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$55 Makita Dust Cyclone Is Only $12 on eBay (from China)

by Chris     November 28, 2018    
$55 Makita Dust Cyclone Is Only $12 on eBay (from China)

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.

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ACME Tools Black Friday 2018 Ad Scan (with links)

by Chris     November 17, 2017    
 
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ACME Tools Black Friday 2018 Ad Scan (with links)

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.

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Deal Ends
12/12/2018
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The 2018 Christmas Gift Tool Buyers Guide

by Chris     November 21, 2018    
Holiday Christmas Gift Buyers Guide For Men

Christmas time is near, Black Friday is just around the corner, so it is time to be thinking and looking for gift ideas. As a tool news and review website, it is only logical that we would put together a list of tools that we think would make great gifts for your loved ones.

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Finally! Cordless Tools You Can Plug In - Metabo HPT

by Chris     November 08, 2018    
Finally! Cordless Tools You Can Plug In - Metabo HPT

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.

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New Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO Cameras from Seek Thermal

by Chris     November 01, 2018    
New Seek Shot and Seek ShotPRO Cameras from Seek Thermal

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.

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I Think I Found The Ultimate Workbench Mat

by Chris     October 12, 2018    
I Think I Found The Ultimate Workbench Mat

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.

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$20 off select Bosch orders of $100 or more

by Chris     October 02, 2018    
 
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Bosch $20 off $100 Black Friday Deal

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.

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11/15/2018

Bosch's Insane 2,000 Cordless Tool Giveaway

by Chris     August 21, 2018    
Bosch's Insane 2,000 Cordless Tool Giveaway

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.

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Contest Ends
September 14, 2018
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Convertible Benchtop Router Table From Rockler

by Chris     August 10, 2018    
Convertible Benchtop Router Table From Rockler

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.

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DeWalt Expands ToughSystem With Rugged Cooler and Sealed Drawer

by Chris     June 29, 2018    
DeWalt Expands ToughSystem With Rugged Cooler and Sealed Drawer

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).

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