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.

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.

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

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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.

Paslode T250A 16-Gauge Pneumatic Angled Finish Nailer

Paslode T250A 16-Gauge Pneumatic Angled Finish Nailer

Coming soon!

For more info: Paslode.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

Bora 543100 WTX Clamp Edge 100″ Clamp Edge Saw Guide

April 29, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, Decorating, Demo, Finish, Layout, Manufacturing 

Bora 543100 WTX Clamp Edge

Review in progress!

Just arrived . . . with a big foot print on the box. I was a bit concerned that the Bora guide would have damage, but it’s perfect!

For this review, I’ll be building shelves for a tiny house, along with a tiny house. The tiny house will be a sample home for our returning veterans without a place to come back to. I always look forward to having any tool available that will make the build easier for our veterans and community volunteers, and this looks like a great compliment to our tool chest.

For our veterans reading this, thank you for your service!

For more info, please contact the fine folks over at AffinityTool.com

To purchase: Amazon.com

 

Freeman PFWS Professional Fine Wire Stapler

Freeman PFWS Professional Fine Wire Stapler

Review in progress!

Upon initial inspection, it’s really hard to believe that this tool sells for so little. This is a quality tool! See the specs below.

 

  • Anodized aluminum magazine holds up to 60 Fasteners at a time and accepts Arrow T50 Brand staples between 1/4 and 9/16-Inch
  • Anodized aluminum cylinder provides a more durable surface when the piston is firing and retracting during use, leading to less wear and tear on the internal parts
  • Non-marring tip helps protect your work surface from any scratches or marring inflicted by the tool
  • Includes oil and wrenches
  • Die-cast aluminum construction

For more info: FreemanTools.com

To buy: Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com

 

 

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!

Hidden Fastening, Easier with SENCO’s New SHD150XP

April 19, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, Nailer/Stapler, New 

Hidden Fastening, Easier with SENCO’s New SHD150XP
Up to 80% Faster than Traditional Methods

CINCINNATI (April 19, 2016) – Speed and accuracy are essential to successful deck building. With SENCO’s new SHD150XP deck builders can now install SENCO Mantis brand hidden deck clips up to 80% faster than traditional fastening methods.

The tool features a rare earth magnet that holds clips in place while the patented aluminum EZ slide attachment guides and aligns SENCO Mantis deck clips into the proper position for quick and easy installation.

The SHD150XP drives collated reversible fasteners that are 1-1/2” in length with a .113” shank diameter and are paper collated at 34-degrees. These uniquely engineered fasteners are driven like a traditional nail but, can be easily backed out like a screw. The magazine has a capacity of 34 fasteners.

Weighing only 4.6 pounds, the SHD150XP is constructed with durable, high-quality materials while still being lightweight and ergonomically balanced and the overmolded grip helps increase all day comfort.

It also features a dry-fire lockout and signals when ready to reload. The adjustable rafter hanger helps keep the tool off the ground and easily rotates out of the way when not in use and the tool-free adjustable exhaust deflector can be twisted 360-degrees to keep exhaust air from the user.

The SHD150XP carries a five year limited warranty and includes wrenches, tool oil, safety glasses and an air plug.

Visit www.senco.com for additional information.
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For more than 60 years, SENCO has helped generations of hardworking professionals get the job done right by delivering innovative fastening solutions that make hard work easier.
As a leader in creating fasteners and power fastening tools for use in residential, commercial, manufacturing and industrial applications, SENCO’s comprehensive line of air- and battery-powered nailers, staplers and screwdrivers provide exceptional results and let you take pride in a job well done.

Offering a complete line of accessories, compressors, repair kits and parts along with a certified warranty repair network, SENCO is accessible across the globe through professional distribution outlets in more than 40 countries.

Committed to its heritage, the company proudly manufactures more than eighty percent of its fasteners in its Cincinnati, Ohio facility.

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