Klein has added new hole saws, double-fluted step bits, and wood boring bits to their holemaking product lineup.
Amprobe sent over 3 of their new clamp meters for testing. The meters were solid, the experience was impressive, and I ended up really liking a brand I previously knew very little about.
Ceramic screwdrivers are used to either tune high frequency circuits, where a long piece of metal might change the tuning of the circuit, or adjusting a component in a live circuit where you don’t want to short anything out if you miss the adjustment pot.
Knipex X-Cut are high leverage diagonal cutters with an interesting design, and are claimed to require 40% less effort than standard cutters and 20% less than high leverage cutters.
Milwaukee is expanding their M18 Force Logic tool lineup with several new offerings – a 6-ton knockout tool, a cutter, a crimper, and a large diameter ProPEX expansion tool.
Milwaukee is coming out with a slew of more new hand tools for 2016. Here is a quick look at the ones not discussed in our other 2015 media event coverage.
A reader asked if RoHS regulations applied to hand tools. After looking into this, I don’t think that they do. Non-electrical hand tools don’t seem to be covered by the RoHS directive in any explicit way.
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Fluke has added two new current meters to their line of Fluke Connect wireless test equipment, one with a 2000 A DC max current range, and the other optimized for 4-20 mA low current control signals.
Ridgid’s Micro CA-25 inspection camera has dropped in price (temporarily?) to $79.
While not a full review, I’ve got plenty of good (and not so good) things to say about these Orbis angled pliers.
We’re giving away (5) of Klein Tools’ new non-contact voltage testers. Even if you don’t do electrical work, it’s got a handy LED flashlight built right in!
Amazon makes tablets, E-readers, and phones, and now they make outdoors extension cables too.
Klein’s new voltage tester is part non-contact AC voltage detector, part flashlight, and rugged throughout.
The PCB Rax is a new circuit board support system that is seeking fundraising support via Kickstarter.
We were asked whether we prefer Knipex or NWS, and had to pick just one. Which brand do you think we like more? Which do you prefer?
We sent Benjamen – one of ToolGuyd’s awesome contributors – on a $200 tool shopping spree. Here’s the story about what he bought and why. What would you have bought?
The new Wiha BiCut cutter has a power button that activates a higher leverage mode for cutting tougher materials.
Klein’s ET300 circuit breaker finder helps to make it easier and a lot quicker to trace outlets to the proper breaker in a panel.
The Hakko FX-901 is a battery-powered soldering iron with a couple of convenient features and decent-looking specs.