Stuart over at ToolGuyd posted an article about a new dust cyclone attachment (199553-5) for Makita cordless vacuums that separates the dust before it has a chance to clog the dust filter. The nifty little accessory attaches inline between the extension "wand" and the handheld vacuum unit to act as the first stage of fine dust collection before the main bag. There is one problem though; the Makita Dust Cyclone is currently priced at $55 on Amazon, yet looks nearly identical to one that can be found on eBay for as little as $12.
I got a copy of the 2018 ACME Tools Black Friday Ad Scan (see below), and they are offering a great selection of deals from many different brands. Many of the deals have already started, but some won't start until tomorrow. Be sure to check the dates in the Ad.
They are offering brand deals like 15% off Jet tools and 10% off Powermatic tools, they also have some specific deals on popular cordless combo kits from the major brands, including DeWalt, Makita, and Milwaukee.
Like last year, they have instant rebates on Honda generators of $50 or $100 off select models.
Also, note that some of the deals run past Cyber Monday and into December, and there are other Manufacturer-specific deals in addition to these deals, like Makita's $25 off $100 deal and $30 off $149 from Bosch
To see all of the ACME Tools Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals, check out the Ad scan below. You can click on the products to be taken directly to that page on the ACME Tool website.
We all love the idea of cordless versions of our favorite benchtop power tools that we can use out in the field, but we are less thrilled about what happens when these power-hungry tools drain the battery. Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) has launched a brand new line of MultiVolt power tools that address this issue. If you run out of power, simply plug the cordless tool to into a wall outlet.
Seek Thermal, a leader in thermal imaging technology, has announced the launch of two new products designed to serve the needs of commercial trade professionals. The new Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO are two handheld thermal cameras that can detect heat, which allows professionals to identify potential issues on the job.
A number years ago I wrote an article asking why it was so hard to find a good workbench mat. In that article talked about the various solutions people had tried all in the search for a good workbench mat; they tried everything from conveyor belts to yoga mats, but by the end of the article I still hadn't found a suitable mat. Since then, Rockler has come out with a silicone mat that solves most problems a woodworker would face, but it was still lacking in some areas. Finally, I think I can stop the search, the new Rockler Silicone Project Mat XL might just be the best woodworker's workbench mat.
Now until November 15, 2018, get $20 off select $100+ Bosch Tools orders from ACME Tools.
The deal is limited to select Bosch products. There are over 100 tools and accessories that qualify for the discount. It looks like all of the tools on sale are cordless tools and some accessories that go along with them. Both cordless toolkits and bare-tools are available in this deal. You can combine products to reach the $100 minimum.
This might be the only Bosch sale leading up to Christmas, besides a possible separate Black Friday Sale.
Bosch really want's to get the word out about their new generation of Core batteries and how they pair with their new and existing cordless tools. So much so, they are running a huge giveaway where they will be giving away 2,000 cordless tools with the new Core 6.3Ah battery. Each prize retails for around $300, which puts the total combined retail value of the giveaway at around $600,000. Yeah, it is insane.
One of the things I really like about Rockler is that they find a way to innovate the "accessories" of the workshop. While everyone else is making the power tools, Rockler is taking the attachments that go on the power tools and is making them better for the average woodworker. Their latest router table is just another fine example of what I mean; It's a Convertible Benchtop Router Table that won't take up much space.
As I have mentioned numerous times in the past, I am a big fan of the modular DeWalt ToughSystem (be sure to read my review). It is what I use to organize and transport my tools to and from the jobsite. Even though I have my system configured just how I want it, I am always excited to see what new additions DeWalt makes to the modular system. However, their latest additions are not really what I expected, a ToughSystem Ice-Cooler (DWST08404) and the new ToughSystem Waterseal Drawers (DWST08290).