Milwaukee Tool | M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vac

Our feed’s are filled with kids all suited up with backpacks, going back to school. I figured now is good time to show off Milwaukee’s backpacks too! The Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum (bare tool) is shipping in a couple weeks (September 1st) and is available for pre order at Ohio Power Tool for only $299!  Continue reading

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Bosch Launches A FREAK’N Contest!

Bosch is announcing the biggest contest in Bosch history. Starting August 21st (today), they plan on giving away 2,000 of their 18V Socket-Ready Impact Drivers (IDH182) coupled with a CORE18V 6.3 Ah battery. This is their latest battery platform – more powerful than ever, and backwards compatible on all their 18V lithium ion tools. “The Freak,” is the new name for this unique ½ socket and ½ driver – a two-in-one impactor that can do it all!

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep121 | Craftsman’s New Tool Launch, Southwire Expands Again

It’s Craftsman Launch Week as Stanley Black & Decker stays busy filling the market with new tools and Southwire grows its business again as Milwaukee continues to roll out products from NPS18. View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 121. (It’s the 21st episode, our show can legally drink!)

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Southwire’s Patented SIMpull Flange (SF-01)

The Southwire SIMpull Flange is a heavy duty solution to haul those big wooden reels around the jobsite and safely allows one person to turn a wooden reel up to 34 in. and 2000 lbs. The Self-Contained Chocks eliminate the need for heavy duty jacks too. All you need is a drill and you’re all set to pull!  Continue reading

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Milwaukee Tools | Lineman Utility Hand Tools & Storage Solutions

We’re STILL sorting through all of the content we’ve obtained from NPS18! The presentation above is an overview of  New lineman tools, Lineman’s Pliers, Hawk Bill Knives, Cutters, Utility Bucket Storage, Tool Bags and other Storage Solutions specifically geared towards Linesman.
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Power Tool Week In Review Ep120 | Makita Gets Smaller, Ryobi Gets PEX, & Milwaukee Gets A Gun

It’s our 20th episode and going strong! This week, RR Builders reviews the M18 Super Sawzall, we take a look at a Milwaukee custom pistol and ToolCrave shows off an historic Hammer Drill! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 120.

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Milwaukee Tool M12 FUEL 3″ Compact Cut Off Tool | Cut Through Metal, Tile, Drywall and Cement!

I’ve been patiently waiting since NPS18 to get my hands on this. I’m the guy that uses a Grinder to cut everything. I rarely use a Grinder for what it’s intended for, which is, well, grinding. This 3″ Cut Off Tool from Milwaukee is a perfect addition to my toolbox. It’s compact design and rubber gripped handle make for perfect one-hand operation.  Continue reading

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SCAM – Popup Tool Sales Websites

Power Tool Scams

If you’re just about to buy a $1200 cordless 10 tool combo kit from Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, etc for $137 bucks online and you think wow this deal is too good to be true!!! Trust that voice in your head and do a little research. Popup websites selling tools super cheap are coming up faster than wack-a-moles and blasting social media with links to the sites. (We don’t know the Youtuber below but he makes a video almost everyday on all these different SCAM websites that pop up) 

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Cordless 9” Grinders: M18 FUEL 2785 vs Makita 18Vx2 XAG13

Cordless 9" Grinders

We’d had a few opportunities to run the Makita 9” cordless grinder 18Vx2 LXT XAG13PT1 ($419), both in metal cutting applications as well as in concrete cutting and concrete grinding applications. It has done fairly well for cordless grinder, very close to a large corded grinder. Milwaukee has now launched its own 9” cordless grinder in the 2785-21HD ($399) but with only 18V we look to see if it can keep up with Makita’s 36V grinder.

There is also a 3rd option for cordless 9” grinders worth mentioning in the Metabo WPB 36-18 LXT BL ($699, bare) which is a nice tool however at double the price, once batteries are factored, this puts is pretty far out of range when compared to the other two. Continue reading

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Self-Retracting Lifelines SRL, Going Leading Edge

FallTech SRL Leading Edge

Fall protection equipment is an essential part of any jobsite when it comes to working at heights. Crazy to imagine 11 people died building the Golden Gate Bridge and that was celebrated as a huge safety accomplishment. In the 1930’s the rule of thumb was 1 death per $1 million of project cost, at $35 million total the expectation was 35 people might die to get the job done (history.com). Today thankfully 1 death is too many when it comes to preventable injuries and as we learn more the technology improves. Leading Edge technology for SRLs is where many companies are headed to keep workers safe. Continue reading

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