Latest and Greatest
May 2018 Latest and Greatest- Brilliant Products For Your Pouch
Bosch GAS18V-02 Cordless Hand-held Vacuum
Shop vacs are great for sucking up dirt and debris, but not so great when it comes to lugging around and storing. Bosch’s new Cordless Hand-held Vacuum offers a lightweight alternative to the traditional jobsite vacuum. The whole device weighs only 2.9 lbs without a battery and can hold up to 61 cubic inches of debris. Plus the dust cup is transparent so you can always check how full you’re getting and avoid bogging down. The Bosch GAS18V-02 Cordless Hand-held Vacuum is available now for $99 in the US and $129 in Canada.
RIPMAX 7-1/4 Circular Saw Model C7UR
Here’s one for all you speed-demons out there: Hitachi Power Tools just introduced the “Ultra-Fast” RIPMAX 7-1/4” Pro Circular Saw. The C7UR uses a 15-Amp motor to cut at an impressive 6,800 RPMs. That’s more than enough to rip through the toughest LVL out there. One intuitive detail that Hitachi has added is a cord hook so you can tuck the cord securely out of the way while making a cut. The C7UR, along withHitachi’s dust collector set, can connect to dust collection systems that complies with OSHA regulations, perfect when cutting fiber cement. Look for the RIPMAX 7-1/4 Circular Saw Model C7UR online or in stores for $149.00.
Fiskars has been creating cutting tools since 1649, so it’s no surprise that they have the knowhow to produce a quality product. They recently announced a new line of utility knives that promise a few cool new features. The knives have an improved locking system that prevents accidental blade release, a smarter button placement, and maybe best of all, the guts of the knives won’t fall on the ground when changing a blade. The knife line includes a Folding Utility Knife, a Fixed Utility Knife, a Retractable Utility Knife, Snap-off Utility Knives, Drywaller’s Utility Knives, and Painter’s Utility Knives. Fiskar’s utility knives are available online now.
Electrician’s tool pouch
Cementex is a company built around providing industrial professionals with safety hand tools. Their new Basic Electrician’s 9-piece Service Tool Kit contains:
- 9” Linesman’s Pliers
- 7 ½” Diagonal Cutting Pliers
- 7” Needle Nose Pliers
- 9” Combination Stripper and Crimper
- #1 x 3” Phillips Screwdriver, Cushion Group
- #2 x 4” Phillips Screwdriver, Cushion Grip
- ¼” x 6” Slotted Screwdriver, Cushion Grip
- 3/16” x 4-1/2” Slotted Screwdriver, Cushion Grip
- 3/16” x 6” Slotted Screwdriver, Cushion Grip
Each tool is double-insulated, a Cementex signature, and complies with the IEC 900 and ASTM F1505 standards. This helps make sure that you are meeting all of your OSHA and NFPA requirements. Cementex double-insulated tools are tested to 10,000 VAC and rated for 1,000 VAC when working on live parts. The Cementex TR-9EK Basic Electrician Tool Kit is available now.
Laser Distance Measurers
Measuring distances on the jobsite over 100 feet used to be tricky. Distance measuring lasers changed that. Now all it takes to measure a long distance is the click of a button. Extech’s new DT-M series of laser distance measurers take convenience and safety to the next level. They are rugged, pocket-sized and only require one hand to operate, with an easy to read backlit display that measures up to 330 feet. They can be used to obtain Min/Max readings and indirect height measurements using Pythagorean calculations, all while storing up to 20 successive readings and easily adding and subtracting multiple measurements. Extech is a FLIR company, so you know the technology is cutting edge. So, if you need a quick and accurate measurement on the jobsite, this is a tool you should take a look at. Extech’s DT-M Laser Distance Measurers are available now online and in stores for $129.99.
Rugged reaching tool
Klein Tools’ Telescoping Magnetic LED Pickup Tool is the kind of tool that you don’t think you need until you do. The magnetic end is attached to a telescoping arm with an attached LED light so that you can easily see whatever small object you’re trying to snag. The telescoping arm extends up to 22 inches and has a gooseneck for added maneuverability. Plus, the whole tool has a ten-foot drop rating and is water and dust resistant. The Klein Telescoping Magnetic LED Pickup Tool is a smart addition to any tool box or bag and is available now in stores and online for $24.97.
You may have noticed that everything on the jobsite is going cordless. One unfortunate side effect of this is that air-compressors are slowly becoming a rare sight, so if you get a flat tire you may just find yourself in a bind. That’s where Milwaukee Tool’s Compact Inflator comes in. According to Milwaukee this is the first ever cordless inflator capable of filling a light truck tire from 0 to full in under 1 minute. One great feature is the “TrueFill Auto Shutoff Technology” which will shit off the inflator as soon as your tire reaches the desired pressure. The M12 Compact Inflator can be found in stores and online now starting at $69 for the bare tool.
Carbide Drill Bits
Drilling through concrete is tough work and a little bit of help can go a long way. Bosch designed their new SpeedXtreme™ SDS-max® Rotary Hammer Bits with that in mind. These bits are designed to punch through concrete, with a full carbide head with a four-cutter design. The four-cutter design gives you a 180-degree cutting diameter and 100 percent power transfer while drilling; basically, no energy is being wasted. The max bits come in sizes up to one inch in diameter, double the size of most other rotary hammer bits. Bosch’s SpeedXtreme™ SDS-max® Rotary Hammer Bits are available now.
New hammers and axes from Dewalt
If your trusty sledge is getting a little to worn out, or even if it’s not, now is a good time to upgrade. DEWALT recently introduced a new line of ExoCore Sledge Hammers and Axes that are designed to last. The sledges have a carbon fiber overlay to prevent handle damage. One side of the sledge is smooth but the other has a “concentrated strike face,” which is a funky waffle pattern that really packs a punch, especially when whacking a flat surface like a concrete slab. Also check out DEWALT’s new line of axes as well. The new DEWALT ExoCore Sledge Hammers and Axes can be purchased now with prices starting at $29.99.
Top of the line winch
A winch is one thing that you definitely don’t want to have fail while you are using it. Polaris went back and took a look at the winch on their Ranger, examining how they could improve. What they came up with is the Rapid Rope Recovery PRO HD Winch Technology. This winch is a redesigned model with the ability to re-spool rope five times faster than their previous winch’s lower gear. They also added a wireless remote so that you can guide the rope from the end as it re-spools, and an AutoStop so the winch stops when the rope is fully returned. On top of all that, the winch’s receiver box has been enhanced so that it will always work, even through water and mud.
The Polaris Pro HD Winch lineup is available in:
- PRO HD 6,000-pound Winch (RANGER®)
- PRO HD 4,500-pound Winch (RANGER, RZR®, GENERAL®)
- PRO HD 3,000-pound Winch (SPORTSMAN, ACE)
The Polaris Pro HD Winch Lineup is available in dealerships now starting at $549.99.