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Category Archives: Milwaukee
This holiday season give the gift that keeps on giving, Power Tools. When it comes to power tools the most popular gifts and probably the most fun are cordless power tools. Cordless power tools are however a tricky gift to give. Many people are very loyal to their favorite line of tools (i.e. Bosch, Milwaukee, etc) and it’s not always the cheapest option on the list. Also there are a lot of discount cordless tools you can pick up next to the checkout at any big box home improvement store which aren’t even worth the plastic they are made of. Seriously be careful some cheap cordless saws can only make 3-5 full powered cuts on a charge? Who know why they even make these things other than to trick uninformed buyers. You would be much better off giving a nice quality corded model that will last for years. Power Tools are not like that store brand cereal that’s almost the same as your Lucky Charms you can buy for half the price.
Cordless drills are a safer bet as they normally hold a charge a little longer, but again don’t go cheap. There are several models of compact cordless drills that are relatively inexpensive, are very compact (i.e. Bosch Pocket Driver or Milwaukee Micro Driver)and hold a charge much longer than the discount brands. If you want to give a quality cordless tool gift at a low price this would be the way to go. If you have a little larger budget there are great deals on multiple tools and combo kits.
Visit Ohio Power Tool to see their top 12 holiday gift ideas as well as all the other thousands of tools they supply.
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Below are the top 7 new tools of the year. Obviously everyone will have their own opinions but this is an overall composition of our opinions with customer reviews and insight.
1. Ridgid SeeSnake Micro – The SeeSnake Micro is not like any other tool you have in your garage. It’s a 3 foot long waterproof snaking camera with a light on the end. With it you can look into walls, ducts, heating & cooling units, engines, pipes, drains and any other confined space. Additional 3 foot extensions are also available. It would be nice if in the future you could take some kind of picture with this but that’s about my biggest complaint. This is a very handy tool and has a wide variety of uses. More than anything it is really just lots of fun to play with.
2. Bosch Breaker 11335K – The 11335K Breaker Hammer is the newest Bosch electric demolition tool. This is a great addition to the existing arsenal of SDS-Max hammer drills & Bosch Brute tools. At only 35 lbs. this jack hammer is very versatile with vertical, angled or horizontal positioning. I had to make this one of the top tools of the year because who doesn’t feel like a bad ass using a jack hammer horizontally? Like Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall.
3. IR Mini Air Tools – Ok so this is really a whole line of air tools but I was having trouble picking just one of these new Ingersoll Rand tools and they are pretty cheap so buying the whole line is still very reasonable. These are great tools all around, perfect for home user or professionals looking for compact tools to fit into those hard to reach places. Mini Grinder – Mini Drill/Driver – Mini Sander – Mini Polisher
4. Milwaukee V18 Battery – How can a Battery be one of the top new tools for 2007? It is because the V18 Lithium Ion battery works with all your previous Milwaukee 18 volt Ni-Cad tools. If you already have several 18 volt tools or a combo kit you can upgrade to Lithium Ion for $179 (see previous article). Additionally the charger still charges your old batteries so you can use them as back ups.
5. IQv Cordless Impact – Ingersoll Rand’s new line of IQv cordless tools is pretty impressive. Everyone knows IR as the trusted name for air tools and especially impact wrenches but not necessarily electric or cordless tools. The IQv line really had some big shoes to fill and I think they did an excellent job. You have a wide selection of IQv impacts powered by Lithium or NiCd in either 14.4V or 19.2V. The IQv line also includes other tools common to IR users such as grinders, drills and ratchets which can use the same batteries and chargers.
6. Bosch 36V Circular Saw 1671K – Obviously everyone has seem a cordless circular saw before so why would I include the 1671K? Simply put this is the first cordless circular saw I would actually want to bring to a job site. In my mind cordless circular saws are still not an alternative to a good corded saw because saws need lots of juice. Previous cordless saws were good for 4-5 cuts which is a joke if you are building anything larger than a door stop. The 36 volt Bosch is good for at least 20 which if you have a few extra batteries and a good corded miter saw or portable table saw should be extremely useful on any jobsite. Around the house with an extra battery the 1671K by itself would get most jobs done without any down time.
7. Milwaukee 12V Micro Driver – There seems to be a theme here with the micro & mini tools. Everything gets smaller but at the same time more powerful and the 2401-22 is no exception. It’s not a secret Milwaukee created the Micro driver to compete directly with the very successful Bosch PS20-2 & PS40-2 (I’m sure we’ll see a micro impact shortly) and with good reason. The Lithium Ion tools have added seriously power and battery life making it possible to have small tools that can do big jobs. Plus I think this thing just looks cool.
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Have you been waiting to upgrade your old NiCad tools but don’t want to shell out a bunch of money to replace everything. How about $179? If you are currently using Milwaukee’s 18 volt NiCad tools which have been leading the industry for years now you can upgrade for cheap. $179 will get you two new V18 Milwaukee batteries and a universal charger which can charge either a new V18 battery or your old 18 volt NiCad battery in less than an hour. V18 Milwaukee Upgrade Package
Why upgrade to the Milwaukee V18 Lithium Ion Battery?
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Later this month Milwaukee will release the new sub-compact 12V Lithium Ion Micro Driver (2401-22) which will compete directly with the extremely successful Bosch PS20 10.8V Lithium Ion Pocket Driver. How does the Milwaukee vs. Bosch comparison stack up? On paper the Milwaukee looks to have the advantage with 1.2V more power with equal price and charge time but we won’t know for sure until it comes out. Expect additional 12V lithium Ion tools from Milwaukee to follow hopefully in time for Christmas. The 12V Micro Driver 2401-22 should be available for sale on Ohio Power Tool within a week or two along with a new compact drill/driver V18 2601-22 which will weight only 3.5 lbs.
For more Bosch and Milwaukee tools visit Ohio Power Tool and let us help you find the right tool for the job.
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The Steel Hawg® Milwaukee Annular Cutters were recently added to steel cutters on Ohio Power Tool. These carbide tipped steel drills offer a full 2 inch cutting depth which can be achieved with this style Milwaukee carbide tipped Steel Hawg® Annular Cutter. Like other cutters, these cutter removes material three times faster than twist drill bits and leaves a smooth, precision machined hole. They can be used on steel, stainless steel, cast iron or aluminum. A threaded back end allows the user to choose which style arbor fits their electro magnetic drill stand. These annular cutters are available in sizes up to an impressive 6 inch diameter.
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There are many different models of portable magnetic drill presses available however Hougen’s line up shows some clear product advantages over the competition. In size, power, price and durability Hougen Mag Drills and their line of Rotabroach Annular Cutters are defiantly leaders in the industry.
The HMD925 may be one of the best Power Feed Drills on the market today. It weighs only 37 lbs, and is 16% lighter than competitive models. It has the capacity to drill holes to 1-1/4 diameter in power feed mode, up to 1-1/2 diameter in manual feed mode, and up to 2” deep using Rotabroach annular cutters.
Utilizing the latest developments in technology, the HMD925 incorporates smart circuitry, designed to monitor and automatically adjust the feed motor control, maintaining optimum performance throughout the cut while extending cutting tool life. The HMD925 comes complete with a coolant bottle and standard Hougen safety features. It’s also priced less then popular competitive models.
If size is a concern there is probably no better or more portable mag drill to consider than the HMD150. The big brother to the HMD115, The HMD150 is small, powerful, and a has a full 1" depth of cut. The HMD150 is a fabricator’s dream. It gets into tight spots with the low profile 7-13/16" height. Also it has the lift detection safety feature, eliminating safety switch adjustments. The HMD150 uses the Rotaloc PlusTM cutters from Hougen. They have a bayonet-style twist and lock shank for quick cutter changes. Rugged and full of power the HMD150 is great tool for construction and fabrication.
Milwaukee Tools also produces a line of portable magnetic drill presses that most closely rivals Hougen’s excellent line of products. While Milwaukee does not focus primarily on Metal Cutting as Hougen does, they do product a superior product when compared to the rest of the competition.
If you have any questions or would like to check out other portable magnetic drills available please visit www.OhioPowerTool.com and our expert staff would be more than happy to assist you. Don’t forget to ask about our wide variety of annular cutters, we will be happy to help you find the right tool for the job.
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MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces ICE EDGE
A new generation of reciprocating saw blades specifically designed to handle even the toughest metal
cutting applications that HVAC, automotive, plumbing or maintenance/repair tradesmen demand.
Featuring a bi-metal construction with 8% cobalt, ICE EDGE blades are flexible to prevent shock, fatigue and shattering. The completely redesigned blade optimizes metal cutting
with precision-ground teeth and a radiused back face that increases tooth strength, resulting in faster cuts and longer blade life. The positive rake on the cutting edges removes chips aggressively, and deeper gullets help keep the cut clear and cool to ensure optimal heat resistance.
Milwaukee’s cryogenic heat treat process induces a permanent change in the microstructure of the high-speed steel cutting edge, and because it penetrates to the full depth of the blades, this treatment improves the hardness, wear resistance and dimensional stability of each blade.
• Cryogenic heat treat process improves hardness and wear resistance
• Precision-ground teeth for optimized metal cutting
• Radiused back face for increased tool strength, faster cuts, longer blade life
• Positive rake on cutting edges removes chips
• Deeper gullets help keep the cut clear and cool
• Bi-metal construction with 8% cobalt
• 1⁄2” universal tang fits all SawzallsTM and competitive models
About Milwaukee Electric Tool
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY) is an
industry leading manufacturer and marketer of professional and industrial heavy-duty portable
corded and cordless power tools, accessories and safety equipment. Products include the
legendary Sawzall® reciprocating saws, V28 and V18 lithium-Ion Cordless tools, Hole-Hawg®
drills, portable band saws, circular saws, driver drills, hammer drills, rotary hammers,
pneumatic nailers, grinders, sanders and the new Trade Titan series of heavy duty work carts
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