Over at HomeDepot.com, you can now find new Ridgid JobMax starter kits that include the tools you want for less money. Previously, getting the tool you wanted to start with meant having to buy the power handle & multi-tool starter kit for $100 and a separate tool head for $50 more. These new kits offer the […]
Makita recently announced a new addition to their 12V max lithium ion cordless tool lineup, a 3-3/8″ compact circular saw. The saw (SH01W) features a 1400RPM Makita-built motor, 3-3/8″ blade with adjustable cutting depth, 1″ at 90° and 5/8″ at 45° cutting capacity, and a tilting base for bevel cuts.
This Beta 91 piece cobalt drill bit set costs a whopping $1213. Twelve hundred dollars for 91 twist drill bits! A quick check of a few industrial suppliers shows that a top-quality 115pc cobalt set can be found for around $800 or so. The average price for each Beta bit is as least DOUBLE that of […]
Woodcraft is currently offering a 15% discount on individual Bora Clamp-N-Cut Edge Guides, bringing them below average pricing. We have a set of these clamps, and they are more convenient than other straight-edges we’ve used before. Orders over $25 receive free shipping to the 48 contiguous states. Coupon expires on 10/30/10. Bora Clamp-N-Cut Edge Guides […]
About two weeks ago I was working on a project with someone close to me, whose name I won’t mention (yet). They broke just about every single one of my safety rules! Here’s a list of the violations that everyone should keep in mind to avoid when working on their own projects:
A few people have been asking questions about the Porter Cable 12V Max ClampSaw that we recently reviewed, so we threw together this quick features overview and usage video. Enjoy!
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In case you missed it, we’re huge fans of Bosch jig saws. So of course we’re very eager to hear that Bosch is rolling out a new line of saws, starting with a new flagship model. It’s hard to get excited over specs and fancy marketing phrases, but Bosch has already proved that they know […]
Kett’s KSV-432 vacuum saw is a handheld power saw that uses a 2-1/2″ carbide abrasive blade to cut drywall, fiberglass, and plaster. The saw features an integrated cast aluminum dust control port that can be used with a shop vacuum or dust collection system to collect and control dust & debris as the saw cuts.
We talked a bit about Milwaukee’s new M12 cordless palm nailer last month, but its performance expectations have just been made available. Milwaukee claims that the palm nailer can drive a 16D 3-1/2” nail in under 2 seconds, and up to 100 nails per battery charge. That sounds pretty darn impressive – let’s hope that it can […]
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 check here to […]
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.