8 Must-Have Toolbox Upgrades for the Summer

These tools can help builders tackle heavier workloads in the peak construction season.

June 13, 2016
Ridgid Stealth Force Pulse Driver

Facing a heavier workload in the peak summer season, contractors are challenged to equip themselves with the latest tools without breaking the bank. Fortunately, summer also brings a wealth of seasonal retail discounts and promotions that invite you to finally spend that long-held gift card, treat yourself to something new or drop subtle gift-giving hints.

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill/Impact Combo Kit ($499)

Milwaukee’s latest hammer drill features embedded ONE KEY connectivity for more efficient inventory and project management. With ONE KEY, contractors can save tool and project data on their tablet or smartphone, ensuring more accurate and replicable usage while also offering tracking to prevent loss or theft.


Diablo 7.25 in. 24-Teeth Framing Saw Blade ($9.97)

As the most trusted brand in the space, Diablo further guarantees long-lasting, high-quality saw performance with the release of its new framing blade. Featuring 24 titanium carbide (TiCo) teeth, the durable Diablo blade reduces vibration to ensure faster, sharper and more precise cuts.


Bosch 165 ft. Laser Measure with Bluetooth ($149)

Featuring integrated Bluetooth technology, the enhanced Bosch laser measure empowers contractors to accurately measure and store dimensional data for rapid on-site processing. Contractors can access saved project parameters to reduce measuring time, improve accuracy and prevent overspending on paint, lumber and other vital materials.


RIDGID STEALTH FORCE Pulse Driver ($199)

RIDGID’s STEALTH FORCE brushless, cordless pulse driver features a hydraulic oil pulse mechanism-based design that completes tasks at twice the speed and half the noise of traditional impact drivers. The result is an efficient, lower-decibel environment.


Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit ($99)

The Dremel Multi-Max MM30 kit maintains a high-performing, comfortable user experience while delivering exceptional power (3.3 Amp) and speed made possible through a 3.2-degree oscillating angle. An innovative magnetic interface holds accessories in place during screw tightening, making changeovers faster and more convenient.


Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-ga. Brad Nailer Kit ($379)

Milwaukee’s M18 FUEL 18-Gauge Brad Nailer enhances worksites by combining the comfort, control and efficiency of a pneumatic gun with unmatched driving power, speed and accuracy in both brad placement and drive depth. Powered by a REDLITHIUM battery in lieu of a gas cartridge, the M18 FUEL kit delivers exceptional performance without the added mess and maintenance.


Husky Universal Mechanics 60-Piece Tool Set ($80)

Limited by tight workspaces? Husky’s new 100-position ratchet toolset provides a 3.6-degree arc swing ideal for working on engines, cars and in other cramped project quarters. The multi-functional toolset also offers a lifetime performance guarantee, enabling contractors to replace aged or faulty tools for free at any Home Depot location.


Husky 52-in. Adjustable Height Mobile Workbench ($348)

For contractors seeking a more comfortable and organized environment, Husky’s customizable workbench is the ideal combination of a tool storage cabinet and a functional work station. The bench is height-adjustable (between 38-48 inches off the floor), making it more ergonomic and less physically strenuous when completing day-to-day tasks. 

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In his current role, Travis and his team work to constantly find better ways to meet the merchandise needs of Pro customers. This includes identifying new and innovative products, driving overall value, creating exciting events and promotions and associate communication/training.

Travis joined The Home Depot in 2005, previously holding roles as Store Manager, Senior Manager Internal Audit and Regional Director Merchandise Execution.


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