Author: Eric Jopp

Ridgid 18V Brushless 4-1/2 Angle Grinder

I always look at Ridgid as a sleeping giant.  Ridgid has some great tools, but they are not on everyone’s radar.  If you have been watching us for a while, you have probably seen some of our tool fights.  We usually have Ridgid mixed in the fight and almost every time they have come out on top.  They are just quality tools and they don’t beat you up on price.  Since they aren’t on everyone’s radar, I wanted to show off the Ridgid 18V 4-1/2″ angle grinder. Ridgid designed this with a brushless motor which means it’s more efficient,...

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Hilti – 3 New Drills Preview

If you have been following us for a while, you know Hilti is one of my favorite brands on the market.  Over the years I have had a chance to use them when I was in construction.  The one thing I can say is they are worth every penny.  Hilti is a little different since they sell directly to the consumer and not the normal path of a distributor. There are a lot of things you should know about Hilti, but two things, in particular, is their warranty and their fleet program.  I am not going to get into it...

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Milwaukee Wireless Jobsite Speaker 2891-20

Since I first heard about the Milwaukee Wireless Jobsite Speaker 2891-20, I have been wanting one so bad.  See, I am the guy who likes to jam out or at least have some background noise at all times.  I think when things are quiet and I am alone with my thoughts, I get too scared.  So when Milwaukee announced the wireless speakers, I was excited. Now before I go on I want to clarify something.  Read the title again, this is a Milwaukee Wireless Jobsite Speaker 2891-20, which means it’s just a speaker and speaker only.  There is not a radio...

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Win a Bright Work Light – The Bosch GLI18V-1900N

Want to win a cool Work Light?  Sure, who doesn’t?  Bosch has a very cool work light available for their 18V lineup.  You can check out the light at Bosch’s Website. So how do you win?  Winning is easy.  All you have to do is be part of the Power Tool Forum.  Here’s what’s cool about it, the Crew gets to pick the winner of this light.   If you are already part of the forum, go over and vote.  If not, sign up and vote, you could be the next winner.  Either way, you get to be a...

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Weather Guard Truck Box Review – Saddle Box Style

Having a truck for work is crucial.  On any given day, you have no idea what you will be hauling around.  Having the bed in the back is great and makes your life so much easier.  However, there is one small problem or price we have to pay for the ability to have an open bed.  We lose the ability to securely store and transport certain items.  Now if you have a crew cab, sure you have some room to lock up your tools, but for a single cab, how do you lock your stuff up and protect it?  As...

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Weather Guard Remote – Quick Draw Remote Access System

If you have been following Tools in Action for a while, you know we are huge fans of Weather Guard truck boxes.  In fact, they have won a couple of TIA awards over the years.  These boxes are tough and as the name implies, they protect your things from the weather.  In our opinion, there isn’t any other box on the market that is built to the high-quality standards as Weather Guard.  As much as we love Weather Guard, that’s not why we are here today.  Well, actually it’s part of the reason.  But we recently found out Weather Guard...

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Milwaukee Copper Cutter – Tight Quarter Cutting

Another Milwaukee hand tool is now available for the tradesman.  Any good plumber or tradesman that deals with copper piping knows you need a good quality tool to produce quality work.  There are a ton of copper cutters on the market.  Some of them are great, others are cheap and break within the first month.  If we know anything, we know that Milwaukee produces quality products and products for the tradesman.  So when they brought to market their copper cutting tools, they didn’t cut any corners.  They designed a high-quality tool, that is designed to work every day. Milwaukee...

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Bosch Hammer Drill HDH183 and Drill Driver DDH183

If you have been following me for a while, you know I am a huge fan of Bosch.  In fact, people have accused me of being a Bosch fanboy.  I am not really sure how to answer that.  When a company makes great products, how can you not appreciate their products?  I have been using Bosch ever since 1991 and have never had any issues with their products.  We have been beating them over the years and they last.  A buddy of mine leaves his drill in the bed of his truck.  Doesn’t matter if it rains or snows, he...

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Milwaukee Cut Out Tool – M18 Power 2627

Another new addition to Milwaukee’s huge line up of 18 volt tools, the Milwaukee Cut Out Tool.  As you probably know, cut out tools are a huge time saver.  No more getting your drywall knife out and having to cut around a box or door.  Instead you can use a cut out tool to make quick work and move on to your next sheet of rock.  A cut out tool is probably the most used tool by a drywaller.  Yes, they use a drywall gun just as much, but as you will see soon, Milwaukee has that also.  Milwaukee...

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Bradly BMP21-PLUS Label Printer

I am an organizational freak.  If something is out of place, I am lost.  Which is funny because Dan and I are complete opposites.  Just look at our garages and you will see what I mean.  However, when it comes to label makers, we are both in the same boat.  We want something that is easy, tough and allows us to put labels on our tool box drawers. Recently we discovered a company called Bradly, which obviously they make label makers.  We saw one that caught our eye, the BMP21-Plus.  The label maker looked tough and looked like it...

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