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.
With the Porter Cable low-profile sander giveaway ending in a few days, we thought that it might be a good opportunity to get some light hands-on time with the tool. Despite our superficial evaluation, we are thoroughly impressed with the features and build quality of the sander.
That’s right, another ToolGuyd giveaway! This time we’re giving away a Porter Cable Low-Profile 5″ Random Orbital Sander, courtesy of Porter Cable! The rules are simple – leave a comment in response to one or more ToolGuyd posts, and you’re automatically entered to win. You must have a US address to be eligible, and a winner will be randomly selected in […]
Bosch’s 3107DVS 5″ 3.3A random orbital sander and polisher looks to be a fine and robust tool. With a “D-handle” trigger and multi-position support handle, this sander looks like it offers a bit more control than a traditionally designed random orbital sanders would. There is an even beefier Bosch sander that is built from a […]
Every now and then we find a power tool that stands apart from others in its class. Porter Cable’s 5″ Low-Profile Random Orbital Sander is one such tool. With its reduced height, we can see how that this sander would be much easier to control than traditional palm-grip sanders. While this sander’s unique low-profile design […]
Over on Amazon, there’s a Milwaukee 4 1/2″ slide-switch angle grinder on sale for $59. They seem to have sold more than they have in stock since there is a message declaring that orders will “usually ship within 3-5 weeks.” If you need two or three grinders, you’re in luck – there’s currently a “buy two identical […]