Summer is typically travel time for us woodworking editors, and this one is no different. In June I was at a Bosch media event to learn about their new tools. Next month many of the Journal staff (including yours truly) will be in Atlanta attending the International Woodworking Fair. But this week, I’m headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin—home to Miller Brewing Company and Harley Davidson Motorcycles—to visit with the folks at Milwaukee Electric Tools.
While it’s not in the cards for me to bring a new Electra Glide Harley home, I do hope to learn some some cool news about what’s cooking these days at Milwaukee Electric. It should be interesting seeing their new stuff. As soon as possible, we’ll be posting the news in our magazine, in our eZine or here in this blog. Believe it or not, we’re starting to work on the December print issue already—and it’s still in the 90s where I live. (Hey! Ohio isn’t that far behind the times… I’m talking temperature here!)
Aside from sharing my tool travel plans, why am I telling you about this? Well, I’d like to ask your opinion about the tools you’ve had experience with from Milwaukee. What do you like and why? Anything on your tool wish list? I’ll have plenty of one-on-one time during my stay with the product managers that oversee many of the tools we use. If you have some thoughts or questions, I’d be happy to pass them along to my hosts. I’m sure they’d appreciate some real-world feedback on their tools, and maybe I can get you a direct answer.
So, bend my ear. I leave early Wednesday morning, but I’ll be checking for comments frequently until then.
Catch you in the shop,
Chris Marshall, Field Editor