Friday, May 27, 2011

Festool's New CXS Compact Cordless Drill Driver

The CXS Compact cordless drill is the latest, and by far the smallest, extension of Festool’s Li-Ion drill platform. Featuring the FastFix chuck system, the CXS can be used with the Centrotec chuck, keyless chuck, or a right angle attachment that allows you to get the job done right the first time in even the tightest spaces. As you would expect, the CXS features exceptional ergonomics, with a battery design that removes the bulk from the handle, ensuring maximum comfort over extended use. Your cordless drill just can't do what Festool cordless drills can do!

Festool Trion Series Jigsaws 20% Off effective June 1st!

The Trion PS 300 and PSB 300 jigsaws have won numerous editors' choice awards over the years proving that they set the bar for other jigsaws. Enjoy ultra-straight, splinter-free and perpendicular cuts, even in material up to a thickness of 4-3/4 inches. There's no other jigsaw on the market that can produce the cut quality of the Festool Trion Jigsaws. Now you can enjoy savings of 20% off of the 2011 catalog pricing on PS 300 and PSB 300 jigsaw models. Get yours at a discounted price by clicking here.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Addition to the Makita 12V max Lithium-Ion Line-up

In automotive, 3/8” square-drives rule. So Makita delivers a 3/8” cordless impact wrench in a compact size, perfect for automotive work. The new WT01W is engineered with 1,000 in.lbs. of Max Torque in an ultra compact size that weighs only 2.1 lbs. The new impact wrench is also available with the 12V max 3/8” driver-drill in a 3-piece combo kit (LCT309W).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Makita 18V LXT Cordless Miter Saw!

Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its groundbreaking line-up of 18V Lithium-Ion tools which now includes over 40 cordless solutions. The new 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw (model LXSL01) delivers accuracy and capacity in a compact and portable design that weighs only 27.5 lbs.

The new Makita LXSL01 is jobsite-portable at only 27.5 lbs.

This new cordless miter saw will cut a two-by-twelve at 90 degrees and a two-by-eight at 45 degrees and weighs only 27.5 pounds, making it jobsite portable which is ideal for room-to-room applications. This saw offers a portable and precision cutting solution to remodelers, floor contractors, cabinet installers, case and base installers, and more. And the best part is this new miter saw is one of over 40 tools that will run off the same Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery!

Makita-Built Motor Delivers 2,200 RPM
The new LXSL01 is powered by a Makita-built motor that delivers 2,200 RPM, with a direct-drive gearbox for increased cutting efficiency and less maintenance than belt drive models. The saw has a four steel rail sliding system that increases rigidity and four linear ball bearings to produce smooth, dead-on accurate cuts right out of the box. The saw has 2-1/16" vertical capacity and will crosscut 11-3/4" at 90°. The LXSL01 miters 0°-47° left and 0°-57° right, and bevels 0°-45° left and 0°-5° right. It has positive miter stops at 9 settings: 0°, 15°, 22.5°, 30°, and 45° (left and right).
Additional features include an electric brake for maximum productivity, a large aluminum base that supports large stock for efficient cutting and a soft grip handle for increased comfort on the job. The LXSL01 has a compact design and weighs only 27.5 lbs. for increased jobsite portability.

Compatible with Makita's Jobsite Miter Saw Stand
The new saw is compatible with Makita’s jobsite miter saw stand (model 195083-4, sold separately). The jobsite miter saw stand adjusts to five positions with a spring-loaded mechanism for quick and easy set ups in seconds. It also includes a large platform base and material support extensions with feed roller to support long crown molding. The stand is equipped with a large rubberized handle and solid rubber 12" wheels for easy jobsite portability.
Makita 18V Lithium-Ion
The LXSL01 is Makita’s latest release in the 18V LXT platform, with more solutions on the way. Makita is the leading innovator in cordless and LXT was the industry’s first 18V Lithium-Ion line-up in 2005. Today there are 40 Makita 18V cordless tools powered by one 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery. Makita’s groundbreaking 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery charges on Makita’s ENERGY STAR qualified Rapid Optimum Charger and reaches a full charge in only 30 minutes for more work and less downtime.
The LXSL01 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 7-1/2" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw is a kit and includes the saw, 2 ea. 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery, 30 minute Rapid Optimum Charger (ENERGY STAR qualified), 7-1/2" 40T saw blade, dust bag, socket wrench, triangular ruler, vertical vice, and 2 ea. extension wing. Model LXSL01Z includes the tool only (batteries and charger not included).

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

HEPA Vacuums for Safe Dust Extraction

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

One of these requirements is the use of HEPA vacuums when renovating. HEPA stands for “High Efficiency Particulate Air”. We at Burns Power Tools stock both Festool and Fein HEPA vacs. These are both high-end German-made professional dust extractors. If you are searching for HEPA vacs in Massachusetts (MA), or HEPA vacs in Rhode Island (RI), we invite you to visit our showroom. We can demonstrate the features and benefits of both the Fein and the Festool vacs, and can also show you the long-term costs of the replacement accessories for these dust extractors.