2018 Builders Exchange BX Craftsmanship Awards

2018 BX Craftsmenship Awards

Each year the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio selects several of the area’s top crews and projects for the BX Craftsmanship Awards. With so many amazing projects completed each year this is truly a difficult decision for the judges. The team at Ohio Power Tool could not be more honored to continue to sponsor these awards each year. The recognition of these hardworking tradesmen is just a small token for all they do to shape our cities!

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Week In Review Ep. 134 | New Skil tools, Drill Bits Tested, and a Milwaukee giveaway!

Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool – watch to the very end to see what’s our GIVEAWAY this week, and how to enter!  Continue reading

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Makita 18Vx2 Cut-Off Saw 14” Brushless XWL01PT

Makita Chop Saw XWL01PT

Just announced from Makita Tools coming in early 2019 the world’s first cordless 14” chop saw for metal cutting. This saw uses 14” abrasive wheels so it is a “Hot Saw” with lots of sparks. At the same time they are also launching a new thin-kerf abrasive wheel (3/32” thick B-64705) which will give the saw & new wheel combo a 100+ cuts in double stacked 20 gauge metal studs (using 2x 5.0Ah). Total cut capacity is a full 5” with a 3800 RPM that really matches the power of their corded cut-off saws very closely. Rumored price of XWL01PT kit at $500 and bare tool version XWL01Z $350 which yes is much more than a corded $139-179 we typically see but likely there could be deals at launch or shortly after.

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Coptool Week In Review Ep. 133 | Dewalt 20V Router & 60V Joist Drill, Makita 12V Inflator, Best of SEMA

Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool, watch to the very end to find out how to win our GIVEAWAY this week, an EGO Power+ 580 CFM Blower!  Continue reading

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Milwaukee M18 Hardest Hitting SDS-Max Rotary Hammer 2718-21HD

I’m personally really excited to give tool a test run. Milwaukee recently put out a Press Release of their new Rotary Hammer and it sounds promising. A cordless 1-3/4″ that hits harder than most corded!  Shop all M18 FUEL Rotary Hammers

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Tool Prices on Rise with Tariffs, 25% More Coming

Tool Tariffs

*** We are not trying to be political here and we are not economists, life your life, vote for who you want, but there will be some price increases coming to pretty much all tools and accessories in the very near future so wanted to give everyone a heads up!!! How high will prices go?? How long will they stay?? Here’s what we know:  

With the first two rounds of Tariffs totaling about $50 Billion we’ve already seen a lot of sporadic price increases from 3%-10% on many products. Not all in the way you’d expect, domestically made fasteners for instance have jumped dramatically while import fasteners have remained somewhat flat. Cordless Tools for the most part have not been hit with tariffs yet however some components such as laser diodes have seen jumps as much as 20%+. In the recent Industrial Distribution article it would seem the next round of $200 Billion in Tariffs is about to hit (January 2019) which will certainly cover a lot more power tools, hand tools and fasteners hitting those products pretty hard. As we saw with some of the first rounds of tariffs these price increases could go into affect before the Tariffs actually hit, so if you’re think this is just a bargaining strategy it might not actually matter.

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Coptool Week In Review Ep. 132 | STAFDA 2018! New Tools by Milwaukee, Skilsaw, Makita, Diablo & More

Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool – watch to the very end to see what’s our GIVEAWAY this week, and how to enter!  Continue reading

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ALL NEW Milwaukee Promotions are LIVE!

It’s that excuse you’ve been waiting for. The NEW Milwaukee Promotions are LIVE today! Our friends at Ohio Power Tool have a full catalog of savings ready to be ordered. I’ve compiled a full list of awesome deals for you, so all you need to do is click and buy. Which Milwaukee Tool were you waiting for?  Continue reading

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Coptool Week In Review Ep. 131 | News from GIE Expo 2018, Metabo, Bosch, Festool & Halloween Weapons

Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool,  visit http://www.CopTool.com/contest to see how YOU can be entered to WIN this month’s prize, a Milwaukee M18 Back Pack Vac, courtesy of Milwaukee & Mechanical Hub!  Continue reading

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Ridgid K-5208 Drain Cleaning Section Machine

Ridgid K-5208

If you’ve cleaned drains at any point in your career in the last 100 years, changes are good you are familiar with Ridgid Drain Cleaning machines. There also have not been a lot of design changes in recent years, however we are now seeing a little competiton coming from Milwaukee Tools and other cordless tool brands looking to take a piece of the pie. Ridgid of course has a big leg up here with many years of product development so we are excited to see a totally new design, built on what’s worked for them, with the K-5208 Section Drain Cleaners, available as machine only 61688, with 4x 15’ cable 61692 or 7x 15’ cables 62378. So how does this stack up to other Ridgid Dain Cleaner options?

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