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Having grown up in a family of six, Jay spent time working for the family business, Ohio Power Tool. Needless to say, he learned the tool trade at a very young age. During and after college he worked for a variety of Internet-based companies only to return to Ohio Power Tool, bringing with him knowledge of how to expand the business online. Today OhioPowerTool.com, along with their Columbus Ohio retail location, is a well-known place to buy and rent professional tools and accessories as well as get tools repaired and maintained. Give the pros a call at 800-242-4424.

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Lights & Battery System cordless led light Cordless Tools Milwaukee milwaukee led lights Milwaukee tool pen light 

Milwaukee RedLithium USB Lights & Battery System

Just hitting the streets recently Milwaukee has 3 new LED personal light solutions using the new REDLITHIUM USB battery platform. We saw these light first at the New Product Symposium (#NPS17) and they have been in very high demand for pre-sales. The 3 options include a 475 lumen Hard Hat Light 2111-21 ($59), 445 Lumen Rover Flood Light 2112-21 ($59)... Read More
Dewalt FlexVolt, A Tale of Two Voltages 20v max dewalt Cordless Tools dewalt dewalt 20v dewalt bandsaw dewalt brushless DeWalt Tools Flexvolt 

Dewalt FlexVolt, A Tale of Two Voltages

It’s been just over a year now since we first saw the Dewalt FlexVolt opening lineup and learned that Dewalt was investing heavily into yet another new battery platform. It would be backwards compatible with 20V however users would need to invest in all new batteries to use their new FlexVolt tools. The initial response from many of the Team Yellow... Read More
2017 Vacuum Comparison Test, OSHA Silica Table 1 Bosch bosch vacuums Buying Guides Construction Tools CS Unitec Demolition Tools dust extraction hepa vacs hepa vacuum makita makita dustless vacuums Makita Tools Metabo Tools Milwaukee Pulse-Bac Safety Equipment silica Silica Dust Vacuums vacuums wet/dry vacuum 

2017 Vacuum Comparison Test, OSHA Silica Table 1

*** Important to note we are not testing if these vacs meet the OSHA Standards, we are only testing usability & performance. We are relying on the manufacturer testing to be accurate in that all 6 competitors do meet the standards! The new OSHA Silica Standard is officially now a finable offense, having been in effect for over a year... Read More
M18 DrainSnake, M18 SwitchPack & M12 AirSnake Cordless Tools drain drain gun drain snake m12 tools m18 fuel Milwaukee Milwaukee M12 milwaukee m18 plumbing camera plumbing equipment plumbing jetter plumbing supply Plumbing Tools 

M18 DrainSnake, M18 SwitchPack & M12 AirSnake

We saw these new Milwaukee Cordless Drain Cleaning solutions at this year’s New Product Symposium (#NPS17) we did leave there with a few questions and recently we had the opportunity to have Morgan in the shop and address some actual usability questions, pricing questions and try to get a glimpse into how deep Milwaukee plans to go into the Drain... Read More
Ridgid 18v Cordless Air Compressor, 1 Gallon R0230 air compressor Air Compressors air nailer Air Tools cordless air compressor Cordless Tools dewalt DeWalt Tools Flexvolt Ridgid 

Ridgid 18v Cordless Air Compressor, 1 Gallon R0230

We recently had the opportunity to spend a few days with the Ridgid 18V Air Compressor R0230 ($179, bare or $299 kit) and really had some initial doubts about how practical it was to put batteries on an air compressor or how useful that might be. We’ve been using a Porter Cable 4 gallon for many years and since we’ve gotten... Read More
Makita 18Vx2 Brushless 6-1/2″ Track Saw XPS01 Cordless Tools makita makita 18V makita 18vx2 makita tool Makita Tools plunge track saw track saw 

Makita 18Vx2 Brushless 6-1/2″ Track Saw XPS01

Recently we had the opportunity to attend Makita’s New Product Event where we got to see a handful on exciting new Makita products launching over the next several months in woodworking, concrete, outdoor power and many other categories. One product that was really a big launch for us was the Brushless Track Saw XPS01Z ($349,bare) or XPS01PTJ ($499, kit). If you’ve ever used Makita’s corded... Read More
Table 1 vs Objective Data – OHSA Silica Rules concrete dust concrete dust safety objective data osha osha rules OSHA safety Safety Equipment silica Silica Dust Vacuums table 1 

Table 1 vs Objective Data – OHSA Silica Rules

Now that we are less than a month away from the September 23rd deadline we are seeing a lot more interest about the new OHSA Silica Rules which is good that people are taking this seriously. One of the big debates that has recently popped up, we are now seeing some manufacturers telling their own customers that they will not support “Objective... Read More
Skilsaw 8” Metal Cutting Saw OUTLAW SPT78W-22 cutting metal metal cutting saw metal devil saw metal saw outlaw skil metal saw Skil Tools skilsaw 

Skilsaw 8” Metal Cutting Saw OUTLAW SPT78W-22

When it comes to cutting metal in the field there are several different options between bandsaws, grinders, recip saws, chop saws, circular saws, torches just to name a few. A metal specific circular saw such as the Skilsaw OUTLAW SPT78MMC-22 ($319) offers some significant advantages in many different applications, lower sparks than grinding, minimal burrs, cold-cut won’t warp the metal,... Read More
Using a Welding Mask to Watch a Solar Eclipse ironman Safety Equipment save phace solar eclipse welding mask welding safety 

Using a Welding Mask to Watch a Solar Eclipse

This Monday the 21st the moon will fully eclipse the sun for a narrow band across the US, during a “complete eclipse” you can actually look at the sun if it’s fully behind the moon without any protection and not be harmed because the sun is completely covered. However if even a tiny sliver of the sun is visible, which will be... Read More
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