Porter Cable just announced a new lineup of compact 12V Max lithium ion cordless power tools. Hot on the heels of Dewalt’s own unveilings, the new line of tools are intended to offer durability and great performance in compact and lightweight packages. The tools are designed for contractors, trade professionals, woodworkers, and hobbyists.
Craftsman has offered us this sweet cordless mechanics power tool combo kit to give away! The prize includes a 1/2″ compact lithium-ion drill/driver and 1/2″ square drive impact wrench, complete with charger, a full-size Li-ion battery, a compact Li-ion battery, tool bag and accessories. Here’s how to win:
We recently received a Senco Fusion angled finish nailer for review, and after charging its 18V battery this morning I felt compelled to fire off a few test nails. Driving in those first nails was extremely satisfying. My first impression was that the Senco did not at all seem short on power, although it did feel a […]
Sanyo’s Eneloop batteries differ from ordinary NiMH rechargeable batteries by featuring a very slow self-discharge rate. In fact, Eneloops are shipped fully charged and ready to go. I’ve already switched over to using Eneloops over other rechargeable battery brands, and even use them in place of alkalines in many applications. Eneloops and other slow self-discharge batteries are said […]
Milwaukee has started the transition from their V28 battery system to the M28 Lithium Ion system. Users who switch their cordless power tools over to the new battery system will experience more advanced electronics, higher performance, greater run-time, and upgraded durability. M28 batteries are completely compatible with current V28 tools.
The ZipSnip is a new 3.6V Li-ion cutter designed for making precise and effortless cuts through a variety of materials around the home, workshop, garden, and even in industrial settings. You can use it on cloth, leather, plastic packaging, corrugated board, rubber liner, and the list goes on and on.
Well, it looks like most of our Milwaukee M12 predictions were wrong. We’re not at Milwaukee’s press event, but other channels are, and they’ve provided early details about some of Milwaukee’s hot new releases. Milwaukee is expanding their already huge selection of M12 12-volt lithium ion compact cordless tools with a palm nailer, hammer drill, […]
As you may recall, we’ve been reviewing the various tools included in Porter Cable’s Lithium-ion cordless tool kit. Today, we’re going to be reviewing their cordless 6-1/2″ circular saw. I’ve got to hand it to the engineers over at Porter Cable – their 18V lithium-ion cordless drill driver really blew our expectations out of the water. Build quality, […]
Thinking about the many compact cordless tools out there, I just realized that Mikwaukee’s M12 screwdriver is getting a bit long in the tooth. It’s still a highly successful tool that earned itself a very solid reputation, but spec-wise its age is starting to show.
Husqvarna’s rechargeable battery-powered robotic AutoMowers are designed to provide a quiet hands-free mowing experience. AutoMowers are capable of handling lawns from 0.15 to 0.75 acres, depending on the model. There’s even a hybrid AutoMower that’s partially powered with solar panels.
Bosch’s new generation of compact lithium-ion cordless tools offers more speed, more power, greater comfort, and ridiculously lightweight and compact packages. After using the new PS21 pocket driver and PS31 3/8″ drill/driver for a few projects, my impression of the tools is even better than expected! Given the two tools’ core design similarities, they are both discussed […]
That’s right, we’ve got a brand new cordless Dremel 8200 rotary tool to give away! To enter to win, simply tell us in a comment what you’d use the tool for if you won the giveaway. We reviewed Dremel’s brand spankin’ new 12V Lithium-ion cordless rotary tool last month, and absolutely loved it. It’s plenty […]
We recently discussed the new 12V Max cordless screwdriver that Dewalt is introducing as part of their upcoming line of compact cordless tools. We’re now going to talk about the 3/8″ drill driver (DCD710S2) that Dewalt will be releasing at the same time.
Select Bosch distributors are currently offering a $100 mail-in rebate (available in-store only) on Bosch 18V lithium-ion cordless tools. Included in the offer are compact drills, impact drivers, and even the new Power Box 360. Eligible 18V Li-ion tools: 17618, 24618, 25618, 26618, 36618, 37618, CRS180K, CCS180K, IWH181-01, CLPK20-180, CLPK21-180, CLPK22-180, CLPK23-180, CLPK40-180, PB360S, PB360D.
Of the seven tools Dewalt will introduce as part of their new 12V MAX lithium ion cordless line this fall, the most demanded tool will probably be the cordless screwdriver (DCF610S2) due to its small size and user-friendly features. Dewalt designed the screwdriver to be compact yet powerful enough to handle the intense fastening demands of professionals. […]
In case you missed our teaser post yesterday, Dewalt is launching a new line of compact 12V MAX lithium ion cordless power tools! Designed from the ground up with end users in mind, these tools really do exemplify Dewalt’s attention to detail and insistence on perfection. Although my hands-on time with the new tools was very […]
I came back just a few hours ago from Black & Decker University, a facility that is largely used for the training of Dewalt employees and business partners. Along with nearly 3 dozen other bloggers, writers, and magazine editors, I had the opportunity to attend the unveiling of Dewalt’s new 12V MAX lithium ion cordless power tool product […]
Tomorrow, Dewalt will formally announced the launch of their brand new line of 12V Max compact cordless power tools! Although Dewalt is late to the cordless Li-ion 12V power tool party, they’re arriving at full speed with tools that are sure to turn many heads!
Reader Jan sent us in a tip that Lowes is holding an unadvertised promotion on Boch 12V tools. If you buy one of the qualifying 12V tools (new or older models), you get a free 12V battery, in-store. Jan notes that the free batteries are the older 411a models, not the newer 412 series ones, […]
Just a heads-up, our Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer Giveaway ends today. If you want to win this handy tool as a Father’s Day gift (or to keep it for yourself), you have until tonight to enter!