New Bosch Sandwich Tuckpointing Diamond Blades Combine Long Life and Speed for Superior Performance Offering includes 4 ½” and 5” diameter blades for heavy-duty applications
Every brick or stone building in North America will meet the tuckpointer at some point to cut, clean and repair old mortar. Deteriorating mortar leads to water seepage, which can ruin the structural integrity of a building. This critical application demands high-quality, long-lasting diamond tuckpointing blades that can withstand a harsh environment. And Bosch has the cost-efficient answer. Read more
DEWALT® Launches New 40-Pound Demolition Hammer with SHOCKS-Active Vibration Control® for Vibration Control and Comfort
DEWALT announces the launch of its new 40-pound demolition hammer D25960K which has been designed to offer contractors elite performance, comfort, durability and ease of use. The D225960K ideal for a variety of professionals including electricians, waterproofers, and mechanical, concrete, demolition and general contractors. Read more
Milwaukee Electric Tool continues to expand the fastest growing 18V platform in the industry with the introduction of the new M18™ Cordless Caulk and Adhesive Gun. Capable of delivering up to 950 lbs. of force for the highest viscosity materials, this powerful applicator supplies unmatched pushing force for the toughest applications, even in cold temperatures. The variable speed trigger and six-setting maximum speed dial optimize the tool’s 0-21 IPM (inches per minute) flow rate for best-in-class control. Read more
DEWALT® Launches New Three-Beam Line Laser with Design Advancements for Improved Layout and Ease of Use
DEWALT has announced the launch of its new Line Laser (DW089K) which features multiple design enhancements to improve productivity on the jobsite. The DW089K is ideal for professionals tasked with residential and commercial applications such as installing cabinets, drop ceilings, chair rails or doors and windows. The Line Laser can also be used when installing floor and wall tile or mapping wall layout.
“Contractors are increasingly using lasers to improve their productivity, and according to our research, many professionals want a line laser that assists with layout work,” said Ward Smith, product manager, DEWALT. “The third vertical beam that our new unit offers, aids in layout applications to solve many of the common frustrations our users experienced. This Read more
New Bosch Daredevil™ Framing Blades Bring Precision and Speed to Ripping and Cutting TasksLine that starts sharper, stays sharper incorporates circular saw blades in sizes from 6-½” to 8-¼”
On the jobsite time is money, so framers need circular saw blades that make fast, precise cuts over a long period of time. And that’s just what the new Bosch Daredevil™ framing blades bring to the table everyday: Thin-kerf, extra-hard steel plate blades with triple-sharp carbide teeth that power through wood to deliver a combination of speed and a smooth finish. A Speed Coat™ finish provides added speed and avoids binding in treated or wet lumber.
Bosch Daredevil framing blades provide significant performance and product-life improvements over other framing blades thanks to enhancements like Bosch C3 Micrograin Carbide, which stays sharper longer and resists impact damage, and triple-sharp teeth that are sharpened on the face, top and sides. Read more
Metabo has introduced its first professional-grade cordless angle grinder, complete with a rotating battery pack, making it ideal for grinding and cutting applications in hard to reach areas. The W18LXT cordless angle grinder is part of Metabo’s Power Master Series of 18 V lithium-ion cordless power tools.
This 4-1/2” grinder’s slim motor housing and ergonomic side handle make it comfortable and easy to use throughout the day. The cost-effective, durable Read more
Important regulatory debate taking place in Washington, DC that could have a significant impact on the woodworking industry.
The Power Tool Institute (PTI) is working to promote safety through a voluntary standard process, while the government is considering a petition by patent attorney Stephen Gass. Gass’s petition could mandate a design standard that has the potential to eliminate portable benchtop saws from the market due to the cost of compliance.
PTI members are working to promote safety through the updated UL 987 safety standard, investing
hundreds of millions of dollars in an effort to make table saws and other power tools safe when used
properly. Since 2007, manufacturers have introduced over 800,000 saws with newly designed guards that meet the requirements of the UL 987 safety standard. To date, there has been only one reported blade contact injury on a table saw with the new guard. Read more
What better time to talk about the Milwaukee M12 Heated Jacket (2330L) than the middle of summer. As I sit writing this on my patio it is a balmy 86 degrees F outside. The point is I like being warm and do not like the cold, I have been wanting a M12 Jacket since the day they came out. Finally at the end of spring Eric gets me one from ACME Tools (www.acmetools.com) to shut me up. At the rate these jackets sell, now might be a good time to grab one while they are in stock.
When the Jacket arrived eyes gleaming I tore open the box like Tom Hanks in Castaway when he opened the Fed-Ex boxes. Finally I got one, I see it in my hands, I feel it, I smell it, OMG I love this jacket. I try it on and it fits like a glove, I pop a Red Lithium in the back pocket, hold the button down and it lights up flashing red. Everywhere I go with this jacket on and in heat mode people come up to me and say what is that? When I say heated jacket they are amazed and want one, I feel like a rockstar! Read more
New Bosch Wallscanner D-tect™150 Scores Industry First with the Use of Patented Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Radar Technology UWB Radar Technology pinpoints material type, depth and relative width of objects with superior accuracy
Bosch Measuring Tools, the world-wide leader in measuring technology, introduces the use of Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) Radar Technology with the new Bosch D-tect 150 Wall/Floor scanner. With the use of UWB Radar Technology, Bosch has created the first detector that exceeds all other conventional sensor scanners by bringing superior detection depth and accuracy to the job-site.
The Bosch D-tect 150 is the only scanner in the marketplace that can display material type, depth & relative width information of ferrous and non-ferrous metal, non-metal objects (i.e. wooden studs and plastic pipes) and live AC wires in concrete, wet concrete, deep concrete, in-floor heating, drywall, metal and signal view. It can even measure up to a depth of 6” in cured concrete.