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Our power tool accessory reviews include products such as impact-rated bits, driver bits, saw blades, batteries & chargers, tool storage, and more. If you care about power tools, then the accessories are what make or break your daily use. Choose the right power tool accessories, and your tools tend to last longer, cut or drive faster, and increase in productivity. Our power tool accessory reviews compare the latest products across various categories. We eliminate outside variables to really hone in on the power tool accessory performance. That typically means we test accessories by placing them on identical tools. We use weights and testing rigs when possible to ensure cut and/or torque consistency. We do everything in our power to eliminate as much bias as possible. In the end, using the right accessories makes you more productive. Install a poorly-made bit or blade in a tool and it performs less efficiently. Use the right accessory, and your day will go more quickly.

Bosch Starlock oscillating multi-tool system

Starlock Oscillating Multi-tool System Explained

We got a chance to try out the new Starlock Oscillating Multi-tool System. The Bosch GOP40-30 oscillating multi-tool featured the new accessory system at the 2015 STAFDA trade show in Phoenix. The new Starlock mounting system is being developed jointly by both Fein and Bosch as a new standard for oscillating multi-tools. Bosch is particularly motivated to […]

Ryobi P411 application

New Ryobi Tools – Fall 2015

Ryobi has announced several new tools that should all be in Home Depot stores in time for Christmas. A new bit set with DOCKit Storage System makes its debut along with a 5″ random orbit sander for the DIYer in your home. A rechargeable vacuum can be used by almost everyone. A new stereo boasts […]

Diablo Game Changer: Diablo Carbide Tipped Metal Cutting Recip Blade - 12 Inch

Diablo Game Changer Innovation from STAFDA 2015

Diablo Goes All In With the Diablo Game Changer Brand Identity For the past three years, Diablo has kicked off the STAFDA show (Specialty Tools and Fasteners Distributors Association) by introducing us to their latest innovations. Last year, we saw new carbide tipped reciprocating saw blades and a Pergo flooring blade along with their new […]

Paslode All-Season

Paslode Framing Fuel Reformulated

New Paslode Framing Fuel Formula Works Down to 18 Degrees Having to work on colder weather is challenging for our bodies without having to worry about tool performance. With colder temperatures on the horizon, framers are already working hard to get as many projects wrapped up as they can. Paslode is doing something about the […]

Makita Batteries Upgraded

Makita Batteries Now Have Charge Indicator

Makita Batteries Are Receiving an LED Charge Indicator Upgrade I noticed something new and wonderful at the GIE Expo when we visited the Makita booth. No, it wasn’t the 18V Coffee Maker. I have to admit that I didn’t contain my excitement very well on that one though. No, it was the very obvious presence […]

2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Accessories

2015 Pro Tool Innovation Awards: Accessories

On their own, most power tools are useless. Try using a drill, reciprocating saw, or impact driver without an accessory. It might as well be a Christmas tree ornament. This year, drill/driver bits really take center stage. Improvements in impact rated bits and holding fasteners in place caught our attention. We’ve also got boring bits […]

Klein Holemaking Line

Klein Holemaking Line Preview

Klein Holemaking Line to Expand with Hole Saws, Step Bits and Wood Boring Bits Klein has announced the expansion of the Klein holemaking line. The new products will include bi-metal hole saws, double-fluted step drill bits and wood boring bits. Combined with existing Klein holemaking line products, the additions provide a complete, high-performance solution for steel, wood, drywall, plastic, […]

Review7.8(out of 10)
Spyder 3x3 Reciprocating Saw Blade Featured image

Spyder 3×3 Reciprocating Saw Blade Review

Spyder Products is a smaller power tool accessories brand that impressed us with the speed of their Rapid Core Eject Hole Saw System. They’re typically creating accessories that don’t look traditional. Consider their Skeleton Jig Saw Blades for example. The willingness to step outside the norm and take a risk is what has led to […]

Kreg Jig K5 Master System

Kreg Jig K5 Master System Preview

Kreg Jig K5 Master System Set to Launch in September Kreg introduced the K5 Pocket Hole Jig a couple of years ago. Users raved about some of the improvements that had been made over the K4, particularly the front mounted clamp handle. Kreg tells us that the K5 is the culmination of the best that […]

Second generation Milwaukee Shockwave bits

Second Gen Milwaukee Shockwave Bits and Accessories

Milwaukee announced 300 new accessory products in three different categories (concrete, metal, and wood). First up was the second generation of Milwaukee Shockwave bits which use a custom alloy 76 steel that can resist high shock. The heat treatment used is 4x longer than the original Shockwave bits. For a great overview of what to expect with […]