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Thought we could use one of these. A place to post about currents and upcoming tool events. Your one stop shop about the most current and up to date tool event information. If there is an event you want to talk about just post about it here. 

 

I will start. There is 2 worth mentioning.

 

GIE+ Expo 2018 is currently going on. It is heavy on the landscaping trades but there can be a other tools as well.

 

STAFDA 2018 will be coming up in around 20 days. Will be held in Austin Texas this year. I would expect to see quite a few new tools here.

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At GIE+ Expo I seen Ego has a new pole hedge trimmer attachment for the power plus system and a new mower. Makita had the new cart for guys to demo but this time it was the wheelbarrow version and not the flatbed version. They also had various saws and OPE too. 

 

STAFDA seems to have a good turnout for exhibitors. Bosch is going, Chervon (owners of Ego, Skil, Skilsaw), DeWALT, Diablo, and many more big brands plus quite a few brands we maybe haven't heard of before. Id expect at least one new Flexvolt item and maybe Makita's battery with 21700 cells to be shown off. Maybe a couple new options in the packout line. Bosch will probably show off some appliances maybe have some connected tools.

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Might be a little more practical for and Events section?

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Fabtech 2017 happening real soon. DeWALT is going.

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Going to try and go in 2018. Chicago is a little bit too much of a drive from Washington. Maybe Jimbo can go.

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yeah I'm sure any tool event would be fun. I might be going to the Festool one next year. That is if it is in the same location as this year. Would be my first tool event. I guess theres a local one that happens every year. My work sometimes goes. I haven't gone yet.

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apparently 20 new Makita tools at STAFDA. Theres a new 12 in sliding miter based off the new 10 in miter, bluetooth vacs, a 16 g 18v nailer, subcompact impact wrench with special bolt/nut mode, and a 6.5 in non sliding miter. 

 

Bosch has also come out with a new green laser.

 

Rolair has a compressor systainer and it appears to be coming to north america. $475 usd

 

The new Diablo demo cic saw blades are impressive. They not only cut nail embedded wood they cut lag bolt imbedded wood. cut a piece with 80 lag bolts with ease.

 

@Framer joe DeWALT HAS A NEW FLEX SAW!!! MORE POWA!!. handheld concrete saw.

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4 hours ago, Jronman said:

The new Diablo demo cic saw blades are impressive. They not only cut nail embedded wood they cut lag bolt imbedded wood. cut a piece with 80 lag bolts with ease.

 

These have a new name? I want to know more. 

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Here’s the Makita 6.5” miter saw. Apparently its pretty light.

 

 

Video posted by @makitaqld back in August.

 

 

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11 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

 

These have a new name? I want to know more. 

The demo demo amped blades came out last year but I think the 6.5 in versions are new this year.

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Ahh okay I thought this was an improved version. I've been using demo demon for a while. 

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Ya @Bremon talked about demo demon blades a while ago...he is right there is a big difference using a tracking point diablo blade vs a Flexvolt blade....

....   @Jronman love the continuous tools coming out. I’ll probably get that for my boss to cut foundation pockets when they are put in the wrong spot (which is almost every house) right now we chip em out with an “sds” ....but don’t know about the water aspect, none around.....

.....that Tstak radio looks sweet :)...hope it sounds like it’s big brother (tough system)..........great job finding this stuff !!!!!!!!!

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@Framer joe the water cools the blade and reduces dust. It is a replacement for a dust extractor in some cases.

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Usually use a sump pump in a 55 gallon barrel of water in the back of my pickup for concrete saws and core drills. If you're going truly cordless I suppose you could use an M18 transfer pump instead. I've never actually seen a corded concrete saw. Just use a gas powered Hilti so I feel like a flex version would be under whelming.

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I can’t start carrying a 55 gal drum of water around...lol...I guess I gotta pass... nice for those who can use it.......

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7 minutes ago, Framer joe said:

I can’t start carrying a 55 gal drum of water around...lol...I guess I gotta pass... nice for those who can use it.......

should be able to run off of a hose bib? Also could try a 5 gallon bucket.

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I just don’t know much about them, not in my line of work...(except for cutting foundation pockets for the girt)....do I want it ? Ya ,It would look cool sitting on my shelf...maybe user videos will sway me...we’ll see. I don’t buy every Dewalt tool, no tool connect tools for me.......I’m sure there’s a need or they wouldn’t have made it...

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