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.
Update: Since writing this post, we have published a hands-on review of Ryobi’s Auto Hammer – click here to check it out. At first glance, Ryobi’s 12V ONE+ Auto Hammer closely resembles Craftsman’s 12V NEXTEC Lithium-ion powered Hammerhead Auto Hammer. Well, looking at the specs, the two cordless hammers are far more similar than they are different […]
Update: Since writing this post, we have published a hands-on review of Ryobi’s Auto Hammer – click here to check it out. Ryobi is kicking things up a notch by releasing their own 12V Lithium-ion powered auto hammer. Ryobi claims that their hammer can drive up to 3 1/2″ common and finish nails as it […]
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 […]
You still have a few days to pick up one of Dremel’s cordless pumpkin carving rotary tools before Halloween. This 6V rotary tool accepts 4 AA batteries, has two seeds – 6,000 and 12,000 rpm, and includes 10 templates and a 1/8″ high-speed cutter. This tool has received mixed reviews via Amazon, with some of the better […]
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 […]
Makita has just released a new 18V cordless hand vacuum that has got everyone talking. The hand vac accepts Makita’s 18V compact lithium ion batteries, and comes with an extension, swivel floor nozzle, crevice tool, and 2-stage cloth filters. The BCL180W includes the vac, standard accessories, one battery, and a 15-min rapid charger, and the […]
We’re now going to take a closer look at the new impact drill bits and hole saws that were recently released as part of Dewalt’s new line of Impact Ready accessories. As far as we are aware, these are the first drill bits and hole saws ever designed for use with an impact driver.
Bosch has recently added yet another tool, the PS70-2A metal shear, to its 12V Max line of lithium-ion powered compact cordless tools. With a mere 10″ length, 2.3″ height, and 3lb weight, this cordless shear is fairly compact and lightweight, and should be comfortable to use over-head. This tool is capable of cutting metal up […]
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 […]
Dremel has released a new rotary tool, the 4000, and it sure looks sweeeeeeeeet! This new rotary tool model is replacing Dremel’s current top-line model, the 400 series XPR. The new 4000 series rotary tool features a new slimmer body, and while it includes many of the features that we have come to expect from Dremel’s highest […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Over at Woot.com, they’re selling refurbished Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kits for $60 plus $5 shipping. In case you’re not familiar with Woot, they’re a reputable “one deal a day” retailer. Since this is a one deal a day offering, when Woot sells out, you’re out of luck. There’s also the chance that their stock […]
Delta has recently introduced a new line of premium full-kerf saw blades. These premium blades are designed with several ‘practical blade enhancements,’ such as: a 50% increase in the size of carbide to allow for additional re-sharpenings, refined geometries for an improved cut, and reduced noise for a quieter cut. Okay, let’s get this straight – Delta’s new […]
The 75th anniversary Dremel 395 rotary tool kit has dropped in price yet again. The well regarded Dremel 395 is bundled with 75 accessories, a bonus multi-tool, and a metal case for $50. This is a pretty great deal since you get a kick-ass rotary tool with plenty of accessories for less than the price of the […]