Mix it up with OX Tools’ mix m8™

ox-group-mixm8-tools-of-the-tradiesCRANFORD, NJ (October 26, 2016) – The truly revolutionary new mixing paddle, mix m8, is so dissimilar to any existing mixing paddle it is an entirely new breed. Because of its unique ‘rabbit ear’ design, it produces smoother mixes, faster and clean-up is easier, even with the stickiest solutions. mix m8 is ideal for mixing small batches of thin sets, mortars, cement, plaster and similar materials.

Unlike traditional steel paddles, mix m8 is a highly flexible and durable non-porous plastic mixing paddle that creates a whirling motion and its ribbed edges cut through materials while minimizing foam, bubbles, and air entrapment. The helix pulls the dry material into the mix creating a smooth and consistent mix.

The patented mixing system can mix up plaster or other mortar compound including aggregates even with a cordless drill (18v). Working well with both cordless (3/8” hex shaft) and corded drills (9/16” hex shaft), it is a must have for job sites where no electricity is available and a cordless drill is the only option.

Where the traditional metal vein mixer is known for damaging buckets and leaving unmixed material, the mix m8 makes edge to edge mixing easier and the smooth ends won’t tear up the bucket. This design eliminates the need to stop and stir unmixed materials, which results in significantly reduced mixing times.

Clean-up is fast and easy, simply finish with a quick spin in clean water bucket or knock off dried materials afterwards.

 

Product details:

3/8” hex shaft

  • Length – 22-1/2”
  • Blade Diameter – 7-7/8”
  • Weight – 1.2 lbs.
  • MSRP – $42

9/16” threaded hex shaft

  • Length – 24”
  • Blade Diameter – 7-7/8”
  • Weight – 2 lbs.
  • MSRP – $62

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.

OX Tools Brings Bamboo to its new Masons Level

September 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Carpentry, concrete, Decorating, Manufacturing, New 

ox-t500912-tools-of-the-tradiesCRANFORD, NJ (September 12, 2016) – Accuracy and durability are the most important hallmarks of a mason level. OX Tools has addressed both of these with the introduction of their new Bamboo Masons Level.

Bamboo has a tensile strength comparable to steel and when combined with lamination, the level provides exceptional durability and makes clean up easier. In addition, they added extruded aluminum bindings for protection and strength.

Bamboo is not affected by heat or cold like aluminum or plastic levels which tend to expand or contract with the cold, which affects the accuracy of the level.

This 48” level features two plumb vials and a level vial. The vials are constructed from solid block acrylic vials for increased accuracy over traditional curved vials

“Solid block acrylic vials are close to unbreakable – it is literally a block of acrylic with the vial tube machined or cast into the block. The blocks are permanently calibrated and set in the factory eliminating the need for future calibration,” says John Diplock, managing director for OX Tools.

For added protection OX has included shock-absorbing rubber end caps that can be easily replaced. For easy transport the level showcases two smooth and ergonomic hand holds.

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.

SKIL 89033 33 Piece Screwdriver Bit Set

SKIL 89033 33 Piece Screwdriver Bit Set

This is a fantastic set!

Review in progress

For more info: Skiltools.com

To buy: Amazon.com

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

Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades

July 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Blades, concrete, Demo, New 

Bosch Segmented Rim Diamond BladeMt. Prospect, Ill., July 5, 2016 – Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades deliver fast, efficient cutting in concrete and other hard materials thanks to a tensioned blade core and a high-quality diamond formulation. The tensioned steel core is engineered with an innovative process that ensures each blade delivers smooth cuts with low vibration to reduce blade wobble.

These general purpose segmented rim blades offer a Bosch-exclusive diamond formulation that cuts most masonry and concrete materials. The 10mm segment height provides up to 3X life versus standard diamond blades.

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Each segment is laser welded to the steel core. This is a premium connection method that offers the blade high mechanical strength and rigidity, ensuring greater stability during the cut.

Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blade reduction rings are 1″ to 20mm, which allows the blade to be used on application-specific concrete-cutting saws. The drive pin ensures the blade can be used on a walk-behind saw. These blades provide long life and smooth, fast cuts in concrete and masonry.

“Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades are the right tool for the job when cutting concrete and hard masonry materials,” said Matt Van, product manager, concrete accessories, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. “Vibration and wobble are the enemies of any quality cut in hard materials. These premium segmented blades reduce that concern and deliver a smooth cut.”

Bosch brings rigorous testing, both in laboratories and in the field, to its new product introductions. In addition to hands-on customer research, Bosch is the acknowledged leader in tools and accessories built specifically for the concrete market.

To learn more about Bosch 12″ and 14″ Premium Segmented Rim Diamond Blades 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.

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About Bosch

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 31,000 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2015. In 2015, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $14 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of $78.3 billion (70.6 billion euros) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com and twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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Bosch in North America

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.www.boschusa.com.

About Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, the Power Tools Division of North America, was formed in January 2003 when Robert Bosch GmbH combined its North American diverse power tool and accessories businesses into one organization. As a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience, the Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit www.robertboschtoolcorporation.com.

Zircon m40-FFP Handheld Electronic Metal Detector

Zircon m40-FFP Handheld Electronic Metal Detector

This is the first Zircon product that I am reviewing, but it’s not the first one I’ve used. I think the first detector that I used was about 20 years ago. It was a stud detector.

I’ve done some preliminary testing on known staples and nails, and it worked on every single one of them.

Review in progress!

For more info: Zircon.com

To buy: Amazon.com

Bosch GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer

Now available: Bosch GBM9-16

The Bosch GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer does double duty on the jobsite, handling mixing material such as paint or grout, as well as supplying professional-grade drill. The drill features outstanding muscle, with a variable-speed 9.0-amp motor that delivers in wood and many metal applications. It is a powerful and efficient material mixer, with a reversing switch to provide operator control. It mixes demanding industrial materials, from paint to mortar to epoxy resin.

Application to Material
The drill/mixer features a variable-speed motor, so the user can match speed to mixing application. In mixing, higher speed is best for materials with low viscosity such as paint or sealing compounds. Lower speed, higher torque mixing works for mortar or epoxy resin.

Power and Torque
The GBM9-16 delivers professional power and great durability, thanks to a 9.0-amp motor that generates plenty of torque at all speeds. The all-ball bearing motor and precision-cut steel gears deliver a maximum no-load rpm of 0-700 and provide durability.

Rotatable D Handle
This drill/mixer features a 360° rotatable D handle, for maximum comfort during all-day applications. It diminishes vibration while allowing the user to adjust to the desired position. This drill has a removable torque-control auxiliary handle for multiposition operation.

Robust Keyed Chuck
With a heavy-duty 5/8 In. keyed chuck, the Bosch GBM9-16 drill/mixer supports a large variety of drilling and mixing accessories. The drill incorporates a tough, lightweight magnesium front housing for durability. It also features a two-finger trigger design with lock-on button for easier mixing.

What’s in the Box
The GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer comes with an auxiliary handle and a chuck key.

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!

Bosch Impact Tough Bits

Bosch Impact Tough™ Titanium Drill Bits provide 2X life over standard impact drill bits. Designed for use in the higher torque impact drill/drivers, they have an upgraded tip design for no-skate starts and a titanium cooling shield thanks to the titanium nitrate coating. The bits have impact-rated shanks. Electricians, plumbers and HVAC pros will appreciate the tough construction of the bit, rated for heavy-gauge carbon steels, as well as light gauge metal and hardwood applications.

Bosch Impact Tough™ Black Oxide Drill Bits are engineered for use in the higher torque impact drill/drivers. They provide longer life than standard drill bits, thanks to their tip design and black oxide coating. With long flutes for excellent speed, these bits are built for general-purpose applications and work great in wood, plastic and light-gauge metal materials. They are great for general contractors and installers.

For more info: Bosch Tools

To buy: Amazon.com

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