Welcome to the Father’s Day edition of News Nirvana! What better way to celebrate your dad than with a new tool, and this News Nirvana is packed full of great new tools from Milwaukee, Hitachi, DeWalt and Dremel. Skip the conventional Father’s Day gifts – new tools are always the perfect gift for any father. And Dads, while you’re shopping for Father’s Day gifts, feel free to pick up some new tools for yourself in case the kids decide to get you a tie or another #1 Dad coffee mug this year.
Milwaukee Torque Lock
Milwaukee has been busy beefing up their hand tool collection with the introduction of several new locking tools. Milwaukee not only added to their hand tool lineup, but they also improved a few hand tools in the process. Their new patent pending Torque Lock adjustment system, Milwaukee Locking Pliers and Locking C-Clamps are all innovative solutions to locking tools that give the user the ability to produce maximum locking force faster and more controlled than conventional locking tools.
What makes the Torque Lock System so unique? Ryan Schwoegler, product manager for Milwaukee Tool, shares what makes these clamping tools so special:
“As we spent time on the jobsite investigating this category, we found that many users were modifying their locking tools by welding a loop on the back end of the thumb screw. This created a way to setup their tool faster and produce the necessary holding force with a screwdriver. Inspired by this inventive user modification, our Torque Lock locking tools feature a thumb screw with a more convenient geometry for hand force and a unique screwdriver through-hole design to produce maximum locking force.”
The Milwaukee Torque Lock tools feature hardened jaws, chrome plated forged steel parts and is backed by the Milwaukee limited lifetime warranty. There are six different sized Torque Lock tools (like these 10-inch straight jaw locking pliers from Home Depot) that range in price from $10-20 and can be found at a Milwaukee tool retailer near you.
DeWalt Bluetooth Radio Adapter
What’s one of the most important tools on the job? If you said the radio, you’re hired! With the advent of jobsite radios having USB and auxiliary input ports for attaching a phone, MP3 player or other music devices, jobsite jams have never been easier to play. But who wants to leave their phone next to the radio? You might miss an important call or even worse, it might end up on the wrong end of a 2×4!
DeWalt comes to the rescue with their new Bluetooth Radio Adapter. This simple device plugs into the auxiliary port of your jobsite radio and allows you to wirelessly stream music from your personal device or phone. Now you can keep you phone safely in your pocket and still belt out your favorite jobsite tunes for the entire crew (and neighbors) to enjoy.
The DCR002 Bluetooth Radio Adapter from DeWalt has a range of around 100 feet, lasts about eight hours, costs $39.99 and can be found at a DeWalt retailer near you this July.
Hitachi 18V DGL Driver Drill
Just in time for Father’s Day, Hitachi announces the launch of its new 18V lithium-ion DGl series with driver drill. This cordless drill features Hitachi’s signature ergonomic design for superior balance and extended-use comfort. Covered by Hitachi’s lifetime lithium-ion tool warranty and a 2-year battery warranty, this powerful 1/2-inch driver drill has two speed settings, 22 torque settings plus drill mode and a nifty LED light to illuminate the bit tip.
Hitachi also throws in a quick charge battery charger that takes 35 minutes or less to fully charge the two included Hitachi 18V lithium-ion battery packs, so you won’t have to slow down production just to charge the batteries. You even get a handy carrying case to keep all of your stuff in order. Priced right at around $130, you can get this great driver drill at a Hitachi retailer near you.
Dremel Ultra-Saw and Dremel Ultra Dad Contest
Looking for the saw to do it all? Whether you need to undercut some door jambs for your next hardwood floor job or you’re looking to remove some old thinset for a tile project, look no further than the Dremel US40 Ultra-Saw to handle the task. While this saw is small, its powerful 7.5 amp motor and solid drivetrain makes even cutting through the toughest of materials as easy as pie. Modestly priced for around $120, you can find out more about this 3-in-1 saw right here.
While the Ultra-saw is ultra-rad, Dremel is going to sweeten Father’s Day even more with the Dremel Ultra Dads Contests. Until June,15 2014, you can nominate any special dad for a chance to win $5,000 and a Dremel Ultra-saw to help make this Father’s Day a super special one. Enter to win here on the Dremel Facebook page and get the dad who has it all the saw he doesn’t – the Dremel Ultra-saw.
Ohio Power Tool and Father’s Day Discounts
HomeFixated is proud to announce our newest sponsor, Ohio Power Tool. Since 1983, Ohio Power Tool has been providing the best in customer service in both sales and factory authorized service. Servicing and selling all major brands of pneumatic tools, electric tools and hydraulic equipment, the experienced Ohio Power Tools repair technicians and sales staff are sure to find or fix any tool you need to get your next job done right and right away. Whether you’re repairing, renting or buying tools, Ohio Power Tools has something for you, especially for Father’s Day! Take a look at the OPT website where you’ll find a $20 off and free shipping special when you purchase $100 or more in Bosch Cordless tools. Happy Father’s Day from Ohio Power Tool, Bosch and HomeFixated!