All posts by Adam Spafford

Gas Blowers Versus Battery Powered Blowers

It might not be that time of year yet, but you can see it from here: the time to move leaves, grass clippings, and general detritus from lawns, driveways, and sidewalks. What’s that? You don’t want to rake and sweep all day long for a week? Neither do we, and so joining that aversion with […]

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Thermacell Halo, Backpacker, and Tick Control System

Thermacell Repellents recently introduced three new products for 2017 designed to keep outdoor activities pest-free: the Thermacell Halo, Thermacell Backpacker, and Thermacell Control System. Non-topical Thermacell repellent products are government tested and EPA approved, using technology that the US Department of Defense has employed to protected troops from mosquito-borne illnesses for years. And the Non-topical […]

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Bosch Impact Tough Bits Upgraded and Expanded

Bosch recently upgraded the design of its Bosch Impact Tough Bits to keep pace with ever more powerful impact drivers. The upgrade includes impact-rated screw driving bits, double-ended bits, nut setters, and sockets and bit holders. The bits feature Bosch’s Xtended Torsion Zone, designed to absorb torque peaks and reduce breakage by transferring torque stress at […]

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What Work Gloves Do I Need? A Pro’s Guide

Even though our hands are critical to our jobs, some of us neglect to protect them properly. Unlike exposure injuries like respirable crystalline silica to the lungs, injuries to the hands are immediately apparent. That’s because the hands are home to some of the body’s most dense clusters of nerve endings. These nerve endings allow […]

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw

Milwaukee recently introduced the newest addition to its M18 lineup with the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Metal-Cutting Circular Saw. Like its M18 siblings, the new metal-cutting saw features Milwaukee’s PowerState brushless motor, RedLithium battery, and RedLink Plus electronics which communicate to prevent overload and overheating. The saw is designed to cut a wide range of small […]

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Vacuworx CM3 Compact Modular Vacuum Lifting System

Vacuworx recently introduced the Vacuworx CM3 Compact Modular Vacuum Lifting System which allows skid steers, track loaders, articulating wheel loaders, and mini excavators to lift concrete slabs, steel plates, and pipe up to 6,600 pounds. The CM3 features a modular design with a standard mounting plate which does not affect the host machine’s lift capacity […]

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Jobsite Fail: Contractor Guts the Wrong House

Mistakes and accidents are just part of the jobsite: if you’re going to work, they’re going to happen. We always aim to avoid overt negligence and carelessness, so we have workflow plans, safety procedures, and safety equipment. But that doesn’t cover all bases because a jobsite fail can still happen in communication with the client, […]

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Ridgid Gen5X 18V Hybrid Forced Air Propane Heater

Ridgid recently announced an expansion of its GEN5X line with the Ridgid Gen5X 18V Hybrid Forced Air Propane Heater. Powered by any Ridgid 18V battery or a regular extension cord, the heater can warm up to 1,350 square feet of space and produces up to 60,000 BTU. It features a brushless motor, electronic ignition, and Ridgid’s […]

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Hitachi Power Tools Sold to Private Equity Firm KKR

We’ve been impressed with the quality and performance that Hitachi Power Tools has brought to the market recently and apparently, we’re not the only ones who’ve taken notice. That quality and performance translated into such robust business that private equity firm KKR recently announced a deal for a majority stake in Hitachi Koki, purchasing the […]

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Ford F-150 Hybrid To Roll Out By 2020

Ford recently unveiled plans to introduce the Ford F-150 Hybrid by 2020 as part of an expansion that will create 700 direct new jobs and is part of a $4.5 billion investment in electrified vehicles. Ford F-150 Hybrid Details The F-150 Hybrid, built at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant, will operate as a mobile generator and be […]

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