Dewalt goes Compact Brushless with Atomic Series

Dewalt Compact Atomic

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. Continue reading

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Metabo WP 9-115 4.5″ Angle Grinder – Power Tool Showcase

Wp9-115 Grinder

In 2017 Coptool had the privilege of visiting the Metabo factory in Stuttgard, Germany and really get an inside look as to how all their Grinders are made and tested. This same assembly line builds the W9-115 Quick and WP9-115 Quick (paddle) as well as all their high-end models. We were truly amazed at their operation from casting aluminum to grinding gears to winding motors and extensive quality testing, their operation ensures the highest level quality.

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Milwaukee new tool Patents and ISH 2019 coverage – Coptool Week In Review 3/15/2019

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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Week In Review Ep. 150 | 3 Cordless Miter Saws, and the New Milwaukee Quik-Lok System

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Dewalt DCS690 Flexvolt 9” Cut-Off Saw – Power Tool Showcase

The Dewalt FLEXVOLT 60V Cordless 9” Cut-Off Saw has a 3.25” depth of cut and features a brushless motor with a 6,500 RPM no-load speed. This allows for instant on, no messing around with gas, quickly cut and score in concrete or masonry materials. Goes right through steel and rebar with performance similar to what you’d get with gas saws.The guard is out of the way for a clear line of sightwith good visibility in tight spaces. The Dewalt DCS690 also features a beltless all-metal drivetrain so no belts to change, tension and maintenance. The latched and sealed battery box also keeps the battery and terminals protected from water, dust and other materials.͍ A duel-feed water system offers OSHA Table 1 Complaint solution for dust management required when cutting concrete and masonry materials. The DCS690X2 kit includes: Flexvolt 9” cut-off saw, 2x DCB609 Flexvolt Batteries (9.0Ah), Dewalt Fast Charger, 9” Diamond Concrete Blade and a 9” Abrasive Blade.

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Milwaukee M18 SuperCharger 0-60 in 12Ah

Milwaukee SuperCharger

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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Is Lufkin ShockForce the Greatest Tape Measure Ever?

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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Week In Review Ep. 149 | Air Snakes, Rocket Saws, and Clever Ladders

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Inside Look: Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless 10” Top Handle Chainsaw #XCU06Z

Makita’s 16” Cordless Chainsaw was released over a year ago, and today it’s still one of the top professional cordless chainsaws on the market. As the debate between GAS and ELECTRIC chainsaws continues, we gave it to our friends at Aluhm & Arbor Tree Preservation to put it through its paces on the job site and decide if it deserves a spot on a professional tree truck. This is your Inside Look at the Makita 16” Cordless Chainsaw. You can order one at Ohio Power Tool today!  Continue reading

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Week In Review Ep. 148 | Milwaukee Launches Into Spring & Ryobi Targets EGO

TIA Snuck into Bosch HQ & PTR taught us to program our new Makita Impact! Ryobi gave E-GO some 40V competition, & Milwaukee has paved the launchpad for this Spring.  Continue reading

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