I must have hit the Hitachi lottery. I’ve not only been able to do several Hitachi tool reviews recently, but they’ve all been high-performers. Just a few months ago, I put the Hitachi 8-gallon wheelbarrow compressor through its paces and found it to be excellent. Now I have what I hope is an equally excellent companion […]
Ridgid recently introduced the 200 PSI, 4.5-gallon Ridgid Twin Tube Quiet Compressor with a decibel rating of 77 dBA. It features dual universal quick connectors to allow simultaneous use of two pneumatic tools, an oil-free pump, Ridgid’s StrongStart Technology, a locking regulator, 1/4 turn ball valve tank drain, and Ridgid’s 3-year limited warranty. Ridgid claims that […]
Ridgid recently announced the Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor, the industry’s first compressor with brushless motor technology. The compressor can be found at Home Depot under the model number Ridgid R0230 and will cost $199 bare. It runs on either 1 or 2 Ridgid 18V batteries, which the company says allows it the ability to […]
Even though battery technology has cut the cord on many of my tools, there are a few pneumatic nailers that I still rely on quite often for roofing and framing. Large compressors like the new Hitachi 8-Gallon Gas Powered Wheelbarrow Air Compressor are the workhorse for many operations like mine using tools that require high […]
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Hitachi Power Tools recently announced the horizontal-barrel Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank, its first to be ASME certified. Hitachi claims that the reserve air tank will ensure sufficient and constant air pressure for five nailers operating simultaneously 200 or more feet from the compressor. A large knob regulator can control the pressure for an individual nailer that requires […]
Tire inflators have graced store shelves since we can remember. Recently, however, features like digital LCD displays and automatic pressure gauges have improved these products. As recently as this year I’ve been using a DeWalt Quiet Trim compressor to top off the air in my tires. All that takes is a dual air chuck for the 1/4-inch NPT quick coupler […]