BOSCH 36V Batteries & Wireless Charging | WOC Preview

BOSCH – 36 Volts And Counting Remember when 12v tools were the shizzle? Now, 36 is the word and the power and the future (at least for 2015), according to Bosch’s Tim Truesdale. He’s the man with the plan for Bosch Battery Technology and Wireless Charging. According to Tim, their focus this year is the […]

BOSCH 3-1/4″ Planer PL1632 | WOC Preview

BOSCH Planer – A Better Mousetrap? I like Jim Stevens. He’s a nice guy and genuinely loves what he does for a living. As a designer of fine woodworking tools for Bosch, he puts his heart and soul into everything he creates or helps create. He understands the tools and he understands how they’re going […]

Milwaukee M18 3-1/4″ Planer | Preview

M18 3-1/4″ Cordless Planer So, I got to try this planer out for all of about 5 minutes at the Milwaukee Media Event this year. What I can tell you is that it feel solid and has a nice weight and balance to it, it’s powered by your collection of M18 batteries, and it has […]

BOSCH CM12SD Miter Saw | WOC Preview

New & Improved Compound Miter Saw? Bosch was a major presence at the World of Concrete this year in Las Vegas and they brought some of their newest tool innovations to show us in the desert sunshine (amidst the concrete dust). We liked what we saw, especially with this tool – the CM12SD Sliding Compound […]

Milwaukee HVAC & Insulation Knives | Preview

Milwaukee Insulation Knives for Tradesmen Milwaukee is widening their family of tools to include new knives designed specifically for HVAC and ducting contractors. The new knives will be available this year and it’s obvious that a lot of R&D went into the tools. Milwaukee Tool’s Derek Rose gave us the rundown on the family of […]

Milwaukee Copper Tubing Cutters | Preview

Tubing Cutters – Improved! Sometimes it’s the simple things that give the biggest return on investment. Actually, it’s more often than not the case. We tend to over-think a lot of stuff these days. It’s nice to see some useful, but simple improvements made to a tool that has been largely left alone for many […]

Milwaukee Cheater Pipe Wrench | Preview

The Cheater You’ll Want To Keep Why are divorces so expensive? Because they’re worth it. That goes for plumbers, as well. It’s a nasty smelly job in most cases, so any tool that makes it easier – we’re all for it! That’s what Milwaukee’s Cheater Pipe Wrench aims to do – combining 4 tools into […]

What’s New? Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2015

Milwaukee’s Latest Cordless Tools As Paul Fry reminded us in our interview with him, it’s been 3 long years since we were introduced to the magic and wonder of M18 FUEL from Milwaukee. It was the marriage of the ultimate superhero battery and the latest brushless motor technology. When combined, it gave us a thrill […]

Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE) | Recap

GIE+EXPO, the Green Industry & Equipment Expo, boasts the largest outdoor power equipment, products for landscapes, gardens, outdoor leisure, hardscapes and light construction trade show. Every October, the Kentucky Exposition Center plays host. Oh, did I mention that they also have 19 acres of outdoor space where attendees gleefully tried out many of the new […]

IWF 2014 Recap

IWF 2014 Estimates Draw of Over 20,000 Exhibitors and Attendees Early reports indicate over 900 exhibitors taking up over 448,000 square feet of floor space. Every other year, Atlanta plays host to one of the largest woodworking trade shows, the International Woodworking Fair, or known simply as, IWF.  This show alternates with the Association of […]