All posts by Adam Spafford

Meet MAX – the Modular Agile Exoskeleton

California-based robotics companying suitX recently introduced MAX, a Modular Agile Exoskeleton, to aid physical labor and reduce the risk of injury from the lifting, bending, pulling, and pushing common in many jobs. MAX consists of suitX’s backX, shoulderX, and legX modules working in conjunction to create full-body robotic exoskeletal assistance for industrial, construction, baggage handling, […]

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Fish n Pull Wire Pulling System

Magnitude Products, makers of the MagBench Workstation, recently introduced the Fish n Pull Wire Pulling System for installing wire, cables, and tubing behind walls, above ceilings, and under floors. The material of choice for both the Fish and 2-inch MagRing is the powerful rare-earth magnet neodymium, providing a 40-pound and 200-pound pull force, respectively. The […]

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Makita ImpactX Bits and Accessories

Makita recently introduced Makita ImpactX insert bits and fastening accessories engineered for use with high-torque impact drivers. The new line-up consists of 80 heat-treated and impact-rated items for a total of 180 configurations of fastening accessories including magnetic bit holders, insert bits and power bits, magnetic nut drivers, socket adapters, driver bit sets, and Makita’s […]

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Bosch Deep Cut Band Saw GCB10-5

Bosch recently introduced the Bosch Deep Cut Band Saw GCB10-5 designed for cutting in rebar, conduit, copper pipe, steel track, threaded rod, and more. This corded saw weighs in at 14.5 pounds and features a 10-amp motor, six speeds from 100 to 380 surface feet per minute, cutting depth of up to 4-3/4-inch, a saw […]

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Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Tough Box Cooler

Klein Tools recently introduced the Klein Tools Tradesman Pro Tough Box Cooler that not only keeps its 18-can capacity compartment cool up to 30 hours but also doubles as a place to sit. The cooler features a lock hasp, shoulder strap, stainless steel hinges, 180º open lid with a dry compartment, and a 300-pound weight […]

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Deal Alert: Ryobi Days Are Back!

They say all good things must come to an end, but some of those good things come back again. We’re talking about Ryobi Days when a whole bunch of Ryobi tools become even better deals than usual. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – although Ryobi has often straddled the line between […]

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Top 10 Tools Every Electrician Needs: Training the Apprentice

Every trade has its tools – and while many trades use mostly “general” ones such as saws and drills – Professional electricians have several tools uniquely tailored for the job. That’s because they have to measure what can’t be seen, in units that are hard for the non-Pro to understand, in quantities that can be […]

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When Using Glue-ups in Joinery is Best

For anyone starting out in woodworking, some skills take time to master. Others come more quickly. Joinery ranges from utilitarian to decorative, but it must always be dependable. Joint failure is annoying at best and dangerous at worst. A carpenter’s skill level, available tools, and application determine the joint type. Hundreds of possible configurations exist, however. Along […]

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New Hilti Rotary Laser PR 30-HVS A12 Announced

Hilti recently announced the new Hilti Rotary Laser PR 30-HVS A12 for vertical, horizontal, and slope applications. The PR 30-HVS A12 laser, accurate to 1/32-inch at 33 feet, has an operating diameter range of 7 to 1,650 feet and a digital slope range of -15 to +8.6%. The tool body features four shock-absorbing handles, 360° Outlast […]

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Milwaukee M12 LED Underhood Light

Milwaukee Tool recently announced an expansion of its lighting solutions line with the Milwaukee M12 LED Underhood Light designed for mechanics working in automotive shops and fleet maintenance. The light is constructed with a high-impact, chemical resistant, polycarbonate lens and aircraft aluminum frame. Capable of extending from 47 to 78 inches, it delivers 1350 lumens […]

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