Wheeler Rex Sidekick II 7991 Thread 1/4″ – 1″ Pipe with Ease!

Alright you pipe fitters and plumbers, have you heard of the Wheeler Rex Sidekick II? We published a quick look video some time ago and I figured now is a good time to share it!

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Safe Cracking with Milwaukee Carbide Torch & Carbide HoleDozer

Carbide Sawzall Blades

We just received this Milwaukee PACKOUT sample case and challenge to use the accessories to do the #CarbideGaunet. While drilling through some nail embedded wood or rebar a few hundred time sounds like fun we really wanted to see if these could handle something a little more challenging, like getting into a safe! Certainly those have to be tough right, are these new accessories tough enough to drill thought the locking mechanism or cut through the entire safe?

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Celebrating The 1-Year Anniversary of Ingersoll Rand’s IQv12 Recip Saw & Belt Sander

We are fast approaching the 1-Year Anniversary of  Ingersoll Rand’s IQV12 c1101 Reciprocating Saw and G1811 Belt Sander tools. These tools were developed to be versatile and perform for repair technicians working in cramped areas. Continue reading

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Bosch 18V Brushless Angle Grinders GWS18V-45 vs Corded

We had a great time playing with different Bosch Angle Grinders in the metal working room at the Idea Foundry! We took some time to discuss the new GWS18V-45C/PSC Brushless Angle Grinder to see how it matches up to their corded models, such as the 1375A and GWS10-45PD. Also looked at the new Bluetooth connectivity options available with these new grinders. Continue reading

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Milwaukee M12 Cordless Ratchet 2557-21

The Milwaukee M12 Cordless Ratchet replaces it’s previous brushed motor Ratchet. Providing more power and better run time, this brushless M12 feels all kind of right in our hands. The bare tool at only $149 or the 2557-21 with 1 battery kit at $199 has 55lbs of max torque and 200RPM to keep cranking out the work.  Continue reading

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Coptool Week In Review – The Latest News In Power Tools

We’re excited to announce our weekly episodes of Week In Review, sponsored by Ohio Power Tool! Every Friday, our team will bring you the hottest headlines. Like and subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay up to date on everything power tools. We’ve posted our second episode last Friday:

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RIDGID RP240 & RP241 Compact Press Tools w/ MEGAPRESS

Two different models, the Ridgid RP240 and RP241. Both of these models have the same capabilities, it’s all just a matter of preference. The RP240 is a pistol grip style (my favorite) and a linear style:

Ridgid (Linear) RP241 Press Tool Kit,  (1/2″ – 1-1/4″)  $1,935
Ridgid (Linear) RP241 Press Tool Kit,  (1/2″ – 1″)  $1,803

Ridgid (Pistol Grip) RP240 Press Tool Kit, (1/2″ – 1-1/4″) $1,935
Ridgid (Pistol Grip) RP240 Press Tool Kit, (1/2″ – 1″) $1,803

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Tradesmen of the Month Awards with Tool Prizes!!!

TBBPROS Tradesman of the Month

Our friends Rob, Todd and the rest of the team over at Tool Box Buzz have come out with an awesome monthly contest to salute the Tradesman or Tradeswoman of the month! With the Support of Milwaukee Tools there will be certainly be a very nice prize package for each month’s winner. The TBB Crew is made up of real professional tradesmen themselves and we’ve always been impressed with their promotion of the trades. Please take a moment to submit some of your own handy work and/or pass along to your coworkers!  Continue reading

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Milwaukee 2nd Generation M12 Hammer Drill (2504) and Impact Driver (2553)

Milwaukee released a new generation M12 Hammer Drill and Impact Driver a couple months back. We’ve played with them a bit and man they were impressive. All the same power as it’s previous model, now in a smaller package. Cutting off over an inch of length and dropping a few ounces, these new tools are feeling great.

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SDS MAX Cordless Hammer Drill Shootout! Dewalt vs. Makita vs. Milwaukee

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and children of all ages. Leeet’s get ready to HAMMER!!!

Dewalt FlexVolt (DCH481X2)
vs.
Makita AVT AWS (XRH07PTU)
vs.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel (2717-21HD)

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