Construction starts at the crack of dawn, sometimes earlier, and staying alert is pinnacle to a safe and effective job site. Caffeine is the world’s drug of choice to stay awake and for those of you who don’t want to chug a bottle of soda or an expensive energy drink, there’s always trusty 'ole coffee. Problem is, coffee machines are usually pretty brittle and not intended for outdoor use, so what’s a contractor to do?
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Enter Coffeeboxx by Oxx, the world’s toughest coffee maker, designed specifically for those who work in tough environments and who still want to enjoy a nice, warm cup of joe. The coffee maker is crush-proof, dust proof, spill proof, rust proof, and water and impact resistant, allowing you to be pretty reckless with it without causing any issues. It uses K-cup technology, so no need to carry around filters and coffee grounds, and holds enough water to make ten 8-ounce cups of coffee. With a cup of coffee brewed in only 90 seconds, there’s little waiting around. It’s also got a separate hot water line, which would allow for a cup of tea or hot chocolate or a bowl of oatmeal to be made in a flash.
The video below shows just how tough this coffee machine is, by setting a freaking Jeep on top of it. Can your coffee machine do that?
For many construction superintendents and project managers across the world, tablets are becoming one of the most important tools on the job site. They’re great for looking at plans, taking pictures, making notes, and running your favorite construction apps. Carrying a tablet does take up at least one of your hands, however, so it can be a hindrance if you need to help a co-worker lift material or climb a ladder.
Tape measure, wheel measure, and laser measures are all great tools for their own situations, but why isn’t there one that can do all three of those jobs? That doesn’t have to be a question anymore, because there’s a new smart measure hitting the market that can do it all.
Why should Luke Skywalker and the gang get to have all the fun with lightsabers? The time has finally come for grown men and women to show how much of a true fan of the Star Wars Empire they with a set of 3 lightsaber screwdrivers. Sure, they might not be as comfortable and rugged as our favorite traditional tool manufacturer’s versions are, but, I ask you this: can you current screwdrivers strike fear into the dark side?
The best part of any construction job is making a mess. The worst part is cleaning up. With all the talk of robots entering the job site and doing all the fun stuff for us, why in the world have we not been pouring money into robots that will clean for us?! Makita may have answered our prayers, as Makita Japan has released an automated robotic vacuum that can handle the odd materials in your workshop or job site.
Accidents happen when you least expect them and many times they’re caused by tools and equipment you use every day on the job. All it takes is a split second before disaster can strike, so every one of them counts. That’s where technology can step in and prevent major injuries before they happen and that’s exactly what Bosch is hoping to accomplish with the pending release of their new flesh detecting table saw.
Steel workers have one of the most dangerous jobs on a construction site and, while safety has significantly improved in the past few decades, it often comes with a productivity decrease or cost increase. Depending on the job site, the use of ladders or lifts could be a safety hazard itself.
iPin is releasing a new product that will use your phone's headphone jack as an accessory port. The product will allow your phone to become a full-on laser measuring device. The iPin Spatial Ruler allows the user to measure the length between any two points in a shared photo, or the distance from your phone to some far away point.
Milwaukee Tool has had a busy year in 2015. They’ve expanded many of the M18 Fuel Power Tool lines to drilling and driving products, released an industry first cordless breaking grinder, released a new 3-in-1 heated ripstop jacket, and released the start of their powerful new tool reporting and customizing application One-Key. Milwaukee has already released phase one of One-Key, the inventory management portion (which you can learn more about here) and have released a set of One-Key enabled crimpers that allow tool reporting, which is phase 2.
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