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.
Milwaukee 18V Cordless Right Angle Drill
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 System Specialist Program Coming to a Store Near You
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 Speed-X Bits Now Available
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.
Ryobi Cordless Drill Recalled
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 […]
Milwaukee 18-Volt Cordless Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit
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 […]
Nascar-Themed Cordless Dremel
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 […]
Milwaukee’s Cordless M12 Hammer Drill!
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 12V Cordless ClampSaw
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 Axial Glide Miter Saw GCM12SD Video Demo
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 […]
A Glimpse at Some of Iron Man’s Tools!
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 […]
Woodcraft’s 170 Piece Twist & Brad Drill Bit Sets 50% Off
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. […]
Craftsman Right Angle Impact Driver Review (Nextec 12V Series)
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 […]
Pumpkin Carving? There’s a Dremel for That
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 M12 Cordless Palm Nailer Hits the Market
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 New Jobsite Radio Runs Both Ways
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.
Porter Cable Heavy Duty Circular Saw Review
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.
12V vs 18V Cordless Power Tools, Which to Buy?
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’s New Faster Cutting & More Durable Sawzall Blades
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 Construction’s Fuel Powered Cordless Roofing Nailer System
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, […]
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