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Lowe’s Acquires Maintenance Supply Headquarters

Lowe’s recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products to the multifamily housing industry, for a total transaction value of $512 million. Based in Houston, Texas, Maintenance Supply Headquarters operates 13 distribution centers serving customers in 29 geographic areas, […]

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Robomow Merger with MTD to Increase US Sales

A subsidiary of MTD Products is merging with F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd – makers of the Robomow – enabling opportunities to employ RoboMow’s progressive technology under MTD’s brands in Europe and North America. The Robomow merger with MTD  closes on July 2, 2017, pending governmental and other approvals. The transaction will combine Robomow’s technology and award-winning […]

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Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

The 2017 edition of the Milwaukee New Product Symposium didn’t feature a massive overarching new technology like One-Key or Fuel have in the past. Each of the core trades did come away as big winners though and everyone will love the newest portable storage solution – Milwaukee PackOut. So whether you were able to follow […]

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18V VS 20V Max Batteries: Clearing Up the Confusion Video

Everywhere we go, people tell us that 20V Max tools are more powerful than 18V tools. But in the 18V vs 20V Max debate, is that actually true? Well, no, actually. DeWalt was the biggest name to get this conversation (and confusion) rolling. That’s because they changed from the 18V designation on their Ni-Cad tools […]

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Building with Premium Appliances – Upgrades Matter

For years, building spec homes with only the most basic appliances seemed the norm. The idea was to put in good, reliable products, but keep the process simple. Upgrades were possible but didn’t generally aid profits, so they were—for most builders—more of a hassle than anything else. Oddly enough, builders seemed more likely to upgrade faucets […]

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Left Side vs Right Side Circular Saw Blade

Circular saws have traditionally fallen into the two distinct yet similarly serpentine-sounding categories of sidewinder and worm drive. The categories generally differ in motor orientation and design, weight, torque, RPMs, and perhaps most significantly, a worm drive’s left side blade and a sidewinder’s right side blade. But manufacturers today are producing saws that blur the blade orientation distinction and so, of course, we have to talk […]

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Should I Buy a Drill or an Impact Driver?

One of our readers posed the question on Facebook – “Should I buy a drill or an impact driver?” That’s a great question and one that comes up pretty early in the apprenticeship training process. Here’s the short answer – buy a drill if you can only afford one, but get a kit with both […]

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Recall Alert: Kobalt and Greenworks Mower Recall

It happens – a product goes out that’s been tested to death, but something happens in the real world that doesn’t happen in other tests and a product undergoes a recall. It’s all in the name of safety for the consumer. This time we’re looking at a Kobalt mower recall and Greenworks mower recall. It’s […]

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Top 10 Tools at Milwaukee NPS 2017

Milwaukee NPS 2017 (that’s New Product Symposium) showcased the latest and upcoming tools for the next 6 months from the popular Pro brand. As usual, Pro Tool Reviews made the trip to cover the show on social media and gather our thoughts to give you an idea of what’s hot. For our video coverage, we […]

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Choosing a Rotary Laser Level for Professional Use

Even if you’re not a professional tradesman, the chances are you’ve probably used a traditional spirit level around the house. You set the level on the surface you’d like to level and adjust until the bubble is between the lines. This bubble, or spirit, level has been used for hundreds of years. But do you ever […]

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