Latest and Greatest Tools From November 2018
This edition of Latest and Greatest features new and noteworthy tools released in November, 2018. Check them out!
Klein Tool’s now has a handy Velcro wristband with built-in rare earth magnets. The magnets allow small metal parts, screws, and nails to be kept nearby at all times, saving time and effort. The wristband is made from breathable mesh so that it won’t be uncomfortable when worn on a wrist and has adjustable hook and loop closures. It’s also designed to attach to tool bags or belts. Klein’s Tradesman Pro Magnetic Wristband is available online and in stores now for $20.31.
Advertise with wood
If you make furniture, cabinets, or even if you just dabble in woodworking, check these classy stickers made by TOAST. They allow you to inform folks know who made that classy heirloom styling up their living room. You can have them custom made with your name, logo, or whatever design you can dream up. In addition to making stickers, TOAST also makes wood phone covers and other cool products. The stickers can be purchased in packages of 50 or more starting at $3.00 per sticker. For more information and to order your own custom wooden stickers, click here.
Makita Rebar Tying Tool
Okay, we know that a rebar tying tool may not have broad appeal, but ya gotta admit, it’s pretty cool. Makita’s new LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Rebar Tying Tool has a tying capacity of up to 5,300 ties (of #3 by #3 diameter rebar) on just one charge of Makita’s 5.0Ah battery. That’s a lot of ties. This tool also works with #4 and #5 diameter rebar, and Makita claims that it can tie multiple bars in under one second. The tying strength can also be digitally adjusted if different tension strengths are required. Plus, the wire reel is easy to reload and delivers up to 120 ties of #3 by #3 rebar per reel. Makita’s 18v LXT Cordless Rebar Tying Tool (XRT01ZK) is available now online and in stores for $2,385.21.
Wet/Dry Dust Extractor
The new Wet/Dry Dust Extractor from Bosch is the latest in a line of products designed to help construction pros comply with OSHA’s new dust regulations. The extractor provides industrial grade power, filtering fine dust, coarse dirt, and liquids. There’s not a lot that’s going to slow this beast down, with a 17-gallon capacity and a 17.5-amp motor. This power and the extractor’s 300 CFM (cubic feet per minute) capacity make it ideal for concrete pros looking to control dust when grinding or cutting through concrete. Bosch’s 17-Gallon 300-CFM Dust Extractor can be purchased online for $1,499.99.
DEWALT’s new line of hammers
A good hammer is an essential weapon in every pro’s arsenal. DEWALT’s new line of hammers includes 14 hammer in total and six new “Extended Performance” designs, all built to provide durability and to lessen the amount of vibration users experience. Each of the Extended Performance hammers features DEWALT’s innovative grip technology that dampens vibration, reducing sting by 35%. DEWALT’s new hammer line contains hammers designed for framing, finishing, demo and more, and features the 22 oz. 1 pc. Steel Hammer, winner of a 2018 Pro Tool Innovation Award. DEWALT’s first line of hammers were very popular, and they assured us that if you liked the first generation, you’re going to love this second generation. For more information on the entire line of DEWALT hammers check out DEWALT’s website.
ImpactGard from JELD-WEN
If you live or build in an area that is frequently hit by dangerously powerful storms, consider ImpactGard windows from JELD-WEN. ImpactGard windows are made from laminated glass that JELD-WEN says can withstand a strike from a 9-lb. piece of lumber flying at speeds up to 34 mph. The glass may crack after a heavy impact, but the chards will adhere to a special interlayer that hold it all together within the frame. This is both a safety and security feature. Glass shards won’t get everywhere if the window breaks, and potential thieves won’t be able to climb in through a busted window. On top of all of that, ImpactGard windows are designed to block out more sound and up to 95% of harmful UV rays. For more information and to find out where you can buy ImpactGard windows, click here.
M12 Rocket Tower Light
The M12 ROCKET Dual Power Tower Light is the first stand light to be part of Milwaukee Tool’s M12 system. Built specifically with construction pros in mind, the ROCKET light is light-weight and portable so it can be set up in tight spaces. To make up for its light weight, this tower light has a low center of gravity and an impact resistant base so that it doesn’t topple over easily. The light can either be plugged into an extension cord, or it can run for up to 10 hours on a single charge of the M12 Redlithium XC6.0 battery. The M12 ROCKET Dual Power Tower Light can be purchased (tool only) online and in stores for $169.00.
18V LXT® Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 10" Top Handle Chain Saw
It’s a race to fill out the product lineups of cordless alternatives to gas-powered landscaping equipment, and Makita remains among the leaders. Their latest competitor is a fully-cordless top handle chainsaw with a brushless motor and a 10-in. blade. Top handle saws (also called arborist saws) are much more maneuverable. They work great for trimming trees and are a must for those arborists dancing amongst the tree tops. The chainsaw’s features include:
- Weighs 7.2 lbs.
- Torque boost mode for cutting through dense material
- Variable speed trigger
- Adjustable, automatic chain lubrication
The Makita 18V LXT Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless 10” Top Handle Chain Saw will be available soon. For more information, click the link above.
Hanes Tec COMFORTGEAR
Sure, most clothing brands have an apparel line that caters to athletes. But Hanes has a new collection of high performance clothing for folks who work every day, not just for play. The collection includes a tank top, tights, sleeves, and socks designed to control odor, protect from the sun, block moisture, and provide compression. All of these features work together to keep pros comfortable and cool on the jobsite. The price of each item is in the chart below. For more information, click here.
|Active Comfort Tank||$22.99|
|Active Comfort Tight||$17.99|
|Active Comfort Sleeve||$11.99 (per pair)|
|Active Comfort Sock||$11.99 (per pair)|
Klein USB Testers
Klein Tool’s recently released three USB Meters and Testers that are designed to measure and monitor the power delivered by their USB ports. These testers are used not only to trouble shoot the output on USB ports, but they can also detect faulty cords. There are three different models (ET900, ET910, and ET920); each is built with durable cables and an industrial design, so they can survive the harshest jobsite conditions. The ET900 and ET910 are designed to work with the traditional USB-A ports, and ET920 works with the newer USB-C ports. The ET900 costs $16.99, the ET910 costs $39.99, and the ET920 costs $29.99. All three models are available online and in stores now.
Want more great new tools? Check out our collection of tools released in the summer of 2018.
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