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Milwaukee OneKey
« on: October 05, 2015, 03:59 PM »
Just saw an email about this new tool inventory platform Milwaukee is launching, OneKey.  Wondering if anyone has looked at it/used it.  Something like this might be useful for me, since I usually have to spend several hrs when I do work in galleries coming up with a list of all the tools I'm bringing to a site so they can reimburse me if anything is damaged/stolen.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/one-key
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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 05:24 PM »
The Wonky looks like a solution in search of a market.

Maybe applicable where FOD is an issue, but most industries already have a larger system in place that incorporates all tools, powered or not.

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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 05:42 PM »
What is FOD?

The Wonky looks like a solution in search of a market.

Maybe applicable where FOD is an issue, but most industries already have a larger system in place that incorporates all tools, powered or not.
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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 06:41 PM »
Check out Toolguyd. There was a lot of talk on their site about Milwaukee Onekey when it first came about.
 To be honest there was a lot of hype about how this new revolutionary system was going to change the way we use our cordless tools and there was a big count down to the launch. I was Very underwhelmed by it, Like Sae just said, a solution in search of a market.
 Personally I think Milwaukee could have spent their time and money bringing even more cordless tools to the market.
 

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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 11:53 PM »

What is FOD?

The Wonky looks like a solution in search of a market.

Maybe applicable where FOD is an issue, but most industries already have a larger system in place that incorporates all tools, powered or not.

Technically it means Foreign Object Debris. I think it stemmed from the aviation sector. Non-technically... It can mean a lot of things. ;^)

People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?

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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2015, 12:39 AM »
On the inventory tracking side, having worked in shops where a lot of shared tools were used across multiple crews/shops/vehicles, I could see the value of a system like this, but for a single worker with a single inventory, I doubt it would save the time (or an equal value of money) that it costs.  Doesn't DeWalt have an RFID system that works with Ford truck beds that is similar for tracking purposes?

For woodworking, all of the controls for tools probably have little value and are probably just a carryover from the tech developed for the crimper they are advertising.  From utility work I did over a decade ago, I know that utilities are keen to maintain records of every joint, splice, and presumably, crimp.  They want to know who, when, and where, so if there is ever a failure, negligence can be assigned to the worker rather than the company.  In college I worked a summer at a landfill where we logged each day's trash and every single HDPE pipe weld in a paper log.  My boss at the time put it to me thus, "If something breaks twenty years from now, and it was my fault, they will pull my /rear/ out of the nursing home to stand court.  Yours, too." 

Data collection about work is way easier if it is (A) automated and (B) done at the time of install.  This level of information gathering will have some value to woodworking as soon as it is incorporated into the fasteners, not the tools.  That will only happen when the cost and value of a "smart" fastener reaches parity with a standard fastener.


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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 08:37 AM »
Thanks for the assessment.

On the inventory tracking side, having worked in shops where a lot of shared tools were used across multiple crews/shops/vehicles, I could see the value of a system like this, but for a single worker with a single inventory, I doubt it would save the time (or an equal value of money) that it costs.  Doesn't DeWalt have an RFID system that works with Ford truck beds that is similar for tracking purposes?

For woodworking, all of the controls for tools probably have little value and are probably just a carryover from the tech developed for the crimper they are advertising.  From utility work I did over a decade ago, I know that utilities are keen to maintain records of every joint, splice, and presumably, crimp.  They want to know who, when, and where, so if there is ever a failure, negligence can be assigned to the worker rather than the company.  In college I worked a summer at a landfill where we logged each day's trash and every single HDPE pipe weld in a paper log.  My boss at the time put it to me thus, "If something breaks twenty years from now, and it was my fault, they will pull my /rear/ out of the nursing home to stand court.  Yours, too." 

Data collection about work is way easier if it is (A) automated and (B) done at the time of install.  This level of information gathering will have some value to woodworking as soon as it is incorporated into the fasteners, not the tools.  That will only happen when the cost and value of a "smart" fastener reaches parity with a standard fastener.
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Offline Dangermouse

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Re: Milwaukee OneKey
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 05:29 PM »
 this seems very similar to what dewalts recently announced, maybe they've joined forces???, it seems like something else to go wrong