Category Archives: Industry News
Here is what happened this week in the world of power tools! Keifer gets Kaizen, Doresoom gives us a peek at Makita’s future, Robots start roaming the job site and the French Canadians put the wrong blade on the right saw! Those stories & more! This is your CopTool Week In Review!
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Milwaukee Tool has really had a strong focus on developing new innovative tools for electrical trades, with some real focus dedicated towards utility and power distribution. Today Milwaukee announced several new expansions with a RedLithium USB Hot Stick LED Light, M18 Hydraulic Pump Power and M18 15 Ton Crimper. All 3 of these launches are aimed at a small group of users but are extremely important for the rest of us; well at least those of us that use electricity.
RedLithium USB Hot Stick LED Light 2119-22 ($199)
“Linemen face some of the most demanding and hazardous conditions, and often a hot stick is all that separates them from energized power lines. Unfortunately, the most popular options for lighting the work area around hot sticks – ground base lights and headlamps – are limited at best because they’re not specifically designed for hot sticks and their light spreads are often obstructed by trees and poles. These users needed the ability to apply high output lighting directly to the application to eliminate shadows and allow them to efficiently finish their work,” said Jason Isaacs, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. (more…)
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It’s season 2 of your Coptool Week In Review!
Josh hits the ground grinding, while TIA tosses their tools! The VCG gang is screwed, but Built by N8 is looking good! Those stories & more, coming up next on Season 2 of your CopTool Week In Review!
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This week we find some really cool sockets, TBB chooses the greatest thickness planer, TRZ refuses to dance and DeWalt goes SUBATOMIC! All that and more on your Coptool Week In Review! (more…)
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At Milwaukee’s Big Hoopla Event #NPS18 we got the first look at the M18 1” Impact Wrench shown in video below, we waited on the edge of our chairs until 4th quarter 2018 for the big launch and that time came and went. Finally, the news has hit today, this is not just a magical unicorn but it actually is a real tool that will be launching in JUNE 2019!!! The kit version 2867-22 ($999) will feature 2x of the new 8.0Ah HD batteries with rapid charger also the bare tool 2867-20 ($699) which is certain to be a very popular way to go as well. This 1″ Impact will offer an impressive 1,800 ft lbs Nut Busting Torque, this is truly a first to world 1” cordless impact wrench!
Check out all the Milwaukee M18 Impact Wrenches on Ohio Power Tool. For more info on the new 2867-22 heck out our video and the Milwaukee Press Release below for more info!
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We’ve seen big demand in recent years for higher performance tools that are much smaller. We’ve seen the 12V tools get more powerful and the 18v tools get much smaller. Dewalt is jumping into the 18V compact brushless tools with a new Drill Driver and impact driver with a hammer drill, circular saw, oscillating tool and recip saw to follow in several months.
So how does power compare to their larger professional drills; 340 UWO with atomic vs 460 UWO (DCD792) or 820 UWO (DCD996). The tool weight of only 2.4 lbs puts it in range of Makita’s Sub-Compact 18V black tools or Milwaukee M12 Fuel tools, while the UWO conversion to ft lbs is not very clear this is certainly the intended competition for the new Atomic lineup. (more…)
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Welcome to this week’s epsiode of the Coptool Week In Review! This week we go to Germany with Mechanical Hub, try to overload the Ego Nexus with Workshop Addict, speculate what will be revealed at Milwaukee NPS2019 and so much more. THIS is your Coptool Week in Review!
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You just got home with your brand new Milwaukee M18 High Output Battery 12.0Ah and like an excited kid on Christmas tear open the box and through it on your standard red charger… then wait. Yes 241 minutes later your M18 battery with all 12.0Ah of juice will be fully charged. Even with the M18 RapidCharger 48-59-1808 you are still over 2 hours with this monster. Enter the new Milwaukee M18 SuperCharger and presto down to 60 minutes from zero to full, the new M18 6.0Ah High Output in just 35 minutes. All the speed does not come cheap however the new 48-59-1811 which does charge both the M12 & M18 is a hefty $159 and launching in July. It looks as thought the Rapid charger will remain the charger included with the high performance tools, this SuperCharger will be an add-on for now.
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Move over Stanley, Milwaukee, FatMax, Dewalt, STUD, Klein, Johnson, Empire, Tajima, Komelon and everyone else the Lufkin name is back on top! We’ll at least that’s what the Crescent Lufkin guys are saying with the launch of the new Shockforce 25’ L1125 ($28) that’ll be hitting shelves this month. Is this the greatest tape measure ever created, actually it might be.
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