Bosch GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw

Update 23 July 2016: Amazon.com has this item listed for sale, but the ship date is 1 to 2 months out. I’ll post any changes as they come. Thanks, Sean

Bosch GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw Offers Compact Size for Cutting in Tight Spaces and Overhead Optimized variable speed range and stroke length allow electricians and carpenters to ease into each cut without concerns about potential binding or kickback

Bosch GSA18V-083B

 

Mt. Prospect, Ill., July 12, 2016 When the job at hand is demolition and rough cutting, speed and convenience are as important as power. And that’s where the Bosch GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw offers great power-to-weight ratio to get the job done right – from overhead cutting to working on conduit or pocket cuts.

The Bosch GSA18V-083B reciprocating saw is lightweight, coming in at 5.5 pounds with a compact length of 15-3/4 inches. Yet it still delivers an efficient 0.83-inch (21 mm) stroke at up to 3,050 strokes per minute. The tool is designed with a variable-speed trigger so trade professionals, including electricians and carpenters,can ease into the cut and minimize kickback potential. A great choice for overhead or close-quarters cutting jobs, this reciprocating saw provides the advantages of an easy blade-change system, low-vibration, and an LED light.

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The Bosch GSA18V-083 Cordless Reciprocating Saw provides a variable-speed trigger, so users can ease the saw into the material. This saw provides 0-3,050 strokes per minute, so the user can match the functioning speed of the tool to the application or the material.

The saw’s economical .83-inch (21 mm) stroke length means optimum material removal per stroke and less vibration, making it ideal for cutting conduit and pipe. The saw provides an ergonomically shaped handle with a soft-grip zone to ensure a secure hold and minimized user fatigue.

“For the professional seeking the go-anywhere convenience of cordless in a reciprocating saw combined with ample 18-volt power, the GSA18V-083B gets the job done,” said Jim Stevens, product manager, wood tools, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “This is a low-vibration, high-efficiency tool that’s built to get rough-cutting jobs done quickly and cleanly.”

The Bosch GSA18V-083 reciprocating saw features the Lockjaw™ blade holder, which is the easiest blade-change system in its class by offering toolless, blade change. It provides an LED light to illuminate dark work areas and has a lock-out feature that prevents inadvertent startup of the tool for additional user security.

This reciprocating saw also includes the Bosch Electronic Motor Protection (EMP) system, which protects the motor against overload and ensures long life, and the Bosch Electronic Cell Protection (ECP) that protects the battery against overload, overheating and deep discharge.

To learn more about the Bosch GSA18V-083B 18V Reciprocating Saw 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.

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 www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com 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!

For more info: Zircon.com

To buy: Amazon.com

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold (Review)

This is Central Pneumatic’s 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold, and it works well.

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold 2

 

The instructions on the package of the manifold instruct the user to connect it to a 3/8 inch line. This would work for anyone that runs their compressor line from their truck or van, but I know that many of you use 1/4 inch fittings.

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold 3

 

I decided to forego the 3/8 inch line part and found a 3/8″ to 1/4″ coupling, and ran it off my trusty Rolair JC10. It would be great if the manifold came with the coupling and fitting used in this review, but I’m sure they wanted to keep costs down.

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold 4

 

(Assembled with a bit of Teflon. Make sure not to torque too much, as brass fittings are quite soft.)

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold 5

 

I can’t speak to the durability of the manifold, as I have only been using it for a week, but it looks like it will hold up well.

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold 6

 

To buy:  Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold (currently cheaper through Harbor Freight).

For more info on the Rolair JC10, click here.

To buy: Rolair JC10

Bosch ROS20VSK 120-Volt Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit

April 24, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, eco, Finish, Manufacturing, Painting, Recycling 

Bosch ROS20VSK 120-Volt Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Kit

Review in progress!

While we’re working on this review, know that that this is a fantastic sander with an incredible filter. If you need a sander, this would be the one for most of the folks reading this.

For more info: Boschtools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

 

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling Manifold

Central Pneumatic 3-Way Quick Coupling ManifoldUpdate: Review is now up. Thanks! http://toolsofthetradies.com/?p=1460

Review in progress!

For more info: Harbor Freight

Have a good weekend, folks!

Pittsburgh 9 Pc Fully Polished Metric Combination Wrench Set

April 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Manufacturing, Mechanic Tools, Recycling 

Pittsburgh 9 Pc Fully Polished Metric Combination Wrench Set

Review in progress!

This wrench set is fantastic! I have been using another set, and just got another one.

Things I like about this set:

  • Extreme value ($6 to $9, depending on sales)
  • Good manufacturing and excellent warranty (lifetime)
  • Usable sizes included in the set (7mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 17mm, 19mm)

I’ll take a photos so that you guys can see the set in use.

For more info: Harbor Freight

 

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™

SKILSAW Worm Drive Table Saw (SPT70WT-22)

Update:  Shipping now on Amazon.com

Update: Now listed on Amazon, along with Skilsaw’s table saw stand with an adjustable foot. I’ll update this post when they start to ship. Have a good weekend, folks!

SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10″ Portable Worm Drive Table Saw with 25″ Rip Capacity

  • First ever brass-geared Worm Drive table saw for maximum power and torque
  • 15 Amp solid construction Dual-Field motor for increased cutting speed and extended motor life
  • 25 in. rip capacity and 3-1/2 in. depth of cut for ripping a wide variety of materials
  • Self-aligning rip fence with on-tool storage for a true cut
  • Portable and compact while staying lightweight at only 49 lbs

SKILSAW SPT70WT-22

 

 

For more info: Skilsaw.com

To buy: Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

SKILSAW SPTA70WT-ST Table Saw Stand with Tool-Less Latches for 10″ Portable Jobsite Worm Drive

  • Exclusively designed for use with SKILSAW SPT70WT-01 10 In. Portable Worm Drive Table Saw
  • Folding design and tool-less latches provide for fast and easy setup and transportation
  • Easy leveling adjustments
  • Durable all-steel design
  • Only 14 lbs. for effortless portability

SKILSAW SPTA70WT-STFor more info: Skilsaw.com

To buy: Amazon.com

 

 

Gamma Seal Lid

Gamma Seal Lid

Review in progress!

For more info: Gamma Seal Lid

To buy: Amazon.com

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