If you’ve never seen a rebar tier in action, it’s impressive. Depending on the type of tie required, you’ll see time savings anywhere from 50% – 80%. More realistically, you can assign one crew member to handle tying duties that you’d normally put 3 – 5 on to wrap up the job. Those time […]
One of the most common plumbing calls is the clogged drain. The unpleasantness of the clog’s cause is matched only by the difficulty accessing it. Unlike most jobs where you are in direct contact with the work, pipes are behind walls or underground. When the customer’s chemicals fail to clear the clog it’s time for the […]
New Kreg Hardware Installation Jigs Cover Cabinets, Concealed Hinges, and Drawer Slides Kreg continues to narrow the gap between the amateur and professional carpenter with the introduction of three new Kreg hardware installation jigs. Well-known for their pocket hole jigs (along with measuring, cutting, and routing solutions), Kreg pushes deeper with the cabinet hardware jig, 35 mm […]
One of the aspects of doing our head to head comparisons among tools is trying to control as many variables as possible so that it’s just the performance of each model we compare. When it came to our recent portable jobsite table saw shootout, that meant putting the same blade on each one. It didn’t […]
Some news came in today from our retail partner, Acme Tools. They officially launched the new DeWalt FlexVolt system online at AcmeTools.com and is accepting pre-orders for the new battery technology. DeWalt recently unveiled the FlexVolt system, which features the world’s first battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. With Acme Tools shipping DeWalt FlexVolt tools […]
Klein Tools already makes award winning tools. Now they’re also in the middle of its 2016 Electrician of the Year awards and has chosen six regional winners. Finalists were chosen based on demonstrating professional achievement, safety excellence, and community dedication. The grand prize winner will be chosen on October 8th and will receive $2,500 a year in free Klein Tools products for […]
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While most pro tool brands are pushing for bigger and more powerful tools, Bosch is looking to deliver smaller more compact tools but maintain the power that pros need. We recently looked at the 18V Compact Tough Drills overhaul with similar shrinking profile. These new 12V EC Brushless impacts are a great example with 975 in lbs on the ¼” driver, 1020 in lbs on the 3/8” but fit into the palm of your hand at 2.2lbs, 5.5”. Build for professionals with new EC brushless motors, all-meatal gearbox, Durashild housing and improved LED light ring. These are a little pricier than common 12V but again these are aimed at professionals, PS42 ($119, bare) & PS82 ($149, bare).
“For trade pros looking for a compact Impact driver or impact wrench that delivers power and go-anywhere convenience, the Bosch PS42 and PS82 have the answer,” said Tim Truesdale, product manager,
Plumbing small diameter pipe can be challenging enough and the challenge only grows with a pipe’s diameter. Ridgid has introduced the StrapLock Pipe Handle as a solution for hard-to-grip large pipe. The Ridgid StrapLock functions as an extra pair of strong hands for 3 to 8 inch diameters. It’s designed to perform in all conditions – wet, cold, […]
At one time, brushless drills were typically reserved for top tier product lines. Milwaukee, Makita, and DeWalt all have a line of brushed and brushless tools. With most companies, their premium products include brushless models. As prices have come down, and manufacturing processes improved, brushless is much more mainstream. The new $149 Kobalt 24V brushless drill […]
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When it comes to lighting in the power tool world, no one comes close to Milwaukee and their large line up lighting products. A couple years back, Milwaukee saw a huge gap in lighting and decided to jump on board and create some lighting solutions that work great for the contractor. As time has past, […]