If you make use of home garage, there are all kinds of solutions for tool storage and organization. If you work in a shop where you’re sharing space with other Pros, your storage needs be secure, durable, and have a professional look. Milwaukee accomplished all that with their 46-Inch Steel Chest and Cabinet and 60-Inch […]
Sometimes you get to do something nice, and having the right tools makes it easier to do that more often. Our mission, and we chose to accept it, was to rehab a bucket truck for a local outreach ministry. This also, of course, gave us the perfect opportunity to see if a set of 3/4″ 6pt. SONIC Tools […]
Random orbit sanders take many forms and power sources from a palm grip to full size two-handed and corded to cordless and pneumatic. The new Makita BO6050J 6-Inch Random Orbit Sander falls into the category of two-handed corded models appropriate for both wood sanding and auto detailing. The sander features two modes to switch between sanding […]
While I’d love to say the RoboReel air hose reel is perfect for all applications, it simply screams to be used in a workshop or garage. This is a great shop tool review. Before I go into that, however, it’s good to understand just what this product is. The RoboReel retractable air hose reel is a […]
I needed to see what kind of options might be available having just been informed that my crew’s second pneumatic impact wrench was destroyed in relatively short order. I do contract work for Florida’s Department of Transportation and manage several crews in conjunction with the Department of Corrections. My guys work hard and they’re tough on tools. We’ve had […]
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Milwaukee is giving auto shop detailers the opportunity to drop the cord for good with the new Milwaukee M18 Fuel 7-Inch Variable Speed Polisher. The M12 Polisher/Sander was certainly a step forward, but the M18 Fuel model gives users the power and run time to polish a full-size car on one charge. Milwaukee claims this […]
The toolbox. Is there a more centric piece to any garage, shop, or shed? I think not. Of course, just mentioning a toolbox can be a very subjective topic. This one term can be defined by many things. It might be the small sheet-metal box that your grandfather gave you containing a hammer, pliers, and […]
As the first days of summer rear their head in sunny Central Florida—with a balmy feels-like temperature of 103 degrees—what better place to be than a 72 degree glass dome. The Gaylord Palms Hotel in Kissimmee hosted the 2016 ISN Tool Expo on June 24th and 25th to show off the latest and greatest automotive tools […]
Ridgid has introduced a new IR thermometer that builds on the technology of their previous version. The Ridgid Micro IR-200 Infrared Thermometer is now more precise and carries a larger temperature range. The IR-200 is capable of reading temperatures as high as 2192 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s more than 700 degrees hotter than the previous model. The distance […]
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People who need compact torque are going to have something to talk about when they see the Ingersoll Rand IQ V20 Series 3/8-inch impact wrench. The Ingersoll Rand W5132 3/8-inch impact wrench claims top-of-class performance among cordless impact wrenches. It boasts 550 foot pounds of breakaway torque and 340 foot pounds of fastening torque. Ingersoll Rand claims this is the […]
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