In a world of cordless everything, it seems that sometimes we lose focus on corded tools. There is still a very large market for corded tools due to cost and simplicity. Companies with a ton of guys may not want to invest in a fleet of batteries 4 high demand tools. I can appreciate that, and so does @hitachipowertoolsusa Here is their brand new 7 1/4 Worm Drive. 5000 RPM 15 amp motor, comes wi
Who likes green lasers? Better question is, who doesnt?! I was checking out lasers at the @beiterlaser booth and went right for the bart 3dg. This is a 3 plane 360 green beam that has a few great features. You can lock and tilt the beams while on, or unlock the pendulum to self level. There is an out of level alert alarm that triggers if the laser is put in a position beyond correction. It also
Want to be one of the first to grab the @mirkauk DEOS? My buddy @meyers_company has them in stock right now. $479 usd for each size, and if you enter the promo code imatoolaholic, you get 10% off the whole deal. The offer includes a hose, bag, and two boxes or rolls of abranet/autonet Link in profile
The largest nailer made by @everwin_official I believe this one shoots nails just over 6” long. Its designed for pallet and crate building, but can also be used in log/pole barn construction. And yes, my arm was burning. #nailgun #massive #crate #pallet #nottalkingaboutcrateandbarrel
I stopped in to see my friends at @championcuttingtool while at STAFDA. We have a few videos coming soon to show a couple of standouts in their range. Keep your eye out for those videos because we are also pairing them up with some giveaways. #championcuttingtool #tapset #tapping #metalworking #magdrill #carbideholesaw
We spent some time checking out cool tools at Stafda, and @wihausa did not disappoint. Even though this isnt a new product, its still one worth mentioning 1000 times. Such a simple solution to a common issue. I love the fact that these are ball end hex keys which allow you to work at off angles. No magnetism also means no metal shavings hitching a free ride on your tool. Check these out at @at
My buddy Bill from Dewalt/Stanley shows us the true 13 foot standout of the new FATMAX tape. This is coming early 2018, and yes there is a metric only version as well! Comment below and let me know what tape you currently use. Are you pumped for this new Fatmax? #fatmax #stanley #dewalt #tapemeasure #stafda #stafdaaustin
@hitachipowertoolsusa has a new 6.5” Japanese style brushless circ saw coming to North america soon. The market for 6.5” blade saws is pretty crowded already, but this is no ordinary saw. It has the cut capacity of a 7.25” circ. Its max cut depth is 66mm which is a hair over 2 19/32” Its ultra lightweight and balanced design is optimized for framing and finish carpentry tasks. Twin led lights a
Thank you to all who tuned into my LIVE streams both on my account, and the @diablo_tools account with Russell the CEO of Diablo tools. Ill post up some detailed info on new blades once we have our videos edited. Diablo really stepped it up in the 6.5” circular blade category, and made some drastic additions to their carbide tooth recip blade lineup.
Brand new ultra quiet trim compressor from @hitachipowertoolsusa This is a super light compact unit primarily meant for trim carpentry. Like running a small pinner or 18g gun. Coming early 2018, and I hear at a very competitive price point I know some guys will say cordless nailers are the only way to go etc, which for the most part I agree with, if you work alone. Keep in mind larger companies
Brand new @everwin_official metal connector nailer in development. This is an ultra powerful model optimized for driving into today’s modern engineered lumbers like LVL beams. Would you be interested in a long mag version? Does anyone else shoot longer joist nails, or do you use a palm nailer? #everwin #stafdaaustin #joisthanger #hangernailer #framing #carpentry #carpenter #homebuilding #homebu
Heres the laser base I was talking about in my last video. The new @boschtoolsna bluetooth lasers can be synced with a motorized base that allows you to fine adjust the beams remotely. There are also adjustments in the legs for tilt compensation. This wasn't at STAFDA but my friends @stimuselverktygofficial have just posted it. #bosch #laser #linelaser #boschtools #newtools #carpentry #carpente
Two new green beam lasers coming from @boschtoolsna. One with Bluetooth and one without. These are 3 plane 360 degree line lasers with pulse for use with a detector. Pulse can be shut off for those who dont like the flicker of the line. Bosch added a feature that lets you know when the laser needs to be recalibrated. It will alert you if it was dropped. Both units are powered by the 12v lithium
Here’s a quick video showing how easy it is to lift a loaded job box (and a camera) using a Sumner material lift. We used the lift to capture an aerial shot at the @southwiretools booth. It’s such a stable and well made piece of equipment. Id love to see a drill adapter to operate the winch. These are worth about $2800 usd, but they are priceless to mechanical, hvac, and electrical contractors
New pneumatic Cap stapler coming soon from @hitachipowertoolsusa This one is so hot off the press that it doesn’t even have its proper labels. I was able to run this for a few shots. It’s really quick. Video coming soon. Cap staplers are mainly used for tasks like installing house wrap or roof underlayments in windy areas. It feeds a plastic cap under the staple right as the driver fires.
@metabo_north_america was recently purchased by @hitachipowertoolsusa so now there is tech being shared among the two. Enter the Metabo triple hammer impact. This one features their APS system which works very much like Tek mode on other drivers. It’s pretty quick and offers crazy run time with a 7.0 LIHd battery pack. #metabo #lihd #hitachi #impactdriver #carpentry #carpenter #stafda2017 #staf
Brand spankin new @hitachipowertoolsusa NR90 AC5 Shoots up to 3.5” long .162 nails for shear wall applications. Coming soon.
I cried real tears of joy when I spotted the new 25ft FATMAX tape at the @dewalttough booth. This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. Truly a ton of solid improvements over the standard FATMAX. It’s a 25 footer that is just a hair larger than a 16 foot tape. Features the same dual spring tech as the Dewalt XP, but has a smaller hook and an improved blade. We were able to get 13’ standout wit
New 20” brad nails coming soon. Perfect for shooting baseboard. Gets both sides of the wall done at the same time, just clip the excess off
@hitachipowertoolsusa brand new 18v pinner coming soon. 1 3/8" max length. Not sure on drive mechanism but it has a really solid feel. Unfortunately we couldnt shoot it.
We asked and @hitachipowertoolsusa listened. The rafter hook on the new A5 guns has been redesigned and is now substantially stronger. It’s just going through final approvals now. Expect to see it soon.
First look at @milwaukeetool new GEN 2 Fuel 18v blower. No specs available but it’s Much much stronger than the previous model. The air stream is focused into a tighter jet. The handle features a high/lo switch very similar to the line trimmer
How to get a pan shot of #stafdaaustin 101 @southwiretools now owns Sumner equipment and this is their 2118 contractor lift. 650 lb capacity at over 18 feet!
This is wild! @championcuttingtool just launched their sb35 auto feed mag drill. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Turn it on, and engage the drive. It automatically drills with the correct pressure on the cutter head for maximum efficiency. The electromagnet grabs on with over 2200 lbs of force! #stafda2017 stafdaaustin #champion #magdrill #metalfabrication #atlasmachinery #welding #struct
The word beast gets used a lot on IG, but if any tool deserves to be called it, im voting for the new @skilsawstaytrue worm drive. This is a 16 5/16” capacity circular saw, which makes it the largest and most powerful saw of its kind. Swipe for videos. I need this on site asap!
I just got this 173 piece Stanley fat max black chrome ratchet set in for testing. I’ve had quite a few Stanley sets in the past, and can say they have always performed well based on my needs. I’m not a mechanic, but I do maintain my own vehicles or repair tools/equipment. This latest set has 120 tooth ratchets for minimum swing use. It also comes with a solid assortment of deep and shallow sock
What a great day today! Thanks to everyone who came out to @atlasmachinery for the @milwaukeetool cut the cord event. I got to see some familiar faces, and make a few new friends. Special thanks to our representative from the Royal Canadian legion who took the time to come say a few words during our Remembrance Day moment. #lestweforget I’m off next to Austin Texas for the STAFDA event, so stay
Its cold outside, but these floors are warm! @milwaukeetool this thermal imager is awesome. I wonder if this could be used to find a fault in a heated floor system? If you have an issue with your heated floors and you are in the Toronto area, let me know, I want to come take a peek.
Check out this nail and fastener pouch from @atlas46gear It has a double elastic strap closure on top, which keeps your nails from bouncing out, or spilling if your bag is tipped. Its still pretty easy to reach past the flaps to grab nails. Also has their aims strap system on the exterior for addition of other bags or accessories. Cool stuff. #atlas46 #nailbag #toolbelt #diamondbacktoolbelt #d
When you love what you do, is it still considered work? I love tools! @martineztools m1 @dewalt_ca Flexvolt 7 1/4" circular saw @watson_gloves tap that (touchscreen gloves) @itwpaslode XP cordless framer #dewalt #flexvolt #framing #framer #remodel #roofing #roofer #renovate #carpentry #carpenter #toolreview #framinggun #paslode #stanleytools #martineztools #rafter
Night shift. How awesome is the new @milwaukeetool m18 dual pack rocket? This new style light allows the boom to tilt, which means you can adjust it when working on slopes! Its proving itself to be one of the most functional lights they have built. #lightthesite #milwaukee #lighting #jobsite #roofing #daylightsavingstime #handcut #rafters #carpentry #carpenter
Here's one of the belt setups Im wearing these days. Keep in mind most of this stuff is under a year old. It does see fair use, but I also wear about 6 different setups. On the left is the @diamondback.toolbelts talon On the right is a large carry pouch from @atlas46gear with add on hammer sheath and tech pouch. It looks heavy, but its actually really comfortable. You'd be surprised how well th
Hey does anyone else remove belt clips off their tape measures? This might be a personal preference, but I almost never use clips. I find they get in the way causing the tape body to get hung up in my pouch, or if you use them, I find it too slow to clip a tape on due to the time it takes to find the tape clip. I can drop my tape in a pouch without looking, versus having to align the clip with a
Hit me. This is the time of the week where I answer whatever I can, construction or tool related! If I dont know the answer, Ill tag someone who will! For those just tuning in, I leave the previous sessions up so anyone can refer back to answered questions. Saves the repetition.
This week in job postings @skyluxeroofing is looking to add to the team. They do high quality flat roof and commercial work in Toronto. Join a rapidly expanding young company! @instagrauds is looking for concrete formers and carpenters. Forming and framing experience a must!. Check out his page for more details. @harveyhomesandinteriors is looking to add a professional framer to the crew. Exper
Here are a couple of new blades from @fein_canada E cut curved, offset and flat cut with a starlock plus mount. These blades have a slight curve to the teeth, which help the blade cut faster and smoother. General purpose wood, drywall, and plastic use. The flat blade is really useful for deep cuts in tight areas. available now at @atlasmachinery #fein #multitool #supercut #multimaster #cut #d
@everwin_official SNC65 siding nailer shooting 2" coils into 1/2" ply. In this video I was just starting to learn the gun. Adjusting the with depth of drive and getting a feel for bump firing. @pneuhook in action as well. Sorry about the music being so loud. I was right by the BT speaker. #plywood #roofdeck #sheathing #roofing #lowslope
The wait is almost over. Here are the first two final version @cadexairtools systainer compressors in Canada. These are made in Italy, and with commercial grade parts. There are two sizes. One in a SYS-3 and one in a SYS-4. SYS 3, 1 hp pump, 1.25 gallon capacity, 120 psi max, 1.8 scfm at 90 psi, 68db, 25 lbs. $479 canadian SYS 4, 1.5 hp pump, 2.5 gallon capacity, 120 psi max, 3.6 scfm at 90 ps
#lightthesite Can you guess what @milwaukeetool m18 light we have strapped up 16' high on this @littlegiantladders hyperlite extension ladder? As soon as the sun starts to set, the lights come out. Milwaukee dominates in lighting, there is a solution for every task. But until they make a Rocket ultra, Ill be strapping lights to extension ladders 😉
It was a gorgeous day to continue framing. The @hitachipowertoolsusa NR83AA5 was built for this. Im just about ready to write my full review on this gun. Its very quick, and strong. The mechanism uses a surprisingly low amount of air for the power it has. If you had a previous generation A4, you may be happy to learn that Hitachi has eliminated all composite parts in the trigger. There's nothing