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The 1,200-lumen smart light is fully controllable via Bluetooth, delivering up to 17.3 hours of work lighting on a single 18V battery   Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected Read More

The 1,200-lumen smart light is fully controllable via Bluetooth, delivering up to 17.3 hours of work lighting on a single 18V battery

 

Controlling an area light shining over the entire jobsite can be tricky when it’s strapped to the rafters. That’s why Bosch is introducing the future of connected lighting. The Bosch GLI18V-1200C 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® offers users full control over the smart light using a mobile device. Pros can now turn the light on and off remotely, dim the light to the desired brightness, put it on a timer and even check the battery – all from the free Bosch Toolbox App.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200CN is not only smart, but comes packed with features to withstand the most rugged jobsite conditions. Along with the area light’s protective roll cage, the tool’s IP64-rated cover is resistant to dust and water damage. Plus, it has five setup positions so pros can find the ideal angle to effectively illuminate a large work area.

The light produces 1,200 lumens, which is enough to illuminate dark work areas like corners or rooms. Despite its power, the GLI18V-1200C is compact enough to be a carry-along area light. It also has a fade-in function, allowing the light to slowly increase to full brightness to lessen the chances of temporary “flash blindness.”

In addition, the cordless Bosch GLI18V-1200C is a light that lasts through the day. It works with the rechargeable Bosch 18V system to provide outstanding runtime. The light intensity is adjustable, with a lower, dimmed mode setting for longer runtime – up to 17.3 hours on a CORE18V 8.0 Ah battery (not included). At 1,200 lumens, it provides 10.6 hours on the Bosch 8.0 Ah battery.

“Bosch is always looking to create a smarter, more efficient jobsite, and the new 1,200-lumen smart light does just that,” said Charlie Chiappetta, product manager, Bosch Power Tools. “Not only does the GLI18V-1200C make it easier than ever to illuminate an entire jobsite at the touch of a button, the CORE18V battery gives it enough juice to last throughout the workday, even at its brightest setting.”

The free Bosch Toolbox App, which is available at the Apple App Store® or the Google Play® Store, works with  both Android and Apple devices and allows connection to the area light from up to 100 ft. away via Bluetooth.

The Bosch GLI18V-1200C LED Area Light is a bare tool; the battery and charger are sold separately.

To learn more about the Bosch GLI18V-1200CN 18V Connected LED Area Light with Bluetooth® or to find a local dealer, visit www.boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.

The most-used tool in the toolbox just became one of the toughest. Introducing the new OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives, specifically designed from one uniform piece of durable aluminum. The die-cast handles add a level of precision to the design that increases both user comfort and the knives’ rugged durability. Covering the Read More

The most-used tool in the toolbox just became one of the toughest. Introducing the new OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives, specifically designed from one uniform piece of durable aluminum. The die-cast handles add a level of precision to the design that increases both user comfort and the knives’ rugged durability.

Covering the stainless steel blade channel, the die-cast aluminum knife handles feature an anti-slip grip that wraps around the back of the tool. The knives come in two variations. The MXP-L features OLFA’s classic ratchet locking mechanism, with an oversized design for greater control. It’s designed as a single piece of metal, pressure-formed for durability.

The MXP-AL features an oversized auto-locking mechanism that slides to the perfect length and stays put. Its ultra-slim profile doesn’t interfere with the grip, making it comfortable to hold in the hand. Both knives also feature a tethering hole at the end of the tool, so securing it is easy.

“The aluminum die-cast bodies of the MXP-L and MXP-AL bring a new level of lightweight durability to our lineup,” said OLFA Brand Manager Cassie Donnelly. “The oversized grip fits comfortably in your hand and the rubber wrap-around grip helps wick moisture away from the handle and maintain control of the knife. Plus, their all-metal design makes them more durable than ever before.”

Both knives feature the OLFA Ultra-Sharp Black Premium blades, which are double-honed to be 25 percent sharper than standard silver blades. This precise angle and initial sharpness delivers a super clean and smooth cut for almost any application. Plus, each blade comes with eight snap-off edges, so the knife is always sharp. Each new cutting edge is quickly accessible without a user ever having to fumble with a blade change: Simply snap off the blade for a fresh cutting edge. Changing out full blades is always quick, easy and tool free. 

OLFA® MXP-L and MXP-AL Die-Cast Aluminum Utility Knives are available in February 2019; contact your OLFA representative or call 1-800-962-OLFA (6532) for more information.

For additional product information, visit OLFA.com.

Boost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet. The lightweight and fully-contained FlexShaft machines are used in conjunction Read More

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, plumbing tools, drain cleaningBoost jobsite productivity with the new RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, the latest high-speed drain cleaning innovation from the brand trusted by more professionals. FlexShaft machines quickly and efficiently deliver wall-to-wall clean in 1 1⁄4-inch to 4-inch residential and commercial pipes up to 70 feet.

The lightweight and fully-contained FlexShaft machines are used in conjunction with a full suite of specialized accessories designed for clearing grease, sludge, small tree roots and soft blockages with less mess and enhanced speed.

FlexShaft machines utilize powerhouse chain knockers that expand to the size of the pipe to quickly clear the entire circumference. The chain knockers are connected to a flexible, nylon-sheathed cable that is housed in a fully enclosed drum and powered by a cordless drill attached to the driveshaft. The FlexShaft machines are purpose-built to be a lightweight, compact solution that can be easily carried from work vehicle to jobsite with minimal strain on the body.

RIDGID FlexShaft Drain Cleaning Machines, plumbing tools, drain cleaningDesigned with efficiency and cleanliness in mind, FlexShaft machines allow for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe throughout the entire drain cleaning process for maximum efficiency. The durable, nylon sheath allows for the cable to be easily wiped clean as it is pulled from the line and its fully-contained drum limits jobsite cross-contamination.

“The FlexShaft machine is the next big thing to happen to drain cleaning, not only providing fast clearing of soft blockages, but also enhancing efficiency by allowing for inspection cameras to remain in-pipe while work is completed,” said Tim Dunphy, marketing director, Underground Technologies, RIDGID. “It’s the perfect complement to the industry’s most complete line of professional drain cleaning tools and one that every professional will want to have on their trucks.”

FlexShaft machines are backed by the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.
To purchase or learn more about FlexShaft machines or other drain cleaning solutions, contact your local distributor, visit RIDGID.com.

New Milwaukee Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades Make More Cuts with Less Blade Changes Last May, at the annual New Tool Symposium (NPS) we got to test out the then announced extreme band saw blades coming from Milwaukee. Here’s a video from the event with the official news release announcing the blades and availability (below) Read More

New Milwaukee Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades Make More Cuts with Less Blade Changes

Last May, at the annual New Tool Symposium (NPS) we got to test out the then announced extreme band saw blades coming from Milwaukee. Here’s a video from the event with the official news release announcing the blades and availability (below):

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool announces Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades that cut 2x faster and last 3X longer than standard blades in thick and thin metals. When it comes to band saw blades, the biggest user frustration is the frequency of changing out the blade. Milwaukee’s new blades solve this frustration through a combination of enhanced high-speed steel and a variable TPI tooth design, making 2X faster cuts in thick metals and achieving 3X longer life in stainless steel. These features also unlock the ability to cut through cast iron!

The Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades will be available in two variations: Thick Metal Blade and Thin Metal Blade which are both available in all portable Milwaukee band saw sizes. The Thick Metal Blade (8/10 TPI) is optimized to provide best-in-class performance when cutting through thick/extreme metals such as black pipe and angle iron but has the additional versatility to cut common thin metals. The Thin Metal Blade (12/14 TPI) is optimized for best-in-class cuts in thin/extreme metals such as unistrut or EMT conduit but also provides strong performance in tougher thick metals.

The aggressive variable-pitched tooth design of these blades delivers the versatility to cut a wider range of materials with just one blade, providing much longer life in common and extreme materials such as strut, conduit, angle iron, threaded rod, and pipe, and even harder materials like stainless steel and cast iron.

Available Models 
Thick Metal
•    Deep Cut 8/10 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 3PK (48-39-0601)
•    Deep Cut 8/10 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 25PK (48-39-0605)
•    Deep Cut 8/10 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 100PK (48-39-0602)
•    Compact 8/10 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 3PK (48-39-0609)
•    Compact 8/10 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 25PK (48-39-0606)
•    Compact 8/10 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 100PK (48-39-0607)

Thin Metal
•    Deep Cut 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 3PK (48-39-0611)
•    Deep Cut 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 25PK (48-39-0615)
•    Deep Cut 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 100PK (48-39-0612)
•    Compact 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 3PK (48-39-0619)
•    Compact 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 25PK (48-39-0616)
•    Compact 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 100PK (48-39-0617)
•    Sub-Compact 12/14 TPI Extreme Metal Band Saw Blades – 3PK (48-39-0711)

Popular, powerful Jet-Set® electric, gas and trailer water jets from General Pipe Cleaners slice through grease, sludge, sand, and ice stoppages that many cable drain cleaners can’t clear!  Water jets unleash high-pressure water streams that pulverize clogs – and flush them away. Nozzle thrust drives the hose down lines – and gives wall-to-wall pipe cleaning action.  General’s rugged Read More

Popular, powerful Jet-Set® electric, gas and trailer water jets from General Pipe Cleaners slice through grease, sludge, sand, and ice stoppages that many cable drain cleaners can’t clear! 

Water jets unleash high-pressure water streams that pulverize clogs – and flush them away. Nozzle thrust drives the hose down lines – and gives wall-to-wall pipe cleaning action. 

General’s rugged, reliable water jets are excellent for restaurants, hotels, hospitals, factories, schools, sports arenas, care facilities, shopping centers, and more! 

Portable Electric Jets 

Compact and economical, they’re superb for clearing smaller and inside 1-1/2” to 4” lines – like sinks and laundry drains. Hand-carry 23-lb JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ right to problems in its rugged metal diamond plate case. Or wheel the trim JM-1450 right to troubles. Its telescoping handle and detachable hose reel make maneuvering easy. Both pack 1500 psi cleaning power! 

Maneuverable Gas Jets 

General’s muscular machines punch through stubborn stoppages in longer and outside 4” to 8” lines. All sport 3000 psi, reliable engines, puncture-proof tires, and robust, tubular chassis. On-demand Vibra-pulse® technology helps propel hoses down long runs and around tight bends. 

Models range from light, economical JM-2900 through precisely balanced JM-3000 with electric start and generous 300 ft. capacity hose reel, to JM-3055 with the highest water flow rate of any jet without a holding tank. JM-3080 tops the line with a 12 gal buffer tank and 8 gpm flow rate – the industry’s highest without requiring a trailer.

Powerful Trailer Jet

General’s brawny JM-2512 Typhoon™ delivers 12 gpm at 2500 psi to blast clogs from 4” to 12” lines up to 400 ft. long. A 200 gal holding tank aids operations in remote areas with limited water. Two hose reels offer plenty of reach. And standard equipment includes rugged radial tires, leaf-spring suspension, electric brakes, fold-down stabilizer jacks, and more! 

For details, visit www.drainbrain.com/jets. Or contact General’s Drain Brains® at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300. 

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, the third generation family-owned company is celebrating nearly 90 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/DIY market. The Toughest Tools Down The Line.