Monthly Archive: August 2006

Rotary Hammer Tests

A few months ago, we broke out a few of our D-Handle Hammer Drills and put them to a test. The lineup included the Makita HR2455, Hitachi DH24PF3, Bosch 11224VSR, Bosch 11255VSR and the...

Li-Ion Tool Sales History – Canada

With Li-Ion tools being out in North America for over a year now I think its time to take a look back and see how it went. What has been selling well, and what...

Chris Sherman – Tool Belt Winner

Earlier this month, Allan Dick from Vintage Tub & Bath invited me to a dinner while I was at Search Engine Strategies in San Jose. He had it at the famous Hakone Gardens, and...

My New Favorite Tool

As a tool store, we have the advantage of seeing new products before the general public. We also have the advantage of comparing tools side by side. So when the new Makita 14.4v Lithium...

Milwaukee V18 Tools Coming Soon

Our Milwaukee sales rep stopped by yesterday to talk to me about their new V18 tools. He brought in his demo unit of the V18 cordless hammer-drill/driver. It looks like September 1st will see...

Hands on with the Bosch Pocket Driver

We recently got to spend a couple of days with the new Bosch Litheon 10.8V tools in the IT office. After playing with them a bit, I’ve got to say I really like them....

Round three of server upgrades done

Round 3 of the server upgrade process is finally done. We’re up to 9 machines to keep the site fully functional, so it should be a drastic improvement in speed and reliability from before...

Hitachi 18V Lithium Ion Tools!

Yesterday our local Hitachi Rep came in showing off his new toy – an 18v Lithium Ion Driver/Drill. One nice thing about the Hitachi Lithium-Ion platform is that it is completely compatible with its...