A reader, Brian, sent in a great question the other day asking for our take about whether a 12V or 18V cordless power tool combo would be best for his planned projects. 12V lithium-ion cordless tools are becoming more powerful, ergonomic and feature-rich which each redesign as brands compete for market share. This makes it necessary to […]
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, […]
Just a quick reminder – you have two days left to enter our Craftsman cordless mechanics tool combo giveaway! Entries must be made via twitter, and a winner will be randomly chosen tomorrow night. Giveaway Details
By now, you probably know that we love random tool sightings, especially those in movies. About two weeks ago we went to see Inception. At one point in the movie, a main character uses a Dremel Stylus to carve away at her “totem.” There were a few other tools on the table, including what looked […]
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 […]
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 […]
By now you’ve probably heard all about Ridgid’s new modular JobMax cordless power tool system. Featuring a universal handle and interchangeable tool heads, the JobMax system is designed to be versatile and affordable. But how well do the tools actually function? We’ve been reviewing the JobMax system for some time now, and have come to a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Over at Amazon, their “deal of the day” is Makita’s compact cordless tool combo kit. This kit includes a 10.8V 1/4″ hex driver and an impact driver, for $125 (normally $160 and up). The combo also includes a charger (of course), 2 batteries, and hard shell storage case. The drill/driver features 2-speed settings (0-350, 0-1300 rpm), […]
We’ve received a few emails over the past few months asking about where to buy the new cordless Rockwell Sonicrafter oscillating multi-tool (RK2514K2). The cordless tool kit is now available via Woodcraft and Amazon, for $170. This cordless Sonicrafter is Rockwell’s first foray into the compact 12-volt lithium ion power tool market, but other tools such as […]
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, […]