NEXTEC 12V Lithium-ion tools are Craftsman’s answer to the subcompact tool category. Featuring a new color scheme that is a fresh departure from the old black and red colors, this line of tools has some unique offerings like the Hammer Head nailer. Since we are on a kick of doing compact drill drivers we figured the NEXTEC 12V 3/8″ drill/driver deserves a closer look also.
Rockwell may not be a name that is on the tip of your tongue when you think of tools – but it ought to be. This fairly new company is making some very impressive tools right now that span the industry, from saws to drill guns to sanders. Now, they’ve added a new tool to their arsenal, the SoniCrafter – an oscillating multi-tool that makes short work of jobs once thought impossible. Plunge cutting into wood? Flush-cutting PVC or copper piping? Not a problem for this handy tool that oscillates at speeds up to 20,000 OPM.
Bosch is getting ready to unleash the latest Impact Diver to be added to their Impactor line. This new model will have 1,500 in-lb of torque and will be built on 18V Litheon battery platform. To date this will be the most powerful impact driver that Bosch has to offer and it will rival some of the best offerings from of the competition. You can plan on seeing the new Bosch Model 25618-02 Impactor available on line and in stores soon.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation introduces four new Deep Cut Band Saws that deliver industry leading performance, durability, and productivity. The new band saws deliver on the heritage of long-term reliability and performance that make Milwaukee Band Saws the standard in industrial metalworking.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation announces a new line of high performance small angle grinders that deliver the power, electronic features and productivity industrial users demand. With this introduction of eight new high performance grinders, in addition to the seven models launched in November, Milwaukee extends its commitment to industrial metalworking.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation expands its LITHIUM-ION system with the new M18 Cordless 3/8â€and 1/2â€ Compact Impact Wrenches. The new additions to the M18 line set the industry standard for power, speed and run-time in the compact impact wrench category.
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.
Most do not think of a miter saw as a multipurpose tool, but that idea might change with the Evolution Power Tools RAGE3 10″ TCT Multipurpose Sliding Miter Saw which is a “material eating machine.” The saw claims the ability to cut steel, wood, aluminum, plastic and more. In fact they also boast that with their RAGE3 10″ diamond blade, this jack-of-all-trades tool can also cut tile, slate and other flooring and roofing materials. It’s an understatement to say that we wanted give this saw a workout!
The Rockwell 5″ vibrafree Random Orbit Sander RK4245K has a number of unique features that help to set it apart from other sanders. Featuring Rockwellâ€™s active vibration canceling technology, this sander reduces user fatigue by cutting the vibration by 50%. This is achieved though the two counter acting sanding pad surfaces that are always spinning in opposite directions.
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.