Normally I hate, hate, HATE cheap crappy bits, but you never know when one might come in handy. Afterall, a poor quality bit is still better than no bit at all when you really need one. There are a few sets that caught my attention over at amazon:
Towards the end of 2008, Porter Cable revamped their 18V cordless tool lineup and came out with all new tools and combo kits. Since then, we’ve been a little hesitant to embrace these new tools for several reasons, but ultimately decided that they’re worth a fair and objective evaluation. We’re going to kick off a series […]
Just when we thought we covered all of Bosch’s new 12V compact lithium ion cordless tools, we caught a glimpse of one more, the new PS41-2A impact driver. The PS41 is an update to the venerable but dated PS40, and like Bosch’s new PS21 pocket driver and PS31 drill/driver, the new impact driver appears to have been significantly […]
After our post about the new Bosch PS31 3/8″ drill/driver went live earlier today, I realized that the PS21 Pocket Driver is essentially identical to the newly redesigned PS31 drill, except for their different chucks (1/4″ hex vs. 3/8″).
Following hot on the heels of the newly redesigned PS21 Pocket Driver is Bosch’s new PS31-2A 12 volt 3/8″ cordless drill/driver, which improves upon their PS30 model. The newest addition to Bosch’s lineup of compact lithium-ion cordless tools is lighter, more compact, and stronger than its predecessor.
Bosch’s SPS10 is an ultacompact cordless driver intended for light to medium duty tasks. This ergonomic 4-volt driver can deliver enough torque to handle up to 1/4″ screws, and enough power to drive up to 110 screws per charge.
Wera’s Rapidaptor universal 1/4″ hex bit holder might just be the best such bit holder that I’ve ever come across. The Rapidaptor securely holds insert and power bits without any wobble at all, is self-locking, and features an easy-change unlocking mechanism.
Bosch has just announced the PS21-2A, an upgraded short-nose Pocket Driver in their lineup of 12V Max compact cordless power tools. Compared to the popular PS20 Pocket Driver, the PS21-2A is smaller, faster, and can output twice the maximum torque. Bosch’s new and improved Pocket Driver is described as the most compact and powerful screwdriver in its class! Skeptical […]
In recent years new compact 12V cordless tools – impact drivers, drills, saws, multi-tools, and so forth, have been flooding the market, and the selection of new tools keeps growing and growing. While they’re not suitable for all tasks, we have accepted that these compact tools are capable of handling many low to medium duty applications. There […]
Reader and frequent commenter uthscsaedu sent us this photo of an advertisement board he spotted at his local Home Depot. The board is promoting pre-order sales of Ridgid’s new JobMax combo kit, which are supposed to be released this month. Has anyone seen the tools in-store yet, and if so, what did you think about them? […]
We just checked Sears.com and saw that the new Craftsman Nextec 4 piece drill/driver, saw, sander, flashlight combo set has been added to their product catalog. The kit is scheduled for release on May 1st 2010, and is available for pre-order at $170. Craftsman Nectec Drill/Driver, Saw, Sander Combo via Sears Preview Post of the New […]
Bosch just announced the release of their new Nailkiller auger bits. These high-performing auger bits are designed to last 9 times longer than the current market leader, while exerting 61% less impact force when drilling through fasteners.
Apparently Stanley has jumped onto the jobsite radio bandwagon as well. Stanley’s version (model VRCR200) features an AC plug as well as ports for a 12V DC battery, two pass-thru outlets that look like they’re GFCI equipped, an AM/FM radio, and it is capable of playing MP3s from a variety of sources. From the looks […]
Milwaukee just announced that they will be launching a new line of electrical hand tools in April. The new line includes an 11 in 1 multi-tip screwdriver, a Fastback utility knife, a side sliding utility knife, and a rasping jab saw. Milwaukee promises that “additional innovative tools” will follow later in the year.
The SoniShear is a scissor attachment for Rockwell oscillating multi-tools.
Final Cut has just announced the addition of a new 7-1/4″ circular saw blade to their product lineup. Also available in 10″ and 12″ sizes, the Final Cut saw blade features sanding discs on each side of the blade, allowing it to both cut and sand workpieces at the same time.
Dremel’s Fortiflex is a heavy duty flex shaft tool intended for heavy duty and ultra-precise work. The Fortiflex features a 300W hanging motor, 0-20k RPM variable speed and torque settings, foot pedal for hands-free speed control, and a heavy duty flex shaft with an interchangeable hand piece.
Since we first posted about Ridgid’s new JobMax multi-head cordless tool system, we’ve learned a number of things. First, there will only be two cordless combo sets available at launch, one that that includes the three most popular and commonly used tools, and another right-angle set with tools intended for use in close quarters. We talked about […]
UPDATE: Here’s our review of Ridgid’s new JobMax tools. The page you’re reading now has info on the right angle drill, ratchet, and impact driver, while this page here talks about the autohammer and oscillating multitool. Yesterday, we posted a bit about Ridgid’s new 12V JobMax cordless tool system, and the first combo set that includes an auto hammer head and an […]
This Old House broke the news yesterday about an upcoming Craftsman Nextec cordless tool kit which will include two brand new tools – a palm sander, and a cordless circular trim saw. Craftsman’s Nextec series is their line of compact lithium ion powered tools which includes conventional tool designs such as a 3/8″ drill and an […]