Monthly Archive: April 2006

What Does S.D.S. Stand For?

Yesterday, I made reference to an email that we received some time back. I located the first of his emails and thought I’d share it with you, along with the answer to his question....

SDS Max to SDS Plus Adaptor

I remember back a few years, we got an email from a so-called “Tool Expert” from one of the big box stores asking what SDS Plus and SDS Max were. He sold the tools,...

Milwaukee 14.4V Deal

I was browsing our site and came across one that looked like a great deal today. It appears we bought quite a few 14.4V combo kits that are currently at a great price. I...

Makita Narrow Belt Sander

Ever needed to use a belt sander in a very narrow area? I know I have, and Makita makes just the tool. In fact, they make a 3/8″ belt sander which is perfect for...

Coming Soon – A Faster ToolBarn

We’ve heard the complaints about our site being slow at times. We’re stepping up to the plate and upgrading the web servers and the database backend to try and make this less of a...

Processing Parts Orders

Parts orders are labor intensive. With over 15,000 unique parts in stock at any moment, finding those parts to fill orders can easily be a full time job for 8 people. We were at...

Planer Blade Sharpener

As I was walking through our new showroom today, I noticed an odd looking product. I hadn’t seen one like it before (we didn’t have enough room in our last showroom), so I had...

Milwaukee’s Pneumatic Nailers and Staplers

Please note: I intended to publish this about a month ago, but with our move into our new facility and other issues, that goal obviously slipped. Still good info even though this is no...

Made in the USA – Now just a myth?

I received an email on 3/22/2006 that I’ll post below as a nice introduction, then get into the bulk of my post below that. Brian Mark, I read your posting about not liking the...