DeWalt redesigned their 9.6V DC750KA cordless drill and the new model offers better balance and an improved clutch system for those do-it-yourself projects around the home. We compared the new drill to its earlier predecessor, the DW952 (the drill more immediately replaces the DW926K-2) and found several distinct improvements which make this new model a pleasure to work with and a definite step up in the 9.6V category.
With a new trend in sub compact power tools, many manufacturers are coming out with these tiny tool sets. Donâ€™t let the small size of The Makita LCT203W 10.8-Volt Compact Li-Ion Cordless Combo Kit fool you because it packs a pretty big punch. With the Li-Ion battery small size and power to new motor technology, these types of tools are evolving into a new generation of pocket rockets.
In addition to participating in Rockwell’s new Free Batteries for Life program, the new Lithium Ion tools have a compact design, are lightweight, and feature high torque capability and a fast charge time. The new kit includes an 18-volt 1/2-in. drill/driver (#RK2810K2) and an 18-volt, impact driver (#RK2800K2). It also includes an 18-volt lithium-ion battery pack (#RW9161), and 18-volt lithium-ion charger (#RW9162).
DeWalt showed us a product that has been on the market for a while, but which is still pretty impressive in its own right. The DC927KL is a 1/2″ hammerdrill/drill/driver that is built for high power, high speed use. The high efficiency motor delivers 425 unit watts at max power to ensure that all drilling and fastening applications are met with plenty of power and speed.
The Craftsman C3 19.2V Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver 11910 is the most recent addition to the already extensive line of the C3 tool system. The latest technology was used to build this compact and ergonomic drill that is 30% lighter and has features normally associated with a full size drill. Standard with a 1/2â€ keyless chuck, two speed gear box, 24 position adjustable torque clutch and a built in LED work light in the handle.
The Ridgid Fuego 18V Compact Combo is certainly one of the most compact combos we’ve seen to-date on the market. If you measure torque vs. weight, this it has a lot going for it, especially the newly redesigned drill/driver and impact driver. The combo includes two compact lithium batteries, and like all Ridgid tools, it remains compatible with all Ridgid 18V slide-mount Ni-cd or Lithium-ion batteries. These tools also come with the insanely cool Lifetime Service Agreement that guarantees the batteries and tools for life.
Built jobsite tough, the Ridgid R8408 Job Site Radio comes out with an industry first, built-in iPod docking station and a separate Aux Input Jack all located inside a protective compartment. Standard with a steel roll cage handle that encompasses all but the base which is made of impact resistant plastic, this radio is ready for you to crank out the work like a machine as you listen to your music. For you racing fans, there is a scanner that picks up the common race scanner frequencies.
The Milwaukee V28 Job Site Radio does the job it was designed to do with decent reception, good sound and tough-as-nails construction. No more busted boom boxes with this brute around. With its rugged construction, this radio can reportedly fall 8 feet on concrete and still function properly! Standard with a host of features, this radio is the perfect companion to any serious Milwaukee fan or any contractor looking for dependable tunes on the job site.
Our favorite part of this radio is that not only does it look rugged, it is rugged! The DeWalt DC011 Radio Charger is safely suspended inside a full roll cage with rubber suspension mounts. The speakers feature steel grilles, and there are rubber seals on the openings and doors. Drop it, kick it, leave it out […]
The Bosch PB10-CD PowerBox Jobsite Stereo combines many practical and popular functions into one package. Unlike many other job site radios that include just a 12VDC cigarette lighter style outlet, this radio takes power distribution to a new level with four GFCI protected power outlets in addition to a 12V outlet. The innovation doesn’t stop […]