Author Archives: Jay Amstutz
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. (more…)
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The first Craftsmen tools finally arrive, and a great big tool cabinet gets reviewed by a tiny little man. We find out what Australians think of Hilti, and then we’re gonna give away a bucket of tools from OPT worth $400! It’s Friday December 7th, 2018! This is our CopTool Week In Review!
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Just announced at STAFDA last month we got a first look at the new Southwire Maxis XD1 Circuit Puller with 600 lbs pull / 1000 lbs peak pull force with ultra-portability. Shown with the Milwaukee M18 Hammer Drill 2804-22 ($299) NOT INCLUDED but works with about any professional 18V drill from Dewalt, Makita, Metabo, Bosch or any other pro brand. Price on this is around $1500 and will be available very soon, really the first of its kind and we think for some may be a very nice solution. (more…)
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Every year the jolly crew from Ohio Power Tool gather up 12 buckets full of tools and accessories and spread merriment and cheer all around, well at least to a dozen folks. This year is no exception and the fun is already underway. Enter to win here https://www.ohiopowertool.com/t-bucketsofchristmas.aspx also each day a new video will be posted with all the new prizes for that day’s Bucket. Entry will get you registered for that day and all the following days, with lots of bonus entries available. While all the buckets are full of great prizes we’ve been told there are some bigger prizes towards the end so stay tuned and check back each day! Don’t forget to share all the joy #12BucketsofChristmas
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We’ve seen digital angle finders before but we have really been impressed by the new Stabila Tech 700DA digital angle / miter finder levels. The 18” level 39018 and 32” level 039032 really hit a wide range of applications and both feature IP54 durability for jobsite toughness. Rich from Stabila shows us how this is a digital speed square, digital miter finder, digital bevel gauge and duel bubble level all in one package.
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Just announced Southwire will be launching 2 new digital multimeters that pack a lot of professional features at a very aggressive price. Starting with the manual ranging 10031S ($25) which is rated up to CAT III 300V, AC/DC, includes test leads and the same tough housing that can take a 6’ drop like all their other higher end units. The step up auto-ranging 10041N ($45) is rated up to CAT III 600V, similar features but adds non-contact AC detector, frequency, temperature and duty cycle. For professionals doing mostly residential these meters may check all the boxes. For commercial electricians where higher voltage and/or CAT IV is required clearly these meter are not going to be the right solution for you.
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For years we’ve battled bulky motors sticking out of the side of the miter saw and though why can’t they figure out how to get this thing out of the way completely. It just takes a Worm Drive and BOOM the motors way back there, which potentially more torque. The STAFDA launch was just a sneak preview this thing isn’t going to hit the shelves until April 2019 with a $579 price tag which makes it right up there with other premium miter saw options. It is very light for a 12″ at only 51 lbs and has all the bells & whistles you’d expect for that price. Check out SkilSaw on Ohio Power Tool, Pre-Sale options for the SPT88-01 will be available soon!
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Each year the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio selects several of the area’s top crews and projects for the BX Craftsmanship Awards. With so many amazing projects completed each year this is truly a difficult decision for the judges. The team at Ohio Power Tool could not be more honored to continue to sponsor these awards each year. The recognition of these hardworking tradesmen is just a small token for all they do to shape our cities!
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