Makita has just released a new 18V cordless hand vacuum that has got everyone talking. The hand vac accepts Makita’s 18V compact lithium ion batteries, and comes with an extension, swivel floor nozzle, crevice tool, and 2-stage cloth filters. The BCL180W includes the vac, standard accessories, one battery, and a 15-min rapid charger, and the […]
We’re now going to take a closer look at the new impact drill bits and hole saws that were recently released as part of Dewalt’s new line of Impact Ready accessories. As far as we are aware, these are the first drill bits and hole saws ever designed for use with an impact driver.
That’s right, we found some PLAID Duck-branded duct tape. The pictured 10-yard roll was close to $4 at Target. $4 for 10 yards is far from a bargain since you can get twice as much tape for the price if you opt for a more conservative color, and even more if you go with traditional […]
DAP’s Pro Caulk Tool Kit features tools that are claimed to make caulking and sealing quicker, easier, and with less mess, which also means less waste. While this kit won’t magically caulk your bathroom while you sleep, it should certainly help you achieve better looking joints.
It really is no secret that impact drivers are becoming more and more popular among both professional users and consumers. With this in mind, Dewalt recently released an entire line of new Impact Ready drill and driver accessories.
As you may already be aware, Snap-on designs and manufactures high quality tools for professional and industrial use. Snap-on also occasionally rebadges high quality tools from other OEMs, sometimes offering them under their Blue Point label. New Snap-on products are exclusively sold via tool trucks and Snap-on’s website. Because of this, we were quite surprised to see a […]
Ryobi designed their Tek4 cordless electronic tools around a nifty (and affordable) 4V lithium-ion rechargeable battery system. Ryobi’s main selling point is that use of this system will save on costs and waste compared to using traditional AA-based tools.
Zircon’s i65 StudSensor is an affordable and easy to use stud finder. While the i65 does not have all of the bells and whistles of more expensive stud finders, it locates the edges and centers of studs with reliable ease. We purchased an i65 about two years ago, and it has always been dead-on accurate. The i65 […]
Rockler’s Bench Cookies are puck-sizes spacers with a grippy pad on both sides. These can be used to lift your workpiece above your work table to facilitate edge routing, and many other tasks. Bench Cookies “lift, grip, and protect.” To summarize, Bench Cookies offer 1″ clearance below workpieces, they grip workpieces to prevent lateral movements […]
Delta has recently introduced a new line of premium full-kerf saw blades. These premium blades are designed with several ‘practical blade enhancements,’ such as: a 50% increase in the size of carbide to allow for additional re-sharpenings, refined geometries for an improved cut, and reduced noise for a quieter cut. Okay, let’s get this straight – Delta’s new […]
3-in-One’s new product is called the No-Rust Shield. The No-Rust Shield is designed to offer rust and corrosion protection for a DIYers’ tools and equipment. The unit protects exposed metal objects in enclosed spaces without harmfully affecting their electrical, mechanical, and chemical properties. The 3-in-One No-Rust Shield works by releasing “metal-seeking vapor phase corrosion inhibitors” that […]
Rockwell’s Jawhorse is a portable clamping workstation that can be used for a variety of tasks. We’re not quite sure what to think about the Jawhorse, but we’ve seen nothing but positive reviews. The Jawhorse has a wide three-legged base for stability, and has an all-steel construction. With its 1-ton clamping force, the Jawhorse can […]
Swanson’s mini surface level is suitable for two-axis leveling tasks that do not quite require extreme precision. This type of level is extremely easy to use – hold or fasten it to a workpiece that needs to be horizontally parallel, and then adjust the workpiece until the level’s bubble is perfectly centered. Although this level […]
Rockler is having an online-only sale on C-clamps: a set of twelve 1-1/2″ Jet C-clamps for $10, or a set of two 2-1/2″ and two 3″ C-clamps for $8. Shipping is ~$7 for orders under $25, and $9 for orders between $25 and $50. While you’re at it, you may want to check out some of the […]
Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish is great for giving aluminum wheels and parts a brilliant shine. It can also be used on brass and several other polishable alloys to a similar effect. Or, you can use it as I do – to polish aluminum computer chassis components. Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish can be found in many […]
Stanley’s professional organizers are extremely durable, easy to stack and store (even vertically), and best of all the 25 compartments are removable, swapable, and reconfigurable. I now have six units in use holding all types of small parts and components – hardware, PVC fittings, servos, electronic components, grommets, and the list goes on. These organizers […]
Bosch’s multi-construction bits are designed for high performance drilling through wood, masonry, ceramic tiles, plastic, and metal.
We found these wire management hooks over at Lee Valley, and their simplicity betrays their utility. Sure there are cheaper or elaborate options out there, but at less than $3 apiece, these hooks offer the perfect balance between economy and efficiency. Lee Valley is an awesome store that I always hesitate to order from. You see, every time […]
Almost nothing is as frustrating as having to take a break from a project to go and out and buy a missing insert bit size or style. For that reason, a general application bit set, such as Titan’s 61 piece set, is great to keep around. The selection of bits in Titan’s 61 piece bit […]