Category Archives: Cordless Tools

Ridgid GEN5X Brushless 18V 4-Mode Impact Wrench

If you’re ready to get rid of your old impact wrench, take a look at the new Ridgid GEN5X Brushless 18V 4-Mode Impact Wrench. It has 4-modes, including a unique “auto” mode, that helps it to stand out from the competition by helping you to match the power of the wrench to the needs of the task. (more…)

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Ryobi 18V One+ Cordless 7-1/4 in. Brushless Circular Saw

Cuts like a knife & feels so right – the Ryobi 18-Volt brushless 7-1/4 in. circular saw is an amazing saw providing longer runtime, more power and a longer motor life. With a 7-1/4 in. blade that provides 26% increased cut capacity and blade variety, the added feature of a 0-56° bevel cut allows us the ability to cut the most common and complex angles. (more…)

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Ryobi 18V One+ 1/4in. Brushless Impact Driver

Lean, mean, and neon green, the Ryobi 18-Volt One+ 1/4in. Brushless Impact Driver feels great in our hands and delivers big power from a compact frame. And with 3 different speeds, this 18V impact driver can adapt to any job you throw at it. (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL – Gen 2 is Here!

M12 FUEL Cordless

The new M12 FUEL generation 2 Drill/Drivers, Impacts & Combo Kits are now coming in! Back in 2013, Milwaukee first introduced their M12 drilling and driving solutions, which set the benchmark for the sub-compact industry in a couple ways:

  • They utilized the most advanced POWERSTATE™ Brushless technology available at the time, reshaping perceptions of performance and capabilities of 12V tools.
  • They were the most compact in their class.

Milwaukee continues to demonstrate their market leadership position by driving the 12V technology and as they always say, leaders never rest of their laurels. As technology evolves, they’ve constantly drive for new ways to push forward the M12™ drilling and driving experience. Their technology and capabilities reached new heights since 2013 and come January 2018, they’re setting the benchmark once again with the next generation of M12™ drill and driving.

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Bosch Starlock Oscillating Multi-Tools

GUEST POST – Dwain is one of the experts behind oztooltalk, from Australia . You can find more of their video tool reviews on their Youtube Channel.  

Most Coptool readers would know that Bosch and FEIN worked together to create Starlock, an innovative system for attaching oscillating multi-tool (OMT) blades and bits. Currently only Bosch and FEIN tools employ the the Starlock system, though it will undoubtedly start appearing on other brands in the near future.

Tool-less bit changes have already been increasing the flexibility of OMTs for a few years, making tradespeople more likely to use them for multiple tasks (like sanding). But apart from making the blade change even faster, Starlock makes a huge difference because users don’t have to handle the blades. Why is this this useful? Because OMT blades get hot! It’s quite common for users to want to rotate a blade several times, but the hot blades are painful to handle.

Coptool discussed the Starlock system was a while back – (previous coptool post). The new OMTs come in two variations, StarlockPlus and StarlockMax. A summary of the blade compatibility is listed below:

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Makita Auto-Start Wireless System AWS Cordless

Makita AutoStart Wireless System AWS

Two big changes have been hitting the jobsite this year, we are seeing more heavy duty cordless tools taking the places of corded tools and clouds of silica dust are being eliminated. Unfortunately these 2 things don’t seem to work together as typical dust extractors turn on/off based off the tool plugged into them. Makita wireless AWS technology looks to change that, Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS), which uses Bluetooth™ technology for wireless communication between tool and vacuum/dust extractor to turn on/off makes a cordless vac system feasible from a power usage stand point. New AWS solutions announced was teased at their event last summer but fully launched last month at STAFDA including their first Cordless SDS-MAX hammer.

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2017 Makita Holiday Deals for the Pros

Leftover turkey is wrapped up and stowed in the fridge, Thanksgiving pies have been devoured, and you’re ready for a long nap. Unfortunately, the holiday shopping kicks off with a vengeance even before you’ve had time to make that cold turkey-stuffing-cranberry-sauce sandwich. In this article, we’re focusing on Makita’s holiday deals including hot buys, free tools and more! We of course are focused on professional users and the deals on the good stuff and try to stay away from the gimmicks. Stay tuned for more holiday deal posts coming for other top tool brands!

While there are many great Makita deals this holiday season, one of their bests is the on the 2-PC Combo Kit (XT268T, $429.97) and receive a free 6.0 battery (BL1860B, $159.95) AND your choice of a free bare tool. Free bare tool options include a circular saw (XSS02Z, $119.95), recip saw (XRJ04Z, $119.95), multi oscillating tool (XMT03Z, $119.95), the new compact router (XTR01Z, $149.97) and a dual port charger (DC18RD, $129.95). If you’re looking to upgrade your equipment, this is a professional brushless combo kit, loaded with power, speed, options and a lot of battery life. (more…)

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You Already Have Makita Sync Lock 18V Security

Makita Battery Security

There have been some struggles for both the Milwaukee ONE-KEY and Dewalt Tool Connect platforms as Theft Deterrent Systems and Makita feels they’ve got a strong agreement for their new Sync Lock Security System. These other systems offer multiple features, App connectivity and a lot of Bells and Whistles however in many small, mid-size and larger companies we’ve talked with they are looking for simple to use, low cost solutions for just theft deterrents for their tools and batteries. The Makita Sync Lock takes a much different approach and we think have really nailed an easy to use straight forward solution that will be exactly what some companies are looking for and the best part is it works with all the batteries you currently own!

What is Makita Sync Lock?

The Sync Lock Battery Terminal BPS01 ($199) is all you need to access it and get going, a very simple device (along with free software anyone can download) which allows you to very quickly set up your terminal (or multiple terminals) for your company. Then any Makita 18V battery that goes on the terminal is set exclusively to just your company and needs to be reset on one of your company’s terminals at an interval which you determine either in hours, days, weeks, months, years or whatever you want. When time expires that battery does nothing (not even charging) until it is put back on one of your companies terminals! The terminals themselves work in about 2 seconds and use a standard alkaline battery that’ll last 2+ years so very trouble free to operate.      (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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Bosch Brushless 18V Connected Grinder GWS18V-125SC

GUEST POST – Dwain is one of the experts behind OZToolTalk, from Australia . You can find more of their video tool reviews on their Youtube Channel.  

Bosch Brushless Grinder GWS18V-125sc

Bosch are making some waves this year, putting out some seriously premium 18v tools. Most importantly they have released their CORE batteries with greatly increased power ouput, enabling a host of more powerful 18v tools. These include their incredible new sabre saw GSA18V-125K, their 1″ Bulldog SDS GHB18V-26K and now their first brushless grinder, the GWS18V-125SC (note that is the European model number, may not be same in the US when released). Bosch claim it has the power of a 1,000W electric grinder when paired with a CORE battery!

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