The Southwire SIMpull Flange is a heavy duty solution to haul those big wooden reels around the jobsite and safely allows one person to turn a wooden reel up to 34 in. and 2000 lbs. The Self-Contained Chocks eliminate the need for heavy duty jacks too. All you need is a drill and you’re all set to pull! Continue reading →
We’re STILL sorting through all of the content we’ve obtained from NPS18! The presentation above is an overview of New lineman tools, Lineman’s Pliers, Hawk Bill Knives, Cutters, Utility Bucket Storage, Tool Bags and other Storage Solutions specifically geared towards Linesman. Continue reading →
It’s our 20th episode and going strong! This week, RR Builders reviews the M18 Super Sawzall, we take a look at a Milwaukee custom pistol and ToolCrave shows off an historic Hammer Drill! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 120.
I’ve been patiently waiting since NPS18 to get my hands on this. I’m the guy that uses a Grinder to cut everything. I rarely use a Grinder for what it’s intended for, which is, well, grinding. This 3″ Cut Off Tool from Milwaukee is a perfect addition to my toolbox. It’s compact design and rubber gripped handle make for perfect one-hand operation. Continue reading →
If you’re just about to buy a $1200 cordless 10 tool combo kit from Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, etc for $137 bucks online and you think wow this deal is too good to be true!!! Trust that voice in your head and do a little research. Popup websites selling tools super cheap are coming up faster than wack-a-moles and blasting social media with links to the sites. (We don’t know the Youtuber below but he makes a video almost everyday on all these different SCAM websites that pop up)
We’d had a few opportunities to run the Makita 9” cordless grinder 18Vx2 LXT XAG13PT1 ($419), both in metal cutting applications as well as in concrete cutting and concrete grinding applications. It has done fairly well for cordless grinder, very close to a large corded grinder. Milwaukee has now launched its own 9” cordless grinder in the 2785-21HD ($399) but with only 18V we look to see if it can keep up with Makita’s 36V grinder.
There is also a 3rd option for cordless 9” grinders worth mentioning in the Metabo WPB 36-18 LXT BL($699, bare) which is a nice tool however at double the price, once batteries are factored, this puts is pretty far out of range when compared to the other two. Continue reading →
Fall protection equipment is an essential part of any jobsite when it comes to working at heights. Crazy to imagine 11 people died building the Golden Gate Bridge and that was celebrated as a huge safety accomplishment. In the 1930’s the rule of thumb was 1 death per $1 million of project cost, at $35 million total the expectation was 35 people might die to get the job done (history.com). Today thankfully 1 death is too many when it comes to preventable injuries and as we learn more the technology improves. Leading Edge technology for SRLs is where many companies are headed to keep workers safe. Continue reading →
This week, We analyze the weirdest tool comparison video ever, He-Man teaches us how to buy a Router & Ryobi makes it cheaper for you to get robbed! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 119.
One of the most anticipated new tools to come out of the Milwaukee NPS this year was the M18 Fuel Cordless Tablesaw, running on Milwaukee’s new 12.0Ah HD batteries. A few weeks ago we got our hands on the saw, and immediately brought it over to AJ Delancey at AD Enterprises. We asked AJ to put the saw to work on the job site so we could get some real world feedback. Continue reading →
The biggest thing to happen to Air Impact Wrenches over the past few years has been the stubby! We’ve seen the top air tool lines from IR, CP and other launch these compact tools with big success but nothing in a cordless versions, Until Now! Welcome the M12 FUEL Stubby Impact Wrenches in 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2″ versions. Super compact size at 5.1” with impressive torque at 250 ft-lbs, these are going to lead to even less air hoses on the shop floor.
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