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Week In Review Ep. 144 | Festool Cordless, M18 Switch Tank & More!

The Coptool Week In Review – 1/25/2019 – Episode 144 Join us every weekend for everything you should be paying attention to in the world of Power Tools! Sponsored by Ohio Power Tool, https://www.ohiopowertool.com

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Power Tool Week In Review Ep122 | News on Makita, Ryobi, Bosch, Craftsman, Mafell, Echo + Giveaways!

Red Beard & The Den of Tools tells the origin story of DeWalt, Mark Thomas puts a circular saw on a long stick, Bosch is giving away 2,000 Impacts and we’re giving away a Milwaukee Gen 3 Hammer Drill! View this and more on YOUR Power Tool Week In Review, Episode 122.

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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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Power Tool Week In Review Ep112 | Home Depot vs. Lowes, Fein 18V Mag Drill, Bosch 400′ Laser

Wow! We’re 12 episodes in and the response has been amazing. Thank you for watching every weekend and the support. In episode 12 we look into the new Bosch Blaze Laser, search for the Electrician of The Year, pulling a truck with Fish tape and watch Home Depot & Lowes duke it out. To view all of this and more, watch the video above or scroll through the content below. (more…)

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Stanley Black & Decker Buys Craftsman Tools

Stanley Craftsman Tool

It looks like the shopping spree continues for Stanley Black &Decker, after dropping $2 billion on Lenox & Irwin and before the ink is even dry they are dropping another $900 Million on Sear’s Craftsman Tool brand. Sears has continue to struggle so selling off the Craftsman brand frees up some much needed capital, in addition to closing some stores and streamlining their business hopefully they will again become a successful retailer. (more…)

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A Nation That’s Losing Its Toolbox – New York Times Article

 

THE scene inside the Home Depot on Weyman Avenue here would give the old-time American craftsman pause.

In Aisle 34 is precut vinyl flooring, the glue already in place. In Aisle 26 are prefab windows. Stacked near the checkout counters, and as colorful as a Fisher-Price toy, is a not-so-serious-looking power tool: a battery-operated saw-and-drill combo. And if you don’t want to be your own handyman, head to Aisle 23 or Aisle 35, where a help desk will arrange for an installer.

It’s all very handy stuff, I guess, a convenient way to be a do-it-yourselfer without being all that good with tools. But at a time when the American factory seems to be a shrinking presence, and when good manufacturing jobs have vanished, perhaps never to return, there is something deeply troubling about this dilution of American craftsmanship. Read the Full New York Times Article
      

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The Woodworking Show 2011 Columbus, Ohio Review & Photos

Last weekend we spend a good amount of time over 3 days at The Woodworking Show basically to learn how little we really actually know about woodworking. The show covers all levels of woodworking from very basics that even young kids can get started with, up to very advance techniques, processes & equipment. Booths ranged from teaching workshops to cutting lumber to bulk supply dealers to every kind of product demonstrations and of course one of the highlights the Bosch Tool booth from Ohio Power Tool. Check out this photo album for all our pictures from the show.

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ToolSnob – Oscillating Tool Accessories: What Fits What?

The Oscillating tools have become the biggest new categories of tools to hit the market in years. I though last year was going to be the biggest Christmas push but this year has possible been even better for these vibrating tools. I even heard the Dremel Multi-Max was the most popular tool sold in the entire world this year (although it did come from the mouth of a Dremel rep)! It seems like everybody will have one here shortly but with all the different models and different accessories there has been A LOT of confusion about which accessories work with which tools.

The great guys over at ToolSnob.com helped us all out by making a handy little chart for the most popular models of oscillating tools and what accessories will work with which tools. The post looks at the adaptors and which tools lock in place vs simply “fit”. It also links to all their reviews on each of the tools which are all pretty comprehensive reviews. I would encourage everyone to take a minute and check it out.

     

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Craftsman NEXTEC 12V Auto-Hammer Review

 

Perhaps you have seen a commercial for the Craftsman Auto-Hammer recently and wondered as I did how useful is this new tool really. Would this ever replace my real hammer? Can it do handle large nails, what about finishing nails? I had the chance to review one the other day and hopefully this will provide a little insight if you are thinking about getting one or asking Santa to put one under the tree. Checkout the photos and also a Coptool YouTube video below.  

Out of the Box

A flip up view window to check out what’s inside… I suppose it can be helpful to check out the actual size of the tool, closest you’ll get to having a model on display. Just like the large Lego kits from my younger years, got me pumped then too. When I got the tool out I was a little surprised it had only 1 battery, I had originally thought it came with two. Also the bag was a little wimpy; it comes in two separate parts you need to put together by the zipper. As for the tool itself it’s pretty basic, no battery indicator, speed adjustment, adjustable heads or other such features. The good news is the tool is the perfect size, it feels nice in the hand with a large trigger and full soft grip that goes all the way to the top so you can use your other hand to stabilize the head. The battery looks just like every other 12 volt lithium you have ever seen with 3 cells inside. The charger is pretty basic with standard indicator lights and 30 minute charge time.

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Workshop of the Future – Instructables

I have many regularly visited websites for tools, gadgets, projects and building stuff but one of my favorites has got to be Instructables. The basic idea of the site is it is a place where anyone can post a “How To” on building anything. It has a huge fan base of active uploaders for everything from fully working electric cars to simple cooking recipes.

Recently Craftsman sponsored a contest for the “Workshop of the Future” where the winner gets a $20,000 gift card from Sears to get all new tools for their workshop. Unfortunately the submission portion is over however the voting begins today, Jan 5th – Jan 11th. Help determine who should get the money from the 172 entries; there are some pretty good ideas here.    

    

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