May 12, 2008
We first met Joe Skach a couple years ago at a JLC Trade Show. Back then, he was displaying his Artillery Pry Bar System with such enthusiasm and glee that it was hard not to like the guy and be curious about the tool. At the time, the Joe was still working out the details for manufacturing and distributing the tool, so he didn't have any for sale. Now, well over a year later, he's finally gotten all the kinks worked out and the tool is available. We got the opportunity to try one out and for the past month we have abused the hell out of the thing. We have to say that not only is it by far the finest demolition tool we've ever used, it very well may be the coolest thing we have ever put our hands on.
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May 6, 2008
If you've always wanted a circular saw that could not only cut through wood, but your neighbor's car as well, the Evolution Rage might be perfect for you.
At first glance, the saw looks like normal circular saw (although slightly more influenced by Tron). It shares a lot of the same basic characteristics with it's brethren; 7-1/4" blade, 45 degree bevel, and a dust port, but unlike other circular saws, this one can apparently cut through wood, steel, aluminum, and plastics. Essentially, it can do the duty of a reciprocating saw, but it can do it with a nice straight line. Also, Evolution claims that when the Rage cuts metal, it makes no sparks, leaves no burrs, and somehow does not heat up the metal as it cuts. There is no coolant used in the tool, so our guess is that this has something to do with the blade design as well as the steroid-addled gearbox and motor.
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April 7, 2008
The truth is that we've been waiting for this day for over a year. Ever since we met Artillery Joe Skach at the JLC show way back in 2007 and he expressed interest in having us review his pry bar, we've been sitting on our hands in anticipation. It sounds like he's had a hell of a time getting the multi-part system produced, but now he's got them to sell and he sent one on to us.
At each of the last two JLC shows we've gotten a good look at the Artillery System and it sure seems impressive. Their website has video that shows it absolutely demolishing everything it goes near (at the 4:00 minute mark, watch what how easily it takes up decking). It essentially looks like it takes controlled destruction to a whole new level. And starting today, we're going to start wrecking things. Stay tuned for the review.
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February 27, 2008
Just looking at Milwaukee's new 15 Amp SuperSawzall makes us want to cut a car in half. According to Milwaukee, it's the "fastest, most durable recip Saw in the world." Those are some big words, but it's likely the truth. Milwaukee makes some extremely rugged Sawzalls and now, with 15 amps of arm shaking power, they may have made the ultimate tool for all around destruction and mayhem.
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September 26, 2007
Destroying things can be a lot of fun. It's sort of like framing in that not only can you really see the results of your work, but it tends to go quickly as well, not to mention that some gorilla brain deep inside your head craves the feel of smashing things. But it's usually not so fun that you want to spend two weeks doing it. So for the bigger jobs you might want to think about speeding things up by using Stanley's FatMax Xtreme Fubar III.
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May 8, 2007
Arbortech, an Australian company, has come out with the most innovative tool we've seen in a long while: the Arbortech AS160 brick and mortar saw. It's a really cool looking item and it's got a lot going for it. It cuts brick, wood, stone, fiber cement, and plastic, and it is capable of a plunge cut that your grinder can only dream of making.
The backbone of the AS160 technology is the manner in which it cuts. The tool uses two blades, situated right next to one another, that cut and hammer in an orbital, forward-facing pattern. This not only gives great versatility as far as cutting and plunge-cutting go, but according to Arbortech, this configuration also creates much less dust than a traditional grinder and allows the cut to be done dry.
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