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Offering four times the charging current of a standard charger, the two-cycle charging method gets pros back to work faster Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced the addition of its new six-bay charger, the GAL18V6-80, offering convenience and speed when charging multiple Bosch 18V batteries. The sequential, two-cycle Read more

Offering four times the charging current of a standard charger, the two-cycle charging method gets pros back to work faster

Bosch Power Tools, a global leader for power tools and power tool accessories, today announced the addition of its new six-bay charger, the GAL18V6-80, offering convenience and speed when charging multiple Bosch 18V batteries. The sequential, two-cycle charging method is designed to minimize downtime, improve organization and stay power-ready in a lightweight, easy to transport package.

“Designed to get users back to work as quickly as possible, the newest addition to the Bosch charger lineup delivers fast and efficient 2-cycle charging,” said Jocelyn Cronin, Project Management Specialist at Bosch Power Tools. “Offering power and convenience at an unparalleled value, the charger is must-have for pros in any trade.”

The GAL18V6-80 features an 8-Amp charging current, which delivers four times the charging current of a standard charger. 8-Amp and Sequential 2-cycle charging gets users back to work quickly. The first cycle is capable of charging CORE18V 4.0 Ah batteries to 80 percent in 32 minutes and full charge in 50 minutes. Additionally, LED indicators show charging cycle and level for each battery, allowing users to monitor and prioritize battery charging while they work.

The charger also features a cooling fan, providing active cooling to optimize charging and prevent overheating. Additionally, it comes a large handle and cord wrap to make transportation easy and convenient.

Bosch Power Tools Battery Charger Fast Facts

  • The 18V 6-Bay Lithium-Ion Fast Battery Charger delivers convenience and speed when charging multiple Bosch 18V batteries.
  • Offering an 8-amp charging current, four times the charging current of a standard charger, the two-cycle charging method gets users back to work faster.
  • The charger first cycles through the connected batteries, charging CORE18V 4.0 Ah batteries to approximately 80 percent in 32 minutes, before cycling again to charge the batteries to full capacity in 50 minutes.
  • LED indicators in each charging bay show charging cycle and level for each battery, allowing users to monitor progress while they work.
  • Each charging bay has a priority button that will immediately start the charging process in that charging bay. If the priority button is pressed once, the battery in that bay is prioritized, meaning that it will be charged to approximately 80% first. If the priority button is pressed again, the battery in that bay will be prioritized further, charging it to full capacity.
  • An error indicator alerts users in case of charging interruptions due to temperature and/or faults.
  • The charger is equipped with an active cooling fan, designed to prevent overheating and optimize charging.
  • The charger doubles as an ideal battery transportation solution, featuring a large handle and cord wrap.
  • A flexible charging solution, the GAL18V6-80 is compatible with Bosch 18V lithium-ion batteries.

For more information and specifications, please visit www.boschtools.com/us.

The RP 350 features a brushless motor, no service interval downtime and 360-degree swiveling head. RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, is adding even more versatility to its line of trusted press tools with the introduction of the RP 350 – an advanced, long- running press tool that’s built for the most demanding jobsites Read more

RIDGID RP 350 Pistol-Grip Press Tool, press technology, plumbing, pressing, RIDGID, Rodge Tool Co., HVAC, heatingThe RP 350 features a brushless motor, no service interval downtime and 360-degree swiveling head.

RIDGID®, part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, is adding even more versatility to its line of trusted press tools with the introduction of the RP 350 – an advanced, long- running press tool that’s built for the most demanding jobsites. Engineered to be five percent lighter and almost three inches shorter than its predecessor, the RP 350 eliminates scheduled service intervals for less downtime and features a brushless motor, 360-degree swivel head and most advanced LED interface and lighting.

“RIDGID has been the leader in press technology for decades, and we’re excited to give tradespeople even more options for connecting pipe quickly, safely and with less fatigue,” said Michael Provenzano, global product manager, press connections, RIDGID. “We’ve already heard from contractors who previewed the RP 350 at the AHR Expo that the tool exceeds their expectations and they are excited to upgrade their pressing capabilities on the jobsite.”

Weighing only eight pounds with the battery, the RP 350 features an advanced brushless motor, known for maximizing tool longevity, efficiency and durability. The tool’s 360-degree swivel is an industry-first and comes paired with brightest-in-class LED lights to let users not only access tight spaces – but see them more clearly in low-light applications.

RIDGID RP 350 Pistol-Grip Press Tool, press technology, plumbing, pressing, RIDGID, Rodge Tool Co., HVAC, heating

“The RP 350 is designed for contractor ease of use, not only from the standpoint of creating a quality press, but also to minimize contractor fatigue when using the tool,” said Don Embree, manager, industrial design – professional tools, Emerson. “Every feature we built into the tool helps put less impact on the body – for a more productive day and to reduce muscle fatigue.”

Ideal for making connections on residential, commercial and industrial jobs, the RP 350 is compatible with the full line of RIDGID jaws and rings, including: 1⁄2 – 4-inch ProPress® for copper and stainless steel, 1⁄2 – 2-inch PureFlow® for PEX, and 1⁄2 – 2-inch MegaPress® for carbon steel. It also offers maximum versatility, pairing with the RIDGID Press Booster for 2 1⁄2 -inch, 3-inch, and 4-inch carbon steel, StrutSlayrTM Strut Shear Head and the Press SnapTM Soil Pipe Cutter. The tool’s 18V battery platform includes a car charger for on-the-go battery charging; the unit also pairs with the RIDGID Link app to track tool usage, service needs, battery life and last known location. All RIDGID press tools, including the RP 350, come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the RP 350 and its accessories or other press tool products, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.

Three Comprehensive PPE Individual Prepackaged Kits Now Available Jones Stephens, an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of plumbing products, is responding to the overwhelming need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering prepackaged PPE kits to contractors and other businesses. “The safety of our associates and customers is our Read more

Three Comprehensive PPE Individual Prepackaged Kits Now Available

Jones Stephens, an industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of plumbing products, is responding to the overwhelming need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering prepackaged PPE kits to contractors and other businesses.

“The safety of our associates and customers is our number one priority,” says   Christopher Rohling, VP of Sales and Marketing.  “We are pleased that we can help support the safety, comfort, and well-being of contractors and homeowners who need to know that they are protected in the workplace, on site visits and during house calls. Our PPE kits have been configured in three comprehensive ways to meet the differing requirements of those needing protection.”

The three kits available are as follows:

  • Kit #1 contains one mask, one hand sanitizer, and one pair of gloves.
  • Kit #2 contains one mask, one hand sanitizer, one pair of gloves, shoe covers and disinfectant spray.
  • Kit #3 contains one mask, one hand sanitizer, one pair of gloves, shoe covers, and sanitizing wipes.

Jones Stephens simplifies the challenge now facing contractors to source PPE components that are required for the jobsite from different vendors.   Each kit contains multiple items that are heat-sealed in a clean environment in order to block out germs and dirt, and because each kit is prepackaged, customers can rely on this one simple solution to keep them protected.  Jones Stephens knows that in order to move the economy forward during these challenging times, people must be able to do business feeling safeguarded and secure. That’s why, at Jones Stephens, when it comes to offering high-quality PPE to customers, “We Got It!”

Check out more on the PPE kits here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdOZv63N9sw&t=1s

To find out more information, visit www.jonesstephens.com.

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool is proud to introduce the most powerful small capacity 18V wet/dry vacuum, fully compatible with the PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System. The M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum delivers up to 60% more suction than other 18V wet/dry vacuums, giving users the performance and power they need to quickly clean up Read more

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool is proud to introduce the most powerful small capacity 18V wet/dry vacuum, fully compatible with the PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System. The M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum delivers up to 60% more suction than other 18V wet/dry vacuums, giving users the performance and power they need to quickly clean up a wide range of materials.

The M18 FUEL™* PACKOUT™ Vacuum features three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software. The POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers up to 60% more suction, giving users powerful performance to easily clean up common wet and dry jobsite debris so they can quickly get back to the job. When equipped with the M18™ REDLITHIUM™ HIGH OUTPUT™ 8.0 Battery Pack, the vacuum can run up to 30 minutes in High Mode and over 50 minutes in Low Mode.

Through an intuitive and quick attachment mechanism, the M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ Vacuum is designed to be easily accessible when stacked on top of or within an existing PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System.** For ease of use, the vacuum can be used both on and off the PACKOUT™ stack, making it the most portable and versatile wet/dry clean-up solution available.

At only 87 dB(A), the M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ Vacuum is up to 2X quieter than traditional wet/dry vacuums, making it the ideal cleanup solution in occupied space where noise is a concern.

The vacuum comes with an included HEPA filter for optimal dust and microparticle collection. This HEPA filter is washable and compatible with all three Milwaukee® wet/dry vacuums – this new M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, the M12 FUEL™ 1.6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, and the M18™ 2-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum. A vacuum power tool adapter is included as well for efficient dust collection from other power tools.

Milwaukee is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work on one battery system. The new M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line and is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on investing in game-changing technology that delivers breakthrough solutions for users.

*M18 FUEL™ is engineered for the most demanding tradesmen in the world. Delivering unrivaled performance, all M18 FUEL™ products feature three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations—The POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software—that deliver unmatched power, run-time and durability on the jobsite. Simply put, M18 FUEL™ tools are the most powerful 18V cordless tools in their class.

**The PACKOUT™ Modular Storage System is the most versatile and durable modular storage system in the industry. An intuitive and quick attachment mechanism gives users the freedom to stack and lock PACKOUT™ tool boxes, organizers, totes, and bags of different sizes in numerous configurations that best suit their needs. For more information visit https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Storage-Solutions/PACKOUT.

 

Specifications:

M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum (0970-20)

Air Volume: 50 CFM

Sealed Suction in Water: 47”

Sound Power Level: 87 dB(A)

Canister Capacity: 2.5 Gallons

Inlet Diameter: 1-1/4”

Height: 12.8”

Length: 17.1”

Width: 10.5”

Weight: 11.3 lbs

Warranty: 5-Year Tool

Includes: M18 FUEL™ PACKOUT™ 2.5 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, Flexible Hose, HEPA Filter, Crevice Tool, Utility Nozzle, Vacuum Power Tool Adapter.

 

*Batteries sold separately

 

Accessories Sold Separately:

HEPA Filter: 49-90-1900

Foam Wet Filter: 49-90-2015

3 Pk Fleece Dust Bags: 49-90-2016

1-1/4” Round Brush Tool: 49-90-2017

Vacuum Power Tool Adapter: 49-90-2018

Milwaukee Tool, the leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, adds to their Personal Lighting family of products once again with two new flashlight solutions. The expansion includes two new rechargeable lights equipped with high-definition light output – the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight and the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight – both utilizing Read more

Milwaukee Tool, the leading jobsite lighting provider in the industry, adds to their Personal Lighting family of products once again with two new flashlight solutions. The expansion includes two new rechargeable lights equipped with high-definition light output – the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight and the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight – both utilizing Milwaukee’s REDLITHIUM™ USB* 3.0AH Battery for upgraded performance.

USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight

Providing 1,100 Lumen light output with precise beam control, the USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight leverages LED technology to deliver 1100L of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition Output** up to 175-meters (574 feet) away. For full control of the beam size and intensity, the flashlight feature precision twist focusing, allowing users to switch from spot all the way up to flood to search, trace, or inspect more efficiently. Optimized for one-click operation, the flashlight is complete with a multi-functional power button offering that houses a fuel gauge, mode selection, and mode memory intelligence. The flashlight features low, medium, and high modes for up to 14 hours of runtime. Built to withstand harsh jobsite conditions, the flashlight can withstand drops up to 4M and is IP67 rated for protection from dust and water.

Specifications

  • Modes: Low, Medium, High
  • Lumens:
    • Low: 100
    • Medium: 600
    • High: 1100
  • Run-time:
    • Low: 14 Hours
    • Medium: 4.5 Hours
    • High: 1.75 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.41lbs

Includes: USB Rechargeable 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight, REDLITHIUM™ USB 3.0AH Battery, and Removeable Clip

USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight

Delivering uncompromised power in a portable, pocket-size, the USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight delivers 800L of TRUEVIEW™ High Definition Output up to 150-meters (492 feet) away. Complete with a bulls-eye beam, the Compact Flashlight combines the accuracy and intensity of a spotlight with the widespread coverage of a flood light. Optimized for pocket-portability, the compact size allows users to easily take lighting onto any jobsite. The flashlight features low and high modes for up to 13 hours of runtime. For durability, the flashlight is IP67 rated and rated for drops up to 4M.

Specifications

  • Modes: Low, High
  • Lumens:
    • Low: 100
    • High: 800
  • Run-time:
    • Low: 11 Hours
    • High: 2.5 Hours
  • Ingress Rating: IP67
  • Weight w/ Battery: 0.36lbs

Includes: USB Rechargeable 800L Compact Flashlight, REDLITHIUM™ USB 3.0AH Battery, and Removeable Clip

These new flashlights join Milwaukee’s fast-growing Personal Lighting offering. All Milwaukee Personal Lighting is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Focused on the user and investing in game-changing technology, Milwaukee will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use.

*REDLITHIUM™ USB provides users rechargeable convenience and performance where maintaining a compact size is critical, and eliminates the downtime associated with other rechargeable solutions due to slow charge speed or integrated batteries. Capable of being charged either in the product or in a separate charger, and with a 3X faster charge time, users can get back to work more quickly. REDLITHIUM™ USB eliminates the dependency on disposable batteries in applications that require extended use.

**TRUEVIEW™ Technology utilizes the most advanced LED technology and optical designs to deliver a consistent beam, optimized color temperature, and true representation of colors and detail leading to a more productive work area.