Bosch is king when it comes to laser distance measurers, offering a range of models starting with basic distance measuring for under $50 all the way up to models with Bluetooth app connectivity that allows users to make floor layouts. Their newest models take things to the next level by offering a measuring range of 400-feet with pinpoint 1/16-inch accuracy.
We all know the typical rip-fence setup routine for a table saw. First, you unlock the fence, then you measure and position it, then you tap it a few times in both directions, then you lock it in place when you think you have it right—but you don't really have it right. The fence has inevitably moved while you were locking it into position. Now you get to do the whole process over again. Or, you could use a new product launched on Kickstarter called Rip-it, that offers a more automated solution.
Milwaukee has announced their version of the cordless jobsite tables saw, what's shocking though, is that it runs off of only a single M18 battery. While this sounds like this would cause the saw to be underpowered, they claim their new M18 Fuel 8-1/4” Table Saw "generates the power of a 15amp corded saw".
Now through June 17, 2018, get $20 off select $100+ Bosch Tools orders from ACME Tools.
The deal is limited to select Bosch products. It looks like there are over 300 tools and accessories that qualify for the discount, which seems to be larger than previous deals we have seen like this over the years. Most of the tools on sale are cordless tools and the accessories that go along with them, but we are also seeing many woodworking and demolition deals as well. Popular Bosch Heated Jackets are also on sale.
You can combine products to reach the $100 minimum.
With online marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon Handmade, it is easier than ever for a creative person to take an idea that they have had, turn it into a product, and then sell it. The hurdle for many, though, might be how they would manufacture their product. Inventables wants to give your small business a head start by giving you the opportunity to win one of their X-Carve Business Bundle 3D carving machines.
When it comes to breaking down sheet goods, track saws are a great lower priced alternative to tablesaws, but a good portion of the cost of a track saw is in the track itself. Worx has found a way to lower the cost of their new WX530L ExacTrack Cordless track saw by allowing it to use any straightedge up to 1-inch thick as its "track".
Since Bernzomatic will be featuring the TS8000 torch kit as a Home Depot Black Friday deal, they've asked us to take a closer look at their latest auto-start ignition, adjustable flame hand Torch. The holiday promotions will include a savings of up to $10 on the TS8000KC Torch and cylinder kit and up to $6.59 on a 2-pack of MAP-Pro fuel cylinders at Home Depot. The deals will run at the Home Depot beginning today and will last until November 29th.
Why is it that most of the time you need to free up a stuck bolt it is hidden deep down into the mechanical workings where you can barely see it? You could stick a dirty flashlight into your mouth and try and hit the bolt with some penetrating lubricant, but for some reason you can never get your aim right. Thankfully, Liquid Wrench has come out with a solution that solves this very problem.
I have been researching CNC Router Kits lately, trying to see if it would be worth it for me to automate some of the work I have been doing. One thing that bothers me with what I have been seeing is the way the drive mechanisms are exposed to dust and debris. My other concern is with the rigidity of CNC routers made using extruded aluminum. However, the new C-Beam based WorkBee from Ooznest seems to address both of my concerns while still remaining modular.