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.
While cordless handheld vacuums such as Makita’s new model and the ubiquitous dustbuster are suitable for light duty cleaning or small messes, there may be times when you may need something a bit more robust. For medium duty cleaning tasks, what you’ll want to whip out is a cordless wet/dry vac. Although a traditional corded vacuum would typically be better suited for most […]
We have used quite a few different brands of jigsaws in recent years, but by far our favorite brand is Bosch. We’ve been using Bosch’s 1587AVSK jigsaw model for about two and a half years now, and it’s reliable, durable, provides plenty of power, and still operates smoothly and efficiently.
Black & Decker has teamed up with U-Bild to provide three free project plans – a birdhouse, hope chest, and a jewelry box, to help you skip the lines at the mall and craft a homemade gift for that special someone.
The newest tool on the block is Bosch’s 26618-01 3-mode multi-function cordless impact drill/driver. Bosch stepped things up a notch with this Impactor by incorporating two conventional speed settings as well as a selectable impact mode.
Okay, so I am searching for a new cordless circular saw. I’m not committed to any one brand, and am considering Porter Cable, Hitachi, Dewalt, Makita, and Milwaukee’s product offerings. Up until last night I was very strongly considering Makita, but that has since changed.
Bosch’s 23613 Impactor 12V cordless impact driver is on sale for the mind-boggling low price of $100! The impact driver comes with two NiCad batteries, a charger, and a carrying case. We had to double check, but these are new tools and not refurbished, or bare-bone kits! Note that this Impactor is going to be […]
Tool Snob recently posted a very well written and thorough review of the new Dremel 4000 rotary tool that is definitely worth checking out. They had a lot of good things to say about the tool, and summed it up rather nicely with the following statement: To wrap things up, this is a fantastic tool […]
Silver and Deming drill bits are large size drill bits with reduced shanks that are ideal for situations where a bit diameter is greater than the capacity of a drill chuck. For example, if you need to bore a 5/8″ hole and your drill has a 1/2″ chuck, you’re going to be needing a Silver […]
Over at Amazon, Dewalt’s DW2169 Impact Ready bit set is currently priced at a ridiculously low $9.88. There are a lot of #2 Phillips bits in the set, but there is also a sufficient selection of other bits and adapters to make the set a great buy. If the price jumps back to its normal range […]
Here’s our original review of Milwaukee’s M12 cordless right angle drill/driver.
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 […]