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.

Bosch SCK120-202LB5 12-Volt Starter Kit with Bare-Tool Pocket Reciprocating Saw Bundle Kit

Bosch PS60 12V Reciprocating Saw

Review in progress

For more info: Boschtools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F08-N Entrenching Tool, Black Powdered Coat High Carbon Steel

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SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F08-N Entrenching Tool

Review in progress

For more info: Sogknives.com

To buy: Amazon.com

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.

Freud DS0905FG Fleam Ground Reciprocating Blade, 9″

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Freud Pruning Blade

Review in progress

As soon as we have a chance to gather all of the photos, we’ll post the review for this fantastic blade!

For more info: diablotools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

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

Black & Decker LST136 13-Inch 36-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless High Performance String Trimmer

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  • Features:
  • Powerful 36-volt lithium ion rechargeable battery delivers the power with long run-time to complete the toughest jobs
  • Use PowerCommand dial to choose between max power to tackle thick weeds and max runtime to increase battery life
  • Easily converts from trimmer to edger with a quick turn of the shaft
  • Automatic feed spool advances lin automatically so you don’t have to bump
  • Fast Charger (about 1 hour) included standard

The LST136 came ready to go, minus the guard and the handle. They took about two minutes to install. The battery came charged about 50%. It took about 20 minutes in the included charger to fully charge.

When I held the LST136 trimmer for the first time, it felt as if it were levitating, much like in the photo above. So, just to make sure that I wasn’t imagining any thing, I took a piece of twine and tied it to a pole. Guess what? The LST136 balances itself. I have had many corded trimmers and gas trimmers, and none of them were perfectly balanced like the Black & Decker LST136. The corded ones flopped to the front. The gas ones flopped to the back.

After the trigger is pulled, it takes a second or two to reach the max speed. It’s very zippy. It did a nice job of trimming very tall grass and went through moderate growth like it wasn’t even there.

For more info, check out Black & Decker.

To purchase, check out amazon.com.

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