tools 2017 Holidays for the PROs

Each year we work to cut through the holiday hype and find the tool deals for professional! There are plenty of promotions out there for $99 cordless drill kit, they have their place but there are also some great deals to be had for professional tools as well from the top brands, today we are just looking at Milwaukee Tools (other brands coming very soon)!

Milwaukee Holidays 2017

One of the Big Deals this season is for FREE Tools, 2 Tool FUEL Combo Kits (2897-22 or 2796-22) as well as the M18 FUEL Miter Saw 10” 2734-21HD and you get your choice of a Free FUEL Tool: M18 Grinder 2780-20, M18 Mid-Torque Impact 2861-20, M18 7-1/4” Circ Saw 2731-20, M18 9.0Ah Battery 48-11-1890,
M18 Rocket Light 2130-20 or a M18 Sawzall 2720-20 which is the most common choice at a $199 value. (more…)

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Hackzall 2719-21, Finally Here!

M18 FUEL Hackzall

For several years now people have been asking us, when are we going to get a FUEL brushless version of the M18 Hackzall one-handed reciprocating saw. Finally we can say it has arrived, well at least the kit version 2719-21 ($249), hopefully the bare tool version 2719-20 ($149) to follow by the time you read this post. The new saw has more power, more runtime, smaller footprint and less vibration making it pretty much everything we’ve been looking for in a compact recip saw!

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Milwaukee RedLithium USB Lights & Battery System

Milwaukee RedLithiumUSB

Just hitting the streets recently Milwaukee has 3 new LED personal light solutions using the new REDLITHIUM USB battery platform. We saw these light first at the New Product Symposium (#NPS17) and they have been in very high demand for pre-sales. The 3 options include a 475 lumen Hard Hat Light 2111-21 ($59), 445 Lumen Rover Flood Light 2112-21 ($59) and a waterproof 700 lumen flashlight 2110-21 ($69). These are just the first of what we are guessing will be many new tools for the REDLITHIUM USB platform.


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2017 Vacuum Comparison Test, OSHA Silica Table 1

Vacuums Comparison Testing

*** Important to note we are not testing if these vacs meet the OSHA Standards, we are only testing usability & performance. We are relying on the manufacturer testing to be accurate in that all 6 competitors do meet the standards!

The new OSHA Silica Standard is officially now a finable offense, having been in effect for over a year already they were not issuing fines before September 23rd, 2017, that has now changed. We have previous covered several topics related to this new standard including What is OSHA Silica Standard, what are steps can you take for your Company Silica Assessments and what is the Difference between Table 1 vs Objective Data testing. This topic is huge and worker safety is extremely important which we could never cover it all but we did want to take a deeper dive into what is one of the most important components, the Dust Extraction Vacuums used as the center piece for many of engineered controls.

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At 4:50 PM | Posted in Bosch, Construction Tools, CS Unitec, Demolition Tools, Makita Tools, Metabo Tools, Milwaukee, Safety Equipment | 5 Comments