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Kobalt Compressor Review – Twin Stack Quiet Tech Electric Compressor

Looking around at today’s market, you start to wonder who doesn’t make a compressor?  Where ever you look, some manufacturer has a portable compressor ready for someone to buy it up.  Over the years we have seen a ton of different compressors.  For the professional, we love Rolair compressors.  They are tough, quiet and produce a heck of a lot of power for their size.  Since these are made for the professional, they are built to last the abuse of a job site, something a homeowner will never put a compressor through.  So if you are a homeowner, why...

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Best Cordless Blower – Handheld Cordless Blower Tool Fight

It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing colors and they are about to fall.  They will start to cover up your grass and clog up your gutters.  Now you may be in the market for a new blower either because yours is getting old or you have been hearing good things about battery powered blowers.   We see our neighbors with their fancy blowers, we see ads on TV or the newspaper and we see them at our local hardware store.  So which one is the best one on the market?  Which would meet our needs and which...

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Kobalt Inflator – Dual Power Inflator

I have two kids that love sports.  I feel like every day I am either blowing up their basketball, soccer ball, bike tires or something.  So when Kobalt reached out to us to try their new Kobalt Inflator, I was quick to say yes.  Anything that can make my life easier, I am on board.  Besides, this inflator looked pretty cool. When I first received the inflator, I have to admit I was a little disappointed.  Kobalt has an awesome 24V battery platform on the market, why didn’t they incorporate that battery platform into this tool, making it more...

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Kobalt 24V Cordless Power Tools

You may remember a while back we were fortunate enough to take a trip to Vegas and learn about the new Kobalt 24V line of power tools.  If you shop at Lowes, you are familiar with Kobalt tools since they are the house brand for Lowes.  I have to admit that when I heard Kobalt was coming out with new tools, I didn’t have high expectations.  Not that Kobalt was bad, it just wasn’t at the top of my list with their older version.  Awhile back they came out with some power tools, but then you never really heard from...

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Kobalt Lawn Mower – An 80V Cordless Mower

Yes, mower week is still here.  Today we are covering the 80V Kobalt Lawn Mower.  If you missed our head to head, feel free to check out  head to head mowers and how they all performed against each other.  If you would rather just check out the Kobalt, feel free to keep on reading.  As a spoiler alert, the Kobalt was not our top pick and scored 358 out of 400.  So does this mean it’s not worth a look?  No, not at all.  While there are things we see need improvements, there are also things to love about...

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Best Cordless Mower – Check out What Tools in Action Found

Welcome to Mower week.  Today we have a head to head.  Stay tuned because the rest of the week, we will cover each mower in greater detail.  Five years ago if you asked me if we would have ever had a head to head for cordless mowers, I probably would have laughed.  See back then I was all about gas, all about power.  The cordless mowers back then were awful.  They were cheap, they didn’t last and let’s face it, manufacturers just came out of the gate too soon because they were so interested in being first to the...

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Kobalt 24V is Now For Sale – Plus Kobalt Offering Awesome Incentives

Father’s Day is right around the corner and it just so happens that Kobalt 24V is now available in Lowes.  Both online and in stores.  You may remember we had a chance to see the Kobalt 24V first hand during our Kobalt Event.  They have really improved the tools since their last launch.  Now I am not going to go into all the tools since we already talked about them in our media event and we also have a sample we are currently testing.  Once we get done with everything, we will launch a video and article on our...

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Kobalt 24V Power Tools

Let’s be honest, what do you think of when you hear about Kobalt power tools?  I am not sure about you, but I have always thought of it as a Lowes house brand that is stagnant.  We had a chance in the past to take a look at some of their power tools.  While we ended up liking the 20V, it was something that never had any real excitement behind them.  The tools were nice, but not much to the 20V line.  While the tools performed descent , it wasn’t mind blowing.  There wasn’t a lot to get excited...

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Off to the Kobalt Tool Event

Today is the day we leave for the Kobalt tool event.  Each year we are lucky to visit with tool companies and meet them face to face.  We get to see new tools, meet new people and just hang out and have some fun.  We have been to a lot of events over the years, but I have to say I think this will be the best one of them all.  Sorry to the other tool manufacturers , but once you learn what we will be doing, well I am sure you would feel the same.  So make sure you...

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Kobalt Xtreme Access and Universal Socket Sets

In November Kobalt will introduce their Universal Socket line.  The Universal sockets are developed to eliminate the need for unique specialty sockets and wrenches.  As infomercials say, but wait, that’s not all.  Kobalt will also be introducing their redesigned Xtreme socket set. Each product will be available in 1/4” and 3/8” and is engineered to exceed ANSI specifications.  Below are the two sets we had a chance to play with and try. Kobalt Universal 19-piece Socket Set (#737615) Works with six different fastener types, including: 6-point, 12-point, spline, star, square and most rounded fasteners Eliminates the need for unique...

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