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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In its quest to provide just about any bit and burr hobbyists, crafters, and pros may ever need, Dremel introduced new glass cutting drill bits. These bits are available in 1/8″ and 1/4″ sizes and can be used to cut flat or contoured glass, and ceramic wall tile.
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 […]
Over at Woodcraft, this Pinnacle (Woodpeckers) drill press table is on sale for $90, and since it’s over $25, it ships for free. The 16″ x 23″ x 1″ table is made from MDF with a “Microdot” laminate, and includes laser-engraved double T slot fences. What I like most about this drill press table is that […]
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.
A few weeks ago, we received a Porter Cable 18V Li-ion cordless combo set to review. Since then, we have been putting the tools through a rigorous review process, starting with the cordless drill. Seeing as how the drill will be many users’ most frequently used tool, we spent quite a bit of time evaluating its […]
I am sometimes asked to recommend general purpose drill bits that can be purchased locally. Although this condition rules out many of the great brands available at online industrial suppliers, there are still a few decent options out there. By far, my favorite locally-sourced drill bits are Dewalt’s Pilot Point drill bits.
Home Depot is having a springtime Black Friday sale, with a few great deals to be had. We took a look at their power tools section, and while some of the deals seemed good, these Ryobi 12V cordless tool deals jumped out as great bargains.
Bosch has just announced a new line of high performance Impact Tough accessories that are designed for use with cordless impact drivers. This new line of accessories will include insert and power bits (Phillips, square, Torx), nut setters, socket adapters, sockets, and hole saws. These new Impact Tough accessories are engineered to take the hit and […]
Towards the end of 2008, Porter Cable revamped their 18V cordless tool lineup and came out with all new tools and combo kits. Since then, we’ve been a little hesitant to embrace these new tools for several reasons, but ultimately decided that they’re worth a fair and objective evaluation. We’re going to kick off a series […]
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 […]
After our post about the new Bosch PS31 3/8″ drill/driver went live earlier today, I realized that the PS21 Pocket Driver is essentially identical to the newly redesigned PS31 drill, except for their different chucks (1/4″ hex vs. 3/8″).
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.
Bosch’s SPS10 is an ultacompact cordless driver intended for light to medium duty tasks. This ergonomic 4-volt driver can deliver enough torque to handle up to 1/4″ screws, and enough power to drive up to 110 screws per charge.
Wera’s Rapidaptor universal 1/4″ hex bit holder might just be the best such bit holder that I’ve ever come across. The Rapidaptor securely holds insert and power bits without any wobble at all, is self-locking, and features an easy-change unlocking mechanism.
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 […]
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 […]