UPDATE: Here’s our review of Ridgid’s new JobMax tools. The page you’re reading now has info on the oscillating multi-tool and autohammer tools, while this page here talks all about the right angle drill, ratchet, and impact driver. Ridgid has just released an innovative line of JobMax cordless power tools which feature interchangeable tool heads. The heart of this […]
Over at Amazon, Ridgid’s 1/2″ drill and a 1/2″ hammer drill are priced considerably lower than at Home Depot and other Ridgid distributors. This could be a temporary sale or price drop, but maybe we’ll see more price drops as part of an end-of-the-year sale. Ridgid R7111 8-Amp 1/2″ Drill (Amazon – $57 at the time of this posting) […]
The newest tool on the block is Bosch’s 26618-01 3-mode multi-function cordless impact drill/driver. Bosch stepped things up a notch with this Impactor by incorporating two conventional speed settings as well as a selectable impact mode.
Bosch’s 23613 Impactor 12V cordless impact driver is on sale for the mind-boggling low price of $100! The impact driver comes with two NiCad batteries, a charger, and a carrying case. We had to double check, but these are new tools and not refurbished, or bare-bone kits! Note that this Impactor is going to be […]
Silver and Deming drill bits are large size drill bits with reduced shanks that are ideal for situations where a bit diameter is greater than the capacity of a drill chuck. For example, if you need to bore a 5/8″ hole and your drill has a 1/2″ chuck, you’re going to be needing a Silver […]
Milwaukee is constantly expanding their M12 lithium-ion compact cordless tool lineup, and their new M12 3/8″ right angle drill is one of the most anticipated of the new offerings. While demand for the tool won’t compare to that of their pistol-grip driver, this right-angle driver will definitely find its way into many homes and jobsites. We […]
Home Depot has a pretty good deal going on right now if you’re in the market for a new drill. Simply bring your old, used, or broken power drill to your nearest Home Depot location between now and 11/8/09, and receive a 15% discount off of a new Lithium-ion cordless drill. Check out Home Depot’s promo […]
Over at Amazon, the Hitachi KC10DFL 12V cordless Li-ion kit, which includes a drill/driver with 3/8″ chuck and a compact impact driver, is currently priced temptingly low at a hair under $120. Given that the average retail price of the combo kit is $170 (via Google Products), this seems to be a a generous discount. Now […]
It looks like Lowes may be trying to jump-start the holiday shopping season by dropping the prices on two popular Porter Cable combo cordless tool kits. Porter Cable’s 2-piece 18V tool kit (model PC218C-2) includes a PC1800D drill/driver, a PC186CS 6-1/2″ circular saw, and two batteries plus a charger. The kit has dropped in price […]
It really is no secret that impact drivers are becoming more and more popular among both professional users and consumers. With this in mind, Dewalt recently released an entire line of new Impact Ready drill and driver accessories.
Milwaukee very recently released a new M12 product – the 2415-21 cordless right-angle drill/driver. The main selling points of this driver are its super-compact size, 3/8″ chuck, speed control, 11-setting electronic clutch, and runtime battery gauge. The only thing we read about Milwaukee’s right-angle drill/driver that we didn’t quite like is that the kit only comes with […]
CPO Bosch over on Amazon is offering a reconditioned Bosch PS10 I-Driver kit for $60. This driver design is particularly well suited for driving fasteners in cramped workspaces. The product description is not very detailed, but we assume that the kit includes the charger and one or two batteries with the tool. If you prefer a […]
I was looking for a cordless compact impact driver to recommend to a colleague and found this Makita 2-tool set to be a real bargain. For $160 via Amazon, you get a compact 10.8V driver, a compact 10.8V impact driver, 2 batteries, charger, and an aluminum case. My first instinct was to recommend the venerable Bosch PS-40, […]
A few days ago in Austrailia, a doctor used a household drill to bore into a 13 year old’s skull to relieve pressure on his brain due to a blood clot. The drill was sourced from the maintenance closet since the hospital was not equipped with any neurological drills. Now I’m wondering, what drill was […]
Over at Amazon.com, the Hitachi DS12DVF3 12V drill/driver is discounted to $70. This 3/8″ drill comes with two batteries, charger, case, flashlight, and a small bit set. Hitachi drills are very durable and relatively compact – we’ve used this drill’s 18V big brother for over two years, and it has never let us down. Hitachi DS12DVF3 12V Cordless Drill via […]