Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expanded their new wood-cutting Sawzall blade offerings with two new Application Specific blades focused on making several potentially frustrating jobs a whole lot easier. While the recently launched wood-cutting blades appeal to the majority of users by delivering faster cuts, increased nail durability, and quick plunge cuts, the new Milwaukee Flush […]
Craftsman introduced two new products to help DIYers and woodworkers use the bit on their impact driver longer. Let’s face it – impact drivers are great, but bit shear and other problems abound with the added torque. Craftsman’s Impact Driver Bits absorb the impact when driving fasteners to last longer over time. Impact drivers use […]
The DeWalt Impact Clutch bit holder (the confusingly-named DWHJHLD) should lead the way to increased fastener and bit life. Rather then engineer the impact driver bits to handle the increased torque, DeWalt has taken the route to implement a system that actually clutches the bit, avoiding bit tip and fastener breakage as well as stripping. DeWalt Impact […]
We got a chance to actually use the new Bosch Straight Shank Rebar Cutter while at the 2010 Bosch Press Event. The single purpose of this bit is to drill through rebar – a task that has thwarted many a professional in the past – not to mention cost them tons in chewed up bits. The idea is that if you have a place where you must drill a hole, and that location happens to intersect with a piece of rebar, you now have a way to get through as planned, without relocating the hole (which in some cases is impossible). The bits were initially available as SDS-Plus shanks, but now Bosch has added straight shank rebar cutters to its line-up for use with hammer drills and rotary drills.
When we attended Milwaukee Tool’s 2010 Press Event to check out their new line of tools and accessories, we were forbidden by NDA to talk about their newest line of SawZall Ax blades. This week, the company released us from that and we can now show off the innovative new wood cutting SawZall Blades. They come in both standard and “The Ax” profiles, which delivers a very fast cut with the ability to survive cross-cut nail impacts. The Ax also has one of the quickest plunge cuts of any blade we’ve seen. Take a look at the design of the individual cutting blades and you’ll see how they are made to ride backwards over a nail and not catch, breaking the teeth
Ever since we checked out Bosch’s 2010 Tool Line-up, we were fascinated by their OIS (Oscillating Interface System) Universal Multi-Tool Adapter for oscillating tools. That’s a mouthful, but Bosch had basically ensured that most major manufacturer’s tools fit their interface (Bosch, Skil, Milwaukee and others), then supplied the OIS Adapter to cover nearly all the rest. We’re talking Bosch’s Multi-X, Milwaukee’s new Oscillating tool, Skil’s model, Dremel’s Multi-Max, Rockwell Sonicrafter and even Fein’s MultiMaster Top 250Q.
The Final Cut 10″ Saw Blade is one of those ideas that almost seems too easy. Install some sandpaper on the sides of a saw blade and then you can cut and sand in one pass. When we first heard of about the Final Cut Saw Blade it reminded us of something we might see on a late night infomercial that could have questionable results. The idea seemed simple enough, but we had some questions as to durability and long term use that we wanted to investigate.