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

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KNIPEX 95 11 165 Cable Shears

KNIPEX 95 11 165 Cable Shears

Review in progress

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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.

Klein® Tools Opens Nominations for the 2016 Electrician of the Year

July 6, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Grand prize winner will receive $2,500 a year in free Klein Tools for 10 years

July 6, 2016 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, is accepting nominations for its annual Electrician of the Year award. The grand prize winner will receive $2,500 a year in free Klein Tools for 10 years, totaling $25,000 worth of premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. Klein Tools is looking for electricians who exemplify professional achievement, safety excellence and community dedication. Entries, including self-nominations, will be accepted online at www.kleintools.com/eoy through August 7th, and all U.S.-based professional electricians are eligible.

For the first time, Klein Tools will make fan voting part of the selection process. Fans will be able to vote on the grand prize winner after six regional winners are announced in mid-August. Online voting will follow shortly after the regional winners are announced.

The six regional winners will be flown to Boston for an exclusive weekend getaway in early October. Each regional winner will receive $750 to $1,250 in Klein Tools products*, and each will also be awarded Klein Tools’ Ultimate Garage Package including a 41-piece Klein Journeyman™ Tool Set and other Klein gear. The grand prize winner will be announced on October 8th.

“This year Klein Tools is focused on giving a decade of dedication,” said Greg Palese, vice president of marketing at Klein Tools. “We want to give back to the men and women who are positive examples of electricians in the field and in their communities. Each year this contest introduces us to local heroes who are making a difference in their towns, and promoting safety and learning in the electrical industry.”

Klein family members review the submissions in order to pick the grand prize winner. As descendants of founder of Klein Tools, Mathias Klein, each member takes into account 159 years of Klein Tools’ heritage to help determine who should represent the electrical industry as Klein Tools’ Electrician of the Year.

Applications are available now at http://www.kleintools.com/eoyNominations are accepted online only through August 7th and are open to U.S. residents only.

*Prize amount will depend on each winner’s standing in the awards.

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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. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.  .

OX Tools Offers Attractive New Stainless Steel Tape Measure

OX-P029425CRANFORD, NJ (June 20, 2016) – Accuracy and durability are at the forefront of features that professionals look for in a tape measure and OX delivers on both and as an added bonus, rare earth magnets embedded in the tang to stick to ferrous materials.

“User research indicated that traditional housings were not constructed to withstand multiple drops that are very common on the jobsite and that over time, the markings would become hard to read due to heavy use,” states John Diplock, managing director for OX Tools USA. “We overdesigned this new tape measure to exceed user expectations.”

The 25’ Pro SS Tape Measure showcases a 1-3/16″ wide tape with double-sided with easy-to-read inch fractional markings with 1/8” increments symbolized. The nylon coated tape blade boasts a 9’ horizontal standout.

The business end of the tape has a double-sided tang that offers multiple points to grasp the material and can also sit flush with metal.

The stainless steel case protects the tape from the harsh workplace environment and the rugged over-molded cushion grip increases comfort and provides added slip resistance.

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.

Klein Tools recognizes National Linemen’s Day on April 18

April 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Thanking the linemen who work in dangerous environments to keep us safe

By Mark Klein

Today the nation pauses to give thanks to the thousands of men and women who risk their lives working as electrical linemen. April 18th is National Lineman Appreciation Day, established by U.S. Congress to honor those who regularly put their lives on the line to keep our lights and power on. Linemen repair downed power lines in the middle of hurricanes; bring lights back on during snow storms; and work atop poles over busy highways. We’re glad to have a day dedicated to thank those who work in harm’s way to keep us safe.

Utility line work is recognized within the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with more than 19 workers in every 100,000 killed on the job every year. Linemen work hundreds of feet above the ground installing and repairing electrical lines and are often the first peopled called in natural disasters, severe weather and times of crisis. They regularly clear a scene before first responders can assist with rescues, fires, traffic controls or other dangerous liberations. In fact, following Superstorm Sandy which struck our country just three years ago, President Obama made a strong call to designate utility workers as first responders, asking that electricity be a first-responder issue to avoid unnecessary “red tape” during an emergency. We see this as respect for the dangerous work linemen do, and the work they must continue to do to keep other servicemen safe.

Klein is committed to making linemen’s jobs easier, safer and more efficient. We know linemen are on high alert during crisis scenarios, but we also know it can be easy to overlook small details that put themselves and others in danger. Klein is committed to doing everything possible to develop the safest tools making it easier for linemen to do their job in all conditions. Mathias Klein, founder of Klein Tools, was inducted to the International Lineman’s Hall of Fame for his dedication to the lineman’s trade and we work daily to honor his commitment to the craft and to safety.

As part of our ongoing promise towards safer practices, Klein developed the “Head of the Class Award” which recognizes outstanding electrical instructors and the ways they give back to their communities. Our last award was received by a lineman instructor of over 20 years, Roy Smith, who heads a utility technology program teaching the next aspiring generation of lineman. Klein also supports training and education with tool donations to lineman schools and facilities all across the country. This helps ensure apprentices begin their training with quality, safe tools that are tested and trusted on jobsites.

We are thankful for the work these men and women do in order to keep us all safe and comfortable. Klein, its counterparts and greater community will continue assisting this dedicated group of tradesmen to ensure they have long and successful careers.

Klein® Tools ‘State of the Industry’ survey finds family support crucial in bringing people into the electrical industry

April 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
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Klein® Tools ‘State of the Industry’ survey finds family support crucial in bringing people into the electrical industry

Survey also finds three in 10 electricians would encourage their daughter to be an electrician and more than 60% of electricians say they’ve worked with a woman on the jobsite in the past year

April 12, 2016 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, today announced findings from its second-annual ‘State of the Industry’ survey. This year, Klein Tools took a new direction with the survey focusing on family and asking more than 200 union and non-union electricians about their experiences getting into the field and on the jobsite. As a sixth-generation family business, Klein Tools wanted to know how much support electricians get at home, which helps Klein create programs to better support future electricians and their families. The survey also specifically focused on women in the electrical industry, finding how many regularly work on jobsites with union and non-union electricians.

Family Ties & Influence

The Klein ‘State of the Industry’ survey found family and friends have important influence over those deciding to become electricians, particularly among union members. In fact, they may be the strongest factor in determining if someone will apply for an apprenticeship and commit to a career as an electrician.

· Three in ten electricians (30%) have one or more other electricians in the family, with union members (39%) significantly more likely than non-union members (23%) to have another electrician in their family.

  • One-half of electricians (51%) were encouraged to become an electrician.
  • More than nine in ten electricians (92%) would encourage someone to become an electrician.
  • Two-thirds of electricians (64%) would encourage their children to become an electrician.
  • Three in ten electricians (30%) would specifically encourage their daughter to become an electrician.

“Family is what Klein Tools is based on and it’s important apprentices have family support when deciding to become an electrician,” said Mark Klein, president of Klein Tools. “We know not all students receive the support they need when considering trade schools and we are actively working with apprenticeship organizations to ensure students have access to the resources, tools, information and leadership necessary to be successful in this industry.”

Women on Jobsites

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2014 women represented only 2.4 percent of the electrician workforce. Klein Tools wanted to know how often women worked on job sites in the past year and was pleased to find the majority of jobsites had women regularly working on them.

· More than three-fifths of electricians (62%) report having worked with one or more women on job sites in the past year.

o Union members (78%) are significantly more likely than non-union members (51%) to have worked with one or more women on job sites in the past year.

“This is a good start, but is still markedly lower than what we believe it should be,” said Mark Klein, president of Klein Tools. “With numerous talented tradespeople expected to retire in the coming years, we need more trained electricians filling in the ranks and we support anyone who wants to contribute to this ever-changing and challenging industry.”

The Klein Tools ‘State of the Industry’ survey was conducted by Russell Research, an independent survey research firm, which conducted 200 online interviews from January 27 – February 5, 2016, to secure a nationally significant representation. Forty percent of respondents were union members and 60 percent were not.

An infographic visualizing these statistics is also available at www.kleintools.com/2016survey1.

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Klein is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.

 

Streamlight 88049 ProTac 1AAA

Streamlight 88049 ProTac 1AAA

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Milwaukee Inkzall Point Marker

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