Tool News Nirvana – Milwaukee Tool Giveaway, Powermatic New Drill Press, Stanley PowerLock Tape Turns 50 and Bosch’s Demolition Hammer Duo

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homefixated-tool-news-nirvanaWelcome friends to another delicious Tool News Nirvana. This jam-packed episode is filled with sweet tools from some big names in tool technology – and your chance to win some of them. Milwaukee is giving away $5,000 worth of their M18 RedLithium 2.0 and XC 4.0 battery packs. And if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, Home Fixated is giving away Milwaukee tools too. That’s right! We’re giving away the brand-spankin’ new M12 FUEL ½-in Drill Driver kit – $200 worth of tool hotness! Grab a bite of Powermatic’s new drill press, sprinkle in the 50th anniversary of  Stanley’s iconic PowerLock tape measure and cram it all in with two Bosch demolition hammers and we’re already about to burst at the seams. So loosen your britches, put another notch in your belt and open wide for another big helping of Tool News Nirvana.

Bosch Brute Turbo Breaker Hammer and the SDS-max Demolition Hammer

Bosch Handheld Jackhammer Chowing DownBosch delivers again with another demo hammer and breaker hammer. If you need to chisel, chip or break up concrete, stone, granite or other tough-to-chew material, the DH1020VC 25 lb. SDS-max looks like it’s ready to digest anything left on your plate. Use it vertically, horizontally and adjust the 12- position Vario-lock chisel into whatever position you need. It provides around 17 ft/lbs. of impact energy and retails for around $900.

Bosch Eating up the ConcreteIf you’re really voracious and need to munch-out on some serious concrete, then the BH2770VCD Brute Turbo Kit is the tool for the job. With 43 ft/lbs. of impact energy and weighing in at only 63 pounds, this powerful, yet light demolition tool reminds us of a Japanese teenager at a hotdog eating contest – not much weight, but they can sure can eat up some stuff. The Brute Turbo Kit retails for about $1,800 so unless you’re really hungry to break up some concrete, then this mean machine might put a normal bank account on a sudden diet. Visit for more info on both of these plug-in demo tools.

Stanley PowerLock Turns 50

Stanley is Old!
Stanley is Old!

Before Stanley came out with their FatMax line of tape measures, the PowerLock tape measure used to rule the ruler roost. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic tape ruler, Stanley has released a limited edition of five PowerLock tape measures to pay tribute to important highlights in the PowerLock’s history. From Stanley’s tribute to the NASA for being taken to the moon on the Apollo 11 lunar lander to a celebration of “Made in the USA” products (there’s even a replica of the original “Life Guard Yellow” design!) there’s a taste of every important era in the PowerLock’s long history. Take a look at all five of the limited edition PowerLock tape measures right here, take a step back in time and own the same tape measure good ole granddad had for just $9.99!

Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press

The Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press Loves to Eat Up Wood
The Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press Loves to Eat Up Wood

The new Powermatic PM2800B Drill Press takes the phrase “filling your pie hole” with a “little bit” to a whole new level. This 18” stationary drill press offers a big bowl full of features. With a 6-in. quill travel from a single turn of the handle, to powerful LED lights for a shadow-free work piece and twin lasers that guide the drill bit precisely where you want it, this Powermatic drill press looks a lot like a Ukrainian discotheque dance off contest / gypsy wedding reception. But don’t be fooled into complacency by the laser light show — it’s powerful enough for the biggest of woodworking shops, yet affordable enough ($1,399.99) for home DIY shops. Locate a Powermatic dealer right here and learn more about this “hungry for holes” stationary drill press.

Milwaukee’s Facebook Giveaway

Milwaukee's Facebook Tool Giveaway Page
Milwaukee’s Facebook Tool Giveaway Page

Who isn’t hungry for free tools? Even after a huge helping of the latest and greatest tools, Tool News Nirvana is going to force feed you even more tools, and all for free! Open wide for the Milwaukee Facebook $5,000 M18RedLithium 2.0 and XC 4.0 battery pack giveaway. Last week Milwaukee kicked off their contest to give away $5,000 worth of these super long run-time battery packs. Visit their Facebook page here and find out more about how to enter for your chance to win one of many M18 RedLitium 2.0 or XC 4.0 battery packs.

HomeFixated’s M12 Fuel Giveaway

Free Stuff Here!

Don’t get full of free tools yet; make room for your tool desert! Here at HomeFixated, we’re giving away a cordless M12 FUEL ½-in. Drill Driver, a RedLithium 2.0 battery pack, an extended capacity XC 4.0 battery pack, charger for said battery packs and a hard plastic carrying case to store all of your battery packs and other goodies. We even throw in a nifty belt hook so your M12 can hang from your hip like a Wild West gun slinger. All you have to do to enter for your chance to win this big-boy toy is to start subscribing to our newsletter today or leave a comment that at least appears to be useful and/or funny! Visit our “free stuff” page to learn more about our big buffet tool giveaway.

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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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11 thoughts on “Tool News Nirvana – Milwaukee Tool Giveaway, Powermatic New Drill Press, Stanley PowerLock Tape Turns 50 and Bosch’s Demolition Hammer Duo”

  1. “weighing in at only 63 pounds” should read “weighing in at a back-wrenching 63 pounds”. Those things are absolute brutes to use. After recently using a 25lb hammer to demo a brick mailbox, that monster would have you a good bit into the Earth’s crust if you’re not careful about where you turn it on….

    • Good question! This is mentioned in the terms on the giveaway page, but no one actually reads those anyway. The useful / funny comment or the subscription has to be made in the month of the giveaway to enter you into the running. However we periodically run giveaways directly to our subscriber list (regardless of when you subscribed), so don’t go unsubscribing yourself. But in terms of our monthly giveaway page, if you’re already subscribed from a prior month, you’ll want to post a comment during the month of the giveaway to throw your hat in the ring.

  2. Eeeeeeeeeeeeek! “affordable enough ($1,399.99) for home DIY shops” That must be for a different DIY’er than me! I have trouble parting with $200 for most tools unless they offer some serious versatility. Now if you were to give one to me I’d be glad to take it off your hands. But how is the precision as that’s the part that seems to fall short (ie is a 1/2″ hole a 1/2″ or is there so much wobble that’s it’s a 3/4″ or oblong hole)?

  3. Maybe it’s just me–but $1400 for a drill press seems out of the price range for most home DIY shops. For table saws, perhaps…but not a drill press.


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