OX Tools Brings Bamboo to its new Masons Level

September 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, concrete, Decorating, Manufacturing, New 

ox-t500912-tools-of-the-tradiesCRANFORD, NJ (September 12, 2016) – Accuracy and durability are the most important hallmarks of a mason level. OX Tools has addressed both of these with the introduction of their new Bamboo Masons Level.

Bamboo has a tensile strength comparable to steel and when combined with lamination, the level provides exceptional durability and makes clean up easier. In addition, they added extruded aluminum bindings for protection and strength.

Bamboo is not affected by heat or cold like aluminum or plastic levels which tend to expand or contract with the cold, which affects the accuracy of the level.

This 48” level features two plumb vials and a level vial. The vials are constructed from solid block acrylic vials for increased accuracy over traditional curved vials

“Solid block acrylic vials are close to unbreakable – it is literally a block of acrylic with the vial tube machined or cast into the block. The blocks are permanently calibrated and set in the factory eliminating the need for future calibration,” says John Diplock, managing director for OX Tools.

For added protection OX has included shock-absorbing rubber end caps that can be easily replaced. For easy transport the level showcases two smooth and ergonomic hand holds.

To find a local OX dealer, please visit: http://us.oxtools.com/stores/pages/view/

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 GTS1041A-09 REAXX Flesh-Detecting Jobsite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Wheeled Stand

August 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, Finish, Manufacturing, Table Saw 

Bosch GTS1041A-09 Tools of the Tradies 1Went by the Lowe’s store in Burbank, Ca and saw a Bosch GTS1041A-09 REAXX table saw on display (not on Lowes.com yet). If you’re not near the Burbank store (other stores may have them), you can order it here.

For more info: Bosch Tools

To buy: Amazon.com

 

Portamate PBR-001 Lumber Storage Rack

Portamate PBR-001

Review in progress!

 

  • Perfect for storing wood / lumber in your garage, shed, workshop, or even outdoors
  • Wall mounted, with six levels of storage, which increases your overall storage capacity
  • Each level can support up to 100 lbs., making for 600 lbs. of total storage
  • Powder-coated 1-inch steel tube construction means it’s extremely strong
  • Convenient, space saving footprint – 41″ height x (up to) 72″ wide x 12 ½” shelf depth
  • Also perfect for any storage – gutters, pipe, molding, sports equipment, and much more

 

For more info: portamate.com

To buy: amazon.com

Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ 1/2″ Drill/Driver and HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver Deliver Great Performance with Added Safety

HDS183Bosch’s proprietary Kickback Control helps protect users in bit bind-up situations

 

Mt. Prospect, Ill., August 9, 2016 – When drilling gets tough, it’s nice to know you have one of the best drill/drivers for the task – a tool that’s rugged, compact and brings the added advantage of technology designed to help reduce wrist/arm injuries. The Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ 1/2 ” Drill/Driver and HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ ½” Hammer Drill/Driver deliver all of the performance professional users expect in a go-anywhere design combined with best-in-class safety technology.

Both the Bosch DDS183 drill/driver and HDS183 hammer drill/driver feature Bosch KickBack Control, an integrated acceleration sensor that virtually stops the drill’s rotation during bit bind-up situations. This capability helps reduce the risk of user injury. The Bosch drill/driver also boasts an efficient EC brushless motor that provides longer tool life, great tool runtime and no maintenance. The Bosch Compact Tough design ensures a short head length and light weight. A built-in LED offers improved visibility in dark work areas.

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The drill/driver and hammer drill/driver are engineered with an upgraded, heavy-duty all-metal chuck that offers increased robustness and great gripping power for better torque transfer. The single-sleeve, keyless 1/2″auto-lock chuck delivers quick bit changes.

“Out on the jobsite, professionals need to have absolute trust in the tools they use,” said Tim Truesdale, product manager, cordless products, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “The Bosch DDS183 drill/driver and HDS183 hammer drill/driver represent those trusted tools: Great power, brushless motors and the added safety layer of KickBack Control. If you’re a pro, these tools have the best combination of performance and safety available.”

The Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2″ Drill/Driver and HDS183 Hammer Drill/Driver deliver powerful performance with 531 In.-Lbs. of torque and two drilling speeds (0-1,900 rpm high speed; 0-600 rpm for torque). In addition, the drill/driver offers 20+1 clutch settings to reduce fastener damage and cam out. A motor brake on the tool provides an immediate stop for fast repetitive driving jobs. In addition, the hammer drill features 28,500 bpm.

Both tools feature an ergonomic grip zone and Bosch-exclusive Electronic Motor Protection and Electronic Cell Protection to protect the tool and batteries from overload and overheating.

The Bosch Flexible Power System is one of the most versatile Lithium-ion battery platforms available. The system offers complete compatibility by allowing 18V FatPack and SlimPack batteries to be used with any tool. And Bosch 18V 2.0 Ah and larger batteries feature CoolPack™ technology, which offers a heat conductive housing to keep batteries cooler for superior runtime and up to 2X longer life. All Bosch batteries provide cold weather performance to -4°F. Each battery includes a fuel gauge.

To learn more about the Bosch DDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough 1/2″ Drill/Driver or the HDS183 18V EC Brushless Compact Tough™ ½” Hammer Drill/Driver, or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com for additional tips and videos.

SKIL 89033 33 Piece Screwdriver Bit Set

SKIL 89033 33 Piece Screwdriver Bit Set

This is a fantastic set!

Review in progress

For more info: Skiltools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

SKILSAW SPT67WM-22 Magnesium Sidewinder Circular Saw, 7-1/4-Inch

SKILSAW SPT67WM-22

Review in progress

For more info: Skilsaw.com

To buy: Amazon.com

Bosch PS32 12-volt Max Brushless 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver

Bosch PS32

Review in progress

For more info: Boschtools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

OX Tools’ PU10 Diamond Blade Offers Best of Both Worlds

CRANFORD, NJ (July 20, 2016) – The new OX PU10 cuts the most common materials found on a construction site. It cuts quickly due to its continuous rim design that features an edge that is serrated, giving the blade faster cutting speeds while maintaining a smooth cut.

“Diamond blades are very expensive when compared to abrasive wheels. While the initial cost is enough to scare off some purchasers, what is important is the cost per cut. Abrasive wheels have a very short lifespan, and the diameter decreases with wear, reducing depth of cut and are not effective when cutting harder materials. So, users can consume up to 50 abrasive wheels to one diamond blade,” said John Diplock, managing director of OX Tools.
Additionally, the reinforced center plate offers increased safety while the vibration dampening means quieter cuts. Available from 4-14 inches, these blades can cut granite, natural stone, clay products, engineering bricks, concrete products and metal.

To find a local OX dealer, please visit: http://us.oxtools.com/stores/pages/view/

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.

KNIPEX 95 11 165 Cable Shears

KNIPEX 95 11 165 Cable Shears

Review in progress

For more info: knipex-tools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

Bosch GTA500 Folding Stand for 10-Inch Portable Jobsite Table Saw (GTS1031)

Bosch GTA500 Folding Stand

Review in progress

For more info: Boschtools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

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