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MILWAUKEE, WI – This fall Milwaukee Tool will launch the first heated gloves designed to survive the jobsite and outlast the elements – the new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves. Powered by rechargeable REDLITHIUM™ battery technology, the new gloves heat on-demand, providing up to 6 hours of run-time. Built to be worn both on and off Read More

MILWAUKEE, WI – This fall Milwaukee Tool will launch the first heated gloves designed to survive the jobsite and outlast the elements – the new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves. Powered by rechargeable REDLITHIUM™ battery technology, the new gloves heat on-demand, providing up to 6 hours of run-time. Built to be worn both on and off the jobsite, the gloves are also designed with features to improve overall dexterity and mobility.

“At Milwaukee® we understand that trade professionals are expected to work in some very tough conditions, cold weather being one of the most inclement. This is why we’ve been leading the industry in heated jobsite work gear ever since the introduction of our M12™ Heated Gear* in 2010, and we’re now introducing our first ever heated accessory,” said Kaue Cavalcante, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Our new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves are a first for the industry, offering high-performance in trade applications and providing an improved experience when compared to the heated glove offerings used in other industries as well.”

Powered by REDLITHIUM™ USB**, these gloves feature 3 heat settings (Low, Medium, High) and fully heat up in just 2.5 minutes. Users will experience up to 6 hours of continuous run-time, with heat extending to the fingers and back of the hands.

Existing heated glove offerings and jobsite winter gloves lack the durability to stand up to the harsh conditions of the jobsite, which is why Milwaukee® constructed the USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves with GRIDIRON™ Ripstop Polyester, making them 3X more durable against tearing and abrasion. This lightweight polyester also makes them 25% lighter for maximum mobility, as well as wind and water resistant. For extra dexterity and durability, the palms and fingers are 100% leather. An extended cuff also works to keep debris, water, and snow out of the glove and easily pulls over jacket sleeves.

As touchscreen smartphones and tablets have become more prevalent on jobsites, the need for tech-compatible gloves is an absolute must. To address this issue, these new gloves also include SMARTSWIPE™ on the index fingers which permits the use of touch screen devices without removing gloves.

Milwaukee is committed to delivering high-performance gear built to handle the specific demands of the trades. The USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves provide the versatility, durability, utility and overall comfort for use in cold conditions and all outdoor environments.

* Milwaukee® Heated Gear: Powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ Battery Technology, Milwaukee® Heated Gear distributes heat across core body areas. Durable carbon fiber heating elements woven in between rugged exterior materials and thermal insulating liners generate and maintain heat to reduce the need for bulky layers. Three heat settings (High, Medium, Low) allow the user to select the right amount of warmth for all weather conditions. All M12™ Heated Jackets, Hoodies and Hand Warmers are fully machine washable and dryable for extended use.

**REDLITHIUM™ USB: The Milwaukee® REDLITHIUM® USB Battery powers Milwaukee® USB Rechargeable products. The REDLTIHIUM® USB Battery delivers more runtime, longer life, and faster charging. Each battery has 2X more capacity than three AAA Alkaline batteries and can be charged over 2,000 times, eliminating the need for disposable batteries with over 2,000 charges for longer life. The Milwaukee REDLITHIUM® USB Battery is covered by a 2 year warranty.

Specs

Milwaukee® USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves (561-21)

  • Sizes: M – XL
  • Run-time:
    • Low – 6 hours
    • Medium – 3 hours
    • High – 1.5 hours

Kit Includes: REDLITHIUM™ USB Heated Gloves, (2) REDLITHIUM™ USB Battery Packs, (2) Controller/Chargers, Heavy Duty Charging Cord, and Wall Plug.

Using a standard laser measure outside is often a hit or miss affair, dependent upon cloud cover, trees and a building roof or overhang that may block the sun. All of these random elements are now history thanks to the advanced technology and versatility of the Bosch BLAZE™ Outdoor GLM400C Connected Laser Measure with Viewfinder Read More

Using a standard laser measure outside is often a hit or miss affair, dependent upon cloud cover, trees and a building roof or overhang that may block the sun. All of these random elements are now history thanks to the advanced technology and versatility of the Bosch BLAZE™ Outdoor GLM400C Connected Laser Measure with Viewfinder and the Bosch BLAZE™ Outdoor GLM400CL Connected Laser Measure with Camera.

Both outdoor laser measures rely on a 5.0-megapixel, 8X zoom camera with scratch-proof screen to find the laser target at up to 400 ft. in bright conditions, expansive indoor space or against busy backdrops. The easy-to-read color display illuminates large numbers and provides clear resolution in dark areas. The BLAZE GLM400CL version can take photos and comes with memory for 50 measurements and storage for up to 200 images, in addition to a lithium-ion battery.

Default real-time measurement provides immediate, accurate measuring that automatically adjusts as the user moves closer or father from the target. Measurement accuracy is +/- 1/16 in. Each device is sized to fit into any pocket for easy access. A digital bubble level provides a visual reference when measuring horizontal distances.

Measurement documentation can be transferred quickly to a smartphone or tablet relying on Bluetooth® connectivity in conjunction with Bosch’s MeasureOn app. Note: Photo files are too large to transfer via Bluetooth®, but can be transmitted using supplied USB cable. Easily organize, document and transfer measurements using the free Bosch MeasureOn app. The free-to-download app provides an intuitive and clear digital project overview, including floor plans, measurements and notes.

“Not every laser measuring job is indoors under controlled light conditions,” said Brandon Eble, product manager, measuring tools, Bosch Power Tools. “A high percentage of jobs will require some outdoor measuring. Typical jobs are in direct sunlight for about 75 percent of the project due to light coming through incomplete walls without drywall or another covering. This drove us to develop the Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C and GLM400CL laser measures. Our goal was to provide a tool that could be used for a full job, no matter the lighting conditions or distance required.”

The BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C and BLAZE Outdoor GLM400CL laser measures provide default real-time measuring, as well as length, area, volume and indirect measuring functions that are easy to employ using a display guide that walks the user through each measurement process. A built-in inclinometer determines the angle of pitch (tilt angle 360°), maximum/minimum stake out lengths and double indirect measurements. It also confirms when the tool is level.

The Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400C with Viewfinder is powered by three AA batteries and includes a hand strap and pouch. The Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM400CL with Camera includes an integrated, rechargeable 3.1 Ah Lithium-ion battery that delivers enough runtime for all-day jobs, along with a micro USB cable, a battery charger, hand strap and pouch.

To learn more about the Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM 400 C Connected Laser Measure with Viewfinder Bosch BLAZE Outdoor GLM 400 C Connected Laser Measure with Camera or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99. Check out www.bethepro.com for additional tips and videos.  

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver new levels of performance, run-time, and durability for the professional trades with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench. Building off their widely popular 1/2″ Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches, Milwaukee’s new 3/8” version delivers up to 450ft-lbs of fastening torque and 600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, completely outperforming all Read More

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver new levels of performance, run-time, and durability for the professional trades with the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench. Building off their widely popular 1/2″ Mid-Torque Impact Wrenches, Milwaukee’s new 3/8” version delivers up to 450ft-lbs of fastening torque and 600ft-lbs of nut-busting torque, completely outperforming all other 3/8” impact wrenches in the industry.

“By leveraging our M18 FUEL™ technology, Milwaukee Tool has continued to deliver fastening solutions that provide more power in a compact package; ultimately giving users solutions that can completely replace pneumatic and corded. In continuing this mission, we saw a clear opportunity to push our capabilities even further,” said Eric Rusch, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The new M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench delivers the most powerful 3/8” Impact Wrench so users can put away their hoses and cords for good, while achieving up to 50% longer anvil life than other leading cordless impact wrenches.”

The M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is designed with a three-mode DRIVE CONTROL™ feature, providing the user with the versatility to switch between Modes 1, 2, and 3 to match the power and speed to the application at hand. Like other M18 FUEL™ Impact Wrenches, this tool has a specialized rubber overmold material that provides ultimate comfort during prolonged use while lasting longer against corrosive materials.

As with all M18 FUEL™ products*, the new tool features three Milwaukee®-exclusive innovations — the POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor, REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Battery Pack and REDLINK PLUS™ Intelligence Hardware and Software— to deliver unmatched performance, durability and run-time.

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. This tool is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 150 power tool products.

Available July 2018, the new M18 FUEL™ 3/8” Mid-Torque Impact Wrench is a true testament to Milwaukee’s focus on the user and investment in game changing technology.

* 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.

Specifications

M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ 3/8” Friction Ring (2852-22)

450 ft-lbs Fastening Torque
600ft-lbs Nut-Busting Torque
RPM: 0 – 575/ 2,000 / 2,300
IPM: 0 – 450/ 2,900 / 3,200
Length: 6.7”
Weight (w/ XC5.0 battery): 5.3lbs
Includes M18 FUEL™ Mid-Torque Impact Wrench w/ 3/8” Friction Ring, (2) M18™ HIGH CAPACITY REDLITHIUM XC5.0™ Battery Packs and Multi-Voltage Charger

*Also available as a Bare Tool (2852-20) or kit with (2) 2.0Ah batteries (2852-22CT)

Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, introduces the Shear 30T, a safe and efficient solution to cutting strut and threaded rod. Currently, industry professionals cut strut with a saw blade, with either a band saw or chop saw. These labor-intensive methods are time consuming and result in uneven cut lengths and often need additional Read More

Greenlee Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, introduces the Shear 30T, a safe and efficient solution to cutting strut and threaded rod. Currently, industry professionals cut strut with a saw blade, with either a band saw or chop saw. These labor-intensive methods are time consuming and result in uneven cut lengths and often need additional work to file sharp edges. Watch the innovative Shear 30T in action at Greenlee.com/Shear30T.

“We listened to contractors’ demands for a new method to increase productivity, improve precision and eliminate the need for rework while cutting strut,” said Dale Speggen, Greenlee Product Manager. “The Shear 30T harnesses 30 tons of power to consistently produce clean, straight cuts. The effortless, smooth cuts reduce the risk of injury from burs, metal chips or sharp edges and exposed blades.”

 

Mounted on a mobile work station, the transportable Shear 30T is designed for efficient work flow on any jobsite or in fabrication shops. The Shear 30T is hydraulically powered and features an easy measuring station for accurate, repeatable cuts. The hydraulic pump is safely stored on the bottom of the cart and the hose is securely attached to the cutting unit through a grommet hole on the cart’s table top, preventing clutter and reducing the risk of injury.

“Repeatability is a big factor for the Shear 30T,” said Speggen. “In most cases, contractors are buying strut in 10-foot lengths. When using the old methods of cutting and filing, on average, a contractor will lose about 1/16-inch of strut per cut; this results in the last cut being short and more scrap.”

The Shear 30T has interchangeable dies that are made from durable, long-lasting material and can be rotated to extend die life. The unique die profile design offers compatibility with multiple brands of strut, providing versatility for the operator. A quick die change system requires no tools or loose parts. For increased efficiency, the dies automatically retract after a cut so that they are in position for repeated use. In addition, the use of dies improves safety by eliminating the use of a blade to cut strut. The Shear 30T dies effortlessly cut:
· 7/8-inch and 1 5/8-inch single strut

· 1 5/8-inch back-to-back strut

· 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch and 5/8-inch threaded rod

· Cooper B-Line® 4D21 and 4D22 strut

The Shear 30T is now available for purchase. To schedule a demonstration or purchase the new Greenlee Shear 30T, contractors can locate their nearest dealer by visiting Greenlee.com/where-to-buy.

Quickly eliminate blockages in toilets and urinals with the RIDGID® K-6P and K-6P XL Toilet Augers. Ideal for plumbing contractors, drain cleaning specialists, service plumbers and homeowners, each auger can be used manually or be connected to a battery-powered drill for extra obstruction-busting muscle. Both the K-6P and K-6P XL have a quick lock adjustment Read More

Quickly eliminate blockages in toilets and urinals with the RIDGID® K-6P and K-6P XL Toilet Augers. Ideal for plumbing contractors, drain cleaning specialists, service plumbers and homeowners, each auger can be used manually or be connected to a battery-powered drill for extra obstruction-busting muscle.

Both the K-6P and K-6P XL have a quick lock adjustment feature to extend the cable initially to three feet for toilet bowl clearing and then to six feet to clear beyond the bowl. Zinc-plated steel tubing resists rust and corrosion, while heavy-duty tri-wrap cable provides optimum strength and durability. The robust vinyl cover provides protection for toilet porcelain. Battery-powered drills with a maximum 500 RPM can be used with each auger for tough blockages.

In addition, the K-6P XL comes with two interchangeable heads for extra-demanding jobs. The Bulb Auger head is designed for maximum flexibility, allowing you to navigate tight bends to explore and break up blockages. The heavy-duty C-Cutter head is optimized for cutting and scraping to eliminate hard blockages. The K-6P XL also comes with a storage bag for clean transportation.

“At RIDGID, we’re continuously looking for new ways to enhance our tools to make them more efficient and ergonomic. Our new augers combine power, protection and performance to bring ease to clearing toilets without putting stress on the user,” said Rob Dulabon, RIDGID Product Manager.
Both come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the K-6P or K-6P XL contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-769-7743.