All posts by Adam Spafford

Hilti TE 3-C SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer

Hilti Recently introduced the Hilti TE 3-C SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer for small diameter drilling as well as hammer drilling, corrective chiseling, and light channel chiseling in concrete and masonry. The TE 3-C offers 1,300 RPM and  5,160 BPM with 1.8 foot-pounds of impact energy in hammer mode, a maximum diameter drilling range of up to 1-1/8-inches, […]

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Klein Acquires General Machine Products

Klein Tools recently announced the acquisition of Pennsylvania-based General Machine Products Company (GMP). GMP is a supplier of specialty cable placement tools and equipment for the utility, data, and telecommunications markets. In addition, Klein acquires General Machine Products’ European subsidiary and facility, CBS Products. “GMP is very appealing to Klein Tools as we continue to expand our […]

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Milwaukee Gridiron Workwear Expands

Milwaukee Tool recently announced the Fall 2017 launch of a full line of insulated Milwaukee Gridiron Work Gear including the Gridiron Hooded Jacket, Gridiron Traditional Jacket, and Gridiron Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls made with Gridiron Ripstop Polyester as well as the No Days Off Hooded Sweatshirt. “At Milwaukee, we always start with extensive jobsite research to […]

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General Tools 2-in-1 50-Foot Laser Tape Measure

We spend most of our time reviewing and writing about tools from the big name manufacturers since they are on the cutting edge of design and performance. But once in a while, we run across a tool from one of the other guys that catches our attention and seems like Pros will want to know […]

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Bosch Blaze 135-Foot Laser Measure with Color Display

Bosch recently introduced the Bosch Blaze 135-Foot Laser Measure with Color Display featuring a full-color backlit display for real-time length, length, area, volume, and indirect measuring functions. It includes a display guide that walks the user through each measurement function. The device has a 20-measurement storage capability, addition/subtraction functionality, and a digital bubble vial to […]

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What to Pack in Your Journeyman Tool Bag: The Essential Guide

Just a couple of months ago, we plumbed the depths of our experience and not-so-secret society of electrical Pros to bring you the Top 10 Tools Every Electrician Needs as part of our Training The Apprentice series. But who are we kidding? That’s an eternity in the toolosphere, so we’re back to take a different approach and […]

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DeWalt 20V Max 18 Gauge Stapler Announced

DeWalt recently announced an expansion of its nailer offering with the DeWalt 20V Max 18 Gauge Stapler for narrow crown. The stapler drives 18 GA 1/4-inch narrow crown staples from 1/2- to 1-1/2-inches for installation of cabinetry, furniture, paneling, and flooring underlayment. It features a brushless motor, tool-free selectable trigger, low nail lockout, tool-free stall release […]

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Skilsaw Southpaw Blade Left Sidewinder

Skilsaw recently introduced the Skilsaw Southpaw Blade Left Sidewinder, an all-magnesium circular saw featuring blade left orientation and Skilsaw’s Dual-Field Motor design. The saw has a 56-degree precision beveling capacity and includes a 24-tooth Skilsaw carbide blade along with a multi-function wrench stored on board. Our Take Blade Left Vs Blade Right From the company that […]

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Stihl Backpack Battery – AR 2000 to Replace AR 900

Stihl recently introduced the Stihl Backpack Battery, the Stihl AR 2000, as an alternative power source to gas-powered tools and for professionals who work in areas with noise or emissions restrictions. The company claims the backpack battery can power tools up to 11 hours on one charge, which takes 130 minutes with Stihl AL 500 high-speed […]

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Sidewinder Vs Worm Drive Circular Saws

You’d be hard-pressed to find a jobsite without a circular saw, an indispensable tool for framing, long crosscuts, and even beveling. So what’s the difference between Sindewinders and Worm Drives? Isn’t a circular saw just a circular saw? *Buzzer Sound!* Actually, no. Sidewinder circular saws and Worm Drive circular saws perform essentially the same function and you […]

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