Dust Extractor Testing – Tool Box Buzz, Pro Tool Reviews, Coptool

2017 hepa vacuums

Towards the end of last year when the OSHA silica rules were going into effect we were getting lots of questions about dust extractors specific to Silica, how they are each viewed under OSHA’s Table 1 standards and of course how each performed head to head. At the time there were no head-to-heads out there on these vacs so the Coptool Team got on the case to put together a basic Vacuum Head-to-Head to help users gain more information.

Since our video first aired several manufacturers have made updates to their products with lower prices and/or included HEPA filters which is awesome news for everyone! Also two of our tool reviewing hero’s Pro Tool Reviews and Tool Box Buzz jumped on the case to do their own vacuum comparisons, with some great testing rigs and pointed out some additional information that we might have glossed over. We really think both of these groups do top notch tool test, Clint’s team at Pro Tool Review is always very detailed and Rob’s Crew are mostly professional contractors with some great insights.  Continue reading

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Makita 12″ Dual‑Bevel Sliding Miter Saw LS1219L

We are about a month away from Makita releasing a bigger 12″ version of their already successful 10″ Compound Saw LS1019L ($549) with the front facing slide rails. The Makita 12” Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser LS1219L ($599) combines capacity, accuracy and efficient dust extraction in a more compact size. Just like the 10″ model, it offers a unique 2-Steel Rail Sliding System that reduces the footprint for an against the shop wall, flush operation.  Continue reading

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RIDGID MEGAPRESS XL Booster for RP340 – Viega Steel Pipe Fittings Up to 4″

If you’re connecting black steel pipe, especially big ol’ 4″ pipe, you really need to take a look at the Ridgid Megapress XL.The Viega Megapress XL now attaches to the Ridgid RP340 to press connections on black steel from 2-1/2″, 3″ and all the way up to 4 inches!  Continue reading

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Ultimate Productivity K09-SYNCRO Crimping Tool

The Greenlee K09-SYNCRO is a lighter, more ergonomic, and simplified mechanical crimper that provides a solution to eliminate misalignment of dies. Productivity in mind, you can rotate dies simultaneously one handed. The dies are built into the crimper so no need to worry about any loose pieces. Also, the dies have a 10,000 crimp cycle life span and are phosphated, polished, and tempered for increased durability and corrosion resistance.  Continue reading

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Milwaukee 24″ MLCON24, 48″ MLCON48 and 72″ MLCON72 REDSTICK Concrete Levels

Add more red in the shop/garage. Milwaukee is launching a new line of REDSTICK Box Levels this April. This isn’t just any ordinary level, it’s the world’s first, all-in-one concrete level. Now you can screed, level and finish with one, multi-functional solution.

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Honeywell Gas Detectors BWC4-B-N and BWC4-Y-N. It’s On.

Despite my doodle, gas leaks are very serious. Some of you deal with them on a daily basis and you take every precaution to protect yourself against them. Today I wanted to look into the Honeywell Multi-Gas Detectors. No charging, no maintenance, and no hassle. Just clip it to your belt and get to work, because for two years, you know – “it’s on.”

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Ingersoll Rand 2850MAX Series Impact Wrench, Powered Up. Not Weighed Down

Tackling 18 wheels takes a tool that won’t quit. Introducing the 2850MAX 1” D-handle Impact Wrench engineered to make quick work of big jobs like semi, bus and tractor tires. This tool has been made lighter, pushed harder and worked longer to make sure it can handle repeated demands without sacrificing power. Every time you need extreme torque, this lightweight boss can get the job done.

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Honda EU2200i Generator – More Power, Still Whisper Quiet

Let’s face it, Honda is one of the most dominate engine manufacturers. A prime example of this is their generator line and the EU inverter series is no exception. They’ve recently update the EU2000 model to the new EU2200i Generator and the upgrades are impressive.  Continue reading

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Milwaukee 18V Random Orbit Sander, Corded Power, More Control

No matter your trade, sanding is the worst. That doesn’t mean we can’t have some awesome tools to keep it interesting. Introducing the newest member of the M18 line-up, the Milwaukee M18 Random Orbit Sander. This 5″ Hook and Loop sander is capable of reaching 12,000 OPM. Really shouldn’t have a problem smoothing out those rougher surfaces. Experience all the power of a corded palm sander without the cords! Available April 2018, pre order your kit today!

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Hitachi Power Tools is Now Metabo HPT

Metabo HPT

Yes the rumors are true Hitachi Power Tools is changing their name to Metabo HPT but will remain a totally different tool brand from Metabo with different cordless platform for the near future. Originally we heard the Hitachi Tool brand (purchased by KKR investment first about a year ago) was going to become Koki Holdings as the global conglomerate Hitachi was no longer going to let their name be on the tools. KKR also owns Metabo so from a tool branding stand point this makes a lot of sense, with such a great name you can use. Logistically for tool users and retailers this has a big potential to get messy and confusing with a high likelihood both brands will be tarnished in the short term. Hopefully both Metabo brands will become 1 company in the long  run and they’ll figure out how to combined the good will both brands have build into something pretty powerful. More info below from Hitachi Power Tools directly.  Continue reading

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