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Every tradesman is always in the market for new batteries and new power tools to use with them. Makita knows this and is currently running a promotion where you don’t just get two batteries, but an additional TWO FREE batteries ($219 value) for a total of 4 with these three select OPE kits. So now is the perfect time to not only bolster your tool arsenal, but to keep those tools running with the 4 additional power sources. You can thank them later. (more…)
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This month Dewalt released their new DCC020IB, and we want to know how it stacks up against some of the competition already on the market, namely the Milwaukee M12 Compact Inflator, as well as the Ryobi 18V inflator. We are going to take a look at the following characteristics:
- Inflation speed
- Overall value.
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If you have finished carpentry work to complete in tight spaces, consider the Paslode 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer. At only 4.25 lbs., it’s the lightest cordless brad nailer model on the market. (more…)
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The newest member of the Ryobi ONE+ family is the Ryobi ONE+ 6 Gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum. It’s a sleek-looking shop vac that definitely sucks – this mighty cordless vacuum has a powerful 80 CFM! (more…)
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Bosch has increased their cordless reciprocating saw range substantially over the last couple of years. From just a single (mediocre) 18V standard model, to compact, one-handed models in both 12V and 18V, and now the premium brushless GSA18V-125N.
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Until their recent 18×2 tools started turning heads, Makita hasn’t seemed to get a lot of credit in the US. But over here in Australia, Makita has completely dominated the power tool scene for decades, cordless and electric (Note: Milwaukee cordless has drawn level in recent years). Makita have almost had a monopoly on woodworking tools such as circular saws, planers and in particular routers.
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Milwaukee is expanding its M18 line with a brushless drywall screwgun and a cut out tool.
Milwaukee typically lists their “core trades” as being plumbing, HVAC, electrical and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) professionals. There isn’t a huge window for drywall hangers to fit in with those categories, so a foray into drywall tools wasn’t part of the initial FUEL release. Milwaukee is planning to rectify their neglect of drywall professions with an M18 FUEL Drywall Screwgun and an M18 Cut Out Tool.
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Milwaukee’s newest M18 Sawzall will use One-Key to optimize the tool for the material being cut.
When linked to the One-Key app, the user will be given the option to manually select a ramp-up speed and a maximum strokes per minute. The app will also give users the ability to choose the material they are cutting from a list provided by Milwaukee, then select the thickness of the material. The app will then make a recommendation for which blade the user should use, and dial in the ramp-up and speed accordingly. It wall also have all of the great One-Key tracking ability, which can act as a theft deterrent and help you find lost tools. (more…)
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One of the first new Bosch 36V tools we’ve seen in a while is this 1-1/8” SDS-Plus RH328VC-36 ($749) which will feature the same power output as the very popular corded Bulldog Xtreme RH228VC ($259) and almost identical to the RH328VC ($299). This new 36V rotary hammer will also come with the new 4.0Ah 36V batteries for one of the largest full tanks available for a cordless power tool. Additional features include the Active Response Technology (ART) a nice safety feature which keeps the tool from spinning out of control when it binds up. The Electronic Precision Control (EPC) utilizes soft-start and a reduced output for more precise drilling in cinder block or fine chiseling.
Interestingly we saw this tool demoed against the popular Milwaukee M18 FUEL rotary hammer 2715-22 ($549) which sports the same 1-1/8” rating and in testing seems to be able to hold its own against the corded Bosch RH228VC. The 36V Bosch is not a Brushless motor so we would think this might be better compared to the Makita 36V Rotary XRH05Z ($359, Bare) also not brushless. Historically Milwaukee has not been a big player in rotary hammer drills but in world of cordless tools easy access to battery packs can sometimes be the deciding factor and M18 batteries are powering more and more tools these days. For serious all day applications in concrete many users would probably prefer a true cordless Bosch bulldog hammer but it’ll be interesting to see how price and access to batteries factors in. A full size cordless SDS-Plus hammer showdown is definitely in the Coptool pipeline. (more…)
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