News Nirvana – Bosch Mortar Knife, DeWalt Band Saw, Klein Tool Giveaway, Veto Pro Pac Cargo Totes & More

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It’s that time again home improvement aficionados – another News Nirvana packed full of the coolest tools and materials this side of the Rio Grande. This biweekly edition features the DeWalt Compact Band Saw, Veto Pro Pac Cargo Totes, two new concrete cutting tools from Bosch: the V-Groove and Mortar Knife, and puts the icing on the cake with our free monthly tool giveaway. This month’s prize: a Klein Tool Prize Package that retails for nearly $200! It’s like Christmas all over again in this edition of News Nirvana.

Bosch Mortar Knife and V-Groove Diamond Blade

Takes your Tuckpoint Worries Away
Takes your Tuckpoint Worries Away

Have you ever said to yourself, “I feel like tuckpointing some brick today.” Probably not, and we don’t know of anyone who has either. It’s one of the toughest jobs in the brick/block mason’s world. Even when you’ve got a decent rotary hammer to help you remove the old mortar. That’s because there’s never been a chisel tip designed to fit neatly between masonry joints, and using a grinder is destined to remove not only some of the mortar, but some of the brick too. Bosch recently introduced the mortar knife for their line of SDS Rotary Hammers which makes tuckpointing as easy as flossing your teeth (but slightly more dusty). Bosch also unveiled the V-Groove diamond concrete cutting blade.

Concrete? This eats it for breakfast
Concrete? This eats it for breakfast

We first shared these accessories with you back in January at the Bosch media event / World of Concrete coverage. Pair the new Mortar Knife with the V-Groove Diamond concrete cutting blade designed to cut two times faster than competitors concrete blades and there isn’t a bit of mortar, concrete or block that’s going to give you the least of troubles.  Visit for more information about the Bosch Mortar Knife, the Bosch V-Groove diamond concrete cutting blade or all of the other awesome Bosch tools and accessories.

DeWalt Compact Cordless Band Saw

Like a Wee Little Babe
Like a Wee Little Babe

The never ending expansion of DeWalt’s 20V MAX cordless tools continues its march forward with yet another cordless tool: the DCS371 20V MAX Band Saw. It’s only 9.4 lbs. and just 15 inches long, not much bigger than a newborn baby. However, you wouldn’t want to breastfeed this powerful beast.

The 20V MAX DeWalt band saw kit retails for around $359 while the bare bones version will run you $239 and each is covered under DeWalt’s 3-year warranty, 1-year service contract and 90-day money back guarantee. Visit for more details about this handy handheld band saw available at a store near you.

Veto Pro Pac Cargo Totes

Tote; There it Is
Tote; There it Is

Whoever said having a wide mouth was trouble will eat their words thanks to Veto Pro Pac and their new line of Cargo Totes. With an extra wide mouth, you’ll have no trouble at all fitting all of your bulkiest tools inside.

The Veto Pro Pac Cargo Totes come in two sizes. The CT-XL is 16.5” high, 17” long and 9.5” wide while the CT-LC is 14.5” high, 13.5” long, and 9.5” wide. Both feature five tiered pockets, are made from durable 1800 denier body fabric and have a stout leather grip. Want to know more about these great tool totes as well as their other great tool bags? Visit for the scoop on a retailer near you.

HomeFixated Monthly Tool Giveaway

klein-tools-logoKlein sure has a lot of great tools to offer. But unlike Klein Tools retailers, gives them away for free! (At least this month we will). That’s right! We’re giving away almost $200 worth of free Klein goodies. This month’s prize package includes: a Klein Tradesman Pro Organizer Backpack, an Auto Ranging Multimeter and a Compact Ratcheting Crimper – and it can all be yours by leaving a useful comment on any HomeFixated article, or by signing up for our one-of-a-kind super-fantastic, ultra-informative weekly newsletter.

Visit our Free Stuff and Freebies page for more details on this cool prize pack, ways to enter and legal mumbo-jumbo.

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About Eric

Since Eric built his first skateboard ramp in his parents driveway; he’s breathed, slept and eaten DIY construction. As a second generation master carpenter who runs two Florida-based construction firms, Eric’s had the chance to work on everything from Mcmansions to your local mall to the cat lady’s bathroom. So when it comes to dealing with construction s@#t; he’s the man—literally. There isn’t a tool or construction material that Eric hasn’t used and abused, and if there is; it’s rocking in a dark corner nervously waiting for him to show up for work.

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