Tool News & Reviews
If you have ever used a large hole-saw in a drill you know the dangers that can happen if the saw binds into the wood. The drill will either twist right out of your hand, or your wrist will end up twisting right along with it. To prevent this from happening, Bosch's new DDH181X Drill and HDH181X Hammer Drill use something called Active Response Technology.
Oftentimes it is a good idea to have a specific tool for each task, but then again, sometimes it is nice to have tools that can do more than just one thing. With the promise of being able to handle the bulk of your wire prep needs, I think Klein's new J2068C All-Purpose Pliers fall into the latter category.
You can't just review a pair of boots after trying them out for a few days or weeks, so when Timberland PRO sent me a pair of their Rip Saw Logger Boots, I decided I needed to take some extra time. Many things work well new, and the Rip Saw Logger Boots were no exception, but I wanted to see how comfortable they were over time.
I am excited to announce that Makita has joined in on the giveaway fun and is offering up their brand new 18V X2 (36-volt) 7-1/4-inch Cordless Circular Saw for this month's giveaway. This saw gives you the power of a corded saw with the portability of a cordless by using two 18V batteries to give you a total of 36-volts of power. The added power that this saw offers also allows it to use a standard 7-1/4-inch saw blade rather than a typical 6 or 6-1/2-inch blade.
Matthias Wandel, of woodgears.ca once again proves that he can build pretty much anything out of wood and other scraps he has lying around his shop. In previous videos he built himself a wooden scaffold to reach the lights that needed to be changed in his large shop. In his latest video he uses more scrap wood and a drill to motorize his scaffold, complete with forward, reverse, and steering. The results are more impressive than you might have thought.