Home Depot PROspective Event Highlights
Home Depot PROspective Event Highlights
A couple weeks ago, we attended the first all tools media event put on by The Home Depot. Whenever we go to one of these events we feverishly post to our various social media feeds so that you all can follow in near realtime. If you were unable to follow, here’s a summary article of all of our postings from the event.
What was great about The Home Depot PROspective event over some of the others we’ve been to is The Home Depot brought in all of their major tool vendors together under one roof. Milwaukee, Bosch, Makita, Diablo, Ridgid, Ryobi, Dewalt, Paslode, Dremel, Husky, and some automotive product brands were all there. Some highlights were the new abrasives from Diablo, new modules for Ryobi GDO, Dewalt’s Flexvolt, updated nailers from Paslode, and the cordless rear handled circular saw from Makita. Many other cool tools were there too, check them out below.
Of course the event was about the tools but one of our greatest takeaways is how passionate Home Depot employees are about their work and enabling others to build and fix their homes. No question those guys all bleed orange. This fervor doesn’t end at their customers though. The Home Depot is very passionate and active in local communities. At the event we got to help out a the local furniture bank assembling and building furniture for those with little or no furniture in their homes. It was probably my favorite part of the whole event.
Starting Monday look for the new @diablo_tools SandNet abrasives at @homedepot. These are a mesh pad abrasive that doesn't clog. 80-400 grit. Sanded a few inches of primed and painted wood and you can't tell the difference between a used disc and a new one. Amazing innovation. #thdprospective #homedepot
The osha silica rule goes into effect in 149 days. Are you ready? @boschtoolsna has a complete drilling solution sold on the shelves at @homedepot. The vacuum is only available online but have it shipped to the store and pick up the hollow bits or dust shrouds at the same time. #thdprospective #homedepot
Besides the inflator we showed yesterday, @ryobipowertools is also releasing a security camera as well. $99 and you can run multiples. The app will notify on motion. This is a great module for the garage door opener system. I have this Opener in my shop and it is fantastic. #thdprospective #homedepot
We showed off these batteries yesterday but the killer application for them is really in the app. One of the locking abilities is based on a geo fence. If the battery travels outside the known location, it is locked. There is also a realtime clock in the battery so that it can be enabled and disabled based on time. #thdprospective #homedepot
Back at it this morning. The @homedepot media event was great getting together with all the vendors and merchants but I'm glad to be back on the job site. It's a beautiful 32 degrees, a little snow on the ground, m12 heated jacket running, and we have the new sanding discs from @diablo_tools (available Monday at Home Depot). Let's Do This! #thdprospective #homedepot #letsdothis #diablotools #sandnet #rosander
Catching up on a few more posts from the event. One of the great features of the @milwaukeetool roller by tool bags is that you can stack stuff up on top of the bag and against the handle. Lean it over to pull it around the jobsite without fear that the handle will bend or break. How confident are they in the handle strength? Enough to put a 185 lb guy on it. Find it at the @homedepot. #latergram #nbhd #thdprospective #homedepot
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