Youngstown Glove Carpenter Plus Gloves

March 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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(These gloves allow you to work with extreme dexterity and support, while inspiring great confidence.)

I’ve worn these gloves over the last several weeks, and I can tell you that these gloves were designed by or designed with a lot of input from professional carpenters. The selection of materials on these gloves is superb. The man-made leather on the palm grips well, the neoprene over the top of the hand lends a lot of support, and the cloth around the thumb area can be used to keep your face clean.

For more info: ytgloves.com

To buy: Youngstown Glove 03-3110-80-L Carpenter Plus Gloves, Large (amazon)

Real Milk Paint Tung Oil (Part 2)

March 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Real Milk Paint Tung Oil Tools of the Tradies 2

(The plywood test piece is maple and the solid wood is douglas fir.)

This is with 2 coats. If you want to see what it looks like with 1 coat, look at the first inch or two, on the right of the test pieces. I’ll put 2 more coats on the left side of the test pieces, then post an update with more info and photos. Thanks!

For more info: RealMilkPaint.com

Available @ amazon:
Real Milk Paint Pure Tung Oil – 32 oz
Real Milk Paint Citrus Solvent – 32 oz.

Bostitch Safety Video

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For more info: Bostitch.com

Real Milk Paint Pure Tung Oil (Preview/Part 1)

March 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Real Milk Paint Tung Oil

Just got these tonight, so expect an update in about a week’s time.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for a finish that is food safe, and just not FDA cleared for indirect contact, then check out the Real Milk Paint Pure Tung Oil. It truly is non-toxic!

For more info: RealMilkPaint.com

Available @ amazon:
Real Milk Paint Pure Tung Oil – 32 oz
Real Milk Paint Citrus Solvent – 32 oz.

Streamlight 90744 Knucklehead Spot Alkaline Light, Orange

February 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Demo, Flashlight/Torch, Safety 

Streamlight 90744 Knucklehead Spot Alkaline Light Orange Tools of the Tradies 1Review in progress!

For more info: Streamlight.com

To buy: Streamlight 90744 Knucklehead Spot Alkaline Light, Orange (amazon)

Youngstown Glove Carpenter Plus Gloves

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, Recycling, Safety 

Youngstown Glove Carpenter Plus Gloves Tools of the Tradies 1

Review in progress!

For more info: ytgloves.com

To buy: Youngstown Glove 03-3110-80-L Carpenter Plus Gloves, Large (amazon)

Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated

Renovation 4th Edition Completely Revised and Updated Tools of the Tradies 1Review in progress!

For more info: Taunton.com

To buy:

Renovation 4th Edition: Completely Revised and Updated (amazon)

Pelican 3765PL

Pelican 3765PL Tools of the TradiesReview in progress!

For more info: Pelican.com

Available here: Pelican Right Angle 3765 LED Rechargeable

Bosch Introduces New Dust Extraction System for Improved Jobsite Dust Collection

January 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Bosch Introduces New Dust Extraction System for Improved Jobsite Dust Collection

Dirt and dust don’t stand a chance against customizable nine- and 14-gallon portable vacuums

 

Mount Prospect, Ill., January 13, 2014 -As the benchmark for jobsite dust and dirt collection standards continue to grow, Bosch introduces a portable solution with a new lineup of nine- and 14-gallon vacuums. The VAC090S and VAC090A nine-gallon vacuums and VAC140S and VAC140A 14-gallon vacuums not only increase dust extraction performance with a best-in-class cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) rate and suction power, but they also decrease the loss of suction by offering two options of on-board filter cleaning; semi-automatic and automatic. These features are especially important in applications that require premium dust extraction such as tuckpointing, concrete surfacing, concrete drilling, cutting and chipping concrete, and collecting a diversity of dust particles in stationary workshops.

An unclogged filter is critical for optimal vacuum performance and dust extraction efficiency, and Bosch’s offering of integrated automatic and semi-automatic filter cleaning systems makes it easier for users to ensure their devices are working effectively. These features also increase jobsite productivity by eliminating the need for filters to be tediously cleaned by hand. Outfitted with an automatic filter cleaning mechanism, the VAC090A and VAC140A self clean the flat pleated filter through a reverse airflow every 15 seconds during operation without compromising suction or performance. The VAC090S and VAC140S use a similar airflow cleaning process and include a module on the hose that allows the user to cut of suction and activate the filter cleaning with the push of a button. Filter cleaning, however, is not recommended when using a HEPA filter as these are delicate and must be handled carefully. Instead, users should use a fleeced or paper bag as a pre-filter to prevent the HEPA filter from becoming clogged.

Power tool compatibility is an enhanced, new feature of these vacuums. Not only is each new device compatible with Bosch’s acclaimed Click & Go System, thus eliminating the need for additional trips to collect tools and accessories, but the vacuum hose can also be securely attached to dust collection guards and shrouds with either the friction fit power tool adapter or clicked together with the quick connect system . A power tool activation feature with power broker is also present to minimize blown circuits (power broker is only available in automatic filter cleaning models).

Other noteworthy features of the VAC090 and VAC140 vacuums are integrated cord and hose storage solutions, and a wet vacuuming water level sensor that protects the motor by automatically shutting down the device when water reaches a maximum height during wet applications. The entire build of the vacuums is made with the user in mind. Not only are the rubber wheels and locking casters created to withstand the rough terrain of the jobsite, but the larger 14-gallon vacuum includes a metal frame and convenient push handle to make transportation easier.

 A number of additional accessories are available for the VAC090 and VAC140 including the VX110 extension tube and VX130 floor tool set. Users can also add the VF120H HEPA filter to create an EPA compliant HEPA vacuum. Both vacuum sizes are compatible with a number of filters and bags to aid with debris collection in a variety of application situations. Each vacuum comes with a kit including the VH1635 locking hose, VF100 filter and VB000P plastic bag.

The VAC090 and VAC140 will be available in February 2014 at authorized dealers nationwide. Suggested retail prices range from $549 to $669 based on the model selected. To find out more or to locate a dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.

More info: Boschtools.com

Klein Tools CL2300 600A TRMS AC/DC Clamp Meter with Temperature

January 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Electrical, Manufacturing, Mechanic Tools, Safety 

This meter started out as a review, but now it’s become my main meter. I like it a lot!

Review coming soon.

More info: Kleintools.com

To purchase: Klein Tools CL2300 (amazon)

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