Milwaukee Introduces Slim Profile Ratchets & Wrench-Compatible Sockets | Available July 2018

Attention Mechanics! Milwaukee is expanding their line of Mechanic hand tools. Already in the lineup are Combination Wrenches, Ratcheting Combination Wrenches, Pry Bars, and Hook & Pick Sets! The new Slim Profile Ratchet and Sockets were introduced at the Milwaukee NPS18 event and they’ll make a nice addition to your tool box. Even though Ratchets and sockets are a core hand tool for automotive technicians, all the electricians, mechanical contractors, and other core users could use a set as well!  Continue reading

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Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C & GLM400CL Laser Measure | A Visible Approach To Measuring

When measuring/laying out a job site, how often do you wish for a cloudy day? Sometimes, you don’t hope for anything and just measure early in the morning or later in the evening. Either way, we can agree that the sun, laser measuring and our eyes don’t get along as well as we need them to. Introducing the Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C w/ Viewfinder & GLM400CL w/ CameraContinue reading

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Makita OPE Multi-Head Couple-Shaft – MM4 Gas or 36V Cordless

When it comes to Outdoor Power Equipment there are a lot of tools you might need for the job, from string trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pole saws, etc. All require very similar power so why not make a simple professional high quality system where you can quickly and easily change the attachment heads. The Makita Couple-Shaft OPE Multi-Head System does exactly that but goes 1 step further, you can also choose your power heads, either a 18Vx2 (36 Volt) cordless XUX01 or a MM4 (4-Stroke) gas powered EX2650LH option. This whole system is designed for PROs and does a nice job to bridge the gap of going cordless.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide, Plus Free Shipping | Ohio Power Tool

I’m sure you’re aware of what day it is next weekend. Disregarding what my wife says, I feel it’s the most important day of the year! If you’re getting a gift for Dad (or yourself), Ohio Power Tool created a Gift Guide to help find that perfect gift.

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Bosch GHO12V-08N 12V Max Planer | Great Design w/ Impressive Speed

Following the just recently announced Palm Edge Router, Bosch announces the 12V Max Planer GHO12V-08N to the US. This light weight Planer fully intends to replace your hand planer. The brushless motor clocking in at 14,500 RPM and battery providing up to 33 ft. of 1 in. wide hardwood per amp hour, this Planer would make a fine replacement.  Continue reading

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RIDGID | Words of Wisdom Contest

As Father’s Month approaches (yes, we deserve a whole month, ladies), we have at least one quote we’ve heard from our Father’s, Guardian’s, or even the old man on the job site that refuses to retire. These quotes are passed down generations as many of them are strong words to live by.

RIDGID is holding a fun contest entitled “Words of Wisdom” on their Facebook page. They’re setting out to hand select the very best “dad-ism” there is.

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Bosch GKF12V-25 12V Max Palm Edge Router | Professional Edging At Your Finger Tips

Germany and UK had a turn, it’s time for the U.S to get their palms on it. Introducing the Bosch 12V Max Palm Edge Router GKF12V-25 ($159)! This lightweight, ergonomic router offers 13,000 RPM, great run time and consistent performance.

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The M18 FUEL 7-1/4″ Circular Saw (2732-21HD) 12.0Ah | Cut The Cord (figuratively, please)

I’ll say it up front, and I’m sorry if you don’t agree. A circular saw is meant to be cordless. Milwaukee Tool is pushing to “cut the cord” with the new 12.0 Ah batteries. Available this July for only $399, the M18 7-1/4″ Circ Saw Kit with the POWERSTATE brushless motor provides 5,800RPM and offers up to 750 cuts per charge.  Continue reading

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The Never Ending Journey of The Auto Hammer

Michael Young – This young man, motivated by innovation, designed a framing hammer solution that firmly sits between your traditional hammer and nail gunContinue reading

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Can Milwaukee M18 Chain Saw 2727-21HD Replace Gas?

Launching very soon, July 2018, the Milwaukee M18 FUEL 16” Chain Saw 2727-21HD ($399) will be hitting the streets with the new 12.0Ah High Output batteries. The big question on everyone’s mind seems to be can this 18V cordless chain saw beat 36V, 40V, 54V, 60V, 80V but most importantly gas saws? Sure everyone would love to stop messing with gas engines and use a simple battery but a few important things have hindered them taking over the market. Most importantly Power, Price & Runtime! Milwaukee is not first to market here with a cordless chain saw that uses a tool battery but believe they can now address all 3 of these concerns. Continue reading

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