While at the Husqvarna Silent City event in Antwerp, Belgium, I had the amazing opportunity to try out the majority of the new line of commercial and residential lithium-ion battery powered lawn care tools, right in the center of the public city park.
40V MAX outdoor power equipment and new riding mowers are available from Craftsman right now.
Hitachi is making a splash with their new 18V oscillating tool
The move sends a clear signal to the gas powered lawnmower industry that battery-powered mowers are here to stay.
Keep your batteries charged on the go with the new wireless charging system from Bosch.
Cordless outdoor power equipment continues to evolve and the Green Works Blower/Vacuum is the latest in power and efficiency.
Milwaukee Tools introduced 50 new tools at the event, more than they ever have.
Built for the tradesman the new 20 Volt MAX cordless power tools from Porter-Cable are a great buy.
Milwaukee Tool delivers the fastest cutting 18-volt circular saw on the market with 2730-22 the introduction of the M18 FUEL™ 6-1/2” Circular Saw. No cord needed.
A new addition to the M18 lineup is Milwaukee’s iconic Sawzall which offers corded performance from a cordless power tool.
Today DeWALT tools has introduced an expanded lineup of tools including a revolutionary new technology for power tools, brushless motors. The brushless motor will be introduced with DeWALT’s new cordless impact driver and will ship in April. There are a couple of other manufacturers that sell tools with brushless motors […]
Last week, I had the great fortune of traveling to New York City for the debut of Lowe’s expanded Kobalt Tools line. Although the home improvement giant has offered Kobalt tools for years (Kobalt started in 1998 as a brand of mechanics tools), the line has now been expanded to […]
We’ve been invited again this year to the DeWALT tools media event, and like last year when we were the first to see the DeWALT 12V MAX cordless tool system, we’ve been told they are introducing another new cordless lineup that ups the voltage with the DeWALT 20V MAX cordless […]
It’s safe to say that impact drivers have hit mainstream and are becoming a coveted power tool for many DIYers. Impact wrenches and drivers have been used by auto mechanics for years and many furniture makes and woodworkers swear by their effectiveness over a standard drill driver. Impact drivers look […]
We’re super fans of oscillating tools and when we had the opportunity to review the Dremel Multi-Max we jumped at the chance. Hits: Variable speed and power Misses: Not enough attachments included Uses: Cutting, Sanding, Grinding As with the previous oscillating tools we’ve reviewed, the Multi-Max performs in a similar […]
Bosch has an update to their compact impact driver with this 12V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver (Model PS41-2A). It delivers more torque and higher RPM than the previous model but weights .2 lbs less at 2lbs. We like the improved form factor of the blunt casing as opposed to […]
The latest tool in the Craftsman NEXTEC line is the Right Angle Impact Driver. This is a fairly new category of cordless power tools and the Craftsman model is a definite stand out compared to some of the other multi-tool options. Hits: Svelte handle, power Misses: LED light only on […]
Cordless drills/drivers should be included in any list of required do-it-yourself tools. The applications and uses are endless and they are extremely simple to use. If you’re going with the convenience of cordless you can use the tool to drill holes and easily change bits to drive screws with the […]
Milwaukee tends to breed a certain type of brand loyalty as their inked fans have proven. The Milwaukee Hackzall M12 follows in the grand tradition of Milwaukee tools but at a smaller size. This review of the Hackzall M12 will go over functionality, comfort and uses. Hits: compact size, cutting, […]
Black & Decker has introduced an upgrade to their cordless trimmer/edger with a 24V model. It’s still light, strong and maneuverable but with much more power than their 18V offering. Hits: Ease of operation, Battery life, Clean, Power Boost Misses: One battery Uses: Trimming around trees in small to medium […]
Envy. Awe. Uncontrollable desire. Warning – you may experience all of these things when you get a load of these tools. New to the market or just improvements to tried and true favorites, these tools are true must-haves. OK, get a grip on yourself and try not to drool.
RIDGID recently introduced the RIDGID JobMax tool system that they’ve touted as the master of all trades. It’s definitely unique to the market and offers two attachments, the oscillating multi-tool and auto-hammer, that we haven’t seen in a multi-functional tool. Hits: Sturdy design, Slim profile, Variety of attachments, Ease of […]