Since DeWalt’s founding they have primarily been about power tools, but expect to see many new innovations hitting the market soon in the areas of hand tools. That’s right – hand tools. So how big of a deal is this for the company? Well, just look in the job site trailer or the back of almost any contractor’s van […]
Every year Bosch generously invites members of the press to come test out, preview, and otherwise interact with, their new tools. At the Bosch 2011 Media Event we are invited to hear about the company’s direction, focus, product initiatives, and even get a sneak peek at some upcoming tools. While we’d like to tell you about […]
We’re out at the DeWalt media event today, testing out various new products. One of them is the brand new 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw (Model DWS780). DeWalt is positioning the DWS780 as the lightest dual bevel sliding miter saw on the market – and indeed it weighs in at just 56 lbs. The $599 DWS780 seems like a really great product for both the professional and serial DIY’er who wants to tear into serous home projects. DeWalt’s new 12″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw has a new XPS LED light that throws a “laser-like” shadow on the work surface. This is designed to show where the blade will cut. DeWalt believes this system is more accurate than traditional laser systems and won’t drift out of alignment over time. While they are providing a neat new way to get an accurate cut, we were sad to still see them using the smoke-colored blade guard, which obscures the view of the blade.
It’s always a fun time when we are flown to a different city and treated to a fun experience of hands-on and overviews of a company’s latest products. In the case of Milwaukee Tools, this was all but certain to be filled with plenty of announcements about new products, advancements in their cordless lines and […]
Our invitation to the 2010 Bosch Global Leadership Tour gave us a hope that we would soon be privy to a host of new product and accessory info. What’s more, our product tour comes from a company that boasts a rich heritage of building tools that are designed for the professional; whether that be in […]
For the past couple years Milwaukee Tools has been inviting select members of the Press to its headquarters to discuss upcoming products and talk about the company’s direction with respect to its tools and design, manufacturing and distribution philosophy. This year the company released an almost unbelievable amount of tools, most of which hailed from their M12 and M18 lines. Milwaukee has been working hard on these new lithium-ion battery-based tools and it showed. Fortunately, we were there to witness the unveiling.