Pumpkin Carving with Power Tools


Put down the tiny kitchen knife; move the kids a few feet back and this year take the Sawzall to a couple hundred pound pumpkin it took 2 of you to load in the truck. It probably won’t turn out that pretty but it’ll be much more fun than last year. Below is a video from the DIY Network on Pumpkin Carving with power tools.



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Power Team Railroad & Heavy Equipment Power Jacks


Well know for their large hydraulic equipment Power Team has built portable high tonnage jacks specific for lifting rail cars and heavy equipment. The jacks range from 60 to 200 tons and are powered by air or electric. There are several different options such as pumps, height, tonnage, remote control and other features that can be customized but most commonly units are ordered in pre-configured arrangements. Some times known as power risers or power lifts the portable lifts are easy to maneuver around while still capable of lifts incredible amounts of weight.


Models PLE6014 & PLA6014 are specifically built as “Railroad Edition” models for maintenance on locomotives and railcars. The jacks come equipped with extensions to match most applications with up to a maximum lifting height of 70”. Both units also feature 20 ft remote controls, adjustable handle, foam filled tires and patented lowering valves for smooth, safe lowering. The main difference is the PLE6014 is powered by 1-1/8 HP 110/115 VAC using 25 amps of electric power. The PLA6014 is powered by a rotary air pump which uses 50 CFM at 80 psi.



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Tent Sale & Tool Expo – October 22nd

For those of you that might be in or around Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, October 22nd I would like to invite you to Ohio Power Tool for the Annual Tent Sale & Tool Expo. This year it’s a little later than usual so it would correspond with the launch of so many new lines of tools including: Milwaukee M12, Milwaukee M18, Bosch 12V Max, Bosch 18V Lithium, Ridgid Explorer & New Seesnakes, plus many other exciting product. All of these new tools will be at the show ready for you to demo, so if you want to try out the new Dremel Multi-Max or anything else come on down. Each vendor will be there in full force including the Bosch Big Blue Trailer. Milwaukee, Ingersoll Rand, Ridgid, Chicago Pneumatic, Hougen, Power Team and many others will have tents and tables set up as well. The event runs from 10:00am – 5:00pm or when people finally leave.

This is a great event for any one buying tools or just wanting to test out the new tools! Ohio Power Tool, already known for low internet competitive pricing, really blows it out for the tent sale. Lots of existing products are discounted for that day in addition to overall discounts given on all in-store orders. On top of the Ohio Power Tool discounts the vendors on hand have even more discounts in the form of promotions, instant rebates, free tools, tool trade-ins, etc. For instance, Bosch is offering $75 trade-in on any 18 volt, working or not, to upgrade to their new 18v lithium. That would put the new Bosch 18V compact drill at $129 and on top of that you would still get off an additional discount from Ohio Power Tool.

I’m sounding like a used car salesman now but it is definitely worth checking out if you want to get some really good deals on power tools or just get your hands on some of the new tools.      


At 12:12 PM | Posted in Atlas Copco, Bosch, Chicago Pneumatic, Dremel, Hein Werner, Hougen, Ingersoll Rand, Irwin, Kett Tools, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Mityvac, Power Team, Ridgid, Simplex, Tanaka, Top Deals, Wright Tool | Leave a comment

Bosch Jigsaw Blades – Extra Clean for Wood T308B

Typically I wouldn’t get that excited about a new jigsaw blade however the T308B is worth a little notoriety. Why? Basically it makes a really nice clean cut in wood. After you use them once it will seem so simple and you will wonder why all the jigsaw blades wouldn’t be made like the Bosch. For only a few cents per blade extra it’s far and away the obvious choice over any other jigsaw blade I’ve ever used on wood.  

Bosch’s patented tooth design allows the blade to cut on both the up and down strokes as opposed to most blades that cut on either the upstroke or down stroke. This dual cutting action leaves a cleaner finished surface and eliminates the need to cut from the bottom or flip the material taking a lot of guesswork out of the process.

“Most woodworkers think of a jigsaw as a rough cut that requires further finishing work on the piece. But, with this blade, these steps can be eliminated” states Mike DeMaira, Product Manager for Jigsaw Blades.

The 12-TPI blade has precision ground scalpel and pointed teeth. The scalpel teeth produce the cleaner cut on the bottom of the surface while the pointed teeth from the shank to the middle of the blade provide the cut for the top surface. The 4-1/2” blade increases productivity by allowing users to cut a greater number of materials such as hard and soft woods, MDF, melamine, plywood, and laminated particle board.

The Extra Clean for Wood blade is ideally suited for fine woodworkers, cabinet producers, or custom remodelers who need to ensure that the first cut is the best cut.

Ohio Power Tool carries a wide range of jigsaw blades for all varieties of materials including different metals, ceramic, laminates, wood and any thing else you might need to cut. If you are looking for a new fine cut saw, Bosch makes some excellent jigsaws and flush-cut saws.

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Irwin Vise Grips – Tell Us Your Story, Win Cash & Prizes

Irwin has been sponsoring a “Tell Us Your Story” Contest since July 1st, if you were not aware. The contest itself will end at the end of this month (October 31st) so there is still some time to enter if you haven’t had a chance yet. The stories are basically 100 words or less about how your Irwin Vise Grip tools have saved the day. Each story includes an image which you can upload your own image or use one of theirs. It’s really pretty simple and there are many great prizes including Irwin tools, trips to New York, Cabela’s gift cards and a grand prize of either a Custom Chopper or $25,000 cash.

If you are worried your vise grip stories are not that good don’t worry there are still two other chances to win through the sweepstake you can enter until November 15th, the 5 winners are drawn at random. Also you can win instant prizes by voting for the stories from November 16th – December 19th.

See Full Details Here: http://irwin.eprize.net/visegripstory/index.tbapp      


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Top Deals: Ingersoll Rand IQv 14.4V Combo Kit

The Ingersoll Rand IQv Cordless power tool line has found a serious following among the automotive crowds and many others. These tools are engineered for use in professional shop and manufacturing facilities. The whole system is very intelligently designed with cheaper NiCd and Lithium batteries that work with each voltage of tools, all which share the single charger and flashlight that work with all of them.  

The IQv charger automatically detects battery voltage and chemistry and chooses the correct charge algorithm. By reading the battery, the charger can optimize its charge to improve performance and longevity. The chargers renew feature deep cycle restores the battery to like-new condition and calibrates onboard battery electronics. For nickel-cadmium batteries, the renew feature eliminates memory effect, extending the usable battery life up to five times and significantly decreasing the number of replacement batteries over the life of the tool.   

Previously these tools could only be purchase individually or with a single battery, charger and bag. The new Ingersoll Rand IQv Kit IQv144K however is much more robust. The kit includes the W150 3/8” impact, D550 drill, TL10 flashlight, 2 14.4V lithium ion batteries, BC10 universal charger and an Ingersoll Rand tool bag. Total cost on the kit is $398 which compared to buying the components (even with a W150 kit) would still be over $538. Check out all the Ingersoll Rand air & cordless tools at Ohio Power Tool.  


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Video – Dremel Multi-Max & Bosch PS50 Multi-X

Here is a quick YouTube video we had a chance to shoot when we got our hands on the new Bosch and Dremel multi purpose tools. Unfortunately we did not have a lot of time to go through all the features or test the grout remover which I had hoped to try. It will give you a pretty good idea of the size and what it can do. Obviously you can get the Dremel Multi-Max or the Bosch Multi-X (PS50-2A or PS50-2B) at Ohio Power Tool. Let us know if you have any questions about either tool.     

At 9:33 AM | Posted in Bosch, Cordless Tools, Dremel, Fein Tools, Wood Working Tools | 1 Comment

Ridgid Seesnake Micro 2nd Generation

The incredibly popular Seesnake Micro 25643 is saying good bye, however it will be replace by the 2nd generation Micros. The new Micros features two versions; the Seesnake Micro Camera 17mm 31118 & Seesnake Micro Camera 9.5mm 31123. These new models both share the 3’ (31128) & 6’ (31133) cable extensions with the Seesnake Explorer. I am not sure many people would need to use both a Micro & Explorer but it could come in handy if you were going to upgrade in the future or for companies where there may be several units floating around.

Some of the new features for the Micro include new thumb controls which make the units much easier to operate, new hard case to protect the units, obviously the option of 17mm or 9.5mm heads and probably the most compelling new feature which is Video Output. The cameras come with a 3’ RCA cable which can be hooked up to a VCR, DVD, larger monitor, computer, or any other device that can receive the yellow video imput from an RCA cable. This would allow you to make videos or capture images using the Micro. I am not sure why you would select the Micro over the Explorer if you need to capture video, as the Explorer has built in recording with much higher resolution (320×240 Explorer vs 234×160 Micro). Lugging around a full size VCR might be a pain as well. If however you just need the video-out feature 1 in 20 times certainly this would be handy.

The new Seesnake Micros are coming in now but in the 1st generation Micro 25643 is also currently still available and with a bonus of a free 3’ extension (mail-in rebate). If you do not need the video-out feature I would recommend picking up the current model with the extra extension but you better do it quick because these units are almost gone.           


At 10:13 AM | Posted in Cordless Tools, HVAC Tools, Plumbing Tools, Ridgid | 2 Comments

Blogger’s Choice Awards 2008 – Hobby Blogs


Hopefully there are some of you out there that enjoy reading about the different power tools and equipment we have written about. We are very excited to watch our blog grow and have some exciting things we hope to accomplish in the near future. We are working on developing some exciting new video content for our YouTube portal, currently we do have some product demonstrations but this will be greatly expanded in the months to come. Please also feel free to send us any suggestions or requests to this email.


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Bosch Enters Heavy Demolition Saw Category with RS35


In the world of reciprocating saw users, there are three groups – light-duty handymen, heavy duty contractors and then there are the extreme, cut-through-everything, demolition users. This is the user Bosch Power Tools & Accessories had in mind when it designed the powerful RS35 Demolition Reciprocating Saw. Featuring a robust motor, the fastest cutting action, and lowest vibration in its class, the RS35 is an impressive entry for Bosch into the heavy-duty demolition saw category.

The Bosch RS35 is ideal for demolition contractors, plumbers, remodelers – users who need powerful, consistent cutting action all day, everyday. The saw’s outstanding performance begins with a high performance 15-amp motor that delivers authoritative cuts through even the toughest materials. Bosch’s Constant ResponseTM circuitry, which maintains consistent, controlled power,  combined with adjustable aggressive orbital action provides superior cutting performance over a broad range of materials. The easy-to-use variable speed control gives users the power to dial in the saw for outstanding cutting performance in any application. These features make the Bosch RS35 the fastest-cutting saw in the category.

Despite the RS35’s aggressive cutting power, the saw boasts the lowest vibration levels in its class, thanks in part to a unique Bosch Anti-Vibration system. The shock absorbing handle, combined with a Bosch designed counterbalance mechanism, allows the RS35 to produce vibration levels 80 percent lower than some competitive models.  The Anti-Vibration system is custom engineered to isolate the user from tool vibration while also providing all-day comfort and outstanding control.

The Bosch RS35 was not just built for power and speed. It also includes the little details that users will appreciate throughout the work day. The proprietary LockJaw™ blade holder enables quick and simple one-handed blade changes and includes a blade ejection feature. That means the user never has to touch a hot blade. The foot system is engineered for quick and easy adjustment, long-term durability and reliable performance while in use. 

All of the RS35’s innovative features add up to a recip saw with the power to get the job done. Bosch’s RS35 comes complete with a sturdy carrying case and one demolition blade. The saw is covered by a one year warranty and will available shortly through Ohio Power Tool.


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