Power Tools

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 […]

Great Tools to Start Your Workshop

Great Tools to Start Your Workshop

I’ve assembled a list of 6 tools perfect for home improvement newbies. With these items you will be well on your way toward building a comprehensive workshop that can handle any home improvement task. A few comments on selection criteria: 1. I have used all of these tools myself (or […]

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

One of our favorite editors at Apartment Therapy has identified their 10 favorite tools for DIY. It’s a great selection but we’d make the following changes. Replace the hex wrenches with a basic hammer. In terms of use a hammer is much more handy for DIY projects of any size […]

How To Change a Mitre Saw Blade

How To Change a Mitre Saw Blade

Don’t keep settling for a saw blade that is worn and ineffective. The process to change out the blades isn’t very difficult and you’ll work much faster as your saw slices and dices like new. We are taking notes from this guide from One Project Closer that breaks down the […]

The SawStop Saves a Finger in Slow-Motion Video

The SawStop Saves a Finger in Slow-Motion Video

Mike Senese shares this slow-motion video of the SawStop in action. It’s amazing how instantaneously the blade is stopped and the module absorbs all of it.

Bandsaw Magic

Bandsaw Magic

Will this guy pull a rabbit out of his “hat”?

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

4 Builders’ Show Booths to Remember

Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big on product. Parasoleil If these architectural panels are as beautiful in person as on their website, we’re sold! RipCart […]

Gift Guide for Home Improvement Newbies

Gift Guide for Home Improvement Newbies

We asked our editors for some gift guide ideas and the first to respond was Deren. Here’s his gift guide that is perfect for home improvement newbies. In our part of the United States, low-priced “starter homes” are selling right and left. Impressive deals abound and new home buyers are […]

Great Gift Challenge: Bosch Laser Range Finder & Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

Great Gift Challenge: Bosch Laser Range Finder & Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

It’s week 3 of the Great Gift Challenge from Martha Stewart and eBay. Our previous gifts focused on tools for gardening and home security. We now turn our focus towards a couple of gifts that any do-it-yourself enthusiast would love to receive. For $150 we were able to snag a […]