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Craftsman Power Tool Reviews

Craftsman Power Tool Reviews

Craftsman continues to expand and improve their power tool line-up by offering durable and affordable tools that anyone can use. We’ll continue to update this page with all of our Craftsman power tool reviews so if you’re a Craftsman fan bookmark this page and keep checking back.

Giveaway: Craftsman 19.2V C3 Mechanics Combo

Giveaway: Craftsman 19.2V C3 Mechanics Combo

Our Giveaway this week is courtesy of Craftsman and it’s a hot one! You must be on Twitter to be eligible and believe us, this giveaway is worth the two seconds it takes to sign-up. We will also notify and announce the winner on Twitter. One winner chosen at random […]

DeWALT 12V MAX Screwdriver Review

DeWALT 12V MAX Screwdriver Review

One of the most impressive tools we saw at the recent DeWALT 12V MAX product launch was their 1/4″ Screwdriver Kit. This cordless powerhouse feels durable enough for the jobsite but would also fit great in the hand of any homeowner, male or female. Hits: design, grip, free-standing, smooth trigger […]

Milwaukee Tools Reboots Their Lineup

Milwaukee Tools Reboots Their Lineup

Milwaukee Tools is on a tear and recently introduced a ton of new products as well as refreshed a few from their current lineup. Yesterday they held a media event to introduce some of these tools as well as share the news on a new partnership. They are definitely focusing […]

Milwaukee Tools and Tattoos

Milwaukee Tools and Tattoos

This week Milwaukee Tools is announcing some new tools but before we get to that we wanted to share a section of their website we found almost as interesting. We already know that tool tattoos are extremely popular and people are proud to share their blue collar leanings via ink […]

RIDGID JobMax Tool System

RIDGID JobMax Tool System

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 […]

DeWALT 12V MAX Inspection Camera

DeWALT 12V MAX Inspection Camera

Among the new tools introduced at the DeWALT 12V MAX launch we attended last week, the inspection camera was the most fun from a tech/gadget perspective. It’s used to inspect behind walls into pipes and really anywhere that is not typically possible to see without breaking into. The screen resolution […]

A Day at Black & Decker University: DeWALT 12V MAX Cordless Platform

A Day at Black & Decker University: DeWALT 12V MAX Cordless Platform

We just returned from Black & Decker University in Towson, MD where we were invited to attend the official launch of the DeWALT 12V* MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless power tool system. There were presentations from the design build team and representatives from engineering, industrial design and marketing all on hand to […]

Let’s Nail the Cure with Paslode

Let’s Nail the Cure with Paslode

Paslode is now offering a tool decal or graffiti or “Skin” for its Cordless Framing Nailer that promotes Breast Cancer Awareness. Called Let’s Nail The Cure, the decal fits on the millions of Paslode Cordless Framing nailers in use today (not the new one). 25% of proceeds go to the […]

DeWALT 12V MAX Launch

DeWALT 12V MAX Launch

We’re headed to Baltimore where we’ll be introduced to the latest offering from DeWALT at the Black & Decker University. You won’t believe how excited we are to be the first to check out DeWALT’s 12V MAX product platform that is the first 12-volt cordless line built for the jobsite […]

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

Father’s Day Giveaway from SKIL Tools

It’s on now! Our Father’s Day Tool Giveaway from SKIL. Check it out over at our Tools blog.

Giveaway: Celebrate Father’s Day with a SKIL 4 Tool Cordless Combo

Giveaway: Celebrate Father’s Day with a SKIL 4 Tool Cordless Combo

Can’t decide on just one tool for Dad? Enter our giveaway and you’ll have a chance to make this his best Father’s Day ever by giving him four of his favorite cordless tools from SKIL. Starting today you can enter to win this SKIL 18V Lithium Ion Cordless 4-Tool Combo […]

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Review: Dremel 8200 12V Cordless Rotary Tool

Dremel has a unique distinction within the tool industry as being a undisputed leader in its class with no real challengers. When you need a Dremel you need a Dremel and sometimes its hard to imagine working without one. We recently tested the latest their latest product the Dremel 8200 […]

Tool Time Blogs

Tool Time Blogs

Power saw for a beginner? – Apartment Therapy Milwaukee M12 3/8″ Right Angle Drill/Driver – Toolsnob Rockwell’s New 12-Volt H3 Rotary Hammer Drill – ToolGuyd Rockwell SoniCrafter Oscillating Multi-Tool Review – One Project Closer Ryobi 18V String Trimmer Review – Home Construction Improvement SKILSAW Sidewinder – Toolmonger

18V Lithium Combo Kit from Porter Cable

18V Lithium Combo Kit from Porter Cable

We got a first look at the 18V Lithium 4 Tool Combo Kit from Porter Cable and it’s a beauty. Tools include: + Compact Drill/Driver + 6-1/2″ Circ Saw + Reciprocating Saw + Pivoting Head Flashlight Plus (1) extended runtime battery and (1) compact lithium battery including charger. Blades included […]

Giveaway: SKIL Cordless Drill

Giveaway: SKIL Cordless Drill

This week we’re giving away a powerful 18V SKIL cordless drill. It can handle any task around the house and with the built in LED you’ll be able to see exactly what you’re drilling. ****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER**** HOW TO ENTER There are 2 […]

Giveaway: Craftsman Cordless Multi-Tool

Giveaway: Craftsman Cordless Multi-Tool

One of our favorite all-around tools is the Craftsman 12-volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool which we recently reviewed. It’s capable of cutting, scraping, sanding, grinding, removing grout and more. This do everything cordless multi-tool can now be yours by entering this weeks Giveaway. ****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR […]

Craftsman Oscillating Tool Review

Craftsman Oscillating Tool Review

We heart oscillating tools. The variety of uses is incredible and we consider it a must-have power tool for any amateur to serious diy enthusiast. Craftsman has introduced a line of cordless tools one of which, the Hammerhead auto-hammer, we really loved so we came into this review with high […]

A DIYers’ Five Best Friends

A DIYers’ Five Best Friends

One of my fellow morning bus-riders, a widow nearing retirement, recently told me that said she wouldn’t begin to know what she should have in the house when it came to tools. I told her there were five things I would never be without. Here are those five picks: 1. […]

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

Craftsman Hammerhead Auto Hammer

One of the most labor intensive do-it-yourself tasks is hammering. Not only can it quickly become extremely tiring but if you don’t have the right technique you may waste a lot of nails including your own! The Hammerhead Auto Hammer from Craftsman looks to make hammering standard and finish nails […]

Oscillating Multi-Tool Roundup

Oscillating Multi-Tool Roundup

A friend who is an avid DIY enthusiast, recently shared his love for his new oscillating power tool. He has the Fein Multi-Master which I had the opportunity to test at the International Builders’ Show a few weeks ago. It’s really been the only player on the market for some […]

Picking a Power Tool

Picking a Power Tool

So you need a drill, jigsaw or sander, but you’ve only bought hand tools and you typically avoid the power tools aisle. Well, you’re probably thinking: Where do I start? Doug Mahoney of the great blog Toolsnob helped us compile a quick and easy guide to help anyone buying power […]