Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades

July 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Blades, concrete, Demo, New 

Bosch Segmented Rim Diamond BladeMt. Prospect, Ill., July 5, 2016 – Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades deliver fast, efficient cutting in concrete and other hard materials thanks to a tensioned blade core and a high-quality diamond formulation. The tensioned steel core is engineered with an innovative process that ensures each blade delivers smooth cuts with low vibration to reduce blade wobble.

These general purpose segmented rim blades offer a Bosch-exclusive diamond formulation that cuts most masonry and concrete materials. The 10mm segment height provides up to 3X life versus standard diamond blades.

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Each segment is laser welded to the steel core. This is a premium connection method that offers the blade high mechanical strength and rigidity, ensuring greater stability during the cut.

Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blade reduction rings are 1″ to 20mm, which allows the blade to be used on application-specific concrete-cutting saws. The drive pin ensures the blade can be used on a walk-behind saw. These blades provide long life and smooth, fast cuts in concrete and masonry.

“Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades are the right tool for the job when cutting concrete and hard masonry materials,” said Matt Van, product manager, concrete accessories, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “Vibration and wobble are the enemies of any quality cut in hard materials. These premium segmented blades reduce that concern and deliver a smooth cut.”

Bosch brings rigorous testing, both in laboratories and in the field, to its new product introductions. In addition to hands-on customer research, Bosch is the acknowledged leader in tools and accessories built specifically for the concrete market.

To learn more about Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.

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About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit, and

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of $78.3 billion (70.6 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit, and

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit

OX Tools Offers Attractive New Stainless Steel Tape Measure

OX-P029425CRANFORD, NJ (June 20, 2016) – Accuracy and durability are at the forefront of features that professionals look for in a tape measure and OX delivers on both and as an added bonus, rare earth magnets embedded in the tang to stick to ferrous materials.

“User research indicated that traditional housings were not constructed to withstand multiple drops that are very common on the jobsite and that over time, the markings would become hard to read due to heavy use,” states John Diplock, managing director for OX Tools USA. “We overdesigned this new tape measure to exceed user expectations.”

The 25’ Pro SS Tape Measure showcases a 1-3/16″ wide tape with double-sided with easy-to-read inch fractional markings with 1/8” increments symbolized. The nylon coated tape blade boasts a 9’ horizontal standout.

The business end of the tape has a double-sided tang that offers multiple points to grasp the material and can also sit flush with metal.

The stainless steel case protects the tape from the harsh workplace environment and the rugged over-molded cushion grip increases comfort and provides added slip resistance.

To find a local OX dealer, please visit:

About OX Tools

Since 1974 Ox Tools has been delivering high-quality professional tools to the general construction, masonry and tiling trades. The company has grown steadily based on the quality of its products and its determined pursuit of service excellence. Ox Tools’ commitment to research and development is combined with a willingness to listen to the people who everyday depend on their tools. By relentlessly researching and introducing new materials and new features, the company is proud to say it has positively impacted the lives of the professional contractor.

Bosch® Introduces Two Starlock™ Oscillating Multi-Tools That Deliver New Level of Power and Versatility for Professional Users StarlockPLUS and StarlockMAX tools feature three-dimensional interface system, sets high bar for power transmission, precision and overall performance

June 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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GOP40-30_Profile StarlockMt. Prospect, Ill., June 7, 2016 – The power tool market’s search for professional oscillating multi-tools that deliver on the promise of maximum power transmission and quick accessory changeout is realized in the Bosch® Starlock™ family of oscillating multi-tools and accessories. To meet user demand for more aggressive accessories and a larger contact surface for faster work, a reimagined interface system paired with corresponding oscillating multi-tool power is the answer.

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The Starlock oscillating tool interface system is built around an innovative three-dimensional interface created for high torque transfer and superior performance in the most challenging applications. The interface system was jointly developed by oscillating tool market leaders Bosch® and Fein®. In addition, the life of each Starlock oscillating tool model is maximized by allowing it to accept only the accessories that are suited for it.

“The Starlock system represents a quantum leap in technology for oscillating tool users,” said Jim Stevens, oscillating tool product manager, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “The global Bosch team worked with users from an array of trades that is as diverse as the range of oscillating tool accessories. We worked to develop a system that’s easier to use and delivers maximum power transmission with tool options that can be tailored to individual professional needs. Accessory changes are tool-free and don’t require the user to even touch the accessory. Every aspect of this product line is focused on the user.”

GOP40-30 StarlockPLUS Oscillating Multi-Tool for Heavy-Duty Applications

The GOP40-30 oscillating multi-tool is the heavy-duty option in the Bosch line up. These tools feature all of the advantages of the Starlock interface system, including snap-in toolless accessory attachment and no-touch blade change with auto-ejection that allows changeout in as little as three seconds. The GOP40-30 accepts standard Starlock and StarlockPLUS heavy-duty accessory ranges.

The Bosch StarlockPLUS oscillating multi-tool GOP40-30 offers 4.0 amp power with reinforced metal gearing for optimal force transmission. Its three-degree oscillating arc makes for better accessory utilization and increased productivity, and an ergonomic design with small grip diameter aids user comfort. And the tool weighs in at only 3.3 lbs.

The Bosch GOP 40-30 oscillating multi-tool also features the advantages of Bosch Constant Response circuitry that maintains speed under load, variable speed preselect, an easy-to-use on/off slide switch and LED lighting.

GOP55-36 StarlockMAX Oscillating Multi-Tool for Extreme-Duty Industrial Applications

The GOP55-36 is the top-end, industrial-grade tool in the Bosch oscillating tool line. With a powerful 5.5 amp rating, reinforced metal gearing and a large 3.6-degree oscillating arc, this is the most powerful tool in the Bosch Starlock tool line. The GOP55-36 accepts all Starlock-family accessory ranges: standard Starlock, StarlockPLUS and StarlockMAX extreme-duty blades.

The tool features small grip diameter for greater comfort and weighs only 3.5 lbs. It also includes snap-in toolless accessory attachment and no-touch blade change with auto-ejection.

Bosch GOP55-36 oscillating multi-tool design features a metal front that protects the tool when plunging into materials with abrasive surfaces, Bosch Constant Response circuitry, variable speed preselect and on/off slide switch.

To learn more about the Bosch Starlock family of tools and accessories, or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.

Fein® is a registered trademark of C. & E. Fein Gmbh.

Zircon m40-FFP Handheld Electronic Metal Detector

Zircon m40-FFP Handheld Electronic Metal Detector

This is the first Zircon product that I am reviewing, but it’s not the first one I’ve used. I think the first detector that I used was about 20 years ago. It was a stud detector.

I’ve done some preliminary testing on known staples and nails, and it worked on every single one of them.

Review in progress!

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To buy:

Bora 543100 WTX Clamp Edge 100″ Clamp Edge Saw Guide

April 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, Decorating, Demo, Finish, Layout, Manufacturing 

Bora 543100 WTX Clamp Edge

Review in progress!

Just arrived . . . with a big foot print on the box. I was a bit concerned that the Bora guide would have damage, but it’s perfect!

For this review, I’ll be building shelves for a tiny house, along with a tiny house. The tiny house will be a sample home for our returning veterans without a place to come back to. I always look forward to having any tool available that will make the build easier for our veterans and community volunteers, and this looks like a great compliment to our tool chest.

For our veterans reading this, thank you for your service!

For more info, please contact the fine folks over at

To purchase:


Freeman PFWS Professional Fine Wire Stapler

Freeman PFWS Professional Fine Wire Stapler

Review in progress!

Upon initial inspection, it’s really hard to believe that this tool sells for so little. This is a quality tool! See the specs below.


  • Anodized aluminum magazine holds up to 60 Fasteners at a time and accepts Arrow T50 Brand staples between 1/4 and 9/16-Inch
  • Anodized aluminum cylinder provides a more durable surface when the piston is firing and retracting during use, leading to less wear and tear on the internal parts
  • Non-marring tip helps protect your work surface from any scratches or marring inflicted by the tool
  • Includes oil and wrenches
  • Die-cast aluminum construction

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Bosch GTS1041A-09 Reaxx table saw (Now Shipping)

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Coming June 2016!

10 In. REAXX™ Jobsite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise™ Wheeled Stand

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The Bosch Active Response Technology platform helps reduce the risk of injury to users by combining advanced Bosch sensors and electronics with mechanical injury-prevention systems. The REAXX™ table saw detects human flesh that comes in contact with the blade and rapidly drops the saw blade below the tabletop. This high-speed action helps mitigate the potential of serious user injury and occurs without damaging the blade. After activation, the system can be reset in less than 60 seconds. A dual-activation cartridge enables two incidents before a replacement cartridge is needed.


  • Rapidly drops blade below tabletop upon flesh detection without damaging the blade
  • Quick reset in 60 seconds or less after activation
  • Saw app provides saw status and lockout options via Near Field Communication (NFC) – App available June 2016


• Mitigates injury to user in case of blade contact, dropping the blade under the table with no blade damage

• Allows system to be reset in under 60 seconds; all parts and instructions located on tool


(GTS1041-09 ONLY) Provides additional rear material support for cutting longer workpieces


Locks in place with toolless lockdown system; quick and easy removal and reinstallation


• LED lighted display indicates saw status
• Saw app provides saw status and lockout options via Near Field Communication (NFC) – App available June 2016 •
• Mechanical lockouts for power switch and bypass switch, override key not required


Modular blade guard, riving knife and anti-kickback pawls are quick and easy to configure


Engineered for enhanced clamping and trueness with precision improvements for pre-squaring prior to locking


Custom electronics provide:
• Soft-start manages a gradual motor startup
• Speed control to maintain cutting speed under load
• Overload protection


Located at the front of the tool for easy access and consistent placement


(GTS1041-09 ONLY) Rugged enough for the toughest jobsite abuse and handling

Bosch Active Response Technology Reaxx Table SawActive Response Technology™

Milwaukee Inkzall Point Marker

Milwaukee Inkzall

Review in progress!

For more info: Milwaukee Tool

To buy:

Stack-On SBR-13 13 Compartment Storage Organizer

Stack On 13Review in progress!

For reference, I included a Swiss Army knife.

  • 13-compartment storage box with removable dividers
  • Easy scoop design for convenient access to small parts
  • Clear see-through lid allows you to see the contents at a glance
  • Cover firmly snaps shut to secure contents
  • Store crafts, nails, nuts and bolts, outdoor items, etc

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To buy:


Wiss Folding Pocket Knife

February 22, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Blades, Demo, Electrical, Knives, New, Recycling 

Feb 22, 2016

Introducing the new Folding Pocket Knife from Wiss®.

The Titanium coating on its stainless steel blade is 3 times harder than steel for a longer life and a high-end look.

The tanto-style blade features a piercing tip and both straight and serrated cutting edges for maximum utility.

Dual thumb studs open the spring-assisted blade and an integrated frame lock holds it solidly in position.

Precision-machined openings in the spine retain blade strength while reducing weight for a faster action.

To close the knife, press the frame lock to one side, out of its neutral locked position allowing the blade to release and smoothly fold into the handle.

The slim, ergonomic handle is designed for maximum comfort and includes a reversible pocket clip.

And the full metal frame provides increased rigidity and features a built-in lanyard ring.

The Folding Pocket Knife … Quality and Style from Wiss, the most trusted brand in cutting tools.

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