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Diablo Cermet Blade

This week in Nashville, TN we attended the 2019 STAFDA show where Diablo invited a few members of the media to take part in their annual new product showcase. Market research and stats show that a significant percentage of circular saws in use, throughout multiple industries, in shop and job site environments are actually 6-1/2″ Read more

This week in Nashville, TN we attended the 2019 STAFDA show where Diablo invited a few members of the media to take part in their annual new product showcase.
Market research and stats show that a significant percentage of circular saws in use, throughout multiple industries, in shop and job site environments are actually 6-1/2″ models. Demand for a high performance metal cutting blade at an affordable price is high according to Diablo. Here is the latest saw blade by Diablo, the STEEL DEMON w/ Cermet Carbide teeth in 6-1/2″ diameter cutting 2″x3″x.25″ 304 Stainless Steel tube as demonstrated by MH’s Eric Aune, Master Plumber.

StreamLabs Control

Smart Water Controls Installation: StreamLabs More and more items within our homes are being connected to the internet for convenience and remote access. From temperature controls for heating and cooling, cameras to aid in restocking the refrigerator, smoke alarms and even whole house water monitoring to aid in conservation and guard against catastrophe. StreamLabs Control Read more

Smart Water Controls Installation: StreamLabs

More and more items within our homes are being connected to the internet for convenience and remote access. From temperature controls for heating and cooling, cameras to aid in restocking the refrigerator, smoke alarms and even whole house water monitoring to aid in conservation and guard against catastrophe.

StreamLabs Control features patented ultrasonic technology for real-time water monitoring, smart leak detection, and automatic shut off to stop leaks. From a recent installation, MH’s Eric Aune [Master Plumber, MN] shares with us how simple the StreamLabs Control is to install. Please watch for more information soon on the mobile app and our thoughts on operation of the whole home shutoff valve.

New Tool Unboxing

Its always fun to get a new tool, or a couple new tools as is the case this time. The new Wera stubby hex key set will be a great addition to the Veto for service work. Now that the heating season has officially started here in MN I will also have many uses for Read more

Its always fun to get a new tool, or a couple new tools as is the case this time. The new Wera stubby hex key set will be a great addition to the Veto for service work. Now that the heating season has officially started here in MN I will also have many uses for the Wera Tool-Check Plus.

StreamLabs Control

StreamLabs Control water monitoring device Here’s an unboxing of StreamLabs water monitoring, whole home control valve. Come back soon for a full featured install video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlkzMx056GE&feature=youtu.be Read more

StreamLabs Control water monitoring device

Here’s an unboxing of StreamLabs water monitoring, whole home control valve. Come back soon for a full featured install video.

Cordless Pipe Threader

Milwaukee Pipe Threader

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9uWMfazVTU Cordless seems to know no bounds, not according to Milwaukee. The M18 Pipe Threader is the only battery powered threader on the market that can cut up to 2″ threads on Sch 40 pipe. In an age when pressing technology seems to have eclipsed the need for another pipe threading machine along comes a Read more

Cordless seems to know no bounds, not according to Milwaukee.

The M18 Pipe Threader is the only battery powered threader on the market that can cut up to 2″ threads on Sch 40 pipe. In an age when pressing technology seems to have eclipsed the need for another pipe threading machine along comes a very capable and extremely useful tool no one, including myself, thought we needed. I was wrong.

First looks

The M18 Fuel Pipe Threader w/ One-Key is one beefy tool as it houses its gearbox in Milwaukee’s typically styled aluminum housing. The bright red cladding extends from mid-body to battery in an ergonomic layout with a comfortable rubber grip and well positioned forward/reverse switch.

The M18 Pipe Threader can cut up to 2″ threads on schedule 40 iron pipe, rigid metal conduit (RMC) and stainless steel. Performance is relative to size of pipe but Milwaukee is boasting 25+ cuts on 2″ and that’s impressive number.

Worth noting

The M18 Pipe Threader has what Milwaukee is calling AUTOSTOP Kickback Control. What that means is the tool can sense a sudden ans severe kickback and shut itself down immediately. I I have only seen this feature under controlled demos but if you’ve ever threaded with other portable threaders, particularly overhead then this feature alone may be the reason to invest. Broken knuckles and property resulting from an power tool mishap are never cool.

Details

M18 Threader Specifications M18 Threader Specifications