If you recall, we reviewed the Craftsman Mitermate a few months ago. Afterwards, the question in everyone’s minds was: how well does it perform compared to an ordinary miter saw? For the answer to this, check out my comparative review over at Popular Mechanics! Craftsman Mitermate vs. Dewalt DW713 Miter Saw via Popular Mechanics Craftsman Mitermate […]
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.
Huot’s USA-made drill bit indexes are about the best that you could find. Good quality bit sets typically come with a case, sometimes a Huot one like this, but there are times when smaller bit sets must be consolidated or flimsy and broken cases replaced. Not only does a good case like these keep drill […]
Dewalt recently released a new magnetic ToughCase with a wide open storage compartment that can hold larger drill bits, saw blades, and accessories. These new ToughCases will initially be sold as part of two bit assortments – a 15-piece fastening set, and a 20-piece Impact Ready drilling and driving set.
Update: We have written a new post about the Dremel Trio featuring additional product details and a 9-photo gallery. The Trio is also now available for preorder on Amazon! The new Dremel Trio 6800 features a 90° pivoting handle and multiple grip zones, turning the Trio into a very capable multi-function tool. Not only that, […]
Craftsman will soon be releasing a new line of cordless lawn and garden tools that are compatible with their 19.2-volt C3 battery system. This new lineup will include a 22″ hedge trimmer, blower/sweeper, and string trimmer.
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.
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 […]
Rockwell is soon releasing a new cordless SoniCrafter oscillating multi-tool to complement its hugely popular corded version. This new compact 12-volt lithium-ion powered Sonicrafter will be compatible with a broad range of Rockwell SoniCrafter accessories and boasts a charging time of 30 minutes.
Dremel recently announced its next generation cordless rotary tool, the 8200. This 12-volt lithium-ion powered Dremel features variable speed from 5,000 to 30,000 RPM, a separate on-off switch, battery fuel gauge (FINALLY!!!), and ergonomics similar to the new corded 4000 model. We’re currently reviewing the new Dremel 4000, and are finding it to be an […]
Normally I hate, hate, HATE cheap crappy bits, but you never know when one might come in handy. Afterall, a poor quality bit is still better than no bit at all when you really need one. There are a few sets that caught my attention over at amazon:
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 […]
In recent years new compact 12V cordless tools – impact drivers, drills, saws, multi-tools, and so forth, have been flooding the market, and the selection of new tools keeps growing and growing. While they’re not suitable for all tasks, we have accepted that these compact tools are capable of handling many low to medium duty applications. There […]