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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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 […]
We’ve come a long way in the restoration of the Parker Street neighborhood of Lakeland, Florida, but gaps still exist in the infrastructure. Sometimes there’s no access to electricity in the homes we work on. Often the wiring is so poor before a rehab that a large tool would trip a breaker. For our framing and repair […]
Hitachi is so well known for the quality of their nailers that you’d think compressors would be a natural part of their lineup. While there are several on the market, compressors aren’t the kind of product that you see come out every six months or a year like many cordless tools. When I learned that the […]
Choosing an air compressor for your shop can be an exercise in frustration. You need something that’s going to be reliable and deliver the kind of power you need to consistently produce outstanding results across a wide range of pneumatic tools. The new Jet air compressors offer a solution for Pros that demand that kind of […]
Purchasing your first air compressor is a rite of passage. It’s that important in your development as a man. Compressors open up a new world – pneumatic tools. From nailers to paint sprayers to filling your truck tires, it’s a big step forward. When you look at all of the styles, motor ratings, PSI, CFM, and […]
In speaking with carpenters who recently built a pole barn for me, there were preferences for what kind of tool they use to drive nails. Some crews were hammer-only crews. Others were Paslode crews. I’m not going to try and change your mind about whether hammer and nail, cartridge, or full pneumatic is best. I’ll […]
I have tested the new Senco PC0968 Air Compressor for about a month now and must say that it is a great little compressor. Compressors are of two types, diaphragm and piston. The former is for light duty, low output situations. A good example is a 12-volt emergency compressor you carry in the car. It takes […]
100 Year Anniversary To Be Marked By New Makita Tools and Innvoation in 2015 This year at STAFDA in Charlotte, we were privileged to see may of the new Makita tools that are coming out at the end of the this year and for 2015. The company will be celebrating 100 years of Makita tools […]
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