What is your favorite tool of the year? Is it a hand tool? Power Tool? Maybe a dust extractor or vacuum? Or could it be a multi-tool, pocket knife, or other everyday carry-type of item?
For me, I think it would be the Milwaukee M18 Fuel compact 7-1/4″ sliding miter saw. I’ve used this thing a lot, for personal projects as well as ToolGuyd ones, and it has been great.
The only hint of a complaint I can muster is about the rubber feet inserts, which sometimes stick to the floor and pull out.
It’s not that this tool is all that enjoyable to use, but that it’s an extension of my will, and has been perfectly trouble-free.
I’ll eventually have to donate or give away the saw, as it was a review sample, but maybe when that happens I’ll buy one to replace it with. I’m still planning on installing an indoors “miter saw station,” but it’s been great to be able to pull the saw outside for bigger, messier, or more convenient cuts.
I’m sure I’ll be able to think of other 2018 favorites, but for now, let’s here more about what tools you’re happy to have had at your disposal this year.