Home Depot Prospective 2019 at Mercedes Stadium
Each year we’ve been honored to be selected as part of The Home Depot Prospective program. This is a select group of influencers and reviewers that Home Depot has assembled to gather and provide information from and to the consumer tool market. The 2017 THD Prospective was the first year, and Shop Tool Reviews has been there since. 2017 was in Atlanta, while 2018 went to New York, and now 2019 shifted back to headquarter’s stomping grounds, in Atlanta, GA.
The first day was all business with meetings happening in different rooms at the Ponce City Market. We gathered intel from the likes of YouTube (Google), Instagram (Facebook), Pinterest, and even the Home Depot crew. Day 2 allowed us to get our hands on the tools from various tool manufacturers, as well as grills, gloves, and tool boxes. But first, we took a tour of the new Mercedes Stadium, which is pretty impressive in itself. Now, on to the tools.
Husky 63″ Mobile Work Bench
What a great idea Husky has with this split-top workbench. You can have one-half open, for access to your tools, and the other lid can remain closed, hence you still have a work surface. Can you say it? Game…changer!
Husky Tools Split Top Cart Specs
- Top long drawer dimensions: 40.9 in. W x 19.1 in. D x 4 in. H, left drawer bank dimensions: 3 small drawers: 25.4 in. W x 19.1 in. D x 3.3 in. H, 1 large drawer: 25.4 in. W x 19.1 in. D x 9.1 in. H, right drawer bank dimensions: 4 small drawers: 13 in. W x 19.1 in. D x 2.4 in. H, 1 large drawer: 13 in. W x 19.1 in. D x 9.1 in. H
- Full extension soft-closing drawer slides support up to 120 lbs.
- All-welded steel construction with rust-resistant textured black powder coat finish
- 63 in. x. 23 in. stainless steel top with split-top design provides over 1,449 sq. in. of workspace
- Lift-up surfaces are individually supported by a pair of gas struts
- 2 steel storage bins within storage compartments below work surface
- Bottom 9 in. D drawers are supported by 2-sets of slides, which can accommodate heavier items up to 200 lbs.
- Six 5 in. x 2 in. swivel casters (4 with toe locks) can support up to 2,500 lbs.
- Power charging station inside tall drawer with integrated power strip and power tool hanging rack
- Power strip with 6-outlets and 2 USB ports integrated into side of unit with hooks to store cord when not in use
- Aluminum corner guards to protect unit from dings and dents
- Pre-cut premium drawer liners included embossed with the Husky logo
- Cabinet dimensions are 61.1 in. W x 22 in. D, and top work surface overhangs on 3 sides by 1 in. to give total dimensions of 63 in. W x 23 in. D
- Home Depot Price: $798
EGO Nexus Power Station
This power station will output up to 3000 Watts and is comparable to the Honda inverter generator, however, it’s less expensive. Also, you can run the EGO Nexus Power Station indoors.
EGO Nexus Power Station Specs
- 3000-Watt peak 2000-Watt continuous
- Three 120-Volt A/C outlets
- 4 USB ports
- Bright LED display shows run time
- Rugged aluminum handles
- Includes 2 EGO POWER+ ARC Lithium batteries (7.5Ah)
- Works with 1, 2, 3 or 4 EGO batteries of any size, in any combination
- Charge up to 4 EGO batteries
- Control your Nexus from anywhere with EGO connect
- Battery powered alternative to gas generators
- Clean, quiet power that’s safe to use indoors or out
- 4 port overnight charger
- Weather resistant construction
- Home Depot Price: $1,197.00
Ryobi 18V Cordless Fogger
Spray everything from insecticides to herbicides, and even scented oils for that perfect aroma. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these to help keep out those pesky mosquitos in the Florida evenings.
Ryobi P2850 18-Volt Fogger Specs
- Sprays Over 1250 sq. ft. in less than 1-minute
- Atomized particles reach up to 15 ft. away
- Battery power for portability in your yard or campsite
- Instant hassle free starting
- Lightweight design for extended use
- 0.5 Gal. chemical tank for fungicide, herbicide and insecticide
- Compatible with over 125 ONE+ tools
- Includes: 18-Volt ONE+ multi-purpose fogger, 18-Volt 2.0 Ah battery, 18-Volt compact charger and operator’s manuals
- Home Depot Price: $99
Milwaukee 40-Inch Work Cart
We recently posted the preview article about this Milwaukee 40-Inch Service Cart, so it was great to actually put our hands on it. After seeing and touching it in person, we want it in the shop even more. This really has some great features.
Milwaukee 48-22-8590 Steel Cart Specs
- Dimensions-top tray: 37 in. W x 21 in. D x 3.9 in. H
- 100 lbs. rated, soft close, ball bearing drawer slides on upper drawer
- 200 lbs. rated, soft close, ball bearing drawer slides on bottom tray
- 2 moveable storage bins can be mounted on the outside, inside, or top tray of the cart and are the perfect size for aerosol cans
- Adjustable-height storage bar for shop towels or wire spools
- Knurled push-bar side handle can be positioned to 2 heights to fit your needs
- 5 in. x 2 in. industrial grade casters with softer polyurethane wheels (2 swivel with dual pedal top brake and 2 rigid casters) support up to 700 lbs.
- Barrel key locks can independently secure the top drawer and bottom tray from accidental opening
- 4-outlet power bar with two 2.1 Amp USB charging ports provides power for your tools and electronics
- Fold-out rear shelf is rated to 50 lbs. and is perfect for laptops
- Pre-cut, premium solid drawer liners help keep your tools in place
- Milwaukee M18 and M12 chargers can be mounted on either side of the storage cart with the included fasteners
- Rubber corner bumpers help protect the cart and equipment around the cart
- Reinforced V-notches in the top tray help hold pipe or lumber when cutting
- Cup storage holders can be removed to accommodate longer pieces of pipe
- Home Depot Price: $398
Husky Speed Square with Extension
This is a pretty neat gadget. The new Husky 6-inch speed square has all the features of a typical square, and it also has a fold-out section extending the straight-edge a full 12-inches. You can easily fit this in your tool bag or belt where other 12-inch squares will not fit. It’s only $15 from the Home Depot.
Ridgid 18V Shop Vac
Now you can vacuum your car, truck, or shop without tripping over the cord.
Ridgid HD0918 Cordless Vac Specs
- Powerful 18-Volt motor provides pickup and capacity of a corded wet/dry vac
- Traditional 9 Gal. drum size holds more mess and is more durable than other cordless units
- Can run using 1 battery but accepts 2 for longer runtimes
- Large carry handle adds cordless freedom
- On-board hose and accessory storage makes the vacuum easy to carry, transport and stow
- Compatible with RIDGID 18-Volt battery models R840083, R840085, R840086, R840087, R840088, R840089, R8400806, R8400809 (sold separately)
- Includes 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. tug-a-long locking hose with Dual-Flex, 3 extension wands, utility nozzle, a car nozzle, wet nozzle and standard filter
- Accepts RIDGID filter VF4000 and size B VF3503 dust collection bags
- Full lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship
- Gallons indicated reflect drum volume, not necessarily collection capacity, actual capacity dependent upon type of debris collected, condition of filter and other factors
- Home Depot Price: $109
Husky Thin Wall Impact Socket Set – SAE or Metric
Many times as a mechanic, you’ll find yourself in need of thin-wall sockets. Aftermarket wheels are a great representation of this. The holes in the wheels where the lugs reside can sometimes offer very little wiggle room. These Husky thin-wall impact sockets will come in very handy for these applications. They are available in Metric or SAE, for less than $30.
Husky Thin Wall 10-pc Impact Sockets Specs
- Set includes: (9) Thin Wall SAE Deep Sockets: 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4 in, and (1) 1/4 in. Hex X 3/8 in. Drive Adapter
- Strength of an impact rated socket with the thin profile of a chrome socket
- Created for use with 1/4 inch impact drivers
- Impact grade sockets, twice as strong as chrome
- CR-MO highest strength material design
- Thin-wall design for maximum access
- Ideal for cordless (battery powered) tools
- 100% black oxide coating for maximum corrosion resistance
- Exceeds ASME standards
- Hi-vis laser markings easy recognition
- Call Husky Tools for customer service and support
- Lifetime warranty with no questions, no receipt required
- Home Depot Price: $29.97
DeWalt Atomic Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit
Smaller than the brushed models, yet still more powerful. The Atomic series of DeWalt tools provide the user with a small footprint but still more than enough power to get the job done.
DeWalt DCK278C2 Atomic Kit Specs
- Includes (1) DCD708B ATOMIC 20-Volt Max compact 1/2 in. drill/driver, (1) DCF809B ATOMIC 20-Volt Max Compact 1/4 in. impact driver, (2) 20-Volt Max Lithium-ion 1.3 Ah battery packs, 20-Volt Max charger and contractor bag.
- Each tool has a variable speed trigger allows for control and precision on delicate work surfaces
- DEWALT built brushless motor for efficient performance and runtime
- DCD708B Drill
- Compact at only 6.3 in. front to back designed to fit in tight spaces
- Lightweight at only 2.4 lbs.
- LED foot light for superior visibility
- 1/2 in. ratcheting chuck provides superior bit gripping strength
- 340 UWO of power to help get the job done
- DCF809B Impact Driver
- Only 5.1 in. L to fit in tight spaces
- 1700 in. lbs. of torque delivering the power you need to get a majority of applications done
- 3 bright LEDs for dimly lit work spaces
- Home Depot Price: $229