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!
Makita’s LCT203W 10.8V compact cordless tool kit includes 1/4″ drill/driver with 2 speed settings and 18 clutch settings, and a 1/4″ compact impact driver. The kit comes with 2 batteries, a charger, and a stylish carry case. The combo is currently priced at $160, with an average price of ~$180. These aren’t the smallest, most powerful, or fastest […]
So far, we’ve discussed quite a few tools as part of our Father’s Day Gift Guide. There are still 10 days left to shop for the perfect gift for your father, father-in law, husband, uncle, son, nephew, or other dads in your life. To help you out, here are some of the power tools we’d […]
We’ve got a Craftsman Cordless Auto Hammer to give away! Craftsman’s Auto Hammer is designed to be used in hard-to-reach places, and is absolutely superb for smaller trim and finish nails. The winner can keep it for themselves, or give it to their Dad as a Father’s Day gift. To enter, all you have to do […]
Bosch’s PS41-2A 12V pocket impact driver has just started popping up at online retailers. This update to Bosch’s PS40 impact driver is not as huge of a step forward compared to PS21 Pocket Driver and PS31 Compact Corded Drill, but it’s still quite an improvement. As we mentioned in our sneak peak a few months […]
Dremel’s new 8200 cordless rotary tool is powered by a brand new 12V-max Li-ion battery, making it the fastest and most powerful cordless tool of its kind. The 8200 is not exactly compact, but its battery allows it to be used for many jobs where a corded tool would be inconvenient or impossible to use. We are avid fans […]
A few weeks ago, we talked about Bosch’s new Power Box 360 music/power center, and how it claims to “re-define” jobsite sound. The new Power Box 360 features four speakers and a subwoofer, modern media connectivity options, and quite a few snazzy features. While that sounds great on paper, how does the Power Box 360 […]
In addition to the upcoming Dremel Trio, Dremel will soon be releasing a cordless version of their Multi-Max oscillating multi-tool. This will be the very first cordless tool under the Dremel brand that is not a rotary tool. Dremel highlights that with the new 12V Max Lithium Ion batteries first introduced with their 8200 cordless rotary tool, the cordless Multi-Max […]
Steve from over at the ShopNGarage blog & forum recently reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 cordless drill and driver. The review was overwhelmingly positive, confirming our expectation that the M12 3/8″ drill is a very solid performer. As we also noticed in our own review of Milwaukee’s similarly featured 3/8″ right angle drill, Steve mentions that the drill’s chuck felt […]
ToolSnob’s Doug Mahoney wrote a thorough review on Ridgid’s JobMax tool system over at PopMech. He compared the performance of the various tool heads against dedicated compact cordless tools, and concluded that while not perfect the JobMax held up fairly well. You can check out the full comparative review at PopMech. Browse or Buy Ridgid […]
Rockwell’s new 12-volt H3 is a cordless rotary hammer drill with an SDS Plus quick chuck. Somehow, Rockwell managed to pack quite a bit of power into a compact and lightweight tool. The drill’s 3-in-1 quick change chuck can be used to equip the tool as a rotary hammer drill, conventional 3-jaw drill, or power screwdriver.