Bosch GLI18V-420 18V Worklight

Bosch GLI18VThe Bosch GLI18V-420 18V Worklight Provides Outstanding LED Illumination Virtually Anywhere on the Jobsite

Small size, nine-position bracket ensures illumination is go anywhere on the job or at home

Mt. Prospect, Ill., August 9, 2016 There’s no place where light is more important than on the jobsite. At 420 lumens, the Bosch GLI18V-420 18V Worklight provides the brightest illumination in its class with a three LED-design. In addition, it can brighten dark work areas at different angles and offers an adjustable light beam for spot/flood applications.

The three LEDs in this worklight offer the best illumination for a pocket-sized unit so users can light virtually any hard-to-reach, dark-corner work area on the jobsite. And the Bosch GLI18V-420 Worklight provides a dial to adjust light diffusion. Users are able to shine a high-intensity spotlight on a specific area where it’s most needed or can turn a control dial to diffuse light in illuminating a larger area.

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The Bosch 18V worklight comes with an adjustable bracket, which provides users with nine different light-angle settings. It also includes a hard rubber strap for mounting the worklight to enable targeted illumination of the work area.

“The Bosch GLI18V-420 18V Worklight is a jobsite advantage in a convenient package,” said Jim Stevens, product manager, lighting tools, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “Good lighting is an asset on any jobsite. Bosch GLI18V illumination adds an extra level of versatility that sets it apart from other lighting options.”

The Bosch GLI18V-420 18V light works with the Bosch 18V battery system, which provides outstanding continuous runtime of up to 13.5 hrs on the 6.0 Ah battery. The unit is jobsite ready thanks to a tough exterior housing and an aluminum heat sink.

To learn more about the Bosch GLI18V-420 18V Worklight or to find a local dealer, visit or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out for additional tips and videos.

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

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Klein® Tools Expands Its Personal Protective Equipment Line with Journeyman™ Gloves

June 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Klein Gloves Tools of the Tradies

Klein® Tools Expands Its Personal Protective Equipment Line with Journeyman™ Gloves

New glove technology and fabrics provide better safety, functionality and comfort

June 9, 2014 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, expands its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) product line with the new Journeyman™ Gloves. The new Journeyman Series of gloves is made specifically for trade professionals who may encounter cuts, scrapes, impact injuries and vibration injuries on a regular basis.

The daily impact that hands take when performing certain tasks can take a toll on health and performance. By wearing gloves, tradespeople can protect hands and joints from excessive abuse, reduce chemical exposure, and prevent blisters, cuts, and impact and vibration injuries. With advanced technology, tougher materials and enhanced features, Klein Tools’ premium-quality Journeyman™ Gloves will provide professionals better hand-protection on the job in addition to more comfort and durability.

“Although hand protection is sometimes considered hindering, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states ‘25.3 percent of all work-related lost-day injuries are hand-related’,” states Greg Palese, vice-president of marketing at Klein Tools. “By wearing premium-quality gloves, professionals can reduce the daily impact that hands take on the job and increase work productivity.”

The new Journeyman™ Gloves consist of six machine-washable

Journeyman™ Extreme Gloves (40217/40218/40219):

Journeyman™ Utility Gloves (40205/40206/40207):

Journeyman™ Camouflage Gloves (40208/40209/40210):

Journeyman™ Cold Weather Pro Gloves (40211/40212/40213):

Journeyman™ Grip Gloves (40214/40215/40216):

Journeyman™ Leather Gloves (40220/40221/40222):

For further details, more information or SKU-specific photos visit our website at or contact your local distributor.




OSHLUN MMC-0110 Tools of the Tradies 1

Over the past two weeks, we have had the pleasure of evaluating these Quick-Fit Bi-Metal blades from OSHLUN. The model number is MMC-0110 (Currently in limited release).

According to Michael Herinckx at OSHLUN, “the MMC Series blades are an open back holder blade based off of our original MMA Series Uni-Fit holder, but modified to allow fitting on tool free machines that require the open back blade design.” Michael also informed us that, in addition to the modifying the holder on these blades, material changes have been made to improve performance.

We used one OSHLUN MMC blade to cut and shave a portion of a post that was protruding out. Total cuts were 50+. Immediately afterwards, we made this surgical cut into a piece of damaged siding. The photo on the right contains the photo of the blade that we used. Next to it is a new OSHLUN MMC blade for comparison. The OSHLUN blade performed well as a plunge blade, plane, and reciprocating blade to cut the several nails embedded in the post.

Many blades on the market today only last for a few cuts, then start losing their teeth, but we did not lose a single tooth with any of the OSHLUN MMC blades. We took three blades and made one cut with one blade, five cuts with the second, and ten cuts with the third blade. If you see the photo in the middle, the left blade has ten cuts, the middle-left has five cuts, the middle-right has one cut, and the right blade is a new blade for comparison. Basically, with the exception of the amount of paint on the blades, all of the teeth on all four blades are in the same condition. The photo on the right is a close-up of a blade with ten cuts. If we did a test of how many nails a single OSHLUN MMC blade could make, we’d say it could safely cut several hundred nails.

The OSHLUN MMC-0110 is a 10-Pack with an adapter for Bosch and Dremel tools. The center photo contains the adapter for Bosch and Dremel tools. The photo on the right is the OSHLUN MMC blade, with the supplied adaptor, on a Bosch tool.

For more info:

To buy: Oshlun Oscillating Tool Blades

Klein® Tools Expands Its Insulated Tool Line

April 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Electrical, Manufacturing, New, Pliers, Safety 

New sleeker design provides 1000V protection on the job for electricians

Klein® Tools Expands Its Insulated Tool Line Tools of the TradiesApril 3, 2014 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, announced the release of their full line of Electrician’s Insulated Tools with slimmer, sleeker profiles, certified by VDE and made in the USA.

New injection-molded grips feature Klein’s unique, three part insulation that includes a white underlayer that acts as a continuous sleeve around the steel handle and serves as a warning sign if the insulation is compromised.  This also adds an extra layer of protection compared to other insulated tools on the market.

The multi-color, sleek design features small thumb guards for ease of handling and storage in the tool belt. This series offers the core tools an electrician needs to get the job done safely, including New England style side cutters, diagonal cutters, long-nose pliers, cable cutters, pump pliers and wire strippers.

Each tool is marked with the official 1000V symbol which signifies that the tool has been tested to 10,000V.  Additionally, they are marked with the official VDE GS logo, signifying that each tool is certified by the VDE Testing and Certification Institute in Germany, one of the world’s most prominent independent testing organizations for electric and electronic products.

To conform to these standards, Klein’s insulated tools are put through an internal rigorous testing process to ensure that the tool can handle any situation it might come across in the field. Klein Tools controls the entire manufacturing process in the United States starting with a proprietary blend of steel forged by Klein, through a proprietary three stage heat treating and testing process.

“Safety is extremely important to electricians,” states David Klein, product manager at Klein Tools. “This line was developed to provide the tools electricians use every day in a sleek insulated design that are easy to use and store”.

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Klein Tools is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.

About Klein Tools: Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. Klein tools are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople in the United States. For more information, visit

Knipex Tools 73 72 180 BK TwinForce High Performance Leverage Diagonal Cutter with Comfort Grip Handle, Red/Blue

Knipex Tools 73 72 180 BK TwinForce Tools of the Tradies 1

To see how much leverage the Knipex TwinForce cutters have, I compared them against a traditional pair of pliers.

Stucco Wire: With the regular pliers, it took some effort to cut  The Knipex cut the same wire like I was cutting cooked spagetti.

Phone Wire: The regular pliers cut it, but it took some effort. The Knipex cut it a lot easier. I know Knipex state that it’s 50% less effort over traditional pliers, but I think they were being conservative, as I only needed to apply a fraction of the force that I applied with the traditional pliers.

Romex, 12-2: The regular pliers cut it with a lot of effort. With the Knipex, there was no hesitation.

#9 Screw: The regular pliers were not able the cut the wood screw. The Knipex were able to cut it.

16D Framing Nail: The regular pliers, even with both hands, were not able to cut the nail. The Knipex were able to cut the nail in one squeeze. If you look at the uncut nail, you can see a small nick left by the traditional pliers.

After this review, I was able to cleanly cut paper with the Knipex pliers. If you see the very bottom photo, you can see a cut made by the Knipex cutters, after cutting the wood screw and nail.

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For more info:

Available here: Knipex Tools 73 72 180 BK TwinForce High Performance Leverage Diagonal Cutter with Comfort Grip Handle, Red/Blue


Bosch MX30EL-37 Multi-X 3.0 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit

  • Made in Switzerland
  • Bosch blades are also made in Switzerland
  • Power: 3 amps
  • Cord: 13 feet with a fantastic swivel
  • Slim body
  • Soft start
  • Speed Control (electronic)
  • Adjustable Speed

Construction: Build quality is no surprise. It’s exactly what I’d expect from a Bosch tool built in Switzerland. From casting to assembly, it’s superb.

Power: Strong and refined. The Bosch MX30 has a soft start, then builds up to the set speed. Even though it has a lot of power, it is so refined, power delivery is consistent and buttery smooth.

Ergonomics: The Bosch MX30 has a very slim body that feels very organic. Bosch placed rubber pads on contact areas to increase grip and user comfort.

Mount pattern: Bosch OIS. If you’ve used other oscillating tools, you’ll understand when I say that the OIS pattern will become the industry standard. I believe the OIS pattern is the most elegant design today.

For more info:

Available here: Bosch MX30EL-37 Multi-X 3.0 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit with 37 Accessories


Pelican 3765PL

March 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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  • 4 mode LED technology (high, low, downcast, signaling)
  • NFPA Compliant (National Fire Protection Agency) 1901
  • Rechargeable NiMH Pack
  • Also Operates on 4 Standard AA Alkaline Batteries
  • Safety Approved (Class I Division 2)
  • Battery Level Indicating Switch
  • Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence.
  • Compact, Rugged, and Light weight
  • Made of ABS plastic

Pelican 3765PL SpecsTools of the TradiesThe Pelican 3765PL is great for firefighters, so I thought this flashlight would serve Tradies well.

Here are the features that I require for my main work light:

1. Not round

2. Not too small

3. Easily visible

4. Easy to hold

5. A Clip

6. Rechargeable

7. Able to use AA batteries

8. Water resistant

9. Powerful beam/Good spill

10. Adjustable power


1. Round/Hex flashlights roll.

2 Small things, including flashlights, are not easy to find in a bag full of tools.

3. If I’m looking for a light, I need it now.

4. The easier it is to hold, the less fuss that I have to go through.

5. I need to be able to clip it to my body when I am moving around.

6. I’m not willing to use batteries and just toss them.

7. If I’m in a pinch, I need to be able to use backup AA batteries that I always have.

8. Sometimes, like when I’m fixing a broken water line, I need a light that will still operate with water spraying all over the place.

9. I need a light that can spotlight an area and also light the general area that I am working in.

10. I need to either conserve power or modulate the light output.

The Pelican 3765PL has all of the features that I require as my main work light!  In addition, the bezel on the flashlight glows in the dark, has LEDs that light the ground in front of where I am, and has a battery indicator. This flashlight is now my main light for work and play.

For more info:

Available here: Pelican Right Angle 3765 LED Rechargeable

Bosch IDH182 18V Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver

  • Socket-Ready Chuck: All-in-one Impact Driver and Impact Wrench with a 1/4-Inch Quick-change Hex and 1/2-Inch Square Drive chuck for sockets
  • Brushless Motor: Up to 2X the motor life, superior efficiency for longer runtime and no maintenance
  • Advanced Electronics: Electronic Motor and Cell Protection help prevent overheating and overloading for extended tool life and runtime
  • Performance Control System: Select between 3 speed and torque settings to maximize power or minimize fastener damage
  • Superior Ergonomics: Smallest grip diameter for best in class ergonomics and comfort

Power: 1650 Inch Pounds/137.5 Foot Pounds. It has the most power you can get. Period.

Ergonomics: It is the most comfortable 18V impact driver we have EVER used. It is perfectly balanced, fits users with small, medium, and large hands. The grip and angle of the tool seem very natural.

Battery: 4.0 Ah. It lasts a long, long, long, long time. We screwed a whole deck with two Fatpacks. The second Fatpack still had juice left.

Our Recommendation: We’ve waited for over a year to use this tool. You should do no such thing–it’s available now!

For more info:

Available here: Bosch IDH182-01L 18-volt Brushless Socket Ready Impact Driver with 4.0Ah Batteries, Charger and L-Boxx-2

Bosch MX30EL-37 Multi-X 3.0 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit

March 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, Decorating, Demo, Finish, Recycling, Safety 

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Check back in about a week for the full review. Thanks!

For more info:

Available here: Bosch MX30EL-37 Multi-X 3.0 Amp Oscillating Tool Kit with 37 Accessories

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