More than 50 online tool reviewers and trade editors got a first-hand look at new tools available this spring at Home Depot during the retailer’s ProSpective Event, April 11, at a loft in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood.
The tool companies at the event included Makita, Milwaukee Tool, DeWalt, Ryobi, Dremel, Bosch, Ridgid, Husky and Diablo.
Batteries were just one of the major highlights at the show:
With OSHA enforcing a tough standard on crystalline silica, several toolmakers highlighted their solutions:
Bosch also highlighted its new Blaze laser measurement device that can be easily paired with a smartphone app and can also import data to a laptop for further design work. The rangefinder can also zero in on the reference point to within 1/6 of an inch over 100 feet.
Diablo introduced a line a carbide recip blades that, depending one the choice of blade, can be used to cut wood, nail-embedded wood, strut and pipe of various thickness.
This was the second annual ProSpective media event for Home Depot.