Tools with Additional Power

30 Jul

As carpentry and construction industry advanced, through modern times tools have also evolved with new technology. A hand tool which was manually used by employing force from human mechanical action now can be used with additional power source such as compressed air, electric motors, etc. These tools can be categorized in many types, few are stated below:

 

1. Power Tools

Most of the power tools use electric motors powered by electric cords. Power tools are portable and have obvious advantages in mobility. They are renowned for speed and accuracy,and can produce objects that cannot be made in any other way. Power tools are used in construction, and around the house for purposes of driving fasteners, drilling, cutting, shaping, sanding, grinding, routing, polishing, painting, heating and more.

 

2. Cordless Tools

Cordless tools have become extremely popular in modern construction. Since these tools are powered by batteries instead of electrical power cords, they are very convenient and safer to use and provide greater portability. Cordless tools are particularly useful when the work needs to be done overhead or in tight corners. With the advancement in battery technology, these tools have reduced in size and weight.

 

3. Air Tools

Air Tool or Pneumatic Tool is a tool driven by a gas, usually compressed air supplied by a gas compressor. Many professionals prefer to use air tools, or pneumatic tools, over electrical tools because it has simplified the jobs that once required strenuous physical labor. Building homes, painting houses and working on automobiles with pneumatic tools is increasingly more common, since air tools are quicker, more reliable, efficient, powerful and yet cheaper and safer to operate and maintain than their electric power tool counterparts.

 

To buy tools is not easy as prices increase every day in most retail stores. Purchase of economic tools is doubtful as they might be inferior. In these situations it is best to shop online. With a world of suppliers available at the click of a mouse, you can easily find out who has the best deals. You may experience some high quality equipment at reasonable prices. ToolOrbit.com is one of the leading suppliers of professional quality tools and accessories on the web.

Best Tools Of The Year!

16 Jan

Since lathe being oldest power tool till the prime source of water wheel and steam engine, the introduction of the electric motor in the 1880s has revolutionized the world of woodworking. Having wide range of experience in manufacturing, DeWalt, Bosch, Makita and Hitachi have brought technological advances and greater efficiency to the industry. These companies have re-invented and improvised the professional grade tools and accessories for residential construction, commercial construction, tradesman and Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts.  During the past decade, DeWalt has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers and Makita has also worked to build a steady position. On the other hand Bosch and Hitachi have introduced tools for jobs which had never been thought of.

 

Following are the best tools of the year:

 

Demolition Hammers

The job of breaking the concrete is dirty and dusty. The work is unpleasant enough for both the crew and the tools so we try to get it over with as quickly and as painlessly as possible. It can only be done by demolition hammer, it’s a tool that does only one job, but does it like nothing else can. It’s heavy enough to break up hard stuff but versatile and light enough to work in a variety of positions and locations.

 

Electric Drills

From basic household and backyard repairs to the largest construction projects, electric drills are one of the most essential power tools to own. Electric drills are designed for drilling metal and wood.  The lower wattage motor drills are perfect for drilling small holes with a chuck which will only accept drill bits up to 10mm diameter. The more powerful motored machines will cope with larger size holes with chuck size of13mm diameter. This type of drill is normally small and compact and more frequently used.

 

Angle Grinders

In case to cut tile, mortar and pavers; make quick work of rust and loose paint removal; sharpen blades and cut or grind steel. Then simply put on your safety spectacles and protective gloves, and you’re ready to go.  An angle grinder is a handheld power tool used for cutting, grinding, polishing and also ideal for cutting wall and floor tiles. It can be powered by an electric motor, petrol engine or compressed air.

 

Impact Wrenches

An impact wrench is a socket wrench power tool designed to deliver high torque for a wide range of fastening and loosening tasks. Impact wrenches are widely used in many industries, such as automotive repair, heavy equipment maintenance, product assembly, major construction projects, and any other instance where a high torque output is needed. Although using an impact wrench requires a certain degree of expertise, it certainly makes the job easier, by cutting down on the amount of work and time required to get the job done.

 

Masonry & Concrete Saws

If your job requires cutting through stone, asphalt, tile, brick, blocks, and concrete, then masonry & concrete saw will meet all the requirements. Most of these saws come with stands and blades included. It can be a small hand-held cut-off saw, a big walk-behind saw or other styles, and it may be powered by gasoline, hydraulic or pneumatic pressure, or electric motors.

 

All these tools can be viewed and bought on ToolOrbit.com

 

Milwaukee 2426-22 Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool

24 Feb

For decades Milwaukee Electric Tool has been innovating the production industry. Building tools with superior design and intense power, Milwaukee is one of those manufacturers that never ceases improving their power tools and tool-systems. Accordingly, they’ve just released a new line of M12 cordless tools that are making a quite notable impact on the community.

Among the new M12 (12v) releases is Milwaukee 2426-22 cordless oscillating multi-tool, a small piece of power tool with huge versatility and remarkable performance. Like all multi-tools, the 2426-22 is versatile – ideal, in fact, for a huge array of applications from maintenance to full-throttle remodeling, or, in other words, cutting, grinding, scraping, sanding, and etc. Unlike many other multi-tools though, Milwaukee’s rendition is an honest-to-goodness predator executing your jobs and projects with precision, brute power, and decided ease.

The 2426-22 cuts effortlessly and with truly surprising precision maintaining a straight line as if it were somehow divinely compelled to do so, and while additionally boasting Milwaukee’s exclusive RedLithium battery system, the tool delivers max power for the entire duration of an already extended power cycle. These RedLithium Batteries are extremely high-performance, and because the tool weighs only 2.1-lbs (one of the lightest multi-tool models available), the thing offers an intense power-to-weight ratio providing users with a powerful tool, the ability to use it continuously, and use it in any number of awkward spots or positions.

The tool also features an integrated battery-fuel-gauge that activates when the tool is first engaged – this provides a surprisingly accurate and clear display of your remaining battery power. Also unlike other multi-tools, Milwaukee’s 2426-22 is compatible with Bosch multi-tool accessories and includes a universal accessory adapter which allows the tool to be used with accessories from nearly every competing brand. In other words, Milwaukee has made a very bold choice, which, in effect, is beneficial only to you as the craftsman, and potentially to their competition; again, the tool is designed for use with other brand’s accessories, designed, ultimately, for consumer convenience.

For this little maneuver Milwaukee gets a giant thumbs-up saving crafters the usually blood-boiling fiasco of chasing compatible accessories. The tool is also designed with variable speeds featuring a speed control dial with twelve settings from 5,000 opm – 20,000 opm (oscillations per minute), and although the dial does require a fairly significant amount of force to rotate each detent into place, it accurately sets and reflects your speeds allowing you to match the tool’s performance to any given application. With an all metal gear case and comfortable, ergonomic over-mold, the tool is durable and comfortable to operate. So, with the exception of, perhaps, not really including an adequate amount of accessories (which is all but made up for with the inclusion of an accessory adapter and the low cost of the kit), the 2426-22 is a downright great value and a dang good power tool.

In fact, I’d say Milwaukee’s 2426-22 M12 multi-tool is one spicy meatball, if you will. It’s fast, agile, precise and totally powerful allowing you to elevate your work, your projects, and your overall performance. The multi-tool kit includes a wood-cutting blade, sanding pad, five assorted sanding sheets, a universal accessory adapter, two RedLithium batteries, a 30-minute battery charger, and a convenient contractor bag. For more information about Milwaukee’s M12 cordless line-up, or for the industry’s most extensive selection of power tools, machinery, tips, and articles, please visit ToolOrbit.com.

The Quest for the Best 18V Cordless Impact Drivers

21 Oct

ToolOrbit.com has solved a mystery regarding which of the cordless Impact drivers in the market is best suitable of usage, The initial culling resulted in the latest & greatest models from five manufacturers. Keep in mind that when newer models are introduced, much of this information could change. Here are the five models:

DeWalt DC827KL 18V Cordless XRP Li-Ion Impact Driver

Hitachi WH18DL 18-volt 3.0 Ah Cordless Impact Driver

Makita BTD144 18-Volt 3.0 Ah LXT Cordless Impact Driver

Milwaukee 2650-22 18-Volt Extra-Compact Impact Driver

Bosch 25618-01 18V Cordless Impact Driver

The Comparison:

Warranty:

1. Milwaukee: 5 years tool, 5 years batteries (2 year free replacement, 3 more years pro-rated).

2. DeWalt: 3-years tool/charger/batteries, 1-year tool service contract; 90-day money-back.

3. Hitachi: 10 years tool, 2 years batteries

4. Bosch: 1 year tool replacement, 2 more years tool repair, 2 years on the batteries

5. Makita: 3-year tool and 1-year on batteries and charger.

Maximum torque:

1. Bosch: 1500 inch pounds (125 foot pounds)

2. Makita: 1420 inch pounds (118 foot pounds)

3. Milwaukee: 1400 inch pounds (117 foot pounds)

4. Hitachi, DeWalt: 1330 inch pounds (111 foot pounds)

Tool length (for fitting into small places):

1. Makita: 5 1/2″

2. Milwaukee, DeWalt, Bosch: 5 3/4″

3. Hitachi: 6 3/8″

Carrying case:

1. Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita: Yes

2. Hitachi, DeWalt: No

Number of speeds/torque settings.

1. Makita: 3 (0-1,300; 0-2,000; 0-2,600 RPM)

2. Hitachi: 2 (0-2,000 RPM & 0-2,600 RPM)

3. DeWalt: 1 (0-2,400 RPM)

4. Milwaukee: 1 (0-2200 RPM)

5. Bosch: 1 (0-2800)

LED lamp:

1. Makita: stays on 10 seconds after tool is off; has switch to use it as a mini-flashlight

2. Bosch, Milwaukee, DeWalt: yes, runs off tool battery

3. Hitachi: yes, in the belt hook, requires 2 AAAA batteries & it must be aimed.

Tool weight with battery:

1. Milwaukee: 3.2 lbs.

2. Makita: 3.3 lbs

3. Hitachi: 3.5 lbs.

4. DeWalt: 3.7 lbs.

5. Bosch: 3.8 lbs.

Battery charge time:

1. DeWalt, Makita, Hitachi, Bosch: 30 minutes

2. Milwaukee: 60 minutes

Price:

1. Hitachi: $274.99

2. Milwaukee: $299

3. Bosch: $289.99

4. DeWalt: $329.99

5. Makita: $335.99

Conclusion:

All five models deliver [approximately] triple the 450 in./lb. torque of a typical 18v cordless drill/driver, with no counter-torque to your wrist. All models are ambidextrous; i.e., they work the same in either hand. All models feature a 1/4″ hex socket with a snap-chuck to securely hold drill or driver bits. Impact drivers can be quite noisy when “impacting” and all are reversible with variable speed triggers. The four multi-speed models use electronics versus a gear box, which is a good thing. (i.e., drills that change their speed range via a sliding switch connected to the gearbox can strip gears if said switch is moved while the tool is running.)

Depending on which factors are most important to you, your [specification & feature] rating won’t necessarily agree with this conclusion. For instance, having multiple speed/torque choices; 2 speeds are better than 1, and 3 speeds are better than 2, having a short tool so it would fit in tight quarters, being light-weight etc.

No model is the best in every area, be it warranty, charge time, tool length, or whatever. Price had little sway in these rankings, other than designating the Hitachi “best value” because of its lower cost.

To get more information about the products, please visit www.ToolOrbit.com or call us toll free at 1-888-722-8299.

Cordless Tools Battery Care

21 Sep

There are several steps you can take to help you get maximum performance from your power tools battery.

Prevent the Memory Effect - Keep the power tool battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries which do not suffer from the memory effect.

Keep the Batteries Clean – It’s a good idea to clean dirty battery contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and the portable device.

Exercise the Battery – Do not leave the battery dormant for long periods of time. We recommend using the battery at least once every two to three weeks. If a laptop battery has not been used for a long period of time, perform the new battery break in procedure described above.

Battery Storage - If you don’t plan on using the laptop battery for a month or more, store it in a clean, dry, cool place away from heat and metal objects.

Understanding your Power Tools Battery needs

We strive to make you power tool battery purchases easy. Since we understand that finding the right batteries for your needs can be overwhelming and confusing at times we developed a power tool battery finder tool to help find the right size for the make and model of your equipment. We also offer educational articles and tips to help you conserve your batteries and understand common problems. By us providing education you are able to make the right purchasing decisions as well as provide proper care for all of your electronics.

How can I prolong the life of my battery?

There are several things you can do to help extend the life of your battery. First thing is to store it separate from the tool in which it belongs to. Do not leave it in the charger when it is fully charged. Second thing is to keep it in a place that has a fairly consistent temperature. Finally, if dealing with Nickel based batteries, make sure that the battery is fully discharged before recharging it.

Can I recharge an old power tool battery after it seems to have stopped taking a charge?

There is a belief that you can recondition your old nickel based battery. Nickel based batteries will crystallize after a period of time and use. Some people say that you can break up the crystallization by running the battery at a very low volt (.5V or less) over a long period of time, and doing this over and over a couple of times as the battery drains. However this process can take a long time and has not been scientifically proven to work, so in most cases, your best bet is to replace the old battery.

If my original power tool battery is a NiCD battery, can I use a different chemistry battery?

That would depend on both your charger and power tool. A lot of chargers will charge NiMH batteries, and a few others will charge Li-Ion. However, even if your charger will do this, your power tool might not. It is best in these situations, to check your user manual or contact the manufacture to find out the technical specs of your model.

For more information and prices of Cordless tool batteries from manufacturers like Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee etc visit our website’s Cordless Tools Batteries section or call ToolOrbit.com toll free at 1-888-722-8299.

The NEW Hitachi RB24EAP 23.9cc Handheld Blower

20 Sep
Hitachi RB24EA

The New Hitachi RB24EA Handheld Blower

Gas blowers are noisier, heavier and sometimes harder to start than electric models, but you’re not tethered to a cord. The handheld models have about the same power as the best corded electric blowers.  With a gas-powered blower, you also have some extra hassle: buying and mixing the gasoline and oil (since most have two-cycle engines), storing the flammable fuel safely, carrying the extra weight and keeping the fumes away from kids. In addition, most gas blowers don’t have a vacuum function.

The Hitachi RB24EAP Hand Held Blower is one of the lightest (only 8.6lbs) and most powerful (at 441 CFM) blowers in its class. Available to both homeowners and professionals, the RB24EAP is quick and simple to start, and features a low emission Pure Fire II engine and large throttle lever for easy operation. The exceptional balance and lighter weight make it ideal for small cleanup, while it has the performance potential for larger yard work.

Hitachi RB24EAP Handheld Blower Features:

  • 23.9 cc, 1.13hp commercial grade 2-stroke engine for outstanding power & longer life
  • Lightweight (only 8.6 lbs) & well-balanced for comfortable use and less fatigue
  • Class leading air volume at 441 CFM for excellent debris movement
  • Produces an impressive air velocity of 170 MPH (with taper nozzle)
  • Large two-finger throttle lever for easier operation
  • Features Pure Fire II low emission 2-stroke engine technology for a better environment
  • Auto-return stop switch automatically resets to the ON position for easier starting

ToolOrbit.com is offering a $30 Prepaid Visa Card via Mail in Rebate on purchase of this item before 31 Dec 2010. You can get more information about this product on http://www.ToolOrbit.com or call us toll free at 1-888-722-8299.

Bosch Heavy Duty 36V Cordless Drill/Driver

9 Sep

The Bosch 38636-01 36-volt Brute Tough Cordless Drill/Driver Kit is for you if you are looking for a drill that even the professionals would envy. This beast delivers the ultimate in power and performance in a drill that is lightweight and suitable for small hands, especially when you consider its muscle.

Several innovative features will immediately catch your attention, such as the flexible power system that lets you match the battery to the application so you can lighten your load and lengthen your runtime. Bosch’s Litheon batteries boast advanced lithium-ion technology that offers more battery charges, longer runtime and more power. Each 1.3Ah slimpack battery delivers 36 volts of power at less than a standard 14.4-volt battery’s weight.

In addition, with an optional 2.0Ah fatpack, you get twice the voltage and run time of 18-volt competitors, all at the standard 18-volt weight. The 38636-01 comes with a fast charger that powers up the included batteries to 80-percent capacity within 30 minutes, and the charger has an easy-to-read capacity indicator and temperature sensor.

The 36V is a very high end category in the Bosch Litheon drill family. Its high torque mode produces over 600 in.-lbs. Its Durashield™ housing & unibody powertrain coating provides protection against the elements. It comes with Bosch Litheon™ 36V batteries – a high end kind.  The batteries run on a flexible power system – where the battery can be matched to the application. It has 1/2″ metal chuck and externally accessible brushes. It has a 15 position clutch and Bosch designed powertrain with metal gears.

Bosch 38636-01 Specifications:

  • Voltage: 36V
  • Battery Technology: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • No Load RPM: 0-400 and 0-1,400
  • Torque: 600 in.-lbs.
  • Clutch Settings: 15
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs. with SlimPack (w/o Assist Handle)

Bosch 38636-01 is available at http://www.ToolOrbit.com. For more information about this product please visit: Bosch 38636-01 36V Cordless Drill/Driver. Or Call us toll free at 1-888-722-8299.

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