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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s on now! Our Father’s Day Tool Giveaway from SKIL. Check it out over at our Tools blog.
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Will this guy pull a rabbit out of his “hat”?
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 […]
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 […]