Dremel recently announced its next generation cordless rotary tool, the 8200. This 12-volt lithium-ion powered Dremel features variable speed from 5,000 to 30,000 RPM, a separate on-off switch, battery fuel gauge (FINALLY!!!), and ergonomics similar to the new corded 4000 model. We’re currently reviewing the new Dremel 4000, and are finding it to be an […]
PB Swiss Tools has just announced that they’ve come up with two newly redesigned Insider compact screwdrivers, creatively named Insider 2 and Insider 3. These new Insiders feature an integrated bit holding magazine that looks to provide even quicker access to the interchangeable onboard insert bits.
Just when we thought we covered all of Bosch’s new 12V compact lithium ion cordless tools, we caught a glimpse of one more, the new PS41-2A impact driver. The PS41 is an update to the venerable but dated PS40, and like Bosch’s new PS21 pocket driver and PS31 drill/driver, the new impact driver appears to have been significantly […]
Following hot on the heels of the newly redesigned PS21 Pocket Driver is Bosch’s new PS31-2A 12 volt 3/8″ cordless drill/driver, which improves upon their PS30 model. The newest addition to Bosch’s lineup of compact lithium-ion cordless tools is lighter, more compact, and stronger than its predecessor.
Wera has recently announced the Koloss, a new heavy duty 1/2″ drive addition to their lineup of innovative ratchets. Even stranger in appearance than Wera’s swivel-head Zyklop ratchet, the Koloss features a ratchet built into a hammer head. Yes, that’s right, the Koloss is a real ratchet-hammer combo tool that is said to be unbreakable.
Bosch has just announced the PS21-2A, an upgraded short-nose Pocket Driver in their lineup of 12V Max compact cordless power tools. Compared to the popular PS20 Pocket Driver, the PS21-2A is smaller, faster, and can output twice the maximum torque. Bosch’s new and improved Pocket Driver is described as the most compact and powerful screwdriver in its class! Skeptical […]
Gerber’s new Microbew features a water resistant LED light built into a bottle opener. The Microbew has a stainless steel body, recessed switch to prevent accidental activation, replaceable batteries, and regulated circuitry. Gerber Microbrews are available with either white or red LEDs, and should soon be available at retailers for $12.50. The only concern we have about the Microbew is […]
Bench Dog has recently launched their own line of woodworking Bench Cookies. No doubt these cookies are a licensed or rebranded version of Rockler’s design, but what this means is that Bench Cookies may soon reach a much larger audience. Bench Dog’s new Bench Cookie release comes hot on the heels of Rockler’s own launch […]
We just checked Sears.com and saw that the new Craftsman Nextec 4 piece drill/driver, saw, sander, flashlight combo set has been added to their product catalog. The kit is scheduled for release on May 1st 2010, and is available for pre-order at $170. Craftsman Nectec Drill/Driver, Saw, Sander Combo via Sears Preview Post of the New […]
Bosch just announced the release of their new Nailkiller auger bits. These high-performing auger bits are designed to last 9 times longer than the current market leader, while exerting 61% less impact force when drilling through fasteners.
Rockwell has just announced the SoniShear, an attachment for their popular SoniCrafter oscillating multi-tool. The SoniShear is incredibly user-friendly, and is designed to make effortless and precise cuts in many different materials.
Lee Valley just announced a new line of Veritas detail rabbet planes, which are now available in 5 sizes. These very slender planes ( Lee Valley describes them as pocket-sized), can be used for fine controlled and precice cuts that typically call for a chisel, such as when cleaning dados or grooves.
Since we first posted about Ridgid’s new JobMax multi-head cordless tool system, we’ve learned a number of things. First, there will only be two cordless combo sets available at launch, one that that includes the three most popular and commonly used tools, and another right-angle set with tools intended for use in close quarters. We talked about […]
UPDATE: Here’s our review of Ridgid’s new JobMax tools. The page you’re reading now has info on the right angle drill, ratchet, and impact driver, while this page here talks about the autohammer and oscillating multitool. Yesterday, we posted a bit about Ridgid’s new 12V JobMax cordless tool system, and the first combo set that includes an auto hammer head and an […]
This Old House broke the news yesterday about an upcoming Craftsman Nextec cordless tool kit which will include two brand new tools – a palm sander, and a cordless circular trim saw. Craftsman’s Nextec series is their line of compact lithium ion powered tools which includes conventional tool designs such as a 3/8″ drill and an […]
UPDATE: Here’s our review of Ridgid’s new JobMax tools. The page you’re reading now has info on the oscillating multi-tool and autohammer tools, while this page here talks all about the right angle drill, ratchet, and impact driver. Ridgid has just released an innovative line of JobMax cordless power tools which feature interchangeable tool heads. The heart of this […]
The first user reviews of the Paulding Hammer have started pouring in. Here is what Sam S. shared with us via a comment about The Hammer: I purchased one of the pre-production models of this hammer from Paulding and consider it the finest of my tools, and I have no light weight assembly of tools… […]
Check out this video by Sears’ Blue Tool Crew, which features some of the new Craftsman tool storage products and hand tools that are being demoed over at the International Builders Show. Some of the more interesting sneak peeks in the video are new C3 power tools, including a new impact wrench, 4-battery charger and […]
The Hammer, designed and crafted by John Paulding, is by far one of the most magnificent tools that we have ever laid our eyes upon. Still, merely describing The Hammer as a machinists hammer, as exemplary as it is, would never do it justice. Not just a tool, The Hammer is a work of art!
Channellock recently announced a new smaller sized V-Jaw tongue and groove plier. Similar in design to its larger brethren, the pocket-sized 6-1/2″ 412 plier is better suited for smaller or reduced access jobs.