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Ingersoll Rand 2850MAX 1” Pneumatic D-Handle Impact Wrench Review

Ingersoll Rand 2850MAX 1” Pneumatic D-Handle Impact Wrench Review

Lighter, Stronger Impact Wrench Working in the heavy equipment maintenance and repair field requires one to be able to handle some very large tools.  Finally, these larger tools are being made with more power and in a lighter platform.  The new Ingersoll Rand 2850 MAX is now 25% lighter and has 2,100 ft lbs of reverse […]

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NEW Hitachi EC28M Ultra-Quiet 1 Gallon Air Compressor Review

NEW Hitachi EC28M Ultra-Quiet 1 Gallon Air Compressor Review

Quiet Trim Compressor Hitachi states that the EC28M is a quiet compressor.  We feel that is an understatement!  Hitachi uses an industrial oil-free pump for high durability with a maintenance-free operation.  The air compressor is very portable with a nice rubber carry handle and weighing 25.2 lbs.  The steel roll cage protects the gauges and the front […]

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Ryobi's 50 Quart Cooling Cooler For Small Spaces

Ryobi’s 50 Quart Cooling Cooler For Small Spaces

What is a Cooling Cooler? The Home Depot lists this item as a Ryobi Air Conditioned Cooler and Ryobi’s website describes this as a 50-quart cooler that can double as an air cooling unit.  Without much thought, we believed this cooler was an item that would keep the contents of the cooler cold.  It was exciting to think […]

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Prove It! – Hitachi Palm Nailer vs 3.5″ Framing Nails

Palm Sized Power The new Hitachi 3-1/2″ palm nailer – NH90AB – is a very small palm sized nailer that really packs a punch.  This tool was designed to working small or confined areas.  For contractors, installing joist hangers and metal connectors in confined spaces will be an easier task.  Since the tool is so […]

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Hitachi 10-Gallon Reserve Air Tank Model UA3810AB

Volume Tank The Hitachi 10 gallon ASME certified reserve tank – UA3810AB – will be an instant hit for framers or finish carpentry teams. With this 10 gallon reserve tank between your compressor and your nailer, the user will get a consistent pressure to their nail gun, reducing improper feeds or nails that are not flush. […]

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Tool Buying Tip: Buy Impact Rated 3/4″ Sockets

Warranty GONE! The saying “Do as I say, not as I do” applies to this article.  A long time ago I was in need of a 3/4″ socket set to complete an axle repair on my 1991 Chevy truck.  Rather than spend the extra money on impact rated sockets, the money was saved, actually wasted, and […]

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Hitachi NT1850DE 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review, 5/8″ to 2″ NT1850DE

Smooth Brad Nailer Hitachi’s new Brushless 18 gauge cordless brad nailer (NT1850DE) delivers more power with a reduced weight.  Size and weight of battery operated nailers is what has kept them from taking over the market in this category, leaving pneumatic nails still in the game. The Hitachi NT1850DE 18V lithium-ion brad nailer is designed to drive 18 […]

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Hitachi Compressor and 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Combo Kit Review

Turn-key brad nail setup If you are someone that doesn’t have a brad nail setup, brad nailer, or a compressor, Hitachi has a kit that is worth looking at. We are a big fan of kits that allow the user to purchase multiple tools at a single time. The Hitachi kit is no exception. This […]

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Ingersoll Rand W5132 Brushless 3/8″ Impact Wrench IQV20 Review

Quality Battery Impact Wrench Ingersoll Rand has long been known for quality tools.  The New W5132 3/8″ 20 volt impact wrench is flat out one of the highest quality impact wrenches we have used.  The fit and finish are top notch and the controls are perfect.  Most of our use with Impact wrenches is in […]

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Woodshop Dust Collection – Nordfab QF Quick Fit System

Serious Dust Collection! Dust creates two major issues in any shop. First is a cleanliness issue what can pose safety risks, but those are the larger particles and chips.  More importantly, dust smaller than 10 microns can be one of the most dangerous and long term items that causes health issues.  These are serious issues that […]

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PROTO Industrial Tools 3/8″ Mini Impact Wrench J138WP-M

Compact Power Impact wrenches are one of those tools that can apply a lot of force to a fastener, but still be fairly easy on your wrist.  The size of the impact wrench does not need to correlate with its power until you get into much larger 3/4″ and 1″ models.  So when PROTO Industrial […]

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RZ Air Filtration Masks

Tired of Dust Masks! Not being a fan of cheap throw away dust masks, we always looked for good alternatives.  RZ Masks presented us with a great option to wear a comfortable mask in the shop or in the field.  This all comes down to comfort.  As we all know there are many situations where […]

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