October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

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Porter-Cable PCL120DDC-2 12V Compact Lithium Drill/Driver First Look

Porter-Cable PCL120DDC-2 12V Compact Lithium Drill/Driver First Look

The 12 Volt MAX Compact Lithium 3/8″ Drill/Driver (PCL120DDC-2) features a single sleeve check with spindle lock, variable speed trigger, two-speed gearbox, and a reported 1,200 rotations per minute. Add to that an included belt clip that can be relocated on either side of the tool, a magnetic bit holder, an LED worklight, and two included batteries, a 30-minute charger, and a soft-sided case and the $90 price tag looks pretty reasonable. Pair it with the forthcoming Impact Driver (PCL120IDC-2) for a considerable savings.

Dewalt  Magnetic ToughCase Container First Look

DeWalt Tough Case Container Preview

The Dewalt Magnetic ToughCase Containers come in either yellow or black. Model DWMTC15 is yellow and contains 15 pieces that are geared toward driving and fastening duties. You’ll find lots of different bit heads for driving a variety of screw types. The 20 piece DWMTCIR20 is black and is geared toward drilling and impact duties. This set includes a lot of different fastener bits but also a couple of drill bits – all of which are designed to take the abuse that only an impact drill can deliver.

Porter-Cable 343VSK 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander Review

Porter-Cable 343VSK Random Orbit Sander Review

When building fine wood work, one of the most critical aspects of the project is the sanding and finishing. Without that perfect finish, the whole project loses its polish. To achieve that ideal finish there are several key factors and one of these has to do with the way it was sanded. To help woodworkers of all levels of craftsmanship achieve a better final product, Porter Cable has come out with a new 5-Inch Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander.