Milwaukee has released their new M12 cordless palm nailer. This is the first tool of its kind, and one of Milwaukee’s first to include a new backwards-compatible RedLithium battery. The nailer is designed to take the place of traditional palm nailers, which require air compressors and hoses for power. I’m hoping that Milwaukee’s new cordless hammer […]
Porter Cable’s New Jobsite Radio Runs Both Ways
Porter Cable’s first cordless jobsite radio is scheduled to join their 18V cordless tool lineup sometime next month. The radio is said to be very durable and user-friendly, and can be powered through a 120V power outlet, or cordlessly using a Porter Cable 18 volt NiCad or Li-ion battery.
Wiha Measure-Up Screwdrivers Review
Wiha recently released new screwdrivers based off their SoftFinish cushion grip drivers. These new Measure-Up screwdrivers feature inch and metric measuring scales on the shafts of the drivers. Initially I was skeptical that these new drivers were just another “gimmicky’ tool but I was soon proven wrong, as you will see in the following hands-on review.
Black & Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench (Dog Bone Wrench)
Black & Decker’s ratcheting ReadyWrench takes their highly successful ReadyWrench dog bone all-in one style wrench to the next level. Like the original, the ratcheting ReadyWrench can also fit 16 fastener sizes in 8 sockets, but appears to be more compact and has a handy (15°?) offset at both ends.
Woodpeckers 6″ Carpenters Square is Long Overdue
Woodpeckers just introduced a new 6″ carpenters square that has been long overdue. The square is machined from cast and ground aluminum tooling plate, features machined 90° and 45° angles and has a solid beefy base that also functions as a handle. Woodpeckers previously only offered a 12″ carpenter triangle, which is a bit large […]
Campbell Hausfeld’s New Bundled Home Project Kits
Hot on the heels of their compressor air inflation combo kits, Campbell Hausfeld has introduced four air-powered home project kits aiming to provide DIYers with the right tools they need for a particular project or series or projects. At the center of each kit is a 1 or 2 gallon air compressor that can deliver up […]
Milwaukee’s New Faster Cutting & More Durable Sawzall Blades
Milwaukee is introducing new wood cutting blades in standard profiles and with a new Ax blade design. The Ax is designed to offer the fastest speed of cut, greatest durability against nails, and the quickest plunge cut ever. Taking a closer look at the blade reveals some really clever engineering.
Starrett Unveils New Electronic Micrometers
Over at IMTS 2010, Starrett is unveiling new 795 and 796 series electronic micrometers. These micrometers now offer measuring capabilities from 0-4 inches (0-125mm) and feature IP67 protection against coolant, water, dirt, dust and other contaminants.
Duo-Fast Construction’s Fuel Powered Cordless Roofing Nailer System
Duo-Fast has just introduced the world’s first fuel-powered cordless roofing nailer system (DFCR175C). With the new nailer, Duo-Fast intends to offer an unparalleled combination of convenience and efficiency, not to mention power and performance, in a lightweight and compact tool. Users of the new nailer system can look forward to increased productivity, reduced jobsite clutter, […]
Woodpeckers’ New Taller Drill Press Table Fence
Woodpeckers just announced a new taller fence to go along with their drill press table. Whereas the fence included with their drill press table package is 1/2″ tall, the new DP3 fence provides a full 3″ of support. The anodized fence is 3/8″ thick x 3″ x 3″ and 23-1/2″ long. It has a 2″ wide notch at […]
Craftsman Nextec 12V Right Angle Impact Driver
Craftsman just announced a new edition to their compact lithium-ion powered NEXTEC cordless tool line – a right angle impact driver (17562). This RA impact driver is designed to drive fasteners in tight spaces and close quarters where other tools just cannot fit. The impact driver’s svelte height also means that the tool is held closer to the fastener […]
Dremel Trio Now Available, Cordless Multi-Max on the Way
A lot of people have emailed us asking about where they can buy a Dremel Trio. Well, the new Trio, a multi-purpose pivoting-handle rotary tool previously exclusive to Home Depot for a few months, is now available for sale everywhere else. Dremel’s upcoming cordless Multi-Max oscillating tool based off a new 10.8V Lithium-Ion battery pack […]
Milwaukee REDLITHIUM Batteries to Offer Greatly Improved Cordless Performance
Milwaukee announced their new REDLITHIUM battery technology today, which is said to provide their cordless tools with unmatched run-time, performance and durability. The new REDLITHIUM batteries will be fully compatible with all M12 and M18 cordless products currently on the market. These new batteries are expected to provide “upto 40% more run-time, 20% more power […]
A Sneak Peek at Milwaukee’s New M12 Multi-Tool
Jay from CopTool was kind enough to share some photos of the new Milwaukee M12 Multi-Tool with us. Milwaukee’s version of this increasingly popular oscillating tool will come with a universal head which accepts other popular brands’ cutters, sanders and other accessories. It’s a good thing that Bosch is working to expand their accessory lineup! Following is the […]
Differences Between Porter Cable and Dewalt’s New Compact Routers
A few days ago we reported that Porter Cable’s new compact routers were identical to Dewalt’s. After taking a closer look at the product photos and specs, I realized that this was not true, there are a few subtle differences.
Dewalt’s New 12V Max Lithium Ion LED Work Light
Dewalt is releasing a new LED work light (DCL510) as part of their upcoming 12V MAX compact cordless tool product family. Its single LED (I believe it’s a CREE) outputs 130 lumens of light, and the entire head rotates 360° and pivots 180° (give or take). The work light is also magnetic and featutes a kick […]
Porter Cable’s QUIKJIG for Fast & Easy Pocket Hole Joinery
Porter Cable’s new QUIKJIG TM system (model 560) is designed to make pocket hole joinery quicker and easier than ever. The QUIKJIG is a heavy-duty bench-top tool that includes a slew of revolutionary features, including an auto-adjusting depth and thickness gauge.
Porter Cable Also Set to Release Compact Router Kits
The other day we introduced Dewalt’s new compact router kits. This morning I had a good question – what about Porter Cable? Dewalt and Porter Cable are sister companies, with Porter Cable being well known for their dedicated woodworking tools Scouring their recent press release archive, I noticed that Porter Cable was in fact releasing fixed and plunge base compact […]
Rockler Bakes Up New Styles of Bench Cookies
As a follow-up to their immensely popular Bench Cookie Work Grippers, Rockler introduced a new Plus edition, and a more stylish home edition. If you have signed up for Rockler’s free catalog, you may have already seen these new Bench Cookies on the front page of this month’s catalog.
Dewalt Launches New Compact Router
Dewalt just announced the launch of a new compact router designed to combine power, ease of use and ergonomics to provide high visibility, control, and performance. These new routers are said to merge the ergonomic features and size of trim routers with the power of full-size routers to deliver both performance and jobsite versatility.