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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 […]

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 […]

Bandsaw Magic

Bandsaw Magic

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

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

How To Pick Your Power Tool: Hitachi, Milwaukee, Bosch, Ryobi

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 […]

Serious Bandsaw Skills

You’ll never guess what he’s making until the final reveal. We’re curious as to what other ways he’s put his bandsaw skills to use. Apparently he sells a kit that includes urethane tires and an Olsen blade which really makes your bandsaw hum. More from Woodworking in Action. [via Toolsnob]

Circular Saw Safety

Circular Saw Safety

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks This post from Casasugar got us thinking that although circular saws are loud and their blades somewhat menacing, they are wonderfully useful tools that any DIY home enthusiast should know how to use safely and effectively.

The Circular Saw Demystified

The Circular Saw Demystified

Photo: Remodeling for Geeks Remodeling for Geeks breaks down circular saws and some tips for buying that include: When you buy your saw, buy new blades. The blade that comes with the saw is like the starter cartridges you get when you buy a new printer. For this discussion, we […]

Table Saw Safety Rules

Table Saw Safety Rules

This recall got us thinking about safety again (safety should always be on our mind). We came across this list of table saw safety regulations and maintenance tips. The absolute safety rules regarding table saws are: 1. Always use a push stick when the fence is set under 3″ to […]

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Be the Boss (of your yard)

Cultivating your lawn with this tool is no joke. Called the “Yard Boss” this power cultivator won the Organic Gardening Editor’s Choice Award and also features a ton of attachments such as a lawn aerator, bed edger, lawn dethatcher, and power sweepers.

Hello Kitty Sander

Hello Kitty Sander

Not sure how I feel about a power sander decorated with the toy Hello Kitty but to each his own. This is one trend I could do without. Would be interesting to see what contractor shows up to work with this in his truck.

Nail Gun News

Nail Gun News

We’ve shared tips for nail gun safety but if you need a reminder of the damage that they can do when not handled properly, then check out these x-rays of folks who weren’t quite so careful.

Tool Letdowns

Tool Letdowns

Gear Acres shares a couple of their tools that may have looked good on paper but ended up disappointing on the job. Their putty chaser and heat element (look out for those eBay purchases) cost them time and money and left them frustrated with a tool that didn’t live up […]

Power Tool Drag Racing

Take your ingenuity and power tools to the next level and get competitive.