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    What’s an Ah & why should we care? A look at battery ratings.

    Cordless tools have nearly taken over the new construction and remodel jobsite entirely. With advancements like battery capacity, runtime and motor efficiency with onboard discharge monitoring today’s cordless tools are routinely performing at or above the level of production and power than their corded predecessors. …

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    ProStaff Review: KEEN Utility Pittsburgh Boots

    I have to be honest. I don’t normally stand around in 4”-5” of water on the job. I do however walk through unplowed driveways, parking lots and through the rain while moving tools and equipment in and out of the truck so having dry feet …

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    ProStaff Review: Greenlee Gorilla Press Tools

    Innovation takes on many forms, but in the world of plumbing and HVAC piping systems, change and or progress has been somewhat slow to take place. Copper press fitting systems have been on the scene for nearly 20 years in the U.S., even longer in …

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    ProStaff Reveiw: Cordless Outdoor Power Equipment – String Trimmers

    Are you ready to ditch the gas can and forever say goodbye to pesky 2-stroke engines that, for no matter how hard you try, never seem to run right come springtime? The big three tool manufacturers have hit the summer of 2017 running with cordless …

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    Milwaukee TRAPSNAKE Toilet Auger Kit

    Milwaukee 2576-21 TRAPSNAKE Toilet Auger Kit First off let me say we have one of these on each of our trucks. They’ve been working very well. That said, they’re not perfect. The 1/2″x6′ cable, like every other auger cable will start to rust after only …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt FLEXVOLT 60V Stud & Joist Drill

    Dewalt’s Flexvolt 60V Stud & Joist Drill may look familiar, I mean without the battery and add a cord, paint it red and you might be reminded of an old industry mainstay. But let’s forget about that old drill, made by another manufacturer and focus …

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    ProStaff Review: Dewalt Flexvolt Chainsaw

        Cordless outdoor power equipment [OPE] is not entirely new but the application of today’s battery technology coupled with the performance of highly efficient and powerful brushless motors has created a whole new level of tools for both residential and commercial use. Although Dewalt’s …

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    Heavy Metal 3-Way: Head to Head Recip Blade Comparison

    Reciprocating saw blades have advanced considerably over the last few years with the addition of carbide cutting edges. Until about three years ago the very idea of using a sawzall to cut materials like cast iron or stainless steel proved daunting in the least. With …

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    If its new, its junk. Right?

    I’ve been a licensed plumber for 15 years, 14 of those years I’ve held a Master Plumber license. I started in the trades at a young age working as a helper during the summers for a family business and entered the plumbing apprentice program in …

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    Band Saw or Metal Cutting Circ Saw?

    I’ve got a lot of comments and messages asking which saw is best for plumbing and HVAC work since the new Milwaukee 2782 metal cutting circ saw was announced. Is it the full-size 2729 Deep Cut Band Saw or the Circular saw? The best answer …

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