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PTR New Product Spotlight Week of September 9, 2019


PTR New Product Spotlight is a weekly article highlighting some of the best new tools and gear on our radar. Here are the tools and gear you should know about for the week of September 9, 2019!

Klein Full-Cycle Ratcheting Crimper

Klein full-cycle ratcheting crimpersThe Klein full-cycle ratcheting crimper features three crimping cavities for use on 10-22 AWG stranded copper wire. An ergonomic design reduces the force required to crimp wires and enables consistent, repeatable crimps.

Ratcheting Crimper, 10-22 AWG (3005CR) Features:

  • Crimps insulated terminals onto 10-22 AWG stranded copper wire
  • Adjustable compound action  increases power while reducing required force
  • Three crimping cavities: 22–16 AWG (Red), 16–14 AWG (Blue) and 12–10 AWG (Yellow)
  • Built-in ratchet for uniform full-cycle crimping
  • Crimp from either side of the tool
  • Force adjustment dial
  • Dual-material molded grips

To learn more, click here.

Price: $22.90

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Milwaukee 2-in-1 Sockets and Hex Bit Sockets

The new Milwaukee Shockwave Lineman’s 2-in-1 Sockets will be 9/16” x ¾” and available in 6PT and 12PT designs to fit both square and hex hardware. A 7/16” to ½” adapter will also be included. The sockets come equipped with an internal anti-rust stainless steel spring and retaining ring. A one-piece design ensures it can withstand power tool torque. Equipped with a compact profile and 1-3/4” hex fastening depth, these sockets will fit all shear bolt, underground connectors, and pad mounts. They come in ½” and 3/8” drives sizes.

2-in-1 Sockets

  • 2-in-1 6PT 9/16” x ¾” Socket 49-66-5111
  • 2-in-1 12PT 9/16” x ¾” Socket 49-66-5121

Hex Bit Sockets

  • ½” Drive 5/16” -8mm Hex Socket 49-66-5141
  • ½” Drive 3/8” Hex Socket 49-66-5142
  • ½” Drive ½” Hex Socket 49-66-5144
  • 3/8” Drive 5/16” -8mm Hex Socket 49-66-5151
  • 3/8” Drive 3/8” Hex Socket 49-66-5152
  • 3/8” Drive ½” Hex Socket 49-66-5154

Look for them at select distributors in October 2019.

Worx Power Share 40V Chainsaw

Worx Power Share 40V ChainsawHomeowners using the Worx Power Share line will happy to see a new chainsaw available. Weighing just under 10.5 pounds, it’s reasonably lightweight. Its 14″ bar is a great size to take of most tree trimming and is a good size to have on hand for storm cleanup.

The Worx Power Share chainsaw uses two 20V batteries for power, allowing you to use their power tools and more powerful lawn care products using the same batteries. Here are some of the other features worth noting:

  • Brushless motor
  • Chain brake
  • Automatic tool-free chain tensioning
  • Auto oiler

To learn more, click here.

Price: $199.99

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Next-Gen Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg (2809/2811)

Next-Gen Milwaukee M18 Fuel Super Hawg (2809/2811)Milwaukee’s newest update to the M18 Fuel Super Hawg line is an increase in drilling speed. The new 2809 (standard chuck) and 2811 (Quik-Lok) have the same exact capacity ratings as their predecessors but with a big jump in how fast you can drill. Low speed moves up 150 RPM to 500 RPM and high speed gains an extra 550 RPM to 1500 RPM. Milwaukee is also talking about runtime gains.

We’ll see if there are any substantial changes to the physical designs when we get our hands on them. For now, it looks like it’s mainly a big increase in productivity, aided by the addition of two 6.0Ah High Output batteries in the kit.

To learn more, click here.

Price (both styles): $399 bare, $699 kit

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