Porter Cable’s new ClampSaw is part of their introductory 12V Max Li-Ion cordless tool lineup. The ClampSaw, a compact reciprocating saw, looks pretty handy with its pivoting handle, but how well does it perform? We received a review sample and tested the saw on a number of different materials to find out. (Check price via Amazon)
Dewalt’s new 12V Max cordless tool lineup is finally available. We mentioned these tools a few times thus far, and will be reviewing quite a few of them in upcoming weeks as well. From what we’ve seen already, they’re downright amazing.
Last fall we reviewed Milwaukee’s M12 cordless right angle drill, and found it to be a darn decent tool. It performed well, provided enough torque for RA applications, and had great ergonomics. It looks like a new M18 18-volt version is due to be released soon, so we compared the specs for the two tools.
Bosch’s new System Specialist (BSS) program is being launched at Ohio Power Tool and 19 other small tool dealers around the country. The BSS program is about new product introductions, smart retail layouts, loaner tools, certified repairs, and so much more. You can read more about this new initiative at Coptool and HCI, and check […]
Bosch’s Speed-X rotary hammer bits were announced a few months ago and were described as the fastest concrete bits available and touted as being 18 % more durable than any other concrete bit. We’re told that they’re now available, so check with your local Bosch distributor to give them a try.
An older model Ryobi cordless drill has just been recalled. Sold at Home Depot from January 2001 to July 2003, drill model HP 1802M is being recalled due to a flawed switch that can potantially overheat causing a fire and burn hazard. If you have a drill that looks like the one shown above with […]
The other day a buddy asked me to recommend a reasonably priced cordless drill kit. My personal choice would be to wait for a new Bosch combo to go on sale, but he wanted a kit for ~$200 right now. I ended up recommending Milwaukee’s M18 kit. This combo includes a fairly powerful drill and impact driver and two […]
I spotted this Nascar-themed Dremel over at Amazon and thought it was pretty cool. It seems that this is a remnant of a long-ago special edition promotion, resulting in an outlandish cost that’s double what it should be. Still, it’s a cool concept. I would definitely pay extra (maybe $5) for a skinned Dremel. Nascar […]
The above-pictured Milwaukee drill/driver looks similar to their first generation 3/8″ drill/driver, but there is a huge difference between the two tools. This one is a hammer drill. That’s right, Milwaukee managed to cram the necessary hammer/vibratory mechanisms into their compact M12 cordless form factor!
Porter Cable is introducing their new compact ClampSaw as part of their new 12V Max cordless tool lineup. The ClampSaw (PCL120CRC-2) is a compact saw designed for applications that don’t quite require the power or size of ordinary reciprocating saws.
Bosch has just released a new video demo of their new 12″ dual-bevel axial glide miter saw. The video actually does a great job of highlighting the hard-to-visualize features Bosch developed for their innovative saw. Although the saw is designed for jobsite use, it looks to offer many DIY-friendly features as well. Bosch GCM12SD Axial Glide […]
So what kind of tools does Tony Stark go for? For starters, it appears he has a thing for Snap-on. With deep pockets like his, that’s to be expected. A Ridgid pipe wrench makes an appearance, and at one point he mentions Bridgeport by name. Here’s a list of what I spotted thus far along with a […]
Now through the end of October, Woodcraft’s 170 piece TiN coated HSS twist and brad point drill bit sets are discounted by 50%. Each set includes 19 sizes from 1/16″ to 3/8″ with 5-10 bits of each size. The brad point drill bit set is $40 on sale, and the twist bit set is $45. […]
We recently reported that Craftsman has added a new right angle impact driver to their 12V cordless Nextec lineup. The new RAID is designed for close-quarters work but should provide enough power for general purpose fastening tasks as well. Eager to see what it can do, we put Craftsman’s Nextec RAID to the test. In this hands-on […]
Dremel updated their cordless pumpkin carving rotary tool since last year. I’m not quite sure what has been changed since the tool is still powered by 4 AA batteries and has two operating speeds – 6000 and 12000 RPM. At $20, the new version is a little cheaper than its predecessor was. Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit […]
Milwaukee has released their new M12 cordless palm nailer. This is the first tool of its kind, and one of Milwaukee’s first to include a new backwards-compatible RedLithium battery. The nailer is designed to take the place of traditional palm nailers, which require air compressors and hoses for power. I’m hoping that Milwaukee’s new cordless hammer […]
Porter Cable’s first cordless jobsite radio is scheduled to join their 18V cordless tool lineup sometime next month. The radio is said to be very durable and user-friendly, and can be powered through a 120V power outlet, or cordlessly using a Porter Cable 18 volt NiCad or Li-ion battery.
We recently reviewed Porter Cable’s cordless 18 volt circular saw, so it was a bit of fun to follow-up with a review of their new corded 15A heavy duty sidewinder 7-1/4″ circular saw PC15TCSMK. Porter Cable designed this saw for professional use, and it does boast quite a few high-end features.
A reader, Brian, sent in a great question the other day asking for our take about whether a 12V or 18V cordless power tool combo would be best for his planned projects. 12V lithium-ion cordless tools are becoming more powerful, ergonomic and feature-rich which each redesign as brands compete for market share. This makes it necessary to […]
Milwaukee is introducing new wood cutting blades in standard profiles and with a new Ax blade design. The Ax is designed to offer the fastest speed of cut, greatest durability against nails, and the quickest plunge cut ever. Taking a closer look at the blade reveals some really clever engineering.