Festool to Start Manufacturing FS Guide Rails in the US

Festool to Start Manufacturing FS Guide Rails in the US

FS Guide Rails are the first product to be manufactured at the Festool facility in Lebanon, IN. In a recent announcement
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Milwaukee High Demand 9.0Ah Battery Safety Notice

Milwaukee High Demand 9.0Ah Battery Safety Notice

On Friday June 30th Milwaukee Power Tools sent out  a mass email to it's users regarding their new High Demand
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SawStop Acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems (FESTOOL)

SawStop Acquired by TTS Tooltechnic Systems (FESTOOL)

SawStop of Tualatin, Oregon today announced they are being acquired by the parent company of Festool, TTS Tooltechnic Systems out
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Skilsaw SOUTHPAW Blade Left 7-1/4″ Circular Saw, SPT67M8-01

Skilsaw SOUTHPAW Blade Left 7-1/4″ Circular Saw, SPT67M8-01

When you ask which blade side of a circular saw a user likes the answer is almost always a regional
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Milwaukee +Stop Lock 2″ & 4″ Hand Clamps

Milwaukee +Stop Lock 2″ & 4″ Hand Clamps

The +Stop Lock clamps from Milwaukee Tools have been out for around a year but we are just now getting
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Makita Remote Battery Pod Adapters

Makita Remote Battery Pod Adapters

In a few countries outside the US Makita Power Tools offers remote battery adapters like what's pictured below.  These adapter
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Surefire Sonic Defenders Filtered Hearing Protection

Surefire Sonic Defenders Filtered Hearing Protection

Many times we like to go back and visit products on the market that really standout.  The Sonic Defenders line
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Makita Remote & Headlamp LED 18V LXT Lights – Coming to the US?

Makita Remote & Headlamp LED 18V LXT Lights – Coming to the US?

In this global market which extends far beyond the United States it's very interesting to look at products in other
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Milwaukee Underhood Automotive M12 Cordless LED Light

Milwaukee Underhood Automotive M12 Cordless LED Light

One Automotive Underhood LED Light to Rule Them All!   Building a Better Mouse Trap Let's face it when working on a car
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Are Single Battery 110V Power Inverters Coming Down the Pipeline?

Are Single Battery 110V Power Inverters Coming Down the Pipeline?

Our Tool Prediction articles are intended to be a glimpse into the future of what products we think are right
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Dewalt BREAKAWAY Reciprocating Saw Blades – 2 Blades in 1

Dewalt BREAKAWAY Reciprocating Saw Blades – 2 Blades in 1

Dewalt has just released a couple new metal cutting reciprocating saw blades with a very unique feature.  You'll notice these
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Makita Cordless XCS02ZK / XCS02T1 18V Steel Rod and Rebar Flush Cutter

Makita Cordless XCS02ZK / XCS02T1 18V Steel Rod and Rebar Flush Cutter

Out of left field Makita has just released a very cool flush cutting rebar and threaded rod tool. The new XCS02ZK
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Bosch Helps Breakdown the Silicosis Dangers and OSHA Requirements

Bosch Helps Breakdown the Silicosis Dangers and OSHA Requirements

Bosch wants it's users to be up to date on the dangers of silicosis and what the upcoming OSHA crackdown
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Milwaukee Steelhead Diamond Metal Cutting Blades

Milwaukee Steelhead Diamond Metal Cutting Blades

Milwaukee recently released a new line of diamond coated metal cutting blades.  These blades are in direct competition to the
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Makita Rolls Out New GD0603 Compact 1/4″ Die Grinder

Makita Rolls Out New GD0603 Compact 1/4″ Die Grinder

A new look at an old tool.  The return of a compact 1/4" die grinder with the Makita GD0603.   This Spring
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New SawStop Table Saw Options Coming Summer 2017

New SawStop Table Saw Options Coming Summer 2017

In a letter to dealers SawStop out of Tualatin, OR has announced a new line of table saw options coming
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Knipex Launches New Line Of Tethered Hand Tools

Knipex Launches New Line Of Tethered Hand Tools

Knipex Tools from Germany has released a large line of tethered capable pliers and hand tools. "The KNIPEX Tethered Tools Program
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Bullet Tools Upgrades Shear Tables to High Density Plastic

Bullet Tools Upgrades Shear Tables to High Density Plastic

Bullet Tools announced last week they are upgrading the wooden tables on select models.  The tables on the 113FLR 13"
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Makita XWT08 Impact Wrench vs. BTW450 & IR2131A on 150ft./lb Lug Nuts

Makita XWT08 Impact Wrench vs. BTW450 & IR2131A on 150ft./lb Lug Nuts

In this short video we do a basic side-by-side test of the Makita XWT08 brushless impact versus the Makita BTW450
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The Ultimate 12V Drill/Driver from Bosch – Bosch GSR12V-15 FlexiClick

The Ultimate 12V Drill/Driver from Bosch – Bosch GSR12V-15 FlexiClick

Bosch is set to release the most feature packed 12V drill/driver on the market.  The new Bosch GSR12V-15 FlexiClick is
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Metabo 627301000 Eight Bay Li-ion Cordless Battery Charger

Metabo 627301000 Eight Bay Li-ion Cordless Battery Charger

If there was a contest for the biggest baddest cordless tool battery charger Metabo would win the award hands down.
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Imperial IBOAT360 – First Ever Titanium Coated Carbide Multi-Tool Blade

Imperial IBOAT360 – First Ever Titanium Coated Carbide Multi-Tool Blade

Imperial blades out of Sun Prairie, WI has launched the FIRST EVER titanium coated carbide tipped multi-tool blade.  IBOAT360.   Imperial IBOAT360 Blade The
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Hitachi G12VE BRUSHLESS 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder

Hitachi G12VE BRUSHLESS 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder

Hitachi pushes the envelope on performance grinders with their new G12VE 4-1/2" variable speed BRUSHLESS 12 amp angle grinder.   Brushless In the
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Cuz-D Industries “Straight Flush Saw” – Undercutting and More

Cuz-D Industries “Straight Flush Saw” – Undercutting and More

It's not often a new product comes into an existing category that really makes us stop and take notice.  There
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OSHA Delays Silica Standard Until Sept. 2017

OSHA Delays Silica Standard Until Sept. 2017

THREE MONTH DELAY In an unexpected move the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a
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SawStop vs. Bosch REAXX Lawsuit Press Release Update

SawStop vs. Bosch REAXX Lawsuit Press Release Update

Today SawStop out of Tualatin, OR has issued an updated press release in regards to their ongoing lawsuit with German
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Rugged Job Site Coffeemaker – COFFEEBOXX From OXX, Inc.

Rugged Job Site Coffeemaker – COFFEEBOXX From OXX, Inc.

The COFFEEBOXX from OXX, Inc is not your normal tool to be discussed or reviewed on ToolREPORT.  But since the
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Makita DRC200Z RoboPRO Brushless 36V Cordless Robotic Industrial Vacuum

Makita DRC200Z RoboPRO Brushless 36V Cordless Robotic Industrial Vacuum

Industrial DRC200Z Robotic Cordless Vacuum From Makita Who is the DRC200Z Robotic Vacuum Customer? You may be thinking this is way out
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New CORE18V 6.3 Ah Battery Pack From Bosch

New CORE18V 6.3 Ah Battery Pack From Bosch

Bosch recently upped their high capacity battery offering with a CORE18V 6.3 Ah battery.  This new battery pack is a
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Milwaukee Tick – Wireless One-Key Tool & Equipment Tracker

Milwaukee Tick – Wireless One-Key Tool & Equipment Tracker

Why Do We Need Equipment Tracking Devices? Keeping track of expensive tools and equipment on job sites has been a headache
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ITC Issues Cease & Desist to Bosch Regarding REAXX US Saw Sales

ITC Issues Cease & Desist to Bosch Regarding REAXX US Saw Sales

The Ongoing Battle of SawStop Versus Bosch Over REAXX Saw. So is the REAXX saw now dead.  Is the lawsuit over?   Official
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Makita Launches New 36V Cordless Rear Handle Saw, XSR01Z & XSR01PT

Makita Launches New 36V Cordless Rear Handle Saw, XSR01Z & XSR01PT

As with years past Makita has used the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas as a platform to announce
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TOOL PREDICTION – Premium Battery Packs

TOOL PREDICTION – Premium Battery Packs

TOOL PREDICTION - PREMIUM BATTERY PACKS Premium battery packs is an idea I've been kicking around for at least a couple
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A Carbon Fiber Composite Hammer Tacker by Dewalt?

A Carbon Fiber Composite Hammer Tacker by Dewalt?

First I need to put a out a small disclaimer.  I'm kind of a carbon fiber nerd.  Have been ever
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Stanley Black & Decker Buys Iconic Craftsman Line From Sears for $900 Million

Stanley Black & Decker Buys Iconic Craftsman Line From Sears for $900 Million

It was reported today that the Stanley Black & Decker company will purchase the Craftsman brand from Sears for a
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Skil Launches Concrete Cutting “Medusaw” Worm Drive 7-1/4″ Circular Saw

Skil Launches Concrete Cutting “Medusaw” Worm Drive 7-1/4″ Circular Saw

Medusaw Skil has launched an exciting new Skilsaw branded concrete cutting specific circular saw named the Medusaw.  This new saw is
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1800 Watt Portable Power Station & Charger. The DCB1800B From Dewalt

1800 Watt Portable Power Station & Charger. The DCB1800B From Dewalt

Dewalt's New DCB1800B and DCB1800M3T1 Portable Power Station. Dewalt is changing the game with an 1800 watt portable power station combined
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New Site Feature – Tool Predictions

New Site Feature – Tool Predictions

We Are Pleased to Roll Out a Fun New Site Feature! Part of being around the tool industry for over 20
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Stanley Black & Decker Buys Newell Brands Irwin & Lenox for $1.95B

Stanley Black & Decker Buys Newell Brands Irwin & Lenox for $1.95B

Stanley Black & Decker has just penned a deal to buy the tool brands of Newell (well known for it's
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Knipex Ear Clamp Pliers 10 98 i220 & 10 99 i220

Knipex Ear Clamp Pliers 10 98 i220 & 10 99 i220

Knipex recently released two new ear clamp pliers.  For those unfamiliar with ear clamp pliers, they are used to tighten/clamp
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Honda Rolls Out two New Inverter Generators – EG2800i/EB2800i

Honda Rolls Out two New Inverter Generators – EG2800i/EB2800i

New 2800 Watt Generators Announced by Honda. Honda has just released two new inverter generators in the 2800 watt range. The
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Hypertherm Launches the Much Anticipated Powermax 45 XP Plasma Cutter

Hypertherm Launches the Much Anticipated Powermax 45 XP Plasma Cutter

For those in the metalworking world know Hypertherm makes some of the best plasma cutting units on the market.  Their
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Bosch Responds to SawStop Patent Lawsuit on REAXX Saw

Bosch Responds to SawStop Patent Lawsuit on REAXX Saw

As was written about a couple days ago, SawStop, LLC has released a statement regarding Bosch's new REAXX table saw.  Read
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Makita Creates Game Changing Sub-Compact 18V Li-Ion Cordless Category

Makita Creates Game Changing Sub-Compact 18V Li-Ion Cordless Category

Makita Sub-Compact - A New Category of 18V Cordless Tools Makita Power Tools is about to launch a possibly huge industry
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SawStop Releases Statement Regarding Bosch Patent Infringement on REAXX Saw

SawStop Releases Statement Regarding Bosch Patent Infringement on REAXX Saw

Today SawStop, LLC released a lengthy statement in regards to the newly launched Bosch REAXX GTS1041A-09 table saw which they claim
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Bosch Power Tools to Sell Skil Brand to Chervon Ltd.

Bosch Power Tools to Sell Skil Brand to Chervon Ltd.

On August 23 the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation signed an agreement to sell their popular Skil brand to Nanjing, China
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Milwaukee Launches 9.0Ah M18 Li-Ion High Demand Battery Pack

Milwaukee Launches 9.0Ah M18 Li-Ion High Demand Battery Pack

This week Milwaukee finally started shipping their much anticipated 9.0Ah battery pack for their M18 Li-Ion platform.  Their marketing department
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Pony Clamp to Suspend Operations in Chicago, IL

Pony Clamp to Suspend Operations in Chicago, IL

A well loved American manufacturing company has announced it will be ceasing operation of it Chicago, IL headquarters.  Once known
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Channellock Releases New Aviation Snips

Channellock Releases New Aviation Snips

The well known US brand Channellock has introduced a new line of aviation snips.  These snips are reportedly manufactured by
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Bosch FL12 LED 12V Li-Ion Work Light w/ Video

Bosch FL12 LED 12V Li-Ion Work Light w/ Video

Bosch has released a new flashlight for their popular 12V Li-Ion cordless platform.  This light has some unique features and
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Cordless Tool Platform Buying Guide

Cordless Tool Platform Buying Guide

Selecting a battery platform from any of the major power tool manufacturers can be an exhausting exercise.  Especially in the
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Metabo Angle Grinder Arbor Lock Fix w/ Video

Metabo Angle Grinder Arbor Lock Fix w/ Video

The repair department of our sister company has had several Metabo WEPA 14-125 angle grinders come in with the same
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Fein WSG 7-115 Angle Grinder – Unboxing & Quick Review

Fein WSG 7-115 Angle Grinder – Unboxing & Quick Review

We got our hands on a Fein WSG 7 115 5" angle grinder.  We give you a quick unboxing as
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Welding Hooks to Tractor Bucket Using Miller 211 & Fein Grinder

Welding Hooks to Tractor Bucket Using Miller 211 & Fein Grinder

We walk through the quick process of welding weld-on style hooks to a compact tractor bucket.  In the video we
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Chainsaw Buyers Guide

Chainsaw Buyers Guide

This buyers guide is being updated.
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Using Slim or Compact Makita Batteries in Tools Requiring High Capacity Packs

Using Slim or Compact Makita Batteries in Tools Requiring High Capacity Packs

Are you looking to run slim 18V Li-Ion Makita battery packs on your tools only designed to run the fatter
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Locking Pliers Buying Guide

Locking Pliers Buying Guide

This buying guide is being updated.
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Dewalt’s New 20V Max Adapter for 18V Tools – DCA1820

Dewalt’s New 20V Max Adapter for 18V Tools – DCA1820

Dewalt is launching a new accessory this month for their 18V platform that could be a game changer for their
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Hitachi Buys German Power Tool Maker Metabo For Reported $180 Million

Hitachi Buys German Power Tool Maker Metabo For Reported $180 Million

Hitachi Koki Co. has announced that it will acquire full ownership of Nurtingen, Germany-based Metabo Aktiengesellschaft from its parent company
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Bosch GCM12SD – First Look

Bosch GCM12SD – First Look

At first glance the new Bosch GCM12SD glide saw will have you scratching your head.  Gone are the traditional sliding
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