Metabo’s newest angle grinder is lightweight, comfortable to use, and yet still powerful for tough metal cutting and grinding tasks. Read More
We put each and every Craftsman Bolt-On tool attachment to the test. Read More
One of the things you should do when readying your vehicle for winter is to check your headlight lenses, and restore them to a crystal-clear condition if necessary. Read More
Makita’s new cordless 5-inch sander boasts “corded performance without the cord,” but runtime might be an issue for heavy users. Read More
Bosch is coming out with two new orbital sanders in the EU, featuring exceptional vibration dampening and efficient dust collection. Read More
Dewalt’s newest compact angle grinder has a few user-friendly features. Read More
Craftsman’s new Bolt-On modular power tool system features a 20V Max lithium-ion base unit and 9 interchangeable tool head attachments. Read More
Here are two neat grinders for hobbyists and pros that cannot justify the space or noise of a full-size bench grinder. Read More
A new Bosch 18V die grinder is said to best the competition with its high performance-to-weight ratio. Read More
A reader has asked for help choosing a bench grinder. Of the three models available at local retail stores, our vote goes for Craftsman. What are your thoughts? Read More
We found a great deal on a solid-looking medium-duty oscillating spindle sander. Read More
What’s black & blue and is designed to cut and grind through metals like butter with no cords attached? Read More
What’s black and yellow and looks like Porter Cable’s popular low-profile random orbit sander? Read More
A range of about 192,000 Black & Decker random orbital sanders have been recalled. The problem with these sanders (models RO400, RO400G, RO410, RO410K, RO410LW and FS3000ROS; date codes 200701, 200929) is that their platens can separate from the unit or break off during use. Pieces of the platen or the sanding discs can fly off […]
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 […]
Ridgid’s oscillating edge belt and spindle sander (EB4424) is an example of a somewhat gimmicky design that is done right. This 2-in-1 sander can be used to sand both straight edges and curves, and features a 4″ x 24″ belt and set of five sanding drums.
I don’t know about you, but except for a chain saw, an angle grinder is about the last thing I want to be more compact and slim. It looks as though I’m in the minority here as both Bosch and Ridgid offer small slim grip angle grinders. Maybe they’re on to something after all.
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 […]
This Old House broke the news yesterday about an upcoming Craftsman Nextec cordless tool kit which will include two brand new tools – a palm sander, and a cordless circular trim saw. Craftsman’s Nextec series is their line of compact lithium ion powered tools which includes conventional tool designs such as a 3/8″ drill and an […]
Gator’s new Black Zirconium Ultra Power sandpaper utilizes a special grit composition that allows it to “sand three times faster and last three times longer than regular sandpaper.” These cutting and longevity improvements can be appreciated by everyone, from the DIY woodworker, to the professional in a production environment.