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

Bosch GTS1041A-09 Reaxx table saw (Now Shipping)

Update: Now available at Amazon.com

Coming June 2016!

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

For more info: Boschtools.com

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.

KEY FEATURES

  • 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

Bosch Reaxx Table Saw GTS1041A-091. ACTIVE RESPONSE TECHNOLOGY™

• 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

2. REAR OUTFEED SUPPORT

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

3. THROAT PLATE

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

4. CONTROL PANEL

• 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

5. SMART GUARD SYSTEM

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

6. ENHANCED SQUARELOCK™ RIP FENCE

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

7. ADVANCED MOTOR ELECTRONICS

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

8. UPFRONT PUSH STICK STORAGE

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

9. GRAVITY-RISE™ STAND

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

Bosch Active Response Technology Reaxx Table SawActive Response Technology™

Gamma Seal Lid

Gamma Seal Lid

Review in progress!

For more info: Gamma Seal Lid

To buy: Amazon.com

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

For more info: Stack-on.com

To buy: Amazon.com

 

Knipex Pliers Wrench

Before I share my impressions of the Knipex Pliers Wrench, let’s talk about adjustable wrenches.

I think wrenches are very useful, as long as you have the skills to use them. Whether you are using an inexpensive or an expensive wrench, you need to know how to wiggle the wrench in place, while you’re turning the spiral wheel. These tasks seem very simple, but they’re not. How many times have you seen rounded nuts? In addition to these prerequisites, you’ll need to keep your thumb on the spiral wheel, at least for the inexpensive wrenches, perhaps evening tightening the spiral wheel, as you tighten the nut. You usually don’t have this problem with the better made wrenches, but you need to wiggle the wrench, as you’re loosening the spiral wheel, to get it off of the nut. See where I’m going with this? You need advanced skills or some serious training to use an adjustable wrench.

Unlike adjustable wrenches, the Knipex Pliers Wrench does not require any specialized training to operate. You simply adjust the jaws to the approximate size, then squeeze. That’s it! The Knipex Pliers Wrench is also fundamentally different in that it can apply dynamic pressure to the nut or the object being grasped, as opposed to adjustable wrenches that are static and neutral on the better wrenches, and even negative on the cheaper ones.

If you’re in the market for an adjustable wrench or not, get yourself a pair of the Knipex Pliers Wrench. They’re easier, faster, safer, and super comfy!

For more info: Knipex-Tools.com

To buy: Knipex 8605250 10-Inch Pliers Wrench – Comfort Grip (amazon)

KNIPEX workshop: Pliers Wrench Range

We’ll have a hands-on review for you soon! In the meantime, enjoy the video above by Knipex.

For more info: Knipex-Tools.com

Veto Pro Pac XXL-F

January 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Transport 

If you need or want to carry a lot of the tools that you use,  and want to locate them at an instant, then this bag is your solution.

I have tested and used many bags, some with more pockets and compartments, some bigger, more expensive, some cheaper, but I always end up searching for a specific tool. This one is different. This bag is like having an assistant that can read your mind.

 For more info: VetoProPac.com

To purchase: Veto XXL-F (amazon)

Preview: Crescent CFW2 2 Piece Folding Flip and Grip Ratcheting Wrench

November 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Demo, Mechanic Tools, Recycling, Storage, Transport 

 

  • Versatile – Adjustable jaw fits over 50 fasteners
  • Speed – Spring-loaded, ratcheting jaw turns fasteners quickly
  • Access – Locking pivot helps reach around obstacles in tight spaces
  • Portable – Folding wrench head for convenient storage and transport

More info here: apextoolgroup.com

To purchase: amazon.com

Bosch Power Tools – The next big thing is coming… 11/11/13

Bosch will be introducing new tools on 11/11/13. Expect at least one or more of the tools to be brushless.

 For more info: boschtools.com/brushless

Bosch 18V Impact Driver (Bosch IDS181)

  • Most compact impactor design with a head length of 5.4-Inch, allowing the tool to be used in tight and hard to reach places with increased comfort
  • Optimized Impact Performance: Provides the best runtime and control for small to medium duty fastening jobs
  • Integrated 3-LED Ring: Provides shadow free illumination for the best visibility in low lighting applications
  • Superior Ergonomics: Slim, soft grip provides maximum comfort and control during fastening applications
  • Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) – Increases battery lifetime by preventing damage caused by misuse

To be a 100% honest, when Bosch introduced an impact driver with less power, and not more, I thought they had lost their marbles. However, after using it for a few minutes, I understand why.

Very few tradies drive large lag screws or concrete screws on a regular basis. If you do, you should be using an impact wrench. By dialing down the power, Bosch reduced the size, weight, and sound of the IDS181. The smaller size equals more access. The lighter weight permits more control. The reduced power equals less noise. To give you an idea of what the IDS181 sounds like, imagine using your impact driver with ear plugs (listen to this youtube video).

If your need is to drive 3 or 4 inch wood screws on a regular basis, then you’ll be rewarded with a tool that is competent, compact, and quiet.  The IDS181 also has a smaller grip, so it would be great for people that have smaller hands. 

Youtube: Bosch IDS181 driving a Tapcon screw into wood and concrete

For more info about this tool or any other Bosch tool, please contact Bosch Tools.

To purchase: amazon.com

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