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.
Duo-Fast has just introduced the world’s first fuel-powered cordless roofing nailer system (DFCR175C). With the new nailer, Duo-Fast intends to offer an unparalleled combination of convenience and efficiency, not to mention power and performance, in a lightweight and compact tool. Users of the new nailer system can look forward to increased productivity, reduced jobsite clutter, […]
Worx’s TriVac 3-in-1 electric blower/mulcher/vacuum is lightweight at less than 8-1/2 lbs while still being powerful and efficient. An air regulator allows for light blowing, and the TriVac changes operating modes at the flip of a switch. The 12amp motor operates off 120V, although the product specs don’t mention how long the cord is. At about […]
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 […]
Just a quick reminder – you have two days left to enter our Craftsman cordless mechanics tool combo giveaway! Entries must be made via twitter, and a winner will be randomly chosen tomorrow night. Giveaway Details
Woodpeckers just announced a new taller fence to go along with their drill press table. Whereas the fence included with their drill press table package is 1/2″ tall, the new DP3 fence provides a full 3″ of support. The anodized fence is 3/8″ thick x 3″ x 3″ and 23-1/2″ long. It has a 2″ wide notch at […]
By now, you probably know that we love random tool sightings, especially those in movies. About two weeks ago we went to see Inception. At one point in the movie, a main character uses a Dremel Stylus to carve away at her “totem.” There were a few other tools on the table, including what looked […]
Craftsman just announced a new edition to their compact lithium-ion powered NEXTEC cordless tool line – a right angle impact driver (17562). This RA impact driver is designed to drive fasteners in tight spaces and close quarters where other tools just cannot fit. The impact driver’s svelte height also means that the tool is held closer to the fastener […]
A lot of people have emailed us asking about where they can buy a Dremel Trio. Well, the new Trio, a multi-purpose pivoting-handle rotary tool previously exclusive to Home Depot for a few months, is now available for sale everywhere else. Dremel’s upcoming cordless Multi-Max oscillating tool based off a new 10.8V Lithium-Ion battery pack […]
By now you’ve probably heard all about Ridgid’s new modular JobMax cordless power tool system. Featuring a universal handle and interchangeable tool heads, the JobMax system is designed to be versatile and affordable. But how well do the tools actually function? We’ve been reviewing the JobMax system for some time now, and have come to a […]
Milwaukee announced their new REDLITHIUM battery technology today, which is said to provide their cordless tools with unmatched run-time, performance and durability. The new REDLITHIUM batteries will be fully compatible with all M12 and M18 cordless products currently on the market. These new batteries are expected to provide “upto 40% more run-time, 20% more power […]
Jay from CopTool was kind enough to share some photos of the new Milwaukee M12 Multi-Tool with us. Milwaukee’s version of this increasingly popular oscillating tool will come with a universal head which accepts other popular brands’ cutters, sanders and other accessories. It’s a good thing that Bosch is working to expand their accessory lineup! Following is the […]
A few days ago we reported that Porter Cable’s new compact routers were identical to Dewalt’s. After taking a closer look at the product photos and specs, I realized that this was not true, there are a few subtle differences.
Over at Amazon, this Delta 7 piece Forstner drill bit set (15-603) dropped in price overnight from $20 to $5. The set’s eligible for free super saver and prime shipping. Delta 7pc Forstner Drill Bit Set via Amazon